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 soaring above with thick weeds filling the beds below like a shag rug. We cleared out one section this past Sunday, but oh dear, there are so many sections still to go. It’s that hardcore kind of gardening too! The kind that by the end of a long day your back hurts, your hands and fingers sting, and you have no choice but to wear your fuzzy slippers to soothe your achy feet even though it’s 95 degrees out. I’m thinking I’ll need to locate my enthusiasm if I have any hope of tackling our jungle of the wild.I worked in our bedroom last week making just a few small decorative changes and also going in for a deep clean. It’s amazing what a few tiny improvements can do to a space. It has a whole new feel and I’m enjoying it so. I’m finding myself waking up in a better mood, and although I’m not a morning person, feeling quite happy with myself first thing. I still have a few small changes to make, but it seems to be getting there.In the cottage living room, the windows are open and the fresh air is blowing in. This is one of my all time favorite indulgences. And it’s such a simple thing. But open windows along with soft evening light make me feel like I’m on a beach get-away.Our cottage looks the coziest in the evening when the light is soft and the day is coming to an end. It’s probably all in my head though. It always looks better when the hard work is done, when it’s just about time for an ice cold beer and supper’s bubbling away in the oven. Everything looks better then.