new year: new kitchen refresh

January 14, 2022

Happy New Year, friends! Yes, I know we’re actually two weeks into the new year but it still feels very much like the beginning of January around here. Maybe because we still have our Christmas tree up lol! We got sick the first week of January so I think that set us back a little bit. The rest of Christmas is all taken down but we just gotta deal with that tree this weekend! That’s the big thing on our agenda.

I’ve been feeling so home inspired lately! Maybe because I always crave fresh spaces after the holidays. I’ve been most excited to add some updates to our kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of our house and it’s where we spend the majority of the time. I usually finish making and cleaning one meal, and then I’m on the next. Any moms relate?? Here are some items I’ve been loving for a little kitchen refresh! Several of these items are actually in my cart so I had a very easy time putting this post together. I hope it gives you some home inspo too!

click the items in the collage to go to the product page 


I love how affordable some of the Etsy art is! I saw that someone printed one of them on canvas and added it to a vintage frame – it looks SO good! But this pear print is framed already which makes it even easier! I’ll be honest, I’m not the most crafty person!

I love a beautiful white platter like this one that can be used for serving, or even on your kitchen counter with a pepper mill, olive oil cruet, and salt cellar. Maybe a little vase with a flower! I’m so ready for spring, y’all!

This pitcher is so beautiful and would be great for a party, holding flowers too, or styled next to some cookbooks.

If you need a sign to switch out your kitchen dish towels, DO IT! I was folding ours the other day, noticing all these stains, and thinking the beginning of the year is the perfect time to replace them. Appreciate how easy these are to pick up too!

My friend Meg has the most darling home shop so I included several items of hers in this collage! These glass canisters are so unique and beautiful and would be perfect on the countertop with flour, sugar, and oats! And how beautiful is this wicker tray with cloche? I can see if sitting on the countertop with a yummy cake or scones inside!

I love sharing home decor posts with you all so I hope this gives you a little inspo when it comes to a kitchen refresh. You’ll have to let me know in the comments below!

P.S. Here is our previous home tour if you want to see. I do miss that house a lot but it’s been fun to make our new house our home!


Happy Thanksgiving + Favorites on Sale

November 26, 2021


happy thanksgiving + black friday sales 2021- M Loves M @marmar

Happy Thanksgiving friends! I hope you had a wonderful day with loved ones eating some delicious food! We ended up having a simple Thanksgiving with just the four of us but it was still very special. This is my second Thanksgiving making this herby mushroom croissant stuffing and it’s the best ever! I also made this chocolate-caramel macadamia nut tart that we always love! We also tried a few new recipes: this easy mashed potato recipe with a secret ingredient, and these roasted Brussels sprouts and broccoli. Matthew isn’t a huge brussels sprouts fan and surprisingly enough, he loved them!

Today we’ve been keeping it pretty low-key by cleaning and finishing some Christmas decorating! We started a little earlier than normal this year but there are a few things I’m hoping to do, like hang garland on our stairs. In past years, prepping for Black Friday posts has been incredibly overwhelming and time-consuming, so this year I just wanted to share a few of the sales I’m shopping + things I have and love that are on sale. This list isn’t going to be exhaustive but hopefully it will allow you to make thoughtful purchases on things you need or want. I’m trying to shop small for all our families this year but let me know if there are any gift guides you’re interested in.



This coffee maker has been on my list for almost a year now so I finally got it since it’s on sale. I miss having a cup of drip coffee in the mornings and this one is supposed to brew a really excellent cup. It has a special certification ensuring that it’s a top-rated brew.

A bunch of button-ups and shirts for Augustine since they’re on such a great sale. This sale is one I shop every year because I get the kids spring wardrobes taken care of!

Christmas pajamas for next year! I want to take advantage of the sale and then I have them at the beginning of the next holiday season. This is the style we’ve been buying since Augustine was 3 months old! By the way, something we started this year was wrapping the pajamas up and putting them on the kids’ beds to find after Thanksgiving dinner. Going to bed in Christmas pajamas last night made me feel happy that the Christmas season is officially here!

J.Crew’s sale is so good this year! 40% off everything and 60% off sale items. Here are some of the best-sellers and I can vouch for several of them, like this super-soft sweater {would make a great gift!}.

New denim! This pair is such a good style. Also tempted by these cute flats!

The most gorgeous presets from Jess Kettle are on sale and I’m not joking when I say I’ve had them on my list since last year when I missed out on the sale. Excited to share some before/afters with you!

Some Items I have on Sale

My everyday bag is currently 30% off! Wears so well and holds a lot!

Love this pair of jeans that’s 30% off!

