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Crunchy-Topped Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Casserole

Breakfast foods have become my favorite thing to make lately at the #1905Cottage. For Easter I decided to try making a new kind of french toast creation. After experimenting a little I came up with this Crunchy-Topped French Toast Casserole. Make this dish for a beautiful breakfast or brunch recipe that will wow your guests. The crunchy topping is out of this world!! The secret ingredient … [Read more...]

Win a Trip for 2 to Iceland!!

If you follow me on Instagram you might know that I went to Iceland a couple of weeks ago. ICELAND!! I still can't believe I was there. It really was a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Iceland is now my favorite place - for real. I fell in love with everything about it. I am trying to convince my kids that we should move there - that's how much I loved it! You can find out more about all of the FUN … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Help Your Kids Keep their Bathroom Clean!

I love Springtime! The warm weather. The flowers. And of course Spring Cleaning. NOT. Actually I do love getting my home all cleaned out after the winter and letting fresh air in. But after all of these springs of getting my home cleaner, I have found out something a little mind-blowing. If you keep your home semi-organized, it's not such a HUGE deal to do Spring Cleaning. My mom always said "A … [Read more...]

Spring Patio Entertaining Ideas!

I get so excited when the weather warms up and Spring is in the air. One of my favorite parts of the 1905 Cottage Addition was turning the tiny 1-car garage space into a patio. I put a short fence in the front for a little privacy and a gate for easy entry. I also put an arbor over the gate. This little space is great for entertaining. So when BHG gave me the theme of Spring Outdoor … [Read more...]

Living Room Campout Party!

One of our favorite things to do at the 1905 Cottage is movie night. So when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment sent us an advance copy of the Open Season: Scared Silly video, we thought it would be fun to take our movie night up a notch and make it into a Living Room Campout Party! The kids loved the thought of creating a tent over the couch and creating campout-themed food! Living Room Campout … [Read more...]

1905 Cottage Addition: Pergola/Trellis Update

1905 Addition: Pergola/Trellis Update. I’ve had so much fun working on the 1905 Cottage addition. We love living in our “new” old home. And this year I’ll be talking all about the addition and sharing all the details – including the good and bad of turning a vintage home into a modern home on a budget. Today I am sharing how I used a lightweight and inexpensive pergola to tie the old side … [Read more...]

Egg and Potato Skillet Fritatta

Egg and Potato Skillet Frittata. I have never been much of a breakfast person. Probably because I'm not a huge fan of cold cereal. But lately I am loving making breakfast recipes at the cottage. I think it's probably because I usually have all of chickadees under the same roof on Saturday nights, so Sunday mornings I love making a big brunch for the kids. Here's one of our favorites lately - Egg … [Read more...]

Gold Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Printable

It's always fun to do something to celebrate little holidays. Here is a Gold shamrock printable that is so cute on a desk, mantel or shelf. Just print it off and put it in a frame. It's also a fun way to tell someone important in your life that you appreciate them. Pair it up with a cute four-leaf-clover plant! LUCKY ME Shamrock gold printable. The plants I used are Oxalis Shamrock and … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day LUCKY Banner and printables

Here's an easy way to bring St. Patrick's Day into your home! It's so easy to make a quick banner for your home. Just print it off, string it up and add some ribbon. Add a little green happiness to your home. I also am sharing some easy ways to create a LUCKY mantel too! St. Patrick's Day LUCKY Banner and Printables. And I also added a few other elements to my mantel to compliment the … [Read more...]

Spring Watering Can Wreath!

I love making wreaths. And I am always looking for new wreaths to make. This year I thought it would be fun to make a watering can into a door hanging. It seriously takes 10 minutes to make. Spring Watering Can Wreath. I found the watering can at Michaels. And then I just added some faux tulips inside the watering can and hung it from a ribbon on the door. And then added a ribbon to the … [Read more...]