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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     It’s been a while since I brought you here. Christmas at Shore Acres 2015     This annual festive event display debuts on Thanksgiving Day     lighting up it’s beautiful 7 acre botanical garden (and lily pond) with over 325,000 lights.                 … 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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My First “Cranberry” Festival

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. ♡ I hope you have a little extra time today. Because, I have a feeling this might be an extra long post…it’s Friday, and I’m in a chatty mood! Guess what? This is the last full week of summer. Wow! Please, someone tell me where the time went. It totally is disappearing! I had a fabulous summer. Hope you did too. Not that there weren’t challenges…of course there were…and of course,  the challenges were what made the good things even better. When I was a young girl living in California I remember looking forward to the summer fairs, and festivals. One of them was in La Habra. I can still taste the hot butter on the sweet corn that we’d get there. And of course, in … Continue reading

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“When The Shark Bites…”

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. ♡ Recently, we had the privilege of watching our friend Captain James participate in The Great American Cardboard Boat Race. Facing adverse conditions captain James successfully launched his craft. While hundreds of spectators cheered him on. Please enjoy the video of the event. Feel free to cheer Captain James on!  

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I love nature!

  It’s Saturday morning.  My husband brought a fresh cup of coffee into our bedroom which is located in the back part of our cottage.  He said he thought it looked like a beautiful morning sunrise, and that perhaps we could go to the jetty.  I said “sure! ” Here’s a few photos I popped out.  Enjoy!

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