To say the years go by fast may be cliche, but seemingly true. Close to four years ago, the opportunity came for my side business of Cottage Baking, to become a store front Bake Shop. To say I was naive is an understatement. But I had a dream and a plan. Matthew, our family and I worked night and day to make the old musty bar into my little bakery.Within months of being open we started having growing pains. Certainly we learn something new each day, but that first year had many challenges. I knew in my heart , being a woman of ... Keep Reading
When I think of Home, I think of nesting. Nothing I like more than to fluff at my nest!! So this page will be devoted to all those nesting things around the home that are of interest. A little flower gardening and a little vegetable and herb gardening. Tending to the chickens and keeping them healthy and safe. I may give you a sneak peak at any home project that we may happen to be in the middle of.
It's a crazy time for us. In less than two years Matthew and I took the plunge and opened a little bakery in the midst of a global pandemic and world economic uncertainty. We are now getting ready to launch a second bake shop while the world seems to be at unrest and uncertainty. Every single day I get the questions of "How and Why are you opening a second location?" Two words for you..... LIVE LIFE.When is there not uncertainty in life ? If we wait for a perfect time for anything none of us would ever move a muscle. Matthew and I ... Keep Reading
It's the first Monday in November here in Upstate New York. It certainly feels like November. We have a dusting of snow on the ground and the wind is blowing with a bitter bite to it. So many things going on in the world. I do hope that your corner of the world is safe and warm.Tomorrow is election day and I will not be writing about the election. Only to say that we will be serving a Boozy Cupcake tomorrow for your enjoyment. The alcohol is totally baked out of these cakes, but it is a fun way to ease the stress of the day !! We ... Keep Reading
Yes I am eggcited to start blogging and writing. This is all new to me, so, I think I'll just wing it !! Better get use to chicken puns !! Anyway, my name is Lisa and as with most women that I know, I wear many hats. I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, woman of faith, care taker of furry family, a friend, a keeper of chickens, a hairstylist, a runner, a singer, and a foodie that loves to bake in particular. ... Keep Reading