Monday, March 30, 2009


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.

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!


Friday, March 20, 2009


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!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Touch O' Whimsy comes to Cozy Cottage - Pink Friday!

Once in a while, it's fun to take a detour from the normal "a place for everything and everything in its place" ritual and include some whimsical touches in our daily routines – celebrate your whimsical side and surround yourself with things that make you smile! This week at Make Mine Pink we celebrate "A Touch O' Whimsy". I hope you will drop by and visit Cozy Cottage as well as other participating boutiques for this special event. Free shipping on items in the Pink Friday category
....this is the time to load your shopping cart !

You may also enjoy the items in my
Little Pink Boutique
Wishing you a cozy and wonderful weekend!