Happy 29th Birthday, Jimmy

Cheers to you, MR. JIMMY CHO! Thanks for being my travel pillow, my heater on cold nights, my sous chef, my ice cream accomplice, and my roommate for life. Thank you for always smiling, always shimmy-ing, and always laughing.

Paris, France  Photo by  Katie Ruther

Paris, France

Photo by Katie Ruther

Amorino Ice Cream, Paris, France  Photo by  Katie Ruther

Amorino Ice Cream, Paris, France

Photo by Katie Ruther

If you haven't met Jimmy yet, he has the kindest and most giving soul. He is one of the most loyal friend anyone can ask for. He is generous with him time and will be there for you when you he need him. He puts his family and friends before anyone else. He brings life to a dull and unhappy room with his contagious laughter.

Palace of Versailles, France  Photo by  Katie Ruther

Palace of Versailles, France

Photo by Katie Ruther

Palace of Versailles, France  Photo by  Katie Ruther

Palace of Versailles, France

Photo by Katie Ruther

Jimmy Cho, I'm so thankful to call you my other half. You go through life with such optimism that I get jealous I can't look at the world that way. You always see the glass as half full when I see it as half empty. You see the good in every soul, while I question the intentions of strangers. I guess this is what it means when you find someone who is similar but yet opposite of you. Thank you for filling the gaps and voids that I lack. Thank you for letting me see life from your eyes. 

The Lourve, Paris France  Photo by  Katie Ruther

The Lourve, Paris France

Photo by Katie Ruther

Paris, France  Photo by  Katie Ruther

Paris, France

Photo by Katie Ruther

Cheers to another 10 months until you can call me "your cougar" again.

Happy birthday, my handsome and sweet husband! 

 
 
 

Golden Birthday, Golden Year

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This past birthday (one month ago) was a special one. Not only did it mark my final year in my 20s, but it was my golden birthday. Meaning I turned the age 29 on the 29th day of the month. It so happened that the 29th of May was Memorial Day. 3x Golden. I should be noted that my birthday has fallen on Memorial Day only a couple times: my 1st birthday, my 7th birthday, my 12th birthday (Y2K year), my 18th (the year I graduated high school), and my 29th (the year I got married).

My triple home run topped every other birthday because of all the things that blossomed before and after it: from booking beyond the number of weddings I desired for the year, to spontaneously eloping in my dream city with the man of my dreams, to growing and building friendships that spanned miles away from me, and to finally choosing to be selfish to make myself sane and happy.

To mark this Golden Year, I decided to expand the heart of my business: myself. My biggest desire is for clients to get to know me on a deeper and more personal level. What better way for someone to get to know me than for them to see life from my perspective. To be honest, it was difficult to blog in the past. I felt as if I could only write about makeup or beauty. Since the categories I made for myself were so limited, I got bored quickly and ran out of ideas. So this time around, I'll be writing about my life as a makeup artist, a beauty guru, a home maker, a wife, a traveler, a foodie, and so much more

Btw, a big THANK YOU to all who came out and celebrated life with me on my birthday. I love you all so much. Each and every one of you has shaped me into who I am today.