Cottage Musings for February

Wow, it feels like I just posted about January and here we are into March already. Time flies! 

It’s been another busy month here at the cottage, and I am all over the place with projects, but we are seeing some progress. 

Even though I’m painting walls, the fireplace and the windows, I’m thinking about spring. I’m ready to lighten everything up and that usually means changing pillows, bed linens and filling the house with tulips. Well, not exactly filling the house…maybe spreading a couple of bunches around. Anyway, I’m having a giveaway for a HomeGoods gift card to help you get your own home ready for spring, so make sure you come back on Monday to enter.  

Roses and hydrangea in the living room.

Operation “Black Window Trim” is in full swing. Wow, I didn’t expect it to take this long or be so tedious. I have one window down and another one to go. The big one…

Cue the dramatic music.

Cottage musings for February.

A little peek, through the blue thistle, of the dining area wall that started this makeover. 

Blue thistle in the dining room.

I spent this whole month working in the kitchen/dining area. What started out as a wall wall paint job has turned into 3 walls, outlets and lighting. I’ve wanted to remove the fluorescent light in the kitchen area since we moved in and, since the mister was willing to help, we took it down, which was the easy part. Now I’m trying to fix the ceiling and find the perfect light.

I know…pretty ugly.

Cottage musings for February.

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OK, so I’m going to share a little secret with you. I love shoes! I mean, what girl doesn’t, am I right? The only problem is that I have big feet, size 10, and they’re wide. Granted, it’s much easier to find nice shoes in bigger sizes now but it’s still a struggle to find comfort and style. I’m always on the lookout and I finally found a casual shoe that’s comfortable and cute. Yay me!!! 

Since we started cleaning up outside, I’ve been trying to get garden ideas for our front yard. There’s so many beautiful gardens and great ideas out there. This little cottage is in Carmel, CA. Love that stone wall and all the greenery. And that gate…adorable!

Cottage musings for February.

Tales from Carmel

I’m just finishing up the fireplace (I shared the mantel redo here) and I’ll be sharing that on Monday. This was just a quick and temporary makeover until we have the time to really work on it. 

Love this…

Cottage musings for February.

Lynn Morgan Design via House of Turquoise

It turned out to be pretty productive February. I’m just hoping that some of these projects will be done in March. ๐Ÿ˜‰  

Don’t forget to stop in on Monday to check out the fireplace makeover and enter the giveaway.

Thanks so much for stopping in and I hope you have a great weekend!!!

You can catch up on our happening in January here…

Cottage Musings for January

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  1. Friday,March 3, 2017 / 9:23 am

    Spring is such an exciting time. Tulips, shoes, renovation…some of my favorite things. Enjoy the process and I can’t wait to see the end result! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kristi
      Sunday,March 5, 2017 / 11:22 pm

      I do enjoy the process, sometimes a bit more than the results. ;O

  2. Debbie H
    Friday,March 3, 2017 / 10:50 am

    I think it is probably a help to photograph your progress so that you can look back and see all you accomplished. I need to do that because I am getting discouraged with all I have to do. I give you cudos for sticking with the black trim, I wouldn’t even attempt it. LOL Have a great weekend my friend. Debbie

    • Kristi
      Sunday,March 5, 2017 / 11:26 pm

      It’s so easy to get discouraged when there are tons of projects on the list. It happens to me all the time but I try to enjoy the process and take it one step at a time. Maybe photographing your progress would be a good idea for you so you can see where you started and your results. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Hope you have a great week!

  3. Kaycee F
    Friday,March 3, 2017 / 10:50 am

    Beautiful, looking forward to Monday’s post! I also LOVE the Vans you shared, they are just perfect, (also a 10)!!

    • Kristi
      Sunday,March 5, 2017 / 11:28 pm

      Thanks Kaycee! This is my first pair of Vans and I really love them. They won’t be my last. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Cheryl
    Friday,March 3, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    I need the blue thistle. Can you PLEASE tell me how I might find blue thistle.
    Thanks you!

    • Kristi
      Friday,March 3, 2017 / 7:33 pm

      I found my blue thistle at Whole Foods for $4.99. I’ve never seen it before and almost passed it by but I love it.

  5. Sunday,March 5, 2017 / 11:46 am

    Your inspiration photos are stunning, Kristi. Have you ever been to Carmel? I have, and the cottages there are breathtaking. It’s such a lovely place. Probably my favorite place of all those I’ve visited. I must catch up on all the news with your new home. I stopped blogging for awhile last year and now I’m back, but still trying to catch up with all my “old” blogging friends. I want to see more of your home, but will need a cup of tea and a comfy spot to read all about it. Hugs, Nancy

    • Kristi
      Sunday,March 5, 2017 / 11:56 pm

      Hi Nancy. It’s wonderful to hear from you and I’m so glad you are back.

      I’m afraid that I’ve been so busy with the house, and my MIL who just recently passed away, that I’ve not been able to visit blogging friends like I used to. Now that I know you’re back to blogging (yay!), I’ll stop over for a visit and check up on how you’ve been. Hope all is well with you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Tuesday,March 27, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    Thanks for this wonderful post, and I love everything in this post. the black window trim, I know it will be fabulous once finish.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 28, 2018 / 3:30 am

      Thanks Ivory! The window did turn out well. I love it! If you want to see just type window in the search box. Thanks so much for stopping by. ๐Ÿ™‚

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