Tuesday, April 21, 2009


So I don't know if any of you have noticed but I haven't given any cottage updates in the past few weeks....well I didn't want to jinx anything...but I think we are safe now.....

YIPEE.....the cottage is a go!!! Ahhhhh I am just so excited, really I can hardly contain myself....and what I really can't contain is the shopping that I am doing for the cottage.....yikes....the other night I said to Terry "does it seem like every single night I come in with more bags of stuff" and he replied oh it doesn't just "seem" like that M it is like that!!! opps we are supposed to be keeping this cost effective....even though I am literally buying most things at the dollar stores and everything is on sale....well it is still adding up!!!! LOVE IT!!!! :)

So for the past few weeks we have been cleaning the place out....wow was there a TON of stuff in there...crazy...but the cool thing was I do feel like I got to know my Grandmother a bit better while I was doing it! The best thing I came across which I will treasure is a index card box overflowing with all her recipes....how awesome is that!!! I can't wait to sit down and go through them all!
We were able to make a very nice donation to our local thrift store., with all the things that we won't be using. They were so pleased with everything we brought in....we were also able to keep many things from my Grandma.....things that are special to the cottage and to all of us!

This past Sunday, it was still pretty nice out so we did a ton of outside work....I just loved being outside cleaning up the yard.....walking around dreaming of what we might do with the space!

I do think we will have eaten up the BUUUDGET on the inside work this year.....so the outside "dreams" will have to wait.....which is good it will give me something to think about.....I am definitely going to have to get some advice about the gardening....I am a total novice when it comes to dealing with dirt....lol

So everything is happening, as I type the interior of the cottage is being painted...and the exterior will start by the end of the week.....then we need to get some carpeting in, a few lights up and then....... DECORATE!!! Oh yeah you guessed it, my favorite part...........and I am ready.......I have shopped, researched, spray painted....we are set... SHABBY CHIC here we come!!! lol
I think Terry is going to freak if he hears that phrase one more time....I am sure he is thinking how about we try SHABBY CHEAP!!! lol

Hopefully we will be doing a major cleaning this weekend and in a couple weeks we will be up there on the weekends.....I even suggested to T tonight...why don't we stay over on Sat night just for fun...we have a bed and a couple chairs...might be a fun adventure...we'll see...he didn't say no!!! haha

So there you have it, the update, the reason my blogs have been lacking lately :).....I will post some pics later on.....I am going up to get some in between painting pics so I will post them all together!!!

see you at the beach!!!! haha
m :)
***I posted a few pics on my picture a day(or better yet picture a month) blog....lol***


Rebekah said...

HOW FUN!!! I can't wait to see pictures and I wish I lived closer so I could help you decorate! It's one of my favorite things to do...but I've run out of space at my place!

What a great distract-er. You're going to have the BEST summer...I'm jealous already :)

Jamie D said...

i have a room right???

or at least a blow up mattress????

Sally's World said...

I'm so pleased for you, it sounds amazing...get some photos on here!!!!

the "mom" said...

congrats... that is going to keep you busy (fun busy) this summer. you will do an awesome job.

we might have some renovation nightmares to share afterwards!!!
happy for you!
have fun!! love cj

Dionne said...

Oh my goodness! It happened! I am so excited for you. Decorating will be AWESOME! I can't wait to see pics!

Brooke said...

hope we get before and afters! :)

Erica said...

AWESOME! I cannot wait to see pictures. You HAVE to share with us so we can vicariously share in your shabby chic fabulousness.