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Who out there is feeling a simple Christmas this year? Last year, I had to go all out on my holiday decor for my shoot with Cottages and Bungalows.  And this year, well this YEAR *face palm*, I’m feeling a return to my simple roots. My heart has been so heavy and sad, yet grateful […]

Photography: Hector Manuel Sanchez @hectormsanchezphoto Fall has finally made its appearance, and I couldn’t be happier about it! The bright autumn colors, holidays, pumpkins, and the leaves – it’s all soooo magical! It truly is one of the most wonderful times of the year. The cooler breezes are blowing in and I’ve been dreaming about […]

Fall Harvest Apple Pecan Salad

  Y’all I am ALWAYS looking for ways to decorate my cottage on a budget. Whether it’s shopping for décor at thrift stores, repurposing/reusing items I find in my home, OR creating new and unexpected pieces, it’s fun to push the envelope and see my creativity come to life! Enter Fall 2020.  We are living […]

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and I have five of my most favorite small shops to share with you today! But first, I have to start this post with a picture of my sweet mama! Y’all I can’t even tell you how much I adore and love her. She is truly my right hand. In […]

The time has come for my bi-annual flower bed ANNUALS replacement.  And honestly, the spring switcharoo is always the most painful.  Why? All winter long my pansies provide vibrant color and even in the doldrums of the cold season, it looks like spring around my cottage.  But come late February and into early March, the […]

  Let me be super honest with you.  Right after all this coronavirus mess started (well after it became REAL), I had a big ole meltdown.  It was the Saturday before the governor of Louisiana issued our stay at home order. Please, no chastising, but initially I was one of those who thought, “Oh this […]

Y’all this journey never ceases to amaze me.  I’ve told y’all before…. When I started this project, I was like, “Ok well I’m sure some Minden friends, my parents and my siblings will like my photos and will want to see the progress.”  But then something strange and unexpected happened.  A few people started following […]

Hey everybody! First of all, to aggregate everything about the new cottage on social media, I’ve decided on the hashtag #CottageonFort!  The new cottage sits at the edge of the Minden Historic Residential District on Fort Avenue, and y’all KNOW I like to keep things simple, so thus #CottageonFort it is!  Hooray!  You’ll be able […]

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