March’s Cottage of the Month

In case March crept up on you as quickly as it did me, make sure you check out this month’s Cottage of the Month on my website. You’re in for a real treat with this one. With Easter due a little earlier this year, I decided to do a special Spring and Easter celebration issue, with the help of my dear friend Tania, who was kind enough to welcome me into her home and allow me to feature her.

Tania is an exceptional talent when it comes to decorating. When I went to shoot her house last week, it was like walking into Candy Land, where everywhere you look, you’re tempted to nibble, just a little bit. And as much as I adore her, I’m always on her case that she needs to start a blog. I think I need to perform a bloggervention, and gather in a room full of other bloggers, and we will try and persuade her to choose the path of blogging. Perhaps you can leave a comment of encouragement for Tania; Cause we need to see more, for goodness sakes!

In other news, I just got Sparkled, by my beautiful and talented friend Diane at Saturday Finds

Also, I was tagged by Diana at Adventuring through Life and have to share 7 facts about myself, some random & some weird. (this should be a snap)

1. My grandfather is the only person in the world that calls me Jenny. Everyone else calls me Jennifer.

2. Before my online business, I was a live-in nanny, and I was a manicurist before that.

3. My hair is naturally curly. People ask me all the time if it’s a perm, and some will even pull my curls to watch them spring back into shape. Ouch!

4. My favorite thing for dinner is breakfast food.

5. I was a strict vegetarian for 5 years. Then I met my husband and he corrupted me.

6. I hate going to the grocery store. I would rather stand in line at the DMV for 2 hours than go grocery shopping.

7. I taught my husband how to drive a stick shift.

Here’s the rules: 1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog. 2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. 3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs. 4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

I am tagging the following 7 people: Diane, Cathy, Janet, Melissa, Rosemary, Kim and Missy Sue. Tag, you’re “it” ladies!

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Oh dear, I almost forgot! I was awarded this “You Make My Day” award by Cathy at Avalon Rose Design, and I am incredibly honored. Cause let’s face it, Cathy makes my day, and everyone else’s day with all of the incredible original designs she brings us!

The rules for the “You Make My Day” award are to re-present it to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blog land. Let them know through email or by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times, and if you do, consider yourself really, really loved. So pass it on and keep the love going.

Here are my ten that I wish to pass along the award to: Cielo, Tara, Cindy, Jennifer Froh, Becky, Dawn, Joy, Jennifer Hayslip, Cheryl and Angie.

These ladies always make my day ~ Thank you for making blogland a wonderful place to visit!

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57 Responses to March’s Cottage of the Month

  1. Thank-you so much Jenifer,
    The March cottage of the month is amazing! I loved everything about it. Thank-you for your hard work. I am going to the Pasadena flea market this Sunday I can hardly wait. I feel like a little girl. I hope I can sleep Saturday night.
    ginger

  2. Alison Gibbs says:

    Hi Jennifer, Congratulations on your ‘Sparkle Award’
    Love Tania’s home. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Alison

  3. Oh I do so love cottage of the month, am going to make a cuppa and take the tour!
    Totally agree with point number 6. Grocery shopping is on par with pulling teeth as far as I am concerned. Fortunatly I have a wonderful husband who does most of the cooking yay!!
    Alicia ~ time worn style

  4. Rosemary says:

    Hi Jen,
    Thanks for the tag. I will try to get to that tomorrow.
    Congrats on the sparkle!!
    Rosemary

  5. Hi Jeniffer,
    Oh I love breakfast food at dinner time too!
    People actually pull your curls??? How rude! LOL!
    Love the cottage of the month, you find beautiful, inspirational and amazing homes for us all the time!

  6. Shabbyfufu says:

    Hi Jennifer, will hopefully do my usual Mid Week Musings on my blog today and respond to your tag!

    Tania…you definitely need to blog and share more of your decorating tips!!!!

    You are not only sweet, but adorable with that curly hair~don’t ever change it! Ummm, I would be glad to offer my services grocery shopping~lol~….as it’s something that I enjoy. Now cooking on the other hand~not so much! Nice to read your random facts….
    ~XO~ Janet

  7. How fun to read your tag and learn more about you!

    Yes, yes you must convince Tania to start a blog. How dare she keep all of that beauty for herself! Ha!

