Category Archives: Coastal Living

Hosting a Delightful Flower Garden Party: A Unique Twist for a Summer Gathering🏡💐

“You know what’s perfect about today? Everything!“ -Barbie💗 As the summer arrives it’s the perfect time to gather friends and loved ones for a delightful garden party. While the traditional barbecues and picnics are always enjoyable, why not consider hosting a garden flower party this year? Imagine the serene ambiance of blooming flowers, the delightful scent of roses, and the joy of creating personalized flower bouquets. In this blog post, I will share ideas of hosting a garden flower party and how to create a memorable experience for guests. To start off the garden flower party, I took a leisurely … Read the full blog post

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🌸The Enchanting Magic of Peonies: 🌸Summer Delight in My Garden

“No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find.” -C.S. Lewis Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are well… Peonies, with their exquisite beauty, mesmerizing colors, and alluring fragrance, possess an undeniable magic that transforms my garden into a realm of wonder and happiness. As I witness their blooming spectacle each summer… I am reminded of the profound connection we share with nature and the simple joys that bring light to our lives… the magic of peonies, like nature itself… is a gift that continues to inspire, uplift, and fill my heart with … Read the full blog post

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The Lady of the House and A Summer Wardrobe

A woman’s home is her kingdom, and she is the queen. As the lady of the house, she creates an atmosphere of warmth, love, and beauty. – Marcia When life presents an opportunity, sometimes it’s best to seize it and create something wonderful. Such was the case when my husband was out of town, leaving me with some free time to indulge in a little personal project. Inspired by his endearing nickname for me, The Lady of the House, I decided to delve into my closet and curate a fresh and elegant summer wardrobe. With a blend of new pieces … Read the full blog post

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A Celebration of Lilacs & Blooming…

“Lilacs are nature’s way of reminding us that the simplest things can bring us the greatest pleasure.” -Unknown Hello, sweet friends… I hope you are well… With their intoxicating fragrance and delicate purple petals, lilacs hold a special place in the hearts of many…marking the transition from spring to summer, and bringing color and vibrancy to the garden. However, just like any living thing, even these stunning flowers have their moments of vulnerability. A couple of weeks ago, I came across two lilac trees that had seen better days. Their branches were drooping and the leaves had lost their luster. … Read the full blog post

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Embracing the Spirit of Summer: Flags, Decor, and the Joyful Anticipation!☀️⛱️🍉

“Just living is not enough…one must sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Anderson Hello, sweet friend… Can you feel the excitement in the air? As the days grow longer and the temperature rises, I find myself bursting with anticipation for the glorious season that lies ahead. I simply couldn’t contain my enthusiasm any longer, so I decided to embrace the spirit of summer by adorning my surroundings with Fourth of July flags and decorations! Now, I must admit embellishing a little outside dormer uplifted my spirits even more! One of the things I’most excited about is exploring … Read the full blog post

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Embrace the Summer Vibes: Refreshing Dining Decor on a Budget🍋

“A lemon a day keeps the negativity away. Squeeze it, embrace it, and make it into something extraordinary.” – Unknown Hello, sweet friends… With the arrival of summer, I always find joy in transforming my dining space with seasonal elements. This year, I stumbled upon the cutest lemon-themed decor at both the Dollar Tree and Dollar Store, and I couldn’t resist incorporating them into our home. The best part? By utilizing items I already had, I managed to give the dining alcove a delightful summer ambiance, all for less than 20 dollars! So, while I don’t have any immediate plans … Read the full blog post

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From Brea to the Oregon Coast: A Soulful Journey of Small Town Living

“Small town living is about embracing simplicity, finding joy in the little things, and building strong connections with your community” –Marcia💗 Hello, sweet friend… Growing up in a small town in Brea, California, and now celebrating the milestone of eight years living in a small town along the Oregon coast,SoMeDaY BeYoNd ThE SeA…♡ my reflections take me back to those earlier years. I am reminded of the kind-hearted friends who felt like family in this small community. While it may sound cliche, small town living often feels like living in a Hallmark movie. The genuine care and concern that community … Read the full blog post

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My First 🌟P.E.O. State Convention: A Captivating Journey of Spirit and Joy🌟

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” -Marianne Williamson Hello, sweet friend… Throughout my life, I have had the privilege of attending numerous women’s retreats that have left lasting imprints on my soul. These gatherings have been instrumental in fostering, personal growth, building lasting connections, and empowering me as a woman. However, recently, I had the extraordinary opportunity to attend my very first PEO convention, and let me tell you… it was an experience that touched me to the core. Returning from my first. P.E.O. (Philanthropic educational Organization) state convention, … Read the full blog post

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Exciting Times Ahead: My First State Convention as P.E.O. President!🌟

All beginnings are difficult… -Chinese Proverb Hello, sweet friend… I am thrilled to share some incredible news with you all… I have been elected as the P.E.O. president of our chapter, and the excitement is simply overflowing! What makes it even more extraordinary is that I will soon be attending my very first state convention. This opportunity is a true blessing, and I am filled with gratitude for the chance to represent our local chapter in this remarkable event. The state convention opens doors to a world of knowledge about our beloved organization P.E.O. which stands for Philantropic Educaional Organization … Read the full blog post

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A Fun Date Day at the Historic Egyptian Theatre: Raiders of the Lost Ark

This past weekend was a delightful adventure for my husband and me as we embarked on a fabulous date day at the Historic Egyptian Theatre. Our destination was clear: to experience the magic of the silver screen while watching the timeless classic, ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark.’ As we approached the Egyptian Theatre, the historic charm of the building instantly captivated us. Its majestic facade and intricate Egyptian-themed architecture transported us to a different time, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience. We couldn’t help but feel a sense of anticipation as we entered the theater, excited for what awaited … Read the full blog post

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