Thursday, October 22, 2009














Autumn Song
by Katherine Mansfield
Now's the time when children's noses
All become as red as roses
And the colour of their faces
Makes me think of orchard places
Where the juicy apples grow,
And tomatoes in a row.
And to-day the hardened sinner
Never could be late for dinner,
But will jump up to the table
Just as soon as he is able,
Ask for three times hot roast mutton--
Oh! the shocking little glutton.
Come then, find your ball and racket,
Pop into your winter jacket,
With the lovely bear-skin lining.
While the sun is brightly shining,
Let us run and play together
And just love the autumn weather.

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Please join Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor and the other participating boutiques at Make Mine Pink for our Friday Shopping Event on October 23rd when we present "Pumpkins and Spice". Fall is in the air and now is the time to decorate your hope for the autumn holidays......lots of beautiful fall decor will be presented at our Friday Shopping Event this week. I hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Events this week......



Hello everyone..........this week Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor will be participating in two events at Make Mine Pink. On Friday we will be one of the participating boutiques in the Friday Shopping Event and this week's theme is "Posh Tots". Do you need a gift for a special little girl or boy, or something to decorate their nursery or bedroom? We may have just what you are looking for right here in our "Posh Tots" Friday Shopping Event.


The other event we are signed up for is a new event hosted by Make Mine Pink. It is called Pink Twilight and it is a sale that lasts from 6pm until midnight EST. Partcipating boutiques including Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor will be selling items at rock-bottom prices. Get there early because this sale will end promptly at midnight and once an item is gone, it is gone for ever!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Show and Tell Monday

Now that the weather is cooler and the air is crisp I've been thinking about the upcoming holidays. This week I worked on an old wooden tray that I've had for awhile and wasn't quite sure what I would do with. Now it is all dressed up for Christmas and ready to list at Cozy Cottage and Patchouli Rose Designs. My pictures are a little dark but I'll take more later on this week. Here is a sneak peak...........






I also have a new clipboard started......I used a vintage Christmas card to set the theme. It is a work in progress and will have much more embellishment when I am finished.



Have a wonderful week and remember it is only a little over two months until Christmas!
Debbie










Thursday, October 8, 2009

It's Friday again......time to go shopping!




That's right.....it's time for the Make Mine Pink Friday Shopping Event again and Cozy Cottage is thrilled with this week's theme. "Girly Finds" - what could be more fun? I have two new very girly items listed this week along with several items I have pulled from other categories on the Cozy Cottage website that are definitely of the girly persuasion. I hope you enjoy browsing our Friday Shopping Event and be sure to shop the other participating boutiques at Make Mine Pink.


Happy shopping!

Debbie

Thursday, October 1, 2009

FRIDAY SHOPPING EVENT


Here it is......almost Friday again.....and this week Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor is participating in Make Mine Pink's Friday Shopping Event. The theme is one of my favorites......"Simply Pink". I hope you can take a few minutes and stop by to see what Cozy Cottage and the other participating boutiques are featuring this week. Have a wonderful weekend!


Debbie

Monday, September 21, 2009

Show and Tell Monday

Fall is in the air and I just had to create something with autumn in mind!
I spent yesterday afternoon in my studio working on tags and these are my "Chrysanthemum" tags. Satin ribbons and pretty papers in fall colors and embellished with treasures from my button box.............these pretty tags are offered in sets of 3 at Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Make Mine Pink's Friday Shopping Event - Office Chic



This week is "Office Chic" at Make Mine Pink's Friday Shopping Event, and Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor couldn't resist the chance to participate. Just think of your home office, or your away-from-home office all dressed up with pretty findings from the shops at Make Mine Pink. Drop by Cozy Cottage where we have free shipping on all items in our shop now, and then drop in on the other participating boutiques at Make Mine Pink. You are sure to find some lovely items to make your office a little bit cozier.




Happy Shopping!






Debbie

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Pink Friday.......and my little guys





Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor is just one of the boutiques participating in Make Mine Pink's Friday Shopping Event. This week's theme is "Getting Organized" and Cozy Cottage has many items to help you do just that. The pretty box on the left is just one example of what we have to offer. Be sure to find a comfy seat and shop online at our Friday Shopping Event this Fri., Aug. 28th.

Now for my little guys.......first, here is my little grandson, Brayden Kai.......I can't believe he is already two months old!!! He is the spitting image of his daddy, but I am beginning to see a little bit of his mommy creep in to his sweet little face too. Lucky me, he is here to visit for a couple of days with his big sister Bailey who is the apple of Grammy's eye!












