Recipe Box

Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies

August 23, 2016

I have been gluten free for five years now and I’m finally able to enjoy oatmeal cookies. I was missing xanthan gum in every cookie recipe I tried. This is the magic sauce to making gluten free cookies fluffy.

And now you know I am not a chef *giggles*
Trial and mostly error, eventually I figure recipes out and this magic happens. Continue Reading…



August 19, 2016

Have you ever been busy with many exciting projects, and you can’t seem to finish at least one soon enough? *raises hand* That’s me right now. It’s frustrating and exciting all at once. So to pass the time, here are a few details around the cottage.  Continue Reading…


Low Light House Plants

August 12, 2016

For years Stephen and I lived in a 1940’s factory loft. It was beautiful, with original hardwood floors le sigh and huge windows full of sunlight. I love our little cottage, but I miss those large windows. Our porch is my saving grace when it comes to plants. Our lemon tree, lavender and mint are all content in the North Carolina humidity. Continue Reading…

Handmade, Nesting

Sewing Nook

August 4, 2016

Since 2009, after Stephen and I said our I Do’s, I have always made room for a little sewing nook—until we moved to the cottage. Friends cottage life is tiny, moving here has certainly stretched my decor skills! And storage skills too, but that’s another subject! My sewing nooks in the past haven’t been this cute, so I’m happy to share what I’ve curated! Check out the before photo below. Continue Reading…