Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Welcome to My Sister's Cottage

I decided to start this new blog as part of the healing process after the loss of my amazing sister, Nancy, to ovarian cancer on November 14, 2010. For three years, Nancy and I wrote a blog together called "It's Always Something", as a place to reflect on Nancy's cancer journey and share family memories. That blog is still up at http://cheryllawsonsblog.blogspot.com/ but, sadly, the final entry has been written. Over the past few days, I have missed blogging and come to realize that writing helps me express my grief, especially writing about Nancy and the things she loved.


Nancy lived in Maine, in a beautiful cottage by the sea called "Summer Star". She loved to decorate her home, celebrate holidays, make things, tell stories, bake, travel, read, and laugh. So, with Nancy as my muse, "My Sister's Cottage" will focus on 'home' and all that that means. I'd like to share ideas for making do and doing it up big...with as many photos as I can find to inspire you. Topics may include cooking, collecting, creating, decorating, entertaining, organizing, sewing, simplifying, shopping, traveling, and reading. There are links on the right side of the page to some of my personal favorite blogs; there really are some incredibly talented women out there.

Welcome to My Sister's Cottage...enjoy!

9 comments:

Andi said...

Have fun with the new blog. Love, Andi

cropping42 said...

So excited to follow!

Love, Leslie

Sarah E said...

this is what glucophage is for!!!

Cheryl said...

Sarah...I had to look up glucophage and see that it is a drug for type II diabetes so I assume you think we'll all need it after a few slices of Nancy's Turtle cake...26 points of pure sugar on Weight Watchers...but so good!

Anonymous said...

i think you should make a book of all nancys recipies-heck include all the smith girls -including mom-recipies for family and friends-debie

Kevin said...

This new blog is great. I love the unity and remembrance of our family and friends through our own words. The memory of those we love will only be forgotten when our own stories and recollections seize to exist. And when we stop sharing them. So I commend you Cheryl, for helping us remember, and smile at the memories. All the great memories. We miss you Nancy. I will see your happy smile again in heaven. God bless you on your journey.

Cheryl said...

Hi Kevin, Glad you have found the blog...enjoyed reading your comments. Hope you will continue to read it and comment as we remember Nancy together...she was the BEST!

Anonymous said...

from Sherrill Weisman:
I am so glad that you have started My Sister's Cottage. i was sad to see the other blog end as I used it often to check in and loved to hear about Nancy and her family. She was such a positive influence and teacher to all. I miss her and know that she would want you to celebrate the holidays as this was her time to shine. She loved to decorate, bake, and give to others. We can honor her by continuing to do those things she loved (even if we don't do it with the flair she did!) Could you post the turtle cake recipe as one of the first on the blog? It was one of my favorites. My thoughts and prayers are with you and hope that we will stay in touch. Rainbows, Sherrill

Marilyn said...

Cheryl, I am so sorry for your loss.

Looking forward to reading the blog. Thanks so much for stopping by Casual Cottage.