Creating a Patriotic Coffee Bar for the Summer Months💗🫖🧢

Enhance each season with a touch of decor; in summer, let vibrant colors and breezy elements breathe life into your space… -Marcia 💗 One of my favorite projects this summer has been setting up a patriotic-themed coffee bar for July. I take pride in making a conscious effort not to constantly buy new decorations. That’s not to say that I never do, but I always start by editing what I have, checking to see what I can use and reuse. Amazingly, I can create fun and welcoming areas in my home using items I already possess, often moving things around … Read the full blog post

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Decorating The Outdoors For The Patriotic Summer Months🌝

Summer’s embrace brings the garden alive with vibrant art, turning outdoor spaces into joyful sanctuaries of beauty and inspiration Marcia💕 As the summer months approach, it’s the perfect time to bring out the red, white, and blue decorations to celebrate the patriotic spirit of July. I’d like to share how I transformed our outdoor space with some simple and vibrant decorations that can easily be replicated. White Picket Fence with Red, White, and Blue Banners One of the standout features of our yard is our charming white picket fence. To give it a festive touch, I hung red, white, and … Read the full blog post

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Transitioning A Bedroom Into A Seasonal Closet: My Year-Round Closet Makeover on the Oregon Coast👚

Embrace the joy of each season by curating a closet that evolves with the weather… There’s a unique thrill in rediscovering, forgotten favorites and finding new ways to express your style… Marcia A year ago, I embarked on an exciting home improvement project that has not only revolutionized my storage options but also injected a bit of seasonal flair into my living space. I transformed a small, underused bedroom into my main closet and have been honing its seasonal functionality ever since. As we strive to keep our spaces fresh and suited to our needs, changing seasons provide the perfect … Read the full blog post

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Embracing the Stage: My Journey to Community Theater

There’s a unique joy in being part of a small community theater, where every note played and every line spoken is a shared triumph, bringing people together through the magic of performance. -Marcia This weekend marks a significant moment in my life—not just because it’s the opening of our local community theater where I’ll be partaking for the first time, but also because it coincides with a special community event. It feels like a celebratory debut, not just for the production but for myself as well. Adding to the excitement, my husband will also be joining me in this theater … Read the full blog post

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Refreshing our Home’s Vestibule for a Summery Welcome🏡

A warm, aesthetically pleasing welcome into your home sets the tone for comfort and hospitality… – Marcia The entrance of your home sets the mood for your entire living space, especially during the joyful summer months. Refreshing a small vestibule can be simple yet dramatically effective. Here are some steps to revitalize this area with summer vibes, ensuring it’s both welcoming and stylish. Step 1: Clean and Declutter The first step in any refresh is to clean. Sweep the floors, dust off surfaces, and remove any items that don’t belong. A clean space not only looks good but also gives … Read the full blog post

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Welcoming Summer: The Blossoming Chronicles of My Garden

This is a wonderful day, I’ve never seen this one before. -Maya Angelou As the briskness of late spring gives way to the early whispers of summer, my garden has begun a beautiful transformation, marking the end of some cycles and the beginning of others. It’s a time of vibrant change and renewal, filled with the endless joys and tasks that each new bloom brings. The End of Spring’s First Acts The garden’s early risers, the bluebells, have completed their annual show. Their vibrant blue hues have graced the garden paths, and now it’s time to cut them back, making … Read the full blog post

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A Day in the Life: 🎶Music, 🐾Puppies, and Blossoms🌸

Every day is a new opportunity to begin again. Every day is your birthday. – Dalai Lama Welcome to a special “Day in the Life” vlog where I take you along on a journey through my bustling early May activities! This week has been a whirlwind of musical notes, puppy celebrations, and garden blossoms as spring makes its presence known here in Oregon. Morning Melodies My mornings lately begin with the melodious sounds of piano music. I’ve been intensely focusing on mastering the piano as a backup musician for a summer musical at our local community theater. The complexity and … Read the full blog post

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🌸Creating a Charming Mother’s Day Tablescape: A Spontaneous Collaboration Story

Set the stage for love and appreciation this Mother’s Day with a charming tablescape that speaks volumes before the first bite… – Marcia💕 Recently, an unexpected opportunity knocked on my door in the form of a collaboration with a YouTube Creator. The challenge? Crafting a captivating tablescape for a week-long feature. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I decided to embrace the occasion and curate a special setting celebrating the essence of motherhood. The twist? I resolved to construct this tablescape using items already nestled within my home—a testament to creativity sparked by spontaneity. A few weeks back, during … Read the full blog post

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Spring Refresh: 🌸Transforming the Garden Shed into a Charming Oasis

Within the humble walls of a garden shed, lies the enchanting allure of nature’s sanctuary, where dreams blossom and tranquility reigns… -Marcia As the warmth of spring begins to thaw the winter blues, It’s the perfect time to breathe new life into every corner of our homes, including the often overlooked garden shed. This humble space, holds immense potential as a charming retreat and creative sanctuary. My journey of refreshing the garden shed begins with a simple act of decluttering and cleaning. With the first rays of sunshine, I embark on the task of clearing out the space, sweeping away … Read the full blog post

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Finding Joy in the Simple Moments

It’s e extraordinary how extraordinary the ordinary day is… This past week might seem uneventful at first glance, but upon reflection, it was filled with moments of pure joy and contentment. As I practiced the piano diligently for an upcoming summer production at our local community theater, I found solace in the melodies and the anticipation of sharing my music with others, it’s amazing how immersing oneself in creative pursuits can bring such fulfillment. With my husband out of town for a few days, I took the opportunity to treat myself to meals out and leisurely shopping trips. There’s something … Read the full blog post

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