Tag: lifestyle

Past Life Regression Therapy

August 8, 2019
I heard about Past Life Regression therapy from a Facebook group. A woman talked about her experience with PLR therapy and I was intrigued! I have always considered myself agnostic. I don't believe in God, but I don't NOT believe in God, does that make sense? In other words, I think there is more that happens after our lives are done here on Earth, but I don't know what. However, I have always leaned towards believing in Reincarnation. After reading the woman's post about visiting one of her past lives and the lessons she learned from it, I decided to...
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Life Update

July 22, 2019
It's hard to believe I have a baby who is already 5 months old. Everyone always tells you how quickly time flies by, and it's true. Some days feel like an eternity, but in the grand scheme of things it's going by so fast. Life has changed a lot since my last post. I had 12 amazing weeks of having a full time partner helping to care for Maeve. We had days out, naps, and caught up on all of our shows. Life was good! Luke had three months of paternity leave and it was great. I was loving life...
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We had a baby!

March 13, 2019
I realize I haven't posted since my miscarriage last year, so I figured I'd give an update. We ended up getting pregnant again in June and it was a surprise. Even though it's what we wanted, I had really mixed feelings at first when we got that positive pregnancy test. It was terrifying because I knew what could happen, but as soon as I saw that positive test I got an immediate thought in my head that said "she's strong." It was so strange, and I don't know how I knew it would be a girl right away but our...
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Miscarriage Update

January 10, 2018
I'm hoping this will be my last update on this depressing ass subject. Thank you if you've reached out to me, I wouldn't be doing this well without the support of others. I honestly mean that. After writing about my experience I had a lot of people reach out to me to tell me about their own miscarriages. It happens to a lot of women.I finally miscarried on Monday morning. It took my body almost 5 weeks to finally let go after the twins stopped developing. I'm kind of glad it took so long. I had a lot of time...
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So Uh, 2017 Kinda Sucks

December 28, 2017
I debated whether or not I was going to share this publicly because of how personal it is, but these past couple of weeks have made me realize that sometimes you need support. Additionally, after scouring the internet for stories from other people and their experiences, I was comforted by those brave women more than they could ever imagine, just by reading that I wasn't alone. So I decided I'm going to share our story in hopes that it might help someone else going through a devastating time.Miscarriages are quite common, more than likely you know many women who have...
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Restarting & Our New Home

September 5, 2017
Hi! Long time no talk. I've definitely been a bad blogger since the start of this thing.. not that I even consider myself a "blogger", but I guess this is technically a blog, isn't it? I didn't actually realize it until now, but I haven't been myself all summer - maybe even this whole year. I've felt unmotivated, depressed, and just generally lazy. My shops are unusually slow lately, and I tend to get my motivation from being busy so it hasn't been good for my mental health. Today I've been hit with a blast of motivation and I've decided...
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Sometimes You've Just Gotta Brag

May 15, 2017
Luke is a massive part of my life. And when I say "massive" I basically mean he is my whole life, and there's nothing wrong with that. I have my work, my family, maybe one friend (lol), my hobbies, etc. But he's the person that's always there for me unconditionally and I never get sick of him. I'm missing him a whole bunch today while he's at work so I'm just going to write a little bit about what's on my mind. Ps; Sorry about the 3 year old photo, we haven't taken new pictures in forever.Luke and I just...
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Sending Photos Back Home

January 10, 2017
I spend a lot of time in antique stores, it's something Luke and I do for fun on the weekends (not something you hear often from 20-somethings). We're always on the hunt for cool finds! I had never collected anything in particular until recently when I started a cabinet card/antique photo collection. I've always been drawn to these little pieces of the past, wondering who the people in the photo were and what their lives must have been like. It's rare that the photos are labeled with names, most of them are blank with forever anonymous faces staring back out...
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Bye, 2016

January 5, 2017
Wait, it's 2017? Already? HOW?! This past year has flown by. Do you remember being little when the length of a year felt like an eternity? I remember the feeling of Christmastime lasting for a couple of months, now I'm lucky if I'm in that spirit for a week. It's definitely something I miss the most about being a child, that warm Christmas feeling that swallowed you up. I remember making a Christmas countdown with my childhood best friend and I swear that countdown never went fast enough. Every year I try to commit to enjoying the season rather than...
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Happy 76th, Grandpop.

