Tag Archives: cozy

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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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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cozy new French-ish chair

Good morning Cottage Fix friends! Another day, another Cottage Fix chair. It’s a French-ish sort of chair upholstered in a textured flax fabric and it makes me smile. Yes, it’s a real charmer that’s for sure. Funny enough, it’s the one and only piece of upholstered furniture in the house. That would be mostly because of the kiddos, Miss Paisley, and my love of a good Pinot Noir. I haven’t decided if it will be for sitting in or just […]

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Miss Paisley and a bundle of fluff

Salutations! Look who decided to help me change the sheets today—it’s Miss Paisley the miniature schnauzer. She does this every time I make the bed. Which is, of course, daily. Grin. “Hey guys, I like soft snugly bundles of fluffy stuff.” Yes, it’s true. As I’m writing this, it reminds me of one of my son’s childhood friends, a sweet little girl that lived in our apartment complex in California. They were in preschool together at the end of our […]

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walking, running, and a cable knit throw I just can’t live without

Hello there. Ahem…I recently bought myself a little present — tisk tisk. While it may be a weird time of year to add a chunky cable knit throw (that I don’t really need) to the cottage decor, I ordered this from Pottery Barn’s end of season sale. A Pottery Barn sale equals little to no will power on my part. I check from time to time to see if there’s anything on the sale page I just can’t live without, and […]

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simple winter styling at Cottage Fix

What is happening? This is not the kind of winter we’re used to around here, it’s a real winter wonderland out there. Well, Cottage Fix friends I’ve decided to stop all of my whining and complaining and happily succumb to winter’s embrace. Yes, we’re friends now. The cottage is all cozied up with candlelight, warm blankets, and hot tea. Now this is how to enjoy winter. It’s quiet and still outside, really so peaceful. Outside the garden is covered in […]

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colorful vintage quilts to brighten up our weary cottage

Hello there Cottage Fix friends! I’ve been infusing our cottage with color using these lovely vintage quilts to make things happy all around. I’m home here all week with my daughter while she’s recovering from her second ear surgery, which turned out to be more intense and invasive than the surgery she had on her other ear this past summer. She’s a trooper though, she never ceases to amaze me. So I’ve been making lots of mac & cheese and […]

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a thrifty find

bench with hand knit ivory throw

Every now and then I run across an estate sale that should have a sign posted at the entrance stating “shop at your own risk!”  The sale where I found this lovely ivory throw was just one of those scrappy, push and pull kind of sales.  It’s like trying to keep your head above water in a storm, surrounded by sharks, and constantly getting toppled by waves.  It’s funny how excited estate sale junkies get over rummaging through another person’s […]

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