Long Weekend Packing

It’s the first long weekend of the summer and I’m just itching for it to arrive! This weekend our family as well as my sisters and their families will beat a path to the cottage. I have to say part of the fun for me is planning the menu and who’s bringing what.

I’ve been on the hunt to finish off some of the cottage projects that I started with my Mom in the spring so this weekend the SUV will be brimming with food and finds. I thought it would be fun to do a “I’m on the way to the cottage and in my trunk you’ll find” post :)

Long Weekend Haul

Long Weekend Haul

1. Us Cross girls are famous for our ability to consume copious amounts of cheese, no happy hour is complete without one. Local Balderson Cheese is a family favourite!

2. Green glass tea light holders from Bowering are going to look gorgeous on the deck, both during the day and lit at dinner.

3. I’m in love with my new Cobi style pillows from Dreamweaver Gifts in Westboro. The indoor/outdoor fabric means I can use them in the living room & on the sun porch…genius

4. The lantern style reading light from Urban Barn is the perfect edition to the newly complete dorm style bedroom.(see photo below)

5. It’s a long weekend and it starts with drinks on the deck, well actually every weekend kicks off in that manner! My, Mom, sisters and I head for the flavoured vodka. “Waiter: lemon vodka, cranberry juice, soda and a lemon wedge all around please” Cheers!

6. Winners has a huge selection of lanterns at amazing prices. I picked up 2 sizes

7. While at Winners I also found sumptuous Tommy Hilfiger towels that are going to look amazing on the dock. That chevron print is everywhere right now.

Dorm Bedroom

Dorm Bedroom

So I’m off to get a jump on packing. For more cottage inspiration checkout our feature in this months Ottawa at Home.

Happy Canada Day!

Lemonade Jars

Lemonade Jars

Has anyone noticed that mason jars & glass dispenser jars are everywhere? I thought they were turning up because I was looking for them for my summer wedding, but now they are overtaking Pinterest & turning up in design show features. Both Pottery Barn & Pier One are featuring tons of them.

I adore the look for say a wedding :) but also would be great for a backyard BBQ. What do you think?

Cottage Dreaming

Happy Moments happen here.

Happy Moments happen here.

Today as the snow continues to fly I think about better days ahead…Long lazy days at the cottage with nothing to do but sit on the dock judging kids diving competitions. If you are a cottager you might be starting to think about renovations you want to start or furniture that you want to add. So in this inaugural post I dedicate it to inspiring the cottager in you. Whether you own one or just love the feeling that cottage style evokes. Cheers

Knitted chair cover

I’d learn to knit just to make this. Via Cantos Ecantos

Wild for Gingham

I love the hit of red in this otherwise white space. Designer unknown

Coastal palette

A calming combination of colours that remind me of sea grass. Courtesy of BHG

The orange stools are just so delicious, I want to sit here with a strawberry dacquri & shell peas.

The orange stools are just so delicious, I want to sit here with a strawberry daiquiri and shell peas.