Good Movie Alert: Happy Feet – Finding Your “Heart Song” (aka voice / gift / passion)

In the movie Happy Feet, baby penguins must find their “heart songs” (i.e. their voice / passion / gift). At the end of the first video clip, the teacher, Ms. Viola, states: “…a penguin without a heart song, is hardly a penguin at all.” So because it’s never been seen before-it must be wrong, right? No. Mumble later proves to us toward the end of the movie that just because something may be out of the norm and as a result make others uncomfortable, that doesn’t make a person (or a penguin in this case) any less than the norm. If you ask me, it actually gives the person an edge. Mumble’s heart song happens to be dancing. He is an adorable little penguin who cannot sing but can certainly dance his little tush off.

Cool Lesson to be Learned: We are all created differently – each of us have a special something(s) that we can contribute to society. Be open to people specialties & differences, you’d be surprised what you can learn ♥


Enter Ce’Marie’s World, where a girl can be a girl. Where a girl can be herself. Where a girl can dare to be different – dare to dream – dare to speak up – and dare to step outside of the box. A world where a girl is valued and loved. Where a girl is creatively free & liberated from judgement. Come join this powerful girl movement that Ce’Marie offers – in a world where a girl is encouraged to live by our motto:  ~  E m b r a c e  YOU  ♥  I n s p i r e  OTHERS  ~

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Eve ♥

Hopefully at this time, all you parents out there are having some relaxing, you time. Over here, we are kicked-back — exhausted — but feeling blessed, loved, and fabulous. We would like to spread the love! Below are a few inspirational quotes and sayings. Also you’ll find a picture of our “homemade” Christmas tree <– we make our own rendition of a tree every year & this one by far is the best :)

“Never underestimate the power of dreams — The potential for greatness lives within each of us.”

-Wilma Rudolph


Lights! Camera! Our Homemade Tree ♥

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”

-Les Brown

[Post from the author] Follow the journey: Ce’Marie’s Debut ♥ 12.17.13

“Imagine your child expanding her mind, growing her imagination, and loving reading. Now imagine her exploring all of the possibilities of who she can become. Ce’Marie books offer this and so much more. My name is Raena Rice and I want YOU to join the movement! Visit us at and find us on Facebook. Let your daughter get hooked on reading with Ce’Marie, as we expose the

Best, Long-Kept Secret:

Being Different is the ‘New Black.'”

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Hellooo Ce’Marie Tribe!

Me llamo Raena Rice, the writer and illustrator of Ce’Marie books. This past Tuesday Ce’Marie made her first debut  ♥  It all took place at the Montecito Country Club in Santa Barbara, CA at an expo in which Ce’Marie was introduced through the above elevator pitch that I presented to over 200 attendees! It was an exciting event. With the first book of the series still in process, sneak peeks of a few of the book’s illustrations were integrated into an “All About Ce’Marie” scrapbook. The feedback was positive and inspiring. Below are a couple of pictures showing the set up. This movement is just getting started. Stay tuned, my friends ♥


Ce’Marie ♥


Girls Rock! ♥


Ce’Marie’s Table ♥


Raena interacting with the guests as she tables ♥