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Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Is it really almost October? Scary…! What’s happening with you today. .. “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life” ~Coco Chanel A few years ago I cut my hair really short. r.e.a.l.l.y, r.e.a.l.l.y, s.h.o.r.t Well, and actually lightened it quite a bit. And, it felt good. Okay….It felt great at the time. Hmmmm. I felt like a different woman. I felt free. Free from what I’m not quite sure. Just free. I loved it in many ways. It sort of changed how I viewed myself too. Not sure about the reason behind that either. Just did. Looking back…I think I did it because I was in transition with my life. I had just retired from teaching elementary school forever for 30 years. I … Continue reading

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What I Wear

  I’ll be the first to admit that old  habits are hard to break. And, as a former teacher I am soooo programmed  to hitting up the Back~To~School sales! I see those early August ads, and I still get all charged up for a new school year. Here’s a great little sale I recently found. I purchased it at Marshall’s in Roseburg, Oregon. Which btw feels like a HUGE city to me now! Anyway the dress tunic was marked down from $60.00 to $15.00. I can wear it as a dress, tunic, or under a sweater with jeans and boots. I also found an adorable RED purse, which was marked down from $75.00 to $10.00. I love to add pops of color whenever I can. My total shopping spree totalled $25.00. Excellent job!

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The Laurel

  Hey how was your weekend? I hope it was relaxing, & fun. I’m resting today from mine.(grin) I thought I’d share a teeny tiny tid~bit. I’m taking you out of the country. Just kidding. You won’t even need your passport for this get~away. However, you will feel as if you have traveled to some magical place. Come let me introduce you to “The Laurel” a wonderful new shop that recently opened up here on my sweet coast. The shop proprietor is Lisa. Here you will experience an atmosphere of creative venders who sell a variety of new & re~purposed items. The items range from beachy art to custom made slipcovers…and everything in between. There’s nothing like having a place to get away from it all….without having to get away. SeA~ya!  

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It’s June Again

    Yikes! It’s swimsuit season again. What happened? I meant to be thinner by this time! Whoops….I forgot. I must be getting older. My memory keeps playing games with me. I think I meant to spend March, April, and May working out at a gym. Wait a second… I don’t belong to a gym. Or had I wanted to eat more alfalfa, and raw carrots? Hmmmm….but I don’t eat that stuff either. Thankfully! Living on the coast has somehow helped me forget that ice cream, pizza, and chili rellenos are not weight-reducing items. I love coastal living!  forgot that sitting down all winter and spring tends to put on the pounds, and that in order to slim down, one needs to get baking oops, meant moving. In a way I’m glad I forgot. It’s not that bad, really. And, seriously how much does all this really matter? Sometimes I just have … Continue reading

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You’ve got a friend in me…♡

Hi! More and more friends have mentioned that they enjoy when I re~post a story, because they often hadn’t seen it before. I’m not surprised since when I first began blogging  as “Marcia’s Cottage” I used a”free” Google+ hosting site, and there were limitations. Then I transitioned to “Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea” using WordPress, & my own  site.  I basically started all over again with building up readership. Bla…bla…blaaa… (grin) So anyway it’s really fun for me to re~share a story. Especially great ones. And, of course great ones are always any of those about friendships which have been rekinkled. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ You’ve Got A Friend in Me Re~post February 2014 Written by Marcia Ren Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. I’m so happy to see you today. Let’s share a cup of tea. ♡ I’ve been expecting you and have everything ready for our little visit. ♡I hope you like … Continue reading

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