Monthly Archives: November 2017

A Christmas Story

  “A good life is a collection of happy moments.” ~Dennis Waitley 🎄DECEMBER🎄    Greetings as we enter the Christmas season!       For me the holiday season began in the Fall and continues through for several months     with different celebrations and traditions.         I  transition from Fall items to Christmas decor by adding simple small touches.     Experimenting with new and fun ways to share a little beauty for this very blessed season.     This past weekend Joe and I attended the musical, ‘A Christmas Story’. A particular song caught my attention.     The words spoke of special moments, like snowflakes…     uniquely beautiful and gone so quickly.     I pondered about how I will be creating my own Christmas Story in the coming month.     No doubt it will include delighting in the art of home. … Continue reading

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This is going to be the “Best Day Of My Life”. ..♡

  💕There are memories which will be close to our hearts forever….💕~Marcia     Here’s a re~post from a fb memory. It is from 2013. One of my last birthday celebrations while still living in California. I just had to share it with you. Hope you enjoy it. btw….have you ever had or given a surprise birthday party?   🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄 This Is Going To Be The Best Day Of My Life Hello,  Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage.  I’m so thrilled to see you today, because it’s my birthday!.. And I feel like I’ve been celebrating all month! Oh wait. .  I have! I’m feeling very grateful today. Grateful for my health, grateful for my charming and adoring husband. .. grateful for the best furry kids ever. ..Grateful for many friends… and very grateful for  a few very near and dear ones. All of which are part of my wonderful life. Oh and … Continue reading

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Remember: It’s Just A Big ‘Chicken’

    “It took me three weeks to stuff the turkey. I stuffed it through the beak.”~Phyllis Diller How has your week been?     Mine has been a mixture of pre-holiday traditions, pre-paring for Thanksgiving and… a little decorating         Are there traditions that you have which signify the start of the Holidays?     A Holiday tradition Joe and I began early in our marriage was attending a performance of The Nutcracker Ballet. 🍁 Since moving to the Oregon coast, Thanksgiving has brought the opportunity for new experiences. Each Thanksgiving seems to bring different people to the table.     This year Joe is preparing the worlds greatest turkey, gravy, & dressing.😉     I’m preparing the world’s best broccoli rice cheese casserole. 😉     with that being said…     an important thing I’ve learned and try to practice is to let go of … Continue reading

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604 Posts Later

  “Pain alone is not the enemy: the real enemy is fear, and resistance.”~The Buddha   Hello!!! This is the month of gratitude so thank you for being a part of my life. and… (if by chance this is your first visit) then… Welcome! I just recently celebrated a fourth year of blogging and realized that when I first began I knew just a few of you. Over the years as I got to know you better I learned that you are Smart, Lovely, Fashion Oriented, Garden Inspired, Spirit filled readers…😘 and friends!     During that first year I posted “Getting To Know You” today I’d like to take a moment and re-introduce myself.     This is one of my favorite tea cups. Six years ago a student gave it to me at the end of the school year. my last year of teaching     A few years … Continue reading

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A Get-A-Way And The San Juan Islands

🍁 “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”~Melody Beattie 🍁 Hi Everyone!     How was your week? I recently returned from a little get-a-way. and… it’s so great to be home. 🍁Grateful🍁     My holiday took me to the San Juan Islands.     have you been there? they are quite beautiful     Joe and I stayed at The Argyle House we celebrated 14 years of marriage… and…. his running in a Marathon.🏃🏻🏃🏻🏃🏻 (shhhhh…..don’t tell him I told you)😉 I’m very grateful for both     The Argyle House is a charming Craftsman bungalow built in 1910.     Our room was named The Honeymoon Cottage.     … Continue reading

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