National Pets Day: Pets of Cozy Cottage

Today is National Pets Day! I think it's kind of neat that there are so many days dedicated to fun and wonderful things these days. Pets, siblings, pirates, doughnuts, pizza - you name it, there's a day for it. For most people, pets are more than mere companions; they're family. Ours are no different. They … Continue reading National Pets Day: Pets of Cozy Cottage

Spring Motorcycle Ride

It's not uncommon for spur of the moment bike rides, especially when a lot of our friends are bikers. Our friend just recently got his bike out of the shop and naturally we had to celebrate with a little scoot around town. Now, his bike was actually the bike that started our relationship. When Mr. … Continue reading Spring Motorcycle Ride

Used Book Sale: A Book-aholic’s Dream Day

My hubby is a really dream man. He is always encouraging my interests, and actually takes an interest in them himself. Last year we discovered a really neat event here in Macon - the used book sale. It's hosted by the Friends of the Library, an organization that supports the local library and literacy programs. … Continue reading Used Book Sale: A Book-aholic’s Dream Day

Top 10 Favorite Children’s Books

Read Across America Day is on March 2nd, Dr. Seuss' birthday! This is one of my very favorite days! My mother instilled in me the desire for knowledge and the love for reading before I could even write and read myself. One of my favorite movies, "Love Comes Softly", also encourages reading through a scene … Continue reading Top 10 Favorite Children’s Books

DIY Diaper Cake (with a hidden surprise for the mom-to-be!)

I recently co-hosted a baby shower for one of my best friends who is due at the end of March. She's having a little boy named Vincent Pryce (tell me that name isn't just AWESOME!), and we are all excited to meet the little devil. My first idea was that I wanted to keep the … Continue reading DIY Diaper Cake (with a hidden surprise for the mom-to-be!)

Keeping it Real

You know, when I decided to start a lifestyle blog, I had every intention of keeping up with it. Here's what I thought it would be: I'm going to post lots of crafts and recipes and homemaking tips! My friends love what I do, and I'm sure others will too! Best of intentions. In turn, … Continue reading Keeping it Real

Holidays with the Cozy Cottage Clan!

Whew! Holy moly! Is anyone else still exhausted from Christmas and New Year celebrations? I'm just getting life back to normal, though the poor house is still a wreck and I haven't even started to take down our decorations. We had 3 Christmases this year, one which was mixed in on New Year's Eve. So … Continue reading Holidays with the Cozy Cottage Clan!

The Best Gluten-Free, No-Chill Sugar Cookies

At the end of August this year, Mr. Cozy Cottage was sort of diagnosed with Celiac disease. I say sort of because the markers for the blood test didn't show up because I had already had him on a gluten-free diet for 6 months. Our wonderful doctor told us that if the diet was working … Continue reading The Best Gluten-Free, No-Chill Sugar Cookies

Dealing with Anxiety During the Holidays

Like many other adults in the United States, I suffer from anxiety. While it's mild now, just two years ago it was borderline out of control. Since then, I've learned to manage it by learning my triggers (finances, too much social activity, impromptu events, and the feeling of being rushed) and focusing on my my … Continue reading Dealing with Anxiety During the Holidays

It’s the Craziest Time of the Year

I tell you what, it has been a crazy week!!! It's been fun and productive, but there definitely hasn't been a lot of time to hold still and write. My mornings have been spent crawling out of bed and getting to work before the coffee is done, and I'm lucky if I stay awake until … Continue reading It’s the Craziest Time of the Year