Seven Years Later…🌻

“To have courage for whatever comes in life…everything lies in that.” – Teresa of Avila Hello, sweet friends… I hope you are doing well… This week marks seven years since Joe and I made the move to a small beach cottage along the Oregon coast… looking back I realize now that this move was a h.u.g.e leap of faith for me… But taking a leap of faith meant that I fully surrendered to all expectations. It meant that I allowed myself to start anew and feel completely free. Along the way I came to realize that who I am is … Read the full blog post

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Puppy Reveal… Meet ’Camille’💗

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ~Aesop Hello, sweet friend… Our family has grown exponentially during these last 2 years… a kitty, horse, and most recently a puppy… I am so excited to introduce you to our sweet, sweet Camille. Last weekend we brought her home with us… After finding a Morkie breeder over two months ago Joe and I had decided to take a leap of faith and put a deposit on this little puppy that hadn’t been born…much less seen..yet deeply hoped for. She is currently a little over two months old and … Read the full blog post

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A Minute in Gig Harbor WA…🥰

Let me take you to Gig Harbor! Read the full blog post

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Summer…A Return To My Garden…🌻

My goal is to make the world more beautiful one plant at a time… Read the full blog post

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Ms. Marcia Goes To Montreal…✈️

“Life goes by fast. Enjoy it. Calm down. It’s all funny.–Joan Rivers Hello, sweet friend… I recently returned from a trip to Montreal, Canada…I have unpacked…put almost everything away and now I’d like to share a little about this fun holiday. This was my first visit to Montreal… On the plane I tracked our flight path that was fun! and finished reading ‘Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris’ have you read it? it’s a delightful story! The first day of arrival I enjoyed a leisurely stroll along Mount Royal and later Joe & I took a 3 hour afternoon bus tour … Read the full blog post

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✈️Bon Voyage!…Tips For Packing👚🧣🕶🎒

Because when you stop and look around this life is pretty amazing…-Dr. Seuss Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are doing well… Joe & I are heading out to Montreal… since we both love Paris…we thought it would be the perfect place to vacation. We are excited to visit this beautiful French-Canadian metropolis and experiencing it’s European vibe… I look forward to sharing this visit when I return… Until then let me share with you how I how I packed…

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A No-Bake Summer Dessert

“A party without a CAKE is just a meeting.” – Julia Childs Hello, sweet friend… June has arrived! warmer weather… gardens in bloom… and visions of all things summer are dancing in my head… a perfect time to feast on this delicious summer delight. 👩‍🍳 What’s Cooking… A Berry Trifle Ingredients Lemon Glaze ¼ cup sugar ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ cup water ¼ teaspoon almond extract 1 14 ounce prepared angel food cake Cream Cheese Filling 16 ounces cream cheese2 (8 ounce packages). softened ⅔ cup sugar 2 cups heavy whipping cream Fruit 4 cups blueberries 4 cups strawberries sliced Instructions To make the lemon glaze, whisk together sugar, lemon juice, and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. … Read the full blog post

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T J Maxx Summer Haul👚👗👠

“At the end of the day, you are enough exactly as you are.” -Meghan Markle Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are doing well… It’s amazing to think that Memorial Day is this weekend and that summer is just around the corner! I’m definitely looking forward to sunny brighter days… That being said recently I went shopping for a few summer outfits and today I would like to share them with you. Enjoy!

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Downton Inspired/A Battenberg Cake

“I do think a woman’s place is eventually in the home, but I see no harm in her having some fun before she gets there.” – Dowager Countess Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are doing well… Joe and I are heading out of town for the weekend. I am looking forward to this little getaway since it will include a movie date to watch the new Downton Abbey film ‘A New Era’. In anticipation of this excursion I ordered the Downton Abbey cookbook and selected a recipe to prepare. I love the cookbook and plan on baking more recipes … Read the full blog post

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🌷In My Garden…

“Bloom where you are planted”– Mary Englebreit Hello, sweet friend… While sitting in my living room I only have to look out into the garden landscape to observe the changes that come with the season… Springtime means crocus, daffodil, roses, bluebells… each blossom… awaiting it’s time to bloom… I find inspiration in the climbing roses, birdbaths… along the grassy pathways… It is here my soul is awakened as I discover signs of life returned.

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