The dining room with the updated blue curtains and rug
Cottage DIYs

Limited budget makeover

I don’t know how long my husband and I can go without doing something DIY. Weekends at home have us figuring out which room to tackle next; if not a whole room, then a mini-project. When we came home from vacation, we were tempted to start the living room project, but pulled back because 1) …

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Cottage Fall Hospitality Seasonal

Outdoor Movie Night

Have I got a fun fall idea for you!!! Why not host an outdoor movie night?  It requires a little investment up front, but is so much fun and worth it! You will need a projector. I chose this one, and I love it because I can hook it up to either my phone or …

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A cup of coffee and two slices of pumpkin bread on a white plate, and a white pumpkin, all on a wooden slab.
Fall Recipes Seasonal

Best Pumpkin Bread

Fall is finally here! Ok, we’ve had a few very warm days (many, actually!). But it has cooled off some, and the leaves are turning and falling and there’s just that certain something in the air. If that doesn’t tell you it’s fall, maybe the sight of pumpkin-filled porches will! (Do you ever see a …

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Cottage DIYs

Window Seat in a Weekend

This space at the top of the stairs was crying out for a window seat! I have always wanted one; have you? When I was growing up, it seemed girls in books always had a window seat… a place to look out and watch the sunrise or sunset, the birds playing in the trees, and …

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Cottage Homekeeping

Coat Room

When we moved into our little cottage, we sacrificed storage space for cuteness. With four people living in 1600 square feet, things get a little crowded sometimes. We all shared this tiny coat closet in our step-in foyer, and it just felt crowded. What to do I wanted to keep the historic charm and character …

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Homekeeping Top Tens

My favorite cleaning products

I have to confess that I enjoy cleaning somewhat. Mostly because I can envision the end of the process, the sparkling home that I will then be able to enjoy life in (or collapse in bed in if I am too exhausted from cleaning). Lately, I have been following Becky at Clean Mama. I love …

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