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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

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

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

I would like to report that I am feeling much better today! After Zumba last night I stopped by Walgreens to pick up some photos I had printed (for today’s project!), and to also buy more chocolate. I had eaten my last chocolate truffle on the way to Zumba (I totally burned it off) and … Continue reading

My little jewel box of a bathroom

My little jewel box of a bathroom

It’s done! Well, mostly done. I need to take a little touch-up paint around the edges of the ceiling and the electrical plates, but mainly DONE!! This miniscule lavatory, despite being approximately 5 feet by 5 feet, has given me more grief than any other room in the house. It’s so small that I originally … Continue reading

House tour updates: Kitchen

House tour updates: Kitchen

This room (like the living room) is one of the most-used rooms in the house. Is it any wonder then why it is refreshed and changed so often? A walk down memory lane! .

House tour updates: Master Bedroom

House tour updates: Master Bedroom

Decorating with Hannah, a play in two acts. Act 1, scene 1. Me: “I’m finally finished with this room! Doesn’t it look great?” The Hubs, enthusiastically: “Yeah hon! It looks fantastic!” Act 1, scene 2. One day later… Me: *nudge nudge, tweak tweak* “How about when I put this here? Is it better, or worse?” … Continue reading

On crookedness and DIY gone wrong

On crookedness and DIY gone wrong

Or, why I need a lot of caulk. The title of this blog is “Cozy Crooked Cottage”, which could indicate a great many things. “Crooked” could imply that nefarious deeds and general mischief goes down on the premises. It could also infer that we are in fact a band of thieves. Since neither Mark nor … Continue reading

Guest bedroom tour

If anyone besides myself was counting down the days until my friend arrived in town and the frenzy of home decorating ended- then you would have realized, she moved in yesterday:-) Do you know what this MEANS?? I’ve finished my lists! My spring home decorating budget is all but gone and my projects have been … Continue reading

Spa-tacular hall bath redo

Happy Monday! Not. I’ve already made one whiny phone call to my sister this morning- we are “venting buddies”- and call each other to rail against life in general. Today I am angry about puppies developing sudden incontinence, ants in my bathroom, and road construction making me late to work. She was very understanding:) I … Continue reading

Fiskevik forever

I love my fiskevik! No, that’s not a pair of craft scissors (fiskar) or the city in Sweden- it’s my new find from Ikea! The online listing is HERE I haven’t always adored my fiskevik…. In fact, until just recently it had been lovingly stored tossed in the coat closet. The story goes, last Thanksgiving … Continue reading