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A Magical Christmas and Milestone Birthday; Celebrating in Carmel, California

In the dance of life, each day is a unique melody; celebrate its rhythm, for the symphony of existence, unfolds in the joy of embracing every precious note. – Marcia While I typically cherish the coziness of our home during the holidays, this year a Christmas getaway added a new dimension to our cherished traditions. The journey began when my husband proposed the idea of spending Christmas week in Carmel, California… a place known for its picturesque charm and idyllic coastal setting. After careful consideration and planning, he orchestrated a getaway that would not only include the festivities of Christmas … Read the full blog post

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Unveiling the Magic: My Festive Christmas Decorating Journey of 2023

In the warmth of home and the magic of Christmas, hearts aglow with love, creating a tapestry of joy that makes every season bright. -Marcia🌟 As November 1st dawned, I eagerly embarked on my Christmas decorating journey for 2023. With anticipation, I retrieved my Christmas bins from the attic, each box containing cherished memories and festive treasures. Sorting through decorations, I carefully selected elements to transform my living space into a holiday haven. Fueled by the spirit of the season, my goal was set to weave the magic of Christmas throughout the living room, dining alcove, and kitchen. The living … Read the full blog post

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🎄Cottage Christmas Magic: 🌟Part Three Unveils the Heartwarming Kitchen Wonderland🤶

In the heart of a cozy kitchen, the warmth of Christmas embraces every corner, as the aroma of festive delights create timeless memories. -Marcia In the enchanting third installment of my Christmas decorating series, I open the doors to a festive haven…the true heart of the home…the cottage kitchen. This year, a symphony of holiday delights comes to life, weaving a tapestry of joy and warmth. Step into a world of sweetness with a delightful collection of Candy Cane houses and whimsical trees adorning every corner. These charming additions bring a touch of magic & captures the spirit of the … Read the full blog post

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🎄🌟Decking the Halls: A Whimsical Affair in the Dining Alcove – ⭐️Christmas Decorating Part Two

Amidst the twinkling lights and festive ornaments, decorating for the holidays becomes a joyous symphony, of tradition and creativity… – Marcia Welcome back to my Christmas decorating series! In part one, we explored the elegant transformation of my living room into a festive haven. Today, join me as we step into the world of our dining alcove, where whimsy meets tradition. In this space I’ve created a cozy haven for the holidays. Two slender Christmas trees stand sentinel…one by the expansive window, the other gracing the French door window. The first tree, a whimsical ode to Santa, is adorned with … Read the full blog post

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🏡Embarking on Elegance: 🌟Transforming Our Living Room for the Holidays:🎄 Part 1 of 4 (or 5😉) Series

In the seamless dance of holidays, let Thanksgiving decor waltz with the festive cheer of Christmas! -Marcia The holiday season brings with it not only the crisp winter air but also the joyous task of transforming our living spaces into festive havens. In this series, I’ll be taking you on a journey through our home, starting with the heart of it all…the living room. Little did I know that the centerpiece of our living room would almost be cast aside. I stumbled upon a forgotten Christmas tree, thinking it had surrendered to the passage of time. However, what transpired was … Read the full blog post

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🎄Early Holiday Decorating:⭐️ Creating Joy and Organization🏡

Planning, organizing, and preparing for the holidays is the recipe for joy that warms the heart and brings people closer together. -Marcia🥰 The air is getting cooler, leaves are falling, and the holiday season is just around the corner. For some, the idea of starting the holiday preparations early might seem a bit premature, but trust me, it’s never too soon to begin crafting a festive and organized home for the upcoming celebrations. The day after halloween, I decided to jumpstart the holiday spirit by unearthing my Christmas decorating bins. There’s something truly magical about opening those bins filled with … Read the full blog post

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🎄The Season of Joy & A Cottage Christmas Tea🎄

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete” – Jack Kornfield Hello, sweet friends… I hope that you are doing well… This week I’ve been concentrating on holiday fun… preparing for a Christmas Tea ( I love setting the table & making guests feel celebrated)… attending a Christmas party luncheon… and heading out of town with my husband for a little weekend holiday getaway to watch a performance of the Nutcracker Ballet… the holidays are a special time…creating gifts… decorating our homes… visiting with friends… and, in general feeling a sense of community.

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🎄A Christmas Cottage…Part 2…The Living Room🎄☕️

“Joy is finding the holy in the small and the sacred in the everyday” -Mary Davis Hello, sweet friend… I enjoy decorating our home for the holidays… there’s so much comfort to embrace… even in small imperfections that become perfect in their own way… For me it’s discovering joy even in the mess… and not waiting for things to get easier… simpler… or perhaps even better.… I’m learning that when I’m open… Joy will find me anywhere.💗

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Bring On The Merry!

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”-Charles Dickens Hello, sweet friend… 🎄 I hope you are well… 🎄 and enjoying the merriment of this holiday season… 🎄 Perhaps you have done a bit of shopping/decorating… 🎄 I recently attended a local craft fair…and holiday parade which was so much fun! 🎄 I was very inspired with all the crafty ideas… 🎄 Naturally I purchased a few… I found a great spot for the new wreath… and thought this angel looked happy here… Tis the season… What’s Cooking? Attending the recent craft fair … Read the full blog post

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Deck The Halls…🎄

You are the light of the world- Matthew 5:14 Hell0, sweet friend… I hope you are well and that you had a great Thanksgiving. Joe & I spent a wonderful time with family in Bend, Oregon. Shortly after returning back home… Joe turned into Santa‘s Elf quickly stringing the Christmas lights all around the outside… I became the other elf helper… carefully placing bows and ribbons strategically… Before long together we had completed the decorating…. for our sweet cozy home… just in time to light up this small corner of the world. Happy December!🎄 What’s Cooking… 👩‍🍳 This yummy very … Read the full blog post

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