Cottage Fix something beachy

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Hola Cottage Fix friends! We’re melting into summertime here on the East Coast and the heat and humidity are right here with us. Honey took last week off and we spent a few days on the Outer Banks of North Carolina sinking our feet into the sand and soaking up the sun. We drifted into deep chill mode enjoying three full days of sunshine, shell hunting, and ocean waves, and then ended the week with a bit of a stay-cation. […]

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Purple hydrangeas from my parent’s garden

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Salutations! My parents brought me these ginormous purple hydrangeas from their garden early last week. After posting a photo of them on Instagram I realized that purple is not a common hydrangea color. So I asked my padre about them. He explained that he sprinkles lime around the base of the plants yearly to keep the soil pH levels up and help create the deep purple hew. Both of my parents are blessed with green thumbs that they inherited from their […]

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evening light

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Hello there Cottage Fix friends! It’s starting to feel a bit like summer here in Virginia and I’m diggin’ it. This past weekend we spent Saturday afternoon at the beach with friends, and Sunday Farmer Brown and I tackled the front garden. We’re on a mission this summer, let me tell ya! Every flower bed in our yard is overtaken with ivy and weeds (I blame all the rain, rain, rain). The ivy is climbing high up into the trees […]

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architectural salvage and fluffy white bedding

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Salutations! I’m blogging in today to share with you what I’ve been getting together in our bedroom, something I’ve had up my sleeve for some time. Nothing says fresh to me like a cloud of fluffy white bedding floating atop crisp white sheets. This shenanigan of mine all started with a Simply Shabby Chic duvet cover and shams I found at Target for 75% off. What could I do? I really had no choice! That bad boy was in my […]

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cottage fix Friday Flowers from the garden

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Happy Friday Cottage Fix friends! Well, it’s been another one of those weeks with never-ending clouds and rain here on the ol’ coast of VA. And rain is in our forecast for both days this upcoming weekend. Ah man, the weird thing is I’m actually getting used to it. I keep thinking this is what it must be like to live in Seattle, the rain just keeps on coming and the coffee just keeps on brewing. Once I’m settled into a […]

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Five ways to use crochet and lace to create a romantic cottage look

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Hola Cottage Fix friends! Today we’re talking crochet and lace. I was reading an article online and it made me realize that lace is everywhere. And crochet, they are everywhere! I love them because they are soft and romantic, visually interesting, and add texture. This classic look is all the trend right now and here are five ways to use them to get a romantic cottage look. 1. Soften the look of seating New and vintage crochet soften the look […]

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Cottage Fix summer bathroom doused in whites

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Hola Cottage Fix friends! The first few times I shared our bathroom remodel with you I was always so careful to crop out the throne whenever possible. This made it especially challenging to photograph. But I just decided it’s a bathroom and it’s got a pot, wouldn’t be much of a bathroom without one! I’m sure you all assumed we put one in there. Grin. So today I’m sharing images of the kiddos summertime bathroom, and yes, it has a […]

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Friday flowers… roses from the garden

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Yay Cottage Fix friends… it’s Friday! With all this rain the garden is lush green and full of blooms including these sweet pink roses. I popped a sprig into one of my “not so vintage” bottles. On the sun porch, it’s mostly whites with a touch of blue and a pop of pink. My quirky herb and vegetable patch is just on the other side of the windows. That’s where I keep an eye on things. Wink. The spinach, lettuce, […]

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