Monthly Archives: December 2014

happy 2015

So here we are again fine ladies of blogland and friends that have found your way to my little corner of the world wide web, another year has passed by in a blink. The cottage is looking quite bare as I’ve been packing away baubles and glitz and dreaming of what the New Year might have in store. I have to say I’ve always found the New Year to be a little bittersweet, sort of like saying farewell to the […]

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we went down hard

Well Cottage Fix friends, my daughter and I went down and we went down hard. I thought it might be the stress and business of the season, but really I knew it was just a bad case of the cooties! We both got a big ole dose of that nasty flu bug that is hitting our country hard this season. This will be my second Christmas in a row stuck on the sofa missing out on some of the festivities. […]

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“The Christmas Waltz”

  Frosted window panes, candles gleaming inside Painted candy canes on the tree Santa’s on his way, he’s filled his sleigh with things Things for you and for me It’s that time of year when the world falls in love Every song you hear seems to say “Merry Christmas” “May your New Year dreams come true” And this song of mine in three-quarter time Wishes you and yours the same thing, too “The Christmas Waltz” was written by Sammy Cahn […]

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fresh pine and more cottage Christmas

Salutations from the little Christmas cottage on the East Coast that’s soaking in the Christmas magic and maybe running around a little like a chicken with it’s head cut off! Ya know they really do that. My mom has a story or two about my great grandmother and her farm and chickens and you see where this is going. The cottage is all decked out. I like to keep things fairly simple and the kiddos like to put out every […]

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easy overnight sticky buns for Christmas morning

Every season I try to come up with an easy treat to whip up for the family on Christmas morning. A few years ago I tried already prepared frozen treats that thaw overnight and you bake in the morning. Another year I made Belgium yeast waffles that had to be started the night before. I started this yummy confection last night and this morning just popped it in oven to bake at 350 degrees F (175 C for the rest […]

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the magic of Christmas

Ok you guys. It’s here – the hustle and bustle, the energy of the holiday season. What it is exactly, it’s hard to say. You can feel it in the air and see it in the sparkle of the night. It tickles your nose in the chilly air and kisses your toes by the roaring fire. It’s the magic of Christmas and it sneaks up on you when your not looking. For me, it has always been the tree. I […]

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3 easy ways to use fresh greenery for Christmas cottage style

Hola Cottage Fix friends! Are we all decorating, and baking, and shopping, and being jolly little Christmas elves? I’ve only started with the first – decorating. And we still haven’t had the time to get together to decorate our tree. The kiddos are extra busy with school this time of year. And I like to make a big production of it, ya know? Christmas music, hot cocoa, and a roaring fire. And maybe I’ll wear my red pajamas, it’s fun like that! […]

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the tree is here so…

The tree is here so I had to change some things around. I’m sure I’m not the only one shuffling things around because of a little ole tree. Am I? So what did I change? It’s just the centerpiece and not the furniture this year; we went with a smaller tree than usual. Some people around here aren’t so happy about that, but every year we bring home a giant tree, move around furniture, and the monster tree overwhelms our […]

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