Category Archives: Coastal Living

Postcards From Paris…The River Seine

  ”Good memories are our second chance at happiness” Queen Elizabeth II     Hello, dear friend…     I have returned from my… Saturday walk relaxed a bit…and now headed out for the Seine River cruise.     Since the weather was perfect…and had plenty of time to get there…we decided to walk. However…after about 15 minutes of strolling along we realized that we weren’t as close as first thought so now decided that perhaps we better take a cab.     Oddly there weren’t any available…we started walking faster and faster… a little nervous (p.a.n.i.c.e.d) that perhaps we would miss our cruise.     Between asking a few people for directions…and walking really really fast we did arrive at the river with plenty of time before departure.     Everything worked out.     While we waited to board we struck up a conversation with a couple from New Jersey who … Continue reading

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Postcards from Paris…Antique Garden Fleuriste

    “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” – Audrey Hepburn   Hello, dear friends…   It’s been raining and stormy on the Oregon coast these last few days…however earlier in the week the sun was shining bright and so I ran over to one of my favorite nurseries to see if I could find some pretty colorful flowers to plant in our garden.     Here they are all happily blooming in my window box that sits in front of the cottage window. sweet!     All this enjoyable gardening brought to mind a lovely memory from our Paris trip…     continued from here💕 Upon our arrival back to Hotel Eiffel Turenne we were delighted when the attendant told us about our upgrade to a much nicer and larger room. The room had a wonderful view and before we knew it had settled in for the … Continue reading

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Postcards From Paris💋

  “The wisdom of a learned man {or woman} comes by opportunity of leisure…” -Ecclesiastes  38: 24-25   Hello… I hope you had a wonderful week!   Here are the cheese pastry puffs I shared with you in last weeks post. They were a huge success at my sweet little church’s Epiphany party. recipe         The inclement weather on the Oregon coast has not only  been a perfect opportunity for refreshing up the cottage…but for also refreshing my memory…     by going through my notes about our anniversary trip…there’s still so much to share with you! The Beginning✈️ here is…where we left off All good things must  come to an end…unfortunately such was the case regarding our stay at The Ritz…(waaaa!)     so after breakfast we were ready to depart.     We planned on taking a cab back to Hotel Eiffel Turenne where we had made … Continue reading

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My First Week of 2019

       “Life is not graded on how fast you can move through it but rather how much you can enjoy it”– Mary Carlomagno   Hi!   How has 2019 been going for you? so far…         Shortly following Christmas I began packing up the lights and trees…     By New Years’s Eve the bulk of Christmas had been stored away.     Feeling excited about the New Year…     I decided to freshen up the cottage changing the energy a bit… and with Joe’s help…     began moving the furniture around.     I wasn’t quite sure what I was doing…     or if I’d even like the end results…however I knew I had been bitten by the bug for a change.     That being said…     after moving e.v.e.r.y s.i.n.g.l.e peice of furniture around and to a new space…the … Continue reading

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Reflections of 2018

      “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” -C.S. Lewis             Hello, dear ones…     2018 has been a year with new things…     As the year’s end quickly approaches…     causing much reflection…                                                 I look around to see what was…     what is now…     and best of all…     the wonder and hope of discovering what will be…     A hope rises within…     a hope that is as important in life as breath itself.      With this hope I anticipate the coming new year…         I feel like a child experiencing something new for the first time…     with a … Continue reading

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