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Friday flowers lingering garden blooms

Happy Friday! I’m blogging in today with a collection of lingering blooms from our back garden. It’s so nice to step out and still be greeted by a sea of bright color this late in the season. All the rain we’re getting along with the mild temperatures, things just keep on blooming. This weekend is forecast to be a rainy blustery few days with hurricane Matthew looming to our South. I hope everyone down there stays safe! I painted the trim […]

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Friday flowers from the late summer garden

Hello there Cottage Fix friends from the Virginia coast with a tropical storm heading our way. Hermine is headed straight for the Florida pan handle, and then forecast to make its way up the east coast. Those 70s I was dreaming of are looking more and more like they’ll be accompanied by buckets and buckets of rain, rain, rain. I’m still holding out hope for the sunshine and cool air to blow in on Sunday, but it looks more like […]

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working in the late summer garden and pavers

Hola Cottage Fix friends! It’s starting to cool down here near the coast now that we’re heading into September, and I hear we’re in for a real treat come Friday. I’m anxiously awaiting the weekend forecast which is promised to be in the upper 70’s with low humidity. I can hardly wait to open up the house and let the fresh air in. Without a doubt four of my favorite words to hear are — “Let’s open the windows!” and […]

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just another mopsy, flopsy drop cloth cover

Good summer morning to you Cottage Fix friends! It looks like another moppy drop cloth chair cover has made its way into our shabby little cottage with the pokey little rooms, creaky wooden floors, and fresh summer ivy sneaking up the the exterior of the sun porch. I’m in love with this super easy, super cheap look that adds effortless cottage style to our living room without a lot of fuss. When I say easy—buy a drop cloth, wash it, […]

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hydrangeas and the flag

Salutations! We’re in the midst of a lounge-y four day holiday weekend with lots of cooking, gardening, vegging out on the sofa, and biking and hiking in the nearby trails. It’s been a mix of sunshine and storms which we’re really enjoying. An afternoon storm at the end of a hot humid day is always a treat for me, as long as I’m already at home that is. The storms roll in and pound us with rain and lightning, exiting […]

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Purple hydrangeas from my parent’s garden

Salutations! My parents brought me these ginormous purple hydrangeas from their garden early last week. After posting a photo of them on Instagram I realized that purple is not a common hydrangea color. So I asked my padre about them. He explained that he sprinkles lime around the base of the plants yearly to keep the soil pH levels up and help create the deep purple hew. Both of my parents are blessed with green thumbs that they inherited from their […]

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evening light

Hello there Cottage Fix friends! It’s starting to feel a bit like summer here in Virginia and I’m diggin’ it. This past weekend we spent Saturday afternoon at the beach with friends, and Sunday Farmer Brown and I tackled the front garden. We’re on a mission this summer, let me tell ya! Every flower bed in our yard is overtaken with ivy and weeds (I blame all the rain, rain, rain). The ivy is climbing high up into the trees […]

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cottage fix Friday Flowers from the garden

Happy Friday Cottage Fix friends! Well, it’s been another one of those weeks with never-ending clouds and rain here on the ol’ coast of VA. And rain is in our forecast for both days this upcoming weekend. Ah man, the weird thing is I’m actually getting used to it. I keep thinking this is what it must be like to live in Seattle, the rain just keeps on coming and the coffee just keeps on brewing. Once I’m settled into a […]

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