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Marissa
Northern California
Collecting and sharing life's moments.
Interests: Fashion, amateur photography, books, arts & crafts, cooking/baking, shopping, gardening, DIY projects, family, friends and pets.
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Sacramento Fashion Week showcased seven local boutiques this afternoon at the Sacramento Masonic Temple. The hubby and I made it a fashionable date night kind of Sunday evening. Pop up boutiques set their display of goods which started the fashion event at 4pm late this afternoon. Seating and announcements started... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Ninna Lu
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This whole week of February 12 to February 18, 2017 is a celebration of Random Acts of Kindness and what better way to show how I can turn the world kind in my very own way, by featuring my favorite non-profit, Project Birthday. I was researching my options on volunteer... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Ninna Lu
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I wanted to throw a Girls Night In with a kind of relaxation, zen type, spa feel and of course the dress code was pajama style. To calmly celebrate my birthday this month with a few friends, I set up my dining room with these hint of girly and cheery... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Ninna Lu
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The Neighborhood Marketplace is a community marketplace event where vendors can display their goods or merchandise every other month at a nearby neighborhood. The Spring Fling neighborhood marketplace event will take place on March 25, 2017 at Roseville, CA. Please join us at this neighborly community event! A #shopaholic photo... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at Ninna Lu
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Sticking to my ultimate goal of keeping priceless moments posted on this blog whether big, small, good or sad. Pictured below is so far my holiday's photo retrospective. Sharing and writing the story behind each picture is my way of remembering these moments. How do you treasure cherishable moments in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at Ninna Lu
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The Neighborhood Marketplace is a marketplace event at a local venue where vendors can display their goods or merchandise every other month at a nearby neighborhood. The Fall Fest neighborhood marketplace event will take place on October 22, 2016 at El Dorado Hills, CA. Please join us at this neighborly... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at Ninna Lu
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One of the many ways I utilize the Ninna Lu blog is to write a personal journal full of resources and links that I can always look back on and refer to when I need to at anytime. The Typepad blogging platform has allowed me to create my own personal... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2016 at Ninna Lu
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Wow! It's been quite some time since my last photo retrospective blog post. My last blog post was on August 2015. As today is the first day of autumn, I am thinking back with crazy amazement on how life can just pass us by in a whim and that I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2016 at Ninna Lu
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The three of us gal pals signed up to do a Plant Nite at a local pub in Roseville, CA called The Monk Cellar. Plant Nite which is a similar concept as Paint Nite is a happy hour night out with your gal pals to plant a themed tabletop garden... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2016 at Ninna Lu
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The Neighborhood Marketplace is a marketplace event at a local venue where vendors can display their goods or merchandise once a month at a nearby neighborhood. The first neighborhood marketplace event will take place on August 21, 2016 at El Dorado Hills, CA. Please join us at this neighborly community... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Ninna Lu
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Each year, the Sacramento Fine Arts Center showcases a fiber art show called a "Focus on Fiber". Here is a previously written blog post from June of 2013, Crafty Affairs. Being on vacation this week, it was perfect timing, as I was able to visit the exhibit again this year... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Ninna Lu
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It's a summer giveaway! Ninna Lu Ombre' Kimono or Vintage Inspired Boho Kimono :: Giveaway :: You can join the giveaway in two ways, through this blog post or Ninna Lu's Facebook Page. To enter the summer kimono giveaway you must do the following: 1) Join the Ninna Lu Shop... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2016 at Ninna Lu
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We headed north of Highway 1 to a rustic Sonoma County coastal town called The Sea Ranch and stayed there for Memorial Day weekend. The nearest town over more northern, about 10 more miles which becomes Mendocino County, is another coastal small town called Gualala, California. It just so happens... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Ninna Lu
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Where has the time gone by? The months turned to years and next thing you know it's been a decade. Quite a decade it has been. This year as my husband and I celebrate our tenth year wedding anniversary in the month of May, I ponder at all the good... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at Ninna Lu
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If you're new to the blog series, I started Boutique Envy to write about my quest for knowing through observing the advantages and disadvantages of possibly opening up a boutique. For as long as I can remember, it has been a dream of mine to run my very own stand... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2016 at Ninna Lu
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We've been meaning to checkout this gem of a landscape called the Amador Flower Farm and Nursery and had a chance to walk around to take some snap shots with my VSCO app. Although winter is upon us, it wasn't exactly full of its usual colorful blooms of perennials, annuals... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Ninna Lu
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{This holiday blog post is for my support of local small business as Small Business Saturday was just yesterday (November 28), and I do apologize for the day late post.} This weekend was the 2015 Crocker Holiday Artisan Market which is by far the best holiday artisan local market I've... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2015 at Ninna Lu
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A quick stop to my local Paper Source on my day off turned out to be a super fun DIY project. I found these Contempo brand kraft paper letters at their store and I immediately wanted to create a fun vertical wall banner to add to my meditation corner. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at Ninna Lu
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It was an unusually heated day in beautiful San Francisco this past weekend, yet thankful that we are only a hour and a half away. There is always a hint of excitement for me when going to the city for the day especially when there are countless things to discover.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at Ninna Lu
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I woke up one Monday morning feeling terribly and beyond exhausted after a full eight hour sleep the night before. Drained of energy, I was dragging myself to the office, also quite ashamed of how I felt. I came across a coworker on my way in, asked each other the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2015 at Ninna Lu
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Do you ever sometimes wonder where time has gone by? As we enter into the month of September, I am looking back into my month of August's Instagram feed. As my main goal is capturing life's moments on the blog, I thought why not an end of the month photo... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at Ninna Lu
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On January of 2013, I started a blog series called Soul Feed to look back on my personal transformations through my own life transitions while reading the book by Gabrielle Bernstein called "May Cause Miracles". Now two years later, January of 2015 to be exact, I received a new book... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Ninna Lu
Hi Lisa! It is so worth the road trip to San Francisco. But for those out of reach it is my pleasure to share. I'm so happy you enjoyed. Marissa
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2015 on A Museum Masterpiece at Ninna Lu
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The Palace Legion of Honor at San Francisco, California has a current exhibition called High Style being shown at the museum until July 19, 2015. I wanted to be able to record my own pictures of the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection before the fashion pieces leave the west coast. For... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at Ninna Lu
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Materials used from home: 1) scotch tape 2) scissors 3) two previously used picture frames 4) Annie Sloane's chalk paint and paint brush All you will need is one coat of Annie Sloane chalk paint to paint your picture frame/s. Materials used from your local Paper Source store: 5) one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at Ninna Lu