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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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Tsunamis, Earthquakes, and Happiness

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 must tell you that my week started off just fabulous. Since it “officially” marked one month in our sweet little seaside cottage on the Oregon coast. And, yes… it’s just a month, and yes, the weather has been pretty perfect for summer… and y.e.s…I also realize that I haven’t experienced the winter yet. (eyes WIDE open) With that said…I’m here for the long run, and no matter  how wild the winter   what may come in the future, I have faith/confidence that this is where I want to be, live, and embrace this exciting time of my life. Oh, and yes, since we are on the topic of embracing the wild…  (grin) I just have to comment on a recent article that ran in the … 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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A RiBbOn in the sky of LoVe…♡

  Hi Everyone! Just wanted to re~share this post. Many of you are new readers. I can tell from my stats and as my first year on the coast comes full circle, I can’t help but reflect at how it all came to be. I hope you enjoy reading about it. Hello. … I had a relaxing weekend. How about you? I realized that it was about this time last year that I made a visit to the Oregon coast and returned back to California with a “let’s do this move!” to my husband Joe. He was shocked. ..to say the least. We hadn’t sold our California home yet. He assumed that after visiting this small coastal town I’d miss my familiar surroundings in California, change my mind, and not want to make the move. Here’s a re~post from what I believe led up to my decision. Oh,  and congrats to Marsea Barton, … Continue reading

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