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Flashback Friday: Stingray City

Stingray City

Stingray City in Grand Cayman was absolutely incredible. Tom and I had the opportunity to stop here during a snorkeling excursion while cruising in January 2013. As the boat approached the sandbar I was able to see the stingrays in the beautiful, clear Caribbean water and I was immediately terrified. I must have looked ridiculous when I first got into the water. As curious as I was about the stingrays, and as excited as I was to snorkel, I didn’t know what to do. Fortunately, I am an animal lover and I was quickly able to overcome my fears. From that moment on, I enjoyed every second and every aspect of my experience.

If you ever find yourself in Grand Cayman, make time for Stingray City. I was really worried that it would be a forgettable, over-promoted tourist trap but it was one of the highlights of my 2012-2013 winter trip and to this day, I still find myself thinking of it.

Marley

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Posted by on September 13, 2013 in Flashback Friday, Travel

 

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DIY Air Freshener

 

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I still remember the first time I tried this DIY air freshener. I was in my first year of university and living in residence. What university student doesn’t love a quick and easy, budget friendly DIY project for their dorm room? This simple DIY air freshener works especially well in small spaces (dorm rooms, bathrooms, closets, entry ways, etc…).

You will need:

  • a small glass jar
  • 1/4 cup of baking soda
  • 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil

Combine the 1/4 cup of baking soda and 8-10 drops of essential oil in the small glass jar, stirring well as you combine to avoid clumping and to evenly distribute the oil.

Replace approximately every thirty days. This is a great opportunity to experiment with a new fragrance!

Let me know if you have any suggestions for great smelling essential oils or fragrance oils.

Marley

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Posted by on September 12, 2013 in DIY, Home and Garden

 

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Wedding Wednesday: I Told Tom He Can Plan Our Honeymoon!

Maybe I am still caught up in the excitement of getting engaged but I have given Tom full control when it comes to planning our honeymoon. That being said, I have specified that I do not want to be kept in the dark. During Tom’s planning process he will have to reveal details such as the location (and not a broad description, I want to know exactly where I am staying), the dates, what we will be doing, etc…

I’m not too worried. First of all, we haven’t even set a wedding date yet, there is always a chance Tom will forget about our little deal by the time we start planning the honeymoon. But perhaps more importantly, Tom just pulled off what I consider an absolutely incredible proposal. I’m kind of excited to see what he comes up with for the honeymoon.

What’s your dream honeymoon?

 

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Posted by on September 11, 2013 in Marley, Our Wedding

 

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Where’s the Blog Post?

It may have been my intention to have a new blog post up today and start working on a second for the week, but unfortunately, things do not always go as planned. I started feeling a little under the weather on Sunday and by yesterday afternoon I had two sore ears, a sore throat and a fever. While I was hoping to be feeling back to normal this morning, I’m still feeling quite sick. I do expect there to be a delay before I get the chance to blog again as I have a lengthy to-do list to tackle once I am feeling better (let’s hope that’s tomorrow morning).

Perhaps these Instagram pictures will make up for my lack of blogging?

Marley

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Posted by on September 10, 2013 in Marley

 

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September 7th, 2013 – All Over the Place

Good morning everyone, and happy Saturday!

When I woke up this morning I knew that I wanted to blog but I couldn’t for the life of me decide what to blog about. Instead of flipping through my long list of blog post ideas, I’ve decided to just write.

About a month ago, Tom and I purchased a Crock Pot. We had been discussing purchasing a slow cooker for quite some time, maybe even since we moved in together over three years ago. I am in love! If you are following me on Instagram you may have seen the picture of ribs cooking the other day. They were so delicious and so easy. The Crock Pot is back out this morning. This time, we’re doing a roast. I’m excited!

If you’re following me on Twitter, Flickr or Tumblr you may have already seen this picture of Murray. Last weekend I found an old teddy bear and decided to give it to Murray – she’s quite happy. For those of you who followed my old blog over the summer, you may remember my ‘Meet Murray’ post. I am a huge dog lover (I always have been), and I have a tendency to over photograph Murray. Look at this, is there really such a thing as ‘too many’ Murray pictures?

The Christmas Catalog (Sears ‘Wish Book’) arrived the other day. Right now December seems so far away but I know it will quickly sneak up on us. With that being said, does anyone have any suggestions or requests for Halloween or Christmas themed blog posts? As excited as I am for Halloween and Christmas posts, I am always adding to my list of blog post ideas so if your suggestion or request isn’t holiday related, I’d still love to hear from you! On the topic of the holidays – has anyone started Christmas shopping yet?

Alright, I am sorry about this unorganized, all-over-the-place blog post. I promise, I am working on a number of different blog posts. As I said previously, I think I am long overdue for a DIY post. Be sure to check back next week!

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Marley

 

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Posted by on September 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Some Old Posts

Hi everyone;

I just wanted to post some links to a selection of blog posts from earlier this summer. As I have mentioned, my old blog will remain published and these posts will continue to be available. However, this is where new content will be posted.

DIY Banana and Avocado Hair Mask

DIY Oatmeal Face Mask

Reviving Dried Out Mascara

Lime and Honey Lip Scrub

DIY: Naturally Scented Grapefruit Cleaner

DIY Primer

Quick and Easy Peanut Butter and Yogurt Dog Treats

Cucumber Water

DIY Sugar Hand Scrub

Shine Boost for Hair

DIY Open-Side, Knotted Tee

Brighter Nails

DIY Carpet Deodorizer

Clean Make Up Brushes

DIY Face Mask for Oily Skin

Get to Know Me – 30 Facts

DIY Lime Sugar Scrub

Give Your Lips a Little TLC

DIY Open Heart Tee

DIY ‘Relaxing’ In Wash Scent Boosters

DIY Lip Color

Drain Cleaner

 

As always, if you have any suggestions or requests for future blog posts, I would love to hear from you!

Marley

 

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Posted by on September 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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September 3rd, 2013

I cannot believe it is already Tuesday. It seems like the long weekend just started. The weekend may have flown by, but it was absolutely wonderful. I hope you all enjoyed your weekend as much as I enjoyed mine!

On Saturday August 31st, just before a small, low-key, pub-themed, belated birthday dinner, I ‘officially’ asked my lifelong best friend Jennifer to be my maid of honor with a goofy handmade card. On top of ‘securing’ my maid of honor, this weekend was the first chance I had to go through the wedding planning binder my mother tried to hand me just seconds after Tom’s early morning airport proposal. I was also given the ‘Wedding Day’ candle by Yankee Candle to burn the morning of my wedding while I get ready, then I have to pass it to someone else in our family for their wedding. I opted to leave this candle in the care of my mother – Tom likes burning candles and he has recently mentioned that we’re running low on candles. I didn’t want to chance it! Have any of you smelled this candle before? It smells absolutely amazing!

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Tomorrow will be my ‘last first day’ of my undergraduate degree. With that being said, there is plenty to do on this wet and windy day.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions for future blog posts. Personally, I think I am long overdue for a DIY post. Fortunately, I do have a constantly growing list of ideas for future blog posts. This list also contains ideas for other writing projects. I have loved writing all my life and as I enter the final semester of my undergrad, I cannot help but wonder why I didn’t go into journalism!

Thanks for reading. Be sure to check back soon!

Marley

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Posted by on September 3, 2013 in Marley

 

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