Paul turned 50! (And a Recipe for Broccoli and Cheese)

This past week my husband Paul turned 50! We enjoyed his last week being at home while I finished my recovery and celebrated his special day and again on the weekend with our children. Last evening with supper, we enjoyed a broccoli and cheese side dish. I make this every Thanksgiving, but we made it…

Recovering nicely

After a rough few weeks of healing, I’m on the mend. I still have several weeks to heal completely as I’ve had a major surgery, but I’m feeling more myself and so glad I’m healing. I was diagnosed with severe endometriosis and adenomyosis and had the disease removed by a very skillful and empathetic doctor….

Birthday Weekend and some delicious granola

This past weekend we celebrated my birthday. I am in the last year of my forties and I’m ok with it! The weather was gorgeous, I had time with my husband and children and we swam in the pool, played board games(I Love board games!😊), was pampered(I seriously have the very best family!💗), delicious food, …

Another Dream Realized ❤️

Yesterday my husband, son and I launched our new YouTube channel!! We started with a short welcome video and today was our first official video! Our channel is called “Brambleberry Cottage”. The name “Brambleberry Cottage” is a name we’ve called our home for many years now because of our raspberry and blackberry bushes we’ve planted…

That Summer feeling

Well, this weekend was remarkable. The heat, was… phew, intense, but we are blessed to have air conditioning and a pool. We went in the pool while the Beach Boys Greatest Hits played and hung out on the deck playing games and eating lunch al fresco. We hung out in the air conditioning while playing…

Signs of Summer

This last week was just stress relieving. My children and husband gave me a wonderful Mother’s day weekend, I visited with my mom too and the week following that special weekend was productive, yet laid back and enjoyable. The weather was sublime and it felt like it was already summer! 🌞🌻 We finished some more…

A Lovely Spring Weekend 🦋🌞

A lovely weekend began on Friday evening with a yummy gluten free pizza dinner while watching some 80’s summer movies with my hubby and son. On Saturday, we had a delicious breakfast of mini quiches, seasoned white beans, avocado, dairy-free yogurt with cinnamon, grapefruit and matcha tea. Later in the day, the outdoor projects continued….

Tuesday’s Thoughts and Lemony Goodness

On this calm and rainy day, I find myself reflecting on spring, on the goings-on of the season and in the world lately, while sitting by the fire and sipping my green tea. These types of days are reflective for me and it gives me repose to what’s been happening in our lives and helps…

Lemon Muffins and a green smoothie

Hello everyone!! How was everyone’s Easter? We had a lovely Easter here at the cottage with my children, daughter’s boyfriend, and parents. It was chilly but sunny. We even had a bit of snow falling, and then sun again. Interesting weather patterns lately. The food and company was great and leftovers later were just as…

Roller Coaster weekend

Last week, we celebrated our daughter’s birthday with her at her home with a nice visit, a PB/chocolate pie (Yum!!!) & gift-opening. It’s always a bittersweet moment when the realization of your children no longer living under your roof and yet seeing them so happy making a beautiful home of their own. Such a joy…