Monthly Archives: August 2018

August Musings…

    ”Do not compare yourself with others, for you are a unique and wonderful creation. Make your own beautiful footprints in the snow.” –Barbara Kimball       Hi!     At some point during this last week of August (which by the way has zipped on by)  I was reminded of how rich and full life is.                a moment of painting…                 gathering with friends for a morning chat…eat…and tour of their lovely garden     Preparing a meal with Joe… or…     … Read the full blog post

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Mackenzie The Cat

  “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” the Dalai Lama   Hi, how are you today?     I just returned to the cottage from my plein-air painting group     I’m really not an artist like the others…     however I enjoy the opportunity to paint outside and socialize a bit     This week we went to Couquille village by the river.     There are many charming home sites sitting along the river’s edge…perhaps one day I’ll share more about this area or even about the delightful plein-air painting group I participate in. however…     … Read the full blog post

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The Coquille River and A Boat Ride🚢

”Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau Hello, sweet friend… Come and join me as I take you on a river boat ride. It won’t take too long… Sooooo… Put  your feet up relax as we 🚢 travel through time…  along the Coquille river Imagine an area which was once… landscaped with… lumber mills dairy farms canneries boats… of 80 years ago History… a story of days gone by. 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻 EASY  ITALIAN-AMERICAN RED SAUCE (For those times when you want to get a yummy dinner in your tummy and quick)👩‍🍳 … Read the full blog post

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Summertime🍒Teacups🍒 Blueberries🍒 Scones

    “If you want to be happy, be.” ~Leo Tolstoy     Hello!     I’m in the cottage kitchen ready for a cooking date with Joe.         A while back I went blueberry picking 9.9 pounds I’ve been collecting ideas & recipes ever since for all the ways to use them!     I wish they had already been picked when I hosted a spontaneous summer tea…     Speaking of which …     Let me share a few photos of that day     To save time I had ordered the food from a wonderful local … Read the full blog post

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Hello, From The Southern Oregon Coast

                Traveling…it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller   Hello, from the Southern Oregon Coast…     August has arrived…     and I’ve been staycationing     however for many August means vacation time     This small out-of-the-way beach town has had its share of visitors      I’m thinking that many have chosen to vacation here whether for a day…week…or even an  entire summer…         because where else can you go to escape the heat     and crowds…     other than a small-out-of-the-way beach … Read the full blog post

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