Posts Tagged ‘cottage living’

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…

Summer Home Tour: It’s a Shore Thing

Let’s face it Summer flies by faster than any of the other seasons.  Saturday and Sunday should invite Friday to be part of the weekend then we could enjoy the beautiful weather and festivities a bit more. As soon as Memorial Day hits my family and I run for the Lake where every weekend is filled with […] Read more…

Rustic Farmhouse Cottage Revisted: A “Catch” of a Summer Home

Oh my! I can’t get over how many of you loved this rustic farmhouse inspired lake house.  I thought that I share more of this 900 square foot little slice of Heaven that looks over one of Upstate New York’s coveted Finger Lakes, Honeoye Lake. This farmhouse inspired cottage is taking inspiration from the talented […] 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…

How to Paint Horizontal Stripes in a Day

I can still remember the first time that I painted stripes. It was in my daughter’s nursery and it took me forever. Well, actually three days and that seemed like forever. “Practice Makes Perfect” as the saying goes and boy is that true. After 20 years of painting I have mastered the art of painted stripes. Here’s […] 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…

The Itsy Bitsy Cottage No Wake Zone

It’s hard to believe that just over 9 months ago we started this remodeling rollercoaster!  And although the cottage is so small the project ride never seemed to end. The great room was one of the reason why we bought this cottage.  It’s open space and vaulted ceiling gives the illusion that the space is so much larger than […] Read more…

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