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Dream Cottage: For Sale!!! Monday, May 18 2009 

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My friend Jennifer is selling her AMAZING dreamy cottage in Atlanta—if you are interested, please contact her via the info on the flyer.  She has done an incredible transformation—she is my renovation hero!!!!  You can see more photos in this Picasa Gallery of this charming and oh so cozy chic home!

Fabulous New Pillows from The Tarnished Crown! Saturday, May 16 2009 

pillows 005Let me recommend that you take a look at a fabulous blog, The Tarnished Crown, by Rose Carey.  If you are looking for awesome pillows at reasonable prices, then this is THE place to go.  Featuring pillows with letters, numbers, and crowns, Carey’s pillows are to die for!  She is a talented seamstress and artist as well as a jewel of a person!

If you decide to purchase one of her pillows, please kindly let her know you read about it on Buffy’s blog.  Thanks!

Spring Shabby Antiques and Home Furnishings Sale! Saturday, May 2 2009 

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Like many of us, I am doing some spring cleaning and am editing some lovely items from my collection.  If you are interested in purchasing any of the items, please contact me via the ads below:

Palette of Inspiration: Shabby Swedish Style Saturday, Apr 4 2009 

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Sad Times Saturday, Apr 4 2009 

Stunning, sad, heartbreaking—even after knowing this news for several weeks, I am still in disbelief.

Happy Two Year Anniversary, Little Cottage House! Saturday, Mar 28 2009 

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It has been more than “awhile” since I’ve posted on this blog—I have been blessed to be incredibly busy and active in my life as a librarian since January 1—but I wanted to take pause for a moment and celebrate my two year anniversary in my little cottage house.  While much work remains to be done that I may never have the money to do, I am proud of the improvements I have made in two years.  I love coming home to my comfortable little cottage—it so feels like home and like me…it is my little haven.

Sometimes I can still hardly believe I was able to buy this house, but I am very grateful for my home, especially in these very troubling economic times.  I hope to celebrate many more years in my 1950s cottage house!

Be it ever so humble, there is no place like home.

Mom’s Red Velvet Cake Friday, Jan 9 2009 

Here is my Red Velvet recipe:

1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 Tbsp cocoa
2 (1 oz) bottles red food coloring
1 cup buttermilk
2 1/4 cups plain flour
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda

Cream shortening, eggs and sugar. Make a paste of cocoa and coloring, add to creamed mixture. Add buttermilk and flour alternately beginning and ending with flour. Mix vanilla, vinegar, salt and soda fold into batter. Mix and pour into 3 – 8 inch cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Icing
2 (8 oz) pkgs cream cheese
1 stick butter
1 box confectioner sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup pecans (optional)

Beat 1st four ingredients until light and fluffy. Add nuts if desired and frost cooled cake.

Website and Blog Recommendation: Biskopsgarden Friday, Jan 9 2009 

Although I can’t translate a single word from this website, the photos speak for themselves.  If you look the Swedish look or a calm color palette, then this website is for you!  Be sure to browse the entire gallery for ideas on how to create the soothing look of neutral tones that never feel tired to the eye!

http://biskopsgarden.com/inspiration/

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You can also view the accompanying blog at http://www.biskopsgarden.blogspot.com/ .

Blog Recommendation: Modern Country Friday, Jan 9 2009 

If you haven’t discovered this marvelous blog already, be sure to surf over to Modern Country at http://moderncountry.blogspot.com/ .  This blog has endless ideas and inspiration for decorating your home in soothing shades of white, cream, khaki, and pale grey—just looking at this blog makes me feel happy!

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