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a touch of cottage fix fall

Cottage Fix blog - pears and candlelight

Autumn’s Embrace The cool crisp air blew in like an old friendAnd with each step, we were greeted by crackling leavesThe landscape glowed warm amber all aroundAnd enveloped us with a blanket of affection As we walkedHand in hand through the days of autumn’s embrace Happy Fall! I added pears and candlelight to our mantel for a touch of fall ambiance. And in our living room, a few more pears and candlelight along with a bouquet of white blooms for […]


cottage fix pumpkins, flowers, pears, and pine cones

Happy fall! With the air getting cooler and the trees painting the sky a warm autumnal glow, fall is my favorite for sure. I love trekking through the trail with the sound of crunching leaves underfoot, popping a roast into the slow cooker, and winding down the day with a toasty fire and cup of hot cocoa. The hubby has been adding Bailey’s Irish Cream to his hot chocolate, which if you haven’t ever tried, is quite amazing! The kiddos […]


cottage fix Autumn decorating

Happy Fall Cottage Fix friends! Autumn has made its way to the coast of Virginia with cool crisp air, colorful leaves, and the days growing shorter. After the long humid summer we’ve endured, this is a welcome change for sure. This is one of my favorite times of year in our town.  And although I don’t go all out for Halloween and Thanksgiving decorating, I like a sprinkle of Autumn decorations here and there. Candlelight and flowers are always so […]


flowers from the garden spring mantel

Well, we did it… a super-packed, fun-filled weekend with no projects or yard work in sight! I’m sure we’ll be paying for it next weekend, the jungle is closing in on us. It’s a little scary. Although I’m not convinced that an “all play” and “no work” weekend is entirely good for us. By Monday we were all pretty much grumpy and tired. There must be a healthy balance between the two and that’s more of what what we’ll be […]