SoMeDaY BeYoNd ThE SeA…♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. Shall we have a little tea.

      Happy Friday! How was your week. ..I hope you have been sailing through it . ..

Unless you are new to my blog (and, welcome if you are!) you are aware that I just recently made a huge change in my life by selling our lovely cottage in California,  and moving (finally) to a sweet 1946 beach cottage on the Oregon Coast.  And, I must say that this former/new OC gal (Orange  County/Oregon coast) is feeling free. It was quite a process, but little by little I let go of all my “stuff” with the desire to create a more simple life.  Soooo… I thought it would be fun to edit, and re-share a post about how it all came to be.
Re-post from June 13, 2014

Cottage by the Sea

By Marcia Ren

As summer approaches,  and the weather begins getting warmer, and warmer.

I might start to yearn for our other little cottage.


I have lots of sentimental feelings about this Cottage, and I’m hoping my sweet, wonderful,  husband Joe doesn’t get a chance to read today’s post…. because he always gets just a little embarrassed when I share this story. He and I are very different in that way. (grin)

But, I’m sure you won’t tell him I told you. (Innocent look) AnYwAy.… In 2004, the summer after we got married…

We took a long drive along the northern coast, up to Oregon. Have you ever done that? I sure hope you have, because it is s~o~o~o~o~o~o   enchanting.


And, about 90 miles from the California border, we discovered a delightfully charming coastal town.

This is the part that is just between us, (wink) An amazing thing happened.  My husband bought a little cottage by the sea just for me! Oh, Of course, it wasn’t quite that simple. And, of course there’s really so much more to this story…

And,  of course,  I’m just dying to tell you there is a part of me that wants to share all the sweet little details with you.

However… I will wait until we are in the heat of the summer, and you might want to travel to the sea for a while. Then I can bring you back here again for another visit, and we can walk along the sandy waters, then serve us a little tea.♡ Yippee!

Anyway, this was the sweetest gift ever. The day escrow closed, the realtor called and said “you are now the owner of a Cottage by the sea” awwwww… It was a very special day.

Quaint, Charming, Unassuming.

And, even though it is a distance away, and we don’t get to visit as much as we’d prefer…part of my heart is always there.I suppose it’s just like anything we love.

So, as summer approaches, and the weather gets a little warmer…I will look at these lovely photos, with love, and gratitude. And who knows,  I might even begin to feel a little cooler. It’s amazing how things like that work.  I guess that is what is meant by visualizing something happening in our lives. It is amazing. Gratitude does wonders in any equation.

Oh,  and another thing that I wanted to share with you was this wise, wonderful book, that I came across years ago. .. It is about the sea, a beach,  and an island.♡

Well,  the weekend has arrived  dear friend. And,  I hope you have some fun plans sailing ahead. And, of course I’m wishing you a lovely day.
Xoxo. ..


Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul.



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