Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Chihuahua Club Of SoCal

    Play…Bark…Run…🐾     Westminster isn’t the only dog show that draws a crowd…         In addition to being man’s best friend…                     a dog can also be man’s best social partner.  🐾             Dog owners are a pretty creative bunch of people…     turning the typical things that dogs love to do..               into fun (and yummy) competitions for all.🐾. (The club is famous for the fabulous luncheon offered each year…sweet SoCal girlfriend was so busy she didn’t get to take photos of it, but said there was fried chicken, big slices of ham, potato salad, Mac salad, vegetables, dip, croissants, biscuits, and many desserts…pineapple, cherry cake, chocolate cake, cookies, donuts, drinks of all kinds.) I’m getting hungry!                 My dear SoCal … Continue reading

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Sea Shell Cottage…A Garden Tour

  ”In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own.”~Alice Waker       Hello, sweet friend.  Today’s post is rather special because my friend MarSea who lives in Huntington Beach, California has graciously agreed to share her cottage garden with me. us 🧜‍♀️I’m doing the happy mermaid dance! 🧜‍♀️     MarSea’s garden is one of the 19 gardens chosen to be on the Mary Lou Heard Garden Tour on May 5, 2018 in Huntington Beach.🧜‍♀️ 🧜‍♀️Perhaps those of you nearby will be able to go🧜‍♀️      Before we begin the tour I wanted to say a little about MarSea🧜‍♀️ We met over 10 years ago when a mutual friend brought her to my home for a tea party I was hosting. At the time we both lived in larger homes (in California) and now years later we have downsized (big time) and moved into small cottages by the sea. Below is … Continue reading

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Nesting

  ‘The most important thing is to express your true nature in the simplest, most adequate way, and to appreciate it in the smallest exisistence”~From Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Shunryu Suzuki      Hello, sweet friend…💕     I’ve had a good week. How about you?     I actually went on a little get-away for part of the week…     A spontaneous escape…                     makes for the best adventures.     Upon returning home I settled back into the usual nesting thing.     Purchased a new set of sheets…     Lovely pillow cases     and a different mattress for the daybed     which sits in the loft.     A moment of time was spent freshening up a window box     Before I knew it the week had flown by. does this ever happen to … Continue reading

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Garden Dreams & A Return To Dragonfly Farm & Nursery

  ”Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Hello, sweet friend…💕  I hope your Spring has sprung off well.🤗 🌷 For me this season is the mark of new beginnings…that of hope and it’s reminder for taking the time to make room for nourishing ourselves and creating a beautiful life. For many years…and at the center of my own being has been the desire to create a life living simply here on the Oregon coast…this dream includes a small cottage garden. A garden of my dreams would include stepping stones leading to a place where I could sit breathing in or gazing in awe the surrounding beauty. I have come closer to attaining this dream…however there’s still work to do. This season my hope is that I’ll take the time to get out and plant those renewing … Continue reading

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