August 9, 2016
Yesterday, August 8th, would have been my Grandfather's 76th birthday. He passed away from lung cancer at 64 years old, back in 2005 when I was a teenager. I miss him every single day, and I often cry at night thinking about him.My parents divorced when I was 5 years old, and I lived with my mom most of the time, seeing my dad on Wednesday nights and staying over his house every other weekend. Since both of my parents worked full time to support themselves and to support me, I spent nearly every waking moment at my Grandparent's house,...
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UK Trip 2016

May 5, 2016
For Christmas this past December, Luke and I surprised my mom (and lets be honest, it was a gift to ourselves as well) with a 10 day trip to England and Scotland. I had been to England two times before this trip, once in 2008 by myself to stay with a friend, and again in 2012 with Luke. This was my mom's first time heading across the Atlantic, and I was so happy we were able to share this experience with her!We did some serious planning for this trip because we were really crunched for time between meeting with friends...
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UK Trip: Days 7 - 10, Glasgow, Luss, Sheffield, & End Of Our Trip

May 5, 2016
On Monday morning my mom woke up with pains in her side, radiating towards her back. We asked her a few times if she'd like us to take her to the emergency room, but she kept telling us that she'd be fine (stubborn, as usual). Luke and I ran out for breakfast, and when we came back to pack our stuff and leave, she was in severe pain. We had a tight schedule - our train to Glasgow was leaving in an hour, and once we arrived we would have to meet our Airbnb host as she was also on...
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UK Trip: Day 5, Exploring Edinburgh

May 5, 2016
We arrived in Edinburgh very late on Friday night, just before midnight. Since the city was so dark and quiet, we weren't able to experience much until the next morning. Our Edinburgh Airbnb host was kind enough to meet us late in the night and we were so thankful after such a long day of traveling. The flat was located right on the Royal Mile which is the best location you can be when visiting the city. We had to climb three floors of stone spiral staircases to get up to the flat we were staying in but it was...
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UK Trip: Day 3 and 4, Exploring London & Nottingham

May 5, 2016
Tower of LondonThursday was our only free day in London so we explored the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. This was the third time I've been to London, but since I stayed with friends the last two times, I never really did many tourist-y things. Both the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey were right at the top of my must-see list. In the morning we grabbed breakfast at Pret, which Luke is a huge fan of. We have Pret in some major cities here in the US, but the ones in the UK have a huge vegetarian-oriented menu...
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UK Trip: Day 1 and 2, Arriving In London & Bath, Cotswolds, Stonehenge Tour

May 5, 2016
We chose to fly out of JFK airport in New York because the price of our flights to London and back were unbeatable, about $600 per person round trip (compared to my last two travels to the UK when the cost was around $1200 per person). I'm absolutely terrified of flying. I'm not sure when or why exactly it happened, but within the past few years I've developed major anxiety before and during flights, and it gets so bad that sometimes I even end up crying while we're on board. This time was different, and I think it had to...
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April Snapshots

May 5, 2016
Bath, EnglandCastle Combe, EnglandSt Andrews Church, Castle Combe, EnglandCobblestones, Tower of London, London, EnglandOld Door, Westminster Abbey, London, EnglandEdinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, ScotlandHolyrood Palace, Edinburgh, ScotlandHolyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, Scotland17th Century, Holyrood Grounds, Edinburgh, ScotlandArthurs Seat, Edinburgh, ScotlandChair in the Lord's Hall, Doune Castle, ScotlandDone Castle, ScotlandLoch Lubnaig, ScotlandLoch Awe, ScotlandKilchurn Castle, ScotlandKilchurn Castle, Loch Awe, ScotlandInveraray Castle, Inveraray, ScotlandThe Saloon, Inveraray Castle, Inveraray, ScotlandInveraray Castle, Inveraray, Scotland Inveraray Castle, Inveraray, ScotlandHighland Cows, Stirling, ScotlandChatsworth House, Bakewell, EnglandAirbnb Glasgow flat, Glasgow, ScotlandAirbnb Glasgow flat, Glasgow, ScotlandUK Trip PostsDays 1 - 2   Days 3 - 4   Day 5   Day 6   Days 7 - 10 Extra Trip Photos* All photos...
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February Snapshots

February 29, 2016
New monthly post! Once or twice a month (probably twice so each post isn't too picture heavy) I want to share some photos that I've taken throughout the month. These are usually taken from my Instagram (@karinawalters) so if you follow me on there you've probably seen them already, but there might be some that I haven't posted before!Hope you're doing well! I'll be working on a February Favorites post soon. 
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A Weekend In Maryland & Anxiety

January 20, 2016
One of my favorite weekend adventures is to head down to Maryland where Luke's from for a visit. He grew up in the Bel Air area of Harford County and it's the cutest little place. It has that small town, cozy feel to it that you read about in books. I love spending time there. This past weekend we decided to make the hour and a half trip down to visit his best friend, Atwood, and his girlfriend, Ruby, who was visiting from Canada.Luke and I have made a new habit of listening to podcasts, and we've invested the past...
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A Lovely Little Christmas

January 15, 2016
I know it's the middle of January, but I wanted to share a little about my Christmas! We chose a simple kraft wrapping paper theme. I found it a bit boring at first, but luckily I had a metallic gold ink pad which I used with an eraser and added dots to our gifts, I ended up loving the end result! It's easy to dress up kraft paper with bows and ribbon, it looks elegant and the paper is so much cheaper than buying wrapping paper with designs. I'm a bit ashamed to admit that our decorations are still up,...
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