Author Archives: Marcia Ren

Living…& A Living Room…

“Life itself is a privilege. But to live life to the fullest…well… that is a choice.”-Andy Andrews Aristotle reminds us that we are what we do every day. I’m grateful I love what I do… that being said…   it’s vitally important for me to take good care of myself in order for me to feel at my best, and to be as healthy as possible. I’ve been re-evaluating my life… taking a fresh look at how well I spend my time. I wish to joyfully go about my daily rituals appreciating life’s precious moments along the way. ☕️ A … Read the full blog post

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Darkness To Light… And a Basement…

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible” – Walt Disney Hello, sweet friend…I hope you are well… On my way home from a recent hair appointment… an interesting thought ran though my mind… I have never lived in a home that had a basement… there was a darkness about them… At some level I even thought they felt a little creepy…all those scary movies I watched as a teenager didn’t help. Needless to say… I wasn’t sure the best (happiest) way to utilize 800 square ft.of basement… Fortunately with the extra time spent at home I finally saw the … Read the full blog post

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2022… The First Week

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past” -Thomas Jefferson Hello, sweet friend… Happy, HAPPY New Year! at the end of 2021 I made a promise to myself that 2022 would be the year I embraced with outstretched arms…a joyful, open heart…and more joy (coming from peace, hope & faith) I began with a gratitude list of all that I’m thankful for… especially being alive! I am breathing…have great energy…and looking forward to a wildly enthusiastic new year. The year will bring a continued journey of the familiar…unknown experiences…new friends and the discovery of … Read the full blog post

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Saying Goodbye To 2021 🎄

I change myself, I change the world ~Gloria Anzaldua 🌟 Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are doing well. The small town I live in experienced a good snowfall this week… and as another year draws to a close… it became the perfect backdrop for reflection… My intellect tells me the weakly optimistic phrase “It could have been worse” is hardly a ringing endorsement of 2021… and yet my heart knows it’s true… there was still much good that happened… even among the hardships… I am filled with gratitude and appreciation for so many things… that being said… My hope … Read the full blog post

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🎄How To Host A Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Tea🎄☕️

Just a girl who loves Christmas! Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are well… I hosted a Christmas Tea today… it was so much fun! I haven’t seen my friends for quite some time…we enjoyed the afternoon just getting all caught up with our life… relaxing over a nice afternoon tea. I thought I would share the photos from the day. I think you will enjoy it…especially if you are relaxing these next couple of days… Which I hope you are!

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🎄A Holiday Getaway in Washington DC…

The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been, and the memories we’ve made along the way.– unknown 🎄 Hello, sweet friends… I hope you are doing well… ✈️ As I write today’s post I’m heading home… 🎄 from a super fun holiday in Washington DC… 🐭 Joe and I attended a performance of The Nutcracker Ballet at the Warner Theater which made our trip so special… 🎄 Our stay at the beautiful and centrally located Grand Hyatt… 🎄 made it easy to get around… 🎄 We scheduled a bus tour visiting the Memorials… 🎄 … Read the full blog post

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Bring On The Merry!

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”-Charles Dickens Hello, sweet friend… 🎄 I hope you are well… 🎄 and enjoying the merriment of this holiday season… 🎄 Perhaps you have done a bit of shopping/decorating… 🎄 I recently attended a local craft fair…and holiday parade which was so much fun! 🎄 I was very inspired with all the crafty ideas… 🎄 Naturally I purchased a few… I found a great spot for the new wreath… and thought this angel looked happy here… Tis the season… What’s Cooking? Attending the recent craft fair … Read the full blog post

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Deck The Halls…🎄

You are the light of the world- Matthew 5:14 Hell0, sweet friend… I hope you are well and that you had a great Thanksgiving. Joe & I spent a wonderful time with family in Bend, Oregon. Shortly after returning back home… Joe turned into Santa‘s Elf quickly stringing the Christmas lights all around the outside… I became the other elf helper… carefully placing bows and ribbons strategically… Before long together we had completed the decorating…. for our sweet cozy home… just in time to light up this small corner of the world. Happy December!🎄 What’s Cooking… 👩‍🍳 This yummy very … Read the full blog post

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A Christmas Tea Gathering…🎄☕️🌟

“My life has two seasons: Christmas & almost Christmas.” -Amy Gillis Benson Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are well. I’ve been looking forward to this special season… 🎄 a time which allows opportunities to celebrate… ☕️ today I’m excited to share a recent Christmas Tea gathering… 🌟 a festive afternoon with friends… 🎄 I kept everything super easy… 🎄 by purchasing decorative cupcakes… ☕️ macaroons… 🌟 and mini cheese cakes from a local bakery… 🎄 along with an order of ‘sugarplum cheese danish’… (from Starbucks) ☕️ I made sure to schedule our gathering on a day after all my … Read the full blog post

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A Visit To ‘English Garden House’ & ‘By The Sea’ B&B…

“You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong” – Sue Fitzmaurice Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are well. With Thanksgiving just around the corner… I thought I better wrap up this story… This post is a continuation & the final part highlights from a recent trip October…The Month I Got Whisked Away… After our departure from Nantucket we headed to Dennis Port where we had reservations at the English Garden House. This charming 1922 cottage with it’s white picket fence… lovely beautiful English gardens filled with roses and hydrangeas… embodied all the coziness… I had … Read the full blog post

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