3 Years of Blogging Revelations

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April marks the 3 year anniversary of this blog.  3 years!  I can’t believe I have been able to keep this up this long.  I can’t believe I have been able to grow my blog and make some lovely blog friends.  It has been an incredible 3 years.

After a long and hard deliberation, I have decided to take a blogging break.  

Blogging has become work and it hasn’t been fun for quite some time (the writing posts part hasn’t been fun, not the meeting/interacting with bloggers part).  I don’t see myself posting again until at least after the wedding.  It might even be after that…I am not sure yet.  I might not come back at all.  Who knows?  The Wedding Wednesday link up will still live on, however.  It will be hosted solely by Mary moving forward.  Continue to share your wedding planning stories!

Also, somewhere along the way, my priorities changed.  My blog became my #1 focus and that’s not how it’s supposed to be  I am engaged to a wonderful man and I owe him all of myself every single day.  It’s time for us to step back and start finding hobbies that we can do together, instead of spending night after night on the couch with computers or iPhones in our faces.  I should be focusing on my fiance and my family, not my blog.  I know that giving up the blog is the right thing to do.

Thank you to everyone who has supported this blog and commented on my posts.  You guys truly are the best and I will miss you while I am gone.

Ask Kristyn Round 2

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I am thinking of posting my first vlog, but to do that (and have something interesting to talk about), I need some questions from you guys.  I have done an Ask Kristyn post in the past, so why not bring it back and do it again.  The goal is to create a vlog in the next few weeks for you guys to get all the answers to your questions…so ask away!

Here is the answers post from my first round of Ask Kristyn to give you an idea of what has already been asked.

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** You can ask me pretty much any question.  I will be answering all of them in the vlog that I put together in the next few weeks.  Since I will be creating a vlog (and never done one before), I will need more time to put it together, hence the few weeks mentioned above.

** You really can ask me anything!


I can’t wait to see all of your questions that you submit!

Wedding Wednesday: DIY Decor

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wedding DIY decor

While I was in Orlando 2 weeks ago, Jeremy set to working on some wedding DIY projects.  It was such a surprise to come home that Sunday and see what he had put together.  I debuted our guestbook in January.  I bought it off of Etsy and I couldn’t be more happy with it.  It also helps that Jeremy loves it too.  I only have pictures of the finished products since these were done when I wasn’t home, but I love it nonetheless.

Before I left, we traveled to Hobby Lobby to get a quote on getting our guestbook framed.  It was going to cost us over $200 to get it done by Hobby Lobby.  Jeremy kept saying that he could do it for cheaper, but I have never seen his finished work before, so I was skeptical.  Let’s just say that I will never skeptical of him again!

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Jeremy went to a local craft/arts store and bought a backless frame.  He then went back to Hobby Lobby and bought the glass and the mattes.  Then he glued the mattes together so that they wouldn’t slip on him, and he put it together.  He put a back on the frame himself.  He did such a great job,  I can’t even begin how much I love this guestbook.  The frame is so well made, that it is much larger in real life than the pictures show.

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What do you think of our guestbook?  We will have this displayed on a table for people to sign (without the glass) and then we can hang it up in our house.

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He also made what will be displaying our escort cards (the cards that tell you what table you are sitting at).  We were at dinner one night and decided that we wanted to somehow create a unique way to display the escort cards.  Jeremy suggested using large puzzle pieces and using magnets to hold them up.  Each puzzle piece will have the persons name on it and the table number on the back.  We will be using 4 magnets to adhere the pieces to the frame.

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He bought this rustic backless frame from Hobby Lobby and then got the magnetic sheet from Home Depot.

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Have you ever seen puzzle pieces used as escort cards?  I know I haven’t, and I don’t think I’m alone.  I can’t wait to see everyone’s reactions when they see both of these awesome creations Jeremy made!

What did you DIY at your wedding?

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It’s now time to link up for Wedding Wednesday!

The rules are easy!

  • You can link up any wedding related post you want; past, present or future.
  • If you linkup, please include the button below either on your blog or on your post somewhere.
  • Please please please turn Word Verification OFF of your comments.  I like commenting on everyone’s post and it drives me crazy when I have to deal with word verification.  Please go here to fix it.
  • Read other people’s posts!  I personally love finding new inspiration or ideas from others.
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