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 […]


Tuesday Garden Party 04.01.14 {It Wasn’t A Mouse…}

Dog Destruction - An Oregon Cottage

Welcome to the first Tuesday Garden Party for April! And it’s starting off with a bang at our house since we woke up to this a few days ago: Some of you may remember something that looked very similar to this from last year – only slightly less destructive, as you’ll see in a moment. […]


Friday Photos 03.07.14

Daffodil Bud - An Oregon Cottage

I don’t know about you, but I was pretty happy to see that calendar turn to March! We’ve had some monsoon-type rains and of course there’ll still be cold days ahead, but all it takes are a few 55-60 days with sun and daffodils blooming and I feel hopeful again. It’s weird, ’cause it’s not […]


How to Pack For More Than a Week in a Carry On Suitcase

Traveling Outfit for 1 to 2 Week Packing Tips - An Oregon Cottage

Wondering how to bring all the things you need and want on a week or two week trip without having to pay to check a bag or lug around a lot of suitcases? I traveled to Greece and Kosovo last spring for 17 days and took only the suitcase in the photo above. I used […]


Ice Storm 2014

Ice Storm 2014 - An Oregon Cottage

**Update: SO happy to report that our power came back Wednesday night while we were sleeping – bless those electrical workers who’ve been working 24/7 for the last 5 days! Enjoying all the benefits of electricity in a new way now!** Pretty snow started falling last Thursday at our house, which turned into ugly freezing […]


Friday Photos 01.10.14

Maple Syrup Snow Candy - An Oregon Cottage

Happy January! While much of the country is under the snowy conditions pictured above, this was us a month ago when the Pacific Northwest was hit with record snow and negative temps.  I’m posting them for this month’s edition of Friday Photos because I didn’t get a chance to in December. It snowed for more […]


2014 Goals {& 2013 Recap}

2014 Goals - An Oregon Cottage

Every year I like to review the previous year and make a new set of small, achievable goals for the next year – and share them all with you here on An Oregon Cottage (see 2010 goals here, 2011 here, 2012 here, and 2013 here). And while I enjoy having a record of each year’s […]


2013 Top DIY & Gardening Projects

Top 10 Recipes - An Oregon Cottage

Here we are at the end of another year – can you believe it? One of the things I enjoy about the turn of another calendar year is looking back at the previous year to see what’s been accomplished, what I learned, and what I still have (actually would like) to do. So this week […]


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