Monthly Archives: August 2019

Falling Into The End Of Summer

“August is like the Sunday of summer”   August 25, 2019 Hello, sweet friend… My dear friend Geri…as we enjoy a visit to the Blackberry Festival in Coos Bay, Oregon 🌻   The following Post has been re-edited from August 2017   This past month as I took a walk outside, and the dry leaves rustled pleasantly beneath my feet… I paused and reflected how quickly the time has gone. Has it really been t.h.r.e.e. summers  living here on the Oregon coast? (a look of surprise) yes, dear readers it has🏡First summer With that said and having lived through many warm summers in California summer coastal weather at times still feels quite unfamiliar. foreign There are times that I have actually forgotten that it was even summer. However one of the sure signs that summer has occurred and is coming into an ending…  is the weeping willow tree in our backyard. the name is apropos Her leaves … Continue reading

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Opening Night For Cami

  “If they could see me now that little gang of mine, I’m eating fancy chow and drinking fancy wine. I’d like those stumble bums to see for a fact the kind of top drawer, first rate chums I attract.” ~Sweet Charity Hello, sweet friend…I hope you had a wonderful week. Recently I met Mackenzie’s (our cat) previous owner and found out that MacKenzie is close to 20 years old! I had no idea…I’m wondering if I should change his name to Sylvester with the hope of another theatrical opportunity…that being said I thought I’d share a previous post about another one of our fabulous furry kids who just might be my real claim to fame. (Just kidding)  Enjoy! 🌺 Re-edited post from August 2017 🐝 Hi, I hope you had a good week. I’ve had a fun, exciting & most definitely all consuming week. A wonderful community theatre here … Continue reading

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Hooked On Houses

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood… Mr. Rogers Hello, how was your week? You are in for a special treat today… Recently a friend of mine invited me to see her friend’s home and garden… I thought I’d take you along on this beautiful summer day… Built in 1900… this Craftsman Bungalow oozes with charm inside and out. The owner has an eye for decorating… and has gone with a beach theme… 🏠 One of my favorite rooms was the kitchen… everything was so inviting and cozy… I wanted to put an apron on and start baking The upstairs has a Christmas theme… which is kept up throughout the year 🌸 I couldn’t decide what I loved most of all… the inside or the outside… where there was a specially painted fairy garden fence… and little homes nestled among the garden… Thank you Diana for sharing your beautiful home … Continue reading

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How To Have A Well Behaved Cat

In a world where you can be anything be kind. ❤️ Hello, sweet friends… I’m all finished painting the cottage wicker furniture! and now I’m ready to go PLAY…which includes an evening of cards with my girlfriends. Yippee!  Here is a playful re-edited post I chose for just for you. I hope it makes you smile…and perhaps a little happy too. 🌸 How To Have a Well Behaved Cat By Marcia Ren Original post was published on WordPress August 25, 2016 🐝 Well I bet you were p.u.r.r.r.haps just a little surprised by today’s post title. P.u.r.r.r.haps not. I  hope you don’t expect a huge dissertation or anything. I’ve recently learned it’s quite simple how to have a p.u.r.r.r.fectly well behaved cat. Of course you are familiar with Darjeeling our feline mademoiselle. ‘Qui???’ ‘no???’ “I’m easy”….Darjeeling♡ and so you must know she is the smartest sweetest cat. However, a few months back it was brought to my … Continue reading

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A Summer TeA PaRtY…♡

🌷 “Life is like a cup of tea, it’s all in how you make it.” Hello, sweet friend… 🐝 I hope you are enjoying these summer re-edited posts…I’m certainly enjoying going through the archives and finding just the perfect one to share with you.  Today’s post is from July 2014… I was still living in my charming cottage in Southern California where these tea parties had been hosted. I hope after reading today’s post you might be inspired and perhaps even decide to invite a few friends over for an afternoon tea…before the summer comes to an end. Happy August! 🌻 🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠 Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Happy Friday… How was your week? I hope all is well… Unless you are new here…(and welcome if this is your first visit) you are aware… … Continue reading

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