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Nantucket, Fairy Tales, and Dreams

  ”If you want your children to be intelligent read them fairy tales. If you want your children to be more intelligent read them more fairy tales.” ~Albert Einstein        Hello! I’m currently in California & decided to re-edit a post from when I visited Nantucket right after moving to the Oregon Coast in 2015. It’s personally one of my favorites & somehow this recent trip to California made me think of it. I’ll be sharing about my California trip in next week’s post.😘 🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺 I’ve been thinking about Fairy Tales lately. No doubt it has everything to do with my recent visit to the beautiful, dreamy, fairy tale like island of Nantucket. I’ve been meaning to share some of the magic with you. Come, and join me for a little stroll…           I remember as a young girl I always wanted to go to … Continue reading

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A Sweet New Month

    “Life is a journey and LOVE makes that journey worth while.” ~anonymous   💕Happy February, Sweet Friend!💕             Let me share my romantic little dresser with you. remember the one that returned home with me last week…  read more             I’m happy that it fits into a small corner in the cottage bath.     Last months efforts of evaluating what I no longer needed,     loved, felt was beautiful or     had simply outgrown, has paid off with my feeling much more organized.     Clearing out those items that cluttered the space around me     believing that this year is a continuous “work in progress”… change will be the sweetest and most exciting way to express myself.   In the words of Mother Teresa, who said she didn’t do great things but little things … Continue reading

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Almost February

  ”Your life is your story. Write well. Edit often.” ~anonymous    Okay…I have just one question.     W.h.e.r.e. did the week go? I’m hoping you had a great one! Here is a peek at mine.😉         Since last week’s chat  here   Joe and I visted our good friends for lunch and spent a delightful afternoon enjoying great food, friendship and even learning a new card game! Woo! Hoo!🤗 then…         A few days later I attended  a lovely High Tea. a social butterfly🦋 indeed just recently…     I had been on the hunt 🚗 for a vintage dresser.     wanting “extra” storage in the cottage bathroom     I thought perhaps a dresser might do the trick.     After perusing several antique shops I was excited to feast my eyes upon this beauty.🤗     The size was good. not too large and… … Continue reading

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January…A Day At A Time

    “In my life’s chain of events nothing was accidental. Everything happened according to a need.” -Hannah Senesh   💗Greetings, sweet friend!💗         I find that many things I do around the home mirrors what often is going on within me.      I’m very much aware that there are spaces in my life that Id like to switch around.     Recently I felt the urge to switch decor in the cottage     and discovered that when switching things around going slowly works best.     Sometimes I toss things out…. other times I just switch things a bit.      January a new month…       The month of beginning again (no matter what has been in the past)       I have a new beginning to  dream…   🥣🥫🍽🥧🥫🍽🥧🥣🥫🍽🥧🥣🥫🍽🥧🥣🥣🥫🍽🥧🥣🥫🍽🥧🥣🥫🍽🥧🥣🥫     This week Joe and I prepared a Florentine tuna casserole. It … Continue reading

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An Apron, A Hutch, and A Tea Set

  “Home is the nicest word there is” ~Laura Ingalls Wilder   ☃️Hello! Hello! Hello!⛄️     This is my new apron recently given to me by a friend who lives in SoCal and…     below is a beautiful vintage tea set               which was also recently given to me by another friend. (who lives on the Oregon coast) and… below….    is a vintage china hutch with the new tea set that was (yep recently) 😉 given to me by yet another friend. who btw also lives here on the Oregon coast.         Ironically these three friends do not know each other. yet      I bet you are thinking how lucky I am. I agree (or just fabulous serendipity!)💕 Without a doubt January has brought with it a sweet reminder of the importance to practice gratitude daily in my life.     This past week … Continue reading

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