And I haven't said much about Beau lately......my other little guy. He is doing fine, going to doggie daycare now on the days I teach and making new friends.



Thank you for stopping by My Cozy Cottage World.......Beau, Kai and I hope you have a wonderful week!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

"Tea for Two and Two for Tea"




Hello everyone.....it's that time again.....Pink Friday at Make Mine Pink! This week's theme is "Tea for Two and Two for Tea". Please drop by Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor as well as the other beautiful boutiques participating this Pink Friday. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pink Friday is "English Cottage Style"

Photo courtesy of www.freefoto.com


This Friday, July 17th, Make Mine Pink presents "An English Cottage". If English cottage style decor is your passion this is the time to indulge as Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor and other participating boutiques at Make Mine Pink gather to present a lovely array of English cottage style decor!



English cottage style decor has become a favorite because of the feeling of welcoming and warmth it lends to a home. A pretty bit of clutter atop a well-worn antique table that has been passed down through generations (or has at least been made to look that way) may be combined with comfy, overstuffed sofas and chairs covered in softly muted floral fabrics. Scatter lacy doilies here and there and a room just calls out for you to relax. A hallmark of English cottage style is color: all the colors of nature are perfect for this decor. Beautiful pinks, pale greens and shades of white might be used in one room; and yet another room may be lovely done in geranium red, deep green, violet, golden grain, and earthy brown. Even the colors of autumn are perfect for English cottage style: brown, yellow, rust, orange and green. That is the real beauty of English cottage style - using the colors YOU are comfortable with and that make YOU comfortable!



Once you have chosen a color palette, it is time to select furnishings. Because English cottage style evokes an antiqued, aged, and cozy feeling furnishings should have an aged patina. The overall effect should be that furnishings have been acquired over time, such as those passed down from generation to generation. Seating should be soft and comfortable - overstuffed chairs are perfect and if they are a little too worn, slipcovers are perfect for English cottage decor. If you are on a budget, you might look for furnishings in fleamarkets, thrift stores or at tag sales. Bookshelves, wingback chairs, roll-arm sofas, wicker furniture, framed mirrors, pine or dark wooden tables, wooden plate racks, buffets or sideboards, and hutches are just a few furnishings that are appropriate for English cottage style decor. Look for pieces that can be used for something other than their original purpose such as an old flat top trunk used as a coffee table. And don't forget the golden rule of English cottage style - every piece of furniture must be decorated!



Cover small tables with vintage doilies or cloths. Crochet lace doilies are perfect for the back and/or arms of a chair. Consider a tea tray with an assortment of pretty objects atop a coffee table. A bookshelf could hold a few antique books along with pretty knicknacks passed down from your grandparents and great-grandparents. Other items to look for when decorating your English cottage home are vintage china and glassware, silver or pewter pieces, porcelain figurines, vintage musical instruments, vintage paintings or postcards, vintage photographs in pretty frames, old clocks, fresh or dried flowers, lots and lots of pretty pillows on sofas and chairs, needlepoint wallhangings, and homemade candles and soaps.



Lighting should be soft and subtle. Table and floor lamps and candles are perfect, but overhead and recessed lighting should be avoided. A pretty chandelier is always welcomed but only small bulbs should be used or better yet, a candle chandelier. Light filtering through lacy sheers at the windows is lovely and in winter a heavy drape may be added to lend warmth to a room.



Finishing touches might include old quilts and soft handwoven rugs over a wooden floor.......and remember English cottage style is always a work in progress, never a finished product!




Thursday, July 9, 2009

Pink Friday - July 10th



Please join Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor and other participating boutiques as we celebrate "Summer Porch and Garden" this Pink Friday.

A welcoming porch and garden can create a friendly entryway to your home; and with the right accessories, a porch and garden can even become an extension of your home. No matter what your summer days hold, a porch and garden can provide the ideal setting for friends and family, and can even become a private retreat. I hope you find something special this Pink Friday that will help you design your summer porch and garden.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Welcome, little one!


Introducing the newest member of my Cozy Cottage World - Brayden Kai. He was born June 25th, at 8am and weighed in at 6 lbs. and was 17 inches long. Kai is happy at home with his mommy and daddy (my son) and big sister, Bailey Grace. Grammy loves you, Little One!

