Tag Archives: winter

Cottage Fix Christmas wreath and a pouf

Salutations! The baubles and chintz are down from the attic patiently waiting for our tree to arrive, the outdoor twinkle lights are up, and the pumpkins are still hanging around from Halloween. It would appear Cottage Fix is suffering an identity crisis. Time seems to fly by this time of year and there never seems to be enough of it. My thought this holiday season is to slow things down and enjoy this magical time of year with my family, […]

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Sunday Supper – Guinness beef stew

Salutations! It’s another chilly day here at Cottage Fix, and I’m craving a hearty warm supper. It always makes me feel all cozy to have a pot simmering on the stove top. I just can’t seem get in the mood for salad when there’s snow out there, it doesn’t seem right. This is one of my favorite kind of recipes, an easy one-pot beauty layered with the flavors of herbs, root vegetables, and beer – Guinness beer that is. It […]

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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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my poor little frozen cottage

Happy Saturday! Is it cold where you are? They’re saying we’re getting ready to thaw out here and I so can’t wait. We awoke yesterday to frigid temps, ice and snow remaining on the neighborhood roadways, and frozen pipes. When the wind blows, the outdoors sorta creaks and crackles. My poor little frozen cottage. Where are you Spring? The kiddos have been off from school all week, that’s one long snow day. There’s been lots of fun sledding and hot […]

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bye bye winter blahs!

Hola Cottage Fix friends! How’s things your way? We are having one of those glorious Sunday’s here on the East Coast with loads of sunshine and fair skies, one of those days that trick you into thinking Spring might just come hopping around the corner any minute. Well, I know better as I’m a bit obsessed with the weather. I’m always happy to chat about the snow they’re calling for on Tuesday and to find another weather lover to go […]

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happy 2015

So here we are again fine ladies of blogland and friends that have found your way to my little corner of the world wide web, another year has passed by in a blink. The cottage is looking quite bare as I’ve been packing away baubles and glitz and dreaming of what the New Year might have in store. I have to say I’ve always found the New Year to be a little bittersweet, sort of like saying farewell to the […]

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hot chocolate

enjoying hot chocolate by the fire

On a chilly winter day what is better than snuggling up by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate?  This recipe is rich, if not completely decadent, and whats even better is that it only takes three ingredients! It’s almost as easy as opening up the packet of hot coco powder mix, which I also enjoy.  We’ve been on a bit of a hot chocolate kick lately.  It’s not every year that winter in Virginia gets so bitterly cold […]

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