My ears perked up when he mentioned that there might be some “floral dishes” in there somewhere. I have been searching for Red and White Transferware for my Christmas Dinner Table for years in Thrift Shops. … Read More Jackpot On My Front Porch
This breakfast will give you energy to last your whole long morning, give you inspiration to move a whole room full of furniture, give stamina to redesign and restyle your living quarters… Read More The Recipe for Energy
Here at Bluewillowcottage, we strive to live life with all our might each day and let the rest take care of itself.
… Read More A Sweet Life
I don’t have to tell anyone that in real life, work is NOT always fun — sometimes the boss isn’t fair, customers are rude, and hours at work seem to drag by. I expect kids to complain a bit about their chores, but I don’t tolerate it in extreme. I recommend you let them vent — but only for 2 or 3 minutes, then nip it in the bud. … Read More How to instill a Work Ethic in Your Children
The “Children’s Hour” was a time in Victorian history when the parents of affluent families devoted an hour to visiting with their children. You may have observed this practice in viewing TV programs like Downton Abbey. I found it difficult to believe that mothers would only see their children for a few hours a day, but I understand that there were other important tasks for parents to tend to in those times. I have made it a practice to spend at least an hour of my day devoted solely to the children… reading to them, playing, talking, and relaxing with them, putting all other tasks aside for this special, intimate time with them.… Read More The Children’s Hour
The end of another long, hard week is here. Tonight, I will rest my tired head on a fluffy, soft pillow. My sleep will be sweet until a new Monday morning arrives…… Read More Pillow Love
“It isn’t enough to believe in something; you have to have the stamina to meet obstacles and overcome them, to be willing to struggle.” ~Golda Meir What better way to start a Friday morning than a cast-iron skillet filled with a hot, sizzling spinach and mushroom omelette with cheese? It will give you energy… Read More Be Willing to Struggle
Summertime is for laying at the pool and going out to clip herbs and pick veggies for the dinnertable.
… Read More Summertime Abundance on the First of August…
Imagine my delight when I came across this mixer at Salvation Army last week. My mind flooded with happy memories of Grandma’s tiny apartment, those irresistible aromas coming from her impossibly small kitchen. … Read More Baking with Vintage Tools
… the most beautiful things in life are not just things. They’re people, and places, memories and activities with loved ones. They are feelings and moments, smiles and laughter.
-Unknown … Read More Feelings and Moments…