Author Archives: Marcia Ren

Eat, Pray, Love & Peter Rabbit

  “It is impossible to live pleasurably without living wisely, well, and justly, and impossible to live wisely, well, and justly without living pleasurably.” ~Epicurus 💕 Hello, I hope you are doing well. It’s late Thursday evening and I’ve just returned from out of town where Joe and I enjoyed a belated celebratory Valentine’s Day. I’m now scrambling to finish writing this week’s post so I can meet my publishing deadline.😉       wow… what a week!     Let me try to explain…     I suppose it all  began when Joe and I went to the movies and saw Peter Rabbit.     A delightful movie experience on many levels. There were quite a few children in the theatre and I experienced a deep joy hearing their heartfilled laughter.      The movie’s scenery was beautiful and now thinking about it I must one day visit Sydney Australia where … Continue reading

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The Tea Party

  ”Let us be grateful to people who make us happy: they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom” Marcel Proust Bonjour!           It’s been decades since I first learned that Valentine’s Day was a chance to express love and affection to those near and dear to me.     As an adult it’s been a wonderful occasion to shower friends with my favorite gesture of kindness …A Valentine’s Day Tea.     This past week I colored my sweet cottage with the colors of love…                 red, pink and white.                 sprinkling candy hearts around the cottage table…         and scattering them generously with love💕     enjoying a teatime conversation embracing the theme of friendship…     and creating an environment which encourages each other…   … Continue reading

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A Sweet New Month

    “Life is a journey and LOVE makes that journey worth while.” ~anonymous   💕Happy February, Sweet Friend!💕             Let me share my romantic little dresser with you. remember the one that returned home with me last week…  read more             I’m happy that it fits into a small corner in the cottage bath.     Last months efforts of evaluating what I no longer needed,     loved, felt was beautiful or     had simply outgrown, has paid off with my feeling much more organized.     Clearing out those items that cluttered the space around me     believing that this year is a continuous “work in progress”… change will be the sweetest and most exciting way to express myself.   In the words of Mother Teresa, who said she didn’t do great things but little things … Continue reading

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Almost February

  ”Your life is your story. Write well. Edit often.” ~anonymous    Okay…I have just one question.     W.h.e.r.e. did the week go? I’m hoping you had a great one! Here is a peek at mine.😉         Since last week’s chat  here   Joe and I visted our good friends for lunch and spent a delightful afternoon enjoying great food, friendship and even learning a new card game! Woo! Hoo!🤗 then…         A few days later I attended  a lovely High Tea. a social butterfly🦋 indeed just recently…     I had been on the hunt 🚗 for a vintage dresser.     wanting “extra” storage in the cottage bathroom     I thought perhaps a dresser might do the trick.     After perusing several antique shops I was excited to feast my eyes upon this beauty.🤗     The size was good. not too large and… … Continue reading

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January…A Day At A Time

    “In my life’s chain of events nothing was accidental. Everything happened according to a need.” -Hannah Senesh   💗Greetings, sweet friend!💗         I find that many things I do around the home mirrors what often is going on within me.      I’m very much aware that there are spaces in my life that Id like to switch around.     Recently I felt the urge to switch decor in the cottage     and discovered that when switching things around going slowly works best.     Sometimes I toss things out…. other times I just switch things a bit.      January a new month…       The month of beginning again (no matter what has been in the past)       I have a new beginning to  dream…   🥣🥫🍽🥧🥫🍽🥧🥣🥫🍽🥧🥣🥫🍽🥧🥣🥣🥫🍽🥧🥣🥫🍽🥧🥣🥫🍽🥧🥣🥫     This week Joe and I prepared a Florentine tuna casserole. It … Continue reading

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