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Best Patio Decor Ideas

Are you tired of your outdoor space feeling bland and uninspired? Discover how to transform your patio into a stylish space with our expert tips on the best patio decor. Ah, the patio – the perfect place to soak up some sun, sip on a cool beverage, and escape from the ... Read the Post

History of Paella

Ever wondered how a humble rice dish became an iconic symbol of Spanish cuisine? Join me as we delve into the rich and flavorful history of Paella – from its humble origins to its modern-day variations. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and uncover the secrets behind this beloved culinary ... Read the Post

Easy Spring Patio Cleaning Tips

Are you tired of struggling to clean your patio? Discover easy tips to make patio cleaning a breeze and enjoy your outdoor space hassle-free! Spring is a time of renewal and growth, and it's a great season to clean and prep your patio for its most important job:  to ... Read the Post

Spring Organization: 5 Expert Tips

Feeling overwhelmed by clutter as spring approaches? Ready for simple solutions to declutter and refresh? Won't you join us..... I am to the thought of “Spring Ahead” time.  I know it is an adjustment for us at first but then you know Spring and Summer are ahead. ... Read the Post

Celebrating The Lucky Shamrock

What is it about Ireland that draws visitors to the Emerald Isle? Peaceful Cottage by the Sea March 17th, Any Year-Saint Patricks Day This is the Day that Everyone is just a “Little Irish”.  I think most people think that St. Patrick’s Day as the day you: Watch the Parade on TV or Locally ... Read the Post

Beyond Décor: Mental Wellness

Are there days you feel mentally and emotionally exhausted?  No matter what happens, you have to “power through? In the world of home decor and organization, it's easy to get lost in the aesthetics of our surroundings, striving for perfection in every corner. But ... Read the Post

FREE Best Tax Preparing Software

Do you feel like are you wasting time and money on complicated tax software? Are there any simpler, free solution? Why yes there is..... If you’re anything like me, we push April 15th off and dismiss it until we almost run the risk of a having to file for an ... Read the Post

Farmhouse Dreams: Quick Styling Tips

Curious about bringing farmhouse charm into your home? Dive into cozy interiors and timeless style!  **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**Let’s talk about transforming your humble abode into ... Read the Post

Tips How To Keep Your Home Organized

Are you struggling with home chaos? Need a little help with organizational solutions? I hear you.... Are You Tired of the Clutter? If keeping your home looking spic and span is something that you are struggling with the good news is that there are ways in ... Read the Post

Colors of 2021: Dive into Colorful Living

Are you contemplating painting a room, but have no clue what color to choose? I want to share some info that I am really excited  about. Any time things are FREE I get ...you guessed it, I get excited! I hope you’ll sit back and enjoy the reading and I will be ... Read the Post

Readers Choice: 2023 Blog Favorites 

Welcome, dear readers, to a celebration of your voices and preferences! Here's an exciting list of the top 10 reader-selected blog posts that have captured hearts and minds of our loyal readers. Explore the list showcasing 2023's Top Blog Posts and beloved older favorites still popular last year. ... Read the Post

Self Care Insights:The Art of Self Care

Struggling to juggle it all? How can busy moms and those balancing home and work find time for self-care in their bustling routines?  Today’s feature article is from a dear friend of mine, Renee Singh. I have asked her to be a Contributing Author as part of my blog ... Read the Post

A Luxury Haven: Elevating Your Home With Premium Upgrades

Hello My Friend is what I said when I received a call from one of my dearest friends.  What she was calling about was she had gone to look at New Build Houses Open House, these were Luxury built homes in our area.  She was so excited and wanted to share her news with me. She and her husband talked ... Read the Post

From Chaos To Calm: Mastering Your Patio Organizational Guide

Hello My Dear Friend. With the holidays, it brings many challenges for me, one of them being organization. Even though I don’t have an outside to organize, I still have a storage area in the garage of my building that does not have anything in it. I am trying to find a nice sized shed, not too ... Read the Post

Upgrade Your Home or Buy New: A Comprehensive Guide to Making the Best Choice

Hello, my Friend. Can you believe it’s another year already? Time seems to zoom by faster than ever. at lunch the other day, I had an interesting conversation with one of my BFFs, she began talking about her New Year’s resolutions and the New Year 2024. She begins by saying; “You know, the start of ... Read the Post

Finding Your Inspiration: The Journey of Your Dream Home Starts Here

Hello my friend. Several of my friends have updated their homes in the hopes of building a new home. I give them credit. I do not have the patience for that. I had a family member tell me I could never build a home because the workers would all walk off of the job. Because I am so Precise and at the ... Read the Post

Beginner’s Guide: Dream Home Planning & Free Renovation Software

“Hello Friends, today we are talking about what are the easiest, cost effective and attainable steps to perhaps planning a Major Renovation.  The City Cottage, where every corner holds the promise of creativity and transformation! Today, we're thrilled to take you on an exciting journey behind the ... Read the Post

Steps to Planning Your Design

"Hey there, friends! Come on in, take a seat, and let’s chat about something super exciting—the makeover journey of our guest bathroom at The City Cottage! You know those moments when you look at a space and think, 'This could be amazing with a little bit of TLC?' Well, that's exactly where we were ... Read the Post

Room Design Worthy Tips

Who has not visited Pinterest or Instagram and had Room Envy. I know I do it every day. LOL. It’s not that I’m dissatisfied with what I have, I believe it’s just the fact sometimes someone else’s ideas give you one of those “a-ha moments“.I’m going to share with you 4 simple tips to help you achieve ... Read the Post

Whispered Secrets: A Lighthearted Guide To Elevating Your Home’s Value and Spark Neighborhood Envy!

