Category Archives: Coastal Living

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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⛱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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The Coos Bay Farmers Market

“Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace.” –French proverb Hello, sweet friend… One of my favorite happenings this time of year… is attending the Coos Bay Farmers Market… I always get sooooo excited on the first market day of the season… for me the market is one of life’s simple pleasures… perusing around isles… Checking out the goods… visiting local businesses downtown… picking up farm fresh items… supporting local business owners… sampling a bit of sweet savory delights along the way… yes, of course… 👩‍🍳 What’s Cooking? While perusing the market I came across a vender who was selling all things Greek…of course I picked out several items and decided to bake up a Mediterranean pita pizza. This recipe is delicious and you can obviously substitute your faves for the toppings…I did! Greek Pita Pizzas Ingredients 6 ounces lean ground beef or lamb   ¼ cup finely chopped onion  2 cloves … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2021…Planting A Garden👩‍🌾

“Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.” -Van Morrison Hello, sweet friends… With the warm weather… and vaccines rolling out… in-person celebrations… activities and more in our communities are slowly coming back… specifically outdoor events… I was very excited to receive notice that this year’s summer Garden Tour will go forward as planned… Something wonderful to look forward to… so this week I made a quick trip to one of my favorite nurseries ‘Dragonfly Nursery’ where I picked up a variety of garden starters…lettuce…tomatoes…bell peppers & cucumbers… Along those lines… what better way to celebrate the awareness of our earth… than enjoying fresh air in the great outdoors…

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