Monthly Archives: April 2019

The Music of the Season

“Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.”-summersaldana This past week I’ve been taking in the beauty of nature… The seasons are filled with messages and gifts to touch the soul of the seeker. I’ve been a seeker of rest this week.😉 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻 I enjoyed many walks on the beach…and pondered about how in Winter…while sometimes waiting for the cold & darkness to pass I often dismiss the silence and solitude, and the opportunity to push back the cold and dark in the warmth and light found in the company of family and friends. Or during the summer while planning for vacations…it’s easy to miss the opportunity of the season by not going barefoot… or really savoring ice cream… by the time autumn returns…I realize the … Continue reading

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My Cottage Tour: July 2016

I’ve been -playing around outside with this bike…and decided to repost a fave tour of the cottage. 🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂 Post re-edited from July 2018 This past week marked one year living on the Oregon Coast. There’s been much pondering about what to share. There are many details I could share. Those details include the emotional, physical, or spiritual part of any first year involving change. Naturally I decided to share the transformation of a small cottage. By viewing these photos you will see how they speak of all three. By now you must know how very important creating Home is to me. The process of self discovery has been well worth the journey. I’m convinced our homes can be designed to make us feel complete and satisfied. There’s no doubt the homes I’ve lived in  have often reflected a certain spirit. This sweet cottage by the sea falls into a unique category of it’s … Continue reading

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My Week…and…How To Make Biscotti!

Let all that you do be done in Love 1 Corinthians 16:18 How was your week? In last week’s post… http://www.marciascottagebythesea.com/a-cottage-spring-renewal/ I shared about freshening up the cottage kitchen… and even now a week later I am still refreshing areas for a bit of change…do you ever feel like a change? adding small pops of color…here & there replanting a shrub… and most recently attempting to sort out the very small loft area. For some unknown reason I just can’t seem to quite get things organized the way Id like to. do you have areas like that? In the process of sorting through things I came across a birthday card from 4 months ago… ( I can’t even believe that December was FOUR months ago!) a dear friend had offered me a baking day in her kitchen as a gift. (I love my friend!) I couldn’t believe my luck…so I … Continue reading

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A Cottage Spring Renewal

This little house of mine…I’m gonna make it shine…🌸 💕Marcia💕 Since this is the season for renewal… this past week while Joe was on a guy’s vacay…I decided to do a spring refresh on the original 1946 cabinetry in our very quaint kitchen…💕 A fresh coat of white paint makes a huge difference when you want to make a room bright and happy.  Here’s my sweet little kitchen all cleaned up…charmingly awaiting Joe’s arrival home…enjoy! As you can see…there is no need to get fancy when doing a refresh…just grab your paint brush…and begin… Cheers to a fabulous weekend!💋

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