30% off any hat from my favorite milliner, or hat maker. The Adriana style is one I wear all fall! The Alara is another wool style that I think it gorgeous. I was hoping to get the Simone but it sold out before I could get it.

15% off on the shampoo and conditioner I get for the kids. Plus the Tubby Todd bath bombs which are their favorite thing and a perfect stocking stuffer!

The liquid collagen I’ve been using is on sale in some wellness bundles! There’s also a free gift with purchase and $10 off your cart. I’ve loved the liquid collagen called Liquid BioCell Life + Trim. Liquid collagen is more absorbable and there are so many studies about how effective this one is!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


photo by Priscilla Frey

How to Shop the Best Black Friday Sales EARLY!

November 23, 2021

DISCLOSURE: Thank you to Walmart+ for being such an incredible sponsor this year. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own. Thank you so much for supporting my sponsors

how to shop the best black friday deal early - M Loves M @marmar

I have to tell you, I have a love/slightly dislike relationship with this time of year. The obvious is that it’s the holiday season and the most special time to gather together with friends and family. I’m so looking forward to making this holiday season a special one for my children, but I’m also determined to not let the busyness of the season get the best of me. I have a plan to stay organized so that I can truly enjoy the season, and the main thing is shopping Black Friday sales EARLY! Wait, how is that possible, you ask? Let me fill you in!!

If you’ve thought about signing up for a Walmart+ membership, now is definitely the time to do it. We’ve had our membership for over a year now and it has come in handy countless times, from ordering fresh groceries for that night’s meal, to shopping for last minute necessities for a trip, to just avoiding getting in and out of the car with little ones; it’s been so worth it! Well, now to really sweeten the deal, Walmart+ members get first dibs to shop the best online Black Friday deals 4 hours before everyone else (not available to trial members. While supplies last). Every single online Black Friday deal is included so you can take care of all your holiday shopping. 4 hours makes a huge difference when you’re talking about some of these crazy deals that are going on.

I’m so looking forward to checking off everyone on my holiday list while I’m in bed, in my pajamas and on my laptop. Online shopping makes searching for all the products and checking out countless times easier.

Now that you know how you can get early access to Black Friday deals, here are some of the sneak peeks that I’m most excited about!


This is something I’ve been looking at for Corinna, and the price is so good!

This would be a great gift for the person who has everything, or someone that’s harder to shop for.

Here is my go-to hostess gift! This plus a bottle of wine is perfect!

What a fun family gift! I love the idea of movie nights snuggled up on blankets and it could be used during summertime evenings!

Ok this would be a GREAT White Elephant gift, that I bet most people would LOVE! And the price is so good for all 5 movies! I’m for sure getting this!

Sometimes Black Friday sales are also about seasonal necessities. This coat is gorgeous and would keep you nice and toasty during the colder months. And if you don’t have a stick vacuum, let me just tell you it transformed my cleaning schedule this past year. I can’t believe I went so long without one. And now that I have something to easily vacuum up Christmas tree pine needles…let’s just say I’m thrilled!

If you’ve missed any of my previous post with Walmart+ you might be curious what it is, so let me fill you in!

Walmart+ is a membership by Walmart that helps you save more time and money. It helps families get what they need, whenever they need it.

Convenience and value. With unlimited free delivery from your store, you can get fresh groceries and more for holiday gatherings and gifting wins all season long as soon as today, at the same low prices you already know ($35 order minimum. Restrictions apply).

Other Walmart+ benefits include:
Free shipping, no order minimum*
Early access to Black Friday online deals*
Member prices on fuel
Mobile scan & go
Rx for less*

If you’re interested in trying it out, you can get a free trial. After the trial, members can enjoy Walmart+ benefits for only 12.95/month or $98/year.

Members shop online Black Friday deals 4 hours before everyone else. 4 hours makes quite the difference and can determine whether something you’ve been looking for is available or sold out. There are 3 major Black Friday events and all online Black Friday deals are included. (not available to trial members. While supplies last).

Also, as a reminder, there is unlimited free delivery on fresh, high-quality groceries for holiday gatherings and gifting wins all season long for Walmart+ as well which is helpful if you have to make multiple orders ($35 order minimum. Restrictions apply). There’s always a few gifts I forget about so I love that I can go back to order again and take advantage of the unlimited free delivery benefit! And same goes, if I’m needing certain ingredients for a holiday meal, or a hostess gift. Walmart+ is such a life-saver with the last-minute holiday things that inevitably show up!

plaid sweater by the christmas tree - M Loves M @marmar

Happy holiday shopping!


I’m wearing this sweater

*Unlimited free delivery from your store – $35 order minimum and restrictions apply. **You must be a member, not a trial member, to shop the Black Friday sales early & while supplies last!


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