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The Christmas Edition: Cookies in the Cottage


For today’s “Cookies in the Cottage” I thought it would be fun to list the cookies I’m planning to include on this year’s Christmas cookie plates (that aren’t really plates anymore- I bag the cookies up and put them in small dollar store bags because I think they stay fresher). I’m including my thoughts on these (didn’t think you’d get a break from that, did you?) and any…

Fresh And Frugal Cottage Ideas, Part 2- A Better Homes And Garden Comparison

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In the first part of Frugal Cottage Ideas, I used a list from the Better Homes and Gardens website to see how our Oregon Cottage does interpreting the “cottage look.” In this second part we’ll look at the rest of the items on the list. So far, it’s been a lot of fun for me to seeing our cottage ideals compared to those listed by the venerable BHG- in addition to remembering some things I’ve always wanted- like more…

Whole Grain Cut-Out Cookies- 5 Days of Christmas Cookies

Whole Grain Cut-Out Cookies

…s from yesterday? Based on my favorite criteria: rich, chocolate, not complicated, and “wow” factor, these Whole Grain Cut-Out Cookies shouldn’t make the cut. And to be honest, I find regular sugar-cookie cut-outs to be so ho-hum that I only include them when my kids want something to decorate. However, the fact that these are whole-grain and less sugar than a regular roll-out cookie makes them my go-to cookie for decorating. Th…

Fresh And Frugal Cottage Ideas, Part 1- A Better Homes And Garden Comparison

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One of my favorite magazines has always been Better Homes and Gardens. I love the accessible decor, food, and crafts. As I was checking out their website the other day, an article that caught my eye titled Fresh and Frugal Cottage Ideas. Can you guess why it might have appealed to me? Frugal and cottage in the same sentence- be still my heart! As I was reading, I started mentally checking the list with my own cottage to see how I compared. And I…

15 Awesome Christmas Cookies (And 3 More…)

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I’m so excited to share with you this list of our family’s favorite Christmas cookies, candies, and goodies! These have all passed the taste test and most are holiday staples that I make every year. But I’ve also included year-around treats like chocolate chip cookies because they are awesome to have as the “regular cookie” (as Brian likes to say…) on a cookie plate. I know, it’s craz…

Espresso Truffle Bars – 5 Days Of Christmas Cookies

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Complete List of 5 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 1: Mini Almond Joy Brownies Day 2: Whole Grain Cut-Out Cookies Day 3: Espresso Truffle Bars (today) Day 4: Chocolate Drizzled Nut Squares Day 5: Homemade “Moose Munch” Honey Caramel Corn Let me say right off the bat- these are NOT brownies. Uhn-uhn. No way. They are rich, gooey, chocolaty, and smooth. In other words, a truffle. Just easier in a bar form- no need…

How To Add Cottage Curb Appeal

How To Add Cottage Curb Appeal :: An Oregon Cottage

As you’ve no doubt gathered, I like a bit of cottage around here. To me a cottage isn’t necessarily a certain style, but more a mixture of a lot of styles – a place where everything you love lives together beautifully. It usually includes at least some classic, vintage, and time-honored decor and architecture. And the outside of a cottage should be welcoming, cheerful, and, yes, even a bit imperfect (which i…

Peanut Butter Brownie Sandwich Cookies


…g time readers, I bet). And you, my friends, will just have to suffer through my little foibles. Should we count the ways that I’ve loved these in the past? There’s the Peanut Butter Swirl Bar ode to my childhood, a Peanut Butter Blondie (whole grain of course), another whole grain offering in Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars, and my search for a soft pb cookie ended with Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies. You&…

Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle Flash Sale

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…e online conference calls and private support groups. 9 bonus sponsors offering you $150+ of incredible products and services to help you along your way. This includes bonuses like $25.98 of FREE eco-friendly laundry detergent from Dizolve (because we all need clean clothes). This bonus nearly makes up for the entire cost of the bundle! So, for less than $30, you can pick up your own bundle  complete with more than $800 of ebo…

Fabulous Healthy Living eBooks {and More!} Sale


…is sale has ended!** Happy Monday, friends! I’m excited to share with you today about a fabulous deal that includes eBooks, bonuses, and even an online conference, all surrounding the topic of healthy living. It really is an ‘Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle’ as advertised! I know you will be seeing this deal a lot if you read many blogs, but since I got such incredibly useful information and fun reads from last Spring’s eBo…

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