A Dream Come True at Pie Cottage

Before the wall came down.

There was a BIG change at Pie Cottage late this week. I’m not sure if it’s symbolic of my life, but an old wall came down and beautiful morning light is now streaming in! Taking out this wall is something that I have wanted to do since I first saw my sweet little cottage but […]

Kindling a Pie-By!

Fire starter just for me!

I love Fall. I love its crisp mornings, the bright sun that shines through my windows, the wool blanket I add to my bed and the first wood fires of the season. Yesterday when I returned home to Pie Cottage, I opened the back door onto my deck to let Fez the cat in only […]

Garden Angel

For well over 10 years I’ve lived here in my little blue and teal cottage, which I now call Pie Cottage—part-time that is. During some of those years, except for an occasional check-in, I was away for months at a time having some incredible adventures. Of course, the beautiful garden that I helped to create […]

Cord Wood


My morning rhythm has changed. Just two weeks ago, I used to get up and mindlessly flip a switch to heat the house before moving on to my coffee ritual.  Now, I slip on flip-flops, throw on my black velvet Goodwill robe, the one with an I. Magnin label, my heavy gray work-gloves and shuffle […]