Cranberry Nut Bread

Hello everyone!! Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday!! My family and I were so happy to reunite with extended family again to celebrate the holiday. Wednesday was a lovely day of cooking and baking with my adult children, Thursday was so nice to be reunited with family on my father’s side. We continued our…

Donut Muffins

These moist and delicious mini donuts are a little bit of heaven and difficult to stop eating. I made these a few weeks ago for breakfast and they were such a treat with other breakfast items & a lovely tea or coffee. They’re also lovely again as a mid- morning treat, or as my husband…

Bonkers for Bundt Cake

Lately, here at the cottage, I’ve been decorating for Christmas early and loving every second of it. I have been decorating a little everyday so I can enjoy it and not make it a chore. I can take my time at it as well. I’m almost done with our finished basement and upstairs is almost…

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a lovely time to catch up with extended family, and to think about everything that you are grateful for. It’s a time for sharing a meal with your loved ones, sharing great stories and memories from the past year, sharing great laughs, and preparing maybe, for Black Friday shopping, and when the evening…

Mindful Monday

Over the past few days, I have experienced migraines worse than I have ever felt and a ton of sinus pressure. I live in New England and the weather is temperamental at best most days. Lately, with the changes in temperature from early to mid-Fall, especially with the dropping temps and frost overnight, it has…

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!🎃🎃

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted here as my husband had back surgery, but he’s recovering nicely now. My focus has been on him. As we’ve had this time together, we’ve been having a wonderful time having long talks and taking naps, he’s been focusing on writing his second book and I’ve…

Wacky Wednesday

The start to this holiday weekend was a frustrating and worrisome one. After noticing a musty odor in our bedroom, we noticed mold in our closet and in one of our bedroom windows. Not exactly a good start to the weekend. We’ve been tackling projects around the cottage and gardens and on a time crunch…

Rainy Days and Mondays

It’s a rainy Monday here today and I’m sipping my Teechino hazelnut roasted dandelion root tea by the fire this afternoon while writing this. I’m gazing out the window at the gentle rain making everything lush looking and a spy a random sighting of a lone aspen or maple leaf fall.  It’s a lovely rainy…

Black Bean Burger and a Busy week

Hello there!! How’s everyone’s week going? I had a busy weekend & week and have had a ton of projects going on at home. We’re still painting the cottage & working on building new shutters for our home as well. Little by little, I’m preparing the garden for Fall & Winter and harvesting the last…

Decorating for Halloween

It was a rainy day here in New England and in between the rain, I started the decorating on the front porch for Halloween (to be posted at a later date, when finished). I added elements of Halloween decor to inside of our cottage as well. Here is some of that decor. Have you started…