Here's my story:
What's in a name? Chances are you might be reading my name incorrectly.
When I was a kid I would explain it like this "Car rhymes with Mar" and you put "in (-en) at the end". Then later on in college a fella' at a party said "OH Mar-en. Like the fish Marlin but the "L" swam away." Yeah. That's it. Whatever works for you, Dude.
I used to hate when people mispronounced my name or gave me nickname to avoid saying my name incorrectly. But then I wonder if my Great Great Grandmother had the same issues?
My Great Great Grandmother raised 14 kids on this Danish farm.
Last weekend when Husband and I were visiting the monastery in Ettal, Germany I ran across my name again! This time there was a German translation of the name "Maren" printed on a greeting card. It's not the best quality but I couldn't resist and bought it!
Here's a German translated excerpt:
"She has a good imagination,
can delegate well and
The Danish translation is:
"of the sea."
I used two coordinating pieces of scrapbook paper to matte the card and added it into a picture frame I had on hand. Voila! A personalized piece of artwork to hang over my desk. I love the way it turned out!
Okay, I lied. I said I was only sharing one favorite today but since we are here...
On a recent shopping adventure I found these jars cheap, cheap, cheap. I just fell in love with the polka dot lids and the colors...simply perfect! It's a good thing these were the last three jars or I might have gone over board and bought more. I have no idea what I am going to put inside but I sure am enjoying looking at them (even empty) on my counter.
I hope everyone has a blessed weekend. Enjoy every second! Don't forget the Back to School Giveaway is ending in just hours from now! See the details here.
Make Life Beautiful,