I'm over at Junk Chic Cottage Today!

I'm sharing what prompted me to start blogging (and the most recent house tour pics as well).  Come on over and visit!

Saturday Spotlight 

Have a great day!


  1. Anne, I truly admire you and your tenacity to go it alone. You have achieved so much and your home looks amazing. What a great sense of achievement you must have. I thoroughly enjoyed your Saturday Spotlight.

  2. I enjoyed seeing all of your redo's in one place. I knew you were doing a lot of your own work, but I didn't realize how much you were doing. Amazing!

  3. I visited you over at Kris's! I just love your house. You have done such a great job!! I always like seeing what you are doing to update.

    1. Thank you Kathy! It doesn't seem like I ever finish, either. :)

  4. Anne,
    I am so happy to have you in the Spotlight this week. I am loving all the great comments you are getting about your courageous to buy and redo a home all on your own. You Rock Girl!!!!! Thank you again Anne for letting us spotlight you and your blog and lovely story.

  5. Congratulations Anne on being in the Saturday Spotlight. I follow you closely, but enjoyed seeing it all in one blog and learning more about your town and what inspires you.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  6. I love, love your home!! I'm so glad to find your blog and have a new friend. I'm way south of you, in Texas but hey, with the internet no one is too far. :) I so admire what you've done with this home ~ absolutely amazing! Wish we were closer though to share a cup of coffee or glass of wine occasionally. :)


  7. Hi there, I to love your home! And a great big congratulations to you for doing all the work yourself!! What an inspiration you are to all women... I'm with Pat above, I to wish we lived closer... I think we would all make great friends.. however I am way south as well, I live in Georgia. I will be following your blog and hopefully learning a lot from you. Thank you again for sharing your story with us.

  8. I'm back! Your post was fascinating. I had no idea that our stories were so similar from the separation to the fixing the cottage that proves so much more than just cosmetic transformation. I even have two cats who hate each others!!!

  9. Congrats on the spotlight. I had no idea that you are surrounded every day with stunning scenery that this suburban Chicago girl only sees in magazines ;) Does it really exist?? Haha. But honestly, Anne, I loved reading more about you, and you're always an inspiration to me and your projects are top notch!! ~ Amy

  10. Hi ya Anne! Yes I just read this! Wow you are one lucky girl to live where you do!

  11. Congratulations, Anne! What a picturesque street!

  12. I can't wait to read it Anne. A little behind but I will be sure to read it, I see it in my inbox!!! Not surprised that you got a feature!


  13. That is a great photo, what is it of? It's very picturesque.

  14. Okay, I got my answer to the above question when I read your feature over at Junk chic Cottage. I learned a few new things about you and you are truly amazing, Anne! Congrats on the feature, it was very well done.

  15. Loved the post! You are super amazing and I love your cottage. I especially love your front door color. :)


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