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!