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Fourth of July 2019

“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.”–Albert Camus Hello… I’ve just finished a walk and thought I’d share a few highlights from yesterday’s Fourth of July celebration. It’s an exceptionally quiet morning today…and perfectly timed for reflection of a glorious day. America the Beautiful… 🇺🇸 🧨 Living close to old town has many benefits.🌻 🧨 🇺🇸 🧨 🌻 🇺🇸 While the others were inside playing cards I took Cami outside for a quick walk. There was a band playing music by the marina. I noticed tourists were beginning to line up for the firework show… Hope you had a fabulous day!

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ALl iS ClEaR….

Re-post from June 2015 🐝 Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Of course I’m hoping your week was filled with lots of JoY….yes, that’s what I am hoping for you. Mine was busy, fun, and continues to feel a little bittersweet…. Busy part:  I continued packing. Fun part:  I finally bought a new purse. Well, okay I actually bought two. (grin)    Bittersweet:  a keen awareness that I am really getting ready to say good-bye to this sweet little cottage, friends & family… in my long time state of  sunny California. And, depending on what day you are reading this post…depends on where I am. Very likely I’m either on my way to our new/old home, or perhaps already there. I plan on returning one last time to southern California to finalize a few … Continue reading

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A Cottage Garden Tour (Summer)

“Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives it’s little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower.” -William Cullen Bryant Hello, sweet friend… 💕 Living on the Oregon coast in the summer for me…means romancing the outdoors. 🌼 That being said…I thought the first day of summer would be perfect for taking you around the garden. 🐝 Come let’s stroll in a small cottage garden together… 🌺 💐 🌞 🍄 🌹 These exuberant old fashioned pink roses in full bloom celebrate the joy of summer. I’ve often wondered if the first owner…perhaps someone who worked at the old lumber mill…& handmade this cottage…planted these lovely roses… would have ever imagined that this cottage garden would one day be…painted pink cared for to it’s fullest🐝 🌸🌸🌸 🐝 🦋 🌻 ⛱ 💐 Summer unfolds it’s splendor… 🐝 🌸 🐠 🐝 🌻 🌻 🐟 🌻 … Continue reading

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My SuMmEr VaCaTiOn In ArGeNtInA…

  This is a re-edited post from June 2014 Welcome to Marcia’s cottage. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. Shall we have a little tea… H0w’s your week going? Today I’m planning on taking a few bags of items to a the Salvation Army donation center.  Then, if time permits I “might” go swimsuit shopping.  This is sort  of funny… But I think I accidently gave mine away….   For me the summer means frequenting the beach… and going on vacation. Currently any long distance travels are on hold…since it is difficult for me to leave our four furry kids. Yep, very hard…. especially little Cami.  ♡ However, there was a time when we had only the two kids. .. (Teah & Earl) and when the summer meant…. “get the passport ready!”   Two years after we were married Joe and I traveled to Argentina. The trip … Continue reading

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Turn up the music…♡

  “The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.” -Fabienne Fredrickson   The following post has been re-edited   Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ..♡   Aren’t these the sweetest teacups. … One of my greatest pleasures on a large or small scale, is to prepare a beautiful tea party. ♡ All the thought, planning, effort, ingenuity, and creativity that goes into each party is my way of showing appreciation for friendships and love.         Celebrations enlarge my capacity for JOY. I love everything about planning an event. By remaining  focused on my good feelings and my pleasurable purpose things seem to fall into place rather Sweetly.        I devote myself to these events as a way of celebrating life. Serving wonderful food, seeing … Continue reading

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