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Hope Floats…

“Hope is a thing with feathers…that perches in the soul…and sings the tune without the words…and never stops at all” ~Emily Dickinson Hello, sweet friend! Earlier in the week while Joe and I were preparing a meal together…I asked if he had any suggestions for my blog post. After thinking about it he said… “you could write about Hope” He went on to explain that there were reminders everywhere of new life blossoming…beginning again.  (I reflected back a few days to a seal I had seen on one of my beach walks…it had been laying on the sand appearing to be in distress) I’ve heard it said that the most difficult task in life is learning what we can control and what we can’t control…then acting appropriately. 🐝 That’s the whole point of the Serenity Prayer: “Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage … Continue reading

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The Music of the Season

“Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.”-summersaldana This past week I’ve been taking in the beauty of nature… The seasons are filled with messages and gifts to touch the soul of the seeker. I’ve been a seeker of rest this week.😉 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻 I enjoyed many walks on the beach…and pondered about how in Winter…while sometimes waiting for the cold & darkness to pass I often dismiss the silence and solitude, and the opportunity to push back the cold and dark in the warmth and light found in the company of family and friends. Or during the summer while planning for vacations…it’s easy to miss the opportunity of the season by not going barefoot… or really savoring ice cream… by the time autumn returns…I realize the … Continue reading

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My Week…and…How To Make Biscotti!

Let all that you do be done in Love 1 Corinthians 16:18 How was your week? In last week’s post… http://www.marciascottagebythesea.com/a-cottage-spring-renewal/ I shared about freshening up the cottage kitchen… and even now a week later I am still refreshing areas for a bit of change…do you ever feel like a change? adding small pops of color…here & there replanting a shrub… and most recently attempting to sort out the very small loft area. For some unknown reason I just can’t seem to quite get things organized the way Id like to. do you have areas like that? In the process of sorting through things I came across a birthday card from 4 months ago… ( I can’t even believe that December was FOUR months ago!) a dear friend had offered me a baking day in her kitchen as a gift. (I love my friend!) I couldn’t believe my luck…so I … Continue reading

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A Cottage Spring Renewal

This little house of mine…I’m gonna make it shine…🌸 💕Marcia💕 Since this is the season for renewal… this past week while Joe was on a guy’s vacay…I decided to do a spring refresh on the original 1946 cabinetry in our very quaint kitchen…💕 A fresh coat of white paint makes a huge difference when you want to make a room bright and happy.  Here’s my sweet little kitchen all cleaned up…charmingly awaiting Joe’s arrival home…enjoy! As you can see…there is no need to get fancy when doing a refresh…just grab your paint brush…and begin… Cheers to a fabulous weekend!💋

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Postcards From Paris…The Return Home💋

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow” -Anita Desai Preparing to return home… where we left off… http://www.marciascottagebythesea.com/postcards-from-paris-hotel-avalon/ Travel…often brings… mixed feelings… I’m ready to return and yet… there is a part of me that wants to stay… just a bit longer… So anyway…here we are back at Hotel Avonmore in London… our last day before heading back to the states… We enjoy fish and chips at Marquis Cornwallis… a wonderful pub down the street from where we are staying… After dinner as we stroll the streets back to the hotel… I begin thinking about all the wonderful experiences of our 15th wedding anniversary trip… All the particular spots we visited… The Cottswolds I hold them close to my heart… I don’t take anything for granted…and always consider each trip the opportunity of a lifetime…treasuring every moment… I’ve been blessed to experience… what it is to live under … Continue reading

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