    Have the Best of Days :-) Rosie

  8. Cathy says:

    Jennifer,

    Tania house has to be my absolute FAVORITE of all time. I am in LOVE with every single photo. What eye candy.

    Words can’t describe the beauty of her home. I enjoy it so very, very much.

    xoxo
    Cath

  9. What a Beautiful Cottage! So many things to look at and enjoy.

    Tania……you should soooo start a blog!!!

    Carolyn

  10. Gorgeous cottage! Thanks for giving us a peek!

    And thanks for tagging me…your seven weird facts were great! :-)

    Happy day!

    Melissa

  11. Oh, I’m tagged!!!!! {running around frantically}….lol…I hate the grocery store too! With a passion, lol. Off I go to announce seven weird things about me..this shouldn’t be hard!

  12. OMGosh! Jennifer, your March COTM is beautiful! I wish I could visit and bask in all the beauty! Well done! Thanks for the tag facts, too! I feel like I know you more! Cindy

  13. Oh Jennifer, I don’t like grocery shopping either. I don’t mind cooking, but I just want someone else to get me the groceries.
    Congrats on another fab cottage. Tania, you need to blog, it is so much fun, don’t get as much done at home as I used to but am having loads of fun. I have met so many amazing women.

    Hugs to Jennifer,

    LeAnn :)

  14. Oh this house is beautiful! Yummy is right!! Definitely my style. I just love the creamy colors and of course bunnies!

    Amy

  15. Sugar Bear says:

    I can just pack my bags and move right on it to this month’s cottage!
    Karla

  16. Cheryl says:

    Oh…thank you for the award! You made MY day! What a sweetie you are! And I too am a breakast-food-for-dinner-aholic and could actually use an intervention and someone to remove all the cold cereal from my home!!! ;) I’m off to check out that lovely cottage…hugs, cheryl

  17. Hi Jennifer!! Thank you so very much sweetie!!! You are always so kind and I appreciate that about you ~ I have a hard time coming up with the meme thingees :(…I hope you are doing well and I thank you again for such a nice compliment! xxoo, Dawn

  18. Joy says:

    Thanks so much for this award Jennifer – you totally made my day! Seriously!

    p.s. Can I just say that I LOVE the fact that you taught your husband how to drive stick shift?! lol :)

    Joy

  19. Jennifer,
    Thank you SO SO much for the LOVELY award!!! :) You are incredibly thoughtful to include me on your list. *HUGS!* I have to tell you this months cottage is JAW DROPPING gorgeous! Im seriously in LOVE with Tania’s home and decor. Im swooooing BIG TIME!!!! :) XO,Jenn

  20. Congratulations on all your awards. You so deserve them! Thanks for sharing your beautiful blog and the cottages of the month. xoRachel

  21. You are such a doll and you make my day too! I was reading up on your “weird” things and I love to eat breakfast for dinner sometimes too! I can remember when I was a little girl sometimes my mom would make pancakes, bacon and eggs for dinner and we all thought it was so fun!!! I need to pull that trick out soon for my own family! Thanks for the reminder…Angie

  22. Hi Jennifer!
    Congrats on the awards… and thank you for giving us another wonderful cottage to ooh and aahhh over!
    Hugs
    Penny

  23. Tracie says:

    Hi Jennifer,
    March sure did creep up quickly. Good for you on the awards, I always love to come here and will be off in a moment to look at the Cottage of the Month (yippee!). Speaking of that, come on Tania – get a blog going – people had been telling me for months, you have to start – started in Dec. 07 and have met some of the nicest people around who are more than happy to share and just a genuine niceness out there. If you blog – I will come!
    Okay Jennifer, I’m off to see the Cottage (I love breakfast for dinner too – seems so extravagant at times – like staying home sick from school).
    xoxo~Tracie

  24. CIELO says:

    Hi Jenny (see, your grandfather isn’t the only person in the world who calls you that after all! :)

    Thank you so much for passing this award on to me. It’s an honor, and I really appreciate it.

    Have a great weekend!

