Category Archives: Our Cottage

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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My Cottage Tour: July 2016

I’ve been -playing around outside with this bike…and decided to repost a fave tour of the cottage. 🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂 Post re-edited from July 2018 This past week marked one year living on the Oregon Coast. There’s been much pondering about what to share. There are many details I could share. Those details include the emotional, physical, or spiritual part of any first year involving change. Naturally I decided to share the transformation of a small cottage. By viewing these photos you will see how they speak of all three. By now you must know how very important creating Home is to me. The process of self discovery has been well worth the journey. I’m convinced our homes can be designed to make us feel complete and satisfied. There’s no doubt the homes I’ve lived in  have often reflected a certain spirit. This sweet cottage by the sea falls into a unique category of it’s … Continue reading

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Simple Charming Autumn

  “The world is ruled by letting things take their course.” Lao-Tzu   Hello!     Fall has arrived…🌻well almost               Something which reminds me that…     summer is coming to an end…     are the flowers…     in my garden         These beautiful orange flowers ( I don’t know their name… do you?) begin blooming late summer into early Fall.                 They are so beautiful and present a moment of stunning seasonal inspiration.          which allows me to bring the outdoors in and create…     what I call simple charm for Autumn in a sweet cottage     by the sea…   👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👨‍🍳     BAKED ZITI Joe loves pasta. That being said Joe chose this weeks date-day meal. He has been training for a marathon (this weekend) and … Continue reading

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Just a Cottage…

  “He who loves an old house never loves in vain” –Isabel Fiske Conant     Hello…hello…hello!     I’ve been quite the social butterfly over here…         And with each passing social event…     there seems to be new discoveries living on the Oregon coast particularly in a vintage cottage.     There’s no question that my love for cottage style is fueled by what I call charm (old and imperfect)     I confess that I find beauty in the chipped teacup…chippy paint….a sometimes wobbly leg…the once new and now well worn home. There are times I actually struggle with replacing the old original.     At some level I treasure the realness and the story that comes with the character of the house more than making everything new.     Even when something is imperfect it is the imperfection that speaks at times the strongest to me.   … Continue reading

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  ‘The most important thing is to express your true nature in the simplest, most adequate way, and to appreciate it in the smallest exisistence”~From Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Shunryu Suzuki      Hello, sweet friend…💕     I’ve had a good week. How about you?     I actually went on a little get-away for part of the week…     A spontaneous escape…                     makes for the best adventures.     Upon returning home I settled back into the usual nesting thing.     Purchased a new set of sheets…     Lovely pillow cases     and a different mattress for the daybed     which sits in the loft.     A moment of time was spent freshening up a window box     Before I knew it the week had flown by. does this ever happen to … Continue reading

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