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!

Recent Posts

Autumn in cottage country

5 Things We Love About Autumn at the Cottage

By this time of year most people have closed their cottages and migrated back to their lives in the city. Not us! Autumn at the cottage is one of our favorite seasons (I have 4 of them haha) and here’s why: No Bugs Of course I know that bugs are good things. They feed birds,

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Our silly Cottage Fishing Tournament Trophy

Host a Cottage Fishing Tournament

There’s nothing like a little competition to keep things interesting at the cottage! So, for the last 4 years, we’ve hosted the “Cedarwood Bass Classic,” a cottage fishing tournament. The “Cedarwood Bass Classic” or CBC for short, has evolved from an all summer event to just a few weeks. And we’ve changed a few of

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Book Review

Mitzi Bytes by Kerry Clare

Time for some summer fun reading! A book review of Mitzi Bytes by Kerry Clare. I don’t often have time to wander aimlessly through a grocery store but one sultry summer Saturday afternoon I did. As I wandered the aisles I came across the book section. I usually don’t pay attention to books in a

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Book Review

Falling Down Girlfriend by Cheri Caddick

More side splitting comedy…how is this not a movie? OH … MY … GOSH!!!!! Cheri’s done it again with Falling Down Girlfriend! While reading “Falling Down Girl” I was forced to stop laughing long enough to read passages to whomever I was in the room with – you can’t laugh that hard and not share!

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Room to play at the cottage

What is the Difference Between a Cottage and a House?

Earlier this month we thought we found our forever home up north. That deal didn’t work out but we’ve learned a lot from the experience. As with most real estate deals, either buying or selling, one of the steps for determining the right price is to look at comparable properties. One of the things that

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beer drinking game

Beer Olympics: A Grown-up Beer Drinking Game

What do you do on rainy days or in cooler weather at the cottage? You bring your games inside of course! That’s exactly what we did last fall when we had the sister & brother-in-law up one evening for dinner. We decided that we’d have an evening of beer tasting. Brian had the awesome idea

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Adventures with The Cottage Husband