Lifestyle, Nesting

Autumn at the Cottage

October 13, 2015


Autumn is finally here. For five years our autumn mornings where filled with the sounds of a busy little city. Autumn at the cottage has been different in so many ways, and honestly living in a city is so much fun, but watching shades of green turn into warm yellows and reds everyday is kind of my favorite. 

You already know I look forward to autumn every year, so you can imagine my excitement. I’ve  baked cookies that taste and smell like autumn, enjoyed a small crackling fire and opened most of the windows (despite the cold) to listen to the rain drip drop on the cottage roof. It really has been a magical week—the perfect way to say hello to autumn. Oh and my hats are officially out of storage *hands in the air*

IMG_7445IMG_7444| Clutch & Hat: Vintage | Shoes: ModCloth | Dress: ModCloth |
| Shirt: Forever 21 | Glasses: Bonlook

If you follow me on instagram, you’ve seen a few of these photo’s. Even though I love instagram, blog posts tell the story much better. I think an Apple family update is way over due. Here’s a few things we’ve been up to:


Crocheting of course. I’m planning to share my experience crocheting the pin wheel pillow above in a future post. I only remembered to take a few photo’s, but I would like to share the pattern and a few hints I wish I knew before I got started! It looks more complicated to crochet than it is. It’s really quick and easy, the perfect project to get rid of extra yarn.


I still haven’t painted the dinning room. After painting the hutch, I haven’t been in the mood to paint, ha! That needs to change ;)


Currently, our coffee grinder is filled with the Starbucks Anniversary Blend.  Have you tried it? It’s my favorite right now. Also, I’m a little obsessed with Earl Grey Creme + Lavender tea. Recipe to follow soon!

Stephen hung these white shelves for me a few weeks ago. Aren’t they great? They are from Ikea.



Stephen and I planted pumpkins a little very late. They grew huge leaves and long vines, but that’s all—no pumpkins! I think we’re both hooked though, it’s personal since this year didn’t work out. The experience was good, I know more about pumpkins, than I did before we planted them. Here’s to next year :)



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1 Comment

  • Reply Amber October 15, 2015 at 11:29 am

    The shelves look great! I just love the look of floating shelves. Maybe your pumpkins will still grow? You never know! LOL Your Mini looks so cute with your little vintage bag and basket! Also, your hair has gotten crazy long, it looks so beautiful!!

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