Elizabeth Clark


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Gift Certificate Flash Sale & Poll
It’s hard to believe, in two months, it will be our 10th year anniversary owning and managing Spruce Hill Inn & Cottages. It was October 6, 2006, when Jim, my husband, Tim, our 3-year old son, and I came to Mansfield, Ohio from Anaheim, California to close on the purchase of Spruce Hill. I was so happy and thrilled when Craig Donley, the former owner and developer, handed us the office key, turning over to us his 5-year old ‘baby’ project. And how we took care of her for the next 10 years with our blood, sweat and tears! It was quite a challenging but enjoyable ride. We met great people like you! Thank you for your patronage and support. We survived the 2008-2009 economic downturn, and we thrived . We will operate Spruce Hill for another year. Come November 2017, we will change direction to move to better and greater heights. There are four exciting choices what Spruce Hill could be that Jim and I are contemplating on:
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Once Upon A Cottage in Magical Mansfield
We just concluded the sales of our Ohio Romance Escape though Living Social, and we are very pleased with the results. We sold over 140 packages! Thank you so much for all those who purchased the vouchers. And this is very interesting --Not only did we get couples from Ohio, but also several from the surrounding states: Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Wisconsin, New Jersey, New York and even from far away states as California, Texas, and Florida! For those who missed out on this special promotion --here's your chance: For a limited time, we are opening up the sales again. We have decided to sell 60 more packages of our Dinner-Tour-Romance Getaway at 40% savings!
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Awww -Ohio weather! You gotta love it!
Well, we did enjoy some warm weather with the rain lately--felt like spring for a few days. a nice break somehow when all the snow on our hills and roads melted! (My daisies, tulips and knock-out roses were confused --I saw new shoots!) And now back to cold and chilly weather again --so I can hear Snow Trails' smoking guns blowing snow all night and all day! So we should be good this Martin Luther King weekend when you come -- we will have lots of man-made snow and on Monday we'll see fresh natural snow topping the ski slopes! Awwww- Ohio weather! i love it!
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Taste-of-Town Dinner Dance Benefit
Come with your love one to a fantastic fall evening of good food, great music, and grand cause! Grace us with your presence to this Taste-of-Town Dinner-Dance fundraiser event to kick-off a 3-year special campaign: “SH 10,000 Nights” on October 25, 2013, from 6 to 9 pm at Spruce Hill Inn & Cottages, Mansfield, OH. Hollywood artists Matthew Parry-Jones, AJ Mantero, and Lou Baron are coming to highlight the night with their best song performances. Local businesses and couples are invited to enjoy a delightful dinner prepared by local restaurants; dance the night away with romantic tunes and happy beats; and meet, greet, listen to Jim and Beth Clark present their vision for Spruce Hill. Spruce Hill aims to build a Multi-Purpose Youth Hall and Conference Center by leveraging on its unique assets and maximizing its full potential with the support and patronage of the community. Tickets are prized at $100 and $50. To buy your tickets, call 419-756-2200 or go to www.sprucehillinn.com.
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Can we be your act of kindness today?
We have an important announcement to make: We are NOT selling Spruce Hill Inn & Cottages. The Clark family are staying to operate it for many more years to come. Spruce Hill will continue to be a place for corporate and church retreats, individual and couples getaways, weddings and family reunions, group travels and extended stays.
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Spring-Winter Mix
Enjoy Spruce Hill when it is both spring and winter, where you see both death and resurrection! Don't you just love the clear blue skies, the white cotton-like snow, the towering bare trees, the unchanging evergreens, the magical pond, the refreshing
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Arise, My Love
Southern Grace Brethren Women's RetreatApril 21-22, 2018Arise, my love, my lovely one come,Winter is past and the rains are gone.The flowers appear, it's the season of song,My beautiful one, arise and come with me.Who is it that appears like the dawn
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A Thousand Years
I love weddings and honeymoons! I enjoyed preparing cottage 128 for the lovely young newlyweds, the Euletts -Brian and Elizabeth. Lord, bless this beautiful young couple! May they love each other for a thousand more years.
