Thank you for all your messages lately. I wanted to share that my wedding was more than N and I could have ever expected. It was perfect. A real fairy-tale. I will share some professional photos once I get them, but here is one of my favorites taken by my (now) cousin, Jodi.

As promised, I am working on a segment with all my wedding planning tips, sharing everything from choosing your wedding party (remember I asked my ladies with these DIY bridal party boxes) to the activities you should plan days before the BIG day.

I also have some extremely sad news to share, my baby bear, Freddy_doodle was hit by a car in front of our house one week after we returned from Europe. I honestly cannot talk about that yet. It hurts too much and combined with planning a wedding, it is the reason I have not written for some time. I am however SOOO grateful I did everything in my power to make sure he was a part of our wedding <3 

Thank you for sticking by me and my blog. I have SO much content to start sharing again — I am also collaborating with some great influencers to bring awareness to shelter animals. Combining fashion with an amazing cause is something I am really excited to be able to do. I will continue running @Freddy_doodle with the intention of helping other animals.

Last update, N and I are putting our condo on the market and moving. We planned to do this eventually, in a year or so when we bounced back from the wedding financials, but losing the love of our life was a sign that we need to start the next chapter of our lives and not wait. We call it Our Chapter 3.

I will share how to market your home for selling with tons of pictures and tips (declutter and depersonalize are key!) and am working to collaborate with some interior designers to make the new place (once we find it) our family home.

Stay tuned and thanks for reading and following along. The journey of life is so unpredictable sometimes, but what I have learned is that we all need the love and support from others to make it through the difficult times.

With love,






4 comments on “Summer Update – the good and the bad”

  1. Oh no! I am so sorry about Freddy, I can’t imagine the pain and heartache! So wonderful that he was part of your wedding day, it’s going to be bittersweet looking through those photos, but at least you’ll have those memories with him.

    • Thanks Anastasia. I have no words about it yet — it’s very hard to talk about. I am eager to see our wedding photos and videos because he was such a big part of the day and wedding weekend. Our little angel.

  2. I am so saddened and sorry to hear about your loss of sweet Freddy. I so enjoyed seeing pictures of him on Instagram and have been following him ever since he was the cutest beanie baby there ever was. This is heartbreaking, Karina, and I’m really so sorry you have to deal with this after a beautiful wedding. Praying that you will find any bit of comfort during this tough time. All the best.

    • Hi Cam,

      Thank you for the sweet message. It means a lot to me. My heart is completely broken, I am still in shock every single day! I am however so grateful that my husband and I spoiled him so much and made sure every day was his day. Although, very short, I know he had a great life. I miss him dearly and will continue to share all his pictures from the wedding on his Instagram. Thanks for following him <3


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