Monthly Archives: November 2015

blush painted dresser in Annie Sloan Antoinette chalk paint

Salutations! I’m blogging in today under sunny skies and crisp fall air. After two full days of showers and steady rain, the change is so welcome. This was my grandma’s dresser that she used in her sewing room to store fabrics and threads, buttons and such. I spent many hours plopped down on her sewing room floor watching her sew and flipping through her encyclopedia Britannica collection. Do you remember those? Now I wish I would’ve payed closer attention to […]

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birthday flowers and a winner

All good things going on here today. It’s my birthday, I’m showing off my birthday flowers, and there’s a winner from last weeks give-away. I had my son pick a number and he chose number two. Kelly from The Essence Of Home, it’s you. I hope you enjoy your new yoga mat as much as I do mine. I brought home pink and yellow roses for my birthday week. We like to claim the entire week, sometimes even the whole month. Hmm… I […]

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apple picking on Carter Mountain

Salutations! Last weekend we took the family on a day trip to pick fresh Fuji apples on Carter Mountain in Charlottesville, Virginia. Our teenage son has been hoping to go apple picking for the past couple of fall seasons and we kept putting it off because it’s a little over a two hour drive. We’re more of a one hour day trip kind of family, but we powered through. Grin. It was well worth the long trek! The drive was […]

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yoga for fitness and an Aurorae give-away

Hola Cottage Fix friends! A few months back I mentioned that Mr. Macho and I started a wellness makeover—the muffin top and potbelly had gotten out of control I’m afraid. We began counting calories, drinking more water, walking more, and lifting weights at our local YMCA. I also started taking a few yoga and cardio classes, sometimes on my own and sometimes with friends. I must admit, it was much easier to start a new class knowing a buddy was […]

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rainy day projects and Paisley’s fall crochet

What a long wet rainy day. Doesn’t the first Monday after the time change seem to go on forever! I always have a hard time adjusting to the time change, I’m like a toddler I guess. My internal clock just keeps on ticking — I’m hungry for lunch at ten AM and ready for lights out by 8 at night. Paisley is enjoying her new fall crochet sweater on this long soaker of a Monday. I couldn’t resist sharing it with […]

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