Thursday, June 25, 2015

Books That Have Stayed With Me

I was recently tagged on Facebook in this:

"List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don't take more than a few minutes and don't think too hard. It's not about the 'right' book or a great work of literature, just ones that have affected you in some way. Does not have to be in order. Then nominate 10 friends and tag me in your list."

I couldn't rate mine in any order. In fact, choosing ten titles for this list was tough enough! So here are my top ten:

Joyous Health - Joy McCarthy 

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

A Place of Yes - Bethenny Frankel

The Truth About Style - Stacy London

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens - Sean Covey

Complete Works - William Shakespeare

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith

What I Know For Sure - Oprah

Audition - Barbara Walters

The 5 Love Languages - Gary Chapman

I haven't tagged anyone, so I tag YOU! Comment below or hit me up on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and let me know your ten. 


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sharing My Vision

I definitely feel exposed posting this video but I hope you enjoy!  See why and how I made my first-ever vision board.  I also share my vision for myself and how I plan to execute these goals. 
oxox Mare

Friday, June 19, 2015

An Analogy

Thomas is the absolute light of our life, a constant joy and adventure.  I'd never known my heart to swell so fully until I met him.  

But I have a tough time explaining to people our life, our every day, with a son with severe hearing loss on the Autism Spectrum.  It's nearly impossible to explain our days and make it relate-able to someone who's on the outside looking in. It's also difficult to put into words how we are coming to grips with the reality that we've been handed. I know it's frustrating for those in our life who want to understand better in order to be present. 

This essay is a wonderful analogy:
oxox Mare

Thursday, June 18, 2015

VlogMare Staycation Part 2

A few days ago I posted Part 1 of my Staycation vlog and today I have Part 2 for you! We had lots of family come to town and so we took the week off, enjoying the company and fun outings.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Mare's Music Monday

Here are some songs I currently have on repeat.  Click the link to see the music video and hear the song.  Are any of these your jam right now? What are some of yours?  I am always looking for new songs to add to my playlists!
oxox Mare

Friday, June 12, 2015

Stunning at FIFTY!

Does she even age?  I had to post these photos of Sandra Bullock from a movie premiere in London this week. She is absolutely beautiful.  A stunner. This was Sandra's first public appearance in more than a year and daaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyymmmmmmmm she nailed it! She's easily proving that one can age naturally with grace.  There's no sign of plastic surgery, injections or the like.  I searched for her skin care routine and any article I read said she prefers a simple, natural regime.  Sign me up! Sandra strikes me as someone who doesn't take things too seriously and likes to maintain a healthy lifestyle. For years she's always looked healthy and never obsessed with her weight etc.  Unless promoting a project, she seems to stay out of the spotlight and raise her son quietly. 
Also, can we talk about this dress?  I love the structure and movement of this Stella McCartney number.
Did I mention she's FIFTY?!?!  Sandra, please write a book bestowing your wisdom on us. 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Staycation Part 1

I had the week off but instead of going away, we stayed home and my family came to visit!  I vlogged all week long but there was just too much footage for one video.  So, I hope you enjoy Part 1 and stay tuned for Part 2! 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Preach Ariana. Preach!

I just had to share this.  My respect for Ariana Grande has just increased ten-fold. Please read and share this. 
oxox Mare

Monday, June 8, 2015

May Favourites

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