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 […]


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 […]


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