Monthly Archives: August 2015

late summer styling in the dining room

Hola! This summer has flown by and the kiddos only have one tiny little week left before school starts back up. Poor dears! It was a fun summer though—lots of outings to the local beaches and walks on the nearby trail. I’m blogging in today from the dining room with some styling to reflect the  summer’s nearing end. Oh the agony, the horror! Say it ain’t so! The top of the china hutch has remained mostly empty for the entire […]

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a road trip to South Nags Head, NC

We’re just back from our trip to South Nags Head where we were hard at work doing the beach – pool, beach – pool, beach – pool thing. It was a fun few days with family and friends making memories that we will cherish. These are a few shots from my iPhone while we were there. The waves were big and choppy…   The view of the sand and sea from our deck… A sandpiper fleeing from a crashing wave… […]

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cottage fix sunny sunflowers

Hola Cottage Fix friends! We’re heading to the beaches of North Carolina tomorrow for some sand and surf, but mostly sand. It should be fun. We rented a big beach cottage right on the water and all of our family will be there. The East Coast Surf Competition is happening this week in Virginia Beach and it’s supposed to continue next week in the Outer Banks. So hopefully we’ll see lots of hang ten dudes and dudettes practicing. These are […]

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Cottage Fix fresh blue hydrangeas from the market

Good morning Cottage Fix friends. We have flowers here looking pretty on the window sill in our living room, fresh blue hydrangeas from the market. I’m on a blue kick at the moment, which is really no different from any other time I guess. I went thinking pink and came home with blue. And my daughter sweet talked me into sunflowers for the guest bathroom too. She really had to lay it on thick – wink. I’m such a sucker […]

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Sally verses the curtains: round two!

I’m here again, blogging in the family room again, about curtains again. Thank you all for the sweet compliments you left last week about my newly painted pale blue family room and warm white window treatments. And it was also nice to hear from some of you that I’m not the only one that has a hard time when it comes to dressing windows. There may be 50 shades of grey, but I’m fairly certain there are a zillion shades […]

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barely blue wall color and warm white drapes

Salutations! Well it’s hot here on the east coast to say the least. When I headed out for my morning walk with Paisley it didn’t seem that bad. But, I’m just back now from errands and it’s thick and muggy! So glad to be here in the AC with my freshly painted barely blue walls. I’m here in the family room today with a new barely blue wall color and creamy white drapes on our back slider. Actually the blue […]

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