• Holiday,  Recipes

    Our Butterbeer Recipe

    Aaron and I love to match our recipes to the season. Fall is the perfect time to be festive with recipes. We’re sharing our version of butterbeer! It’s so yummy! Remember this is our version of the recipe. I hope you enjoy!  What You’ll Need: Cocktail Shaker (Optional) 1 Cup Creamsoda 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream 1 Tablespoon Butterscotch Syrup   What to do: Add a handful ice to the cocktail shaker. Next add 1 cup of creamsoda, 1/4 cup of heavy cream and 1 tablespoon of butterscotch. Make sure the lid of the cocktail shaker is on really good and SHAKE OVER THE SINK because it will leak some. Next…

  • Decor,  Holiday

    Fall Tablescape

    I love to decorate a table! The centerpiece, the textures and the little details – I love it all! I put together a Fall tablescape for you all. You could use some of these ideas for a cozy Fall dinner or Thanksgiving dinner. Tables are so fun especially when you can use cozy festive elements!  I was inspired to use mixed metals and deep jewel tones for this table. Tarnished fall fancy is what I was going for! Something that would be appropriate for Thanksgiving dinner yet you could totally see Harry Potter sitting at it!  The runners! I love to start with a runner! For this table I dyed some…

  • Decor,  Holiday

    Fall Home Tour 2019

    I’m so exited to share about my Fall decor! If you’re coming from Grey Birch Designs’ blog, WELCOME!! I’m joining some amazing bloggers in sharing our festive Fall homes. So be sure to follow along the hop to see their amazing homes! Today I’ll be sharing what inspired me for my Fall decor and a few spaces throughout our home! You’ll see lots of deep colors throughout our Fall decor this year. These natural Fall colors bring me SO MUCH INSPO! I love all the different tones of orange Fall brings! I also love both deep purple and wheat colors! All of the colors remind me of taking a drive…

  • Decor,  Holiday

    Transitioning Late Summer to Fall

    Fall decor is calling me. Truly! It’s not even mid August but my heart craves COZY! It’s okay to blend Summer-y cozy into your home to begin the transition to those autumn tones. Slowly add deeper neutrals. Thats what I did with these vintage mannequins and old paint brushes. Just adding these darker items brought a warmth that’s not out of season, yet will blend nicely into fall. It also brought a bit of cozy to the entire living space.  Throw in yellow. Although I’m typically a mostly neutral gal, during the Fall I love to decorate with color. Who doesn’t love those rich autumn tones inspired by nature, right??…

  • Decor,  Holiday

    Fiesta Party Ideas

    Tacos make anything fun! Besides preordering the cake and topper, I threw this party in less than a day and it was extremely budget friendly. My dad turned 50 and asked for salsa at my house to celebrate. Tacos are cheap. All you need is a little party decor, food and friends/family. As far as decor I made festive colorful strips across the table using a cheese cloth runner and paper streamers. BTW – paper streamers are LIFE. Next, I got clever and put a few sombrero hats on wood candle holders to add height to the table. I added some cake plates to anchor the look and to place the cake…

  • Decor,  Holiday,  Lifestyle

    Pancake Party for 3!

    Weekend brunch, anyone? We had my little sister Kelbee last weekend so we treated her to a nice little pancake party. Pancakes are so fun to serve because everyone can garnish them however they’d like and they can be so pretty! It’s easy to make something that’s usually ordinary into something exciting! Even my 28 year old husband was looking forward to this colorful brunch. All it takes is adding a few extras and displaying it nicely! Grab the fresh strawberries and pour the orange juice into a cute pitcher. We like options! Syrup, strawberry syrup and local to Alabama Golden Eagle syrup were poured into glass cups. Strawberries and…

  • Classic Cottage Co.,  Holiday,  Lifestyle

    Highs & Lows – 2018

    Farewell, 2018. Hello, 2019. It was a good year. Fast but good! Here’s a few moments that really stand out to me when thinking back on 2018. I turned 25 – High Wow, am I really an actual grown up? Yep. I turned 25 on January 25th 2018. I even wrote a post about it –25 Life Lessons for 25! Aaron & Kelbee made this day special for me. Classic Cottage Co. Expanded… AGAIN!! – High Yep, we had the opportunity to expand the space we we’re currently renting so we did so! This gave our customers a little extra room to shop while allowing us to stage more inventory.…

  • Decor,  Holiday

    Ahhh, My House Feels Sooooo Empty – After Holiday Home

    Some of us dread it. Some of us love it. It’s the after Holiday emptiness of our home. We’ve had orange decor and pumpkins, turkeys and acorns, and Christmas trees and garland. For the past few months our homes have felt festive and full. Suddenly it feels empty. I’m somewhere between love and dread when it comes to this after holiday emptiness. I love the simplicity and routine that comes with January; however, the house can sometimes feel a bit cold and empty. Here’s what I do to combat that empty feeling – I plan! No – I can’t go to World Market and hit up the antique mall and…

  • Decor,  Holiday

    Christmas in the Kitchen

    Kitchens are my favorite to decorate at Christmas time! I truly feel a kitchen is the heart of a home. This year I wanted all the cozy kitchen vibes with lots of green trees and lots of warm lights. Draping some lights across the white metal piece in our kitchen was one of the first things I did. I’m still loving the warm glow it gives…. secretly wanting to keep it up through Winter! Next the evergreens! We hung faux garland across the sink window and put out little mini trees all throughout the space. Especially in the open space above our cabinets. We also added a little live tree…

  • Decor,  DIY,  Holiday

    Christmas in the Workroom for $10

    Yep, we made Christmas happen in the Classic Cottage Co. workroom. Many hours are spent in that workroom of ours so we decided to make it festive for the Holiday season! Our small business functions on a small business budget so we wanted to play this Christmas decor game smart! I turned to my trusty favorite for me this season Target lights. Simply draping these lights around our chalkboard gave an instant Holiday glow. Not bad for $10! Speaking of chalkboard, I grabbed my chalk (I’m such an artist. NOT!) and drew out a simple (VERY SIMPLE) tree. Note – If I can do this you can too!! This bit of…

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