Category Archives: Coastal Living

Pumpkin Spice For Your Soul…

🍂Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together…but encourage one another. 🍂 -Hebrews 10:24–25 Hello, sweet friends… I hope you are well… This week I pulled out one of my Fall decorating bins…it was fun to sprinkle a little Autumnal around our home… I am enjoying the mild shift in the weather… I don’t think there’s anything more beautiful than the colors and tastes of autumn…. This year I’ve committed to pause more and enjoy the moments… spending more time focusing on that which … Read the full blog post

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The Beginning of a New Season…

When the clock strikes midnight… PUMPKIN EVERYTHING🎃 Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are well… I recently read that September has often been viewed as the beginning of the new year, the time for reflection and resolution… turning over a new leaf… a little curious I took a peek in my journal writings for January and noticed that my resolution for the new year was to be more intentional with how I lived… desiring more time spent doing those things that I enjoyed… most importantly staying open to positive change in my life… 🌻 What’s Cooking… Savoring up the last … Read the full blog post

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A Room (Closet) of My Own…👚👠👛

I decided it was time to create a closet of my very own. Read the full blog post

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A Visit To a Vintage Market…

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandala Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are doing well… I have been a vintage marketplace groupie for years… so recently when I heard of one that wasn’t too far from where I live… I couldn’t pass it up… restoring old furniture… shopping for vintage clothing… jewelry… delighting in discovering one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces for my home… always adds inspiration to my day…

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Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris…

“Every woman should have something pink in her wardrobe it is the color of HAPPINESS” -Christian Dior Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are doing well… A few weeks ago when the movie ‘Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris’ came out (and just a couple of weeks after getting a new puppy) Joe suggested I might benefit from a drive into the big city to enjoy a girls day out…shopping, lunch, and watching this movie. The story is enchanting…and gives new meaning to “say yes to the dress”… telling about a seemingly ordinary British housekeeper who has a dream to own … 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 think it’s great that Christmas doesn’t have to come only once a year… especially if you are anything like me and needing a little Christmas right this very minute… So how’s about a Christmas in July mini dessert only Tea party! What’s Cooking… Mini cakes What you will need 2- 8-9 inch round cakes or 1- 13×9 inch cake, baked beforehand from scratch or from a box (add extra butter and eggs to make the box mix taste homemade), … Read the full blog post

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Seven Years Later…🌻

“To have courage for whatever comes in life…everything lies in that.” – Teresa of Avila Hello, sweet friends… I hope you are doing well… This week marks seven years since Joe and I made the move to a small beach cottage along the Oregon coast… looking back I realize now that this move was a h.u.g.e leap of faith for me… But taking a leap of faith meant that I fully surrendered to all expectations. It meant that I allowed myself to start anew and feel completely free. Along the way I came to realize that who I am is … Read the full blog post

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A Minute in Gig Harbor WA…🥰

Let me take you to Gig Harbor! Read the full blog post

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Summer…A Return To My Garden…🌻

My goal is to make the world more beautiful one plant at a time… Read the full blog post

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Ms. Marcia Goes To Montreal…✈️

“Life goes by fast. Enjoy it. Calm down. It’s all funny.–Joan Rivers Hello, sweet friend… I recently returned from a trip to Montreal, Canada…I have unpacked…put almost everything away and now I’d like to share a little about this fun holiday. This was my first visit to Montreal… On the plane I tracked our flight path that was fun! and finished reading ‘Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris’ have you read it? it’s a delightful story! The first day of arrival I enjoyed a leisurely stroll along Mount Royal and later Joe & I took a 3 hour afternoon bus tour … Read the full blog post

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