Were you looking for Writing on Air? Don’t worry, you’re in the right place. I’ve combined my love of writing and reading with my love of Cottage Living. I hope that makes as much sense to you as it does to me – the cottage is where my mind is free for all things creative. Please stay, explore and enjoy! 

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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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Simone de Haas

Simone de Haas: Speaker’s Director

Simone de Haas is creative, not conventional. Your conversation may be with just one person, or an audience of thousands. It may be live, online, or forever captured in a book. ​You desire to know that you can deliver your message with confidence, without awkwardly expressing your ideas or story. Simone de Haas believes that there

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A Standing Desk for Writers

Can Writing be Part of a Healthy Lifestyle? The trouble with writing is, it’s a sit-down activity. This means that I’m often sitting for most of my day, both for “my real job” and for my blogs and other writing stuff. Simply Google “health risks of too much sitting” and you’ll find a myriad of

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Writing Fiction: 4 Things You Need to Prepare For

Well this has been a few interesting weeks in my writing fiction life and many lessons have been learned. Before I get into the things I was unprepared for, I must make a confession: I just started writing my story. That’s right! I had no idea where I was going with it … well, not

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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