Monday, March 20, 2017

Glorious Spring

Spring has sprung in Florida!

We've been blessed with the most beautiful weather! I adore Florida for many reasons but Spring is at the top of the list. 

To the front porch... 
I've rearranged my sitting area on our porch. I'm still searching for the perfect furniture for it. I'm very patient. So I'll know it when I see it, until then..... This is it.
I got a new spring chicken for the kitchen. Isn't she adorable?
And a beautiful new dining table. I'm so happy with it. 

My handsome hubby hung my pink chandelier for me. And I love it!!!!

I've been playing around with the decor and putting that spring touch on everything. I love yellow and spring is the perfect time to add it in. 

I even changed the bedding in the guest room...,and I have a visitor coming. My daughter... I'm super happy to spend spring break with her. I miss her so much. 

Maybelline has been doing wonderful... she had her 1st grooming and they said she was an angel. Isn't she adorable? We just love her so much. 

I hope you all are enjoying spring and the beauty it holds... and if it's still snowing and cold where you are I hope Spring shows up soon!
Amy Jo

Sunday, February 5, 2017

February at Winona Cottage

Valentines Day is just around the corner. I've been putting my very few decorations out. 

The kitchen island is my favorite place for little vignettes. 
The fridge is my favorite!

We've ordered a new dining room table. This one is so comfortable and pretty but the chairs are on wheels. That is not a good thing for hardwood floors. So a guy (vendor) ( Not Too Shabby)I met at the Fancy Flea is hand building us a farm table! It will be white. I took chairs I already had he will paint them to match. Plus he's building a bench for one side. 

Sending you a truck load of love. 

Amy Jo

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Happy February

February!!! Can you believe it? One month down in 2017. It flew by. I was sent this pillow from Live Sweet and asked to show a few pictures on my Instagram account. I absolutely love it! It's so sweet. And probably the cutest thing I've found for Valentines. 

January was busier than ever... with lots of changes.

We sold my childhood home..... 

We got Maybelline. 

And my daughter and son-in-law moved to New York. I'm really going to miss them. But I'm planning a trip this summer or fall. 

Time.... ever elusive, never standing still, and we all want just a little more of it.  It is flying by! Hopefully February is a little slower... but somehow I doubt it.

Amy Jo

Monday, January 16, 2017

Randomness From Winona Cottage

Can you believe we are 16 days into the new year? So far it has whizzed by. My mom and I went to goodwill and I found this letter A. Already painted pink. Perfection!
The early morning sunshine peaks in through the blinds. I love Florida and the year round sun and warmth. 
I make my bed every morning. I can't stand an unmade bed.  It's just one of those things that drive me crazy. What about you? Do you make your bed? Or is an unmade bed ok with you? 
Have y'all tried Lemon Curd before? It's life changing! Well maybe not life changing, but it definitely changes your toast. If you like lemon. If you don't then I wouldn't suggest it. lol 
So what's on your agenda today? Since it's Martin Luther Day. I have the day off. (As a wife and mother you know we never really have a day off) but I'll say it's my day off. I'm going to paint some things... and grocery shop and I might stop in the antique store.
 And in other news Maybelline (the puppy) will be flying in on Friday. I don't know exactly when. But the breeder emailed me and asked if Friday would be ok. So expect puppy pictures soon. I'm very excited to finally get my Christmas present! PS wouldn't it be great to look like this? 

Amy Jo

Friday, January 13, 2017

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!! I'm so excited about 2017! Try to take the time each day for thankfulness. Remember this day only comes once, never to be replayed. That is my word for the year. THANKFULNESS. It will be my focus to soak up every minute, every second. And to be grateful for this precious time that our God has granted us. Each person is a little gift in your life, placed there by the creator. Enjoy those gifts! 

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. 
1Chronicles 16:34
Amy Jo

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas 2016

Hello!!! How have you been? I've missed you. I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas. I can hardly believe 2016 is almost over.... Christmas was a whirlwind. 

I continued to add decor until Christmas Eve. 


Of course mostly pink. 

A favorite vintage Christmas card. 

My kitchen is my favorite thing 

This was right before present opening! I got some beautiful things this year, a bath set and salt crystal lamp from my sister... a book and sound bar from my in-laws. A gift card from my brother in law. 
These hilarious slippers from my daughter 
These salt and pepper shakers from my mom. This pic is from Instagram, for some reason it didn't save to my camera roll. My wonderful husband got me....

This cutie!!! She can't come home until January sometime. So all I have is this picture. I'm naming her Maybelline. I can't wait to get her! She's a red teddy bear poodle. So I am counting the days until January. I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas! And that you got to spend time with family and friends. We had a great time and I'm now anticipating a wonderful new year blessed from above.

Amy Jo

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas

Welcome to the cottage....

It's time to sparkle and shine... 

Michaels has a lot of pink Christmas this year. This little Putz house was there.  Along with tons of other beautiful things.

 Like this little tree.

And More sparkle 

And what is Christmas without gingerbread people? (These are not from Michaels)  I'm slowly getting ready... My husband has no idea where my Christmas Decorations are!  I have a small box that I didn't like to store in the attic but other than that we are not sure where the rest are. Hopefully he will find them. 
I hope your having fun decorating and shopping for your loved ones. 

Amy Jo