10 Things You Might Not Know About Me

April 11, 2017


a casual outfit with white jeans - M Loves M @marmar

I thought in today’s post it would be fun to share 10 Things You Might Not Know About Me.

But first on the outfit:

You guys, these mules! I’m in love! Perfect dusty rose color in a super soft suede, the best height and super duper comfortable. I’m going to be wearing these a bunch!! I paired them with an all white outfit but added this taupe/gray bomber jacket and a striped tote bag that pulled in the pink from the shoes perfectly. This is such an easy spring outfit and even though it’s relatively casual, I felt so put together when I wore it. I guess anything other than my normal tee and sweats mom at home outfit makes me feel put together. I love all white outfits though, especially this time of year!

a white and gray spring outfit white off the shoulder top with pink tortoise sunglasses white jeans with pink suede mule sandals white outfit with gray bomber jacket and striped tote bag white outfit for spring 2017 love love love this striped kate spade tote bag love this gray bomber paired with the white top pink tortoise sunglasses for spring all white outfit for spring with a striped tote bag and pink mules all white outfit inspiration: white off the shoulder top with white distressed jeans the prettiest pink tortoise sunglasses

10 Things You Might Not Know About Me

  1. I’m a Pescaterian- That means I eat fish, dairy, veggies but no meat. I’m not a picky eater, minus the meat thing, so Iย say I eat everything but meat.
  2. I’m scared of heights- When I was in school/camp and they’d do field trips to amusement parks I wouldย dread it. I’d try to find a way to stay home because I hated being the scardyย cat avoiding the rides. There were a few times where I even got to the front of the line and chickened out.
  3. I have a massive love for chocolate chip cookies {I think you all know this!}. I love chocolate chip cookies for dessert, but I’ll always make an extra one for me for breakfast because they’re soo good with coffee!
  4. I planned to go to law school. I was working full-time for a law firm, and studying for the LSAT when I realized this didn’t feel 100% me.
  5. I have a younger brother named Anthony. He’s one of the kindest people I know and we’ve always got along so well. He’s also single if any of you are interested wink wink ๐Ÿ˜‰
  6. I’m obsessed with musicals. Give me all the show tunes! My best friend is equally obsessed and so Matthew gets lots of performances whenever she’s over. Nothing will beat our New Years Eve show of 2010!
  7. I can wiggle my ears. I figured out how to do this trick in high school and it’s incredibly easy. I’m convinced everyone can do it but just doesn’t know how!
  8. I love my fries with mustard! Ketchup is great too but mustard is where it’s at!
  9. I’m obsessed with crime dramas and murder mysteries. They’re so interesting and fascinating to me. Matthew thinks I have a morbid curiosity but I just like knowing all the facts!
  10. I love love love surprises! I joked with Matthew that if his proposal wasn’t a surprise, I’d say no. I was totally kidding but I just really wanted to be taken off guard. (By the way, it was a HUGE surprise- read his story and mine!) Also, Augustine’s sex was a surprise until his birth,ย and that was really the best surprise of all. We would have been happy with a boy or a girl. We just wanted the baby to be healthy. It was an incredible moment after labor when we saw that he was a boy! If you haven’t read Augustine’s birth story, it’s one of my favorite posts!

Now, tell me something about you! You can always share the basics: where were you born and where do you live?

Thanks so much for reading everyone!


jacket . top . jeans . shoesย {come in other great colors too!} . tote . sunglasses . cuff bracelet . link bracelet . lipgloss inย Wind .

photos by Valorie Darling

  • Leire Martinez

    My name is Leire! I have been reading your blog since prewedding months.
    I live in Bilbao, Spain and have three kids aged 3,5 and 2 year old twins.
    I am a Telecommunications Engineer and work as a researcher in the field of medical robotics and neurotechnology.
    I love LOVE to spend time with my family, I really miss dancing and although I have a massive sweet tooth I quit all sugar last june.
    We can not afford more kids but I would love to have two more ๐Ÿ™

    • aw Leire!! You’re so wonderful! Thank you for reading this whole time. That means so much to me!!

      You’re amazing for quitting sugar! I have such a sweet tooth but I’m going to try to give it up for the next 8 weeks (starting Monday!) Wish me luck! I’ll need your tips!!

