Monthly Archives: October 2015

shabby door with Parisian Gray chalk paint

Well hello there Cottage Fix friends! It’s been busy for me here this week, partly because Mr. Manly is away on business so I’m doing his chores too. He really helps out more than I thought around here. I hope he doesn’t see that I said that! And partly because whenever he goes out of town, I like to keep myself busy with shenanigans of the painting and shopping variety. Some of my best online purchases were made when Mr. […]

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rosemary and onion focaccia bread

Hola Cottage Fix friends! I’m trying my best to focus on blogging while there’s a warm rosemary and onion focaccia bread waiting for me in the other room. It’s hard. This is one of those recipes I think about often, it’s simple and so delicious. It’s full of fresh flavors, but rich enough to really satisfy if you’re craving something on the naughty list. When your out of ideas for the perfect potluck take-along appetizer, this focaccia recipe also travels […]

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my farmhouse bench poses as a coffee table

Good morning Cottage Fix friends! I’m blogging in today under sunny autumn skies, although the temperature dipped down into the low thirties last night. It’s unseasonably cool here for this time of year. Let’s just say I found myself sitting on one of the warm radiators this morning listening to them creak and crack back to life after a long summer’s break. I love radiator heat, it’s so cozy.We started our first fire of the season last night, complete with […]

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cottage fix Friday Flower Power

Happy Friday!! I’m blogging in today with Friday’s flowers, I brought home bright fuchsia and pale pink carnations to add to my farmhouse bench in the living room. Things are lookin’ up! It’s been quite a week here in this silly little cottage with the silly little family, that’s for sure. After last weeks super busy weekend and all the excitement going on this week, we are so ready for a nice relaxing couple of days. Well I’m off to the gym […]

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Cottage Fix bottles and roses window art

Salutations! It’s playtime here at Cottage Fix. Oh yes this fine weather we’re having has got me in a cheery mood indeed. I created a whimsical window display with recycled bottles, white pitchers, and fresh roses. This is my favorite little corner at the moment with pink and purple blooms, Miss French Flax chair, and a nubby warm blanket. I keep coming in here to work, but really I sit and gaze at my window art display. Somebody snap me […]

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cozyin’ up the sun porch and a coffee table shuffle

Good morning Cottage Fix crew! We had ourselves quite a lovely weekend here. Busy, but nice. There were Indian lunches and wine suppers, coffees and long walks, and to top it all off a drive out to Williamsburg to watch my daughter race in a cross country event. It was misty raining, of course, but still fun. And then Saturday night both of our teenagers went to a high school dance and that was so exciting too. When we awoke […]

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Cottage Fix fall planting and pumpkins

Hola Cottage Fix friends! We have sun, warm bright glorious sun. Yesterday the clouds finally decided to break apart and sunshine filled my day. To celebrate I took Miss Paisley on a field trip to our local garden center for plants and pumpkins. She was a big hit, somewhat of a crazy dog though after four days of stormy weather! I’m sure she gets that from me. I picked out a couple of fairy tale pumpkins and also a large […]

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