So glad to still be here.

So glad to still be here.

Yesterday, my little midwestern town was hit with a doozy of a Summer blast. A cold front swooped in from the west, pelting into an existing wave of heat & humidity, creating a perfect storm. We’re not new to storms like this, with thunder, lightening, rain, even hail a summer normality around here. In fact, … Continue reading

No monkey business!

No monkey business!

Hello again! Last weekend was a busy one for us at our cozy crooked cottage. My brother-in-law came over and spent several hours working with the Hubs to install our new gutters…yes I finally have gutters!!! I’ve been waiting for these since, well, since we installed the roof. Which was over a year ago. In … Continue reading

Painting (and re-painting) a tile fireplace

Painting (and re-painting) a tile fireplace

Hi guys! I’ve been busy. Puttering. Lots of puttering. Painting, cleaning, cooking and taking care of furbabies at work & at home. Miss Emmaline Pistachio-face needed emergency surgery to remove a painful growth on her back paw, which turned into also removing a couple tumors the vet discovered in her back two breasts. We don’t … Continue reading

A sunny day

A sunny day

What a lovely, sunny day we finally had in my little midwestern town! After being pummeled by winter storm after winter storm, I guess the gods decided we deserved a little break? Of course, there’s still snow on the ground and of course, it’s still below freezing, but I’ll take it. It’s my day off … Continue reading

Wall demo start to finish

Wall demo start to finish

Good morning readers! I’m really digging the “one post a week” thing right now…sorry to keep you on the edge of your seats for demo pics after last week’s post! it’s working out best to update on Tuesdays as they’re my day off from work. Get ready for a doozy though, because we flew by … Continue reading

I’m baaack!

I’m baaack!

Didja miss me? Didja didja?? What a great summer break! Sleeping in, feeling the wind in my hair and the sand in my toes, reading book after book while sipping on a bottomless glass of sweet red wine…I should do this EVERY year! …Just kidding, I didn’t take any time off work, didn’t sleep in, … Continue reading

Natural pest control

Natural pest control

Well guys. I’m trying to find time to post, I really am. Maybe I’m taking summer break! Yes, that’s it. I’m not slacking off… Not much at least. Anyway, I’m here right now, aren’t I? And there’s something cool to talk about. It’s chickens! Honestly, I’ve lost track of how many we have right now. … Continue reading

Why hello there!

Why hello there!

Hi guys. Since I feel like stating the obvious, it’s been a while since my last post… Two weeks, to be precise. Never fear, this is not the end of Cozy Crooked Cottage! Have you ever felt like the the more you want to do something, the more stuff crops up to keep you from … Continue reading

Lucky update #2

Lucky update #2

***GRAPHIC IMAGES WARNING*** Well guys, I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that Lucky is still alive! Nearly a month after her rescue and recovery, she’s still peeping. The bad news? She’s been attacked again. We have a flock of chickens that are too young to be put in with the … Continue reading