WEEK 36 FEELS:

Labour day weekend brings a few things to mind: back to school, the Ex, and last minute summer festivities. So here are my WEEK 36 FEELS:

I Made It:
Earlier this summer I spent a great day shooting cocktails with the awesome Tyler Bowditch and my fave Michael Elliott. Holding onto this tropical summer vibe for as long as possible!! 
Photography by: Tyler Bowditch
Food Styling by: Michael Elliott
Styling by: ME

What I need in my life: School (Office) Supplies
I've really been crushing on Poketo's office supplies. I used to LOVE going back-to-school shopping, specifically for school supplies... highlighters, notebooks, pens, post-it notes, you name it! I haven't bought office supplies in a while, so I am thinking I am due. Poketo here I come!

Life Things:
The Ex marks the end of labour day weekend... + the end of summer ... and I'm not ready for it. Hope we get some "summer" in September!

Words I'll Leave You With:
if not now then when??
September is kind of like a new year, new start.

xo -
rayna marlee

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WEEK 35 FEELS:

So it is the last week of summer. Back to school rush - even when we're not going back to school. You can really feel it in the (cool) air. So here are my WEEK 35 FEELS:

Wear It:
Right now I am seeing so many fun denim ankles. This is my back-to-school fashion (if I were going).

What I'm Pinning - Visual Inspiration:
I absolutely LOVE Studio DIY. I think Kelly is killing it in the blogging/DIY game. I don't subscribe to her Can't Clutch This clutch subscription, but every month I look forward to seeing what she's come up with. The September pink eraser clutch was so fun and nostalgic. Love how simple and iconic it is.

I Made It:
This was a fun summer tomato story that I styled for the most recent issue of Chatelaine Magazine. Love how vibrant it turned out!
Photography: Erik Putz
Food Styling: Michael Elliot
Prop Styling: Rayna Marlee
Art Direction: Casie Billington

Words I'll Leave You With:
Make people feel good about themselves.... some new (school) year resolutions.

xo -
rayna marlee

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WEEK 34 FEELS:

This past week was again on the quieter side - I've NEVER had a quiet August so this is all new to me. It's not always easy to shut off and relax. But as a freelancer it's super important to do so and take advantage of the quiet time. So that's what I've been doing! Here are some of my WEEK 33 FEELS:

I Made It:
A couple weeks ago I had the privilege to work with the very talented Alyssa and Chris from Suech and Beck on this fun bright random still life creative. I just recieved this in my inbox and I love the way everything turned out so much! They are so magical. Which is your fave??
Photography by: Suech and Beck
Styling by: ME

What I’m Pinning - Visual Inspiration:
Stumbled upon these beautiful white textured images. They are super calming aren't they?!

Words I'll Leave You With:
Inhale. Exhale.
Breath, relax, and enjoy when you can!

xo -
rayna marlee

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WEEK 33 FEELS:

LONGEST.BUSIEST.SHORT.WEEK.EVER. ... enough said. Here are some of my WEEK 33 FEELS:

I Made It:
Here is my latest #rmbowl. This is one of the quickest and easiest (and most delicious) meals I make. It's kind of like a california sushi roll in a bowl but switch in rice noodles instead of rice (they are way quicker). 🍲: rice noodles with sesame oil, crab, cucumber, avocado, seaweed topped with roasted sesame seeds and wasabi salt and a side of avocado-sriracha spicy mayo. 

1+1 = My Fave Combos:
food ingredients and graphic layout. This look was one of the styles of the inspiration for one of my shoots this past week. It was fun! 

Words I'll Leave You With:
shoot, was that today? pretty much sums up my super long short week!

xo -
rayna marlee

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WEEK 32 FEELS:

The August long weekend has always been a meaningful weekend for me. It's me and my girlfriends Annual Girls Long Weekend (I think it's been going on for like 12 years)... unfortunately this year due to life, it was a much smaller group. Hopefully next year we will get right back to our tradition. This weekend also marks the middle of summer. Once the weekend passes, it feels like all I do is countdown the last few weekends before summer is over and try to cram in as much "summer" as possible. It also usually is a nice and needed three day break as summer is a busy time for me work wise... All in all this past weekend was a success as always!! So, here are my WEEK 32 FEELS:

Life Things:
The long weekend was made up of cottage hopping, thunderstorms, and (a few) dock chills. It really hasn't been much of a summer weather-wise. Soaking up every minute of sunshine possible!

What's On My Coffee Table: 
Surf Shack by Nina Freudenberger has not left my bedside table for weeks now. I spent a gloomy Saturday afternoon in bed and read this book from front to back, literally every single page, every single word! I've actually never done that before in my life. Every page flip had my insides fluttering and were filled with inspiration. Can we all just move to the beach?! 🌊☀️ I'm so glad I discovered it!

What I’m Pinning - Visual Inspiration:
Cottages, lakes, the outdoors - what summer is really about. These images are so dreamy. Life goals. Maybe one day Bas and I will be able to park our Airstream outside one of these!

Words I'll Leave You With:
one day or day one. you decide.

xo -
rayna marlee

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