Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wish List Wednesday, Coat Edition

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It's almost time to start breaking out
those fall jackets. Not sure about you,
but I cannot wait for the cooler temps.

Here are some of the coats that 
caught my eye.

Elle Tahari



J. Crew

Helly Hansen

LL Bean

Liberty of London

Kate Spade

Calvin Klein


When you living in New England, you have to have more than one coat.
There is no one fits all for the weather here. You need one coat
for the bitter cold days, one coat for those in-between days,
and then a dress coat...ok, ok, maybe that is just
my reasoning for having more than a few coats.

To be honest, I probably wear my Barbour coat the most.
 Although, on the weekends, I'm usually in my vest.
(Places around here are always over heated)

This past winter, I wore my wool coat the most.
I only break out the puffer coat on those
bitter cold or snowy days. I'm hoping
this winter is once again mild.
Just one snow storm, that is all I need.
Well, maybe two but that is it.

What type of coat is your favorite??
Let me know, I love hearing from you!!
Best, Marie 

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Coffee Talk

Hey Hey!! Happy Monday!! 

Spent the weekend, cleaning up my house and switching
 my closets over. It felt good to go through my closets, switch 
them over and clean stuff out. Plus, I love how neat and clean 
my house is. Now, if it could just stay that way.

Today I'm sharing some of my favorite links
from around the internet.

Bright Bazaar Dream Beach House

Four Things That Stress Most Women Out The Most

So tell me, what links have caught your eye??
Let me know, I love hearing from you!!
Best, Marie 

Linking up with B Loved Boston and I'm Fixin' To

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wish List Wednesday

My favorite time of year is fast approaching,

Cannot wait!! 

Alexander McQueen





Free People



English Factory


To say I'm excited for sweater weather
would an understatement. Bring 
on cool crisp mornings, cozy 
sweaters and warm apple cider.
Literally, cannot wait!!

Are you excited for Sweater Weather??
Let me know, I love hearing from you!!
Best, Marie

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Monday, September 11, 2017

A Day of Remembrance, September 11th

September 11th will always be a somber day for me. 
I can recall the day in great detail as if it was yesterday; where I was,
 what I was feeling, etc.  I wasn't sure what type of post to do for
 today because even though it was 16 years ago, all the fear, 
all the sadness, all the anger all comes rushing back 
as if it were in fact yesterday. It would be a disservice to
 not address what today is. For some today, is just another
Monday but to me, it is not.

I was in NYC the day before and we were going to stay an extra 
day to visit the Towers because a bunch of us have never been, 
only seeing them from a distance. As luck would have it, our plans didn't work 
out and we came back that evening. Just the thought of what if, gives
 me the chills. It's something that I cannot forget. So many questions, 
so many what if's swirl through my mind.

 I ask you to please take a moment out of your day and say a 
prayer for all those who lives were lost and for their families left behind. 

I also must ask that you show a little kindness to someone today (and every day)
Maybe smile at the person sitting next to you on the train, or hold the door
open for someone. Just one small act of kindness can 
change someone's whole day.

Be Kind,

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Five for Friday

It's Friday!! I feel as though I 
blinked and the week was over.
Was it the same for you??
Could time please slow down.

Here is what caught my eye this week.


Versace on The Floor by Bruno Mars

Been listening to this song non-stop.
Bruno Mars is so talented. I would
love to see him concert, I'm sure it
would be amazing. 


MZ Wallace

I know what you are thinking, I need another bag
in my life like I need a hole in my head. But, I'm
looking for a new tote for work that will
also fit in my locker at the store (which is small and narrow).
Most of my bags are too big to fit in my locker. I never use 
to use the locker for my bag but now I have to so...I need 
a bag that can squish in there. What do you think of this one??

MZ Wallace


I order this highlighter from Glossier and 
really like it. I wasn't expecting to like it as much 
as I do but it is a really great highlighter. I got it in the color
moonstone and I'm so glad that I did. It gives
a nice highlight but without being too sparkly or chalking. What I really liked
about it was how blendable it was. Some aren't but this one is. 
I was pleasantly surprised how great this one was and I 
love the dewy finish it has. 



Camouflage Vest

I saw this vest and was like Oh M Gee So Cute!!
However, my friend (not jenn, I do have other friends) was like SO UGLY.
I think it would look cute with jeans on the weekend.
What do you think? Yay or Nay?

Old Navy

Bed Bath & Beyond

That wraps up my Five for Friday.
Sending much love to all those in the path of Hurricane Irma. 
I cannot even begin to imagine how anxious and worried 
you all must be. Please stay safe.

Have a Wonderful Weekend

What caught your eye this week??
Let me know, I love hearing from you!!
Best, Marie

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Monday, September 4, 2017

TBB Asks...Back to School

Linking up with The Blended Blog Ladies for The TBB Asks!

