Posts Tagged ‘cottage life’

Lake Life: Blogger Summer Home Tour

The best part about living in Upstate New York is being close to water, specifically the Great Lakes and it’s neighboring glacier made Finger Lakes. Just South of Rochester is Honeoye Lake where we have a sweet little colorful summer home. I’m so happy to be taking you on a tour and giving you a […] Read more…

8 Things You Can’t Live Without in 2017

How was everyones’s Holidays?  Did Santa bring you everything on your list? Hopefully he did, but if not, I have a few of my favorite home decor items that I’m currently obsessing over.  If taking down the Christmas decorations has left your home a bit bare and underwhelmed fret no further, I have a few favs […] Read more…

The Top 25 Best Instagram Photos of 2016

Saying goodbye to 2016 will be bittersweet but I’m not looking back! It was a year of great fun, exciting design and painting projects. I thought I would recap my most liked images from Instagram and share my 2016 portfolio in review! I cannot express how grateful I am for all of you who take […] Read more…

Styling A Coffee Table: Getting Ready for Fall at the Lake

Hello and welcome to the first of a monthly How to Style a Coffee Table series with some incredible talented blogger friends! If you are just coming over from  my dear friend Reesa’s MOD MAX GLAM  blog welcome! Don’t you love how she incorporated the textures of Fall into her living room? Seriously she is […] Read more…

Rustic Farmhouse Lakeside Cottage: When the farm meets the water.

Summers for my family are mostly spent outdoors at the Lake but if you’re a HGTV junkie like me you’re probably glued to Fixer Upper on Tuesday nights. Whether a new episode or rerun I still can’t get enough of Joanna and Chip Gaines’s casual farmhouse style of neutral decor, reclaimed woods, organic color palettes, and ALL that rusty […] Read more…

Patterns, Paint, Poufs and Porches.

This week my good friend from college and her daughter are coming to visit the cottage for the first time. I wanted to make their short stay as comfortable as possible. The weather forecast is a good one and we’re sure to spend most the time outside on the water or inside the screened in […] Read more…

The Itsy Bitsy Cottage Kitchen Makeover

I will never forget he first time I walked into the cottage I said to my husband  “These cabinets dividing the kitchen and the living room have got to go!”  And on closing day we remove the cabinets under the soffit and it immediately made the kitchen seem more spacious. Aside from removing the curtains and blinds […] Read more…

Itsy Bitsy Lakeside Cottage Master Bedroom DIY Headboard

As some of you may know last spring I worked on a new restaurant in downtown Rochester that was built from scratch in a warehouse factory. The owners had purchased reclaimed wood floors to be put into the restaurant that came from an old Ohio mitten factory. After all the reclaimed wood floors were installed, there was a […] Read more…

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