Monthly Archives: March 2018


  “An interior is the natural projection of the soul.” ~Coco Chanel   Hello…             For me every home has a soul to be discovered.     We might feel a good experience as we walk into a home for the first time…     other times it takes a while to see what it needs we must listen carefully.      Since moving into this cottage on the Oregon coast in 2015 I have tried to be in tune to it’s needs…     and my wants.     Fortunately…and more often than not the two have come together-rather effortlessly.     Such was the case when recently vintage looking pavers were added to replace the gravel driveway.         A bit of charm added each year…it might be  something small which adds the most life and beauty into the soul of a … Continue reading

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Just Between Us

    “Pain is inevitable suffering is optional”~Dalai Lama Just between us… It’s great to be home.          as much as I loved my whirlwind trip to California😎 California     I sooooo longed returning…     to my sweet little cottage. by the sea     With Spring in the air along with…     daylight saving time…     all these projects had  been calling out to me…         👩‍🌾There is always work to do in the garden…🌺🌼🌸🌷     Oh and remember that hutch I wondered if I should paint white?     well…(I painted it!)     and it still needs just one last coat.😉     I had been excited about trying another fun new cooking recipe with Joe…     All that being said…ironically shortly after my return home…     I mysteriously pulled a muscle in my leg which again ironically kept me from doing any of those … Continue reading

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California Girllfriends

  “It’s astonishing how short a time it takes for very wonderful things to happen” 💞Frances Burnette         I hadn’t planned this trip to Southern California.😎     However after a surprise call one afternoon on a land line phone that rarely rings…and never used. (an unlisted number) I knew I had to go.💕      Considering the trip began late February…     and ended in early March…     it felt like a there and back again kind-a-trip.                 I have to to tell you that today more than ever I know (without a doubt) that if something is meant to happen it will.     I’m still bewildered exactly how what I thought I had decided against occurred in spite of myself.     Yes…an unexpected call that afternoon in mid February had me packing my bags and heading out for California…😎   … Continue reading

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Nantucket, Fairy Tales, and Dreams

  ”If you want your children to be intelligent read them fairy tales. If you want your children to be more intelligent read them more fairy tales.” ~Albert Einstein        Hello! I’m currently in California & decided to re-edit a post from when I visited Nantucket right after moving to the Oregon Coast in 2015. It’s personally one of my favorites & somehow this recent trip to California made me think of it. I’ll be sharing about my California trip in next week’s post.😘 🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺 I’ve been thinking about Fairy Tales lately. No doubt it has everything to do with my recent visit to the beautiful, dreamy, fairy tale like island of Nantucket. I’ve been meaning to share some of the magic with you. Come, and join me for a little stroll…       I remember as a young girl I always wanted to go to Nantucket.   … Continue reading

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