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day!
The handsome young man in the photo is my son,
with the light of his life, his now 2-year-old daughter.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Favorite Finds at Cozy Cottage this week




Cozy Cottage is participating in Make Mine Pink's Pink Friday and this week's theme is "Favorite Finds". I looked around the shop yesterday and found several of my favorite items that I hadn't listed on the Cozy Cottage website before and decided they would be perfect for the "Favorite Finds" theme. I hope you will drop by Pink Friday at Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor and take a look.....remember Pink Friday means FREE SHIPPING at Cozy Cottage!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

ENCHANTED SUMMER SWAP EVENT


You are invited to Etsy Boho's very first swap event! If you aren't already a member you can sign up here: http://etsyboho.ning.com/ . Once your membership is approved be sure your email settings on Etsy Boho are checked so that you receive notifications from Etsy Boho.


Here are the rules:

1. You must be a member of Etsy Boho to participate (it's easy to join!). http://etsyboho.ning.com/
2. Registration will be open until June 15th. I will start a new thread on the discussion board on the Main page where you can sign up.
3. You will receive the name of your recipient by June 22nd.
4. All swap items must be mailed no later than July 15th.
5. Our theme is "Enchanted Summer" so all of you creative people take that idea and run with it. Feel free to get out of your comfort zone and try something new!
6. Item value should be between $20-$25.
7. Once you have received your swap gift please post a picture on Etsy Boho so everyone can see what you received.
8. Have fun!!! :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Join us for Pink Friday this week......



Please join Cozy Cottage this week for shopping with a twist on Friday June 12, 2009 as Make Mine Pink presents "Along the Garden Path."


Delights and pleasures that make your heart beat a little faster await you along the garden path. Sights and sounds and smells that excite your senses and inspire your imagination. Perhaps it's the purple cone flowers, multicolored morning glories, fragrant angel trumpets, or the lordly foxglove, all grown from seed and tended with love, that line the path and remind you to dream. Or the delicate shadow of a Victoria trellis supporting a new vine that takes you on a new flight of fancy. In the early morning hours, or when the sun begins to set, a verdigris candle holder or metal scroll work lantern might illuminate the garden pathway. But it's the vintage metal buckets painted with floral designs and planted with overflowing flowers, that seem to light the way. Along the garden path, a cherub garden sculpture, or a vintage cherub planter might welcome you to this less-traveled road. Ceramic plaques engraved with thoughts and sayings to brighten the day remind you of the peace you find when you walk here, and invite you to linger a while. Garden mushrooms greet you, as does the sparrow-song sung by tiny birds that have stopped to rest on bird-feeders shaped like perfectly opened petals and delicately formed tea cups. A garden tea party...a hand painted table brought outdoors just for the occasion. Sparkling candy lights make this a fairy-tale place in the midst of an enchanted path. A Victorian cake stand filled with roses and sweets takes center stage, the vintage china tea cups and plates are set. In the shade, you can remove the sun hat that was created just for you, in a design that makes you smile whenever you catch a glimpse of it. The garden scenery is reflected in a beautiful handmade cushion, stitched from fabric alive with pink blossoms, then placed on a nearby garden chair. A decorative vintage birdcage hangs from a weather hook. On the table lies a gardening book filled with inspiration and ideas to share. Later, you'll remember absent friends and lovingly write to them on note cards reminiscent of a favorite rose garden. But for right now, you'll celebrate with those who are here, and share the treasures you've found along the garden path.

Joyce Lucas, FounderMake Mine Pink


Photo Contribution 1: Treasured Heirlooms Photo Contribution 2: Caroline Alexander

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Honest Scrap Award


I am honored to have been awarded the Honest Scrap award by two of my friends and fellow Make Mine Pinkers, Lynette from Misty Moonlight Creations, and Janet from Janet's Creative Pillows.To accept this award I must thank Lynette and Janet and link to their blogs (which I have done, just click their names!) and list 10 honest things about myself along with a copy of the honest scrap image, and also award 7 other bloggers with the links.
10 Honest Things About Me
1. I enjoy my own company....okay, I know that sounds conceited, but I do.....I have never had any trouble entertaining myself and I'd much rather spend time in my own company that with someone annoying.
2. I love my little dog Beau as much as if he were a little person.
3. I watch reruns of Will & Grace, and Frasier every night before I fall asleep.....I refer to the characters in these shows as "my friends". :)
4. I need to lose weight......a lot of it and fast!
5. I love seafood.....I can eat it twice a day, seven days a week and not get tired of it.....yum! (This may have something to do with #5.) :)
6. I love music from the 70s and 80s!
7. My favorite color is white, any shade of white......but especially creamy antique white.
8. I color my hair......and right now I really need to do it again!
9. Even though I live on a farm, I am a city girl at heart.
10. I am a shopaholic....I love bargain shopping and shopping thrift stores, fleamarkets, yard sales, discount stores.......you name it!
Now I am tagging:
Marie of Savon Marie blog
Francie of The Scented Cottage blog
Andrea of Faded Plains blog
Mo of Mo's Cottage blog
Silena of The Enchanted Valley blog
Happy blogging! :)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day


