Monthly Archives: September 2015

Feeling Blue

  Having received a Bachelor of Science degree in “Child Development ” might explain why I have always been intriqued with how things effect us. Case in point. Now that I’m living on the coast, it appears that my favorite color has become blue. Hmmmm… Blue is my new pink! Perhaps,  it’s also just a little more fun to be creative…   and change things up occasionally.  

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PhOtOgRaPhY….NeW EyEs….

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Happy, Happy, mid week…. Years ago I took a photography class. I really enjoyed it. Later, when I was working on getting my Master’s Degree in Education, I was able to sneak in an art class. Yippee!!! I LOVED that too! And, then the years just flew by. Now, I have time to dabble in these two activities once again. I try and create something everyday. I enjoy photography, even though I mostly wing everything. I don’t have any … Read the full blog post

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The Art of Friendship

  Since moving to the coast I’ve made a few friends. We’ve exchanged having tea at one another’s home. These new friends have helped me in my adjustment. It’s almost a definition of friendship. Friends help friends. It’s so nice to have a friend when you need a listening ear,  or loving hand. To have a friend,  we must be a friend. Someone’s waiting for you to invite them over for a special tea visit today. Keep it simple.  Pick up a ready made scone mix, heat some water and call a friend over for tea!  

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A Fall Home Tour…Cozy comforts

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. ♡ Hey, Happy Autumn!  I thought it would be fun to share a glimpse of our sweet, unassuming cottage. Kind of show you how it is coming along. I feel like I have been re-discovering myself again in the process. Although small in size, it’s been a bigger challenge living out my committment to a more simple, and authentic life style. As you view the photos keep in mind that other than the first photo all … Read the full blog post

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The Dragonfly Nursery

  During a visit to the local farmers market,  I purchased a pretty basket with flowers planted in it. The young girl was so helpful,  and told me about her nursery in Langlois, Oregon. So, today I took a drive there.  The nursery is set on 90 acres. It’s beautiful there.  There’s  a wide variety plants, veggies, and decorative flower arrangements to choose from. It’s a mom,  and daughter venture.  If you ever get a chance to visit,  I highly recommend it.

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A Sunday Breakfast

  One of the reasons I enjoy cooking,  and baking, is that I know what ingredients are used. And, I do prefer using fresh, and organic ingredients. Today,  I whipped up a few potatoes, eggs/cheese, and mini size pancakes. Bon’apetit!

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The Copper Goose Nursery

  I enjoy gardening, and enjoy discovering different nurseries. And, just recently I discovered a most pleasurable one.  It is called The Copper Goose Nursery, and is located in Coquille, Oregon. It is privately owned and operated. The Copper Goose supplies beautiful flower baskets for Coos Bay, and other local areas. With the help of one of the employees I was able to find a variety of plants to create a Fall window box.   The name of the plants I added to an already existing arrangement: superbells~Dreamsicle, Superbena~Burgundy, and Superbena~Blue

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casual wear

I enjoy a fun simple date day with my husband. Having a simple casual go to outfit makes for a low key stress free evening out.  

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Coastal Fall

This will be my first experience of living on the Oregon coast during the Fall. As with anything of beauty. ..the coast has many aspects, and depths to experience.

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My new pink sweater

  When I lived in Southern California rarely did I “need” a warmer sweater,  or jacket.  Not true here in the Pacific Northwest. So,  I keep my eyes open for any bargains when it comes to Fall, or Winter wear.  I’ve mentioned a wonderful upscale thrift shop here in town called BREES. This is where I found a brand new QVC sweater never worn.  Original price $14.99. However, it was on sale for $7.99. But,  guess what?  It doesn’t stop there,  because I happened to go to BREE’S on green tag day! So,  I received an additional 50% off…♡

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