Author Archives: Marcia Ren

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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The Coos County Fair & Rodeo

🎡 “Choose joy” Hello, sweet friend… Lemonade, laughter, and the season for a “Barn Full of Fun” at the Coos County Fair and Rodeo…Let’s go! 🎡 Below is re-edited post from July 2016 The corn is knee high…zucchini is growing like crazy…and the hay bales are stacked in the barn. I’ve always enjoyed county fairs. I remember loving them as a young girl growing up in California. The L.A. County Fair was HUGE. And, then there was the Orange County Fair on the OC fairgrounds. However, experiencing the Coos County Fair was such a wonderful small town experience which reminded me of why I love attending them. Fairs unite people. Friends and neighbors come together for a few days of carnival rides, competitions, food, and sheer Americana fun. They represent the very best of farming heritage and tradition, and honor the years of hard work  and dedication that developed the … Continue reading

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Enjoying The Summer…2019

  🐝 “Little by little, day by day, what is meant for you WILL find its way.”-anonymous  🌷 Hello, sweet friend…I’m just finishing a wonderful walk on the beach. The summer weather has been magnificent & I am relishing e.v.e.r.y  s.i.n.g.l.e moment.  That being said I am using the summer as a down time to share and repost my favorite stories since moving from Southern California 4 years ago. (I can’t even believe it has been this long!) I know many of you are new readers to my blog and perhaps would enjoy these early adjustment to a new life posts. Enjoy! 🌷 This is the original post which was published on WordPress July 21, 2015 Well… this first week has been fun, challenging… surprising…and wonderful! It’s been fun because everything is new.  And, I’m realizing that trying something new, can be exciting, and a very good thing. With that being said… I’m … Continue reading

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