Monthly Archives: September 2014

I LoVe BeAuTiFuL GaRdEnS….HoW AbOuT YoU…

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Happy Tuesday! How was your day yesterday….I hope it was m.a.r.v.e.l.o.u.s! The seasons always bring inspiration for me. And, can I share a little quirky secret? I love to create little bucket lists for each of them. How about you?http:www.pinterest.com/marcialren/my-bucket-list For instance, one of my Fall inspirations….is visiting the beautiful Roger’s  Gardens in Newport Beach, California. They are the perfect eye candy inspiration for Fall. P.e.r.f.e.c.t!  I guess it’s become sort of a tradition. Well, at least for now….since traditions are really just simple but festive homegrown celebrations that create loving memories.http:www.pinterest.com/marcialren/life-is-a-journey I took a little field trip there recently. There’s quite a bit of walking. So try and choose a nice weather day. My favorite time is NOW…and then of course during the holiday season. It’s … Continue reading

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WeLcOmInG HoMe….♡ MoNdAy MuSiNGs

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Happy Monday! I hope your had an especially wonderful weekend. The weather here in Southern California was absolutely gorgeous. A perfect time for Fall decorating…..(smile) Note: This might be a rather long post today. So go grab your favorite drink, and pull up a chair and get comfy.  My mother often emphasized that first impressions count. Unfortunately, in my youth I often heard that as a daunting warning. My adult self now embraces it as a warm opportunity…to create a home that makes guests and family feel instantly at home. Both my parents had a hospitable heart. And, of course…that’s most important in creating a warm welcome to others. Oh, and btw have you started any of your fall decorating? I enjoy adding  little tidbits of decor for the … Continue reading

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LoVe SoNg…..♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ How’s your week going? I hope your enjoying the fall like weather… One of the things I enjoy about blogging, is that it’s really a soulful activity. It is for me anyway. I am very in touch with my feelings. Today’s post will definitely be reflective of this truth. My week actually began with a sad ending. A dear friend of ours passed away Friday. Oh…..my……what a wonderful human being he was. We met him and his wife several years ago. Oddly, he and I are sort of kind of related by a long distant relative. So, they became like friends/family that lived right around the bend from us.  We all traveled together on a train. Shared lovely meals.  It’s not easy finding couples that enjoy each … Continue reading

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TGIF….A WoMaN’s ToUcH…..♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Happy Friday! How was your week? Any fun adventures? I’ve been thinking that aside from it being an invaluable platform for sharing my daily adventures, thoughts, silly thoughts, and perhaps silly, silly thoughts… blogging has radically changed my perspective on life. Instead of unconsciously moving through my days like I had before. (well….sort of) I now see the world through a lens of “maybe this would make a good blog post.”  My blog has become a joyful place for me to share tidbits of myself, and other fun things….  that give my life personal value. I don’t see myself as a writer…however, I am most definitely a chatter. I love to chat. There are many days, where I have no idea what my next post will be. … Continue reading

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I’m BaCk!…..♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Happy Thursday! Geeeeeeezer….where has this week gone…..! Well, I guess that’s what happens when you have a little getaway. I’m so happy to be back home! And, please forgive me for eating in front of you. .. bad manners…But I’m starving! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! For being so nice to my adoring husband Joe. Don’t tell him I told you this, but he has been wanting to be a guest blogger for some time now. Here’s the link just in case you missed it…(grin)http://www.marciascottagebythesea.com/2014/09/the-real-marcias-cottageaccording-to-joe/ And, being that I’m just a little controlling  protective of my blog. I sort of kind of was a little hesitant. But, I received some very nice comments.  Great! He is such an angel….love him to death. Oh….and speaking of angels…I totally … Continue reading

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