Cottage Fix crates and candlelight

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Hello there Cottage Fix friends. It feels like it’s been raining here for days now, which is just about true. Whenever it rains steady like this for days at a time, I start to feel like I’m on the movie set of Godzilla with Mathew Broderick. Anybody see that one? It’s an oldy, but a goody! The cast spends much of the movie out in the pouring rain chasing and running from the big scaly girl. Yesterday I was ever […]

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pink

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Good morning Cottage Fix friends! How’s things? We’re in the midst of crazy town here, always are this time of year I guess. With school back in full swing and both kiddos participating in after-school activities it can be hard to keep up with everyone’s schedules. Just call me momager. Wink! I worked on this pale pink chair all last week and it’s finally finished. There was a lot of carting it in and out to the garage and waiting […]

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cottage fix Friday flowers

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Happy Friday Cottage Fix friends! Today’s bouquet is more special than most, accompanied you see by a champagne toast! Honey and I are celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary tomorrow. Yay! When I think back on the spring we first met and started dating, it feels like just yesterday, but somehow a dream. It was so many years ago that a handsome young musician followed me around a college campus wooing me with gifts of strawberry kiwi Snapple and inviting me […]

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cottage living heading into fall

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Salutations! The air is finally starting to turn here. And even though it’s still quite hot, the humidity is down and the air is starting to feel fresh. We were even able to open the windows and keep them up for a few days. The weekend storm came and went without too much drama other than a few hours without power and a ton of yard clean up from the wild, wild wind. I had a good ole time playing real […]

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Friday flowers from the late summer garden

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Hello there Cottage Fix friends from the Virginia coast with a tropical storm heading our way. Hermine is headed straight for the Florida pan handle, and then forecast to make its way up the east coast. Those 70s I was dreaming of are looking more and more like they’ll be accompanied by buckets and buckets of rain, rain, rain. I’m still holding out hope for the sunshine and cool air to blow in on Sunday, but it looks more like […]

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working in the late summer garden and pavers

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Hola Cottage Fix friends! It’s starting to cool down here near the coast now that we’re heading into September, and I hear we’re in for a real treat come Friday. I’m anxiously awaiting the weekend forecast which is promised to be in the upper 70’s with low humidity. I can hardly wait to open up the house and let the fresh air in. Without a doubt four of my favorite words to hear are — “Let’s open the windows!” and […]

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classic grays and shabby whites

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Good morning Cottage Fix friends! I’m blogging in under glorious sun-filled skies and fresh dry air. I feel like I waited all summer long to say that. This summer was a hot sticky mess! And all though it’s still summertime and quite warm here on the East Coast, I can feel a hint of autumn in the air. Just a hint, just enough to know it won’t be long now before a hot pot of chili is simmering on the stove […]

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super easy five minute photo display ~DIY

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Salutations! Do you remember back in the day when we took pictures with film and then had them developed. I sure do. Gasp! Today I’m sharing an easy and inexpensive photo display DIY, and to top it all off, it only takes about five minutes or so to put together.I ordered these tiny little clothespins from Amazon and the hemp rope is from a local craft store. This display can be customized to accommodate any size wall space. I used […]

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