All posts tagged: cottage

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: …

Fixin’ and cookin’

I had big plans to tackle the front porch floors this past weekend, and even went as far as picking up all the materials. Yet, some of the smaller projects I had planned took a little longer than expected when you throw a dinner party into the mix. So, while I was in the yard attempting to plant bulbs ( I hope something grows); Erick tackled replacing the broken door knob in the bathroom. What a difference it made to change out the mis-matching fixture for brushed bronze – what do you think?! In the kitchen, I stuck with my favorite fall recipe – Pot Roast! The aroma filled the house and set the tone for a cozy fall evening. I made the mashed potatoes ahead of time, so all I had to do was whip up some broccoli rabe right before serving. Erick and I had the neighbors over for a casual Saturday dinner, which of course turned into a few rounds of Left, Right, Center (the perfect post dinner game when you might be drinking, and …

just add hardware – a kitchen update

I’m excited to share the latest update to the kitchen – new hardware! The knobs and handles really pull the cabinets together. When it came to the hardware installation, my saving grace was this alignment template for cabinets. It was a lifesaver, and made the process so much easier. I can’t imagine trying to measure each door – no thank you. I wanted to keep thinks simple with the hardware, so these black metal knobs and handles in a matte finish were a great find. They have a nice weight to them and add the perfect finish to the doors. Making his blog debut, say hello to Erick. He has become my partner in crime Upstate, and as you can see, he knows how to use a power drill (added bonus!). He is wonderful and I feel very lucky to have someone who loves this little house as much as I do. My other project was assembling this step stool that just needed a little extra love. Thanks to the leftover white paint from the kitchen and some painters tape, the …