Category Archives: The Cottage

High Hopes and Fingers Crossed

High Hopes and Fingers Crossed The weather is absolutely beautiful, isn’t it?! I have spent a good deal of the past four days outside gardening. We’ve cleared parts of the yard, burned brush, planted seeds, and finished installing the rest … Continue reading

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Spring Has Finally Sprung!

With the warmer weather comes all sorts of interesting (and sometimes annoying) folks. Take the turds who did this to The Cottage sometime on Wednesday night or early Thursday morning… And a close up… Ugh. So we painted over it, … Continue reading

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This Weekend’s Work

Saturday… Bring on the Army! The visit from the city earlier in the week lit a fire under my butt. So I called on some of those priority fixes… Stabilize The Cottage by finishing the south back wall with siding … Continue reading

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I Should Be Painting, But…

I woke up this morning with an IDEA.   You know the kind. It is the solution to a problem which has been swirling around in your head for the longest time. In my case, it had to do with … Continue reading

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The Cottage Gets a Facelift

My wrists are aching and I am worn out! But thanks to my amazing family, friends, neighbors and more – here is what we managed to get done today. Nearly the entire house has its first coat of paint, and … Continue reading

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Penny Floor Obsessed

Someone save me from myself, because I’m about to walk off a cliff and dive into the land of pennies. I’m serious. But before I tell you about my latest obsession, I will update you on the Homes Tour. The … Continue reading

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Cottage Reno and Homes Tour

Each morning, at around 3 o’clock, I wake up. I call it the witching hour. I’m lucky if I can get back to sleep, because as soon as my feet hit the floor and I walk into the bathroom, my … Continue reading

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Cap Guns and Cold-Blooded Murder

Our work on The Cottage continues. Just when I thought we had run out of discoveries to be made, our contractor Jay and a neighbor kid who is doing some work for us found some old newspapers, a porcelain doorknob, … Continue reading

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Deals, Kindness, and Home

Gotta Love Savers We went by Savers last Saturday. For those not in the know, Savers is a used clothing (and more) store. I discovered it when my eldest daughter was an infant and have been shopping there faithfully for … Continue reading

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First You Have to Make a Mess…

Making a Mess Last weekend I began working in the back bedroom, moving forward through the house. Sledgehammer in hand, safety goggles and respirator on my face, I tackled the walls. There is something cathartic about smashing a wall all … Continue reading

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