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Living…& A Living Room…

“Life itself is a privilege. But to live life to the fullest…well… that is a choice.”-Andy Andrews Aristotle reminds us that we are what we do every day. I’m grateful I love what I do… that being said…   it’s vitally important for me to take good care of myself in order for me to feel at my best, and to be as healthy as possible. I’ve been re-evaluating my life… taking a fresh look at how well I spend my time. I wish to joyfully go about my daily rituals appreciating life’s precious moments along the way. ☕️ A … Read the full blog post

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Darkness To Light… And a Basement…

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible” – Walt Disney Hello, sweet friend…I hope you are well… On my way home from a recent hair appointment… an interesting thought ran though my mind… I have never lived in a home that had a basement… there was a darkness about them… At some level I even thought they felt a little creepy…all those scary movies I watched as a teenager didn’t help. Needless to say… I wasn’t sure the best (happiest) way to utilize 800 square ft.of basement… Fortunately with the extra time spent at home I finally saw the … Read the full blog post

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2022… The First Week

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past” -Thomas Jefferson Hello, sweet friend… Happy, HAPPY New Year! at the end of 2021 I made a promise to myself that 2022 would be the year I embraced with outstretched arms…a joyful, open heart…and more joy (coming from peace, hope & faith) I began with a gratitude list of all that I’m thankful for… especially being alive! I am breathing…have great energy…and looking forward to a wildly enthusiastic new year. The year will bring a continued journey of the familiar…unknown experiences…new friends and the discovery of … Read the full blog post

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Saying Goodbye To 2021 🎄

I change myself, I change the world ~Gloria Anzaldua 🌟 Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are doing well. The small town I live in experienced a good snowfall this week… and as another year draws to a close… it became the perfect backdrop for reflection… My intellect tells me the weakly optimistic phrase “It could have been worse” is hardly a ringing endorsement of 2021… and yet my heart knows it’s true… there was still much good that happened… even among the hardships… I am filled with gratitude and appreciation for so many things… that being said… My hope … Read the full blog post

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🎄How To Host A Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Tea🎄☕️

Just a girl who loves Christmas! Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are well… I hosted a Christmas Tea today… it was so much fun! I haven’t seen my friends for quite some time…we enjoyed the afternoon just getting all caught up with our life… relaxing over a nice afternoon tea. I thought I would share the photos from the day. I think you will enjoy it…especially if you are relaxing these next couple of days… Which I hope you are!

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🎄A Holiday Getaway in Washington DC…

The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been, and the memories we’ve made along the way.– unknown 🎄 Hello, sweet friends… I hope you are doing well… ✈️ As I write today’s post I’m heading home… 🎄 from a super fun holiday in Washington DC… 🐭 Joe and I attended a performance of The Nutcracker Ballet at the Warner Theater which made our trip so special… 🎄 Our stay at the beautiful and centrally located Grand Hyatt… 🎄 made it easy to get around… 🎄 We scheduled a bus tour visiting the Memorials… 🎄 … Read the full blog post

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A Christmas Tea Gathering…🎄☕️🌟

“My life has two seasons: Christmas & almost Christmas.” -Amy Gillis Benson Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are well. I’ve been looking forward to this special season… 🎄 a time which allows opportunities to celebrate… ☕️ today I’m excited to share a recent Christmas Tea gathering… 🌟 a festive afternoon with friends… 🎄 I kept everything super easy… 🎄 by purchasing decorative cupcakes… ☕️ macaroons… 🌟 and mini cheese cakes from a local bakery… 🎄 along with an order of ‘sugarplum cheese danish’… (from Starbucks) ☕️ I made sure to schedule our gathering on a day after all my … Read the full blog post

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The Rhodendrons At Shore Acres & Mother’s Day

My Mother, my friend so dear, throughout my life you’re always near, a tender smile to guide my way, you’re the sunshine to light my day.🌷 -Anonymous Hello, sweet friend… with Mother’s Day just around the corner… I thought I would take you to Shore Acres State Park. I’ve taken you here before… However this time of year the Rhododendron’s (rhodies) and azaleas are the popular landscape plants… If you live close to the Oregon coast… a visit would be perfect on Mother’s Day weekend… Happy Mother’s Day… 🌷In memory of my mother Olga…who walks with me daily🌷 She lived … Read the full blog post

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My Spring Cleaning Break…❤️

Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘let’s party.’ -Robin Williams Hello, sweet friend… This week I attempted a bit of spring cleaning… However I kept getting distracted… (Oddly only while cleaning) inevitably something would pop up… and before I knew it… I’d find myself questioning my priorities… I decided that the distractions had to be a sign from the universe… and we all know that when she speaks… you must listen… WHAT’S COOKING?👩‍🍳 Sausage Egg & Cheese Breakfast Puffs – only 4 ingredients! Super easy to make and tastes great! Puff pastry, eggs, sausage, and cheese. You can assemble ahead … Read the full blog post

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A Stroll Around Our Garden…

Hurt not the Earth, neither the Sea, nor the Trees. -Revelations 7:3 Hello, sweet friend… March will often test a gardener’s patience… A few warmer, brighter days certainly tempted me out into my garden… However I know that it will take several weeks of warm bright days for the soil to be dried out sufficiently… So on this overcast day I thought I’d take you on a little pre-spring garden tour… sharing a peek of hope as things get ready to bloom… Before you begin the tour perhaps you should whip up a batch of these decadent rolls first… CINNAMON … Read the full blog post

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