Tag Archives: Authentic living

Navigating Into The New Year

  It’s mid~day, mid~week, and close to being mid~month as I sit down and write today’s post. Since our last visit together I’ve built a snowman and seen it melt,  Experienced raindrops come and go pouring down rain  hung the new 2017 calendar🎉 halfway through January already!  and the Christmas decorations have all been tucked away  The rainy weather has provided a perfect backdrop for staying inside and getting organized again. When the sunshine is out, I have to be outside. credited to my SoCal roots (most likely) riding a bike, walking the beach, gardening or running around discovering new wonders on this beautiful coast  When the weather is rainy, and gray I keep  busy with the rainy day kind of stuff like eating serving tomato soup in large mugs, indulging in grilled cheese sandwiches browsing through gardening books 🌱🌺 baking cranberry scones  preparing a batch or two of my favorite soups.  Working on my blog💻📸✏ Practicing scales … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung

I’ll never forget those early years of teaching. Especially those early years. Particularly this time of year. Spring. As a young elementary school teacher I  was often excited to teach young children about Spring. We planted beans in a little cup, watered them, and put them in a warm window to wait. Five minutes later children were leaning on the windowsill disappointed that nothing was happening. The same young teacher would try and explain the vague concept of Time. Many years have passed since then. Again, still a vague concept of Time. I have spent a lot of my life in the time warp between planting and sprouting, between making my move and seeing results, between doing what I could and knowing whether I did the right thing. Planting, weeding, waiting, sowing…what is the order anyway??? I’d apply for a job, but wouldn’t hear yay or nay for what seemed like … Continue reading

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A Fall Home Tour…Cozy comforts

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Hey, Happy Autumn!  I thought it would be fun to share a glimpse of our sweet, unassuming cottage. Kind of show you how it is coming along. I feel like I have been re-discovering myself again in the process. Although small in size, it’s been a bigger challenge living out my committment to a more simple, and authentic life style. As you view the photos keep in mind that other than the first photo all are of our current cottage, which we moved into July 13th, of this year. More than five years ago, while living in California I was asked to have our then 1920’s cottage home participate in a Vintage Home Tour. After some considering my husband and I agreed. Shortly after the tour, one … Continue reading

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