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All Good Things

“…must come to an end,” Marci wrote with a nostalgic sigh. Kels interrupted her reverie. “I’m writing this too, you know. Just in bold.”

Over a year and a half ago, when Kels turned the ripe old age of 22, we went out for her birthday. We went with some of her guy friends and I brought my camera. We’d been going a bit crazy together on Pinterest and were stalking different fashion blogs. As a joke, we made the guys take our pictures of us doing those classic, horrible, overdone fashion blog poses. Here’s a quick summary of those never-before-seen photos….

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What started as an inside joke turned into an actual, real, non-ironic (mostly) blog. It was a ton of fun for us to plan our weekday lunch get togethers, walk  around our small town, explore the back alleys and their colorful walls, and just have a fun hobby of an excuse for us to hang out on a regular basis. Whatever plans we had for when we moved apart have quickly been rewritten by real life, though. It turns out, being a young 20-something in the real world is kind of exhausting and a tiny bit boring (when it comes to fashion anyways).

Kelse & Marci HeartWe got together today with our boys, and with another couple who’s staying with us (Marci & David) to go ice skating. We had a ball and it was a ton of fun to get together. I was super stoked on getting to dress up in color and show off my sparkly tights (which promptly ripped when I tried to tug them up). We had a whole fun post about it planned but what actually came out of our mouths was a lot more blunt and very different.

“I think the Moose has run its course, don’t you?”

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Don’t get us wrong–we’ll always love dressing up and taking photos of each other, because we’ve been morphed into that kind of awesome narcissist. I know I’ll always be grateful that I learned how to tie a skinny belt, and I’m glad I’ve learned to mix patterns, styles, and colors. But it’s time to accept that we’re in a different season, one where fashion blogging doesn’t fit into either of our lives. We’ll probably also always love taking ridiculous, mocking photos of fashion bloggers, because why not? 

Kels & Marci Fashion

We just won’t be posting them on the internet for the whole world to see. Unless I put a peek up on my other blog, which will continue to be manned, LikeASmallFireBut when it comes to fashion blogging? The daily grind of designing amazing outfits and sharing them with the world? Yeah…its run it’s course. As sad as we are, we’ve realized that working full time jobs as young 20 somethings with various other things going on in our lives does not leave us enough time to do Moose justice. 

Kels & Marci Goodbye

Like Marci said, you can still read about her adventures on her personal blog, and I’ve long been toying with the idea of a food allergy/adventure/lifestyle blog when I have time to write again (aka after I’m done with my paralegal certificate). I’ll be sure to post here and on Marci’s blog when/if I’m able to get my project off the ground. 

And with that, we say good-bye. It is time to embrace the new season, accept life as it is not how we thought it would be, and move forward with exciting new projects, trials, and adventures. We wish you the best and thank you so much for reading Moose!

Is that an excuse I sense?

Yes, yes it is. I’ve been adjusting to my new, semi-permanent work schedule that has me at the studio for 6 out of the 7 days of the week. It’s been busy, but good. It’s actually the perfect schedule for me to feel really on board about. I have mornings all to myself to get my writing and art done, and then I work until eight. Or nine. Or nine thirty. It depends on our appointments for that day.

Case in point, though, is somehow all this work happened and I have no outfit photos with which to grace the blog! My apologies, friends, and I’ll be back on Friday with something much more interesting to share. Promise.

The Post That Has Been A Long Time Coming

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while…kind of. I had my reservations: I like to keep a (admittedly small) bit of my life private, I wanted to keep this part of me safe-almost harbored inside of me, and I know things change fast in life and I wasn’t sure I could handle the heart break of this changing and me having to tell you. But I’m here today to tell you, with much anxiety and anticiaption (from a small collection for friends *cough cough Marci*) that I have a boyfriend.

Say hi to Matt (previously known as Mr. New York).

 

(This is us in New York this last summer with the sunsetting behind us over New Jersey)

Matt has been lurking around, behind the scenes of Moose like my personal Quasimodo for a while. Though thinly hidden, he has been here for months making many of my posts possible. So, folks, here’s what you haven’t been seeing…

You all saw this scarf on this post but what I didn’t mention is that Matt brought it to me from all the way over from Thailand.

This picture was taken after this picture…

This picture:

Was taken just before this picture:

And this last weekend’s pictures from Leavenworth,

Did not include these pictures:

I realize this is not the most profound nor life changing news I could be throwing your way (unless you have my face tattooed on your chest and you’ve been secretly trying to seduce me for years in which case, I’m sorry, but it might be time to go get a new hobby) but it’s still a little nerve wracking. Regardless, it was time to let you all in on my little secret (not to mention make it way easier to talk about all the exciting plans we’ve made for Christmas and New Years).

Here’s to many more adventures, great times, and lots of kisses!

PS- Seeeee Matt? I know you’re reading this…our relationship is officially blog official.