Living a simple life in a cottage by the sea.

Jan 23, 2015

January Musings

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant."
- Anne Bradstreet 

Every time I think to write a post, I can't think of much to say!  
The last week or so have been a bit challenging as I sprained my ankle while out walking. I was using crutches for awhile which made doing housework oh so fun.  

I know many people seem to enjoy January, but I'm not one of them. I just look ahead to March, as I find these winter months full of memories of loved ones that have passed.

The other days made a trip to the thrift store, I hadn't been there since before Thanksgiving.  That must be some kind of record for me!  I found four pretty blouses that I paid less than ten dollars.  I do (try) to get rid of one thing for every new thing that I bring home. On the whole I've been pretty good about this and it keeps my closet and drawers from being stuffed.

My favorite find. Cotton voile, soft, lovely blouse.

This will be lovely come summer.

It's hard to tell, but this blouse has some very pretty lace inserts.

I love this top. Yes, it's short, but will be worn over a tee shirt.

I wanted to show you the pretty gloves my husband got me for Christmas!

I hope you all are finding lovely ways to brighten up the winter months.

Jan 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Another new year full of possibilities.

I thought about changing my blogs direction ( more fashion related), I thought about starting a new blog, and I thought about deleting this one...

But then...

I thought I still love my little blog right here and maybe all it needs is a bit of tweaking.  Or maybe it's me that needs tweaking!

I think my problem is that I've become disenchanted about blogs in general. I starting blogging ten years ago.  It was a nice way to get to know others with similar interests.  Seems now everyone has an agenda.   Everywhere I look blogs that where once quaint and homey are full of ads, pushing ebooks, ecourses and who knows what.  So, ok, I need to stop reading those blogs that make me feel inferior. 

I know I need to roll with the punches as time just keeps marching on. Lots of changes coming to Rose Cottage as well...


I decided my word for 2015 is "spiritual." Not in a I need to find God kind of way, but just digging a little deeper into myself and being comfortable with the path I'm on...spending time outside and connecting with nature. 

I'm raising a toast to the new year.  I think it will be an exciting ride!