Company Is Coming!!!…and…A Cottage Tour!🍒



Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter…



Hi, sweet friends…





This past week marked 3 years living on the Oregon coast.



I couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate than to have friends from California stop by for a visit.



This was their first trip since my move and to say that I was excited would be an understatement…



more importantly I felt honored since this is not an easy trip to make.



I mean seriously you have to be part Amazonian, Pioneer…



and Explorer.



traveling through woods…rivers…



over bridges…through tunnels…winding roads…watching out for deer…




This trip is not for sissies. no siree!



That being said.. I was determined to make it worth their effort and so I quickly formulated a grand plan (schedule) of things to show, tell and do during their stay.



Tour of my beautiful town…



Shore Acres…walk the labyrinth…explore the caves..



lighthouse…Bullards….Charleston…lunch at the dunes…Coos Bay…Farmers market…my fave shops…restaurants…



perhaps a special tea gathering…etc…I guess you might say I wanted to be the hostess with the mostest.😉



I even consulted with Joe several times (who by the way suggested that I might be a little over zealous)…and mentioned perhaps checking in with them on what they would like to do. What!!!! you are funny Joe…no I think I know best.😉

After consulting with Joe…



the original plan became bigger.😉

As the week comes to an end & my friends are ready to return home to California to rest... I can only hope they depart with many wonderful memories of this beautiful coast…and their over zealous well intentioned friend💕



 who hopes one day they will return for even more.








SUPER EASY CHERRY 🍒 PIE (with cranberries)




1 can cherry pie filling

4 tbsp Sugar

1 cup cranberries

1 box Pillsbury pie crusts

1/4 cup milk



1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Take one pie crust and unroll over your pie pan.

3. Push edges down in pan and trim pie crust edges off.

4. Pour can of cherry pie filling into the pie pan.

5. Spread out evenly.

6. Unroll the other pie crust.





7. Cut the pie crust into strips.

8. Place strips over pie filling using a lattice design

9. Brush milk on strips and sprinkle sugar over them.

10. Place in oven for  15 minutes….then reduce heat to 350 and bake another 25-30 minutes.

11. You may need to put foil strips around the edge to prevent from burning.

12. Remove from oven and let cool before serving.


How do you prepare for company? I have learned that it’s best to….relax & have fun!













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6 Responses to Company Is Coming!!!…and…A Cottage Tour!🍒

  1. Joe says:

    I am sure your friends had a wonderful time and enjoyed that delicious looking cherry pie!!

  2. Pat Stansel says:

    Love the tour of your beautiful cottage !!!

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hi Pat!
      Thank you for stopping by for a visit. I’m glad you enjoyed the cottage tour…it’s simple and sweet. Take care.XO

  3. deborah fisher says:

    It was nice to see you, hope your friends had a good visit!

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hi Debra,
      I am happy to see you here and yes it was such a treat to run into you on the beach! The visit was fabulous and went by too quickly. Have a great day. XO

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