My name is Marnie, also known as Marnie Rae, Blue Eyes (by one special person) and my personal favorite…Mom

I’m based just outside of Seattle, WA where I live with my husband and 2 of my 3 kids (1 still in college) and the animals that 1 of those kids brought home from college. This is the place and these are the people that bring me the most joy.

I’ve owned a business with my husband for the past 26 years. In that time, I’ve learned so much about hustle, commitment, working from home, and working with your spouse. I’ve also learned the hard way that hustle won’t fill the empty spots inside and sometimes if you’re not paying attention, you’ll overlook the fact that the things you want most in life are right in front of you.

This website is my little internet living room. It’s a happy, encouraging place where I share my personal stories and advice on being an entrepreneur, being a Mom, the journey of recovery, designing a life that feels right no matter what the outside world tells you, dealing with adversity, and generally just being a good human

You’ll find that I’m a quote junkie but for the moment, I can’t get enough of the words from Shauna Niequist. Here’s one of my favorites: “It’s not hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What’s hard, she said, is figuring out what you’re willing to give up in order to do the things you love.”

And since we’re talking Shauna Niequist, her book Present Over Perfect changed my life. I’m glad you’re here.
Pull up a comfy chair, maybe a cup of tea and a blanket.

Let’s share stories.