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  “An interior is the natural projection of the soul.” ~Coco Chanel   Hello…             For me every home has a soul to be discovered.     We might feel a good experience as we walk into a home for the first time…     other times it takes a while to see what it needs we must listen carefully.      Since moving into this cottage on the Oregon coast in 2015 I have tried to be in tune to it’s needs…     and my wants.     Fortunately…and more often than not the two have come together-rather effortlessly.     Such was the case when recently vintage looking pavers were added to replace the gravel driveway.         A bit of charm added each year…it might be  something small which adds the most life and beauty into the soul of a … Continue reading

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Just Between Us

    “Pain is inevitable suffering is optional”~Dalai Lama Just between us… It’s great to be home.          as much as I loved my whirlwind trip to California😎 California     I sooooo longed returning…     to my sweet little cottage. by the sea     With Spring in the air along with…     daylight saving time…     all these projects had  been calling out to me…         👩‍🌾There is always work to do in the garden…🌺🌼🌸🌷     Oh and remember that hutch I wondered if I should paint white?     well…(I painted it!)     and it still needs just one last coat.😉     I had been excited about trying another fun new cooking recipe with Joe…     All that being said…ironically shortly after my return home…     I mysteriously pulled a muscle in my leg which again ironically kept me from doing any of those … Continue reading

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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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