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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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Merriest Christmas 2017

    “Happy, Happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days, that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, that can transport the sailor and the traveler, thousands of miles away, back to his own fireside and his quiet home.” ~Charles Dickens         Well…ready or not     Christmas is here! almost     (baking done, cards sent, gifts wrapped) Santa’s on his way…     so… before Christmas present becomes the Christmas past…      let me share a special treat…. the dazzling annual Shore Acres Holiday Lights … Read the full blog post

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A Cottage Christmas Cocoa Bar🧚‍♀️

    🧚‍♀️“Christmas is too sparkly…said no one ever”🧚‍♀️ 🎄 Hello sweet friends🎄   I hope you’re doing well.🧚‍♀️         Recently as I was driving through the countryside I pondered as to why I LOVE the 🎅🏻“Ho!Ho!Ho!” part of the holiday season.🤶🏻 (any chance one of these might be Rudolph?)🧚‍♀️     You know that childlike joy that longs to be expressed.🧚‍♀️     🧚‍♀️twinkling lights…reindeer flying through the sky with Santa’s gifts… and yummy cookies🍪     Ok….I must admit🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️     🧚‍♀️I do believe…🧚‍♂️ I have social butterfly tendencies 😉 Spirit of Christmas     One month a year … Read the full blog post

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AdVeNt, GiRlFrIeNdS, aNd CaNdYcAnEs….♡

 Below is a re~edited post from my last Christmas while I still lived in California before the big move I wanted to share it with you. My blog stats show many of you are new readers. This post is one of my favorites because it talks about everything I’m passionate about Home, Friendships, & Love. Happy Monday, and first week of Advent! (grin)  As the calendar year draws to a close, family schedules, programs, PaRtIeS, and “other” obligations for this time of year are in full motion… My week was filled with a combination of EvErYtHing…. An afternoon was spent putting … Read the full blog post

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