Cottage Diary

Come, take a peek into life at Chocolate Box Cottage as I chronicle the glorious ups and inevitable downs of life in the countryside.

A combination journal and photo album, this is where I share with you the weekly goings-on at Chocolate Box Cottage. From baking and gardening (indoors and out) to dealing with the many predators that are as interested in our animals as we are.

One thing is for certain: it’s never boring!

Glean ideas and inspiration for your cottage as we learn and grow and make mistakes together.

For reference, Chocolate Box Cottage is located in a mountainous lake region in rural Oregon, USA.

Cottage Diary

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Teddy and Tillie in the snow

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decluttering the kitchen

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