DIY Flaxseed Heat Pads Video & Free Printable Tags

DIY Flaxseed Warming Pillow-Heating Pad Video Tutorial Plus Free Printable Tags for Gift Giving!

Brian and I have another video for you just in time for the holiday gift-giving season: our popular flaxseed warming pillows (aka, “neck relaxers,” “heating pads,” or whatever you call them!), all done up in AOC video fashion with all the steps, tips, and answers to questions I’ve gotten over the years since first publishing […]

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November Dinner Menu Ideas

November Dinner Menu Ideas from An Oregon Cottage - real, quick and easy!

The weather has officially changed – I can’t even believe I saw some of you in the midwest had snow on Halloween! With the change, we have been enjoying our favorite warming soups, stews and casseroles. Isn’t that funny how we eat with the seasons even when we don’t plan it? In the summer I […]

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Industrial Cottage Style

Living Room Bookshelf with Rusty Toolbox

For about the past six months, I’ve been moving my decorating into a more industrial style, but a hybrid industrial style with lots of cottage elements. On our living room mantel shelves seen above, I’ve added a vintage metal fan and toolbox as well as a set of Restoration Hardware-like old books with original paper […]

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Preserved Boxwood Wreath…Fail

DIY Preserved Boxwood Wreath - An Oregon Cottage

You guys aren’t under the impression that everything always turns out perfectly around our cottage, are you? I sure hope not! One of my goals for AOC is to be able to show how easy things like cooking real foods, making gifts, or growing vegetables and flowers can be, so I do try to keep […]

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