Monthly Archives: March 2019

Building A Spring Capsule Wardrobe

”The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t” -Joshua Baker Hello, sweet friends! Today I am re-posting one of my most popular posts. Spring is a perfect time to re-fresh & re-edit our closets…and life.🌺🐝🌷🌻 Click on the link below to see what I have been re-freshing this week…I look forward to sharing the end result with you… 🌷🦋🐝🌸 ⤵️ F4D834AF-6F8F-4BF5-9C32-8430F8B21AC3 👚👗👛👜👓🕶🥿👡👢 A Spring Capsule Wardrobe by Marcia Ren   Spring has arrived. It’s time to shed that heavy winter coat and get ready for traveling a little lighter. This past week I jumped into my Spring-cleaning beginning with the closets. This is where I carry my baggage. literally  It’s here where unwanted worn items seem to accumulate. fast & furiously Ones that take up unnecessary space and time. you know what I mean Going through and getting rid of those items which hinder living simply and more fully. … Continue reading

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Postcards From Paris…The Return Home💋

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow” -Anita Desai Preparing to return home… where we left off… http://www.marciascottagebythesea.com/postcards-from-paris-hotel-avalon/ Travel…often brings… mixed feelings… I’m ready to return and yet… there is a part of me that wants to stay… just a bit longer… So anyway…here we are back at Hotel Avonmore in London… our last day before heading back to the states… We enjoy fish and chips at Marquis Cornwallis… a wonderful pub down the street from where we are staying… After dinner as we stroll the streets back to the hotel… I begin thinking about all the wonderful experiences of our 15th wedding anniversary trip… All the particular spots we visited… The Cottswolds I hold them close to my heart… I don’t take anything for granted…and always consider each trip the opportunity of a lifetime…treasuring every moment… I’ve been blessed to experience… what it is to live under … Continue reading

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The Making of a Garden

Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds. – anonymous Recently I decided that 2019 would be the Year of the Garden for this sweet cottage… That being said as soon as the rain breaks and frost stops…you will find me outside wandering around the cottage pondering this and that about what to plant and create.🌞 A quick glimpse of my week I hope you enjoyed the video…(if you want to view it larger just click on the upper left double arrows of the video)😘 This past week as I looked around the inside of the cottage I realized that things have come together nicely… I feel satisfied (content) with how this sweet cottage continues to evolve… It’s now time to envision the outdoor spaces of the cottage…garden Not exotic garden spaces…just small areas where a beautiful tree…shrubs…. flowering plants can grow…change…living happily together. I think happiness is a state of mind…everything here gives me satisfaction. My home…family…garden…animals…and the abundance of nature. A garden … Continue reading

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The Coming Of Spring

The flowers are springing up, the season of singing birds has come and the cooing of turtledoves fills the air. Song of Solomon 2:12 Spring is such an amazing time of year… a time when everything… from trees and bushes… flowers… to the smallest tiniest blades of grass… begin to cover the earth… In a matter of weeks we watch as new life blossoms… from what seems to be dark and bleak… bringing one of the most beautiful gifts we are given each year… a sense of hope and renewal. 👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳 As some of you know I play the piano at my sweet little church here on the coast…and this past week was super busy! The beginning of Lent is a special time for me…one in which I try to make a deeper commitment in my faith journey. That being said I had a great time celebrating Mardi Gras (bahaha!) and later decided to bake cookies! Below is a recipe I found and I think you will really like it. Ritz … Continue reading

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