Living a simple life in a cottage by the sea.

Oct 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!


When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
this' near Halloween.
- Unknown


We had a bit of fun decorating this year! 


Have a happy and safe Halloween!

Oct 30, 2015

Morning Tea

"Come let us have some tea and continue
To talk about happy things."
Chaim Potok

 I have pretty much the same routine every morning. Get up to let the chickens and dogs out and then set out for my morning walk.  When I return it's time for my breakfast and tea.  I love to use a pretty teapot and cup even though it's just me.  This morning I'm having a pumpkin muffin ( I baked yesterday) and a pot of English Breakfast tea.  Sometimes I have oatmeal, sometimes I have an egg - we always have eggs;) While I'm sipping I plan in my notebook what I hope to accomplish for the day.  Not everything will get done. Sometimes it depends whether I'm babysitting our grandson or not. He's such a joy, but also a typical 3 year old, so I tend to find myself on the floor playing with Hot Wheels than doing some chore. Yeah, playing cars is much more fun!

I made the tea cozy and toaster covers from a pillow sham I thrifted.

This is my tea cupboard

Breakfast is served!

Have a wonderful day.

Oct 29, 2015

Our Little Helper


Our grandson has been such a big help in our garden. The last few weeks we have been picking green beans and sweet potatoes.










Oct 28, 2015

Well, That Didn't Last

"Even something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn."

-   Elizabeth Lawrence



I've missed my little cottage on the web.  So here I am (again). 

Autumn is such a lovely time of year and I've been enjoying our garden and puttering about the house.  

 Decorated the hoosier with a few fall pretties. The plates and little critters are from Cracker Barrel. They are actually Christmas plates and tree ornaments, but I find the color scheme more suited to Autumn.







Hope your day is a lovely one:)