Author Archives: Marcia Ren

🎄Cottage Christmas Magic: 🌟Part Three Unveils the Heartwarming Kitchen Wonderland🤶

In the heart of a cozy kitchen, the warmth of Christmas embraces every corner, as the aroma of festive delights create timeless memories. -Marcia In the enchanting third installment of my Christmas decorating series, I open the doors to a festive haven…the true heart of the home…the cottage kitchen. This year, a symphony of holiday delights comes to life, weaving a tapestry of joy and warmth. Step into a world of sweetness with a delightful collection of Candy Cane houses and whimsical trees adorning every corner. These charming additions bring a touch of magic & captures the spirit of the … Read the full blog post

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🎄🌟Decking the Halls: A Whimsical Affair in the Dining Alcove – ⭐️Christmas Decorating Part Two

Amidst the twinkling lights and festive ornaments, decorating for the holidays becomes a joyous symphony, of tradition and creativity… – Marcia Welcome back to my Christmas decorating series! In part one, we explored the elegant transformation of my living room into a festive haven. Today, join me as we step into the world of our dining alcove, where whimsy meets tradition. In this space I’ve created a cozy haven for the holidays. Two slender Christmas trees stand sentinel…one by the expansive window, the other gracing the French door window. The first tree, a whimsical ode to Santa, is adorned with … Read the full blog post

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🏡Embarking on Elegance: 🌟Transforming Our Living Room for the Holidays:🎄 Part 1 of 4 (or 5😉) Series

In the seamless dance of holidays, let Thanksgiving decor waltz with the festive cheer of Christmas! -Marcia The holiday season brings with it not only the crisp winter air but also the joyous task of transforming our living spaces into festive havens. In this series, I’ll be taking you on a journey through our home, starting with the heart of it all…the living room. Little did I know that the centerpiece of our living room would almost be cast aside. I stumbled upon a forgotten Christmas tree, thinking it had surrendered to the passage of time. However, what transpired was … Read the full blog post

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🎄Early Holiday Decorating:⭐️ Creating Joy and Organization🏡

Planning, organizing, and preparing for the holidays is the recipe for joy that warms the heart and brings people closer together. -Marcia🥰 The air is getting cooler, leaves are falling, and the holiday season is just around the corner. For some, the idea of starting the holiday preparations early might seem a bit premature, but trust me, it’s never too soon to begin crafting a festive and organized home for the upcoming celebrations. The day after halloween, I decided to jumpstart the holiday spirit by unearthing my Christmas decorating bins. There’s something truly magical about opening those bins filled with … Read the full blog post

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🍂A Perfect Autumn Getaway: McCall Boutique Inn, 👻Haunted Tour, & Theatrical Delights🎃

Autumn whispers its enchantment in the rustling leaves, as halloween’s magic beckons with the mysteries of the season… Are you seeking an unforgettable autumn escape filled with charm, history, and a touch of the supernatural? In today’s post I am sharing a recent weekend getaway that left me with cherished memories. The adventure began at the McCall Boutique Inn, a cozy bed and breakfast nestled in the heart of Ashland, Oregon. Upon arriving at McCall Boutique Inn, we were instantly smitten with its picturesque surroundings. The Inn exudes a quaint and welcoming atmosphere, making it the perfect base for our … Read the full blog post

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🍂A Busy Yet Fun Week: Friends, Presentations, Volunteering, and Getaway Plans🚗

I realized that I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect, and beautiful journey of my life – Kenny Washington As I reflect on this past week, I can’t help but smile at the whirlwind of activities and emotions it brought. It was a week filled with a blend of busyness and enjoyment, and I’m excited to share how it all unfolded. The week kicked off on a high note as a dear friend from California paid a visit. Reconnecting with old friends is always a heartwarming experience. We … Read the full blog post

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Finding Serenity and Fitness in Nature: My Journey Beyond the Gym🚶‍♀️

Nature’s trails hold the key to unlocking the simple joys that breathe life into our spirts…🍂 In a world filled with high-tech gyms and fitness memberships, I’ve always been the outlier. The idea of sweating it out in a room full of machines and people never really appealed to me. Instead, I’ve discovered my own unique path to fitness and tranquility right outside my doorstep. Living near the ocean, rivers, and lakes, I’ve found solace in the natural beauty that surrounds me. Living in a location blessed with abundant natural beauty has its perks. I’m fortunate to have easy access … Read the full blog post

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🍂A Perfect Fall Day: Checking Off My Bucket List at the Pumpkin Patch🎃

🍁Fall is nature’s masterpiece, where leaves paint the world with their fiery hues, and the gentle embrace of crisp air whispers of change and transformation.🍂 As the leaves begin to turn brilliant shades of red and orange, and the air becomes crisp and cool, it’s clear that fall has arrived. This season has always been one of my favorites, and this year, I was determined to make the most of it by creating a fall bucket list. Recently, I had the pleasure of checking off several items from that list, and it turned out to be a perfect day. The … Read the full blog post

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🏡🎃A Spooktacular Home and Garden Tour: A Halloween Wonderland🎃

Halloween: Where imagination and enchantment come to life under the spell of the night.🎃🌙 October has arrived… there’s an excitement in the air…and with Halloween just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to celebrate all things spooky and kooky. Today, I’m thrilled to take you on a magical journey through the home and garden of a dear friend who knows how to turn Halloween into an unforgettable experience.With over 30 years of collecting, her passion for this spooky holiday is nothing short of extraordinary. Nestled in the heart of her home, you’ll discover a Halloween wonderland that transcends ordinary … Read the full blog post

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A Memorable Journey-My First PEO International Convention In Pittsburgh🌟

We are all just walking each other home – Ram Dass I recently embarked on a remarkable journey to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a city I had never visited before. The occasion? The PEO International Convention, a gathering of over 2,000 women from across the nation, all uniting for a common cause…helping women to achieve their highest aspirations in furthering their education through awards, scholarships and loans. While I had hoped to explore the charming streets of Pittsburgh and capture its essence, my days in the city were primarily filled with workshops and conferences. However, I soon discovered that the knowledge gained … Read the full blog post

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