Category Archives: Coastal Living

Falling Into The End Of Summer

“August is like the Sunday of summer”   August 25, 2019 Hello, sweet friend… My dear friend Geri…as we enjoy a visit to the Blackberry Festival in Coos Bay, Oregon 🌻   The following Post has been re-edited from August 2017   This past month as I took a walk outside, and the dry leaves rustled pleasantly beneath my feet… I paused and reflected how quickly the time has gone. Has it really been t.h.r.e.e. summers  living here on the Oregon coast? (a look of surprise) yes, dear readers it has🏡First summer With that said and having lived through many warm summers in California summer coastal weather at times still feels quite unfamiliar. foreign There are times that I have actually forgotten that it was even summer. However one of the sure signs that summer has occurred and is coming into an ending…  is the weeping willow tree in our backyard. the name is apropos Her leaves … Continue reading

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Opening Night For Cami

  “If they could see me now that little gang of mine, I’m eating fancy chow and drinking fancy wine. I’d like those stumble bums to see for a fact the kind of top drawer, first rate chums I attract.” ~Sweet Charity Hello, sweet friend…I hope you had a wonderful week. Recently I met Mackenzie’s (our cat) previous owner and found out that MacKenzie is close to 20 years old! I had no idea…I’m wondering if I should change his name to Sylvester with the hope of another theatrical opportunity…that being said I thought I’d share a previous post about another one of our fabulous furry kids who just might be my real claim to fame. (Just kidding)  Enjoy! 🌺 Re-edited post from August 2017 🐝 Hi, I hope you had a good week. I’ve had a fun, exciting & most definitely all consuming week. A wonderful community theatre here … Continue reading

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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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