  • I am such a scaredy cat too, I was always designated bag holder while my friends rode the rides.

  • Iโ€™m also obsessed with crime dramas and murder mysteries!! I’ve been hooked by Agatha Christie since i was 14 and i’m addicted to show like Making a murderer or American Crime Story, that’s 100% my jam!! xo

    Melodie || http://www.happymelodie.com
    P.S: Oh and these mules are just to die for, especially that color, so so gorgeous for Spring! )

    • yes yes yes!! We need a crime drama marathon ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Rach

    I’m impressed that you can wiggle you ears! I love fries with mustard too, so good!! I live in Chicago and I’m scared of deep water haha.


    • Fries with mustard are the best!! And now I’m craving them like crazy!

  • Michelle Joseph

    Loved learning about you in this post. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love musicals too. West Side Story is my favourite.
    Something about me: I’m a big film junkie. I can watch them all day non-stop. I’ll usually get home and put on a film with butter popcorn by my side. I did a term in film studies at college, and I like to know details, so actors/actresses names, directors, film scores. I can identify some films by hearing the score and I’ll know which composer it is. Nerd alert hehe ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mich x

    • Oh I loove West Side Story! It’s been way too long since I’ve seen it. And I’m a film/tv junkie too! I love that you can recognize films by the score! Matthew loves that aspect too since he’s so musical! I’m always identifying actresses though (I’ll recognize small characters across different shows and movies all the time!)

  • Hi Mara! Over the years I’ve learned so much about you and feel like we’re friends from reading your blog. I’m Jackie, I was born in Ventura, California and lived in the U.S. until I moved to the Philippines for university which I got a degree in Communication and Media Studies 2 years ago. I’m still living here but plan to work in the States again in a few years. My favorite color is hot pink, I love bows and I still do ballet and tap dance classes until now. We have the pescaterian, chocolate cookies and surprise thing in common plus the crime mystery shows I totally get and you make me want to try mustard with fries. Hope you have a lovely day and hope you and your cute little family are good!

    • aw Jackie I love learning more about you! You’re always so sweet and I love that we have so much in common!! I was talking with my sister in law the other day about tap and ballet and now I’m feeling more inspired to start doing it again!!

  • Emily

    How fun to learn more about you Mara! I feel like I know you since I’ve been a reader for a few years now, but it’s always nice to learn some more fun facts ๐Ÿ™‚ My name is Emily, I live in Pittsburgh, and I’m an amateur street photographer! I go out on my lunch breaks on my 9-5 job and shoot everyday. I just put up a website too! lewisatlarge.smugmug.com if you want to check it out ๐Ÿ™‚

    • aw Emily! You are the best! Thank you for being so sweet and wonderful. I was telling Matthew about how you shoot everyday on your lunch break and we’re both just amazed. That sort of passion is going to be so worth it. I can’t wait to check out your new website!! If I go to Pittsburgh soon (I have family there!) I’ll let you know and maybe we can plan a shoot ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Such a cute bag:P

    Shall We Sasa

  • Natali

    I have loved reading about you and getting to know more about you!
    I can totally relate with you on some of these facts, I’m also pescatarian, I’m also scared of heights, I love surprises and I def. love my fries more with the mustard than with the ketchup! ๐Ÿ˜€


    • yay!! so excited when I hear other people like mustard with their fries!! It’s so good right?! (and now I’m craving it!!)

  • I love those sunnies! Too cute! And I love my french fries with mayonnaise so I totally understand stepping outside the ketchup comfort zone- haha! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • ooh yes mayo with fries!! I’ve heard that a lot of people in England eat their fries like that! So fancy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Teach me how to wiggle my ears!!! I hate surprises! I can’t even think of a time when I’ve been truly surprised because I always figure things out before hand. My sister and mom tried to surprise me for my 24th birthday but I caught on to it but didn’t tell them so they still think they surprised me. And for Hazel’s gender reveal, I was 99% sure she was a girl because my friend who was supposed to be keeping it a secret from me, did a minor slip that I picked up on. But I told her she did a great job hiding it from me and that I was completely surprised because I didn’t want to make her feel bad. I also read the last page of books so I can prepare myself for the ending. Basically, I’m a planner and don’t like to be caught off guard.


