Welcome to The Cottage Wife!

My husband Brian and I have had a cottage on the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada for over 10 years now, and thought it would be fun to share some of our adventures with you.

Like any cottage, it’s a great place for friends & family and adventures like snakes, bears (real and impersonated), and renovations. And when it comes to those renovations – NOTHING at the cottage is normal! We’ve discovered that’s the most normal part of cottage renovations. I’m sure you’ll hear more about that as these have been some of the greatest adventures we’ve had so far. When we’re not in DIY and renovation mode we go hiking, fishing and exploring.

Enjoy! Leave comments, ask questions … it’s all good!

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Easy Christmas Desserts

3 Easy Christmas Desserts

This Christmas (2019) was the first one I didn’t spend hours in the kitchen baking 5 different kinds of cookies, peanut butter balls etc. etc. … oh and then there’s the actual Christmas dinner! Why? Well, frankly I simply didn’t have the time or the desire to complicate my life so much this time around.

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Cottage Granola

Cottage Granola

Are you looking for a light and easy cottage weekend breakfast? Look no further! This super simple cottage granola fills the bill. I’ve been making this granola for years now constantly building off the original recipe I got from my Mom. The thing I like best about granola (aside from how light yet satisfying it

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Living lightly

Going Green at The Cottage

I’ve been struggling with this topic for a while now – years in fact. Going Green. Green Living. Eco-consciousness. It seems odd when the topic is so important to me, but in light of the global uprising of reducing our footprint on the planet, I think I need to just write what I know so

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hummingbird feeder

How to Keep Ants Out of Your Hummingbird Feeder

Ants Can Make Your Hummingbird Feeder Disgusting and Make Hummingbirds Sick Keeping ants out of our hummingbird feeder has been a long-time wish of mine … until last month! Last month I was visiting my mom, sitting on her back deck talking about birds and trees and gardening. At one point I mentioned how much

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shoveling at the cottage

What to do at The Cottage in Winter

Did you think I’ve gone missing? Dragged off into the forest by a coyote maybe? Nah … it’s just winter at the cottage! This is the time of year when the snow blankets the ground and hushes the trees. Winter gives us a chance to rest, reflect and restore our bodies and minds. The cold

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Adventures with The Cottage Husband