Toy Closet Organization and Makeover

by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 27, 2015

turquoise boy's roomLandon has a colorful room upstairs in our Blue Cottage, with big closets.

Do you remember the post I wrote about his turquoise room a while ago? I love the photos my friend Kelly shot of it.

Take a look at it again — I’ll wait :)

See those large closets? One runs the whole length of the room behind his bed, and the smaller one is on the other side of the room. {click to continue}


Wordless Wednesday With Linky: Breastfeeding Bumper Sticker

by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 25, 2015

breastfeeding bumper sticker, I make milk. What's your superpower?, I make milk. What's your superpower?

Breastfeeding Bumper Sticker

Yesterday, I braved the deep freeze — one of the coldest days here ever — and drove to my CRV with my rental car to take everything out of it so I could sell it.

As you might have read, I decided to let it “retire.”

Somehow that sounds better to me than saying that it finally died after 18 year. {click to continue}


“Thrifty & Vintage Finds” Link Party #56

February 24, 2015

Welcome to the next “Thrifty & Vintage Finds” link party! If you found an amazing deal lately, a vintage or thrifty find, then link up! What a day! I’m pulling off this post in a hurry after a crazy busy and exhausting day, because it’s 1am and I still have to work on L’s timeline […]

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Spring Mantel With DIY Vintage Seed Packets Banner

February 21, 2015
DIY Vintage Seed Packets Banner,

I tried. I tried to get out of the house today. It was snowing a bit, so I cleaned off the rental car, loaded it up with the HomeGoods items I wanted to return, and drove out of the driveway. I made it down the street — and then turned around. The roads were so […]

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Saying Goodbye to My Honda CRV After 18 Years

February 20, 2015
Honda CRV 1997

Yesterday, my sweet 18-year-old Honda CRV died. Landon and I had loaded up the car and were on our way to the Katonah thrift store and community center to drop off donations, and just before I got to the thrift store, the car started to stutter. I knew it was bad and barely made it […]

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Wordless Wednesday With Linky: HomeGoods Love

February 17, 2015
HomeGoods love

I’m working on a fun decorating project right now. We finally have a new desk for Don’s home office nook in our bedroom, and I’m looking for decorating items to style the desk and the wall for a post about it. Luckily, we live close to a HomeGoods store. Dangerously close — it’s just five […]

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“Thrifting & Vintage Finds” Link Party #55

February 17, 2015

Welcome to the next “Thrifty & Vintage Finds” link party! If you found an amazing deal lately, a vintage or thrifty find, then link up! I haven’t shown you my $2.50 picnic basket yet that I found at the Somers thrift store! I picked it up a few weeks ago, when I also scored this […]

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The Key to Comfortable Cottage Style Decorating

February 15, 2015
Blue Cottage Decor: Our Living Room

Comfortable Cottage Style Decorating We live in a little cottage, so of course I adore this style of decorating your home. It’s so inviting and comfortable, not fussy, and full of items that are well-loved and have a story to tell. Nothing has to match and really anything goes — you can add vintage with […]

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