Hi, my name is Lindsay and welcome to The Cottage Home! Thank you so much for stopping by! I am a stay-at-home Mom raising three children under the age of four (two girls and a baby boy) and I am married to my high school sweetheart. I am living the dream in total domestic bliss and, yes, I do really live in a cottage.
The Cottage Home - Built in 1934
I started The Cottage Home blog back in October 2009 due to much encouragement from my friends. I wasn't exactly quite sure what this blog would be about or where it might take me. All I knew was that I wanted to share my ideas, thoughts, and knowledge with others. So here I am and I think the title says it best - Cooking. Sewing. Crafting. And All Things Domestic. In a nutshell, that's what you'll find here on The Cottage Home.
Family is central to my life and it is through the items I create that I show them my love. I believe in the handmade lifestyle, whether I am creating clothing for my children, a nice home for us to live in, or delicious food to fill our bellies - it is through creating where I feel most at home. I am trying to instill this way of living in my children and hope to inspire others to do the same.
In addition to The Cottage Home blog, I own an online boutique clothing store called The Cottage Mama. Through The Cottage Mama I sell unique, one-of-a-kind handmade children's apparel and sewing patterns. Most of my sewing takes place during naptime or in the evenings, but every so often I get lucky and get a little sewing time during the day.
Most recently I have launched a line of children's sewing patterns (pictured above) that are also available for purchase through my etsy shop. There will be many more released in the next year, so check back for new designs.
It takes a lot of time, energy, planning and patience to balance being a mommy, wife, small business owner and blogger, but I love it all and couldn't be happier! Thank you so much for joining me in my little corner of the world. I hope you like what you see and if you feel like it, leave me a comment - I'd love to get to know you too!