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Took some photos of Cottage 121 and the outside yesterday afternoon. Maybe finally, it's spring. LOL. Then I came across with my song BETH, and i thought of using it as music for this short video. Enjoy! Happy Spring everyone!
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Fresher As the Morn
This was taken exactly a year ago today. Wish I could post current colorful happy spring photos. Right now it is cloudy, gloomy, rainy, and my tulips are not out yet at all. Hmmm, we "old" people live on our memories, but we need to press on to exper
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A Honey Bee on A Cherry Tree
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A Blade of Grass
Winter has overstayed, and spring has failed to download so many times. Like a blade of grass, I too have been longing to break through. It has been over six months now since that horrific morning in September when my small world was hit and rattled.
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My Tree Watch
So our tree watch continues...the first 20 days... As I chronicle how my Heart Tree metamorphoses each day for the next 365 days, I am given a unique reason to get excited to wake up and snap pictures. Love the blue, white and gray changes that happe
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My Cloud Watch
My heart is so broken learning a high school classmate of mine committed suicide… Couple days after her husband passed away due to illness, not knowing where to turn for emotional and financial support, she took her own life…Their bodies will be laid to rest tomorrow. With prayers and donations -big and small, our class have come together to comfort and help the grieving children. I made this video clip in memory of my classmate, Nida. This whole day, she has occupied much of my thoughts. I was trying to feel her pain, sorrow, and hopelessness at those moments when she was tying the rope around her neck... I wanted to erase that scene in my mind, changing it to a different scenario where I was with her that night, holding her hand sharing her the love of our Lord Jesus, telling her that her sorrow and problems matter to Him, and singing this song: 'Tomorrow'...
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Happy New Month! Happy New Day!
An InnKeeper's Life (Blog #2) Today is June 1, 2023! Happy new month! Happy new day! Each day is truly a blessing, and it's such a joy to be alive! Today, I want to share some heartfelt thoughts with you all. As I turn 60 in December this year, I find myself reflecting on life's precious moments and the incredible journey that lies ahead. How I wanted to live 60 more years! I feel immensely grateful to the Lord for the blessings He has bestowed upon me and my husband. One of our greatest blessings is our son, Timothy, who is now 20 years old. Timothy may not be in college at the moment, but he is here with us helping us operate Spruce Hill, -mowing the yard, building the pavilion, attending to guests, and that brings us tremendous joy and pride (and some disappointment, I admit. Because how I wanted him instead to be out of here in a city somewhere to further his education and have great adventures!) Yesterday, I had a heart-to-heart conversation with Timothy, where I expressed my deepest feelings to him. I told him, "Son, you are our legacy, your dad's and mom's only legacy. And we thank the Lord for you! You can be anything you want, and you have the power to change the next generations!. Please live your life well, honoring both God and your fellow humans. Go to college, learn great things, be the best of what you can be, to better yourself and the world! If only I could live your life, I would embrace every opportunity and fulfill all the dreams I hold dear. But my hope lies in you, my son, to accomplish those dreams on my behalf." I want Timothy to know that even though we may have our fair share of disagreements and arguments, my love for him knows no bounds. My son, you are deeply cherished, and my care for you is immeasurable. Your happiness and well-being are of utmost importance to me, and I will always be there to love you and support you through thick and thin. Today, I will go to my doctor for a checkup after 14 days since my ankle hardware removal surgery, and I am filled with a sense of purpose and a renewed vigor for the future. There are so many places I want to go to, things I still long to do and experience. I dream of leaving a positive impact, embracing new adventures, and cherishing every moment that life presents. So, my dear friends, as we welcome a new day and a new month, let us remember the preciousness of life and the love we have for our families. Let us seize every opportunity to make a difference and live our lives to the fullest. May this month be filled with abundant blessings, joy, and countless reasons to be grateful. (My 2 favorite photos: Jim and Tim in 2011 at a car shop, in 2021 at a courthouse. Hmm, if I could only predict the future: another photo of the two in 2031 at the hospital. -waiting for the baby! haha!)
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