Hey there, friends and fellow homeowners! Ready to stir things up a bit in the neighborhood? Imagine this: sizzling BBQ scents wafting through the air, admiring nods at your picture-perfect lawn, and the subtle 'Whoa, what's their secret?' glances from the neighbors. Today, we're diving into the ... Read the Post

Easy How To Create a Cozy Book Nook

Welcome to the delightful world of transforming a room into your very own book nook.I just love saying “Book  Nook”…  in my younger days, if you ever wanted to find me all you had to do was go to the library. I’d be in the corner of the library all curled up reading my Nancy Drew mysteries.  I hear ... Read the Post

How To Dress For Winter Weather:The Frosty Addition!

As the crisp autumn leaves start to fall and we all are cozing up with warm blankets and steaming cups of hot chocolate…. It’s that magical time of the year again. Preparing for bundling up for those colder days.  I don’t know about you, I dread all those layers of clothing. But we know that it’s ... Read the Post

Best Room Design Apps FREE

Here I sit getting ready to design or should I say re-design my Living Room.  I am trying to figure it out. It’s sometimes hard to work out if it will fit and look right when redesigning a room. Does that sound like you as well? I still sketch (very, very rough) the layout of the room. If  you are ... Read the Post

Chalk Painting Furniture Tips

Do you have a piece of furniture or an item that has seen better days but you just can’t part with it. Sometimes a coat of paint versus purchasing something new is our only alternative.  You don’t want to part with a piece of furniture, but it has really seen better days. I hear you, my friend ... Read the Post

How to update without it costing you a lot of money. Not only will you learn how to chalk paint furniture but you will have fun doing it come on and join us.

Clever Accessory for Garbage Disposal?

Are you an inquisitive personality? Open to new ideas? Especially if those NEW Ideas are time-saving, streamlined, and clever.  Well, you have come to the  right place. Grab a cup of Coffee or cup of Tea and take a few minutes to read this Post  and be introduced to some cleaver ... Read the Post

Best Happy Hour Spa Treatments

The Stress Level this week was Off “The Charts”.. you too???… Are you  looking for the BEST AT HOME SPA TREATMENTS? Sit back relax you’ve come to the right place…..I gotcha covered! Is it one of those weeks that between family and work responsibilities, you think you are “losing your mind”? Have ... Read the Post

Laundry Room Transformation

I hope your Week is going well so far. Mine is, as usual, hectic. I  am trying to get out and enjoy some time on the patio relaxing. I am not doing a very good job of that...  Everyone needs some thing for motivation, mine is sharing before and afters. I like to revisit what you start out with and ... Read the Post

French Cottage Bedroom Envy

What do you think of what comes to mind when you say, French Country decor? Actually surprisingly enough it encompasses many of the same elements of coastal, industrial, and shabby chic decor. Pretty cool, right? Surprisingly it can also be both Feminine and Masculine. All you need are the right ... Read the Post

From Dream to Reality: Planning your Perfect Vacation and Picking the Perfect Outfit’s

I can’t believe REALLY  Memorial Day is just a week away.  I hope your plans include a lot of eating, drinking and spending time with friends and family. That is on my list first thing.   I am now in high gear planning vacations. Looking forward to getting away. Went into the closet ... Read the Post

How to Arrange Pillows In Your Living Room

Are you wondering how to Easily Style Pillows for your Couch or Chairs?  We get that question a lot. We have just what your looking for, let’s go! “Let’s Do A  Little Pillow Talk”!  What about that title, PILLOW TALK!  Well I guess I’m dating myself, it’s from a movie ... Read the Post

Book Club Bookshelf

Welcome to the Book Club Book Shelf After joining a book club, reading my first book and I was hooked.  I kind of feel like I am back in junior high. I was an avid reader, I believe it was because it took you somewhere or you had never been. My favorite was Nancy Drew. She was my best friend, ... Read the Post

Recipes for Easy Cocktails

Enjoying a few Cocktails at Home has just gotten easier.  These are a few of my “Go To” Recipes for Easy Cocktails that are not only easy to make and will seem oh so festive for 1 or a Crowd.  So Belly up to the bar and get recipes for your favorite drinks. BARTENDER ON DUTY- ... Read the Post

Easy Home Organizing Tips

Hello Friend, are you wanting to start Organizing your Home for 2023 but don’t know where to begin? You are in the right place you are about to get some of my Quick and Easy Ways to Accomplish Organizing your Home and Easy Steps to get you Started. Another New ... Read the Post

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