Author Archives: Marcia Ren

Music…My Father…and…The Piano🎶

  “Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.” -Pam Brown Hello, sweet friend… These past few days the weather has been beautiful… I’ve been enjoying the garden…  The ‘Doris Day’ roses Joe planted in memory of my father’s 100th birthday… are blooming beautifully!  That being said…and with Father’s Day just around the corner… today I would like to share a re-edited post written several years ago…dedicating it to my father a.k.a.… ‘Captain Ed’ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Original post published June 2015   One of the reasons I love to blog… is that I enjoy talking😂  telling stories.   more specifically sharing them…   I must confess the intro to this post has been edited several times.   I found myself in a quandry about writing “certain” things. Things of the heart are sometimes difficult to share. ❤️   Perhaps because it makes me feel a … Continue reading

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Retirement…10 years later & A Mini Summer Garden Tea…

To Do…1. Plant a Garden✔️2. Bake a Pie✔️3. Read a Classic✔️4. Shop all Day✔️✔️ Hello, sweet friends… Today marks the 10th anniversary of my retirement. Similar to those 30 years of teaching…these past 10 years have been an exciting adventure …and the years have sweetly flown by… Now come and join me as I share how I spent the day…

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Enjoy The Little Things…💗

“Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.” Hello, sweet friends… I hope you had a wonderful week… With summer just around the corner I’ve been spending more time outside… Particularly in the garden…. Each day some new beauty shakes out the creases in her petals. Recently it was the turn of the peonies… and the beautiful roses… Over the fence and across the yard they both look almost the same shade of pink and scarlet… viewing closer you can notice they are different. I also notice the variety of birds singing. It’s all very lovely. I enjoy just to water the flowers or pull a few weeds. To my delight I see some parts of the garden looking quite successful…thanks Joe! And the simple act of walking around noticing what is blooming always brings me joy.

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⛱My Summer Clothing Haul/Fashion Show…& A Delicious Trifle Recipe🐝

Self-care: doing the things that make you feel more like yourself. -Robyn Conley Downs Hello, sweet friends… I can hardly believe that summer is right around the corner… I’m definitely looking forward to more sunshine… That being said in today’s post… I thought I’d share a few outfits I recently purchased… Nothing too fancy… Just a few fun pieces that will help me transition… into the next season… 👩‍🍳 What’s Cooking? With the weather getting warmer I’ve been longing to whip up a berry trifle. I love the combination of white cake…fresh fruit and cream. It’s the perfect go-to summer dessert… delicious…beautiful…and lots of fun to create! BERRY TRIFLE INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup plus 2/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 1 premade angel food cake, cut into 1-inch slices 1 pound cream cheese, at room temperature 2 cups heavy cream, at room temperature 2 pints … Continue reading

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❤️Lovejoy’s Tearoom On The Oregon Coast❤️

“You are amazing. You are important. You are special. You are unique. You are kind. You are precious. You are loved.” -Pinterest.com Hello, sweet friends… I have a special post today just for you… I’m taking you to tea… Come on let’s go… This little get-away was a gift from Joe…thanks Joe! on Mother’s Day weekend… he knows how much I love going to Tearooms… Seriously… what could be more delightful… than sitting in a Tearoom… surrounded with warmth…charm…& lots of character… special touches adding that delightful British atmosphere… Not to mention a versatile menu (for those who enjoy something a bit more substantial) and most importantly the friendliest owners who want you to enjoy the experience of your visit… A perfect spot for tea…

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