St. Patrick, Snakes, Shamrocks, and Other Irish Myths

Saint Patrick's Day is coming up!!¬†Woohoo!! This is one of our favorite holidays because it represents a significant portion of our heritage, but, honestly, we pretty much celebrate our ancestry whenever we get the opportunity. We are also history buffs and love to know the history behind every holiday. There was much debate in the … Continue reading St. Patrick, Snakes, Shamrocks, and Other Irish Myths


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

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

Baby Shower on a Budget

In my last article, I spoke about co-hosting a baby shower for my best friend who is due in March. We kept with the theme of her gender reveal, blue and green. Money, at the time, was tight. Mr. Cozy Cottage was still going through medical stuff and had surgery in January with a few … Continue reading Baby Shower on a Budget

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!)

Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

Georgia, specifically Macon, is not the ideal place to live when it comes to Spring and Fall, the two biggest allergy seasons. On top of the giant yellow cloud of pollen emitted from the the pine trees violating me and everything I own, it's cherry blossom season. Every city has their own "thing", and Macon's … Continue reading Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

Tips for Starting Your First Homestead

For years, I have dreamed of owning land. I wanted a garden, chickens, goats. I wanted my children to grow up knowing the benefits of hard work. That dream is now a reality since we purchased Serenity Acres. I still want all of that, but now it's a bit overwhelming. My parents even went through … Continue reading Tips for Starting Your First Homestead

Lessons Learned from Loving a Biker

In the 3 years that Mr. Cozy Cottage and I have been together, I have learned a lot about loving a biker. Now, men themselves are hard to handle, but bikers are truly a different breed. I mean, they're hobbies are riding a death machine at 60mph at least, so they have a different outlook … Continue reading Lessons Learned from Loving a Biker

Homesteading without Land

When we purchased Serenity Acres, our friends cheered for us. We were the first to accomplish home ownership. Not just owning a house, but owning land and a workshop and getting one step closer to our dreams of self-sufficiency. Many of our friends are like-minded, but circumstances make it difficult. It's really hard to have … Continue reading Homesteading without Land