Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My Real-Life Cabbage Patch Doll

"In front of another person, raise your right hand and say 'I promise to love my Cabbage patch kid with all of my heart.  I promise to be a good and kind parent.  I will always remember how special my Cabbage patch kid is to me."

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hail Minnesota!!_Minnesota

Just wanted to share that Minnesota does have a state song but no one knows it.  Not even me.  But I have enough love for Minnesota even without knowing the song.

Rachel and I went on a little adventure on Saturday.  We decided to check out a Winter Farmer's market in Minneapolis.  It wasn't a big market by any means, but it had a handful of Minnesota locals who had some really yummy food.  My favorite thing was the biscotti.  I've had a love affair going on with biscotti ever since I tried it a few years ago in California. True. Love.

Linda, from LindaLicious Biscott and Sweets let us try a sample (or maybe a few samples) of her biscotti.  Wowza.  That stuff is good.  Light, flavorful and just plain fun to eat.

To reconcile for the previous post on my dear father, I purchased him a bag of six pistachio white chocolate biscotti but for some strange reason, when I gave him the bag there were only five slices.  Very strange.

I love discovering new fun things and meeting people around the city.  It makes me so happy that there are so many things to do right where I live.  I also love it when people are game to run around in the city and get lost with me (hi Rachel!).

We also visited the Midtown Global Market.  I hadn't been there since the grand opening.  The place is struggling.  I hope people check it out and continue to shop there because it is like visiting a bunch of countries at once, all located in one place.  They have cultural events and lots of different foods, clothing and groceries stores, Spanish bakeries and jewelry... the list goes on. 

So take an afternoon advetnure to Midtown and explore.  You won't be sorry.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010


The secret is out...

It's okay Dad.  Everyone likes to play dress up every once in awhile.  The crown and earrings really make you look young. 

xooox, marla

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010


It's a t-shirt. A really funky, fun one
one of my most favorite blogger websites.

Why am I doing a giveaway?
 Because this shirt doesn't fit me. 
The lovely tag claims it's a large, but I think
it would fit a whispy person
much better than say, a redhead that likes
to eat twinkies and watch the Muppets.

So enter away, and if it doesn't fit you,
why maybe it will fit some waif-size elf that came
to visit your snowy backyard garden. 
Or maybe you are just that, a waif-size elf
and I bet you wish you had eaten
some more twinkies
to keep you
during this very frigid

Enter a comment by Wednesday, January 13.  Why that date you ask?  Because I said so.
And because I really like saying "Because I said so". 

Friday, January 8, 2010

I can't help it.

Sometimes I'm much more on the band wagon that I would like to be...  so sue me.


More of this artist here.  She's pretty good, don't you think?  This piano one is my favorite.  Probably because I'm a SUCKER for a Grand

Besides, it's not like I downloaded Bella's lullaby or anything.  Oh wait, already did that.

Anyway,  back to my book now... Breaking Dawn. 

This too shall pass.

Monday, January 4, 2010

One Fabulous Grandma

A house needs a grandma in it.
~Louisa May Alcott

Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting
to see just you all day and now
the day was complete.
~ Marcy DeMaree