Monthly Archives: May 2015

flowers from the garden spring mantle

Well, we did it… a super-packed, fun-filled weekend with no projects or yard work in sight! I’m sure we’ll be paying for it next weekend, the jungle is closing in on us. It’s a little scary. Although I’m not convinced that an “all play” and “no work” weekend is entirely good for us. By Monday we were all pretty much grumpy and tired. There must be a healthy balance between the two and that’s exactly what I’ll be striving for […]

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purple irises and open windows

Hola fine friends! Happy Friday! I’m blogging in today under blue skies here on the east coast with the cool breezes blowing in. The air is fresh and the cottage windows are all popped open. And I’m thinkin’ it’s a good day to pick a bunch of purple lilacs from the back garden to liven things up in here. The stems around the edges of the irises tend to fall over as they bloom, so what’s a girl to do? […]

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6 tips for decorating with garden flowers

When it comes to decorating with fresh flowers, I can find a way to use just about anything that can be plucked from the garden. A little of this and a little of that whimsically arranged into a vase or basket or formed into a casual wreath is an easy way to transform a plain room into something bright and fresh. I love to place a tiny bouquet in our guest bath, on the windowsill or sink, to make our […]

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vintage mirrors and bright pink peonies

Salutations! I’ve been at it again, shuffling things around, up to shenanigans, or what Honey likes to call “up to no good!” He’ll be happy to know that this collection of vintage mirrors was created with the ones I had already acquired on another day when I was knee deep in some other shenanigans. I just brought them all together to hang out and get to know one another here on the big blank wall in our living room—the big […]

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the perfect shade of gray

Salutations Cottage Fix friends and fine people of the world wide web. Gray is all the buzz this year, that’s for sure. For more reasons than just being one of the hottest color trends of the year so I hear (haven’t read the book or seen the movie still, but I’m planning on it … ahem). Anyways, back to the color of the year, that tid bit is according to my mom who read that one of this year’s winner […]

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strawberry jello cake

Hola fine ladies of blogland! I’m blogging in today with a super strawberry -y jello cake that’s just as pretty as it is delicious. We’re not only celebrating Mother’s day this weekend, but also our son’s sixteenth birthday. When I asked him what kind of cake he wanted he requested a strawberry birthday cake with strawberry icing. It’s made with a doctored up box mix, which I mostly steer clear of because of the additives. I decided to give myself […]

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head over heels for spring

Salutations! We’re head over heels for spring here at Cottage Fix. As our garden begins to come back to life I can’t help but bring in a few bouquets to add a touch of cottage romance. Our azaleas are in full bloom and I’m enjoying this week of beautiful spring weather, dining with the flowers, and just being outside with the grass and the birds. This past weekend, honey and I joined a few friends and we all road our bikes […]

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