Fab Winter Outfit

Courtney from A Thoughtful Place Blog inspired me to get this fabulous outfit. Isn’t it awesome?   She provides all the details on where to get everything on her blog (link above). Here is my version. My top is from Forever21. The scarf is something I have had for a long time. I hope you are having a … Continue reading

My Favorite Things 2014

Can’t have too many favorite things. Here are 10 of mine. 1. The Vitamix – The soups are easy, delicious and healthy.   2. I adore this pretty sea glass necklace from Laguna Beachcomber on ETSY. 3. This is a really good book   4. My i Pad 5. My favorite healthy dessert is these … Continue reading

Favorite Holiday Inspiration

‘Tis the Season… Favorite Christmas Barn Favorite Christmas Dining Room Table Favorite Wine and Cheese Bar Favorite Gingerbread House Favorite Christmas Art Favorite Christmas Family Room Favorite Fire Pit I hope you have a great week! xo Marie

Day Trip to Carpenteria

Spent the day in Carpenteria, an adorable little coastal town about an hour north of LA. Mark took these cool shots. Love the beach bungalows.   Love the sweet little downtown. And the vintage shops. Cuteness overload!   Aaah…. I love being close to the ocean. xo Marie

Pretty Hummingbird

Mark took a cool video of our favorite hummingbird that you can view on Vimeo. For the hummingbird food, I use a very simple recipe.  I don’t use red food coloring because I heard it’s not good for the little birds. 4 cups water 1 cup Sugar Bring to a boil and then let it cool. Fill … Continue reading

Hello March and A Winner

The Clocks change this weekend and I am so looking forward to the longer daylight. This photo is from Tiny White Daisies Blog. The winner of the drawing for the Jar Toppers Etsy give-away is Cheryl. I will contact you to find out which jar you want. Everyone else can have Free Shipping by using code SHIP2014. … Continue reading

Jar Toppers Give Away

This giveaway is brought to you by my daughter, Lindsay.  She recently opened a fabulous ETSY shop called Jar Toppers. She makes these sweet storage containers that are so cute and useful. Check out her shop, here. These are a few of my favorites: If you would like a chance to win one of the jars, visit her shop and comment back here on my blog telling me … Continue reading

Lake Life

Our cabin has lots of red decor. Lindsay bought this sign at Jeannine’s Home Furnishings in Lake Arrowhead. This pillow and blanket are from Pottery Barn. Happy Sunday! xo Marie

Balboa Island Boat Ride

We took advantage of some summer like weather and rented a boat for a ride around Balboa Island with our good friends Colleen and Jamie. Pictures are courtesy of Colleen. I found the best to go wine from World Market. It is a set of four wine glasses zipped up in a sleeve. I hope … Continue reading