Author Archives: Marcia Ren

💘The Power Of Love💘

”Three things will last forever: Faith, Hope, Love…and the greatest of these is Love” 1 Corinthians 13:13 Hello, dear friends… Hope all is well with you. Everything is going great here…tickety-boo💘 I recently returned from a trip to Southern California During moments of unpacking… coupled with hours of 💤 napping… along with what I think I am best at doing…(nesting) A lovely realization came over me… A heightened awareness… that we have all been created for greater things… to love…and to be loved… A Love without conditions…or expectations… bringing peace… helping each other… on our journey. Wishing you… 💕 Love 💕

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Postcards From Paris…Monet’s Gardens

    ”However big or small your garden is, if you allow nature to touch your spirit, gardening will bring returns of peace, satisfaction, and well being for as long as you continue to wonder the garden path.” -Norman H. Hanson   Hello, dear friend…         Today we took the train to the delightful village of Giverny…      where we then hopped on a shuttle to visit Monet’s Gardens.     Joe and I remembered a wonderful cafe from a trip  years before…     and decided to enjoy lunch there before…       Walking the gardens…and touring the magical soulful home of the impressionist artist Claude Monet.     There are many wonderful stories I could share about this day trip…the scent and beauty of the gardens…the people from many walks of life that we crossed paths with…the charm of the home…food…     … Continue reading

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Postcards From Paris…The River Seine

  ”Good memories are our second chance at happiness” Queen Elizabeth II     Hello, dear friend…     I have returned from my… Saturday walk relaxed a bit…and now headed out for the Seine River cruise.     Since the weather was perfect…and had plenty of time to get there…we decided to walk. However…after about 15 minutes of strolling along we realized that we weren’t as close as first thought so now decided that perhaps we better take a cab.     Oddly there weren’t any available…we started walking faster and faster… a little nervous (p.a.n.i.c.e.d) that perhaps we would miss our cruise.     Between asking a few people for directions…and walking really really fast we did arrive at the river with plenty of time before departure.     Everything worked out.     While we waited to board we struck up a conversation with a couple from New Jersey who … Continue reading

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Postcards from Paris…Antique Garden Fleuriste

    “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” – Audrey Hepburn   Hello, dear friends…   It’s been raining and stormy on the Oregon coast these last few days…however earlier in the week the sun was shining bright and so I ran over to one of my favorite nurseries to see if I could find some pretty colorful flowers to plant in our garden.     Here they are all happily blooming in my window box that sits in front of the cottage window. sweet!     All this enjoyable gardening brought to mind a lovely memory from our Paris trip…     continued from here💕 Upon our arrival back to Hotel Eiffel Turenne we were delighted when the attendant told us about our upgrade to a much nicer and larger room. The room had a wonderful view and before we knew it had settled in for the … Continue reading

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Postcards From Paris💋

  “The wisdom of a learned man {or woman} comes by opportunity of leisure…” -Ecclesiastes  38: 24-25   Hello… I hope you had a wonderful week!   Here are the cheese pastry puffs I shared with you in last weeks post. They were a huge success at my sweet little church’s Epiphany party. recipe         The inclement weather on the Oregon coast has not only  been a perfect opportunity for refreshing up the cottage…but for also refreshing my memory…     by going through my notes about our anniversary trip…there’s still so much to share with you! The Beginning✈️ here is…where we left off All good things must  come to an end…unfortunately such was the case regarding our stay at The Ritz…(waaaa!)     so after breakfast we were ready to depart.     We planned on taking a cab back to Hotel Eiffel Turenne where we had made … Continue reading

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