Monthly Archives: December 2015

a stary bright New Year!

Hidy Ho Cottage Fix friends! We are enjoying some “sink on into it” time off around here. My honey took off a full two weeks for the holidays so he has been home the entire time the kiddos are home for Winter Break. We are enjoying some serious do-nothing kind of days. We shopped at the fancy supermarket in town, cooked seafood, enjoyed late loungy suppers and even later mornings. We went to the gym, hung out with friends and […]

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pink roses at Christmas

Salutations Cottage Fix friends! How’s the decorating, shopping, baking, and Christmas shenanigans going at your place. We’re moving right along here. Give me just one more afternoon in the shops and my list will be completely checked off. I’d also like to bake a few holiday treats if this cold I’m fighting ever clears. Why in the world I get a cold at Christmastime each and every year is beyond me. I’m trying to stay peachy bright in spite though.My […]

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Christmastime at cottage fix

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Cottage Fix friends! I kept our little cottage simple and sweet this year, and a tad on the traditional side too. I used fresh greenery, white twinkle lights, and shots of red to create a traditional cottage style Christmas. The mantle is done up with fresh pine garland, pine cones, and white twinkle lights.To add a bit of red, I tied red velvet around plain white candles. I used the extra tree trunk as candle […]

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Blog It Forward with Wayfair

Salutations! I’m blogging in today with a big chill on the way Cottage Fix friends and it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. There’s something about this time of year that seems to put a magnifying glass on life; things that are happy seem happier and things that are sad much sadder. Well it seems that I have the chance to spread a bit of good in my tiny slice of the world. So here we go… I’m happy […]

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Happy Birthday Miss Paisley

Hola Cottage Fix friends! Paisley the miniature schnauzer just turned two on December 13. Happy birthday sweet girl! All she got on her birthday were some extra table scraps so I wanted to do a little something more. I guess traipsing one decked out puppy around the ole cottage and setting her up for pictures is mostly for me though. She is usually such a great sport, but a little on the hard side to photograph today. Yesterday she went […]

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Cottage Fix Christmas greenery and garlands

Salutations! Cottage Fix is doused in fresh greenery and garlands and it feels like Christmas at last. It’s funny, each year as the holiday season begins I worry that I don’t feel very Christmasy. The stores decorate, the songs play, and the parties start, but Christmas seems like it’s just flirting with me on the sidelines rather than asking me to dance. And then, bit by bit the wonder, the bustle, the traditions—they slowly come. Sometimes ever elusive and sometimes […]

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Cottage Fix lighty up Christmas

Hola Cottage Fix friends! The tree is up, the fire is lit, and the twinkle lights are twinkling. It’s all cozy and bright in here for the holiday season. I always keep the kids in mind when I decorate for Christmas, they have some strong opinions about what things should look like. A Christmas tree that reaches the stars was at the top of their wishlist, so I went with as close as I could find—ceiling height. Red is also […]

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cottage style wrapping station – no stress Christmas

Well hello there busy Christmas elves of the world wide webernet! I’m feeling quite happy with myself on this fourth day of December as we count down to the big day. I’m one happy chappy and I hope to spread this good cheer your way. I’m trying to stay organized and keep things simple this year, I tend to get way too carried away. Last year this time we were just starting up a full fledged bathroom remodel—it was crazy. That […]

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