Author Archives: Marcia Ren

A Fall Home Tour (sort of) a Garden Tour (kind of) & a Great Quiche Recipe (for sure!)

“Trust the timing of your life” –anonymous Hello, sweet friend…🍁 I hope you had a fabulous week… 🍁 Sorry for such a long post title…🍁 Today is my 16th wedding anniversary and Joe & I are heading out of town to celebrate…🍂 However before we leave I just had to share about my week… several friends had dropped by for a visit… to see our new home. 🍁 🍁 🍁 I had been so excited because these ladies were some of the first friends I had met when moving to the Oregon Coast… and the other visitor was a most recent new friend… I had planned to serve coffee and pumpkin bread…but once we all started chatting…and touring… I served the coffee..and forgot about the pumpkin bread…(no worries…because it’s a perfect excuse to have everyone back again!) 🍁 And just one more thing before I go…I want to share the … Continue reading

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SKETCHES of AUTUMN🍁

“Celebrating Fall is in large part a celebration of coming home”– Marcia Hello, sweet friend… 🍁 How are you today? 🍁 My friends from the Plein-air group stopped by this week… 🍂 They came to see our new cottage… 🍁 🍂 🍁 🍂 🍁 🍁 and paint the gardens… 🍁 🍂 🍂 There’s a specialness about this time of year… Autumn… Something which draws me around the home… inviting me to gather… others… together… 🍁 🍁 🍂 bringing me much delight… Happy October…🍁 🍂 🍂

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A Fall Marathon

“Perform every act in life as if it were your last” – Marcus Aurelius Hello, sweet friend…how are you? 🏃‍♂️ 🏃‍♂️ It’s late as I sit down to write today’s post …My very dear friends just left from a night of chatting…eating pizza…& playing cards… 🏃‍♂️ Ironically when I returned to work on my post…I noticed an email from another friend who mentioned she was going to be in the area in the morning and wondered if she might stop by… 🏃‍♂️ 🏃‍♀️ That being said I decided to just share some pretty eye candy with you from a little getaway I took last week…and then head on to bed… 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♀️ We took a mini getaway to Eugene where Joe prepared to run the Pacific Northwest Marathon which was being held in a small charming town called Coburg. 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♀️ While Joe ran the marathon … Continue reading

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A Sense of Belonging

“The heart wants what it wants.”Emily Dickenson Hello, sweet friend… This week marked two weeks since we moved into our 1927 Cape Cod home… a home I knew from the moment I walked through the doors… It would be the perfect place for sharing special times with family and friends. From the first glance I envisioned early morning walks in the neighborhood… meandering through my garden… Evenings spent in cozy rooms… a home where countless dreams and memories could be made… Yes this home…would be a perfect gathering place. That being said…and amongst the fact that I’m still sifting through boxes…unearthing treasures…organizing…(carefully deciding where things will go)… I am comfortable in these new surroundings…every nook and cranny is becoming familiar… like a blossoming new friendship. It feels like home…

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R.I.P. MacKenzie💕

Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again.💕 Hi my name is Joe and I want to relate a story about our cat MacKenzie. MacKenzie had come to us 11 months ago because he was a neighborhood cat that Marcia just felt a lot of empathy and pity for. He didn’t seem to have any home… he just was wandering the neighborhood. MacKenzie just really had a big impact on Marcia and she just felt like she got a special emotional bond with MacKenzie… and said that MacKenzie did not have a good life…so she was going to give Mackenzie a good life and the first thing she was going to do was to give him a name. Marcia thought MacKenzie was a beautiful name for this cat…slowly Marcia just created a life for MacKenzie. MacKenzie was a street … Continue reading

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