Category Archives: Coastal Living

🎄🌟Decking the Halls: A Whimsical Affair in the Dining Alcove – ⭐️Christmas Decorating Part Two

Amidst the twinkling lights and festive ornaments, decorating for the holidays becomes a joyous symphony, of tradition and creativity… – Marcia Welcome back to my Christmas decorating series! In part one, we explored the elegant transformation of my living room into a festive haven. Today, join me as we step into the world of our dining alcove, where whimsy meets tradition. In this space I’ve created a cozy haven for the holidays. Two slender Christmas trees stand sentinel…one by the expansive window, the other gracing the French door window. The first tree, a whimsical ode to Santa, is adorned with … Read the full blog post

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🏡Embarking on Elegance: 🌟Transforming Our Living Room for the Holidays:🎄 Part 1 of 4 (or 5😉) Series

In the seamless dance of holidays, let Thanksgiving decor waltz with the festive cheer of Christmas! -Marcia The holiday season brings with it not only the crisp winter air but also the joyous task of transforming our living spaces into festive havens. In this series, I’ll be taking you on a journey through our home, starting with the heart of it all…the living room. Little did I know that the centerpiece of our living room would almost be cast aside. I stumbled upon a forgotten Christmas tree, thinking it had surrendered to the passage of time. However, what transpired was … Read the full blog post

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🎄Early Holiday Decorating:⭐️ Creating Joy and Organization🏡

Planning, organizing, and preparing for the holidays is the recipe for joy that warms the heart and brings people closer together. -Marcia🥰 The air is getting cooler, leaves are falling, and the holiday season is just around the corner. For some, the idea of starting the holiday preparations early might seem a bit premature, but trust me, it’s never too soon to begin crafting a festive and organized home for the upcoming celebrations. The day after halloween, I decided to jumpstart the holiday spirit by unearthing my Christmas decorating bins. There’s something truly magical about opening those bins filled with … Read the full blog post

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🍂A Perfect Autumn Getaway: McCall Boutique Inn, 👻Haunted Tour, & Theatrical Delights🎃

Autumn whispers its enchantment in the rustling leaves, as halloween’s magic beckons with the mysteries of the season… Are you seeking an unforgettable autumn escape filled with charm, history, and a touch of the supernatural? In today’s post I am sharing a recent weekend getaway that left me with cherished memories. The adventure began at the McCall Boutique Inn, a cozy bed and breakfast nestled in the heart of Ashland, Oregon. Upon arriving at McCall Boutique Inn, we were instantly smitten with its picturesque surroundings. The Inn exudes a quaint and welcoming atmosphere, making it the perfect base for our … Read the full blog post

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🍂A Busy Yet Fun Week: Friends, Presentations, Volunteering, and Getaway Plans🚗

I realized that I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect, and beautiful journey of my life – Kenny Washington As I reflect on this past week, I can’t help but smile at the whirlwind of activities and emotions it brought. It was a week filled with a blend of busyness and enjoyment, and I’m excited to share how it all unfolded. The week kicked off on a high note as a dear friend from California paid a visit. Reconnecting with old friends is always a heartwarming experience. We … Read the full blog post

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Finding Serenity and Fitness in Nature: My Journey Beyond the Gym🚶‍♀️

Nature’s trails hold the key to unlocking the simple joys that breathe life into our spirts…🍂 In a world filled with high-tech gyms and fitness memberships, I’ve always been the outlier. The idea of sweating it out in a room full of machines and people never really appealed to me. Instead, I’ve discovered my own unique path to fitness and tranquility right outside my doorstep. Living near the ocean, rivers, and lakes, I’ve found solace in the natural beauty that surrounds me. Living in a location blessed with abundant natural beauty has its perks. I’m fortunate to have easy access … Read the full blog post

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A Memorable Journey-My First PEO International Convention In Pittsburgh🌟

We are all just walking each other home – Ram Dass I recently embarked on a remarkable journey to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a city I had never visited before. The occasion? The PEO International Convention, a gathering of over 2,000 women from across the nation, all uniting for a common cause…helping women to achieve their highest aspirations in furthering their education through awards, scholarships and loans. While I had hoped to explore the charming streets of Pittsburgh and capture its essence, my days in the city were primarily filled with workshops and conferences. However, I soon discovered that the knowledge gained … Read the full blog post

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Fall in Love with My Autumn Decor: A Blush of Warmth and Elegance🍁

Autumn whispers it’s secrets to decorators, inviting us to simplify, the canvas and embrace a new color palette, where nature’s hues paint a tapestry of joy in our homes.🍂 Hello, sweet friends… As the leaves outside began to change their hues, I found myself inspired to transform our home’s interior to embrace the beauty of the fall season. This year, my decorating journey led me to revamp our living room, dining alcove, and a small vestibule-all with a new color palette that added a touch of sophistication to the warmth of autumn. One of the most exciting aspects of this … Read the full blog post

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🍁Fall Fashion and Home Decor Haul:TJ Maxx, Nordstrom Rack, and Chico’s🧣

In the end, preparing for the aesthetic of autumn is a celebration of the senses…Marcia Hello, sweet friend… Before diving into my haul, let’s take a moment to appreciate the beauty of autumn. There’s something magical about witnessing the transformation of nature, as it, dons its fall attire. The vivid foliage, the scent of cinnamon- spiced, everything, and the anticipation of crisp, chilly evenings make this season, truly enchanting. It’s the perfect time to explore new places, savor, pumpkin- flavored treats, and create a bucket list to embrace all that autumn has to offer. My shopping journey began at TJ … Read the full blog post

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Rediscovering the Beauty Nearby: The Joys of Exploring Local Destinations🚗

The joy of adventure is not bound by the distance traveled…but by curiosity explored…💗🚗 Hello, sweet friends… In the pursuit of wanderlust, I often find myself dreaming of far-off lands and exotic destinations. However, I have also learned there are hidden treasures waiting to be discovered right in my own backyard. While the allure of distant lands is undeniable, exploring the beauty close to home offers a host of advantages… from unveiling hidden gems and embracing convenience to connecting with local culture and supporting the local economy. At times when I feel the call of adventure, I will embark on … Read the full blog post

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