A Visit To a Vintage Market…

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandala Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are doing well… I have been a vintage marketplace groupie for years… so recently when I heard of one that wasn’t too far from where I live… I couldn’t pass it up… restoring old furniture… shopping for vintage clothing… jewelry… delighting in discovering one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces for my home… always adds inspiration to my day…

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The Colors of Summer/A Garden Tour

It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a home-grown tomato. -Lewis Grizzard Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are doing well… I have been working a little more in my garden… deadheading those things which have become overgrown and completed their cycle…. I’ve found myself outdoors much more… relaxing…. enjoying those simple pleasures of life… which of course always includes a cozy little garden… 🧑‍🍳What’s Cooking🧑‍🍳 It’s rewarding to walk outside and get vegetables from your own garden. I owe this luxury to Joe since he’s the one who planted everything! The zucchini has been abundant and … Read the full blog post

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☕️ Join Me For an Afternoon Tea 👛

When one says Tea Time we hear Me Time -Aura of Wellbeing Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are well… If you would like to host an afternoon tea…and yet not sure exactly where to begin… I hope today’s post inspires you… To host a tea experience of your own… Outdoors or in…small gathering or large…a simple tea or perhaps more extravagant… It’s all up to you…and whatever your little heart desires… Happy August… 👩‍🍳 What’s Cooking… I decided to prepare a few tea sandwiches myself along with a super easy recipe for chocolate covered strawberries. CUCUMBER SANDWICHES Ingredients 1 English … Read the full blog post

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Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris…

“Every woman should have something pink in her wardrobe it is the color of HAPPINESS” -Christian Dior Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are doing well… A few weeks ago when the movie ‘Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris’ came out (and just a couple of weeks after getting a new puppy) Joe suggested I might benefit from a drive into the big city to enjoy a girls day out…shopping, lunch, and watching this movie. The story is enchanting…and gives new meaning to “say yes to the dress”… telling about a seemingly ordinary British housekeeper who has a dream to own … Read the full blog post

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🎁Christmas in July🌟

“It’s summer and I’m already in the Christmas spirit” -Holiday Love Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are doing well… I think it’s great that Christmas doesn’t have to come only once a year… especially if you are anything like me and needing a little Christmas right this very minute… So how’s about a Christmas in July mini dessert only Tea party! What’s Cooking… Mini cakes What you will need 2- 8-9 inch round cakes or 1- 13×9 inch cake, baked beforehand from scratch or from a box (add extra butter and eggs to make the box mix taste homemade), … Read the full blog post

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Seven Years Later…🌻

“To have courage for whatever comes in life…everything lies in that.” – Teresa of Avila Hello, sweet friends… I hope you are doing well… This week marks seven years since Joe and I made the move to a small beach cottage along the Oregon coast… looking back I realize now that this move was a h.u.g.e leap of faith for me… But taking a leap of faith meant that I fully surrendered to all expectations. It meant that I allowed myself to start anew and feel completely free. Along the way I came to realize that who I am is … Read the full blog post

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Puppy Reveal… Meet ’Camille’💗

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ~Aesop Hello, sweet friend… Our family has grown exponentially during these last 2 years… a kitty, horse, and most recently a puppy… I am so excited to introduce you to our sweet, sweet Camille. Last weekend we brought her home with us… After finding a Morkie breeder over two months ago Joe and I had decided to take a leap of faith and put a deposit on this little puppy that hadn’t been born…much less seen..yet deeply hoped for. She is currently a little over two months old and … Read the full blog post

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A Minute in Gig Harbor WA…🥰

Let me take you to Gig Harbor! Read the full blog post

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Summer…A Return To My Garden…🌻

My goal is to make the world more beautiful one plant at a time… Read the full blog post

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Ms. Marcia Goes To Montreal…✈️

“Life goes by fast. Enjoy it. Calm down. It’s all funny.–Joan Rivers Hello, sweet friend… I recently returned from a trip to Montreal, Canada…I have unpacked…put almost everything away and now I’d like to share a little about this fun holiday. This was my first visit to Montreal… On the plane I tracked our flight path that was fun! and finished reading ‘Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris’ have you read it? it’s a delightful story! The first day of arrival I enjoyed a leisurely stroll along Mount Royal and later Joe & I took a 3 hour afternoon bus tour … Read the full blog post

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