As I Carrie Bradshaw the evening away on this last day of September, I am happily reflective.
Some 6 years ago, I made a decision. That decision has lead to countless hours of brainstorming and projects for an artsy fartsy individual who loves to create. The decision has allowed for a love of photography and beauty products to marry together and develop a company. From Montage by Marci, which initially specialized in photography, to 303 Dolls by Montage by Marci, which began to incorporate a handful of charming homemade goods.
303 Dolls Face | Body became the company name as photography, though ever present, began to be a tool in the process of growing the skincare line, and less about the photographer and my landscape photography.
Through the various farmers markets, fairs, and bazaars, I began to.... although appreciative of those venues, sit, look around, and realize that I wanted the company to grow.... and to go in a different direction. I wanted it to be modern.. more sexy......
While watching The View two weeks ago, they had a really good promotion going for Crock Pots on their View Your Deal website.. and I jumped all over it!
Hello! It's crock pot season, and I used the two that I previously had until they simply fizzled out. I've been without one for two years, so I'm very happy right now!
The un-boxing.. like Christmas for nerdy Martha Stewart types.
There were three color choices, and I loved this one.. reminds me of 1950's decor. My husband grimaced when I showed him the color I chose, but I'm in love.. makes me want to get a teal 'ice box' also. :)
This week has been rather busy, and I'm not sure I'll have time to get some recipes made up for the cooker this soon, so what did I do? I totally went on Pinterest and typed in Slow Cooker Recipes, and found two to get me started this week.
The crock pot promotion is now over, but check out the site for other wonderful deals.
Marci Lundy is the Founder and CEO of 303 Face | Body, a...
Other than ordering an excessive amount of pumpkin spice lattes and obsessing over foliage, one of the wonderful things about fall is THE FASHION!
I went through a five year period where I didn't have the love affair with fashion and style that I'd had for the better part of my life. It wasn't for a bad reason though, I had to focus on self care in a different way, and focus on planting my feet firmly on the ground. As I started to grow and thrive in those areas that needed to be tended to, I started to realize just how far I'd stepped away from maintaining my own personal style, and felt sadness over the disconnect.
Those days are behind me now, and my own personal style is back and firmly intact. Its been nice to rebuild my collection, and continue to enjoy old favorites.
I'm totally obsessed. Pictured: Mens Rose Gold Watch- Forever 21, Ladies Rose Gold Watch- Macy's, Rose Gold Necklace- H&M, Rose Gold Earrings and Cuff- Dillard's. Chocolate Diamond and Rose Gold Bracel...
I have a number of passions in life, and each one drives me in different ways. For 31 years, (seriously) I've had a camera nearby.. and with each passing year my love of photography has grown. At this point in life, the love is so much so that I can virtually be awakened out of a deep sleep by my desire to get outside and start capturing images.
This morning was one of those mornings.
Originally, my intentions were to share images of Fall that I'd taken in Nederland some years back, ultimately planing on working on the House of 303 beauty box today. Well no.. my heart and mind were in cahoots with one another and had other plans for me..
... and I'm not upset about it at all.
The coolest day of our Fall season here in Denver thus far, and I could hardly get out the door fast enough with the Canon in tow, as I stopped briefly to enjoy a cuppa, then on my way to a nearby neighborhood that I knew held some of life's most beautiful trinkets of fall in its leaves.
This past weekend, the mornings were brisk like fall, but the afternoons were summer light, and I wanted to delight in a beverage that captured both....
.... and of course, that's what I did!
Delish. Light. Easy. Refreshing. A perfect drink with a bit of a kick for the mild fall days.
What you'll need:
Fresh Mint Leaves (10)
Lychee Fruit (1 can)
Squirt Sodas (2)
Citrus Flavored Vodka ( 1/3 Cup)
Apple Pear (1)
You'll also need a blender and mason jars.
First, you'll chop up the apple pear, then add lychee fruit, citrus flavored vodka, and pears together in blender. Pour blend evenly into mason jars (depending on how many drinks you plan on serving, feel free to add to this recipe. This is for two beverages.) Add Squirt to the mix, garnish with fresh mint, and enjoy!
Marci Lundy is the Founder and CEO of 303 Face | Body, as well as creator of 303 Home | Loft | Wellness. When not working on the company or the blog, you can find her enjoying the fall, while trying to hold on to a bit of s...
With overnight temps sneaking down into the forties a few nights ago, I was once again reminded that fall is right around the corner, and my excitement for introducing my newest tea blend for the fall heightened.
Cherries and peonies come together for a light, fruity + floral delight for your morning, afternoon, or evening tea.
A loose leaf tea to calm the senses.
Cherry + Peony Bliss, by 303 Face | Body.
New Zen Photo Mugs by 303 F|B are also on their way for fall..
Luminescent Peonies, a 303 Face | Body Zen Photography Mug.
Sunflower Sway, a 303 Face | Body Zen Photography Mug.
303 Face | Body is happy to give a sneak peak of a few of the beauties that are coming soon.
M Lundy is the Founder and CEO of 303 Face | Body, and creator of 303 Home | Loft | Wellness. When not working on the company or blogging, you may have caught her sipping tea any one day over the past 13 years that she was mom to one of the prettiest, most charismatic little fur babies around....