• Lifestyle

    30 Things to do During Your Time at Home

    I know many of us are either on lockdown or self quarantining. I’ve decided to make the most out of the time at home. I’ve compiled a list of 30 things to do during the time at home. Hope you enjoy!  Bake Bread    Restyle a Shelf Using What You Have   Pull Up Weeds In Your Garden Beds    Go For a Long Walk    Start a Donate Pile    Make Your Bed Every Day    Enjoy a Cup of Coffee Outside   Order Some Plants    Facetime Your Family    Invent a New Recipe Using What You Have   Take a Long Bath    Start a Book  …

  • Lifestyle

    Our Recent Disappointment

    I wish I were writing this post with new happy news. We were bursting at the seams from not sharing with you all. In fact, I had documented hundreds of stories and pictures for my Instagram just preparing for the day we could announce. We were under CONTRACT for the house of my dreams. Really, it was the house of my dreams. In fact, with the intention of building one day, I had drawn a layout nearly identical on a piece of paper last spring. Little did I know that a house with a nearly identical layout already existed. This home was over 100 years old and had an old…

  • Decor,  Holiday,  Lifestyle

    Princess Movies and Pink Snacks – Valentine’s

    Who doesn’t love a movie day with a marble tray full of PINK & RED snacks?! I know me and my lil sis sure do. It’s always a joy to have my 11 year old sister, Kelbee, around. I try to make things extra special for her so we came up with this little idea to go along with our Disney princess movie watching day. IT’S PERFECT FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR! This whole saga began with a trip to the grocery store! Kelbee and I walked the aisles looking for fun bright snacks that are pink and red. I think part of the fun was picking and planning the…

  • 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…

  • Decor,  Lifestyle

    Showing Real Life While Growing an Instagram

    I recently realized the key to making my photos look like our actual home. Yep, ACTUAL home. Because we do live here! It’s all in the little details, friends. Bread, candles and mammals. Do you ever wonder what sets some photos apart from others? I did for quite a while. It’s when the photo/space looks live-able. Y’all, there’s a reason magazines pour lemonade in fancy glasses for their photos hoots. That glass of lemonade makes us feel like we could sit for a spell and enjoy life on someone else’s porch.   Placing food in a dining room or in kitchen is a perfect example of this! Some of my highest performing…

  • Lifestyle

    3 Tips for being a GIRL BOSS

    For years people didn’t take my hustle seriously. I set a few guidelines for myself so I would take myself seriously. Instead of focusing on the negativity, I decided to respect the hustle. Skip the unvalued opinions.  From the moment I began my side hustle, total strangers would freely give their opinion about my pricing. Deep down, I knew what I was doing and went with my gut. Good thing I did because my low prices are what grabbed attention and built my now local customer base. People will always give their opinion about your business. Learn to skip it, brush it off, and listen to the trusted opinions only.…

  • 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.…

  • Classic Cottage Co.,  Lifestyle

    Be Careful What You Teach Your Children

    If it hadn’t of been for my mother, I wouldn’t have this career. Seriously. I think about it often this time of year. Why? Because every October and November she would drag me out to every flea mall/ antique store in and around our area and make me hunt for every vintage Santa mug, pitcher or cookie jar I could find. On the regular – she would take me to yard sales and estate sales. At a young age, mom taught me how to hunt. Eventually, I developed an eye for things I liked and I would put them away in my hope chest. Mom drilled me to look for…

  • Lifestyle

    Classic Cottage Online

    Yep, we’re now offering an online store. Y’all, I can’t express how excited/nervous I am to have this online store. We’ve had countless requests over the past year to list items online. Aaron and I have been working on to set it up here and there during brief moments between our hustle since early Spring. Last Tuesday on the way to our friend’s house for dinner, we pressed the “go live” button and launched Classic Cottage Online. Yep, we were in the truck for this magical moment. Ha, there’s no time like the present time. We began with one single item. Within minutes 5 people had it in their cart. Less…

  • Lifestyle

    Sweet Little Furry Surprise

    She’s sweet, cute and altogether a little energy ball. It’s been a month since we found our new little furry surprise. I can’t believe I’m just now writing about it. Her name is Priscilla Lemon Bowman. Also known as WeeWee. It was late one evening and I opened the back door to our deck. That’s when I spotted her. Within 5 minutes Aaron had captured her. She made a really sad kitty cry so we gave her a small bowl of milk. This is the night Priscilla become part of our family. Since then she has adjusted well to Rhett, Ellen and Oscar and thankfully they have adjusted well to…

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