Monthly Archives: February 2017

Two Movies and A Furneral

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. -T.S. Eliot Hello..have you seen any good movies lately?  I recently saw two. oh…just a second while I add a little water to these beautiful Valentine roses. This past week as I thought of the month coming to an end several things came to mind. I suppose it has something to do with associating February with hearts, flowers, and chocolate.  which btw I do enjoy immensely.  However just recently I experienced several things watching 2 touching movies that took the month of LOVE to a whole different level. More than likely the catalyst was my husband’s trip to California last weekend. It’s a rather long story one that I won’t go into, lucky you however basically he had made reservations to fly to his friend’s funeral service. … Continue reading

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February Outfits

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Winter on the Oregon Coast can be challenging at best to stay warm, comfortable, and dry.  No matter where you live, or the weather with just a little thought and planning you can put together fun attractive outfits. I thought I’d share a few of my favorites for the month. I noticed that I favored simple black leggings, and a pair of gold quilted low platform slip~ons. The black faux leather boots are a staple when it comes to dressing up any look!

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Cranberry Scones

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 early Saturday and I just finished baking up some scones for our weekend guest. I figured they’d be perfect to begin our day… and they go very well with French roasted coffee that my husband is a master of brewing up. The scone recipe is quite customizable, as you can use any type of berry. Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups of flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon sugar A pinch of salt 1/2 cup cold butter 1 egg white (I use the yolk for the egg wash) 1/2 cup milk or cream 1 tablespoon zest, and 6 ounces fresh cranberries. Directions: In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt. Cut the butter … Continue reading

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A GAL~entine Tea Party

  Hi! Today I’d like to share with you a Tea party I hosted earlier this week. I called it a GAL~entine Tea Party get cozy…this post might take a while❤ I’ve now been living on the Oregon coast for one year, seven months, 14 days, hundreds of minutes, & thousands of seconds not that I’m keeping track  With that said I can say I am definitely becoming more comfortable with this new lifestyle. So recently I decided to throw a GAL~entine tea party on Valentine’s Day. I wanted to bring a few of my new friends together for an afternoon of good food and fun conversation. I do not know any better way than with a Tea. I learned this truth many years ago, while still living in SoCal I hosted my  first Victorian Tea, and 20 ladies showed up for the afternoon. I’ve learned that friendships take time to develop. The importance … Continue reading

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First Valentines Day on the coast

On Valentine’s Day 12 years ago we moved into “our” first home. That home was located in Riverside, California. We had been married 3 months. Today, on our first Valentines Day on the Oregon coast, we reflect on those intervening years. We trace the path our relationship has traveled through joys, challenges, saying hello to new friendships, and goodbye to others, retirement, relocation, and the adventure of it all. Today we celebrate our relationship, and the deepening of our married love. To add to our Valentine’s celebration we invited our friends to share a meal. My husband Joe made lasagne, salad, french bread. I baked cupcakes. This Valentine’s Day had been a truly memorable experience. Joe’s Lasagne (according to Joe!) Ingredients 2 25.5 oz. rustic basil tomato sauce 1 package organic lasagne 1 package organic mozzarella cheese 1 32 oz. ricotta cheese Directions: Preheat oven 375 Place containers of tomato … Continue reading

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