It's a fun back to school questionnaire.

Did you love or hate school?  
Marie- loved school.
Jenn- HATED school

 Start school before or after Labor Day?  
Marie- always after Labor Day.
Jenn- always after Labor Day.

. Wake up: eager beaver or slow poke?   
Marie- eager beaver
Jenn- SLOW POKE!! 

Note-It was Marie's job to wake me up EVERY morning and 
she wasn't very nice about it. What, I'm just being honest!!She could have been
 a little nicer! She was like a drill sargent, still is. 

Favorite breakfast? 
Marie- Bacon, egg, and cheese on a bagel
Jenn- eggs 

 Favorite cereal?
Marie- Frosted Flakes
Jenn- Fruit Loops

School uniform or no uniform?  
Marie- uniform
Jenn- uniform

New outfit for first day? 
Marie- nope, only a new uniform
Jenn- nope, but new shoes to go with the new uniform

 Walk back to school or ride the bus?
Marie- Ride to school, then the bus or walk back home
Jenn- Same as Marie

 Backpack tote or messenger? 
Marie- Backpack
Jenn- Messenger

 Eat school lunch or pack lunch? 
Marie- packed lunch unless it was pizza day
Jenn- packed lunch unless it was tater tot day

 Remember the little milk cartons? 
Marie- Yes
Jenn- Yes

White or Chocolate?
Marie- white
Jenn- chocolate

 Paper bag lunch or lunch box? 
Marie- lunch box
Jenn- lunch box

 Favorite thing to do at recess? 
Marie- play on the swings
Jenn- smoke with the older kids

Favorite back to school supply item?  
Marie- new planner and new pens
Jenn- trapper keeper

Chalkboard or Dry erase board? 
Marie- both
Jenn- both

 Regular pencil or Mechanical? 
Marie- regular
Jenn- regular

 Homework as soon as you got home or after dinner? 
Marie- as soon as we got home
Jenn- see Marie

Favorite after school snack?  
Marie- cookies
Jenn- cookies

 Favorite after school show?
Marie- I played sports after school so I can't recall a favorite 
Jenn- Dance Party USA

 Favorite subject in school? 
Marie- History

Least favorite subject in school?  
Marie- Math

Name of your best friend in high school?  
Jenn- Marie

High school mascot type? 
Marie- Tiger
Jenn- We had a mascot?? 

SAT or ACT?  
Marie- SAT

Favorite year in school? 
Marie- Senior 
Jenn- Senior

Class Ring or no Class Ring?  
Marie- class ring, it's in my jewelry box.
Jenn- class ring, I have no idea where it is. I bet Marie has it somewhere.
*Note- Marie does not have it.

Attend or not attend high school reunions?   
Marie- Our school has yet to have an official one.
They had a little unofficial one but we didn't go.
Jenn-I wouldn't even go either way.

I loved school and always looked forward 
to going back. Jenn, on the other hand, hated school!! Ha!!  I will say that
 I use to hate wearing a uniform and now I miss it. I sort of wish I wore a uniform now.
It would make things so much easier. Lord ,knows how much time I waste trying
to decide what to wear to work.  And I have lost count, how many times
I'm late for work because well, I just didn't like my outfit.

Did you like going back to school??
Let me know, I love hearing from you!!
Best, Marie

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Five for Friday-September

It's Friday, it's a long weekend!!
It's September!! Wait, what?? September
already? Wow, time does fly.
Just like that summer is over.



Hurricane Harvey has devastated Texas. 
The pictures are absolutely heartbreaking.
The Houston Moms Bog has an amazing post
about how to help (be it money, supplies 
or volunteering) those affected. 
Every little bit helps, some people lost everything.
I can't even begin to imagine what that is like.


Glorious by Macklemore

While the song is catchy, it was the video
that really caught my eye. The video
chronicles his Grandmother's 100th Birthday celebration.
 It was epic!! It's a blessing to grow old, one that many people
never get. Age is nothing but a number.
PS- I can't believe his Grandmother is 100,
she looks fantastic for her age!!


Have you tried this new mascara from Givenchy?
Supposedly, it curls your lashes.
Umm...yes please!!
So need to pick this up.



After hearing great things about Lipsense, I 
decided to check it out for myself. To be honest,
I'm torn about it. Some days I love it, some days
I hate it. It does last long but it doesn't always
last all day as it claims.  Also, I'm not a fan 
that it can only be bought online. I would 
prefer to see the colors in person and try them on
before purchasing them. Let me know if you 
are interested in a full review.



Have a Wonderful Weekend

What caught your eye this week??
Let me know I love hearing from you!!
Best, Marie

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