You Can’t Sit With Us

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Meet Alena, she’s quickly becoming one of my favorites. This girl brings out something inside of me that I normally keep hidden from most people. I only know of three other people that can do that. My boyfriend, my late brother, and my friend Hannah. Her spirit is so contagious. She’s uplifting and I really need someone like that in my life right now. Her sense of style is so vibrant just like her personality. Our journey together is already off to a fabulous start. Our unique styles sync really well together. She’s her own person and so am I. We’re original. No copy-cats over here. I just enjoy her company. Take a look at her one-of-a-kind style on her blog at ModaPrints.com. Picking which photos to share with you all was the hardest thing to do. We had so many incredible shots taken in downtown Denver. I have nothing else to say so I’ll let our pictures do all the talking.

With love,

©Karissa Marie

My Outfit: Sweater. Overalls. Belt. Heels-BCBG (Similar)

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25 Fun Facts About Us

25 fun facts about Wyatt and I.

  1. We started dating on March 4th, 2009. (5.5 years ago, ca-razy!)
  2. Said our “I loves you’s” two weeks later. (Hey, we obviously meant it.)
  3. Our favorite T.V. show is Big Bang Theory.
  4. Wyatt loves his mornings and I love my nights. Early bird + insomniac = true love
  5. My biggest pet peeve about him is that he’s constantly do weird things with his mouth.
  6. His biggest pet peeve about me is…he apparently can’t think of one right now. (mmm-hmm sure)
  7. Wyatt’s a CLEAN FREAK and I, sadly, am the messy one.
  8. Calling us dog lovers is an understatement.
  9. Karissa- Optimistic Wyatt- Realistic
  10. We’re completely opposite people down to the smallest things.
  11. But our morals and values are identical.
  12. He eats chicken & veggies all day long while I’m over here eating hot fries & chocolate strawberries.
  13. I’m the funny one in this relationship. (He won’t like that one, but its true.)
  14. He’s more scared of spiders than I am.
  15. Steve Carrell is our favorite.
  16. I sing to him in the car (totally off key) daily.
  17. Wyatt has the best luck and I definitely don’t.
  18. He taught me how to drive a stick shift in a black slug bug when we were 15 in the middle of no where.
  19. We laugh more than we breathe.
  20. Wyatt’s a Taurus and I’m a Virgo.
  21. I still wear my promise ring that he gave me 4.5 years ago.
  22. Our favorite thing to do is dinner and a movie.
  23. Our nicknames are so embarrassingly cute. I dont even know why I’m typing this right now. We call each other Booger Sugar, or Sugar Booger. Oh gosh, I’m gonna regret that one.
  24. He took me on a helicopter ride around our city and had “Prom?” in lights on the ground. (Spoiled? Yes.)
  25. We’re each others best best friends and we love each other unconditionally.

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Xoxo,

Karissa

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20th Birthday

These pictures mean a lot to me. I wanted to remember where I was at in my life when I was 20. I like ice-cream. I like going to the movies with Wyatt. I put cheese on everything. Naps keep me happy and I love to dress up. Even though I’m in my twenties (wuw…thats weird to say) I will always be a kid. This little girl inside will never want to grow up. I will say though, I think I’ve been through my fair share of battles. I’d like to think of myself as one tough cookie (mmm, cookies) because after much loss, I’m still here, standing tall… ok I’m wearing heels but whatever. I know my brother is looking down on me and thinking “Atta girl.” But to tell you the truth, its still so hard. I would want more than anything in this world to celebrate my 20th birthday with my brother, but that wasn’t part of plan I guess. In spirit, I know he’s here walking with me, everyday. I hope he sees how far I’ve come. I hope he knows that even though I’m trying to move on…I will always miss him, with every step I take. Looking back on my life I wanted to remember that even though my life was dark at times I still managed to smile and eat my ice-cream. I’m proud of myself. I did it. I’m doing it. Taking it day by day. Can’t wait to see what the next twenty years bring. Lots of recovery, happiness and life, I hope.

Whatever it is YOU’RE going through, always remember to smile and eat that ice-cream. Somebody loves you. I love you.
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Before I go I want to give a huge thank you to Aspen from Aspen Groen Media for taking these uh-mazing pictures. She made my vision come to life and took all my stress away. That’s all I ever look for in a photographer and she nailed it. I have much more pictures with her coming up soon so stay tuned and while you’re at it go check out her blog Makeover with Aspen. Like her Facebook pages as well —> Photography | Blog  Thank you Aspen. (Big hug here)

Xoxo,

Karissa

P.s. My birthday was August 23rd. Where are all my virgos at? Beyonce? Mother Teresa? Ladies, we rock.

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Fall Colors, Summer Vibe

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I didn’t intend for this to be an outfit post. These were the first pictures messing with my new bad ass camera and they actually turned out decent. I wore this little get up to work and got lots of compliments. Pairing a dress over jeans will always be a fun thing for me. I’ll be doing this a lot since fall is quickly approaching. Well I’m back into blogging mode and I could not be more excited. This time around, I’ll be doing more than just outfit posts. Why? Because there’s so much more to me than just my clothes. I’m not exactly sure what that is yet, but just expect more lifestyle posts than normal. Thanks for following me on this journey for those that have still stuck around. Means the world. 

XOXO, 

Karissa

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Life in Color

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I’M BACK. And I’m back for good. This post means so much to me, more than most of the posts I’ve ever written, because I finally took the leap of faith and bought a camera that I absolutely ADORE. I’m still trying to figure it all out and it will most definitely be a learning process but I am so excited for all the possibilities ahead of me. I’m now living my life in color, no more black and white. I just turned 20 (that’s a whole ‘nother post by the way) but I’ve really had my own epiphany. Wyatt and I have made a pact to be the best us we can be. To live more and do more because we only have one shot at this life. We made some 2014 goals and even some weekly goals (I encourage everyone to try it out) that we write down in a notebook and some we even hang on the wall to remind us that WE CAN DO IT, small or big, goals are goals and we need to experience everything life has to offer. So, my friends, you will be seeing a lot more of me now. Hope that’s okay with you. Share. Write. Take pictures. Engage. Love and let love in. 

Embrace the color of life. 

Xoxo, 

Karissa Marie

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