gosh, really, it’s nearly Spring?

Well you just never know do you?  There I was just a few days ago starting a blog post with ‘baby it’s cold outside’ and talking about the chilly 17C when wham bam thank you mam, a couple of days later Sydney, bless her little cotton socks, throws in a 23C ‘winter’ day and has [...]

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Addison’s First Play

Last Saturday (while Brian worked and Dad watched Enzo), Mom and I took Addison to her first play.  I remember going to plays all the time when my brother and I were little and how much I enjoyed them.  This weekend we took her to see Captain Hook’s Revenge.  The cast were all kids ages 5 through teen.  It was a cute play, lots of songs, jokes, etc.  She sat on my lap the entire time in complete fascination of the play.  As soon as it was over she asked “Can we watch it again?”  After the performance we went on stage where she got to meet the cast, take photos and get autographs.  A fun day!

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The mermaids
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Tinkerbell
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Captain Hook’s Revenge
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Waiting for the show to start
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Wendy – Great singer!
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A surprise visitor on the windshield on our drive to the playhouse

Our Breezy Beach Life

Beach Cottage Beauty, honey, lemon & sugar DIY face scrub recipe

G’day Beach Cottage ladies, how the devil are you this fine Friday, now how about we play lotions and potions today and slap a few things on our faces?   C’mon you know you want to. I have written before on this here little coastal corner of the web that I like to whip up [...]

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Making a Difference

I wanted to share a letter I received from a Facebook fan of the web page I run.  My goal is to help people and make it easier for them to enjoy family time with their kids.  This letter made my day…heck it made my week!  I have edited this letter due to confidentiality.

I wanted to send you a PM to let you know how you change/influence people’s lives with your page.

I work at the CONFIDENTIAL , which provides services to victims of Domestic Violence.

One of the services we provide our program participants is to let them know of inexpensive or free activities they can do within our community with their children. As you can imagine, most are single moms, living on limited finances.

This is where you and your page come in. Your page has been one of the major referral sources I obtain community information from. Some activities and events I share at work, but just about all, I share on my personal Facebook page and tag my friends with children.

Most times we provide a service that touches people’s lives and never hear about it. Our society is so used to focusing on the negative and horrible things that happen, we never focus on the positive and rewarding things people do. Your time researching and posting this events and activities IS changing people and making a difference. You are amazing and I would love to meet you one day, just to give you a hug (or shake your hand) to say thank you. Thank you for providing a service that allows moms to create memories that they and their children will never forget. No amount of money can buy that.

My heartfelt thanks,
Confidential


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A Beach Cottage Coastal Family Room Makeover with drop cloths

Well you never know Beach Cottage ladies do you? I have to tell you that for about 2 years now, ok make that more, I’ve been just a teeny tiny leetle bit whiny about the white leather sofas in the Family Room…poor poor old me right?  First world problem. I ask myself regularly whatever possessed [...]

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No Sew Sofa Makeover How to Cover a Sofa with fabric / drop cloth

  Hey Beach Cottage ladies who like a bit of furniture re-arranging and decorating! Well you post a pic of a white sofa makeover…basically a sofa covered with painter’s drop cloths in your old cottage and you get rather a few emails about quite how you did it without just laying a throw over the [...]

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Beach Cottage Blog Favourite Things!

. Well G’day and hello from the latest Beach Cottage Favourite things – real girl homey things to treat your house to, beach, country, cottage or not, with a real girl’s budget ;-) Here are a  few home decorating items that have recently somehow magically transferred themselves to my possession – I am so so so [...]

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Beach cottage Recipe : Chocolate Cake in a Cup

 Happy Monday!  This morning we have the lovely Catherine from The Spring Blog here with something that is really really good for our thighs :-)  We love a good thigh hugging recipe here in Beach Cottage Land do we not? Hello Beach Cottage Ladies! Catherine here! This recipe really should begin with a disclaimer: the [...]

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Beach Cottage Went to

  what my iPhone says about the week that was went to the beach, loved flowers, went to watch Manchester United play in Sydney, loved Gigsy, went to IKEA, loved only a $ 3 chopping board, went to the oldest pub in Sydney for a birthday beer, loved front doors, went to Sydney markets, loved phone covers, went on a helicopter ride [...]

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