A Little Weight Update

Weight Loss Update - An Oregon Cottage

Since writing the series about my life-long issues with weight a few years ago and then sharing with you how the extra weight finally came off when I started eating real foods and practicing portion control, I’ve gotten a number of requests for a weight update. Which is basically just asking for an answer to this question: […]

Saying Goodbye To Our Vintage Trailer

1957 Dalton Canned Ham Trailer Wood Screen Door - An Oregon Cottage

This last weekend we sold our little vintage trailer we’ve had for 10 years that I wrote about here – the trailer that saw our family through many camping trips and vacations (like this and this). I LOVE that little trailer – the sweet little shape, the wood interior, the compactness that still held everything […]

Friday Photos 8.22.14

Summer Rain on Hydrangea - An Oregon Cottage

It’s Friday Photos, August edition! How’re you all doing this fine August day? As you can see from the photo above, we’ve had a bit of rain here and there in the last few weeks, but nothing like we can sometimes have here in the Pacific Northwest – we’ve been BLESSED with wonderful summer weather. […]

Easily Make a Replacement Cappuccino Carafe

Easily Make Your Own Home Cappuccino Replacement Carafe - An Oregon Cottage

Here’s yet another guest post from Brian (sheesh, you think he wants to take over here?). Oh, and can you tell we like our daily coffee? As you all probably know by now, one of the first things I do every morning is stumble into the kitchen to make macchiatos (which are like cappuccinos, but […]

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 photos, some life stories, and a couple of updated recipe photos on Fridays, usually once a month, […]

Chalkboard Theme Graduation Party

Chalkboard Grad Party - An Oregon Cottage

We had a special, once-in-a-lifetime event last weekend – a double graduation party! Our daughter graduated from high school and our son graduated with his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon. We hosted 60 family and friends for a backyard bbq to celebrate their accomplishments and I had some fun using ideas from Pinterest […]

Friday Photos 04.18.14

Samson waterlogue - An Oregon Cottage

Happy Friday friends! It’s time for another edition of Friday Photos where I share with you random pictures and some updated blog posts to keep you in the loop. I sure hope all is well with you all during this Easter week – I’m looking forward to our family’s celebrations this weekend. In honor of the […]