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Overhauling Our Guest Bedroom!

See how we transformed our dated guest bedroom into a farmhouse style oasis!http://ourcozycatcottage.com/guest-room-overhaul...more

Before and After Paint Job

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Pantry Labels For People Who Shun Printables (and Organization)

We are moving in a few months … yet again, and it has me wanting to organize and streamline everything in an effort to not have to move as much stuff....more

Turkey On The Run

Turkey On The RunLive, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry.  ~Jack Kerouac...more

Pruning the Sage Hedge

 The sage hedge is one of my favorite parts of the herb garden at Rutgers Gardens.  When it is in bloom in the spring, it is magnificent.  Sage is a salvia (Salvia officinalis) with flowers that are just as beautiful as the salvias in my flower garden....more

3 Steps to Simplify Your Laundry Routine

There are many excellent reasons to simplify. I expect my reasons to develop over time, but the most immediate reason for me was…laundry. Several years ago I had my sons bring all the laundry down to the basement one day and it was a literal mountain. That was one of the times that both threw me into despair and also caused me to want change and simplify....more

Areas of Secret Shame

We moved into our home  in 2006. It was our first home and a new build, so we were the first owners. We felt so blessed to have a home after more than a decade of moving from apartment to apartment every year. It was gloriously empty....more
TheHerbLady Thank you! I agree, working in small chunks and sections is key!more

A Vegetable Garden Themed Tablescape

If you read my blog on a regular basis, you know it doesn't take much for me to get inspired.  I saw this fabric and the carrots caught my eye.  I thought I would use this for an Easter tablescape, but then I found those great bunny plates I featured on my Neutral Easter Tablescape, and then I realized there were tomatoes and radishes all over the fabric, which I of course would not be harvesting at Easter time.  So, what do I have?  A Garden Themed Tablescape!...more

Fab 5 Friday

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How to Do a Coil-Wrapped Sticker Resist Vase Makeover

I love the look of coil-wrapped baskets. I have painted them, dyed them, and wrapped them in yarn. Now I can add sticker resist to the list. ...more