    Cielo

  25. Laurie says:

    I just wanted to oooh and aaaahhh over this months cottage! I love it! I love that you do this for us cottage lovers!
    Hugs,
    Laurie

  26. Helloooo Jennifer! I cannot wait to go and check out March’s cottage of the Month ! Thank you SO MUCH again for having my home as February’s cottage of the month – all the comments and visits were totally delightful and I cannot believe the month went by so fast. Mind you were in hospital for half of it! Anyway keep up the great and beautiful work – my favourite site! Mel xxx

  27. Lisa B. says:

    Amazing as always Jennifer! I see what you mean by wanting to nibble your way…absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for the treat.
    Lisa B.
    Lisa’s RetroStyle

  28. Hi Jennifer! Tania’s home is gorgeous. You took wonderful pictures. Gosh, I need more cloche’s… I lost count. Tania’s vignettes are impressive. Thanks for sharing!!
    -Karoline

  29. Tara says:

    Like yu. I love breakfast for dinner-especially pancakes! Loved learning more about you!
    :0)
    Tara

  30. smilnsigh says:

    Jennifer, I wanted to tell you that I linked to your blog today. To your Cottage of the Month place, a couple of times. And said that all pics in my entry, were from your site. To which I left another link.

    If you want to check, you can find it in this entry on ‘Smilnsigh.’

    Mari-Nanci

  31. Anna says:

    I understand the hair thing—I’ve got it too. Your cottage interviews are the highlight of my visit here. They serve as inspiration pics. Thank you sharing them. I like you two new shops within shops too. It’s all good!

  32. Denise says:

    What a pleasure to visit your blog! Always makes my day ~ such lovely ideas! Thank you for all the work you do for Cottage of the Month. It’s so lovely to be able to peek inside these gorgeous “cottages”! Tania, with all the lovely decorating ideas you have, you have GOT to start a blog! It’s so easy and you meet so many nice people! Can’t wait to visit!

  33. Siobhan says:

    Hi Jennifer,

    I really enjoyed your 7 facts about yourself! Thanks for sharing.

    Your cottage of the month is so very sweet!!!

    Oh…did I say…congratulations??? Pop by my blog.

    Siobhan xo

  34. Suzanne says:

    Oh my God you’re so funny. The cottage of the month is gorgeous as usual. All I can say is, man would my cats have a field day with your cottages of the month! Yup…bye~bye! So much to cling to and jump from…Wow! Now you know why I’m more of a minamalist.

    I haven’t been here in awhile. Did ja notice? Yeah, I know. I was at the park feeding the ferals and ran into a low lying tree limb. Nearly knocked my head into next year. Oh honey. Not a pretty picture, and after just gettting over the flu! I’m in concussion heaven. Have no idea when I’m going to be released. Horrible, horrible, horrible. May have to see the doctor.

    I love you sweetie. Always think of you and hope you, hubby and kitties are doing okay. I’d call, but I can’t talk on the phone. April has to be better!

    XO Suzie

  35. Hi Little Sister! Ok, let me first start by saying that I LOVE breakfast for dinner, too and I would never in a million years pull a curl! LOL! We have another thing in common and that is hating to grocery shop. Someday we will have to hire a cook!

    Jennifer, I must be under a big rock this past month to have missed this post. Thank you so very much for the sa-weeeeeet award! Giggling here! You are so deserving of the awards and always make our days – and months – by bringing us gorgeous homes that are tenderly loved!

    Love ya oodles and bunches! Hope that life is going great for you and give Skylar and Chloe a little cuddling from me. Doogs would say “woof” but he is having surgery today. He pulled a Skylar – not a pill, but a twist tie – we think.

    Ta ta and xo
    Becky

  36. Tutti Chic says:

    Congrats on your sweet awards & thanks so much Jennifer for another wonderful cottage to drool over!:) chris

  37. Wow!! Your March cottage of the month is GORGEOUS!! You sure know how to “pick ‘em”…

    Congrats on the award..it is positively lovely here!

