A Beautiful Weekend, Waffle Recipe and lots of apple-y goodness 🍎

Hello Everyone! Did you have a lovely weekend? This weekend was filled with beautiful weather, a fun afternoon with my husband and son, a relaxing and fun afternoon apple picking, and a visit with my whole family. On Saturday, after picking apples, I made homemade applesauce. This is an applesauce recipe that’s made every year….

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…

Orange Bundt Cake

What a busy week! My husband and I were wrapping up projects for the season, decorated for Autumn, participated in a Town Wide Tag Sale, saw our son off on his last year of college, celebrated my husband Paul’s 50th birthday and did some yummy cooking and baking! It was a busy time, but full…

On the Mend and Delicious Blueberry Muffins

After about 3 weeks of being ill (happens a lot with autoimmune disease), I am finally feeling more myself and on the mend! Phew!! During that time, I rested a lot and was able to work on a few projects, very slowly and carefully. It was a time to reflect and catch up on my…

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…

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…

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…

That chill in the air though…

Spring is here and Easter is on it’s way, yard work is getting done here at the cottage, as well as indoor spring cleaning and kitchen renovations are still underway, but what is the deal with this wintery chill?! Gah!! We’re toughing it out and getting what we can done, especially the outdoor duties. I’ve…