Category Archives: My Style

In The Midst Of My August…

“But if you have nothing else to create, then perhaps you create yourself.” -Carl Jung Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are enjoying your summer… When I reflect over my own… I have really enjoyed nesting in our home… whether it’s been sitting on the back deck… hanging pictures… trying out a new recipe… or taking a walk along the river in late afternoon… allowing each moment be what it is… not holding too tightly on to what I’ve thought it should be… Reflecting helps me with this process… looking ahead with a deeper understanding of what makes life valuable… … Read the full blog post

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California…A Week In Review

The most important things are not things… Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are enjoying your summer and staying cool… I’ve recently returned from a magical mini trip to California… It was nice to spend time with family… and friends… while enjoying the sights and sounds… of southern California… during the summer… which is always great fun… The greatest fun of all though was being able to surprise a sister for her 70th birthday.

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Up…Up…& Away…My First Summer Vacay!⛱

Be courageous and live the life that your heart is guiding you toward Bronnie Ware Hello, sweet friends… It’s time for my mini summer vacay…Yippee! By the time you read this post I will have already arrived at my destination…(I promise to share more in another post) today I thought I’d share a few of my pre-packing tips… along with what I’m taking… First off always remember… Packing is an art… I have learned that laying out all the items allows me to plan outfits for my days/nights away. When everything is laid out, I can clearly see how much … Read the full blog post

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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 … Read the full blog post

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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 … Read the full blog post

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Spring…Decor…and a “Sinful” Delight🥰

“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” -Helen Keller Hello, sweet friend… Happy Spring!!! This past week the sun was shining… daffodils were blooming… and I gathered up my spring decor… to do the jig a bit of decorating magic… turning shamrocks… into small rabbits… with bright colored garland…. just a few changes… makes all the difference… to celebrate… the arrival of Spring… bringing light…joy…and hope into our home… WHAT’S COOKING?👩‍🍳 For years I’ve attended a women’s retreat at Sacred Heart Retreat House located … Read the full blog post

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Transitioning My Wardrobe Into Spring…

Live life in full bloom… Hello, sweet friend… I’ve always enjoyed wearing fashionable clothing… and with Spring just around the corner… I’m sooooo excited to start thinking about it! Today I thought I would share with you how I am transitioning… into a new season… Living on the Oregon coast dressing is all about layering. That being said I’ve put a few outfits together using white as a basic…Anastasia is doing her usual catwalk freshening things up a bit by adding pretty spring colors. 👩‍🍳What’s Cooking? I had been looking forward to using the shamrock cookie cutter I recently purchased. … Read the full blog post

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The Love of Home…Decorate…Bake…Repeat…

“He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.” -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Hello, sweet friend… Today I thought I’d share a bit of my Christmas decor… This is admittedly the most decorating… I’ve done… since our move from SoCal five years ago. I’ve had so much fun this season… decorating trees & mantels. Decorating has been a labor of love for me… and realize that… my style isn’t for everyone… So I definitely encourage you to find your own. That being said… Coming home will always be the best feeling in the world to … Read the full blog post

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A Summer Haul & Cake Too!!!

Bad vibes do not go with my outfit… Hello, sweet friend… Whether or not this month will include zoom calls…virtual workouts…or playing ping pong in our basement… I am looking forward to warmer weather…sunshine…opening up the windows…sitting on the deck and wearing comfortable summer-worthy outfits. Let me share with you a few items I recently purchased paired with those I’ve had to guarantee a comfortable quarantined summer. 👩‍🍳 What’s Cooking? Angel Food Cake with Berries I had so much fun making this dessert. I decided to make the angel food cake from scratch since there weren’t any cakes available in … Read the full blog post

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What I’ve Been Thinking…& Lemon Scones

The more he gives to others, the more he possesses of his own. -Lao-Tzu Hello, sweet friend… As a child I never understood what my parents meant when they said “it’s better to give than to receive.” I now know that when I give to others I do this out of abundance. I have already received and therefore I’m able to give. I can’t give away something I don’t already have…and so I’ve learned to give when the spirit moves me knowing that it will be replenished. That being said…I’ve come to also accept that I can’t change the world… … Read the full blog post

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