Category Archives: Coastal Living

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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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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We Did iT…♡

🌻 “Have faith in your journey. Everything had to happen exactly as it did to get you where you’re going next.” -Mandy Hale Photo taken on the Oregon Coast July 11, 2019 Hi, sweet friend…this weekend marks 4 years since moving to the Oregon Coast. Below is a re-post from that exciting trip. 🚘 A Re-post from July 2015 We Did It! By Marcia Ren Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Hope you had a great week. Anything fun planned for the weekend? Personally, after this week. ..I’m ready for a l.o.n.g vacation! (grin)   It’s pretty amazing to think that it was only one week ago that my husband and I were saying our good-byes to our life in southern California. .. so we could fulfill our dream of living a simpler, … Continue reading

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Music…My Father…and…The Piano🎶

  “Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.” -Pam Brown     Hello, sweet friend… This past week the weather has been beautiful… and…   I’ve been enjoying the art… of creating a beautiful garden     around my sweet cottage. However with Father’s Day just around the corner…   I thought I’d share a memory of my wonderful father. One of the reasons I love to blog… is that I enjoy talking😂  telling stories.   more specifically sharing them…   I must confess the intro to this post has been edited several times.   I found myself in a quandry about writing “certain” things. Things of the heart are sometimes difficult to share. ❤️   Perhaps because it makes me feel a tiny bit vulnerable… To make a long story short…while deciding what to leave or take for my move to the Oregon coast…   … Continue reading

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Walking a Labyrinth

Hello, I hope you had a wonderful week. 🌻 I’ve been taking advantage of the beautiful weather… working around the garden…& walking the beaches. I think you will enjoy today’s post… 🐝 especially if you can’t walk the beach each day. Today you will get a little sand between your toes, and a little beach in your heart. perhaps even walk away with a little beach philosophy for everyday life🐳 🐠       Walking a Labyrinth by Marcia Ren Published July 2016   🐡🐠🐟🐬🐳🦀🦞🐡🐠🐟🐬🐳🦀🦞🐡🐠🐟🐬       Denny Dyke creates labyrinths… and… he is very good at it.🐠     🐟No doubt in my mind this guy is talented.🐡     I introduced myself mentioning I was a newbie to the Oregon coast…write a blog and was interested in learning a little about him. He was extremely helpful with sharing about himself.     Two things I’ll share… First, he’s … Continue reading

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