Please take a moment to honor our armed forces, both past and present.
Wishing you a safe and happy Memorial Day!
Debbie

Friday, May 22, 2009

News, News and More News!



Lots of new things are going on at Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor!
Pink Friday at Cozy Cottage and Make Mine Pink ~ this week's theme is Cherished Memories. Be sure to stop by and see what the participating boutiques are offering this week!

Patchouli Rose Home Decor and Fashion has now become a part of Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor and has its own category there. I will still offer the same beautiful boho/gypsy/hippie style home decor and clothing items, but I have hopes that merging the site with Cozy Cottage will bring more attention to Patchouli Rose as well as adding a whole new dimension to Cozy Cottage!

Etsy Boho ning now has chat! If you aren't a member of Etsy Boho and you love the boho/gypsy/hippie decor and lifestyle, please join us. It's easy to become a member and we would love to have you!

Summer swap event at Etsy Boho!!! I just set up our very first swap event on Etsy Boho. It is called Enchanted Summer and should be fun for everyone who signs up! This is just one more reason to join us at Etsy Boho ning.
Here are the swap details:
1. You must be a member of Etsy Boho to participate (it's easy to join!).
2. Registration will be open until June 15th. I will start a new thread on the discussion board on the Main page where you can sign up.
3. You will receive the name of your recipient by June 22nd.
4. All swap items must be mailed no later than July 15th.
5. Our theme is "Enchanted Summer" so all of you creative people take that idea and run with it. Feel free to get out of your comfort zone and try something new!
6. Item value should be between $20-$25.
7. Once you have received your swap gift please post a picture here on Etsy Boho so everyone can see what you received.
8. Have fun!!! :)

Have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend!
Debbie

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Pink Friday is "Beautiful Blues"


Blue is calming and serene. It's a coastal color, often used in bedrooms and rooms of relaxation. From delicate pastel to a deep, emboldened navy, adding blues to your d├ęcor can evoke a tranquil yet often vibrant mood. Beautiful blues surround us, and remind us we are home. Make your home a cozy retreat with beautiful items from Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor!

Cozy Cottage offers free shipping on items in the Pink Friday category....this is the time to load your shopping cart at Cozy Cottage!

You may also enjoy the items in our Little Pink Boutique.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pink Friday - Romantic Delights

~Romantic Delights~

Please join Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor and other participating boutiques when
Make Mine Pink presents "Romantic Delights"
this Friday, May 1st on Pink Friday.

Mother's Day is just around the corner, May 10th, so this is your chance to find
the perfect gift inside the lovely boutiques at Make Mine Pink!

FREE SHIPPING
on all items listed in the Pink Friday category.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Debbie @ Cozy Cottage

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hope Chest Adoptions Need Sponsors

for Enchanted Makeovers 2009 vision project



First let me introduce you to the non-profit organization that Make Mine Pink is joining hands with this year. I'm sure you've heard of Terry Grahl of Enchanted Makeovers? Well, for the past several years Terry has been donating her time and gathering resources to refurbish women and children's shelters. This year the 2009 Vision project is Terry's shelter makeover. We're proud to be able to help her with this worthy project.



Please visit the Enchanted Makeover site read more.


Part of Terry's plan is to have a hope chest for each girl in the shelter that would be filled with items that they will need when they move on from the shelter. We all had or knew someone that had a hope chest, and understand the significance of giving these girls something to look forward to..dream about.. hope for.



