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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Get the Look...{Shhh...there's wine in here}

Shhh....There's wine in here!

Shhh....There's wine in here! by krista-allmond-montalvo featuring Simone Perele

A night-in all by myself is rare occasion in my household.  But when I get one or a night at home alone with my man,  I love a sexy, comfy look.  Throw on that old band t-shirt or one of his button down shirts.  My lingerie pick is the soft cup Caressence bra (non-underwire) and boy short which are infused with aloe vera making them oh so soft!

Grab your bottle of wine.  I like to drink mine in a coffee mug and a good Chick Flick!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Throwback and A Free Tote






It's been four years since I started Marmie.  It has transformed along with me doing all types of different creative things.  Marmie has been my very own from the beginning.  It was a creative outlet for me and a way to connect with lots of other great women.  This journey helped me in discovering lingerie that fits well, is beautiful and is comfortable.  It's also a way of self-care and a way to boost your confidence.  It was a perfect fit for me to bring this experience to other women.

I love giving hostess gifts as a thank you for gathering your tribe of women together and all the work it takes to organize a party.  Last year I gave Sofia Champagne.  My Fave!!

This year I decided to do a little tribute to the beginning of Marmie during a time that I made purses and was struggling with centering my life and building my confidence.  I have always had a love for the French culture and all things classy and vintage.  The slipper chair was my first logo.  

I have NEW Marmie tote bags that were handcrafted and custom made just for YOU when you book a Lingerie Party with Marmie.  It's the perfect, classy tote to use at the gym, pool, grocery store, a night stay over or a catch all bag.  It's also available for sale for $16 each.

I am so looking forward to the new year and meeting so many new, beautiful faces!  I am also excited to add a couple of new lines this year in order to fit all the perfect shapes and sizes.  You are all so beautiful and perfect and there is a line out there that will fit you like a glove.  

I always tell the ladies that I fit "If it's not a Hell Yeah, then it's a No!"  

Book a Lingerie Party and find out how the perfect fitting bra and undies will add that extra pep in your step!!




Thursday, January 8, 2015

Sometimes you just need to Hibernate

I've been wanting to write for some time but every draft that I have written I haven't published.  It seems my dragon (aka my anger) unleashes itself when I write so I have just stuck to journaling for myself the last few months.  I am going to try another go at it today because I have talked to so many others lately that have also been feeling similar to me.  2014 wasn't the best year for my family.  We had a great loss and a lot of transitions in many different forms.  I've also encountered so much negativity on social media and just having to deal with people in general hasn't been on the fun list.

It's hard to embrace the crap when you are thigh high in it.  It's also hard to see the good that will or has come from it when you're in it.

I've also been feeling like I don't want to put myself out there as much as I did before now that I have started a new business.  I have an image that I am supposed to represent but I also want to be who I am and what is real.  It's a slippery slope for sure.  I've never been really good at censoring myself.

My best friend offered me some great advice.
  "Sometimes you just need to hibernate."

It's so true and is what I have been feeling during this winter time.  I just feel like gathering my family and a couple of friends who are family and hunkering down in our "cabin in the woods" for the winter.  Have you also been feeling less social, less energetic, just less?  I think it's a great thing to withdraw sometimes especially for me.  I love putting myself out there but it catches up with me and I need to fill my cup back up.

I had a long list of New Year's Resolutions for 2015.  A lot of things that I wanted to do more of and things that I wanted to do less of.  But my friend, Kate stated it perfectly in her very wise words.  "Be more present in my own life."  That pretty much sums it up into the perfect resolution.



How can you be more present in your own life?  What does that look like to you?

For me just to name a few:

-It's less time on my phone/computer, less time worrying about other people, less time thinking about things that I have no control over, less time drinking, less time wasting time, and less time "poking at things".  My mom has told me that I "poke at things" and I need to let things play out or give them space.  

-It's more time playing with my kids, more time exercising, more time taking care of myself, more time eating breakfast, more time reading, more time thinking about my blessings, more time outside, more time accepting the what is, more time connecting with my new community, more time focusing on grounding myself, and more time writing just for me.

So, we all probably have the same goals and we all want to do them.  It's the HOW, right?  How do you do it especially when life gives you curve balls?

Eckhart Tolle says - You suffer enough and then you just do it.  Just like that!  And maybe the dark times are still good for you just like the good times are.  I think it's the yin and yang of life.  We just have to experience it all and try to embrace even the crappy parts.  And maybe embracing the crappy parts may piss you off and you need to break something.  I think that's all good too!

So, here's to a great new year to embrace and love it all.  And to go into it with the darkness of the past and be glad for it because it is BIG motivator to "be more present in my own life."


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Polished & Slouchy Outfit Idea

Love this look on Jennifer Lopez with Veronica Beard's jacket. I would pair it with my Simone Perele velvet bodysuit in grey or ivory. It's the perfect layer under this great dickey jacket. Pair it with dark wash jeans or even some boyfriend jeans and dress it down with some chunky combat boots.
Polished & Slouchy







Friday, November 14, 2014

Telluride Holiday Pop-Up Market

I've always been the kind of person to create my own future instead of waiting on the other guy.  After moving to Telluride and starting my own lingerie business, I have had to get a little creative when it comes to promoting my business since I don't have a store front.  I noticed that in Telluride there was a lack of expos for small businesses and a lack of opportunities for us little businesses to get our name out there at a small fee. So, I decided to just create my own thing for all of us out there.  And even for stores to have a little promotional booth.  I'm also so excited at the tremendous response that I have gotten.  It was definitely a HUGE need. I hope to do many more Pop-Up style shows in the future at all types of locations - big and small.  

If you would like to join us or know someone who would like to participate, just go to www.mymarmie.com and go under the top tab POP-UP.  There is the vendor info and app.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Oh la la! my linen sheets

At the beginning of this past summer (2014), I purchased a set of 100% Linen Sheets that I ordered from Eastern Europe (Belarus actually).  I've been wanting to report back about my thoughts on sleeping on them.  But, I wanted to give myself enough time to really give y'all an accurate opinion.  Let me just say:

I LOVE THEM!

Yep, I just wash those suckers and put them right back on.  I'm not sure I'll want to even go back to using other sheets.



They are cool in the summer and warm in the winter.  They are soft yet feel so substantial.  They feel real.  I'm not sure if that conveys exactly how it feels.  To me, it's like discovering smart wool socks for the first time.  They just feel like quality yummy socks that's worth every penny compared to wearing ol' cotton ones.  

What else is cool is that the longer you have linen sheets the better they get.  In the last year before this purchase we had to throw away 3 fitted sheets due to them finally biting the dust and getting holes in them.  I really don't foresee that ever happening with these linen sheets.

They are so awesome that I feel like they need a name.  What do you think I should call them?



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