Welcome to The Cottage Wife!

My husband Brian and I have had a cottage on the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada for 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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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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Technology at the cottage

Technology at the Cottage: The Eternal Debate

Since the invention of the television, there have been debates over having technology available at the cottage or not. Some people refuse it and others can’t live without it. While we can certainly appreciate the value of disconnecting, we (or I) wouldn’t be able to spend as much time at the cottage without the internet. The

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spring flowers

Spring Has Sprung!

It’s almost here! The most wonderful time of the year … NO, not Christmas …COTTAGE OPENING! With spring comes cottage opening! Recently, while visiting my Sister & Brother-in-law, we went up to check on the cottage. Now we can be fairly sure that we won’t be walking into any surprises. Read my previous post to find

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Cottage Entertaining my way

Entertaining: My Quest for Simplicity

“Bed & Breakfast, you make both” sums up my capacity with entertaining. Last week I was sitting at a café in the city with a fellow blogger. We had a great time talking about all things blogging. As I spoke about The Cottage Wife, I mentioned that I may have trouble writing about entertaining at the

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Book Review

Falling Down Girl – Cheri L.R. Taylor (Caddick)

I posted this review of Falling Down Girl by Cheri L.R. Taylor on Amazon in November 2015 (right after the book was released), and it bears repeating here. Cheri L.R. Taylor’s book needs to come with a warning … something like “Do not read this book in a crowded room; you will be forced to

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Adventures with The Cottage Husband