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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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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
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There were many special May moments worth documenting on the blog today as we are now fast approaching June. As I was scrolling through my Instagram feed for the month of May, I wanted to pick the top five to share on the blog. Below are some pictures which I... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at Ninna Lu
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The definition of the maker movement from whatis.com: "The maker movement is a cultural trend that places value on an individual's ability to be a creator of things as well as a consumer of things." Are you a creator, a maker, an entrepreneur, an avid DIYer, a creative enthusiast or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Ninna Lu
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I used to be content with my one face cream skin remedy that would last me all day in my 20's and 30's. My skin has dramatically changed now that I've turned 40. I'm not sure if others at my age are experiencing a similar issue. If you do, please... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2015 at Ninna Lu
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The hubby and I had an early morning start this Saturday as we headed over to the Vintage Fashion Expo for the first time at San Francisco, California. It's being held at a San Francisco County Building near the San Francisco Botanical Garden at Golden Gate Park all weekend so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2015 at Ninna Lu
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I'm not really one to put myself out there for a blog post. But I thought why not give it a try this time. I do have the worst timing ever because of all days to pick an outfit post I chose a rainy day. But during our weekends we... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Ninna Lu
Thank you Chris!
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2015 on DIY Mini Ballerina Pet Costume at Ninna Lu
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I fell in love with Dot & Bo's Love You To The Moon pillow below. So I got inspired to make my own version. I thought it would be a perfect addition to the new vintage entryway bench I got at the Sacramento Antique Faire a couple weeks ago. It... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at Ninna Lu
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Jan 18, 2015
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For my birthday this year, I indulged a bit on subscription boxes from fashion, lifestyle, beauty and stationery. Subscription boxes are these monthly goodies that come delightfully packaged and arrive once a month when you subscribe to it, which for some you can cancel anytime. I've been obviously unaware of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Ninna Lu