Monthly Archives: March 2016

La Petite Maison

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. ♡ It’s a new month, and I’m thrilled to see you today because of course I have a most delightful story to share. At first blush the “house” was just a worrisome project to be undertaken. And, not unlike any new relationship there was no  attachment. Similarly it’s a mystery as to when relationship shifts to attachment.  Or, as in this case a house becomes a home. Suddenly my soul was captivated by “this little cottage” by the sea. And it was at this point that I had a deep desire to express the joy in my soul in a physical form. The english language seemed inadequate to fully express my sentiments.   As I searched, and searched, the French phrase “La Petite Maison” finally captured … Continue reading

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Dinner

Hi! Thought I’d drop in and share my dinner. (grin) A funny thing happened tonight. My husband and I had dinner reservations at a local restaurant, and we ended up being the only ones there! We had the entire restaurant to ourselves. Quite funny. I realize that I’m now living in a very small coastal town. However, this took it up a notch! Boy did we get good service.  Every once in a while things like this happen. Has this ever happened to  you? After dinner we took a drive to test out my new tires. I tried to sneak a photo of my husband. But, he’s way too quick for me. Well, actually maybe he’s not. (wink)

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Easter Day on the coast

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. ♡ Today was the first Easter we celebrated in our cottage on the coast. It was a special day. The weather was beautiful. My husband prepared a wonderful lasagne. It’s his trademark dish. We invited special friends over to share it with us. I made a yummy dessert. It’s my trademark. And the coastal Easter bunny was extremely generous with basket treats. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a package of my favorite red licorice! I have a serious weakness for this parucular candy. S.e.r.i.o.u.s. Along with the licorice were jelly bellies, and a chocolate duck. My sweet tooth will be sweetened for quite a while. The most thoughtful were two passes for horseback riding on the beach. I Can’t wait to use them! Hope … Continue reading

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Somebunny loves you

  Hi there! How’s your weekend going so far? I’ve had you on my mind. ..so I decided to hop in for a second. Yesterday, I was able to do a little  gardening. One of the first friends I met 12 years ago dropped in for a visit. She was so sweet about how our cottage looks now. She said it’s magazine worthy! Wow! I must admit I don’t feel that way… however I was just a tad flattered. j.u.s.t a. t.a.d.  Anyway, I’ve really been looking forward to celebrating Easter this year, decorating with the less is more approach . We’ve invited our neighbors over for an early Easter dinner, and just between you and me… I can’t wait to share this yummy dessert with everyone! The recipe is super easy. I purchased 1 box of Betty Crocker cake mix. 1 can of Betty Crocker frosting mix 1 Bunny cake pan Jelly … Continue reading

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Springtime at the Shore

Hi There! Happy beautiful Spring! Today I thought I’d take you to the botanical gardens at Shore Acres Park.  The park is located 13 miles southwest of Coos Bay/North Bend and U.S. Highway 101. It’s just a short ride from where I live, so what do you say you hop on in and lets go!   Here we are! toldyaitwouldn’ttakelong! Oh!Oh!Oh! I see this is my lucky day. There’s Doris Day parking! Okay, grab your coat because it just might get a little chilly. This amazing botanical garden began as a private estate with luxurious gardens. Trees, shrubs, and flowering plants brought from around the world aboard the sailing ships of pioneer lumberman and shipbuilder Louis J. Simpson. The once famed estates of Simpson now features lushly planted gardens. There is something blooming everyday of the year. Since it’s beginnings the plantings have been designed to take advantage of the area’s mild climate.  They … Continue reading

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