Hello there strangers!

Just wanted to pop in quickly to say hello!

I’m home safe & sound after my business trip

Now catching up on all the things that need catching up on

and

giving

lots & lots

of
hugs and kisses
to my loved ones here at the cottage!

(isn’t that just the BEST to come home
to those you love?)

I hope I’ll be able to squeeze in some playing around the

house and show you some stuff I’ve done or made.

I’ll be with you soon!

Mmmmwaaahhhh!

Chat soon -

NORTHERN COTTAGE
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Going Quiet..for a bit

 

Just wanted to let you know that I’m going to be quiet here at the northern cottage blog for a little bit

For several reasons:

No.1 - Kiddos are on spring break…hooray I get to hang out with some of my very favorite people in the whole wide world

 

No.2 – Will be traveling for work shortly so won’t have access while on the road for awhile

No.3 – Need to concentrate on some work projects to prepare for trip above.

No.4 – Will come home from trip above and have lots of follow up work to complete. Ugh!

So, yeah, lots to do and {with the exception of #1} I’d MUCH rather to blogging but…

I’ll be back as soon as I can.  I sneak looks via reader here and there while I can (& comment as I can!) but most likely see you in a week or so.

In the meantime – thought I’d leave a couple cool images from my inspiration files:

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barnboard kitchen island sarah richardson

 

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brookegarden

butcher block kitchen decor pad

chalk hook spearmintbaby

cl little aqua chair

cottage sign

cottage-living-pantry

egg basket

kitchen sink

Chat soon -

NORTHERN COTTAGE
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Flowered Lampshade

 

Part of the spring freshening around the cottage included adding some flowers (real and NOT real!  Gasp!)

Here’s my fav

and it’s

BEYOND FAKE

and

get this…

from the DOLLAR STORE!

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Pinned this to my burlap lampshade

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Zoom in!

binder close up

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I’m loving the ruffley softness of this addition!

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What do ya think?

Check out more of the full cottage
spring freshening here

Chat soon -

NORTHERN COTTAGE
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Pinterest

 

Have you heard of it?

Have you played with it?

Have you become addicted to it?

I’ve been invited to join Pinterest where you can pin and group your favorite images from the web into mini collections.

garden table

garden valance

kitchen aqua chairs bhg

The organizer in me adores this functionality.

Aqua sink Canadianfamily

bread box bhg

craft room containers

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organize jars cl

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The explorer in me adores all the new ideas gathered here.

It is like viewing the crème de la crème of images that you like while also tapping into GREAT images that others have already found

You can view my pins here.

I’ve added a {my pins} link on my sidebar too so you can head over to view easily whenever you’d like!

Warning – once you start, it would be VERY hard to stop!

Chat soon -

NORTHERN COTTAGE
(click here to go to Northern Cottage blog home)

Women Who Do It All Feature

Very cool news that my pinwheel wreath has been featured over at

Women Who Do It All

with the Dreaming of Spring post:

wwcdia feature

How lovely!

Chat soon -

NORTHERN COTTAGE
(click here to go to Northern Cottage blog home)

Unlocking Treasures

A collection of

vintage keys

plus

burlap

plus a

framed out

bulletin board

and toss in some

old thumbtacks

equals:

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pure junky goodness!

 

Chat soon –

NORTHERN COTTAGE
(click here to go to Northern Cottage blog home)

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VOTE for my Pinwheel Wreath

Whoohoo!

My
pinwheel wreath
has been selected as a finalist over at the

Inspired By Charm

Spring Door Décor Contest

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and the voting is now open!

I’d LOVE if you would head over and vote for your favorite!

um yeah – that would be mine, right?? 
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tee hee!

It would be sooo great if you’d blog, tweet, shout out about the pinwheel wreath and drum up some votes my way!

C’mon  - we got a get some votes for the junky, remade version right?

What fun!

p.s. we’re buried under MORE snow now so the extra springy vibe is so very appreciated!

Feel free to comment here to let me know if you’ve voted as I’d love to highlight some of those efforts here at the Northern Cottage blog!

click HERE to head over to vote through Wed 3/16

After the contest – I think we should all go on a picnic, drink some lemonade, water some flowers and eat some corn on the cob!  Now that says spring/summer!

see more about the making of the wreath (and other spring wreath ideas here)

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Warm Spring Wishes to you and yours -

NORTHERN COTTAGE
(click here to go to Northern Cottage blog home)

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making the world cuter