Monthly Archives: April 2020

A Quarantined Life… Afternoon Tea

During this time of quarantine our world can still bloom with breathtaking loveliness… Continue reading

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A Quarantined Life…Rose Castle Cottage

Take time to make your soul happy💕 Hello, sweet friends… Slowing down and getting more enjoyment out of everyday life starts where the heart is – at home. I am BLESSED to be in my home environment. Enjoying waking up early to blue skies and sunshine. I’m blessed to be here enjoying my surroundings… in small ways celebrating every breath I am STILL able to take. I have been blessed in many ways during this time of quarantine to experience this moment in time. A time to find the value of each day…appreciating nature’s simple beauty and nurturing my soul in those ways which I most enjoy… these many blessings are my new wellness. 👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳 What’s Cooking? Joe usually prepares salmon for our Sunday meal. This week I decided to try out an Ina Gartin recipe. Fortunately I had most all the ingredients. I substituted flour for the corn tortillas. … Continue reading

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A Quarantined Easter

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. -C.S.Lewis Hello, sweet friend… Spring is alive in the world… already on trees we see the buds and blossoms… the hope in a future we cannot see yet. This quarantine has been a time for me to focus on what I can do instead of what I can’t…on what could be… verses what isn’t or what I’m afraid of what won’t be again. With Easter just around the corner it seems like this has also been a perfect time for Hope…since Easter celebrates new life. A new life that overcomes even our starkest moments and alive in the new ways we are learning to show love and care for one another. Easter Blessings… 👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳 What’s Cooking? I’ve been cooking Easter meals all week. Trying … Continue reading

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A Quarantined Life… Get Dressed! (Every Day)

“Life is a party. Dress like it.”-Audrey Hepburn Hello, sweet friends… I also want to apologize for changing this weeks theme. I had another post planned…making mention of it on my last blog post https://marciascottagebythesea.com/an-elegant-life-in-a-quarantined-world/ however so much has changed since then… That being said today I’d like to share how I’m adjusting these days at home and a few things that help me with maintaining a healthy mind & body… Something which is more important than ever. let’s face it…we are going to be spending quite a bit of time here. My most important suggestion…(drum roll) *1. Get dressed! (Every Day) I remember when I was still teaching and it felt (was) like a luxury to be able to stay home and lounge around in my pj’s. It was great back then…however now that I’m required to stay home… what once felt like a luxury might not be such … Continue reading

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