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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Hello It’s Me

by Drew Ryniewicz

DREW FANS:

My niece has released her first EP on Itunes !!!!!! We have all been waiting so long!!! 

3 original songs ~

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To Preview or Purchase…..please use the link below!!!!!!!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hello-its-me-ep/id585813257

Please Email me at cottagefarmvilla@att.net with your favorite song! 

Thank you for your support ~ cheryl ox

 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Palette for Autumn

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I found out last year that there are actually mums with my name! Therefore, I now have an annual trip to Canton to pick up these gorgeous “Jolly Cheryl” mums!!!!  I pay $14.95 per pot….and they are worth every penny! DSC04530DSC04525DSC04529

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And these cabbage plants are a “must” to get us through the freezing temperatures and cold North winds of winter  ~ which are bound to get here in the near future ~ DSC04536
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Ready to enjoy this 3 month sprint (you know how fast it will come and go) of Holidays at Cottage Farm Villa !!!
Thanks for stopping by…… have fun with your Autumn traditions!
~Cheryl

Saturday, September 22, 2012

autumn bliss

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It is that time of year again! And I must post my favorite mosaic of all time.  I put this mosaic together when I started this blog in 2008 and it represents me is so many ways.
First, anything vintage has a beauty all its own and the wedge-wood blue wagon against the red barn says it all! If you are a follower of my blog you know that a red barn will pull my camera out every time! Country roads pull me off my route with no concern of where I will end up ~ I’ve got to follow them! And I have posted previously about my childhood memories of walking to the Cider Mill (which looking back  ~ is my version of the movie “Stand by Me”).
Oh, and my mom’s countless pumpkin pies that she would make for her family even if she was down with the flu bug (the times we bake and cook most just happen to be during flu season) that’s just not right. But mom’s children come before anything else. Always.
My favorite flower. The Sunflower… is it the color, the size, or because I am a Leo, a sun child…. I don’t know….I just know that they will stop me in my tracks.  Caramel… this candy and flavor is right up there with chocolate! But if I had both in front of me … caramel would probably win over chocolate!
As you scan through my blog you will see that these are the colors in my home.  Subconsciously, robin’s egg blues, burnt reds and oranges, golden and macadamia yellows, barnwood grays and browns and mossy and lichen greens are colors I am drawn too ~ over and over again.  I can search magazines, and blogs and stores and find new colors and designs and think I want to change and update with the trends ….but I won’t.  My eye only buys what i LOVE.  Autumn colors are my colors and, therefore, I live in autumn bliss all year long !!! DSC04511 DSC04510 DSC04513 DSC04514
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Recipe for the above ingredients for Pumpkin Coffee Cake on this previous post: http://cottagefarmvilla.blogspot.com/2008/11/if-you-are-like-me-and-dont-bake-pies.html

Happy First Day of Fall !!
~Cheryl

Saturday, September 1, 2012

nature’s art in the sky…




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…….. always beckoning me to look up!

~Cheryl

Friday, June 8, 2012

Drew

Our Drew ......   is growing up! 
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~ Cheryl

Saturday, May 19, 2012

how does my garden grow


without pesticides!

Being on two acres with 52 acres behind us of natural grasses, trees and wildflowers……I have a challenge.  mowing 012
Especially when the grasshoppers start to show up!  I decided to start with a couple of tomato and pepper plants close to the house. 


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Brandon gave me back the camera he bought for me two years ago ….. since he is now way beyond the Nikon D40. View his photography at http://www.flickr.com/photos/kustomphotography/    I finally have to learn to use this camera instead of my point and shoot!  Starting simple.
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Needing to work on my macro shots without a macro lens. 


Have a beautiful weekend ~Cheryl

Thursday, May 3, 2012

sense of smell

Very few things transport you in time like your sense of smell. It is the oldest, most primal sense and the one most tied to memory.

I opened up the mail today and there was a perfume insert in a small catalog to a local department store.  It was Jennifer Aniston’s perfume.
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 To me, it has a hint of Coppertone! 
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I was immediately transported back in time.  Back to the 60’s. Back to being at the lake during the summers.  I see my daddy sitting in the fold up lawn chair…the one with the aluminum frame and wide nylon straps woven in and out. Smothered in Coppertone.  So handsome and tan. As handsome as the young Robert Wagner and smelling so good with Coppertone all warmed by the sun on his skin.  My daddy. That’s where I went…..like dreaming…..but so REAL for a brief moment.  A cherished memory.

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My "movie star" parents !!  :) The 50's !!!

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~Cheryl

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