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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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You're probably wondering why am I blogging about this book called Essentialism by author, Greg McKeown. I first discovered the book Essentialism from a social media post from Shawn Anchor, who I call the subject matter expert on Happiness. Whom of course introduced me to Shawn Anchor is Oprah Winfrey.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at Ninna Lu
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Blog Post Retrospective: A Promise To My Beautiful Daughter Sharing Parents Version | My Pregnancy Process It's August 2018, Trinity Marie would've have been 8 months this month to be exact. I often think of her at any hour of the day especially in the evenings wondering if she is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at Ninna Lu
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For quite some years now I've chosen to remain on the safe side of things through this journey of life. Now as I've gotten older, I wonder more of what lies ahead if I go outside of my comfort zone. Am I going through a spiritual awakening of some sort?... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2018 at Ninna Lu
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Mother's Day is a very special day for me this year aside from being Trinity Marie's Mom, my own Mother has been nothing but plain and simply supportive the last nine months of my life since my baby girl passed. I decided to go to Paper Source and make her... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Ninna Lu
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This Easter weekend has me feeling the warm spring fever for wonderfully fashionable comfy clothing that can easily transition into a summer soiree wardrobe. Below are some Ninna Lu outfit pictures with the new arrived pieces for a full effect so that you get the big picture of how it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at Ninna Lu
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:: Pink roses in a vintage pitcher as a forever reminder of my Trinity Marie :: As a continuation to the Ninna Lu blog series of Soul Feed: Transformations, I wanted to write about a blog post on my most recent high-risk pregnancy last year. If you missed the first... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2018 at Ninna Lu
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A Promise To My Beautiful Daughter I am your hope... I am your faith... I am your strength... And lastly, I am your voice... I will love you with all my heart and soul. I will cherish you while you're inside me. I will remember you until the end of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at Ninna Lu
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Woot! I'm now able to make homemade popsicles for summer and it truly helps that I finally found my dreamy popsicle mold from Sur La Table. I'm not about to invent any popsicle recipes, well at least not yet, but this post will give me photographic memory on how to... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at Ninna Lu
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The apples of my eye, Pawley and Maddie have been quite finicky with their provided diet as of late. Which I'm coming into terms that I need to change their diet to a raw diet for at least a week to give them a break from their Royal Canin brand... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Ninna Lu
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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 Feb 19, 2017 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 Feb 15, 2017 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