Tag Archives: Christmas

fresh pine and more cottage Christmas

Salutations from the little Christmas cottage on the East Coast that’s soaking in the Christmas magic and maybe running around a little like a chicken with it’s head cut off! Ya know they really do that. My mom has a story or two about my great grandmother and her farm and chickens and you see where this is going. The cottage is all decked out. I like to keep things fairly simple and the kiddos like to put out every […]

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easy overnight sticky buns for Christmas morning

Every season I try to come up with an easy treat to whip up for the family on Christmas morning. A few years ago I tried already prepared frozen treats that thaw overnight and you bake in the morning. Another year I made Belgium yeast waffles that had to be started the night before. I started this yummy confection last night and this morning just popped it in oven to bake at 350 degrees F (175 C for the rest […]

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the magic of Christmas

Ok you guys. It’s here – the hustle and bustle, the energy of the holiday season. What it is exactly, it’s hard to say. You can feel it in the air and see it in the sparkle of the night. It tickles your nose in the chilly air and kisses your toes by the roaring fire. It’s the magic of Christmas and it sneaks up on you when your not looking. For me, it has always been the tree. I […]

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3 easy ways to use fresh greenery for Christmas cottage style

Hola Cottage Fix friends! Are we all decorating, and baking, and shopping, and being jolly little Christmas elves? I’ve only started with the first – decorating. And we still haven’t had the time to get together to decorate our tree. The kiddos are extra busy with school this time of year. And I like to make a big production of it, ya know? Christmas music, hot cocoa, and a roaring fire. And maybe I’ll wear my red pajamas, it’s fun like that! […]

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the tree is here so…

The tree is here so I had to change some things around. I’m sure I’m not the only one shuffling things around because of a little ole tree. Am I? So what did I change? It’s just the centerpiece and not the furniture this year; we went with a smaller tree than usual. Some people around here aren’t so happy about that, but every year we bring home a giant tree, move around furniture, and the monster tree overwhelms our […]

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a Christmas wreath of juniper and rosemary from the garden

Salutations! I’m blogging in today with a sweet whimsical DIY wreath to add a bit of Christmas curb appeal to any cottage. I just made this little guy using clippings of juniper and rosemary from the garden. It’s not flashy, but it’s just enough. I was planning on purchasing one when we picked out our tree. But they all looked so dried out and I was afraid if the wind blew the wrong way it just might vanish into a puff […]

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cottage Christmas living room and a tiny tree

I finally made it into the attic and my son helped me unload way too many boxes of ornaments and lights. The front garden is all lit up with white twinkly lights, make that halfway lit up since I ran out of twinklies about halfway through the front bushes. And so it begins… I found the tiny silver ornaments in the attic and my daughter decorated the tiny little tree in the entry to our living room. It was kinda […]

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