Terry had a company lined up that expressed interest in providing the hope chest for all 20 girls but unfortunately the company that was planning to donate the hope chests is no longer able to. Terry has asked MMP to help. Two hope chests have already been donated, leaving 18 for MMP to raise funds for. As I doodled 18 hope chest at 200.00 each = 3600.00 on a piece of paper, I started thinking. 18 people (only 18) could adopt/provide a hope chest for 200.00 contribution. Two Hundred dollars each didn't sound all that bad. I could do that for such a worthy cause. But I doodled some more and thought.. 36 people - 2 to a chest would be 100.00 each - that was even better! But what about teams of 3 people? That would be 67 dollars each? That would be so within many of our reach, making it easier for more to participate. I just knew we could do this if we formed teams to adopt a hope chest. Suddenly the plan for 18 hope chests and 3600.00 didn't seem out of reach at all. A plan was formed and the adopt a hope chest program began.
As of April 20, 2009 we have 11 Hope Chests Funded. We have 7 to go in the next month. If you'd like to join a team or adopt a hope chest, please email me at info@makeminepink.com. Please let us know if you will:
Adopt a Hope Chest Myself: 200.00
Adopt a Hope Chest with 1 other person 100.00
Adopt a Hope Chest with 2 others 67.00

Some of you asked if the hope chest will go with each girl. No.. it will stay at the shelter offering hopes and dreams to every new resident. When one graduates, she'll take with her the contents (some of which we will contribute) and make room for a new resident to plan and dream of a time when she'll be ready to move on.

Terry has a gentleman that will be constructing each hope chest.. so time is not a luxury we have. The 2009 vision project is due to be completed by August, so we need to move fast! Monetary donations for the hope chests will be due by May 30th.

On behalf of Terry and the Enchanted Makeover Committee at Make Mine Pink..thank you for being a part of the 2009 Vision Project.
Joyce Lucas, Founder
Make Mine Pink

Sunday, April 12, 2009



HAPPY EASTER!


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Pink Friday is "For the Birds"


Please join Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor and other participating boutiques at Make Mine Pink as we celebrate the birds of Spring this Pink Friday.

Easter blessings to you and your family from my Cozy Cottage family!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Make Mine Pink Slot Machine


This is it!

We're one day away from the Little Pink Slot Machine's public debut!

Starting April 5th at 8AM EST - April 14th at 12AM EST, you can spin for exciting prizes from your favorite MMP boutiques! No purchase necessary.
Do you want to find out more about the PINK SLOTS or view some of the prizes offered?

Please visit Make Mine Pink for all the exciting details!


The only requirement to play is that you register as a public forum member.

The slot machine requires an ID to keep track of the players spins each day and uses forum IDs to keep this running smoothly.

Please take a minute to stop by and register. This won't be the only time you'll need this ID, so keep it in a safe place for future MMP events!

See you at the slots!

Friday, April 3, 2009

We have a winner!!!

Looks like we have a winner here......

"mocha chocolata ya-ya........Creole Lady Marmalade"

Congratulations to Sharon of C'est Chouette who was the first one with the correct answer to my blog give-away. "Lady Marmalade" is the name of the song that my recipe is named for. This song has been performed by several singers, the most famous of which include Christina Aguilara/Pink/Mya/Lil'Kim performing together, and Patti LaBelle.


Something special will be coming your way soon Sharon! :)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Pink Friday, a New Recipe, and a GiveAway!


Pink Friday

Please join Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor along with the other participating boutiques at Make Mine Pink as we celebrate...........


Marie Antoinette

What a trendy theme it seems to be!

Marie Antoinette was young, tall, blonde and beautiful and she set fashion trends through France and Europe. Her flip remark, "Let them eat cake" (attributed to her, but never confirmed) was the spark that ignited the French Revolution.

Today, we simply cannot get enough of "Marie".
She became Queen of France while still a teen. Her excessive fashions for high headdresses, plumes and voluminous dresses were subject to public
comment, admiration and ridicule.

To escape the formalities, boredom, and royal obligations of court, Marie-Antoinette created a private realm of pleasure for herself and her friends at the Petit Trianon, a small retreat palace on the grounds of Versailles, and Hameau, where she planted the first Anglo-Chinese garden; collected all species of antique roses; and revolutionized architecture and gardening trends.

So why do we love Marie Antoinette today? All her extravagance, her life of excess, her hairstyles that were larger than life, her reported love of pastries and champagne (some truth and some fiction as Marie was a teetotaler) all create for us a time and place

where a young girl can be Queen.
(--Director of Community Relations @MakeMinePink.com~Designer @ CestChouetteHome.com)

Make your home a castle or a cozy retreat with beautiful items from
Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor!

Free shipping

on items in the Pink Friday category....
this is the time to load your shopping cart
at Cozy Cottage!

