Author Archives: Marcia Ren

👩‍🍳🐣An Easter Brunch🐰🌷

“Easter is the only time when it’s perfectly safe to put all your eggs in one basket”-Evan Esar Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are doing well… For me the cheerful pleasures which resonate with the wonders of Spring… bunnies…pastel colored candy eggs and of course jellybeans… all usher in Easter joy… A celebratory season…one to embrace treasures of faith, friendship… and…epicurean delights… enjoying this special time. What’s Cooking 👩‍🍳 I am sharing three recipes that I recently prepared. They are fun, easy and delicioùs! Easy Quiche Recipe Quiche is a favorite dish of mine…and perfect for brunch. This particular … Read the full blog post

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Easter…Decorate With Me🌷🐰☕️

“Create a life you don’t need a vacation from” -anonymous Hello, sweet friend… I hope that you are doing well… With Easter just around the corner…I thought it would be fun to share how I recently tweaked my spring decor into an ”Easter” vibe…

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A Weekend Getaway…(plus a cat)

“This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before”–Maya Lou Angela Hello, sweet friend… It’s so nice to see you today! Living in the Pacific Northwest has many perks… one being the opportunity for backyard getaways… That being said Joe & I recently returned from a mini road trip to Bend, Oregon… an adorable mountain town located on the eastern edge of the Cascades along the Deschutes River… Our hotel was in the Old Mill District… and allowed pets so we decided to bring our kitty Anastasia. The Old Mill District also has a variety of shops & … Read the full blog post

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🌷A Spring Tea!🌷

“I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to.” – Marjorie Kennan Rawlings 🌷Happy Spring!🌷 I can think of no better time for celebration… than with Spring‘s awakening… Here are a few highlights of my tablescape from a recent Spring Tea… Celebrating this beautiful time of year… when new life is seen in opening buds… heard in birds singing… and joyfully experienced with a strong sense of renewal… arriving with the season of hope… What’s Cooking… Creamy Egg Salad Sandwich Ingredients: 6 slices of bread (white or brown) 5 eggs 3 tbsp … Read the full blog post

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🍀Celebrate St. Patricks Day!🍀🍀🍀🍀

“Legend says that each leaf of the clover has a meaning: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love, and if you can find a 4- leaf clover, the fourth leaf represents luck.” -Jean LeGrand Hello, sweet friend… There are a number of ways to celebrate “wearing of the green”…. And whether you are Irish or not…this year might just be a great time to celebrate… However if you are like me… You probably want to keep it easy and simple…. Here are 2 delicious recipes just in case you too are feeling a bit … Read the full blog post

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New Orleans…Mardi Gras…& The Love of Life

“Mardi Gras is the love of life. It is the harmonic convergence of our food, our music, our creativity, our eccentricity, our neighborhoods, and our joy of living. All at once.”– Chris Rose Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are well… Joe & I recently returned from New Orleans where we attended Mardi Gras. The excitement of parties and all the spectacular parades with crowds of people prancing down the streets…cheering at full throttle, grabbing for colorful beads… and other trinkets that filled the air…was a sight to see… It’s hard to imagine unless you’re actually there… Growing out of … Read the full blog post

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A Mini Wallpapering Project…& New Orleans

“An American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi-Gras in New Orleans.” Mark Twain Hello, sweet friends… I hope you are doing well… By the time this post publishes I will be on my way to New Orleans…Joe has whisked me away once more… to celebrate the Mardi Gras…which I promise to share… However, today I want to share how I transformed our home… with a fun overhaul on our stairs… I didn’t know how to apply peel and stick wallpaper before tackling this fun project… but after I saw how quick and easy it was… … Read the full blog post

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Grandmillennial Style…and ME!

“Ah! There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” – Jane Austin Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are doing well… I’ve always enjoyed nostalgic cozy decor… and these last couple of years have brought an even deeper desire for nostalgia… I love that it encapsulates the feelings of comfort from our mother’s, grandmother’s and great-grandmother’s homes, hence the nickname “Granny Chic”… It makes my heart soooo happy that this style is making a comeback among Grandmillennial’s (those ranging from their 20’s-mid 30’s) who are also desiring a bit of nostalgia and putting their own personality into this … Read the full blog post

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💕Hearts…Chocolate…& A Valentine’s Day Tablescape

“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” – William Morris Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are doing well! February 14th has become a celebratory day of the heart… it’s an opportunity to express a special gesture of kindness…. for me that means… hosting a Valentine Tea… Today I thought I’d share a little insp0 for a gathering… Trust me…it can be quite fun to decorate using the colors of LOVE: red, pink, & white… and discovering just the right table covering with something I already have… of course … Read the full blog post

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A Day In A Life…Joyful Simplicities…& A Mini Haul

I celebrate myself, and sing myself I loafe and invite my soul…-Walt Whitman Hello, sweet friends… Happy February! 💕 I am very lucky to have several antique/junk stores along where I live… So on a beautiful sunny morning this past week… I set out on the open road… visiting three… It was fun to peruse through small isles… discovering many delights… This is an activity that brings me peace… pleasure…and much joy. I enjoy getting different ideas for creating a little bit of this & that…which is definitely a passion of mine. With a grateful heart…a few small items and … Read the full blog post

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