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She’s A High School Senior



Happy Marvelous Back-to -School Monday!

It’s official, my only child Taylor is starting her final year of high school today. Of course I took pictures, I took pictures of her very first day of kindergarten, so I had to take them her first day as a high school senior.

It’s amazing how fast time has passed, it seems like just yesterday, I was holding a small baby and now she is as tall as I am.

Taylor with Mom

I spent some time looking at photos of Taylor when she was much younger, WOW, where did the time go?

Growing Up
I will cherish all our times together. Shopping is something we like to do together, and we did some of that this weekend.
Taylor is a talented artist, and she earned some money this summer, creating art for others.  She wanted to spend some of her own earned money on some new clothing for school.  Below is a sampling of her artwork. I think it’s Marvelous!

Taylor's Artwork

One of Taylor’s favorite places to shop is Marshalls, designer clothing for less. Smart girl!


Taylor is not big on cooking, but she helped me make a Plumcot Crisp, delicious, I must say, and it’s great with ice cream.


Click for recipe.

Have yourself a Marvelous Monday and stop by Healthy Diva Eats and check out more MIMM.

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MIMM #7 and My Relaxing Hobby


When life becomes hectic we all need to find ways to relax.  Marvelous Chamber of Commerce weather this weekend allowed me to get in some runs which always helps me relax. Something else I find relaxing, is making natural body care and fragrance products.  What I like most about this hobby is the creative process and making something that is uniquely mine and free of chemicals that may cause allergic reactions. Marvelous!


 Mother’s Day is coming and they make Marvelous gifts.  A few years ago I took a short course on soap and lotion making from a local candle and soap making supply company and learned enough to make my very own lotions and potions. You can even make facial cleansers and moisturizer.   The company was sold and the new one doesn’t offer classes, but there a plenty of online sites that offer helpful information.

Here’s a YouTube channel I find very helpful, and below you will find her website, Stephanie K Naturals.


Perfume-Making Tips : How to Make Perfume



The following sites are also great places for valualbe information.


Bali Home Living

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Here are a few sites for purchasing items you will need if you want to give it a try.

Jessica Bay, SKS, Wellington, Wholesale Supplies Plus,and Bath and Body

Whatever your hobby, make it Marvelous. Don’t forget to check out more Marvelousiness over at Healthy Diva Eats. Thank you Katie for hosting the weekly get together.

Questions of the Day.

Do you have any hobbies?

What activities help you to relax?

Friday Finds


Happy Friday! and welcome to the first installment of my monthly Friday Finds!   I was in Target shopping for cleaning supplies, the store was recently remodeled and reorganized, so of course I was lost, but while trying to find what I was there for I found some cool stuff.

Ilove Tea

$14.99 Tea Infuser


Collapsible Bowl $6.99

knifedrop shadow

I love this knife, get it for $3.49


4.oz- $1.49  8.oz-$1.99

Have a wonderful fitness, fun-filled weekend!!

My question today.

When you’re shopping and can’t find what you want, how long do you continue to search before asking for help?