Tag Archives: summer

Farmhouse style heirlooms and Friday flowers

Good summer morning to you Cottage Fix friends! It’s still feeling like summertime here near the Virginia coast, that I can say for sure. I’m dreading the forecast for tomorrow, a heat index of over 100 degrees. The only way to endure the outdoors in stifling heat like that is to be near the shore. But Mr. Manly and I have somewhat of a track record of participating in silly shenanigans, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if a […]

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Cottage Fix beach days

Hola Cottage Fix friends! The beach was so lovely this past Sunday with cool clear water and a soft breeze. Even though these are the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, sometimes the dolphins make there way here to swim and play in the gentle waves. Unfortunately, the jellies glide on in too. The highlight of our day was feeding the seagulls Sun Chips, they get all feisty and funny. Pretty and  unusual red sails. This seagull was the boss! Grin! […]

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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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Cottage Fix something beachy

Hola Cottage Fix friends! We’re melting into summertime here on the East Coast and the heat and humidity are right here with us. Honey took last week off and we spent a few days on the Outer Banks of North Carolina sinking our feet into the sand and soaking up the sun. We drifted into deep chill mode enjoying three full days of sunshine, shell hunting, and ocean waves, and then ended the week with a bit of a stay-cation. […]

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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 summer bathroom doused in whites

Hola Cottage Fix friends! The first few times I shared our bathroom remodel with you I was always so careful to crop out the throne whenever possible. This made it especially challenging to photograph. But I just decided it’s a bathroom and it’s got a pot, wouldn’t be much of a bathroom without one! I’m sure you all assumed we put one in there. Grin. So today I’m sharing images of the kiddos summertime bathroom, and yes, it has a […]

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