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Stuff We Love – My 12 Favorite Things Holiday Ideas!

Stuff We Love - My 12 Favorite Things  Stuff We Love My 12 Favorite Things I am so excited to share some of my favorite things that I love! I'm participating in a fun series with 18 bloggers who are sharing their FAVORITES with you! I can't wait to see all of the favorites - from fashion, beauty, DIY and home decor. This is going to be SO fun! You can find the links to all 18 bloggers at … [Read more...]

My Favorite Things Giveaway 2016!!

There are a few extra special things that I look forward to every year. One is participating in the Favorite Things Giveaway!! It's the most wonderful time of the year, and I'm excited to share another year of My Favorite Things Giveaway! I've joined with 30 creative bloggers total, also sharing their favorite things, and each of us are having a giveaway. That means 30 winners total! Not only … [Read more...]

Four Ways to Wear The Perfect Little Black Dress

Four Ways to Wear The Perfect Little Black Dress The Perfect modest little black dress   Every girl needs The Perfect little black dress It's almost as elusive as a unicorn - you know it might exist, but that perfect black dress remains something almost every girl is always on the look out for. So when I saw a little black dress that seemed perfect I snapped it up. And I love … [Read more...]

How to Build a Little Free Library – Information and Ideas

How to Build a Little Free Library - Information and Ideas! How to Build a Little Free Library - Information and Ideas. Have you ever heard of Little Free Libraries? It's an awesome way to share the love of learning and books. I really wanted to build one in front of the 1905 cottage. I was hoping to make one that was a miniature of the cottage and I thought since the cottage sat … [Read more...]

How to Restore Marble Countertops

How to Restore Marble Countertops. When I restored the 1905 Cottage's kitchen I knew I wanted marble countertops. It was at the top of my bucket list. I loved the color of natural marble. I loved the veining. I loved the look. So when I found a kitchen island at a clearance center that was discounted almost 90% I couldn't pass it up. Once I got it home I discovered that it had quite a few big … [Read more...]

Layered Cobb Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette Dressing!

Layered Cobb Salad Recipe. I love how filling cobb salads are. And they are easy to put together because you can change up the ingredients. I basically use whatever I have in the fridge. They make a wonderful lunch. While I have been making over the way I look at food, it's been helpful to have a few "go-to" recipes and foods that are easy to make, taste good and fit in with this challenge. … [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...]

Favorite Things from CHA and a crafty giveaway!

One of my favorite events of the year is the CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) show. I love it because it's so inspiring!! It's filled with all of the upcoming and new crafty tools, papers and ideas!! Every year I come back feeling so recharged and excited!! This year I was honored to be able to show off two of my latest Pebbles Jen Hadfield collections! My DIY Home Collection and my new … [Read more...]

Family Holiday Movies and “Jingle” Party Banner and Printables

I love this time of the year! Our favorite thing to do this season is watch family holiday movies together. As soon as Halloween is over, we get the Christmas movies out. Since we moved into the #1905Cottage, I connected our TVs and we've been downloading movies. I've found that downloading movies can be less expensive than buying DVDs. It's so easy to do and I love that I own the digital … [Read more...]

Outdoor Christmas LED Lights – Cool New Product!

I love my new Outdoor Christmas LED Lights - Cool New Product I'm using on the #1905Cottage! My new friends at Smart Seasons Lighting put the prettiest lights on the cottage and I wanted to share them with you! I love them because they're discreetly installed, permanently, on your house. The energy-efficient LEDs are controlled by a cool app. I'll tell you more about it below, but … [Read more...]