We spent our honeymoon locally. It was such a good Idea that we did! We kinda decided we would rather spend our money on day trips and furniture than on dingy old hotel rooms. 🙂 So we went home and made day trips all over ME and MA…. The first trip we made was to Ikea though hahah! We were finally able to buy the furniture we needed for our bedroom and laundry room!

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Becoming Rivera


Saturday is my wedding day.

Well, friends, this is the last post I will be writing as a Ruiz. Saturday I am… Becoming Rivera. This day has been coming for so long. I am finally marrying my best friend. I couldn’t imagine my life without Edward in it. I become emotional every time I look back on everything we have made it through together. Throughout all these years and struggles we have become so strong. Our love is deeper than it ever has been and Saturday we finally become one.

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The Bachelorette Party

Last Saturday was my Bachelorette Party!! It was so much fun!! I really feel like the bridesmaids have bonded well with each other. I am so glad everyone was able to come and have a good time. 🙂 We went to eat at a fancy restaurant first. Then we went to the Maid of honor’s house for cake and awkward sexy gifts. After that we went to Nightmare New England horror park.

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1 Month Until The Wedding


Hey guys! Man, things are really starting to ramp up for the wedding! We are going to construct the dummy cake, pew bows, and wedding gifts this Sunday. Thats going to be an adventure haha. (PS I will do an entire post on how I make our dummy wedding cake.) It should come out looking really cool if we take our time on it.

I wish I could explain to you guys how nuts shit has been since I had lost my job in July…. Between July and September we have had the car break down, the same car pass NH inspection by the skin of its teeth, Edward’s work slow down, lost ANOTHER groomsman, gained another NEW groomsman, dealt with an elusive caterer, Edward snapping his phone while trying to save us money by fixing the car by himself, anddd thats just a small picture of whats been going on haha.

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The Little People of Fort McDowell Reservation 

Hey, guys! So, some of you may not know this but I am obsessed with all things paranormal and spooky! Hahaha so since it is officially September 1st and we are basically in the best season of all seasons ….. Fall!! …. I thought we could start it off right with a spooky Halloween story. 🎃🎃🎃

Another thing you guys might not know is that Edward spent part of his childhood living on Fort McDowell reservation in AZ. He has so many spooky stories of strange things happening there! Encounters with the hoof man, skin walkers, witch doctors, and ghostly apparitions. These stories are 100% true. Sometimes, as humans, we try to label the things we see. It is hard to know exactly what was seen on each occasion…. However, we do know that strange things were/are going on in that desert. This particular story is about”The Little People.” Enjoy 😊

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Bridesmaids Night


Last Saturday I hosted a bridesmaids night at my house! It was not the bachelorette party. Saturday was just a great opportunity for us to all work together on the wedding favors and to bond with one another. It was so awesome to have the girls in one room again! We drank wine, laughed, and finished filling the wedding favors with candy. I love my friends and family so much I can hardly describe. We always have a good time together.

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My New Job


Hey guys! Long time no talk! Man, I am sorry to have neglected you all for so long. I really needed a break to gather my plans and thoughts in silence. This long period of joblessness has created a huge sense of urgency in our lives. With the wedding coming up so quickly we were really starting to panic. Well, luckily I hunkered down and spent every waking moment trying to find another job.  With a little prayer, hard work, and faith I landed something really wonderful! 🙂

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DIY Shampoo & Moisturizing Squares


These are some fun DIY bath time bars I made. I created my own variation based off of a couple recipes I found online. The darker bar is a shampoo block. The milky square is the greasiest butter bar you could ever find. I hope you guys enjoy them! I have tried them both and I think they are really great. 🙂 I was able to find all of these ingredients at my local ‘Vitamin Shoppe.’ If you don’t have a Vitamin Shoppe visit your local health food store.

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