Fairy Garden

Fairy Garden!




This last weekend we decided to make a little fairy garden centerpiece for the patio table. We selected a theme of a sleeping fairy with a color scheme similar to what we have with the patio decor in aqua blues and greens. We purchased all the fairy accessories from a local nursery, but I have included some links to a …

MelindaFairy Garden!
Tiny She Shed

She Shed Decor Inspiration




With the upcoming shed renovation I have been doing a lot of online research for ideas of how to personalize the Shedquarters for Bohemian Cottage. I thought I would share with you here some of my favorites. You can see them all on my Pinterest board for Artist Studio, which is half of the intended purpose of the shed, along …

MelindaShe Shed Decor Inspiration
How to level a shed

Leveling the Shed




We undertook the biggest challenge on our shed-o-vation yet- Leveling the Shed. The concrete below the shed has severely cracked and is sunk in, thus resulting in the shed being wayyyy out of level. Tom decided the best plan of action would be to use hiLo jacks to lift it, and then concrete elephant feet and half lap joints. He …

MelindaLeveling the Shed
She Shed in painting in progress

She Shed!




For the entire year of 2016 you may have noticed I have been MIA! haha! Mia as in missing in action. There are many reasons I took some time off from the blog and the development of the business aspect of Bohemian Cottage. After my mom died in January of 2015, I had a really hard time focusing. I struggled …

MelindaShe Shed!
Gift Wrapping with recycled Christmas cards.

Gift Wrap with Recycled Christmas Cards




Gift bags are so easy and convenient to throw a gift into with a little tissue paper and instantly without much effort you have a pretty gift ready to give. The only thing missing is the satisfaction of tearing into that beautiful gift wrap and discovering the very present you were wishing for under that lovely wrapping paper. It seems …

MelindaGift Wrap with Recycled Christmas Cards
Thanksgiving Table Decor

Giving Thanks




There are so many great blog posts, articles, even entire books dedicated to the biggest food event of the year, Thanksgiving. At our house we usually keep it very traditional, serving pretty much the same meal every year. With so many resources about entertaining and menu planning and recipes on Thanksgiving out there, I just wanted to share with you …

MelindaGiving Thanks