Budget Curb Appeal Ideas

Budget Curb Appeal Ideas - An Oregon Cottage for Hometalk

Do you guys remember a while ago when I wrote about ways you could increase your curb appeal with a few diy projects? While I was emphasizing a cottage look (of course), the 5 updates I showed … [Continue Reading...]


Tuesday Garden Party 7.29.14 {Announcement!}

Drying Onions - An Oregon Cottage

Happy Tuesday Garden Party! Besides the normal mid-July garden harvests we're enjoying (zucchini, cucumbers, lettuce, broccoli side shoots, cabbage, kale, chard, early tomatoes, and blackberries) two … [Continue Reading...]


Sweet and Spicy Canned Onion Marmalade

Sweet and Spicy Canned Onion Marmalade - An Oregon Cottage

I've been making this onion marmalade off and on for years, ever since seeing the original version in Jan Roberts-Dominguez's food preservation column in The Oregonian newspaper years ago when I first … [Continue Reading...]


Popular Brown Paper Flooring Follow-Up Video: How Are They 4 Years Later?

Brown Paper Floors 4 Years Later Video - An Oregon Cottage

More than four years ago Brian and I tore up the disgusting carpet in our daughter's room and covered the particle board subfloor with brown craft paper. While we worked on it, we shot footage for a … [Continue Reading...]


Tuesday Garden Party 7.22.14: Blight & Bugs

Bug-Eaten Trumpet Vine - An Oregon Cottage

Happy Tuesday Garden Party, friends! Today I thought I'd give you a quick update on our tomato blight. As you can see above, I still have a couple of plants that I need to prune some more (they are … [Continue Reading...]


Friday Photos 7.18.14

Red and Green Lettuce Bed - An Oregon Cottage

Happy friday, friends - I can't believe it's been so long since my last Friday Photos installment! For those of you who are new around here (major welcome, btw!), I like to post a few of my favorite … [Continue Reading...]


Tuesday Garden Party: 7.15.15 – Highlights

Driveway Veggie Garden Bin via Rindy Mae

Well, mid July usually means we're watering like crazy, though I've heard from some of you that you're getting more rain than usual. And being the Oregonian (and the butt of many rain jokes), it's a … [Continue Reading...]


How to Make Better Foam on a Home Cappuccino Machine

How to Make Better Foam on a Home Cappuccino Machine - An Oregon Cottage

This is a guest post from my beloved, Brian, who has gifted me with chocolate-topped cappuccinos every morning for more than 18 years. So, yeah, he has a bit of experience with foam, … [Continue Reading...]


Salmon Patties with Flax {Gluten-Free}

Healthy Salmon Patties with Flax - An Oregon Cottage

I love, love, love salmon. That and shrimp are the two things I mostly order when we eat out, if they're available. Steak-schmake, I'll always take a salmon filet or a shrimp skewer over it any day. … [Continue Reading...]


DIY Salvaged Chair French Bench: Video & Old House Journal Feature!

Video Tutorial on How to Make a DIY Salvaged Chair French Bench - An Oregon Cottage

I am beyond excited today to announce two things surrounding our popular tutorial about making a French-style bench from salvaged chairs that has been featured on sites like Apartment Therapy and … [Continue Reading...]


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