Monthly Archives: November 2016

AdVeNt, GiRlFrIeNdS, aNd CaNdYcAnEs….♡

 Below is a re~edited post from my last Christmas while I still lived in California before the big move I wanted to share it with you. My blog stats show many of you are new readers. This post is one of my favorites because it talks about everything I’m passionate about Home, Friendships, & Love. Happy Monday, and first week of Advent! (grin)  As the calendar year draws to a close, family schedules, programs, PaRtIeS, and “other” obligations for this time of year are in full motion… My week was filled with a combination of EvErYtHing…. An afternoon was spent putting … Read the full blog post

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A Gathering Of Friends

Hi! It’s late on Thursday evening, and I’m just settling in from a wonderful time with a circle of courageous friends who decided to share a Thanksgiving together. We are all fairly new to this coastal living thing. And not so unlike those early pilgrims who on that first Thanksgiving were finding their way in a unfamiliar land, among a new people, learning how to carve out another way of life. The idea was that one of us would provide the home & main dish, while the others would bring side dishes. This was the first Thanksgiving I’ve celebrated here on the coast. Last … Read the full blog post

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The Sea Lions At Simpson Reef

Hey sweet friend! I’m so grateful to see you today. I hope you had a wonderful week. And if by any chance this is your first time visiting here then Welcome! It makes me happy to see you. These cute little creatures sure make me happy too. That is when I’m able to see them. Long ago when I was still doing the teaching & living thing in California, my second graders would often take field trips to the fabulous San Diego Zoo. Here children were able to experience all the magical benefits of nature & animals. And one of my all time favorite exhibits … Read the full blog post

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The Law of Attraction

I’m constantly editing my life. all of it. With that said recently I took a pile of clothing to a local donation center. I was no longer wearing, using, or needing these items so off they went.  Ironically a few days later I received an e-mail from a friend & reader of my blog who mentioned that she had put a box together of things that she no longer was wearing, using, or needing in her life anymore and was sending them off too. That box arrived here on my sweet coast just the other day.  I must admit it was as … Read the full blog post

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Simply Cottage

I’ve got to say that earlier this week the weather on the coast had been so nice & warm that I actually thought about digging out my bikini ha! & hanging out at the beach for a few days finishing up that summer reading. rain however is in the forecast… With that said and just in case you find yourself longing for a little coastal getaway along the Oregon coast that is this Veteran’s Day weekend  I have a simply fabulous place for you to visit. It’s an adorable shop called Simply Cottage located right off  Hwy 101 in the charming town of Coos Bay. I think … Read the full blog post

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Autumn Rose. ..

I think the fall roses are always my favorite. Perhaps because they are richer in color their scents are stronger this time of year.  This is a climbing rose getting ready to bloom again.  It looks like it is floating through the air.  I Just love it. My favorites are Eden roses. What kind of roses do you like? Do you prefer scented? And what about your favorite color?  I hope you have a wonderful day my friend. .. And remember to take time to smell the Roses…    

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ThE WeEk In ReViEw…DoN’T YoU WoRrY AbOuT A ThInG….♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ A few of my friends are in the midst of life changes. Deep in my heart I know everything will work out one way or another for them.  Our conversations  have reminded me the importance of doing those things we can, surrendering then trusting that things work out the way they will. Re-edited post 11-7-14 (As I was preparing for a move to the Oregon coast) Happy Monday! I have missed you….I mean…  really…             … Read the full blog post

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Turn Back Time

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. ♡ This is a re~post from November 2015. I’d just returned from a trip to New England to follow the changing of the leaves.  It’s me again! Ha! Welllllll.…did ya remember to turn back your clocks? My husband actually turns ours back the night before. (grin) I really am going to make this post a quick one, mostly photos I think. Photos of Fall. I took some gorgeous photos if I say so myself…photos of … Read the full blog post

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An Outfit For All Seasons

    Anyone who knows me knows I enjoy a little fashion. I use to own many closets filled with clothes, shoes, & accessories when I lived in California.  I’m proud to say that since moving to the coast I’m down to basically 2 very small beachy closets. I still love fashion, however I now am extremely careful what I purchase, & try to donate an item for each item I bring into the cottage. This is really important if you want to impress your friends dont want to end up with all this “stuff” you no longer need, use, or wear. I’m finding … Read the full blog post

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Three Years, a Blog, and a Cottage Later

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. ♡ It’s arrived. Yippee! I get to begin another project here in my sweet cottage. I love November for many reasons. Mainly it’s my Gratitude month. A month to embrace all the things that I’m most grateful for. Even though I’m very aware of the good  occurrences in everyday life November is it’s  gentle reminder. As you must know unless you are new to my blog is that I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to … Read the full blog post

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