Monthly Archives: June 2016


“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love” ~Romans 12:10 Happy beginning of a new month! July. And, with it comes the heat of the summer, and hopefully being good to ourselves with a little added leisure time. And what could be more leisurely than sitting outside at home with family, friends, or neighbors. A favorite past time for me has often been driving through neighborhoods where I’ve lived. Here on the coast many of the neighborhoods appear to spread into the trees behind foilage and fences on the long,  quiet streets near and above the Pacific Ocean. Everywhere there is the feeling that this cottage and that one have a story or two to tell. A house with a past… is certainly more alluring than one with no past at all. And so the cottages here pique my curiosity. One of the joys of growing up in the 60’s … Continue reading

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Peek at cottage floor

Hi I’m so excited that I just had to share a peek of our new cottage floor. Only a peek, because I’m not quite ready to give a tour. But I promise I will. ♡  

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A Serene Saturday Night?

As we settled into a prime location on our favorite bluff overlooking a calm moonlit sea, enjoying the effects of a leisurely dinner on our first Saturday night date night in a while, our reverie was broken by the frantic phone calls being made by a woman as she alternately peered through her binoculars and spoke in the phone. “I can see him,  I can see him! ” We heard. Roused by our curiosity my husband inquired of the seeming emergency. “My son is in that fishing boat out there, that’s the little light! We just found out, that he is being towed by his friend, but his friend had to sever the tow because he’s running out of gas, and had to get out to save himself!” We all contemplated the possibilities. The woman said “I’m sorry, but I have to go! I have to go!” and left. With … Continue reading

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The 7 Day Nature Challenge

“Colors are the smiles of nature… they are her laughs, as in flowers. ” ~Leigh Hunt Hi. …how’s your summer going?  I just returned from a walk on the beach. This is a fabulous time of year on the Oregon coast. Fresh clean air. Cooler weather. Glorious. I’m very fortunate to live in an area that is abundantly filled with all the beauty of nature. And, today is your lucky day my friend. We are going on a nature stroll. Don’t worry it won’t take long to share photos from a recent Facebook photo challenge I experienced. The challenge included sharing photos of nature for 7 days, and then each day inviting another person to the challenge.  I enjoyed everything about this challenge.  It was fun to see others’ photos, and share my own. However, what particularly spoke to me during this challenge, was my need for connection. Our need for connection. A … Continue reading

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Living a Charmed Life

“People go to Napa…they don’t live in Napa.”~Carrie Bradshaw “Sex and the City” Living on the magnificent, breathtaking, serene, quiet, Oregon coast naturally lends itself for a need to get away from it all. W.h.a.t!???? Yes, dear reader even when you live in almost paradise, there are those times when you just need to escape your surroundings. With that said I do love my coast, however I am a recent transplanted city gal also lOVE perusing through fun, & interesting shops. So, recently when I read that in celebration of it’s 50th anniversary Coos Bay Art Museum was hosting the 2016 Arts & Culture Rally & Charm Trail. A fun, charming adventure of visiting seven coastal communities and 51 paricipating Arts & Culture venues. I said sign me up! Count me in! let’s get started! I figured it was a great way to enjoy the Southern Oregon Coast have an adventure get inspired again … Continue reading

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