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A Christmas Story

  “A good life is a collection of happy moments.” ~Dennis Waitley 🎄DECEMBER🎄    Greetings as we enter the Christmas season!       For me the holiday season began in the Fall and continues through for several months     with different celebrations and traditions.         I  transition from Fall items to Christmas decor by adding simple small touches.     Experimenting with new and fun ways to share a little beauty for this very blessed season.     This past weekend Joe and I attended the musical, ‘A Christmas Story’. A particular song caught my attention.     The words spoke of special moments, like snowflakes…     uniquely beautiful and gone so quickly.     I pondered about how I will be creating my own Christmas Story in the coming month.     No doubt it will include delighting in the art of home. … Continue reading

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Halloween Sweet Treats

  “It’s impossible” said pride. “It’s risky,” said experience. “It’s pointless,” said reason. “Give it a try,” whispered the HEART.” ~Unknown 🎃Hello Everyone!🎃 I hope you had a wonderful week.   Between working on this weeks post, gardening, and lunch with my good friend (who will be cat sitting for me)…      I am finally all packed and ready for a special Fall Holiday🍁🍂     Which I promise to share with you. When I return🎃     However… and until then… I’m so excited to share with you what I’ve been cooking this past week in my sweet cottage kitchen.☕️     🎃 I’m thinking you are really going to enjoy it!🎃     🎃Since it’s all about fun and yummy treats!🎃     also… With Halloween just around the corner….     🎃that’s about all which has been on my mind.🎃 (other than fun holiday vacations)😉     and… 🎃This way you’ll  have plenty of … Continue reading

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The Magic Of A Moment

    ” In magic -and in life – there is only one present moment, the now”~Paulo Coelho   Hi there! How was your week? Did you have a nice Labor Day? (Hope so!) Labor Day was really fun here.  It was the first time BBQ~ing in our pink cottage.  So now that everything has been cleaned and put away until the next time And before another week comes to it’s end I’m wondering if we might take a moment to chat. come on in… A few days ago as I wandered into the kitchen through the living room  I wondered about the small birdcage sitting quietly  I’ve got a quirky habit of noticing things that sit quietly (while wandering) and I began to wonder if I should paint it. spruce it up a bit and… So I did.  Then a little later (same day) when I was in the kitchen wandering for something (most likely yummy) I looked up and noticed the … Continue reading

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Our Little Pink House

  “Sometimes we have to let go of the life we have planned to have the life that is waiting for us.” ~anonymous   Hi! I hope you had a good week. This week marked the Second anniversary living on the Oregon coast. Lots has changed yet much remains the same It is very quiet this morning as I  begin writing today’s post.  I hear the foghorn and  sound of waves in the distance. The weather is cool, the air is fresh. I’m feeling extremely grateful on this midsummer day. I look out of a small window propping myself up with more pillows to get comfy so we can chat. I still have a few hours before the painters arrive. They are close to finishing. I can’t tell you how surprised I am after many years spent imagining what a dream house would look like (which includes & not limited to dreaming, scheming, … Continue reading

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Tickled Pink

  “To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.” Robert Louis Stevenson Hello….how are you? The last time we chatted I had just returned from a mini get-away, one which inspired a few changes. just in case you missed it However this past week I’ve been preparing for a much bigger change. do the happy dance I can’t show you yet…however what I can tell you is this sweet little cottage is smack dab in the middle of getting a new look. Goodbye yellow…hello……(drum roll)  A few months back when the house painting decision was made and I began thinking about the  color If you are curious🌸 I started thinking about the first home I had ever purchased (in California) it was yellow I loved that home! The next home was yellow (also in California) I loved this … Continue reading

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