Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡
I’m hoping you had a great week. How’s the weather been where you live? I can still remember the very warm summers in California, and gosh.. I have to tell you that I am so grateful our home sold when it did.
Just in time to escape from the heat. Moving to the Pacific Northwest, from Southern California has changed me. I’m no longer a hot gal (ha! ha!) I am a cool one. (giggle)
So, here I am finishing off my “first” summer living on the Oregon coast, and loving it.
Cool breezes streaming through open windows,
wind chimes ringing gently on the porch.
Beloved “new” treasures infusing the interiors
with warmth and personality
Small delights that make our senses tingle.
Okay, so regardless of the particulars…
this little cottage is beginning to offer
and of course lets face it LOTS of work..(grin)
Originally my husband and I made a somewhat,
sort of, kind a like commitment to take our time with fixing up,
and charming up our new space.
Our goal has been to enjoy life’s pleasures rather than rushing through them.
And, so I was a little surprised because we sort of went overboard with house “stuff” this last week. (gulp)
Such as… windows were inspected
then we had our leaning/falling fence looked at. That followed a discussion regarding best/economical way of addressing the problem.
We hung, strung, and nailed little hooks into nooks/crannies.
I also commisioned a small shelf to be built for our front room.
It would be nice to have a place to hang a hat, coat, or scarf on. Especially when the weather becomes cooler.(another gulp)
Oh, and we also had our wood burning stove cleaned and inspected by a chimney sweeper, and were informed that it has seen better days.
Which translates into “replace soon”. Soooo, as I write this post windows have been ordered, and will be installed sometime late September. Most were necessary, one was decorative. A garden kitchen window.
I am excited about that one! I learned this week that I much prefer purchasing things that are cute, fun, and probably not necessarily practical. Ha! Ha! Oh, and somewhere along the line hoping to find that fine balance for selecting those things to improve, and simplify life. With that said, I think I’ll go for a walk along the beach now and….
that garden window….
Here’s a super easy, and yummy great recipe for Fish Batter!
This batter makes enough to coat approximately 2 pounds of fish.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Add all ingredients. Whisk together the flour, milk, water, baking powder, and salt in a bowl until smooth. Enjoy!
Here’s how I relaxed this week…