Monthly Archives: February 2016

Downton 6E7

It’s hard to believe there are only 2 episodes left of DA. I guess I should start polishing my silver. Oh, wait…I don’t own any silver. And, just between “us” I am preparing myself for the finale that will air on March 6th. Julian’s next project will be focusing on the millionaire titan of New York in The Gilded Age.  I most certainly will get hooked on that too. Tonight’s DA bookclub was held at Lori’s cottage. Yes, another adorable cottage that I was able to experience. pinchmepinchmepinchme. Lori’s home is outside of town, and nestled in the woods. Surrounded by large beautiful pine trees. It smelled like Christmas! I promise not to reveal too much, but one of my favorite parts from this episode was how Mr. Carson was tricked to cook dinner for his wife. I won’t say how. But, I certainly hope he learned his lesson. I thought … Continue reading

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The Heart of Friendship

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. ♡ “Friendship is one of the sweetest joys of life.” ~ Charles Spurgeon Well, I have to say if I have a weakness when it comes to food, without a doubt , the answer is bread. I love the aroma of fresh-baked bread. There’s a wonderful bakery here where I live. I often stop by and purchase some sort of bread treat. It’s not uncommon for me to eat bread everyday. It may be a small amount, or sometimes I have several slices. It doesn’t matter what kind. I enjoy all shapes, sizes, and colors. Just recently when I was in the bakery, I noticed a loaf of bread that looked like it was woven. It reminded me of a friendship bread I once received. It’s … Continue reading

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Downton 6E5

  It’s Saturday evening, and I have just returned from another DA bookclub group. No reading. Just eating, & watching. And, this evening we hopped on over to Deborah’s lovely cottage  in the woods. So fun, and I’m feeling very lucky to have been invited to be part of this lovely gathering of friends here on the coast. This was my first time at Debra’s home, so of course I snapped up a few photos. The food was especially yummy this evening. One of the ladies prepared a yummy frittata. She mentioned  that she had recently visited Spain, and took a cooking class there. Again, without spoiling anything (just in case you haven’t yet caught last weeks episode) my curiosity is rising in regards to how Mr. Charlie Carson will be adjusting to a wife who does not cook. Oh, and of course how will Mrs. Hughes adjust to his … Continue reading

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Languages of Love

You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.~ Amy Carmichael Hello February, the love month. The store aisles are filled with red hearts, hearts on teddy bears, hearts on boxes of cards. Just recently I saw exercise equipment with hearts on it. There are many ways to speak Love. I’ve shared in previous posts that our cottage living room is getting  a cottage make-over. I envision it as French seaside. Light blues, pops of red, and of course it has to have white painted floors. And, without going into too many details, I mostly want to emphasize that my husband, and I aren’t the HGTV super duper Fixer upper couple Joanna Gaines, and her husband Chip. However, we are cute of course…grin, we just aren’t experts. If we were. ..todays post wouldnt have the same meaning. When “I” decided that it would be easy peasy to rip out … Continue reading

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