Monthly Archives: September 2016

A Little Something New

  “Pie baking happens here.” ~Marcia And, how are you today? Come on let’s have a seat. Pie baking happens here. By the way, have I mentioned there’s a dream kitchen in the making in a very sweet, very little cottage on the very beautiful Oregon coast? Well, okay I should say perfect for me. More & more I realize that creating a home in a small cottage is similar to other things in life. Particularly, those times when we find it’s necessary to switch things around a bit. Just a little, & just enough to make them work better for us. Ya know what I mean? There’s not enough room or time for items we don’t need, use, or find pleasure~ious joy in. Those which take up valuable, & important space. Life is too short…and my kitchen is way too small for that. So, with that in mind I recently found … Continue reading

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Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Is it really almost October? Scary…! What’s happening with you today. .. “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life” ~Coco Chanel A few years ago I cut my hair really short. r.e.a.l.l.y, r.e.a.l.l.y, s.h.o.r.t Well, and actually lightened it quite a bit. And, it felt good. Okay….It felt great at the time. Hmmmm. I felt like a different woman. I felt free. Free from what I’m not quite sure. Just free. I loved it in many ways. It sort of changed how I viewed myself too. Not sure about the reason behind that either. Just did. Looking back…I think I did it because I was in transition with my life. I had just retired from teaching elementary school forever for 30 years. I … Continue reading

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Rocky Raccoon

It was a quiet evening when I became concerned about our cat Darjeeling who had been outside a little too long. As I strolled over to the back door and opened it then peered out turning on the light, a shiver went up my spine.  I was confronted by a menacing creature on its hind legs that looked larger than it really was. With a mask like a bandit my consciousness checked in with RACCOON! Immediately I felt my heart begin to pound as I was concerned about myself,  and more importantly my cat Darjeeling. I roused my husband from a deep sleep and said “Darjeeling” is in deep trouble!” He clumsily and hurriedly made his way to the door as I kept repeating “RACCOON!” RACCOON!” RACCOON! He clapped his hands loudly and yelled skat! skat! The problem was Dar’je was still out there in the dark.  Whereabouts unknown. In … Continue reading

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Scents And Sensibility

“Scents bring memories, and many memories bring nostalgic pleasure. We would be wise to plan for this when we plant a garden.” ~Thalasso Cruso  Fall is here. Yippee! I enjoy everything about this season. I’ve discovered there’s a distinct scent here on the coast too. I call it coastal woods. A few of the neighbors have already been using their wood burning stoves, which really doesn’t make scents to me at all when you could use it for decor! and the air has a woodsy~ocean~like smell. Does that makes sense?  I’m extremely scent sensitive. That sounds funny. Is that how you say it?  I think you’re getting a sense of what I’m trying to say.  I basically have the ability to taste the smell of  everything! anything. For example I can still taste the smell of a steak being grilled, even though it’s been years since I’ve actually eaten one. However, in many ways it does make scents … Continue reading

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A SoUlFuL DAy….SuMmErS EnD…♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Sharing a re~post from September 21, 2014. I was still living in Southern California, & it had been a very warm summer. Happy Day! Today is a very, very, special day. Any guesses? YES! That’s right! Today is summer’s last day. Now, if today would have been last week… I’d be jumping for JOY! Since, last week was extremely warm. And, I was so ready for summer’s end. Oh, don’t get me wrong….I love the Summer. I’m just so ready for the Fall. Actually, I’ve been patiently awaiting for Thursday, September 22rd. which will mark the first day of Autumn. Looking forward to the change of season. However, for me….saying  good-bye to anything, is always bittersweet. Even, if  the good-bye is only temporary, and you know you will meet again. It’s … Continue reading

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