    Linda
    xoxo

  38. Sherri says:

    Hey girlfriend! What a gorgeous photo of you, totally sweet curls and all! Let me say that I adore you for chatting with me over the phone…I’ve got my fingers crossed as I saw the new issue over at Fifi’s blog – cannot wait to get it. I love your blog jen, I am adding you to my favorites as soon as I get a chance. So Beautiful!!! hugs sweet friend, xo Sherri

  39. Love Tania’s home! Also, congrats on the awards :)

  40. Susie Q says:

    You truly DO sparkle so well deserve the new award!!!

    Tania’s home IS like stepping into Candyland! Sugary sweet and delightful!

    She HAS to start a blog! It is a must!

    Thank you for being such a blessing Jennifer!

    Hugs,
    Sue

  41. I love your latest cottage, Jennifer.

    Every month your sweet cottages bring a smile to my face. Thank you.

    Kate

  42. Suze says:

    The March cottage is gorgeous, actually all of the ones you have featured in the past are…

    Suze

  43. love.boxes says:

    I would just love to move into the March cottage! :)

  44. Hi Jennifer, Tania’s home is a breath of fresh air. Loved reading your 7 things tag! Rachael:)

  45. Julie says:

    As much as I enjoy all of the crafts and home decor – I think I love to read interesting things about other bloggers life experiences or family history even more! Thanks for sharing.

  46. titicandia says:

    Hi! I love your latest cottage.
    Todo es muy hermoso, ojalá escribieras en español.
    XO Titi Of Chile

  47. Tara says:

    Jennifer

    The March cottage is great! Loved reading your sharing of 7 things about you…my favorite was your husband corrupting your vegetarianism!!

    Heehee!

    :0)

    Tara

  48. I’m simply drooling over the ‘March Cottage’…it’s scrumptious and delightful.

    I loved reading a little about you. I too hate going to the grocery store. Glad to see there are others out there.

  49. Rue says:

    Hi there!
    I love your blog and the cottage of the month feature. Absolutely darling!
    Rue

  50. What a lovely site this is. I’m so glad I found you! I’ve Bookmarked you and will be back. Thanks! -Julia :-)

  51. Karin (creativechaos) says:

    Beautiful Cottage!!! I just want to slip into that picture and relax…… Also, as one who just got home from grocery shopping, I’m with you. Hate it!

  52. Hi Jennifer-
    I have been holding on to my Dec. 07 issue of Romantic Country and just finally looked at your site.
    I am brand new to blog land- only had a blog since Saturday. I have had my web site for 1 year and have just got it up and running smoothly. You are an inspiration and I love your style. You have a ton of comments!!! So far only my bro. has posted a message to me LOL. Stop by my webstore http://www.pawshpoodle.com if you are not to busy. I would love an experts comments. Have a good night.

    XOXO Sheri/The Pawsh Poodle Boutique

  53. Devonia says:

    Hopefully, it’s “better late than never”. I almost missed the March Cottage of the Month and it’s gorgeous! Great photos too, Jennifer.

    NOW… an open request to Tania: Tania, if you are reading this, and I hope you are, the blog-o-sphere is “less” because you haven’t joined it. PLEASE do and share, share, share your creative passion for decorating!

  54. Susie Q says:

    Just me checking on again…I was showing the cottage of the month to a friend!! It is so pretty!

    I actually posted some pictures of my little cottage this week…I had not done so for a long time. I started feeling as if mine could never measure up to the ones other post. But I have come around to the thought that I do love my home, in all it’s glory and imperfections, so that is that!!

    Thank you for allowing us to peek into the delicious homes of others and for the sweet inspiration you provide! You are a blessing!

    Hugs,
    Sue

  55. jillian says:

    Oh my gosh! I’m sooo glad I found this blog, it’s amazing! So dreamy! I just spent forever looking thru all the posts and I’m in Love! Thanks for sharing your world!!!
    Jillian

  56. Hello Love,

    Well I didn’t even realize that you were given this award, but guess what, stop by cuz you’ve been given it again. I had to give it to you. Read and you’ll see why.

    Hugs,
    LeAnn :)

  57. i absolutely love your blog but don’t get there often enough! then as i was trying to catch up i saw the sparkle award!!! i created that and oh my has she traveled! how it has spread the glitter!!! hugz

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