Cottage Musings for February 2018

Ok, so it’s a little late for my Cottage Musings for February but better late than never, right?  I can only claim vacation brain as an excuse for not getting this post out sooner. I spent a few days at Disney World last week and I’ve had a hard time getting my brain to focus on work again. 

Walt Disney World is one of my fave places to visit and we had the most gorgeous weather. We’ve visited many times over the years and I don’t ever remember having perfect weather like we just had. I’m already dreaming about our next visit.

Cinderella's castle at dusk in Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

The Tree of Life and beautiful blue sky at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom

Ok, back to reality…and back to work.

Before we talk about what we’re working on in the cottage, let’s look back at what we accomplished last month.


We covered a lot of ground in February, as far as projects go. Our small powder room and closet projects were finally revealed (here and here). Yay!…

looking in the doorway of tiny powder room with shiplap on the walls

…and I introduced you all to our new tiny home away from home, The Nest (here).

A gray enclosed landscape trailer with 2 windows and a door

What We’re Working On

The powder room and closet may be done but the rest of the guest bedroom is a mess. We’re still working on fixing holes and prepping the walls and trim for paint. I’m also trying to figure out how I want to use the room. We’ve lived here almost 2 years and no one has ever spent a night in there. With limited space it just doesn’t make sense to have it set up as a guest bedroom. I’ll keep you posted on what I decide.

damaged wall in blue bedroom with holes and spackle

We’ve finally started working on The Nest. I said that the bed would be the first project but we thought it was a better idea to do the ceiling first. If you follow me on Instagram and check out my stories, I’ve been sharing snippets of what we’re working on. 

rear doors in a landscape trailer and insulation and wood supports in ceiling

Decorating The Cottage

It may not feel like it outside but the calendar says that spring is near. We all know what that means, right? Spring decorating! I’m having fun adding spring to the cottage. You’ll get to see some of it next week when I share it for a Spring Blog Hop. 

I’m also working on a few easy spring crafts that I’ll be sharing soon.

daffodils in glass bottles sitting in the setting sunlight

What Caught My Eye

You know that I’m all about DIY so I’m loving my friend Cristina’s (Remodelando la Casa) awesome plate rack that she built

I can’t get enough of all of the beautiful spring inspiration out there now and Kim’s (Savvy Southern Style) guest bedroom is at the top of the list. You’ve got to check out this gorgeous room.

Don’t Forget!  

For some of us in the US, it’s a welcome sign that spring is near….springing ahead or turning your clock ahead one hour. It may mean that we lose an hour of sleep but we gain that precious extra hour of daylight. Yes!

Happy weekend friends!


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  1. Pat M.
    Saturday,March 10, 2018 / 10:29 am

    Can’t wait to see what you do with the guest room. A room just for tv watching? Or leave the tv in the living room and make the guest room your craft room/office? Wall to wall built in storage since you’re limited elsewhere? A huge walk-in closet? You already have a beautiful sunroom in which to curl up with a book, so you already have a “quiet space” covered. Wow. A whole room to now use as you please.

    I think it’s a great idea to use it for something else. I also have a guest room that no one stays in, but I’m the only one living here, so really don’t need the space for anything else. If I try to go in there to quietly read in my grandmother’s comfy old chair, my two dogs come in, pace and whine at me until I leave, confused because I’m in this room that’s never used. Sometimes I wonder whose house it is anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 14, 2018 / 12:10 am

      Ah, what we do for our dogs. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I would like to turn the room into a craft or work room for me. I’m still trying to work it all out in my head but that’s what I’m leaning towards. I have been known to change my mind though so you never know. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Marlene Stephenson
    Saturday,March 10, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    I am so ready for spring and flowers and time change. What will you do with that room is what i am waiting to see.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 14, 2018 / 12:18 am

      I’m ready too Marlene, especially since we just got another dose of snow.

      Thanks so much for stopping in. ๐Ÿ™‚

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