5-Year Anniversary Giveaway!

Pheasant Feathers - An Oregon Cottage

Happy Anniversary to me – and to you, sweet AOC readers! If you read blogs (or are a blogger) you’ve probably heard bloggers who are celebrating a blog birthday go on and on about how never in a million years would they have thought they’d reach ______ (insert milestone here). Or that they could not […]

Lilla Rose Flexiclip Giveaway

lilla rose

Hello, sweet friends! I’m popping in today to tell you about how you can win a fun hair clip from Elizabeth Williams of Lilla Rose. She’s been a sponsor here at AOC for awhile after sending one of their signature clips – the flexiclip – for my daughter and I to try last fall. You […]

The Gardening Notebook Review & Giveaway

Garden notebook-seeds

*This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to the winner, Fawn!* It’s mid-February, cold, rainy, and snowy in many places – the perfect time to start thinking about our gardens! And that’s not completely sarcastic, because in the plans and dreams we make now, everything is perfect in our gardens – the sun shines, there are no […]

Lilla Rose Flexi Clip Review and Giveaway

flexiclip-straight hair

I’ve seen a number of Lilla Rose Flexi Clips highlighted on other blogs, and I’d been curious as to what made them special and what the benefit of being flexible was. So I was happy when Elizabeth from Lilla Rose decided to become a sponsor of AOC and then sent me a Flexi Clip to […]

Canning with Bon Ami & Giveaway


I love our pickled green beans – they are super easy to can and make the best appetizer when rolled in meat that has been smeared with garlicky cream cheese. I make a couple of batches each year. But what’s not so nice is the mess the pickling juice can make on my counters, pots […]

My Dish Mat Discovery, Video And Giveaway!

Click here to see video full size on YouTube. Are you intrigued after watching the video? I really do like my Dish Drying Mat, and I actually didn’t know anything about them until just a few weeks ago. I have a dishwasher and I love a clean sink and kitchen counters, so I put everything […]

Cottages & Bungalows Giveaway Winners

The winners of the April issue of Cottages & Bungalows (featuring you-know-who!) magazine and a year-long subscription are: Renee G. (comment #50) Crystaltellerday (comment #32) Katrina Henry (comment #7) Carolpie (comment #51) I have the emails for all but Katrina (please contact me within 24 hours with your email and address for magazine delivery, Katrina- […]