Modern Fairytale Series: Kitty and Hatchet


*Sometimes it is so easy to get wrapped up in what is wrong with the world, that we forget to celebrate the love and goodness that is in our lives.  I wanted to do an interview series about modern relationships and their dynamics.  What do you celebrate about your relationship? What keeps you and your partner together? Let's hear it and remember that even with all that is wrong with the outside world, sometimes the best spot is in the arms of your cherished partner!
xoxo Katty Delux



Name(s): 
Kitty & Hatchet

How long have you been together: 
We have been together for 8 years now.

Are you married, engaged, dating, domestic partnership: 
We're married <3

How long have you known each other: 
I met Hatchet when I was in highschool. I had plans with a friend to go hang out at the mall after school and flirt with boys, but before we went I had softball practice and I bunted the ball straight up into my face and got a bloody nose and black eyes. We still went to the mall and to my surprise Hatchet walked by and said "damn I love redheads!" I blew him off and kept walking, thinking he must have been out of his mind. Luckily my friend made me talk to him and we started hanging out. 

How long were you together before you took the next step in your relationship: (not necessarily marriage, ex: how long were you friends before you started dating? how long were you engaged before marriage?) 
I was really shy when I first met Hatchet and he thought I didn't like him. We went our separate ways and didn't see each other for years until one night at a local bar where he was hitting on my friend. We started talking and have been together ever since.



What initially attracted you to your partner? 
I was attracted to his persistence. We just seemed destined to be together.

What is your favorite thing/attribute about your partner? 
My favorite thing about Hatchet is his willingness to help anyone in need. He's a good guy to have on your side. 

Do you live together, if so how long? 
After we met again at the bar we spent most of our time together, I think we moved in together pretty quickly.

Do you have children and/or pets together? 
Our first Christmas together we were both pretty broke, so I got us our first pet. He was a beautiful white cat with one blue eye and one green eye named Ice. Someone had abandoned him and I went to go see him. Ice came right up to me and starting nuzzling me. He was our first baby. 


What is your secret to a successful relationship?
 Communication is the key to any successful relationship! Nobody has the perfect relationship, but if there is communication you can get through almost any problems that might come up!

What is your parting advice that you would like to leave for other couples? 
Be eachother's best friend and biggest fan! 

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Modern Fairytale Series: Blayne and Chelsea





*Sometimes it is so easy to get wrapped up in what is wrong with the world, that we forget to celebrate the love and goodness that is in our lives.  I wanted to do an interview series about modern relationships and their dynamics.  What do you celebrate about your relationship? What keeps you and your partner together? Let's hear it and remember that even with all that is wrong with the outside world, sometimes the best spot is in the arms of your cherished partner!
xoxo Katty Delux


Name(s):  
Blayne & Chelsea

Age(s): 
30 & 25

How long have you been together: 
Just shy of 3 years (January 20, 2012 is our dating anniversary)

Are you married, engaged, dating, domestic partnership: 
Married as of last summer (July 27, 2013 is our wedding anniversary)

How long have you known each other: 
About 4 years, however, we’ll both be honest and say we don’t remember much of the first year that we “knew each other.” We basically just saw each other at a lot of parties, where there was alcohol, so he’ll just tell you I knew this hot blonde chick came into my parties a lot and I’ll say I vaguely remember a burly man standing in the corner. 

How long were you together before you took the next step in your relationship: (not necessarily marriage, ex: how long were you friends before you started dating? how long were you engaged before marriage?) 
After our first date we immediately set a date for date number 2. We hooked up during date #2 for the first time and shortly after hooking up he asked me to be his girlfriend. He said he didn’t like the terms, hanging out or talking, and when he found a girl that he knew he liked he wanted to make sure she was his own. By date #3 I was basically living with him, however I continued to pay rent at a separate location and always “packed a bag” instead of leaving belongings behind. It was about 6 months down the road that I severed my ties with my roommates and just moved into his apartment.


What initially attracted you to your partner?
Initially I was purely in it for looks and the sex. I had been screwed over so many times by the time I met Blayne that I had decided to date like a dude. I was going to sleep with whoever and do whatever. But then on our first date he cooked for me, homemade Indian Tacos. Down to the homemade fry bread. I mean come on, what kind of guy knows how to do that? I was hooked. We talked for hours that night too. That is still my favorite part of our relationship, the way that we can just talk for hours. It’s like we were instant best friends.

What is your favorite thing/attribute about your partner?
My favorite thing is oddly also the same thing that sometimes gets on my nerves. Blayne is very very protective over me. He is like a true knight in shining armor that always treats me like a damsel in distress. He carries the car seat out to the car for me. He makes sure I have gas in my car when I’m only going a few miles away. He always asks silly questions about where I’m going and how long I’ll be gone. Often times it just gets on my nerves because I am a very independent person, but deep down I long to have someone take care of me. It feels so good somedays to come home to a true knight in shining armor. 

Do you live together, if so how long? 
We do live together, we now own a house together. As I mentioned earlier we’ve lived together for basically the entirety of our relationship. I wouldn’t change a thing!

Do you have children and/or pets together?
We have 1 child, our son Cash, and a Great Dane/Boxer mix named Brantley. We had a Shephard mix together in our previous child that we were both heartbroken when we had to get rid of her. She had an issue with children, she was adopted and abused in her previous life. (Blayne even cried when we returned her to the shelter and they said they had to put her down…he’s a big teddy bear.)

