Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday Five

Can you believe it is July 31st??
Where is time going??
Is it me or is the summer
just flying by??

Let's get right to my Friday Five.


Ladies of London

I love this show and I'm so excited that 
season two will be airing soon.
I'm not really into reality shows but 
I absolutely love this one. 


When Firmoo contacted me to try a pair of glasses, 
I was a very hesitate and a bit skeptical.
Ordering glasses online was something I had never done before. 
However, they made it easy peasy. 
They have a huge selection of affordable glasses.
The best part is they tell you the exact measurements
 of each frame. My prescription is high and can only be made 
into certain frames. If the glasses are too wide, my prescription
won't work well in them. I was pleasantly surprised when 
I received my glasses. Other than having to have them a little adjusted, 
they are great. I was very impressed with the quality of the frame 
and of the lens. If you are looking for affordable frames, you need to 
try Firmoo. They have a huge selection, and their customer 
service is top notch. I highly recommend them.

Glasses courtesy of Firmoo
All opinions are my own.


Loren Hope Carly Bracelet

This bracelet was in my Rocksbox set
and I was so thrilled with it. It's such a
great statement piece. I wore it non-stop.
In the end, I decided to send it back.
I was very tempted to keep it but
I thought the price was a little steep 
for what it is. 
Loren Hope


Lip Sync Battle with Tom Cruise 

You gotta watch this lip battle, it is epic. 
Who knew Tom Cruise could be so down to earth.


That wraps up my Friday Five.

I got nothing planned for this weekend
and I'm pretty excited about that.
I have been going going, lately 
and it's time to take a step back 
and do a little relaxing.
It will be glorious doing a little bit of nothing.

Have a Wonderful Weekend.

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

Linking up with April.

Linking up with Amanda

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wish List Wednesday

Seeing as I'm limiting my shopping, 
I'm merely wishing for these items.
Why is it so hard NOT to shop??
Stella McCarthy Iphone Case


I Heart Road Trips Kit by Dry Bar



What's on your wish list?
Let me know, I love hearing from you!
Best, Marie

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Monday, July 27, 2015


I was tagged by the lovely Kate to list
 ten loves and ten hates.

Here goes.


1) The color PINK. 
2) Purses- they are my favorite thing to purchase. 
3) Iced coffee- especially flavored Iced Coffee
4) Pop music-I pretty much like all music except for metal.
5) Traveling- love seeing the world
6) Baseball- I just love the game.
7) Taking pictures
8) Kindness
9) Norman Reedus-my celebrity crush.
10) French Bread-ooh with a little butter, yum.


1) Rudeness-manners are dying.
2) Mean people -the world needs more kindness
3) Traffic-makes me ragey.
4) Fakes-all kinds, people, purses, etc.
5) Bad coffee.
6) Rain-my hair hates it too.
7) Chipped Nails
8) Crowds-I get major anxiety when in a crowd of people.
9) Ageing- it breaks my heart seeing my Grandmother getting more and more
frail as she ages. I miss walking the mall with her. 
10) People who pretend to have perfect lives-no one does.

What are your love and hates??
Let me know, I love hearing from you!
Best, Marie

Linking up with Biana Meghan for Weekending.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday's Five

Friday, my favorite F word.
Yay for Friday.
It's my second favorite day of week.
Saturday, being my favorite, since it's my
only day off. lol.

Let's get right to my favorites.


Like I'm Gonna Lose You by Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend

I'm so loving this song. 
Been listening to it non-stop.
Love Love Love this song.


Smashbox '24 Hour Photo Finish' Primer

I'm loving this eye shadow primer.
My eye make up didn't cake or move when I wore this.
 And on that day it was super hot and humid out.
 The staying power of this stuff is incredible. 
As soon as my sample runs out, I'm going to buy it. 
It really does make my eye makeup last all day.
I'm so impressed with this product, it 
works so well.

Smashbox '24 Hour Photo Finish' Primer


Sam Edleman 'Alaine' Flats

I picked these up during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale
 and I'm so glad that I did.
I'm loving them so much.
Funny, I was never really into leopard but for
reasons unknown, I LOVE leopard flats.
They just make an outfit pop.

Sam Edelman

Are you obsessed with the show Homeland, like I am? 
I was so excited to see the first trailer 
from the upcoming season.
From what it looks like, season 5 is gonna 
be awesome. I am so excited, I totally
love this show. Although, the death in season 
3 (won't spoil it if you haven't seen or don't watch it)
still leaves me a little broken.


That wraps up my Friday Five.
Tomorrow, I'm spending the day with my Mother.
We are gonna have lunch and do a little shopping.
I love having a Mother-Daughter day, it's
always super fun.

Have a Wonderful Weekend.

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

Linking up with Amanda

Linking up with April

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015


.. that I'm always listening to music.
It's always playing in my office.

... that I can't whistle.

...that I can't sing, at all.

...that I would NEVER participate in Karaoke because
my singing is THAT bad.

...that I'm utterly obsessed with island life during the winter. 
I would love to live on an island.

..that I do not like to cook and I'm Italian. 
I should, it's in my blood.

...that I went to Italy and called home complaining about the food.

...that I didn't like pasta or tomato sauce as a child.

...that whenever I travel, I take my rosary
 that were blessed by Pope John Paul, with me.
I can't fly without them. 

..that at times I pretend I am my twin sister. 
Most people can't tell us apart over the phone.

..that if I'm having a bad hair day, it turns into a bad day.

...that the heat and the humidity make me cranky.

Now, it's your turn!

What are your confessions?
Let me know, I love hearing from you!
Best, Marie

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Nantucket Dream Home

As soon as I saw this home on Nantucket, 

This home was too gorgeous not to share.

This is designer Victoria Hagan's summer home on Nantucket. 

Architectural Digest

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Architectural Digest

Seriously, is this not the most gorgeous summer
 home you have ever seen?

What does your dream home look like?
Let me know, I love hearing from you!
Best, Marie

Linking up with Biana & Meghan

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Five

Oh this was another insane week
and I'm happy that it is over with.

Let's get right into my faves this week.

Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Ok, this is an old song and I'm probably dating myself here 
but I absolutely love this song. 
It's not summer if you haven't heard this song,
at least, a few times a week.

Kiehl's Correcting & BB Cream Sunscreen
I love this stuff. 
It not only serves as a sunscreen but 
it also works like a BB cream. 
It makes my skin glow and blurs the imperfections.
You can't even tell that I have it on.
Neiman Marcus

Halogen Twill Cape
When I was in London back in March, everyone was wearing capes. 
Even since then, I have wanted one. When I saw this on at the 
 Nordstrom Anniversary sale, I knew
I had to get it. I'm so happy I did.
I cannot wait to wear it.
 It's perfect for fall. 


I got another Rocksbox and loved it.
I really wanted to keep it all but in the end decided to send it all back.
Looking forward to getting another box.

Have you signed up yet? 
Sign up here and use code, 
mariebff71 for a free month.

I saw this on Pinterest and 
it just spoke to me. 
It's so very true. 

That wraps up my Friday Five.
I'm so excited for the weekend as I'm 
hoping to get to the beach. 
Finally, haven't been yet.

Have a Wonderful Weekend.

What are your fave's this week?
Let me know, I love hearing from you!!
Best, Marie

Linking up with Meet @ the Barre.

Linking up with April.

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