Category Archives: Coastal Living

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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604 Posts Later

  “Pain alone is not the enemy: the real enemy is fear, and resistance.”~The Buddha   Hello!!! This is the month of gratitude so thank you for being a part of my life. and… (if by chance this is your first visit) then… Welcome! I just recently celebrated a fourth year of blogging and realized that when I first began I knew just a few of you. Over the years as I got to know you better I learned that you are Smart, Lovely, Fashion Oriented, Garden Inspired, Spirit filled readers…😘 and friends!     During that first year I posted “Getting To Know You” today I’d like to take a moment and re-introduce myself.     This is one of my favorite tea cups. Six years ago a student gave it to me at the end of the school year. my last year of teaching     A few years … Continue reading

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A Get-A-Way And The San Juan Islands

🍁 “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”~Melody Beattie 🍁 Hi Everyone!     How was your week? I recently returned from a little get-a-way. and… it’s so great to be home. 🍁Grateful🍁     My holiday took me to the San Juan Islands. https://visitsanjuans.com     have you been there? they are quite beautiful     Joe and I stayed at The Argyle House http://www.argylehouse.net we celebrated 14 years of marriage… and…. his running in a Marathon.🏃🏻🏃🏻🏃🏻 (shhhhh…..don’t tell him I told you)😉 I’m very grateful for both     The Argyle House is a charming Craftsman bungalow built in 1910.     Our room was named The Honeymoon Cottage.     … Continue reading

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Cami’s Halloween

  ”Always go with the choice that scares you most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow.” ~Carolyn Myss   Hello… 🍁Happy November🍁     🍂I’m still on a Fall Holiday…🍂     and realize that Halloween has already flown by     however…     things keep happening… wonderful things             and I keep thinking of you… wonderful you🎃           which makes me want to chat with you again🎃           most likely… I’m a little obsessed.         No worries though… it’s a good obsession🎃     This will be a short visit… I promise🎃     I just wanted to drop in to share Cami’s Halloween.     She was a little upset with me when she found out she wouldn’t be home this year for Halloween to hand out treats to all those children. … Continue reading

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Just A Note

  “Follow your soul it knows the way” Hello! what’s new? Well…pull up a chair.   It’s Autumn, and there’s magic in the air. Trees are ablaze     sunlight glitters like golden coins.        I sometimes hear cheers from the local high school football stadium and school playing fields.   Children (and adults😉) anticipating Halloween with their creative ways of wearing costumes and the fun transformation come Halloween night.🎃     Here on the coast it often begins raining right about Halloween time and the tantalizing scent of wood smoke, pumpkin spice, apple crisp is a wonderful welcome.       For me this time of year means that I start experiencing a different kind of living here which includes…     frequenting a drive into the city to enjoy window displays inspired by the season then…   returning back to the coast and slowing down to enjoy … Continue reading

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