What is your secret to a successful relationship?
What’s odd is I know my own secret and often times don’t use it. My secret is keeping the fun in things regardless of the fact that we are now parents. Obviously we can’t spend every weekend at the lake during the summer getting drunk or go out the bars as often as we used to. However, I try to come up with fun things that the whole family can do. When we do go out and do fun things we always come home feeling the most connected and happy. I also believe keeping sex alive in a relationship is very important to a relationship, especially one with a child involved, this is the piece of advice I have to keep reminding myself of. I mean it was our most favorite part of dating so why should we not enjoy it now? 

What is your parting advice that you would like to leave for other couples?
Try your very best to not forget why you started to love that person. Obviously people change, even in relationships, but the main reason you got together shouldn’t change much and as long as you keep that original idea of that person in mind you will always be able to return to that fun time in life when things seemed so care free and happy. The times when you were able to stay up for hours just listening and talking to that person that gave you butterflies. Keep doing fun things! Regardless of whether or not you have children, don’t have children, are married, or just dating keep going and doing, don’t get stuck in a rut of staying at home and binge watching Netflix, sure that can be fun, but when you fall into a rut it is extremely hard to get out. And for gosh sakes TALK to one another! Women: men don’t understand that “Fine” means something is terribly wrong. Men: you don’t have to curl up in a ball every time you have a problem, we may not be able to fix your problem at work, but women love to just talk and listen to each other and we’d love to talk and listen to the one person we love the most. 


XOXO

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Modern Fairytale Series: Jessie and Steve


*Sometimes it is so easy to get wrapped up in what is wrong with the world, that we forget to celebrate the love and goodness that is in our lives.  I wanted to do an interview series about modern relationships and their dynamics.  What do you celebrate about your relationship? What keeps you and your partner together? Let's hear it and remember that even with all that is wrong with the outside world, sometimes the best spot is in the arms of your cherished partner!
xoxo Katty Delux


Name(s): 
Steve-53 and Jessie-32

How long have you been together:
3.5 years

Are you married, engaged, dating, domestic partnership:
Live in partnership

How long have you known each other: 
4 years

How long were you together before you took the next step in your relationship:
(not necessarily marriage, ex: how long were you friends before you started dating? how long were you engaged before marriage?)

We dated for a year before I moved in with him.

What initially attracted you to your partner?
His dreamy brown eyes and his big pretty lips.

What is your favorite thing/attribute about your partner?
His thought process. He is mechanically minded. Each idea he has is so intricate and bewildering. I find it fascinating to watch his ideas come to life.

Do you live together, if so how long?
Yes, we do. About two years now.

Do you have children and/or pets together? 
I have children that he has taken under his wing. We have 2 dogs, 1 rabbit, 20 fish and, 9 chickens.

What is your secret to a successful relationship?
Compromise. We give in to each other. We acknowledge each other's contributions and appreciate them.
Forgiveness goes a long way too.

What is your parting advice that you would like to leave for other couples?
Love with all your mite. Let the petty things go. Never forget to say "I love you". ALWAYS be silly and enjoy each moment ❤

Modern Fairytale Series: Meagan and Spencer


*Sometimes it is so easy to get wrapped up in what is wrong with the world, that we forget to celebrate the love and goodness that is in our lives.  I wanted to do an interview series about modern relationships and their dynamics.  What do you celebrate about your relationship? What keeps you and your partner together? Let's hear it and remember that even with all that is wrong with the outside world, sometimes the best spot is in the arms of your cherished partner!
xoxo Katty Delux



Name(s):
Meagan & Spencer

Age(s):
23 & 24

How long have you been together: 
We have been together for 6 years married for 2 years. 

Are you married, engaged, dating, domestic partnership: 
Married

How long have you known each other:
6 years




How long were you together before you took the next step in your relationship: We started dating December 31st, 2008 and were engaged on February 4th, 2009. We were going to be married December 8th 2009, but didn't get everything together in time so we waited a few years.


What initially attracted you to your partner? His truck HAHA
What is your favorite thing/attribute about your partner? His beard <3 he didn't have one initially but I always wanted him to and now he does!

Do you live together, if so how long? Yes we have lived together since 2009
Do you have children and/or pets together? We have a daughter Maci age 3 and a pitbull Mocha age 4





What is your secret to a successful relationship? Don't ever give up.

What is your parting advice that you would like to leave for other couples? Don't ever give up on your marriage or relationship, always keep pursuing/dating your partner. We have gone through a lot and and let life get in the way of each other and have recently learned this lesson ourselves. 

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New Year Resolutions 2015 Edition


I usually make this list 52 lines long, however this year my main goal is intention.  I am living with intention and I think a shorter list for me with force me to be more direct with my direction.  Do you create a list of goals?  I would love to hear what is on the top of your list!

  1. Save $100 a month, then go somewhere fantastic in December.
  2. Travel to 3 new states this year
  3. Attend Viva Las Vegas
  4. Learn one new homemade ice cream recipe per month
  5. Plant a few trees
  6. Do 6 new photos shoots with photographers I have never worked with.
  7. Be published in an international tattoo magazine.
  8. Condense my wardrobe, hone my style for 2015
  9. Purge my household items.  Get rid of the unnecessary in my life.
  10. Read one new book per month.
  11. Create donation drive for local hospital or local women's shelter
  12. Make 2015 the year of intention.