Monthly Archives: June 2023

The Lady of the House and A Summer Wardrobe

A woman’s home is her kingdom, and she is the queen. As the lady of the house, she creates an atmosphere of warmth, love, and beauty. – Marcia When life presents an opportunity, sometimes it’s best to seize it and create something wonderful. Such was the case when my husband was out of town, leaving me with some free time to indulge in a little personal project. Inspired by his endearing nickname for me, The Lady of the House, I decided to delve into my closet and curate a fresh and elegant summer wardrobe. With a blend of new pieces … Read the full blog post

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A Celebration of Lilacs & Blooming…

“Lilacs are nature’s way of reminding us that the simplest things can bring us the greatest pleasure.” -Unknown Hello, sweet friends… I hope you are well… With their intoxicating fragrance and delicate purple petals, lilacs hold a special place in the hearts of many…marking the transition from spring to summer, and bringing color and vibrancy to the garden. However, just like any living thing, even these stunning flowers have their moments of vulnerability. A couple of weeks ago, I came across two lilac trees that had seen better days. Their branches were drooping and the leaves had lost their luster. … Read the full blog post

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Embracing the Spirit of Summer: Flags, Decor, and the Joyful Anticipation!☀️⛱️🍉

“Just living is not enough…one must sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Anderson Hello, sweet friend… Can you feel the excitement in the air? As the days grow longer and the temperature rises, I find myself bursting with anticipation for the glorious season that lies ahead. I simply couldn’t contain my enthusiasm any longer, so I decided to embrace the spirit of summer by adorning my surroundings with Fourth of July flags and decorations! Now, I must admit embellishing a little outside dormer uplifted my spirits even more! One of the things I’most excited about is exploring … Read the full blog post

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Embrace the Summer Vibes: Refreshing Dining Decor on a Budget🍋

“A lemon a day keeps the negativity away. Squeeze it, embrace it, and make it into something extraordinary.” – Unknown Hello, sweet friends… With the arrival of summer, I always find joy in transforming my dining space with seasonal elements. This year, I stumbled upon the cutest lemon-themed decor at both the Dollar Tree and Dollar Store, and I couldn’t resist incorporating them into our home. The best part? By utilizing items I already had, I managed to give the dining alcove a delightful summer ambiance, all for less than 20 dollars! So, while I don’t have any immediate plans … Read the full blog post

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From Brea to the Oregon Coast: A Soulful Journey of Small Town Living

“Small town living is about embracing simplicity, finding joy in the little things, and building strong connections with your community” –Marcia💗 Hello, sweet friend… Growing up in a small town in Brea, California, and now celebrating the milestone of eight years living in a small town along the Oregon coast,SoMeDaY BeYoNd ThE SeA…♡ my reflections take me back to those earlier years. I am reminded of the kind-hearted friends who felt like family in this small community. While it may sound cliche, small town living often feels like living in a Hallmark movie. The genuine care and concern that community … Read the full blog post

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