Monthly Archives: September 2018

End of September….

      A house is built with walls & beams…a Home is built with hopes and dreams -from a French mural Hello…     With summer over and October just around the corner…     I’m reminded what a scrumptious summer this has been     The joy of company…a few get-aways and just recently several simple fun projects completed…I’m ready for October      a decorative bike…a fresh coat of paint…polka dotted seat…     and a large bouquet of dried hydrageneas presenting a somewhat autumn-y feel.      a new pathway in the backyard     will come in quite handy once the rainy season arrives     it was easy freshening up a wreath to the entrance…     with pops of coral…     However…my favorite mini project was a fresco looking mural recently completed this past week.     Deciding on an area above the small dresser … Continue reading

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Feeling Fall🍂

  ”The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”~Marcel Proust   Hello…🍂     This time of year the light becomes illuminating…         Outside the first yellow leaves are beginning to fall…🍂     🍂For me a new energy buzzes in the air…     calling for a change of pace…🍂     🍂and scenery.     The season is in transition…🍂     🍂The end of summer…     and early autumn In the garden…🍂         🍂can be a tricky moment to negotiate…     With some of the beds looking a bit ragged…🍂     the hydrangeas…     and roses continue to bloom…     putting out new buds.     Autumn can be magnificent…it might be my favorite time of year…with the glowing afternoon light… along with the chilly air…🍂🍁🍂🍁     … Continue reading

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Simple Charming Autumn

  “The world is ruled by letting things take their course.” Lao-Tzu   Hello!     Fall has arrived…🌻well almost               Something which reminds me that…     summer is coming to an end…     are the flowers…     in my garden         These beautiful orange flowers ( I don’t know their name… do you?) begin blooming late summer into early Fall.                 They are so beautiful and present a moment of stunning seasonal inspiration.          which allows me to bring the outdoors in and create…     what I call simple charm for Autumn in a sweet cottage     by the sea…   👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳     BAKED ZITI Joe loves pasta. That being said Joe chose this weeks date-day meal. He has been training for a marathon (this weekend) and … Continue reading

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Just a Cottage…

  “He who loves an old house never loves in vain” –Isabel Fiske Conant     Hello…hello…hello!     I’ve been quite the social butterfly over here…         And with each passing social event…     there seems to be new discoveries living on the Oregon coast particularly in a vintage cottage.     There’s no question that my love for cottage style is fueled by what I call charm (old and imperfect)     I confess that I find beauty in the chipped teacup…chippy paint….a sometimes wobbly leg…the once new and now well worn home. There are times I actually struggle with replacing the old original.     At some level I treasure the realness and the story that comes with the character of the house more than making everything new.     Even when something is imperfect it is the imperfection that speaks at times the strongest to me.   … Continue reading

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