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A Sense of Belonging

“The heart wants what it wants.”Emily Dickenson Hello, sweet friend… This week marked two weeks since we moved into our 1927 Cape Cod home… a home I knew from the moment I walked through the doors… It would be the perfect place for sharing special times with family and friends. From the first glance I envisioned early morning walks in the neighborhood… meandering through my garden… Evenings spent in cozy rooms… a home where countless dreams and memories could be made… Yes this home…would be a perfect gathering place. That being said…and amongst the fact that I’m still sifting through boxes…unearthing treasures…organizing…(carefully deciding where things will go)… I am comfortable in these new surroundings…every nook and cranny is becoming familiar… like a blossoming new friendship. It feels like home…

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R.I.P. MacKenzie💕

Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again.💕 Hi my name is Joe and I want to relate a story about our cat MacKenzie. MacKenzie had come to us 11 months ago because he was a neighborhood cat that Marcia just felt a lot of empathy and pity for. He didn’t seem to have any home… he just was wandering the neighborhood. MacKenzie just really had a big impact on Marcia and she just felt like she got a special emotional bond with MacKenzie… and said that MacKenzie did not have a good life…so she was going to give Mackenzie a good life and the first thing she was going to do was to give him a name. Marcia thought MacKenzie was a beautiful name for this cat…slowly Marcia just created a life for MacKenzie. MacKenzie was a street … Continue reading

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The Making of a Home

“Home…a gathering place for family to join together in laughter. The one place you will always be surrounded by those who love you. A place or feeling of belonging.” -anonymous Hello, sweet friend… I am just returning from the premier of Downton Abbey any chance you too went to see it? I’m now reflecting on the question: “What makes a house a Home?” In many ways… homes embody how we live and see ourselves… spaces which evolve when we focus on what makes us happy… and then creating a place of comfort… enriching our lives in the process. Home is a feeling. Without love it is just a house.

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A house is built with walls and beams…A Home is made with love and dreams–anonymous 🏠 Hello, sweet friend… 🏠 It’s been quite a week… Labor Day had a different reality this year as we moved into a new neighborhood. The home that motivated such a quick decision or so it appeared… was a home I believe I fell in love with when we first moved to the Oregon coast. I remember driving the country roads through a small town passing this pretty storybook house. Looking back now… I can see that was when the spark was lit… bit by bit… the vision of this beautiful home… it’s fascination seemed to follow me… A touch of whimsy…romance…flowers…an English garden…and naturally stories of other things… with a history held… To be continued…

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Hooked On Houses

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood… Mr. Rogers Hello, how was your week? You are in for a special treat today… Recently a friend of mine invited me to see her friend’s home and garden… I thought I’d take you along on this beautiful summer day… Built in 1900… this Craftsman Bungalow oozes with charm inside and out. The owner has an eye for decorating… and has gone with a beach theme… 🏠 One of my favorite rooms was the kitchen… everything was so inviting and cozy… I wanted to put an apron on and start baking The upstairs has a Christmas theme… which is kept up throughout the year 🌸 I couldn’t decide what I loved most of all… the inside or the outside… where there was a specially painted fairy garden fence… and little homes nestled among the garden… Thank you Diana for sharing your beautiful home … Continue reading

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