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Where do we go from here?

LIFE: It definitely isn’t all perfect. I’ve gone quite for a couple of months, as my personal life needed some attention. Going back and reading my last post, I find it actually perfectly aligned to what was about to happen, but at the time, I was willing to just go with the flow. The result –  I’m single again – in fact, I’ve been single for most of the last two months. It’s a story and a relationship not worth divulging, but the silver lining has been,  that drive, that push, that fire, that feeling I could be doing so much more is back. What does that mean exactly? I’m a believer in putting things out into the world, and by doing so, it will help drive to make them actually happen. SOOOO, I have am starting to work on a plan to bring the elements of entertaining at home to life. I want to make things, I want to make products that deliver on the notion that every gathering, every meal, every conversation deserves that personal touch. …

It’s not all perfect

If there’s one thing the Cottage has taught me, it’s that there is always a project on the horizon.  That, and just because you know how you want something to look, doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. With winter settling in, being able to dive into projects has gotten a bit harder. Case and point – a couple of weekends ago I went up to the Cottage by myself after the holiday to complete into a quick project – painting the cabinets in the den. There are just two of them, and in my head once I took out the glass shelves, painting it would be easy breezy. Well, turns out removing the shelves isn’t an option, so the blue masking tape came out and added a good two hours to each of the two cabinets. By the time I finished one, I just didn’t have it in me to get to the other. I convinced myself with the internal mantra of – “I’ll do it next time I’m up” that was two visits ago …

the quick breakfast

Well hello! I simply can’t believe it’s almost the middle of December! How the heck did that happen?! The holidays are in full swing and I made it up to the cottage this weekend to enjoy a quiet couple of days before the endless holiday parties and festive ensue. So, I did a quick update to the front sun porch and I whipped up a breakfast, that was total accident, but is now one of my favorites. Don’t worry, I have it for you below along with toast trick that was also a total accident. Isn’t that how the best things always come about?! Here you go… Scrambled Baked Eggs with Cherry Tomatoes It was Sunday morning and I realized there were only two eggs left and two  of us, which isn’t enough to just scramble, or so I thought. I still had some cherry tomatoes left over from the night before, so I pulled out my small cast iron skillet (they are perfect size for sides and small dishes) and got creative. What you need: …