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Repurposed Vintage Ice Chest

I’ve had this old Ice Chest for years and at times have used it at the store for display.  I recently had an idea for it to use in the office room of our new home.  I found a free standing file and cut it to fit inside of the chest and now I have […]

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The Real Maria from “The Sound of Music” and why I love her so!

I was at a thrift store recently rummaging around for old books to use in a decorating project.  Along with the books I needed I found a treasure.  It’s “Maria, my Own Story” by Maria Von Trapp.  The Sound of Music is my favorite movie and I can’t believe I’ve never read this book or […]

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The Best Mother’s Day Gift Can’t be Bought

When my kids were little the handmade Mother’s Day gifts and cards were sweet to receive.

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The Luck of the Irish

I’m Irish through marriage and some of that “Irish Luck” rubbed off on me the other day. I was shopping for a little hostess gift for my …

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Canning Ribbon

I was looking for a different way to display our ribbon that we carry at Sunnyside Cottage when I came across a picture of an artist’s studio.

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Decorating with Old Books

Years ago before I opened Sunnyside Cottage, I used to hunt for books at garage sales and thrift stores. I would then list them on Amazon and wait for the sales.

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“Everyone gets to decide how happy they want to be because everyone gets to decide how grateful they are willing to be”