Monthly Archives: December 2014

ThE BeSt Of 2014…JoY…♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Well, do you have any fun, exciting plans for New Years Eve?   As 2014 draws to an end, I can’t help but reflect back on the past 12 months. And, notice that through it all… there were many opportunities to experience a sense of Joy in the world. These reflections begin with last January, when for some reason I had decided to choose the word “JOY” as my word for the year.http://www.marciascottagebythesea.com/2013/12/joy-is-my-highest-propose/ However, what I wasn’t aware of at the time was that by doing this… I would become fully aware that experiencing Joy is a daily choice. I guess that’s just how things work…you think of something, or as Oprah would say…”you put it out into the universe” and things start their own cosmic motion, and … Continue reading

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ChRiStMaS EvE….♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Whew, where has December gone! How are you doing with all your holiday plans? Being that today is Christmas Eve… you more than likely have finished decorating, gift buying, perhaps some baking, and, maybe you even  have a few parties behind you. Yeah! And, now hopefully you are able to sit back and enjoy this magical season with loved ones. The holidays are one of my favorite times of year. They are wrapped with all my favorite traditions,  time spent with friends and family, baking, gift making, and most importantly a focus on love and gratitude. During the past 11 years of marriage, my husband and I have had a lot of freedom with how we choose to celebrate the season.  Some of our traditions have changed … Continue reading

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A Christmas Photo Shoot

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’s everything going? I hope that your enjoying this very special time of year. I had a delightful week. I attended a Christmas party… also enjoyed a few get-togethers with friends. And, not to get all sentimental or anything… but, I am assuming this will be our last Christmas in our Southern California cottage, before our BIG move to the Pacific Northwest. Sooooo, I wanted to make sure I had a super cute photo shoot of my kids.  Oh, and btw do you ever take holiday photo shoots too? Well, if you have. .. Then, surely you m.u.s.t. know how difficult it can be… To get the family all together. It requires a little determination  lots of patience… Oh, and of course some really, really,  cute … Continue reading

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SwEeT SuRpRiZeS……♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Just a quick little thought today. A few days ago I realized that I didn’t have a trifle bowl. I needed one for a dessert I wanted to make for today’s ladies fellowship Christmas party. Since our home is on the market,  and I’ve been getting rid of things. .. I really didn’t want to go out and purchase one. Sooooo….I looked around the cottage cupboards, and found a few red bowls.  One of them was perfect to “create” my own.  I got my hot glue out…and felt very pleased with myself. I mentioned this story to a friend,  and said “Wow,  what a reminder,  that we always have what we need, when we open ourselves up!”  Have a wonderful week. …♡           … Continue reading

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My FaVoRiTe ThInGs FoR tHE WeEk….♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡                                    I woke up sooooo early this morning to finish writing this post. And, was pleasantly surprised that it was raining.  A rainy day is one of my favorite things in the whole wide world. Well, anyway it sure is great to see you! How was your week?  I’m sure that you’ve been busy, busy, and busy! And, of course,  I am hoping your having some fun, with a little JoY along the way. As you have probably noticed, Christmas is my most Joyously favorite time of the year! http://www.marciascottagebythesea.com/2014/12/advent-girlfriends-and-candycanes/ http://www.marciascottagebythesea.com/2014/12/jolly-holly-golly-its-december/ I L.O.V.E everything about the holidays! I especially enjoy the special time spent at home with my wonderful husband, and our four … Continue reading

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