You may also enjoy the items in our
Little Pink Boutique

Now for a recipe decadent enough for the pickiest of queens!


This recipe was a favorite at my coffee house, "Great Expectations". Although we closed the shop a few years ago I still have former customers who comment on this delicious treat!



Mocha Chocolata


Ingredients: Chocolate ice cream, espresso coffee (prepared), Torani chocolate syrup, Torani French Vanilla syrup, 1/2 cup Half&Half, whipped topping, Hershey's chocolate syrup, chocolate sprinkles.


In a tall soda glass place two large scoops of chocolate ice cream. Pour one or two shots of freshly made hot espresso coffee over the ice cream (depending on how much of the coffee flavor you like). Pour the Half&Half over this. Then pour two shots of Torani Chocolate syrup and one shot of Torani French Vanilla syrup over the top. Top with whipped topping and garnish with chocolate sprinkles.
Serve with a long sundae spoon and enjoy!
We also called this the PMS Special for obvious reasons! :)
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

And now for the giveaway...............drumroll please!

The first person who leaves a comment on this post telling which song
the title of my recipe comes from will win a special little something
from Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor!
(Check back in a few days to see who the lucky winner is.)


Monday, March 30, 2009

MY BIG BACKYARD


Aren't they beautiful? I looked out the kitchen window a few evenings ago just before dark and saw this family of deer in our pasture. They were calmly grazing on the new green shoots of grass as if they didn't have a care in the world.


Do you see the yellow collar on the largest deer in this picture? Our neighbors raised him as a fawn after his mother was killed. When he was small they kept him in a pen near their house, but after he grew bigger they started letting him graze outside the cage, and finally started leaving his cage door open so he can come and go as he pleases. They are in hopes that he will find a herd and learn to run wild as he is meant to.......from the looks of this picture that may have happened.

I watched the deer for quite some time that evening....they came right up to the fence behind our house and the little ones even ran and played a little. After awhile, one by one they lept gracefully over the pasture fence and I thought how wonderful it was getting to share their lives for a few moments.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pink Friday and a recipe for you.....

"Easter Memories"......this week's Pink Friday suggests all the fun times of Easters past, present and future. We all have wonderful childhood memories of Easter egg hunts with our friends and Easter dinners where all the relatives show up and wonderful desserts are served. But now we are all grown up and it is our turn to make the memories that our families will enjoy in the future. Please join Cozy Cottage and the other participating boutiques at Make Mine Pink tomorrow as we celebrate Easter Memories......grab your little (or not so little) pink Easter basket and fill it up with beautiful memories for you and your family!

And here is a new recipe for you to enjoy!

Calico Cheese Dip

*This recipe comes from a friend at work, Mrs. Mary Walla.

Ingredients:
1 pkg. Italian Salad Dressing mix, prepared as directed
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2.25 oz can chopped or sliced black olives
4.25 oz. can chopped green chilies
Chopped green onion and tomato, as desired.

Preparation: Mix all ingredients together, cover and let the flavors blend in the refrigerator for a few hours. Serve with toasted bagel chips or your favorite chips or crackers.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Debbie


Friday, March 20, 2009

LOOK WHAT I GOT!


A few weeks ago, my friend Marie from Savon Marie bath products had a giveaway to help name a new product line and I was one of the lucky winners. Just look what arrived in the mail today......


Marie did such a nice job of wrapping both boxes......I couldn't wait to see what was inside (even though she let me choose my products, it was still fun to unwrap them)!



But the best part was taking everything out and smelling them........I got Blackberry Sage and Tea Time with Ginger and they both smell wonderful! And Marie also sent me some of the cutest little martini soaps.....and a pretty bookmark!


Thank you so much Marie for a wonderful giveaway. I hope everyone who reads this blog post makes a special trip to visit Savon Marie! As for me.......I'm headed for a good long soak in the tub!


Thursday, March 19, 2009

One of a Kind Treasures on Pink Friday



One of a Kind Treasures


You aren't like anyone else so why
should your home decor be like everyone else's?
Shop our Pink Friday category to find
one-of-a-kind treasures for your cozy cottage.

Free shipping
on items in the Pink Friday and Friday FleaMarket categories....
this is the time to load your shopping cart
at Cozy Cottage!

You may also enjoy the items in our
Little Pink Boutique
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Be sure to visit all the other participating boutiques at
Make Mine Pink's Pink Friday event!

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