Wednesday, September 2, 2015

What's Hap-Pinning Wednesday

 What's Hap-Pinning 

Here are some of my favorite pins this week.

Blue & White Ginger Jars

Trying to be more positive 


An all black outfit with a pop of color.

Learning to be happy with those wrinkles 
now appearing on my face

Fall Style

Life is a journey.

What are your favorite pins this week??
Let me know, I love hearing from you!!
Best, Marie

Linking up with Jessi and Jenn

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Share The Love

Here is a round up of my favorite blog posts lately.

B Loved Boston

Helene in Between

The Sequin Notebook

History in High Heels

(this is great travel advice for anyone)

Elle & Co.

Seriously, the blogging community is the best and
I have learned so much from reading blogs. 

I cannot imagine not reading blogs.
 I love to learn.

What are some of your favorite posts?
Let me know, I love hearing from you!!
Best, Marie

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Mattie from Northwest Native nominated me
 and I couldn't be more excited.

I'm not very good with Q& A's but here goes.

Why did you start blogging?
I wanted a creative outlet and a place to talk about my adventures 
with my twin sister. My friend encouraged me to start one. She thought it would be something I would really enjoy and she was so right.

How do you think blogging has changed your life?
I have learned so much through blogging and I'm so very
grateful for that. I love learning other people's thoughts and opinions.
Plus, I love hearing about things I may not of heard of. 
Seriously, I have learned of so many great things and products from blogging.

Has blogging created friendships for you?
Yes and it is one of the best parts of blogging.
The blogging world is a special place.

What is your number one tip for blogging?

Be Authentic. Write for yourself, no one else.
 No one likes fakes. Life is hard enough
and I try to keep things on the positive side here.
No one wants to read about debbie downer.
Being positive is key to being happy.

What is your favorite kind of blog post to write and read?
I love writing about the adventures I go on with my twin.
We always have so much fun and we are always doing something.

Is it hard to keep up with blogging and your regular every day life?
It isn't easy since I work two jobs but I find keeping to a schedule helps.
I keep a running list of blog ideas at all times and I draft a month of ideas in advance.
Blogging is something I love to do so I make the time for it.

Have you met any bloggers you met through here?
I have met the lovely Biana, Alison, Kate, and Jess.
I probably have met a few more am having an old moment and cannot 
remember them. I apologize. 
One day I hope to meet my shopping partner in crime, Amanda.

How much time do you spend blogging?
More than a few hours a week, I don't really keep track.
Sometimes, the writing just comes to me, other times I struggle with it.
I'm very grateful for my twin sister, who always helps me.
She also proofs all my posts before they go live. 
She is a great editor.

What is your favorite post on your blog? 
Hmm, good question, I don't really have one.

Here are the rules:
Provide a link and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.
Answer a few questions about yourself.
Nominate 5-10 blogs that you love.
Include the award logo with your blog post.

I nominate you the reader!!
Answer the questions above below in the comments.
I love getting comments and
 look forward to reading your responses.

Best, Marie

Linking up with Biana & Meghan

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Summer Bucket List-Update

Here we are at August 28th. The summer is almost over.
Although to me, it's not officially over until after Labor day.
Am I right?? 

Reflecting back, it has been a great summer. The weather was good,
not as many hot and humid days as last summer. I call that a good summer
 just on that fact. And well, time files when you having fun.

I thought it would be fun to go over my bucket list
to see what I did and didn't do this summer.

1) go strawberry picking.
First item, fail.

2) take a day trip to Portsmouth, NH.
Another fail.

3) eat at Boston Chops
DONE- so yummie.
I highly recommend it.

4) get lost at the Museum of Fine Arts. 
Yeah, look at that, another fail.
 I hope to go one weekend soon.

5) play mini golf, even though I'm terrible at it.
Done-I lost. I always lose.
As the loser, I always have to buy the ice cream
afterwards. How wrong is that?

6) trip to Nantucket
As you are reading this, I'm on the island.
Will be doing a post all about it.

7) drive down to Providencetown via Old King's Highway (Route 6A).
Hoping to do this, this weekend.

8) visit Thomas Dexter's Grist Mill in Sandwich, MA.
Nope, another fail.

9) visit the Franklin Park Zoo.
Oh, no, yet another fail.

10) visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Oh my, another fail

11) Shop the Boston Farmer's Market.
Done, so happy that it now open
year round. 

12) spend a few days at the Beach.

Finally made it to the beach this month
and didn't get to spend nearly as much time
as I had hoped.

13) Visit Yankee Candle in Deerfield, MA
Done, See this post.

14) Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum. 
Oh goodness me, another fail.

15) day trip to Rockport, MA.

16) Paint a picture at The Paint Bar.
Done, blogged about here.

All in all, I felt like I did alot but therewere a few things 
that I didn't get to do it.Ok, maybe more than a few things.
I'm a failure. hahaha

However, I had a wonderful summer and sad to see it end.

I'm gonna work on my fall bucket list adding some of the places
 I failed to visit this summer. Hopefully, I will be more successful
this fall. 

How did you do on your summer bucket list??
Let me know, I love hearing from you!
Best, Marie

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