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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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My WeEk, A NeW PaIr Of GlAsSeS, & A TrIbUtE…♡

  I just came in from outside where I have been working in the garden & decorating the window box with small patriotic flags for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. While outside my mind wandered to my last Memorial Day spent living in SoCal. Two months later I moved to a small town on the Oregon coast. benefits of gardening is that your mind gets to wander                     🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗 Re-post May 22, 2015 Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡   Happy Friday! I hope you had a most memorable week. I certainly have. The weather here in southern California has been lovely, and so I’ve taken advantage of it by… working in our garden baking Creating cute outfits  a.n.d…. shopping for a new pair of glasses. Ha! … Continue reading

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