Thursday, November 21, 2013

Missing Old Blog Friends

I had so many blog friends at My Sisters Cottage and hope to get back in touch with many of you. I took a much-needed blogging break while I wrapped up my last year of teaching and prepared for retirement (Yay!) While this was going on, we were sorting through 30 years of junk downsizing, selling our big old Maine farmhouse and purchasing a smaller home near Casco Bay (aka "the ocean"). It was a crazy time.

When I was finally ready to start blogging again, I decided that it was time to "move on" in my blogging as I have been trying to do emotionally since my sister, Nancy (the "my sister" of  My Sister's Cottage) passed away. It is hard to believe that it has been three years since she lost her battle with ovarian cancer; it seems like yesterday and I miss her every day. In the spirit of moving on, I started a new blog, 22 Applegate Lane, which is where you'll find me now.


22 Applegate Lane is similar to My Sister's Cottage (because I haven't changed that much!) but is written from the perspective of a woman who now has more time to create, travel, and meet interesting people than she ever did before. I'm including features on Amazing Women, interesting Maine towns, decorating a downsized home, and what I'm learning in my 3-year effort to get and stay healthy ("The 150 Project"). Plus whatever else crosses my mind that day!


I miss so many of my old followers and friends and hope to get back in touch with each of you through 22 Applegate Lane. Thanks to bloggers Linda, Sherry and Pamela for finding me already!

Hoping to hear from you soon,

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

New Blog Address

Hope you'll come visit me at my new blog address 22 Applegate Lane...

See you there!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

You're Invited!

To visit my new address...

It's been about a year since my last post on My Sister's Cottage and I've really missed all of the friends I've made through this blog. I had to take a "blog vacation" as I wrapped up my last year of teaching, retired, sold our home, downsized, and moved to a condo.

Welcome to 22 Applegate Lane!

Because of all the changes, I've have decided to also retire My Sister's Cottage and to begin a new blog for my new life as a woman of leisure (?). The new blog, 22 Applegate Lane, will still include crafts and projects but will expand to other topics as well: downsizing, organizing, simplifying, travel, getting healthy, and stories of women I admire.

I hope you'll stop by 22 Applegate Lane for a visit...and maybe stay awhile!