Airbnb can be a great way to not only make travel less expensive, but to stay in some unique places that meet your accommodation needs! My husband and I decided to take a short trip over spring break. We wanted to head south, but we didn’t want to fly or drive too far. We also wanted to take our two German Shepherd Dogs, Remo and
I entered the KitchenAid 100 Anniversary giveaway and I won a Limited Edition KitchenAid Heritage Artisan® Series Model K 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer! I still am in disbelief that I actually won a Limited Edition KitchenAid Heritage Artisan® Series Model K 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer ! Here’s my winning story… Way back in November, KitchenAid® announced that it was hosting a giveaway to
Be inspired by watching the movie Julie & Julia. Plus download these six free prints of inspirational quotes by Julia Child on food and life. Julie & Julia Have you seen the 2009 movie titled “Julie & Julia”? It stars Meryl Streep as Julia Child and Amy Adams as Julie Powell. Julie was a soon-to-be 30 year old who felt sort of lost in the
Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of Prime Day 2018! If you’re a regular here on The Birch Cottage blog, you know that my husband and I are BIG fans of Amazon Prime. What you may not know, is that each year since 2015, Amazon hosts an annual Prime Day in July. Prime Day is Amazon’s biggest sale of the year.
Before I delve into all the reasons why I love Amazon Prime and why I think you will, too, I want you to know that I am an Amazon affiliate. What this means, is that if you click on a link to Amazon on The Birch Cottage blog, I may make a small commission at absolutely no additional cost to you. It’s one of the
Today I’d like to share a round-up of some of my favorite Instant Pot accessories and resources. *This post contains affiliate links. Thank you! Last year, I received an Instant Pot from our children as a Christmas gift. I’ve used it quite a bit since then, although not near as often as I had thought or would like (but, that’s my own fault). One of
I love to read a good book, do you? I sometimes just don’t know what to read. Do you ever find yourself in that situation? Well, I thought if I shared my summer reading list with you that maybe you’ll find something on this list that you will enjoy reading as well! One of the things I look forward to when we take our summer
If you follow along here on The Birch Cottage blog, you probably know by now that we have three children who serve in the US military. Their enlistments have certainly caused me to think about Memorial Day in a different way. Memorial Day Thoughts from an Army/Navy Mom Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always been patriotic and thankful for those who served and especially for
Today, February 28, 2017, is Rare Disease Day 2017. I don’t know that it’s necessary to set aside a day to bring awareness to rare diseases, as I think we’re all aware that millions of people suffer from various rare diseases. I am, however, grateful for this day of awareness as I hope it will help shed some light on these mysterious diseases and maybe
I feel I would be neglecting my duties as a mom to our three children who so proudly serve in our military and as an American citizen if I failed to mention anything to you about National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2016. I am also very proud to share with you that the NJROTC students from one of my local high school’s (and where I
UPDATE: This problem has been resolved. If you experience any problems accessing content on The Birch Cottage blog, please let me know! Thanks for your patience! There’s good news and bad news. Good news, my blog is experiencing slightly more traffic than anticipated. Bad news, my hosting server is having a difficult time keeping up with the demands of my blog. Needless to say, The
If you’ve been following The Birch Cottage blog for any period of time, you probably know that Lenny and I have seven children. We do a LOT of our Christmas shopping online and have for years. This year, I thought I would share some of our online shopping expertise with you by sharing some of our favorite gift ideas for the men in your life.