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Let the Adventure(s) Begin!



Welcome to the cottage - I'm so happy you stopped by!  There is SO much to tell about this house, from the first time I layed eyes on it, to moving in and getting started on making it our own. So, pour yourself a cup of something delicious and join me on the porch for the stories of this little cottage.

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  1. Hello! I'm looking forward to reading along as you start your adventure. Such a sweet looking house! We too, are transforming a small house to become our "next stage" home. Hope you will pop over for a visit.
    :)
    Cecilia

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    1. Already did, Cecelia! We will have to compare notes on our houses!

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