Monthly Archives: January 2017

Letters From Abroad Part 1

💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌 💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌 Hello. ..how’s your week going?  💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌 I’ve been doing a little traveling. 💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌 💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌   Here’s an overview of Part 1 of a two week excursion. 💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌 💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌 It’s been fun returning to California, and visiting a few of my favorite spots. 💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌 💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌 It feels like forever since I’ve been here. 💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌 💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌 With that said, it also felt a little strange to return to a place where I had once lived. so many things change 💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌 💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌 These visits are a powerful reminder that my home is no longer here, and now somewhere else.  Below are photos of the home I had lived in & how it’s now in the process of being transformed. not unlike my own life since moving to the coast 💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌 💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌 As beautiful as this “new” home will be,  it was bittersweet to see this once 1926 sweet cottage only a shell of what it had been. you … Continue reading

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Echoes Of Success

  The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very Courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble. ~Serena Williams I was inspired by the Rose Parade. The idea that we all need one another to become more of the successes we are. None of us do it alone. With that said, I’ve been in happy land this week as I saw a project come to fruition. I came up with an idea to enclose a small patio area and designed a space. Then with the support of my husband and the help of a very good builder/handyman was able to get the project completed. This space originally was dark and unattractive. I’ve experimented with a few re-do’s however they just weren’t working the way I had hoped. I spoke to my builder/handyman and asked … Continue reading

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Navigating Into The New Year

  It’s mid~day, mid~week, and close to being mid~month as I sit down and write today’s post. Since our last visit together I’ve built a snowman and seen it melt,  Experienced raindrops come and go pouring down rain  hung the new 2017 calendar🎉 halfway through January already!  and the Christmas decorations have all been tucked away  The rainy weather has provided a perfect backdrop for staying inside and getting organized again. When the sunshine is out, I have to be outside. credited to my SoCal roots (most likely) riding a bike, walking the beach, gardening or running around discovering new wonders on this beautiful coast  When the weather is rainy, and gray I keep  busy with the rainy day kind of stuff like eating serving tomato soup in large mugs, indulging in grilled cheese sandwiches browsing through gardening books 🌱🌺 baking cranberry scones  preparing a batch or two of my favorite soups.  Working on my blog💻📸✏ Practicing scales … Continue reading

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Seasons of love…♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have some tea? I would love to chat a while. ☕   I’m wondering how your year has started off?   Has it started the way you thought, hoped for,  longed for? Have there be little changes so far? Changes occur one way or another. Good or bad, happy and sad… Such is life.❤ For myself I’m daily making efforts to be  grateful for EVERYTHING in my life. There are many things that I could improve in. I’m taking little steps.  I’m certainly grateful for all the good.  I have SO much love in my life. This last week I visited a dear friend. We’ve been very close friends for many years, and have lovingly walked through many highs and lows together. She’s ALWAYS been there for me.  Now I feel honored to … Continue reading

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January 2017

5,4,3,2,1… JANUARY 2017 Today’s post comes with a request. I ask that before the day ends you get up & dance. Go on you can do it. ~Marcia ⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄ As I contemplate the beginning of a new year, I feel excited. I had actually written  another post for today. However, I tossed it when earlier this week it snowed on my sweet, beautiful coast. A rarity I’ve been told. I grabbed this rarity by the horn and decided to write a different post. Somehow the magic of a snowy day reminded me of the preciousness of life. how quickly it comes, is lived, and then goes.  Ironically I had also been pondering about resolutions for the year. also another rarity  It seems as if that’s what the new year challenges us to do. At the heart of a resolution is the desire to have this year be even better than the last. I have to say I tossed … Continue reading

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