Category Archives: Coastal Living

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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Inspired By Life’s Moments

  “For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not. I hope you have the strength to start over.”~F. Scott Fitzerald Hi! 🧤 How was your week?   I’m heading home after a day of errands and a little shopping.     I scored BIG today…🤗     Ross had their coats on sale. I was able to snag this adorable one for $12.99! I wanted to share this with you just incase you have a Ross by you and  need a coat. 😘     I’ll be honest I really didn’t need a coat. And living in a small cottage with limited closet space I do watch what I purchase. However this coat was just so darn cute and the price screamed for a return home with me. 😘     So … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2018

  ‘There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that’s your own self’’~Aldous Huxley   Hello! With 2018 just around the corner…     Images of 2017 have been floating through my thoughts. (so many wonderful moments from the past year have already slipped from my conscious memory; it’s comforting to call them back for a brief moment)         I’ve come to understand that there aren’t beginnings     that everything is somehow interconnected.     (and I’ve never liked endings)      With that being said I do enjoy seeking meaning in the unknown     and the feeling of exhilaration by my own ever-deepening journey…     of self discovery.     This might explain why I look forward  to each coming new year.     I reflect on what has already come to pass…     with the hope to acquire new … Continue reading

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Merriest Christmas 2017

    “Happy, Happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days, that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, that can transport the sailor and the traveler, thousands of miles away, back to his own fireside and his quiet home.” ~Charles Dickens         Well…ready or not     Christmas is here! almost     (baking done, cards sent, gifts wrapped) Santa’s on his way…     so… before Christmas present becomes the Christmas past…      let me share a special treat…. the dazzling annual Shore Acres Holiday Lights     It’s been a while since I brought you here. Christmas at Shore Acres 2015     This annual festive event display debuts on Thanksgiving Day     lighting up it’s beautiful 7 acre botanical garden (and lily pond) with over 325,000 lights.                 … Continue reading

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Remember: It’s Just A Big ‘Chicken’

    “It took me three weeks to stuff the turkey. I stuffed it through the beak.”~Phyllis Diller How has your week been?     Mine has been a mixture of pre-holiday traditions, pre-paring for Thanksgiving and… a little decorating         Are there traditions that you have which signify the start of the Holidays?     A Holiday tradition Joe and I began early in our marriage was attending a performance of The Nutcracker Ballet. 🍁 Since moving to the Oregon coast, Thanksgiving has brought the opportunity for new experiences. Each Thanksgiving seems to bring different people to the table.     This year Joe is preparing the worlds greatest turkey, gravy, & dressing.😉     I’m preparing the world’s best broccoli rice cheese casserole. 😉     with that being said…     an important thing I’ve learned and try to practice is to let go of … Continue reading

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