ThE MeAnInG oF HoMe…

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. Shall we have a little tea.

Well, I hope today’s post is greeting you in a comfy spot. Perhaps you are at home. However, if you are at work (a home away from home) I hope you are all comfy too. Wherever I have worked, or lived, I have found it extremely important to create a comfy little space where I can feel emotionally satisfied. How about you…

                                       Recently I got together with friends.

                                  We spent the afternoon baking cookies,  sipping tea, and chatting away.

                                            Not surprisingly,  the topic of Home came up.

 My dear friends were sharing the importance of their homes. They spoke about homes they had lived in, and why they were special.

I left that afternoon realizing more than ever that our Homes can be designed to make their occupants feel complete and satisfied with their lives in enormous ways.

  These days thoughts about home are on my mind a.l.o.t. Being that our current home is in escrow, and we are in the midst of leaving our life from this home, and entering a new chapter of life in another.

So, I decided to drive to the different neighborhoods of my childhood, and revisit homes, and memories of times gone by.

 The homes that I’ve lived in over the years have always carried some emotional/nurturing qualities.

 Actually, when I think back, I realize I seriously fell in love with every home I’ve ever lived in. Of course I can’t quite remember that very first home as a teeny tiny baby girl, however those that came later…

grade school, junior high, high school, college, adult life….were true love, and at times love at first sight. As an adult each apartment/ house I rented/ purchased has charmed me, embraced me, and provided the perfect ambience for who I am and how I want to live.  The homes I’ve lived in have always made me feel loved. It’s like they were able to wrap their sweet little arms around me, and give me comfort, support, match my mood, and always nurtured my soul. I suppose it’s because when we love our homes, there’s no doubt they will always love us back.

                                                                 Blessings for a cozy weekend…



On one of my recent jaunts, I noticed that the first home I’d ever purchased on my own was up for rent. Here it is. 

Okay…I have to admit I stopped eating meat/chicken over 6 years ago. But when I was younger one of my all time favorite comfort foods were chicken potpie. Here’s a yummy recipe!


1 (15-ounce) package unbaked double pie crusts
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 cup diced cooked chicken
1 cup frozen green peas, thawed and drained
1 cup diced cooked carrots

Preheat the oven to 425 F. Place one of the pie crusts in a 9-inch pie plate. In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until tender. Add the flour and blend well. Cook for 1 minute and then gradually add the chicken broth, stirring until smooth. Lower the heat and stir constantly, until the mixture is thick and bubbly. Add the salt, celery salt, and pepper and blend well. Remove from the heat and set aside. Arrange the chicken, peas, and carrots in the pie crust. Pour the sauce over the top of the chicken and vegetables and cover the pie with the remaining pie crust. Press the pie crust edges together and trim the excess crust. Make three to four slits in the top of the crust to vent and bake for 20 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the filling is hot. Bon Appetite!

And, of course even as I prepare to pack up our home…what I wear is crucial. (grin)

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