Monthly Archives: July 2015

balance for well being

Hello there fine people of blogland! So much has been happening around here this summer and I’m finding it hard to remember just how it all started. And I’m sure you’re dying to hear the whole thing from start to finish. Grin. I guess it was with an Iphone app, My Fitness Pal. Some of honey’s coworkers introduced him to this calorie-counting, nutrition-tracking app, and we both became obsessed with tracking our daily caloric intake. I quickly realized that I […]

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day trip by the shore

We had such a lovely day on Wednesday at one of our local beaches; it’s just as dreamy as the beaches of the Atlantic in it’s own way. These are the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. While we were there the water was clear and cool, a little choppy,  and we saw a pod of dolphins swim by. We ate salads and baguette sandwiches, chatted about the summer, swam in the small waves, and soaked up the warm sun.  It […]

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Cottage Fix rustic baskets and summer whites

Salutations! We’re in the midst of a serious heat wave here on the east coast; I’m certain you could fry an egg on the blacktop in the afternoons. The air is thick and alive with the sounds of cicadas. I’m ever so happy to get through with my morning walk and retire to the air conditioning for the remainder of these hot, muggy days. I’m having a good ole time rearranging, shuffling mirrors around, and catching up on the massive […]

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to the beach!

Hola Cottage Fix friends! Well, summer is truck truckin’ along and here on the east coast we’re soaking it in. We’re taking advantage of our local beaches more than ever this year, heading out with picnics on the weekends.  And we just got home from a super fun road trip to the Outer Banks. I recently got the opportunity to try out a new beach towel from Aurorae. A nice beach towel really does make all the difference when trekking in […]

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sea breezes and sunshine

Hello there Cottage Fix friends! It was so nice to get away for a long weekend of sea breezes and sunshine, free from schedules. The water was a gorgeous aqua blue and full of marine life when we arrived in Corolla, North Carolina on Friday. We saw hundreds of fish flapping and popping up from the shore and pod after pod of dolphins swimming and leaping by. Apparently someone down the beach from us spotted a “shark”, but Mr. Manley […]

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cream cheese pound cake – heirloom recipes

Hello there Cottage Fix friends. We’re gearing up for a beach trip to the Outer Banks—take two. Looks like we might actually make it there this time; I’m feeling better, honey has off from work, and the kiddos have Fridays off from their summer school programs. I’m baking a couple of cakes to take along on our road trip—the banana bread I always make and this cream cheese pound cake from my grandmother’s handwritten cookbook. I grew up on pound […]

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