Category Archives: Coastal Living

A Week of Quiet Joys🌷

Each day holds simple pleasures…a bloom in the garden, a shared meal, a moment of laughter…that remind us of the quiet joys that make life truly beautiful.💗 – Marcia This week has been one of those weeks that quietly filled me with gratitude and warmth. Simple pleasures and cherished moments took center stage, and I found myself basking in the joy of community and nature. One of the highlights was our PEO chapter’s initiation of a new member. We gathered for a potluck social, and it was heartwarming to share delicious food and laughter with such wonderful friends while welcoming … Read the full blog post

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🎁Christmas in July🌟

“It’s summer and I’m already in the Christmas spirit” -Holiday Love Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are doing well… I’ve been incredibly busy this summer, taking part in a local theater production that has been an absolute blast. Because of this, I’m taking the opportunity to share some of my favorite past posts with you. This one, in particular, is close to my heart because it’s all about one of my favorite activities: hosting a Christmas in July party! I think it’s great that Christmas doesn’t have to come only once a year… especially if you are anything like … Read the full blog post

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Creating a Patriotic Coffee Bar for the Summer Months💗🫖🧢

Enhance each season with a touch of decor; in summer, let vibrant colors and breezy elements breathe life into your space… -Marcia 💗 One of my favorite projects this summer has been setting up a patriotic-themed coffee bar for July. I take pride in making a conscious effort not to constantly buy new decorations. That’s not to say that I never do, but I always start by editing what I have, checking to see what I can use and reuse. Amazingly, I can create fun and welcoming areas in my home using items I already possess, often moving things around … Read the full blog post

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Decorating The Outdoors For The Patriotic Summer Months🌝

Summer’s embrace brings the garden alive with vibrant art, turning outdoor spaces into joyful sanctuaries of beauty and inspiration Marcia💕 As the summer months approach, it’s the perfect time to bring out the red, white, and blue decorations to celebrate the patriotic spirit of July. I’d like to share how I transformed our outdoor space with some simple and vibrant decorations that can easily be replicated. White Picket Fence with Red, White, and Blue Banners One of the standout features of our yard is our charming white picket fence. To give it a festive touch, I hung red, white, and … Read the full blog post

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Embracing the Stage: My Journey to Community Theater

There’s a unique joy in being part of a small community theater, where every note played and every line spoken is a shared triumph, bringing people together through the magic of performance. -Marcia This weekend marks a significant moment in my life—not just because it’s the opening of our local community theater where I’ll be partaking for the first time, but also because it coincides with a special community event. It feels like a celebratory debut, not just for the production but for myself as well. Adding to the excitement, my husband will also be joining me in this theater … Read the full blog post

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Refreshing our Home’s Vestibule for a Summery Welcome🏡

A warm, aesthetically pleasing welcome into your home sets the tone for comfort and hospitality… – Marcia The entrance of your home sets the mood for your entire living space, especially during the joyful summer months. Refreshing a small vestibule can be simple yet dramatically effective. Here are some steps to revitalize this area with summer vibes, ensuring it’s both welcoming and stylish. Step 1: Clean and Declutter The first step in any refresh is to clean. Sweep the floors, dust off surfaces, and remove any items that don’t belong. A clean space not only looks good but also gives … Read the full blog post

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A Day in the Life: 🎶Music, 🐾Puppies, and Blossoms🌸

Every day is a new opportunity to begin again. Every day is your birthday. – Dalai Lama Welcome to a special “Day in the Life” vlog where I take you along on a journey through my bustling early May activities! This week has been a whirlwind of musical notes, puppy celebrations, and garden blossoms as spring makes its presence known here in Oregon. Morning Melodies My mornings lately begin with the melodious sounds of piano music. I’ve been intensely focusing on mastering the piano as a backup musician for a summer musical at our local community theater. The complexity and … Read the full blog post

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🌸Creating a Charming Mother’s Day Tablescape: A Spontaneous Collaboration Story

Set the stage for love and appreciation this Mother’s Day with a charming tablescape that speaks volumes before the first bite… – Marcia💕 Recently, an unexpected opportunity knocked on my door in the form of a collaboration with a YouTube Creator. The challenge? Crafting a captivating tablescape for a week-long feature. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I decided to embrace the occasion and curate a special setting celebrating the essence of motherhood. The twist? I resolved to construct this tablescape using items already nestled within my home—a testament to creativity sparked by spontaneity. A few weeks back, during … Read the full blog post

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Finding Joy in the Simple Moments

It’s e extraordinary how extraordinary the ordinary day is… This past week might seem uneventful at first glance, but upon reflection, it was filled with moments of pure joy and contentment. As I practiced the piano diligently for an upcoming summer production at our local community theater, I found solace in the melodies and the anticipation of sharing my music with others, it’s amazing how immersing oneself in creative pursuits can bring such fulfillment. With my husband out of town for a few days, I took the opportunity to treat myself to meals out and leisurely shopping trips. There’s something … Read the full blog post

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Spring’s Delight: A Bunny-Themed Tablescape and Home Decor Adventure🌸🐰

In the garden of life, springtime brings not only new blossoms and recipes but also the joy of new beginnings, friendships, and awakenings, as each petal unfurls to reveal the beauty of the season’s embrace. Marcia💗 Continuing the journey through the whimsical world of spring-inspired decor, I’m excited to unveil the enchanting tablescape that complements the rabbit-themed coffee bar. But first, let’s take a stroll through my home, where the spirit of spring has woven its magic into every corner. In the living room, a simple yet elegant faux bouquet of spring flowers adorns a vase. It’s a subtle nod … Read the full blog post

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