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Just Another Week in Paradise

“Take care to keep open house: Because in this way some have had angels as their guests, without being conscious of it” ~Hebrews 13:2 I’ve been meaning to share with you a chair that I saw a few weeks ago. It seems as if I’m often finding chairs that call out to me. This particular one came home with me that day. Oh and since we are becoming such good friends I also thought I’d  share a little quirky thing I do quite often  Periodically I go on the outside and pretend that I’m a visitor. I walk, look around and imagine that I’ve never seen the place before. I try to see what catches my eye, what I like and most importantly what makes a welcoming greeting. With that said I started thinking about Hospitality. ( perhaps it had something to do with the aforementioned chair) or maybe this past weeks visit … Continue reading

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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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Nantucket, New York, and beyond

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. ♡ Here we are in the second half of October. This time of year is special don’t you think… Well, I’m thinking this will be a short post, since right now I’m in the midst of everything. On the other hand, once I start talking. .. Here are some highlights of my week. I managed to take a few photos of the final completion of all our windows, which I shared about in last weeks post. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, here’s the link. https://marciascottagebythesea.com/windows-of-opportunity/          The garden window really opened up the kitchen area nicely. This is exactly what I was hoping for. It’s great when things work out the way you planned. I know this doesn’t always happen. … Continue reading

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PhOtOgRaPhY….NeW EyEs….

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Happy, Happy, mid week…. Years ago I took a photography class. I really enjoyed it. Later, when I was working on getting my Master’s Degree in Education, I was able to sneak in an art class. Yippee!!! I LOVED that too! And, then the years just flew by. Now, I have time to dabble in these two activities once again. I try and create something everyday. I enjoy photography, even though I mostly wing everything. I don’t have any “formal” training. However, it’s such an enjoyable way of exploring different creative outlets. There’s no doubt that photography helps me to reconnect with myself… and finding different ways of viewing the world around me. I get new and inspirational insights of how to see everyday experiences. I find JOY. By … Continue reading

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A Simple Life

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. ♡ Well,  how was your week?  Busy?  Fun?  Go anywhere special? Do anything o.u.t.o.f.t.h.e.o.r.d.i.n.a.r.y…. Well, I must admit, I think I sort of kind of did. Do ya wanna know what it is? Okay, dokey…..Let’s have a seat, and I’ll tell ya all about it! (smile) First,  I just have to tell you about a book I recieved few days ago.  It came from a dear  friend of mine. She lives in California. And, in case your new to my blog, I just recently moved from there. ..to the Oregon coast. We use to go to tea rooms every month.  She created a photo album,  and then had it turned it into a book called “Tea Adventures with Marcia”. Well, let me tell you. ..I … Continue reading

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