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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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I had the idea to set up my crafts in the courtyard this past weekend. It was such a beautiful day that I decided to paint outside. It almost felt like an art project oasis for me. Definitely therapeutic and also filled my time while staying at home over the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Ninna Lu
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Here is just a compilation of budget dinner ideas I created this week. Most of the time, I do follow a recipe. During this critical time of life, I used basic pantry staples and whatever I had in my spice cabinet. On a budget? So am I. Here is my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2020 at Ninna Lu
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Pandemic Preparedness Info from the Center of Disease Control Plan for my household: A two week supply of prescriptions and over the counter medications. Pre-order refills from your doctor if necessary. A two week supply of food essentials and basics for the household. I get essentials delivered these days via... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2020 at Ninna Lu
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Coming back from a family adventure filled weekend has me contemplating about the gift of love. Of course when I speak of these gifts it's obviously far from the materialistic tones and superficial likes. It's very close to home, they're comfortably soft and loves unconditionally. I feel nothing but tremendous... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2020 at Ninna Lu
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This year in 2020, in collaboration with The Creative Women's Group, we have compiled a schedule for upcoming Make & Take experiences for those who'd love to create more as one of their intentions for the coming New Year! Pictured below is Freya Krishnan (left), co-founder of The Creative Women's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2020 at Ninna Lu
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A unique make & take experience was held at El Dorado Hills, CA for The Creative Women's Meetup Group where co-founder, Freya Chapman, decided to DIY healing stone wreaths and share the relaxing experience with other women within the group. Food, drinks, and conversations were shared. It was an overall... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2019 at Ninna Lu
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I started this Blog Series on Transformations back in 2013 which speaks about my personal transformations caused by a current life struggle at that exact moment of time in my life. Two to three weeks ago, I was in a slump. Even going to the gym, meditating, reading from my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2019 at Ninna Lu
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Posted Jul 10, 2019 at Ninna Lu
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A special private Make & Take event was held in partnership with the Sacramento SPCA at their Spring Craft Pawty on May 23, 2019 to help animals in need. Eight pet related designs to choose from, exclusively curated by Kristi, Special Events Manager of the Sacramento SPCA, guests were able... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2019 at Ninna Lu
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This story began when I was desperately searching for some kind of fashion inspiration. A way to get back into the groove of my fashion journey with Ninna Lu. Scrolling and researching for countless hours through the internet, I eventually realized I needed to go back to where it all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at Ninna Lu
I had the opportunity to review and test a product from TTLIFE, a multi-functional vegetable chopper that was only for $19.99 with free shipping at Amazon.com , below are my thoughts & findings while utilizing this product for my kitchen. First I tested the veggie chopper in large and small... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at Ninna Lu
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We took a planned road trip to San Francisco this early Sunday morning for an exhibit being showcased at the Asian Art Museum called Kimono Refashioned. No pictures were allowed to be taken inside the exhibition on the first floor of the museum but I was able to take just... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2019 at Ninna Lu
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Introducing, Ninna Lu Inspired, a new handmade shop just recently launched in dedication for our daughter Trinity Marie. These healing stone wreaths will come in various healing stones such as rose, smoky, and clear quartz as well as agates in all sorts of different shapes and colors. It is now... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2019 at Ninna Lu
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For my January birthday this year, I wanted to offer my guests a make and take experience. DIY Materials: Chalkboard painted plywood, ArtMinds stencils, brushes, paint, and we made our own chalk paste. Here is yet an addition to Ninna Lu's collection of DIY blog posts. I'm a proven fact... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at Ninna Lu
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Going into the New Year, I felt fearful and nervous which was only natural as you don't know what's ahead. Yes, I know you should live in the moment, but what if you can mentally prepare for and plan for what's to come? I looked into joining a Capricorn New... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2019 at Ninna Lu
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Not to dwell on the past, but this year's Christmas compared to last year's was like night and day. What a difference one whole year makes. I haven't had much of a chance to post too much for the year 2018, but I'd have to say it is ending with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at Ninna Lu
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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