Monday, June 11, 2018

Kate Spade

When I heard the news of Kate Spade's death, to say 
I was shocked would be an understatement.  
It knocked the wind out of me. 

The first designer bag I ever purchased for myself was a Kate Spade 
Brown Diaper bag. I had fallen in love with it and didn't care that it was 
a  diaper bag. It was a great tote bag for school and I just loved it.
 It even traveled to Italy with me, where sadly, someone, not 
mentioning any names (Hi, Jenn!!) vomited in her but she managed
 to make it out ok. In fact, the next year she went to Spain. Anyways,
 I loved that bag and carried it for a very long time before she moved
 to another loving home. 

 That bag started my love affair with Kate. I think at one point,
 I had like ten of her bags. Ugh, yes I know, I'm a bag addict!!
 While most, have moved onto new homes,
 I do still have one and will now forever cherish it. 

To the outsider looking in, it appeared that Mrs. Spade had it ALL.
  You really never know what someone is going through, 
the pain they have or the burdens they are carrying. To be in so much pain,
 pain that most cannot fathom nor understand, that you take your own life
 because you think that is a better choice is utterly heartbreaking.  And my 
heart literally breaks for her daughter, only thirteen. Much too young to 
understand and I pray for her because well her life will 
never be the same. 

It's been a year since my dear friend, Teddy, took his own life and the 
pain of that is still very fresh. Pain is a funny thing, some days it's 
manageable and some days it is not. Whenever I hear about one taking
 their own life, a profound sadness over comes me.  And if I'm being honest,
 that sadness stays with me for a bit.  However, I'm forever grateful for the 
time I had with Teddy. I find myself, being more kinder, more patient, 
thinking before I speak, being less judgmental
and smiling more. Thank you Teddy!!

The thing with depression is that is doesn't discriminate.  All the money in the
 world, cannot stop it's destruction. It's still stigmatized and misunderstood. I 
had to stop reading the internet because some of the comments were 
so gross and insensitive.  I wish the world was less judgmental. 
We need more love not more hate.  

A smile as well as kindness go a long way.

If you are having thoughts of suicide,
please contact:

National Suicide Prevention 


The Samaritan's


To Kate Spade, thank you for making 
some of the best purses. You
were  effervescent and will be missed.
May you be at peace.


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Monday, June 4, 2018


Linking up with The Blended Blogs for a 
little fun Q and A-
June Summer Lovin

1. Walk or Bike Ride?
Jenn- walk, though I have been dying to get 
a bike and go for a ride.

2. Favorite Picnic Food? 
Marie- BBQ chips.
Jenn-corn on the cob.

3. Pool or Lake?
Jenn- pool.

4. Favorite Flavor of ice cream?
Marie- Cake Batter.
Jenn-Black Raspberry.

5. Ice Cream Cone or in a Dish?
Marie- in a dish with a cone on top!

6. Flip Flops or Slides?
Marie-Flippy Flops.
Jenn-same as Marie.

7. Jean Shorts or Jean Capris?
Marie- no jeans in the summer.

8. Favorite summer Fruit?

9. Corn on the Cob or Cut Off the Cob?
Marie-cut off the cob.
Jenn- corn on the cob.

10. Favorite summertime song?
Marie & Jenn- Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff
and The Fresh Prince.

11. Favorite summertime activity?
Marie-lazy day at the beach.
Jenn- going to the beach.

12. Favorite Berry? Strawberry, Blueberry, 
Raspberry or Blackberry?
Marie- strawberry.
Jenn- strawberry.

13. Bikini’s, tankini’s or one pieces?
Marie- Tankini
Jenn- Tankini

14. Dresses or Skirts?
Marie- skirts.
Jenn- Jenn doesn't do either.
I only wear capri's.

15. One Word to describe Summer?
Marie- HOT.
Jenn- HOT.

As you can see, we are very alike but
also very different. Ha! Jenn and I 
love doing these q and a's. It's fun to 
compare our answers and see that
we are alike in alot of ways. BUT we
are also really different.

Now, it's your turn, leave your
answers in the comments below.
Best, Marie & Jenn

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