    • yes! I will teach you ๐Ÿ˜‰ And your avoidance of surprises made me laugh! So so funny!! That’s like Matthew too. The fact that I was able to convince him to wait and find out Augustine’s gender was a miracle!!

  • Mallory Thompson

    Love this postโ€”so fun to learn more about you! I’m from Pensacola, FL originally, living in Nashville, TN now and moving to San Francisco, CA this summer. I love crime dramas too but not ones that show bodies haha! I’m currently obsessed with the Bravo show Imposters and Big Little Lies. Lastly I love reading blogs and yours has been one of my favorites for as long as I can remember! At least 5-6 years! <3

    • I know what you mean! Sometimes seeing the bodies is a little too much! I’m not a fan of gore or blood but I like the mystery of it all! So so appreciate of you reading and following along Mallory! Honestly blogging can feel isolating sometimes since I’m just on my computer so when I get sweet comments and emails (like yours) they really mean so much to me!! I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend!

  • Love crime dramas and am also afraid of heights! I went on a trip overseas where they had these glass cable cars that took you across mountains and let me tell you, my legs were frozen stiff. View was amazing but omg it was scary. Would also love to hear what your favorite crime dramas are!

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    • ahh yess those glass cars/elevators are soo scary! I just can’t do it!! I’m going to do a post on my favorite crime dramas soon (books and movies!) I’d love to hear your favorites too!!

  • Melody

    I also am in fascinated with the ID channel!!! See no Evil, Disappeared, Wives with Knives…. (my husband was like, “Should I be scared?” lol Ummmm NO!!! I live in Sacramento, CA and work as a Statistical Editor during the day, but my true passion is being a Makeup Artist on my weekends. I’ve been an artist for 19 years…. Whew… I love sushi, my son, my family, my Boston Terriers and my Husband! lol I love traveling the world, but since my husband hates to fly, I travel with my son and my mom! lol I’ve been following your blog for so many years and I love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • lol! I love those shoes so much!! And I love that you’ve been working towards your passion on the weekends. That is so amazing!! I love Sacramento too. I have family up there ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much Melody for sharing a little bit of yourself with me. It’s so nice to feel connected to my readers. I appreciate all your support over the years so so much!! <3

  • Loved this post & learning more about you! My husband also will only eat his fries with yellow mustard – so funny!


    • Matthew has gotten hooked on this combo too!! Hope you’re having a good spring break Kimberly!! <3

  • A fun fact about me that people are always surprised to learn is that I grew up in Canada! I miss that beautiful country so much, but Southern California definitely has it’s perks ๐Ÿ˜‰ http://www.chasingbelle.com

    • really?! I didn’t know that!! I’ve never been to Canada even though I went to school in Seattle (so close). Hopefully I can make a trip one day! Do you go back often?

  • Honey What’s Cooking

    Loved reading this Mara. So funny, I love mustard with my fries too, not ketchup. Specifically honey mustard!! I have to read your proposal now. Love the mules and the top!

    • ooh yes honey mustard is soo good with fries too!! Yum!!

  • Corinna

    A great post!! I follow your Blog already for several years and I still love it. Even more and more ๐Ÿ™‚ You are such a cute and nice Person and I love to hear personal Facts of the persons I see on Pictures…

    I am also a biiiig baking and cooking fanatic ๐Ÿ™‚ I have my own blog >>deliciouslyVEGGIE<< in which I share my vegan recipes, some Facts about me and my green Lifestyle.
    I am also a biiig book addict!! I read in every single second I can… I love romantic books as well as Thrillers or historic books.
    And I am a proud "mum" of my 4 cats, which I love from the bottom of my heart.. I guess you know what i mean (Ginger) ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a gread Easter Weekend Mara!! We are heading now to church and after we will have our Easter dinner and Easter presents… ๐Ÿ™‚

    • aw Corinna! I love learning more about you!! You and I both love baking and reading! So fun! I love romantic books and thrillers too! I need to start reading more historical books. If you have any recommendations let me know. I hope you had the best Easter weekend!! Thank you so much for reading and being so supportive!! <3

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