Recipes & food photos. Nail polish. Hair. Clothes. Books. Movies. Videos. TV. Random thoughts & daydreams. Inspirational Quotes & photos. MerelyMarie is about being & accepting who you are. No facades. No apologies. No fear. No shame. It's also about growing into the person you want to be, and living your life for yourself...not for other people.
Monday, May 30, 2011
I feel no shame. I'm in love. . .
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Getting your bangs to hang in the land of Shrinkage.
Who Run the world? Girls.
Your Gift & Calling: Finding Them.
To clarify yesterday's post, I don't think a gift, and a calling are the exact same thing.
To me, a gift is something you are naturally good at doing. It looks effortless when you do it & you enjoy doing it.
A calling is defined as a strong inner urge to follow an occupation.
Sometimes the two cross, and one's gift becomes their calling. Oprah.
So, how do you find one or the other?
I think a calling is easier.
You don't really find it at all. You just know!
You feel it. You feel a constant inner pull towards doing one specific thing.
Lime Chicken Tacos.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
What Is Your Calling?
Cooked corn on or cut off the cob, with cheese,
mayonnaise, chili powder, and lime squeezed on.
Ever try this Mexican eat? What condiments do you add?
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Restaurant Quality Tomato Salsa...the Secret!
I do remember some of my favorite Mexican restaurant tomato salsas though. They're always fresh & tomato-ey, with just a tad bit of heat. They are also served with warm, freshly fried tortilla chips. YUM! One day I will make my own tortillas from scratch, but will begin with this salsa.
So, what's the secret?
Tangle Teezer. Take Two.
Boho & Mod: 3 Songs.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Chicken, Corn & Black Bean Enchiladas Recipe.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Chicken, Corn & Black Bean Enchiladas.
Fresh Tomato Salsa for Two.
I wanted a new look for the blog, so I designed some new buttons & changed up the background & header section a bit. I hope everything fits okay.
How does it look from your screen?
Monday, May 16, 2011
Saving Tarnished Costume Jewelry.
Tacos, Carne Asada. The Marinade.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Orange is the Worst Kool-Aid Flavor, Ever.*
There. I said it! LOL
Husband & I were having a random, yet entertaining discussion about Kool-Aid flavors, after he brought home Tropical Punch, Grape, Cherry, & Orange Kool-Aid from the grocery store.
I saw a couple of orange packets on the table & had to tell him my feelings.
Orange is my least favorite flavor. I'll take lemon over orange. That goes for Starburst, Tootsie Roll Pops, Skittles, Sour Skittles, and Kool-Aid. LOL
*This opinion is based on what I consider "Primary Kool-Aid flavors"...cherry, tropical punch, orange, grape, lemon-lime, & lemonade.
The Button Box.
I have this thing where I can't throw away nice packages/bags/boxes. It's bad enough when nice wrapping paper has to go in the trash, because no matter how carefully you try to unwrap it, a rip comes & ruins everything.
Whenever I open a beautifully wrapped gift, I feel this slight uneasiness about undoing someone's thoughtful labor.
In Marie's Daydream Today...
They make your skin glow & do wonders for your health, but you must eat the required servings per day.
It Seems to be the Way that Everyone Else Gets Around.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Blogger Technical Difficulties.
If you're a liker of the MerelyMarie Facebook page...or a Blogger blogger, you may know about the recent problems with Blogger.
For awhile, I couldn't make any new posts. Now, I can...obviously. LOL
However, posts that I made yesterday: Pea-less, Carrot-less Pork Fried Rice, Egg Rolls, and Sweet and Sour Sauce, along with any comments are currently missing. Blogger says they are resolving this issue.
If you follow MerelyMarie, please like the Facebook page; as that is where I usually post notices like this.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Being Who You Are: But, What if you're Quiet?
Realizing things about yourself can be like a light bulb being turned on. Theres this instantaneous "Oh!" feeling.
My mother tells me how quiet a baby I was, when I cried. If she was in the next room, she could barely hear me...my cries were so faint.
On report card day, my teachers would often tell my mother how good a student I was, how they wished they had more student's like me, and would write the word "quiet" on the back of my card.
Classmates & co-workers would use the same word to describe me. Quiet.
I always knew I was a person of few (spoken) words, but it wasn't until recently that these pieces came together in my mind.
Egg Foo Young.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
The Braid Out: A Photo Tutorial.
• Start out with clean hair.
• Wash, deep condition, & apply a light leave-in conditioner.
For a shiny braid out, apply a light oil or hair serum.
For more hold, use a light setting lotion.
Beware not to overdo it on products, as they will weigh your hair down & make it feel greasy. The best braid out are soft, fluffy, lovely-scented, defined (yet natural-looking), and in my book of personal preferences...BIG;)
Entertaining & surprisingly Heartfelt.
Simple Beef & Broccoli.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
2 New Additions to My Kitchen.
I want a Real Telephone.
This show makes me want to visit my nearest thrift store to find an old rotary. It'd be cute, until I needed to walk about three feet away from the telephone base, and the cord somehow becomes tangled in knots.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Two Down: Off Me Meds Update.
I fell off.
I ate less veggies, drank less water, & exercised half a handful of times. My skin shows it all. It's dry, dull-looking, & far from clear.
Although I still love not having to put prescriptions on my face, I feel so lazy. In addition to my daily regimen of washing & moisturizing, I think I need a once or even twice a week treatment to exfoliate & pamper. Not to mention, all of the things I did internally, last month.
Early this morning, I got up & did this again.
RHCP sang it best..."Complete the motion, if you stumble".
Sunday, May 1, 2011
American. Chinese. Italian. Mexican!
No matter the protein, I love tacos! I wish I weren't allergic to fish. Are fish tacos good? Never mind, I don't think I want to know.
Quesadillas. Nachos. Salsa. Pico de gallo. Taco Salad. Burritos. Enchiladas...thanks sis for introducing me to this one! I love Mexican food!
Spoon on some Mexican rice, refried frijoles & a wedge of lime, and I'm in heaven.
I think I can eat Mexican food every day.
Ask Husband, & he'll say we already do.
What's your favorite food cuisine?