Monthly Archives: August 2017

Artful Imperfection

  ”Feed your joyful, selfless heart. Feed your soul to grow. Feed with books, music, painting or arts. Feed with your special favorite passion you joyfully share near or far apart.” ~ Angelica Hopes  Author of Rhythm of a Heart, Music of a Soul  Well here I am with Toto (aka…Cami) heading into the last four performances (as Cami’s stage mom) in The Wizard of Oz.  (Becausebecausebecauseofthewonderfulfulthingsshedoes)I have been all consumed by this project. Thank goodness for a minor distraction of a little solar eclipse this past week (grin) Moonshadow In an earlier post There’s no place like home I shared that a primary motivation in this project was my desire to get a little more rooted here on the Oregon coast. my new home And like many choices we make in life sometimes we learn things about ourselves and perhaps even humbled along the way. Such was the case with my recent venture with community … Continue reading

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I’m Being Followed By A Moonshadow

    Hey there! I thought I’d pop in to share a bit of my eclipse experience here on the Oregon coast. The Oregon islands are awesome. The huge rock is called Facerock. It looks like it is ready for eclipse viewing. The morning walk was so beautiful… that I lost track of time and needed to run back home and quickly make my Boy Scouts of America eclipse box! Next I dashed out to a local coffee shop where they were handing out free eclipse glasses and coffee. You can never be too prepared  There were quite a few people enjoying the moment. I met an adorable couple who were from Idaho.😎 I also ran into a few local friends. Then I hopped in my jeep and headed to the beach where I experienced viewing a partial eclipse.exciting! (and of course now I’m starving)🐳 How was it where you live? … Continue reading

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FOMO, Painting, and A Garden Party

 “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. each moment is all we need, not more” ~Mother Teresa “Welcome….so glad you are here” Marcia Hi…any chance you have driving plans to view the solar eclipse? As exciting as it sounds (along with FOMO* tugging at me) it looks like I’ll be hanging out enjoying the view from  a sweet little cottage.   A few weeks ago I had also contemplated applying for a part time job (18 hours a week) at a little church I attend. I thought it would be fun & might be a great fit for me. However before I even applied I decided that perhaps it wasn’t such a great idea after all. I mean seriously how would I have time to do all the really important stuff in my life? With Cami performing 4 times a week in The Wizard of Oz there doesn’t seem to be much time between … Continue reading

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The Painted Lady Tearoom

  “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”~Henry James Just in case this is your first time visit here.… Hello, and Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea.  Today you are in for a special treat.  I’m taking you to the The Painted Lady Tearoom located in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. A beautiful drive inland (approximately 2 hours) from where I live on the coast. I checked the weather and it looks like a beautiful summer 82° perfect day so what do you say we grab our hats and head on out for a super fun day!  From the moment you step on the grounds you will encounter a magical garden experience atmosphere like no other Where blended displays of flower gardens meander around the 1900 historical home A charming beautiful gorgeous lovely Tearoom and bed and breakfast made even sweeter by … Continue reading

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