Christmas decorating is in full swing around here today. I did a project a couple of years ago that I wanted to share with you. My grapevine chandelier has received a bunch of . . .Read More
I chased the American dream of the big house and got exactly what I wished for and worked hard for. Over 4000 square feet of an American dream.
Right away, deep down, I knew it was too much . . .Read More
What? No one wants to rent a house to someone with 3 cats?! We can't find a house to buy and now we can't find a house to rent. Just when I was about to lose hope, enter the miracle worker, Jodi. And now onto house number 5 . . .Read More
We found our house by a miracle--her name is Jodi. (Catch more about her at the end of part 2). It is a competitive world baby! When you are determined to live in a popular neighborhood and you aren't an investor that can drop cash, it takes not giving up and . . .Read More
It is apple season, but here in California it is still hot outside. There is no need to skip that fresh-pressed apple cider just because it's too warm for a steamy cup. Here is the recipe for my signature apple cider spritzer.Read More
Everything needs to start somewhere. To be honest, I've been mulling over what my first blog post should be. Since I couldn't decide, I thought I would just do a little introduction to my thinking behind this whole thing called Urban Cottage Living. You can read more about it and I encourage you to start here, but for now, a little rambling.Read More