Category Archives: Coastal Living

Sea Shell Cottage…A Garden Tour

  ”In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own.”~Alice Waker       Hello, sweet friend.  Today’s post is rather special because my friend MarSea who lives in Huntington Beach, California has graciously agreed to share her cottage garden with me. us 🧜‍♀️I’m doing the happy mermaid dance! 🧜‍♀️     MarSea’s garden is one of the 19 gardens chosen to be on the Mary Lou Heard Garden Tour on May 5, 2018 in Huntington Beach.🧜‍♀️ 🧜‍♀️Perhaps those of you nearby will be able to go🧜‍♀️      Before we begin the tour I wanted to say a little about MarSea🧜‍♀️ We met over 10 years ago when a mutual friend brought her to my home for a tea party I was hosting. At the time we both lived in larger homes (in California) and now years later we have downsized (big time) and moved into small cottages by the sea. Below is … Continue reading

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Garden Dreams & A Return To Dragonfly Farm & Nursery

  ”Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Hello, sweet friend…💕  I hope your Spring has sprung off well.🤗 🌷 For me this season is the mark of new beginnings…that of hope and it’s reminder for taking the time to make room for nourishing ourselves and creating a beautiful life. For many years…and at the center of my own being has been the desire to create a life living simply here on the Oregon coast…this dream includes a small cottage garden. A garden of my dreams would include stepping stones leading to a place where I could sit breathing in or gazing in awe the surrounding beauty. I have come closer to attaining this dream…however there’s still work to do. This season my hope is that I’ll take the time to get out and plant those renewing … Continue reading

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A View From My Kitchen Window

”Let us not grow weary of doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up”- Galatians 💐 Hello…             Although small in size…     I enjoy the view from my kitchen window…     Overlooking a part of the garden.     This time of year the view feeds my soul with blossoming buds…     on the Weeping Willow.     Everyday these small buds open up…     transforming into green vibrant leaves.     I am reminded why I enjoy this season…     as I observe all the changes going on.     The importance of  change and growth and it’s result…new beginnings. This tree which begins to lose its leaves in late summer…allowing me to see things in the yard that need some work…weeds that have seemed innocent now have … Continue reading

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California Girllfriends

  “It’s astonishing how short a time it takes for very wonderful things to happen” 💞Frances Burnette         I hadn’t planned this trip to Southern California.😎     However after a surprise call one afternoon on a land line phone that rarely rings…and never used. (an unlisted number) I knew I had to go.💕      Considering the trip began late February…     and ended in early March…     it felt like a there and back again kind-a-trip.                 I have to to tell you that today more than ever I know (without a doubt) that if something is meant to happen it will.     I’m still bewildered exactly how what I thought I had decided against occurred in spite of myself.     Yes…an unexpected call that afternoon in mid February had me packing my bags and heading out for California…😎   … Continue reading

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Nantucket, Fairy Tales, and Dreams

  ”If you want your children to be intelligent read them fairy tales. If you want your children to be more intelligent read them more fairy tales.” ~Albert Einstein        Hello! I’m currently in California & decided to re-edit a post from when I visited Nantucket right after moving to the Oregon Coast in 2015. It’s personally one of my favorites & somehow this recent trip to California made me think of it. I’ll be sharing about my California trip in next week’s post.😘 🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺 I’ve been thinking about Fairy Tales lately. No doubt it has everything to do with my recent visit to the beautiful, dreamy, fairy tale like island of Nantucket. I’ve been meaning to share some of the magic with you. Come, and join me for a little stroll…       I remember as a young girl I always wanted to go to Nantucket.   … Continue reading

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