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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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Art As Life: A Parisian Folly

  “To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.” Henry David Thoreau Earlier in the week as I was  getting ready for a bike ride I noticed a beautiful rose peering through an opening in the fence. as if calling out to me It was such a simple lovely moment, and yet it made feel  abundantly rich. I decided to capture it. The two of us stood holding hands for a long moment. clickityclickityclickclickclick    That magical moment reminded me of yet another memorable life experience which had occurred years before while visiting the Musee d’Orsay art museum in Paris, France and experienced the  beautiful impressionist paintings by Monet. It was a fabulous experience.  Viewing art can be similar to how we view our lives. A painting might look dull or boring in a book, but when viewed close up and you are able to see the fine brush strokes, different textures, along with its … Continue reading

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A Painted Cottage

“Home is the heart of life…Home is where we feel at ease, where we belong, where we can create surroundings that reflect our tastes and pleasures…Making a home is a form of creativity open to everyone.~Terence Conran Hi! How was your week? One of the highlights of my week was having the opportunity to paint en plein air for the first time.   The surroundings for this plein air was situated on a beautiful lush green golf course here on the Oregon Coast. The artists were invited to paint (as a fundraiser) and contribute to the gallery exhibit at a local hospital. I enjoyed the experience & I’ll share more with you later as time goes by and I become more acquainted with this art form.  however what I’ve really been thinking about this week is color and it’s effects on our surroundings. emotions I began looking at the colors I’m drawn to both in and outside my home environment. Without going into all of … Continue reading

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