Tuesday Garden Party 8.12.14

Tuesday Garden Party Features 8-12-14 via An Oregon Cottage

Wow, last week’s first co-hosted Tuesday Garden Party was fantastic, wasn’t it? With more than 100 links, there was plenty of inspiration to go around and I knew that Shelly, our host for this week, had her work cut out for her to choose the features since there were so many great posts linked up! […]

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August Dinner Menu Ideas

August Dinner Menu Ideas - An Oregon Cottage

August is full-on summertime here in the Pacific Northwest – school doesn’t start back until Labor Day and the weather is usually reliably sunny and warm (although you never know here, really…). Our grill sees the most action now and our whole family is pretty much in agreement that the garden vegetables taste best grilled so […]

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Decorating With Summer Flowers

Sunflower-Ikea Container Centerpiece - An Oregon Cottage

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared any seasonal decorating updates – and to be honest, with our graduations, other family activities, and increased work, I just didn’t have the desire. I simply updated the late spring mantel occasionally with a vase of whatever was blooming from our garden. And that’s just fine sometimes. But I did […]

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Homemade Garlic-Mint Garden Insect Spray {that really works!!}

Homemade Garlic-Mint Natural Garden Insect Spray - An Oregon Cottage

Okay guys, I’m excited to finally share with you the results of the get-rid-of-nasty-garden-bug experiment I’ve been conducting on my poor, bedraggled basil plants and trumpet vine that I shared a bit about here. I know I’ve teased you with my testing for long enough – we all deal with bugs, so I know you’ll be […]

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