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I’m Marnie Rae, proud Mom of 3 kids and a hard working, entrepreneur of a husband. I love family, my home and community, lots of bracelets, walks with friends, and sunshine. I am the proud founder of National Mocktail Week:)

I’m on a new mid-life journey – exploring what life looks like with a Stage 4 NSC lung cancer with brain metastasis diagnosis. I’m rolling with the punches and finding the blessings each and every day.

20 years ago I got sober and had no idea it would help prepare me for the journey I’m on now – fighting Stage 4 lung cancer. I’m all “one day at a time” and “let go and let God” except now I’m not asking for freedom from alcohol, I’m asking for hope and life. And I’m pretty sure God is delivering:)


On this site you’ll find amazing, grown-up af (ahem…alcohol-free) recipes from my mocktail making days but here is also where I get to share my writing that is helping get me through some of these days with a little humor, a little humility, and probably too much talk about personal hygiene and underwear.

I hope you’ll tag along for this ride…xo

“This is how the world changes - little by little, table by table, meal by meal, hour by hour. This is how we chip away at isolation, loneliness, fear. This is how we connect, in big and small ways - we do it around the table.”


marnie rae west sound home and garden

Cover Feature Article

We are so happy and pleased to have been featured on the cover of Westsound Home & Garden Magazine for March/April 2018 Issue. Checkout the lovely article.