Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Cool Site!


Friday, September 19, 2008

Happy Friday!

Ahhhh, Friday...full of possibilities for the weekend.

Watch the Bucs game?

Go to the pool?

Make 100 coasters?


Yeah, I should make a boatload of coasters to get ahead of the game.

Game? Yeah and watch some football.

Sure wish I had that hammock...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Life Lessons

Sigh....I learned an important lesson today - be careful who you vent to.

Something happened that I did not like. I told a bunch of people. They didn't agree with me and now I feel bad.

Because I'm very sensitive and take criticism too seriously.

Repeat to self: "Don't sweat the small stuff. It's all small stuff."

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Happy Birthday, Gage!

I can't believe you turned 11 today. At 1:18am to be exact. I still remember you as a baby with beautiful, blond curls and now you're throwing yourself recklessly on skateboards. It happened so fast. Slow down, buddy!

Monday, September 8, 2008


Dining Area
Originally uploaded by CarolinaCottage
Slowly working on getting the house the way I want it. We painted the living/dining area a few weeks ago. The color is a light teal/frosty green, depending on the light. I'm REALLY happy with. My "keep calm" poster looks great against this color. The kitchen area, which is where I took this photo from, will be the same color, as it goes well with the wood cabinets.

I Want These

I'm not sure why...I don't have a sense of smell, so I don't care a whole lot how my clothes smell, but they sure are purty. But, not too pretty. Not overdone. I don't care for things that are too cute. I think I would just sit and look at them.

You can find them here

Mireio - on etsy

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Win A Set Of Font Coasters

Lynde at Cozysister has a lovely blog and she gives away free Indie stuff. How cool is that?

You can enter to win a set of my Fabulous Font Coasters -

She also makes some gorgeous jewelry. So click on over and check out her shop here

A big thank you to Lynde for advertising me and my work in such a lovely way!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Cottage Collage Box

Cottage Collage Box
Originally uploaded by CarolinaCottage
My latest collage box. It's simple and beautiful. I've been trying to hard lately, trying to be a serious collage artist, but I'm not ready yet. So I went back to doing what I do best - creating a pretty collage box.

On sale in my shop - $32

My Studio

My Messy Studio
Originally uploaded by CarolinaCottage

This is the place where I spend most of my free time. I should emphasize FREE more, because there isn't much of it. Between job (with 2 hour daily commute) kids, house, dogs, husband, I'm stretched pretty thin.

But when it's quiet, I get lost in creating here. Hours can go by in a blink without my noticing. What I do here is not rocket science, but it brings me back to center.

I create because I want to, need to, not because someone tells me I should. Or how ... sometimes I try too hard to be creative and that usually doesn't pan out. I find I have to be true to myself or a piece I'm working on will turn into a mess. If you look on the shelves, you'll see a couple of messes waiting to be covered with something more calm, more me.