Monthly Archives: July 2019

The Coos County Fair & Rodeo

🎡 “Choose joy” Hello, sweet friend… Lemonade, laughter, and the season for a “Barn Full of Fun” at the Coos County Fair and Rodeo…Let’s go! 🎡 Below is re-edited post from July 2016 The corn is knee high…zucchini is growing like crazy…and the hay bales are stacked in the barn. I’ve always enjoyed county fairs. I remember loving them as a young girl growing up in California. The L.A. County Fair was HUGE. And, then there was the Orange County Fair on the OC fairgrounds. However, experiencing the Coos County Fair was such a wonderful small town experience which reminded me of why I love attending them. Fairs unite people. Friends and neighbors come together for a few days of carnival rides, competitions, food, and sheer Americana fun. They represent the very best of farming heritage and tradition, and honor the years of hard work  and dedication that developed the … Continue reading

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Enjoying The Summer…2019

  🐝 “Little by little, day by day, what is meant for you WILL find its way.”-anonymous  🌷 Hello, sweet friend…I’m just finishing a wonderful walk on the beach. The summer weather has been magnificent & I am relishing e.v.e.r.y  s.i.n.g.l.e moment.  That being said I am using the summer as a down time to share and repost my favorite stories since moving from Southern California 4 years ago. (I can’t even believe it has been this long!) I know many of you are new readers to my blog and perhaps would enjoy these early adjustment to a new life posts. Enjoy! 🌷 This is the original post which was published on WordPress July 21, 2015 Well… this first week has been fun, challenging… surprising…and wonderful! It’s been fun because everything is new.  And, I’m realizing that trying something new, can be exciting, and a very good thing. With that being said… I’m … Continue reading

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We Did iT…♡

🌻 “Have faith in your journey. Everything had to happen exactly as it did to get you where you’re going next.” -Mandy Hale Photo taken on the Oregon Coast July 11, 2019 Hi, sweet friend…this weekend marks 4 years since moving to the Oregon Coast. Below is a re-post from that exciting trip. 🚘 A Re-post from July 2015 We Did It! By Marcia Ren Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Hope you had a great week. Anything fun planned for the weekend? Personally, after this week. ..I’m ready for a l.o.n.g vacation! (grin)   It’s pretty amazing to think that it was only one week ago that my husband and I were saying our good-byes to our life in southern California. .. so we could fulfill our dream of living a simpler, … Continue reading

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Fourth of July 2019

“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.”–Albert Camus Hello… I’ve just finished a walk and thought I’d share a few highlights from yesterday’s Fourth of July celebration. It’s an exceptionally quiet morning today…and perfectly timed for reflection of a glorious day. America the Beautiful… 🇺🇸 🧨 Living close to old town has many benefits.🌻 🧨 🇺🇸 🧨 🌻 🇺🇸 While the others were inside playing cards I took Cami outside for a quick walk. There was a band playing music by the marina. I noticed tourists were beginning to line up for the firework show… Hope you had a fabulous day!

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ALl iS ClEaR….

Re-post from June 2015 🐝 Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Of course I’m hoping your week was filled with lots of JoY….yes, that’s what I am hoping for you. Mine was busy, fun, and continues to feel a little bittersweet…. Busy part:  I continued packing. Fun part:  I finally bought a new purse. Well, okay I actually bought two. (grin)    Bittersweet:  a keen awareness that I am really getting ready to say good-bye to this sweet little cottage, friends & family… in my long time state of  sunny California. And, depending on what day you are reading this post…depends on where I am. Very likely I’m either on my way to our new/old home, or perhaps already there. I plan on returning one last time to southern California to finalize a few … Continue reading

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