Cottage Fix winter days

Last night I drifted off to sleep to the steady drip of the melting snow. In the wee hours of the dark night I was awakened by the same drip, drip, drip, and then again early this morning. All through breakfast and well into the evening—drip, drip, drip. The snow’s melting away and leaving a mess of slush and muck in the place of its pure fresh beauty. We are finally starting to thaw out here after being under the spell of a winter white storm (Helena) along with a few days of warding off cabin fever. Honey and I took Miss Paisley out on several icy walks over the past few days that were followed by blow dry sessions to thaw out our icicle-laden frosty dog. She’s a real trooper! Cottage Fix blog - the back garden under a blanket of snow

Cottage Fix blog - winter snow storm January 2017

Cottage Fix blog - gray dayI don’t mind winter, but snow’s not really my thing. I can get into it for a day or two with a mug of hot chocolate and a bowl of something hot for supper. Then, I’m done. The winters on the east coast can have bouts of long gray days where I usually find myself cozying up inside after a morning trek on the nearby trail or trip to the gym. With the crispy crunchy days of autumn gone, I find myself suddenly dreaming of indoor projects and whipping up comfort food while still trying to stay somewhat in shape. The muffin top I’d managed to shrink some is making a grand reappearance though.

Cottage Fix blog - breakfast bowl with frozen blueberries, yogurt, and granola And with the lack of fresh berries at the market during these chilly months, I was ever so happy to find a “new to me” brand of frozen blueberries from Maine that are super sweet. My healthy breakfast bowl is back, so that’s a start.

Cottage Fix blog - linen pillow and winterWell, after several days of being cooped up in the ol’ cottage, I’m feeling a bit of a shuffle and fluff marathon coming on for tomorrow. With everyone having been home for so many days in a row, this shabby cottage of mine is in a state of disarray.  Nothing brings my energy back and spirits up like a good, steady pillow shuffle and tidy up afternoon of foofing and fluffing. And maybe a cup of tea.

Thanks for stopping in!

xoxo Sally

 

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8 thoughts on “Cottage Fix winter days

  1. Victoria

    It certainly does look so cozy and inviting in your cottage:) I can relate to enjoying a day or two of snow and then wanting it gone but it looks so beautiful while it’s there! We had a “cold snap” that involved several days in the 40’s, that was enough for me:)

    I’m having the urge to move things around also. I’m sort of stuck in one corner, I just can’t get it to look right. Guess I’ll have to keep at it! Hope you’re having a wonderful week, stay warm!

    1. sallysally Post author

      Thanks Victoria! I’m such a chicken about driving in the snow and ice that I can’t leave the house unless the hubby drives! lol Luckily for me, his work was shut down until yesterday so he was my chauffeur. Good luck getting that corner sorted! xo

  2. Mary Alice Patterson

    I love your beautiful photos of fresh fallen snow. Your home always looks so fresh and cozy. I have to admit I’m one of those crazies who like winter and cold and snow (maybe because we don’t get that much). Not a fan of the big fluctuations in temperatures.
    Mary Alice

    1. sallysally Post author

      Thanks so much Mary Alice! Yes, I know what you mean. It’s going up into the 70s today and it feels like spring, but there’s still piles of snow hanging around. It’s so weird! xo

  3. Julie

    Walks in the snow are great exercise, and the bundling up process is exercise, too, haha! Your photos make winter look appealing 😉 We are headed to Havana this weekend for a few days of sunshine and warm weather. We’re ready to escape the cold!

  4. Robin

    Such pretty pictures. Glad to hear things are warming up a bit for you. We just got a fresh dumping of the white stuff here and have dug ourselves out!

  5. Vickie

    What?! Your snow is melting already? It’s -25 this morning, so melting snow is a looooong way off for us. The views of your gardens under the cover of snow are so pretty! Enjoy your fluffing days! I’m off to do some fluffing of my own. Have a great weekend, Sally!

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