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Update :)

I just wanted to let you girls know that I have decided to become a Pure Romance consultant!!! And I am super excited about it, and I hope to share more about it with you.

And really, the reason why I did it was because I am tired of relying SOLEY on Starbucks for my income. Waking up at 3am is really starting to take a toll on me… So my goal with this business is to be able to work from home. My sponsor is a stay-at-home mom with 3 young children and she makes crazy money! I can totally do that! I want to be able to stay home whenever Jon and I decide to start a family. I don’t want to have to work to pay for childcare. 

So if you ladies see any of my Pure Romance posts on here or Facebook, click like? It’ll make me feel better 😀

XOXO Mercedes

Music can do funny things to you…

The other day I was having a rough day. Ever since my friend died on Halloween (still no new information on why, she just passed away in her sleep), I have had more good days than bad days for the most part. But every once in a while, I have a really hard time with it. We were supposed to be in a lot of classes together next semester, so I feel like I’ve started grieving all over again. The other day on the way home from the dentist, this song came on and I was singing along really loud in my car. But it was one of my friend’s favorite songs, so all of a sudden I felt like she was singing it with me and I just started bawling my eyes out while trying to sing it. I just miss her so much. But I love having such great memories with her. I love that I can still be with her singing out the lyrics in my car.


Thoughts on Marriage

No one ever tells you that when you get married, you lose all your friends. I almost wish someone would have told me… not that it would have changed my mind or anything, but it would have been nice to have some preparation.

When you’re in your early 20s, most of your peers are not interested in settling down. Most of your peers find the thought of getting married or having children revolting. They are still exploring on their own – and they don’t understand why you would have even thought to get married. Better yet – they expect your marriage to fail.

Luckily, my two best friends have been my two best friends forever, and not a whole lot has changed with us. We all understand that lives get busy. One is busy planning a wedding and going to grad school, while the other is busy raising a 2 year old son and working a full time job to provide for him – all the while, I’m adjusting to married life and a new job and whatever else is being thrown at me. The three of us know that any lack of communication is hardly personal. We make time for each other when we can, talk and text when we can, and when we can’t… well, that’s okay too. We get it – and God knows, I’m so thankful for that.

But what I mean by saying “you lose all your friends” is you lose all your casual friends. You lose the friends you’d go out with on Friday and Saturday nights. You lose the people you’d go and have random adventures with. You lose spontaneity.

My husband and I still try to be spontaneous… but sometimes it’s hard. We come home after long days at work and just want to be lame and crash on the couch and watch movies. On weekends, we clean the house, or run errands, or whatever we want together. But when it comes to going out with friends – we have to make plans days maybe even weeks ahead – if we can even make any plans at all. Some people think it’s weird to hang out with us now, or it makes them uncomfortable because they’re single and we’re not. Or it makes them uncomfortable because they’re used to hanging out with one of us, not both of us. Very rarely does it happen where there’s a phone call saying “HEY! What are you doing right this second? We’re going out tonight!” Those days kind of go out the window when a ring gets put on your finger.

I wouldn’t change any of it for the world, though. I promise you that! It’s so nice to come home from work to a house that isn’t empty. To have someone to come to that knows you like the back of their hand. To have someone who will challenge the person you are to become better. It’s so nice to have all that and be able to experience life with the one you love.

I’m going to be cliche and say it – when you know it’s right, you know it’s right. And once you find your other half, hold on to it. Be prepared for the ride to come, because anyone who has been married for any length of time can tell you that it’s not all rainbows and butterflies. Marriage and love in general take work.

xoxo Kaitlyn

Well Hey!

Wow, life has been so nuts lately. I can’t believe it took me this long to post! But here I am, FINALLY!

I’m going to start off by just saying that 2014 has easily been the craziest/most exciting/most eventful year of my life. It’s flown by, and it’s hard to believe it’s December already! I got married, I joined the Air Force, I have my own house. Literally my whole life has changed from how it was at this point last year. This adventure, as crazy as it may be, has definitely been worth it.

I realize now, that I didn’t really plan out much what I was going to say before posting today. I’ve got a couple of ideas up my sleeve for posts to come at a later date, but I don’t think that I have the energy right this second, haha.

That’s all for now, yall!

xoxo, Kaitlyn ❤️


I might have to officially admit that I’m lactose intolerant *waaaahhhh*

BUUUUUT…… it may be because of coffee. And that would be an absolute travesty. A TRAVESTY! Because. I. Really. Really. LOVE. My. Friggin. Coffee!

I’ll have to run a couple experiments (at the expense of my insides), and hopefully I’ll only have to limit my dairy intake and not my coffee. Because life with no coffee….. no thanks.

XOXO Mercedes



So it has been about a month since I lost one of my best friends here at college. This past week, I have felt almost normal again. Yet the grief will still creep up on me at random moments. I never felt how heavy such a small organ like the heart could feel. Or the whole body for that matter. I can’t imagine what her family is going through, having their first family gathering since she passed away so suddenly and without reason. She wasn’t murdered, drunk or sick. She just passed away at the age of 21. That’s still the hardest part. That I can’t know what actually happened. That I can’t call her and text her and talk about future travel plans we had, yet I don’t have a reason as to why that is. It has been such a healing process the last couple weeks, and the dance department has all been such a wonderful support, the glue holding us all together. It is really a reminder to be so thankful everyday. I am so thankful to have family that supports me (even if they want me to stay close to home when it’s not the best option), to have a wonderful Godfather who keeps in touch despite being halfway across the country, to have wonderful friends, like Christina, who I can laugh with, talk with and create awesome memories with, to have a connection with the other beautiful ladies of this blog, and to have such a wonderful boyfriend who supports me, loves me and hopes for my best success. He helps even while he’s all the way in Colorado-a new challenge for our already long-distance, now we have a 2 hour time difference :/ I wish that Christina was still physically here, but she has been showing us that she’s okay. I just miss her so damn much.