The Lily Pad Cottage

I'm a wife and stay at home mom to my 2 adorable kiddos.  I love to blog about all things creative.  Recipes, home decor, DIY projects - I love it all!  We are so blessed here in our cottage on the lake and I'm constantly changing, rearranging and causing decorating chaos.  I love to cook up new recipes in the kitchen, craft up something fun with my kids, and drive my husband nuts with my crazy DIY ideas - but we all have fun along the way!

DIY Round Mirror

Today I’m going to show you all how to make a mirror… out of a mirror… Yes, ground breaking stuff around here, as usual. I mean, I’m sure you all remember waaay back when I got all crazy and made a bookshelf out of a bookshelf right? I know, I deserve some sort of creativity […] The post DIY Round Mirror appeared first on The Lilypad Cottage ....more

Window Box Tips – my former black thumb

I have long joked about my black thumb and my ability to kill almost anything, even unkillable succulents have bit the dust in my house. BUT guys! I was watering my flower boxes yesterday and noticed something, wait a minute, they are not brown, or crispy, or weirdly yellowing on the edges with holes eaten […] The post Window Box Tips – my former black thumb appeared first on The Lilypad Cottage ....more

No Sew Bed Canopy

WARNING: This tutorial is a complete re-enactment, the materials are real, the actors are fake, and the end results are fab. Ok, ok so we all know I’m not the best at writing tutorials, mainly because I always forget to take photos of the process. Mainly because I’m too busy winging it anyways, and I […] The post No Sew Bed Canopy appeared first on The Lilypad Cottage ....more

Sunroom Update – 2 steps forward, 1 step back…

Sorry I’ve been a little MIA this past week, I was down in Atlanta for the Haven DIY bloggers conference. ...more

Sunroom Selections

Since there isn’t a whole lot of DIY I can tackle yet in the sunroom, I’ve decided to do the next best thing – shop! I’m sharing a few things I’ve bought so far, which is a little bare bones. ...more

Family Photo Time – welcome to our chaos

It’s that time again… You know what I’m talking about. ...more

Rain Rain go away…sunroom update

It’s raining. In my house. No biggie ....more

Summer Home Tour

Hey all! ...more

Living Room Decor – Finally Revealed!

The fireplace tile is in! The walls are painted! The new throw pillows are fluffed! ...more

Melon Prosciutto Salad

If you follow me on instagram then you know I’m all about easy salads for summer time. ...more