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. […]
Hola Cottage Fix friends! This past week was the kiddos’ Spring Break and hubby was lucky enough to get some time off from work too. We planned a few days at Douthat State Park in the Allegheny Mountains in Virginia. The drive up I-64 was glorious with the red bud and dogwood trees both in full bloom. It was in the upper 70’s and we stopped for a picnic of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and chips along the way. We […]
Salutations! Last weekend we took the family on a day trip to pick fresh Fuji apples on Carter Mountain in Charlottesville, Virginia. Our teenage son has been hoping to go apple picking for the past couple of fall seasons and we kept putting it off because it’s a little over a two hour drive. We’re more of a one hour day trip kind of family, but we powered through. Grin. It was well worth the long trek! The drive was […]
We’re just back from our trip to South Nags Head where we were hard at work doing the beach – pool, beach – pool, beach – pool thing. It was a fun few days with family and friends making memories that we will cherish. These are a few shots from my iPhone while we were there. The waves were big and choppy… A sandpiper fleeing from a crashing wave… The pier we walked to along the shore… Honey is home […]
Hola Cottage Fix friends! Well, summer is truck truckin’ along and here on the east coast we’re soaking it in. We’re taking advantage of our local beaches more than ever this year, heading out with picnics on the weekends. And we just got home from a super fun road trip to the Outer Banks. I recently got the opportunity to try out a new beach towel from Aurorae. A nice beach towel really does make all the difference when trekking in […]
Hello there Cottage Fix friends! It was so nice to get away for a long weekend of sea breezes and sunshine, free from schedules. The water was a gorgeous aqua blue and full of marine life when we arrived in Corolla, North Carolina on Friday. We saw hundreds of fish flapping and popping up from the shore and pod after pod of dolphins swimming and leaping by. Apparently someone down the beach from us spotted a “shark”, but Mr. Manley […]
Salutations! I’m just back from a lovely little getaway to Buxton NC which is a small town on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I have been spending vacations in the Outer Banks since I was a little girl with my hair in pigtails and floaties on my arms. I can remember bobbing up and down in the waves with the sun beating down on my face, so much fun!
This past week was the kids’ spring break so I decided to drag the family to the Virginia coast for a little rest and relaxation getaway. We headed to First Landing State Park and rented a cozy cabin nestled in the woods. Considering this destination is less than an hour from our home, I’m not sure why we hadn’t taken advantage of it before now. But on the drive home we promised to head back over the summer on a […]