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Ladies and Gentz,

I am thrilled to introduce you to Chloe + Isabel, a fashion and lifestyle brand based out of New York City. The company’s mission is to connect stylish, creative and confident women through a modern-day social shopping experience, and I couldn’t be more excited to be joining the team as a Merchandiser!

My online boutique (now live!) features my personalized selection of beautifully crafted, reasonably priced, and high quality fantasy jewels from c+i.  You’ll find everything from on-trend statement necklaces, to chic wrap bracelets, to easy everyday essentials.

Check it out here: https://www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/bymaruca.

I can’t wait to hear what you think! If you like what you see, please share my boutique link with your friends and family – after all, who doesn’t love to accessorize with a little sparkle and shine?

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Mother’s day is just around the corner….

 

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Cough Syrup

The lyrics of Young The Giant’s song got me thinking about life in general and how our particular challenges tear us down and at times nearly make us lose our minds…..But things don’t always have to be so dire…  even if they do become so we can always seek refuge on those things that give us comfort….like friends, family, Richard Armitage fangirling and our faith – whatever that might be….

So I run now to the things they said could restore me
Restore life the way it should be

His smile is infectious
His smile is infectious

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Life’s too short to even care at all, oh
I’m losing my mind losing my mind losing control, oh oh
These fishes in the sea they’re staring at me oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
A wet world aches for a beat of a drum
Oh

If I could find a way to see this straight
I’d run away
To some fortune that I, I should have found by now

I’m waiting for this cough syrup to come down, come down.

Life’s too short to even care at all, oh
I’m coming up now coming up now out of the blue, oh
These zombies in the park they’re looking for my heart
Oh oh oh oh
A dark world aches for a splash of the sun, oh oh

If I could find a way to see this straight
I’d run away
To some fortune that I, I should have found by now

And so I run now to the things they said could restore me
Restore life the way it should be
I’m waiting for this cough syrup to come down

Life’s too short to even care at all, oh
I’m losing my mind losing my mind losing control, oh oh

If I could find a way to see this straight
I’d run away
To some fortune that I, I should have found by now

So I run now to the things they said could restore me
Restore life the way it should be
I’m waiting for this cough syrup to come down

One more spoon of cough syrup now (oh whoa) [x2]

To This Day

Shane Koyczan was bullied a lot when he was a kid. So he took that pain and made this stunning video with the help of some amazingly talented people. It’s kind of breathtaking and powerful, just a warning. Also, it has a happy ending. At 1:20, he reminds us all what we heard growing up. At 4:28, we learn how many kids have to deal with this to this day. At 5:23, if you’ve been bullied, you REALLY need to hear these words. And at 6:49, we get to the point that everyone should take to heart.

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