Life has been a bit crazy for us this summer, so it was great for Mr. Cottage and I to get away for a few days. Who better to visit than my BFF and her husband. Mr. Cottage gets along great with her husband and we try to get together with them once a year, but Kelly and I keep saying that just her and I need to get together. We both wish we lived much closer than we do. We met down in Florida and have been best friends ever since. We’ve had strangers even ask us if we’re sisters! They own Tinker, who I wrote about in my last blog post.
“I think a good friend, to me, is all about trust and loyalty. You don’t ever want to second-guess whether you can tell your friend something.” Lauren Conrad
I’m not sure who’s in my lap, Tinker or Sadie?
I gave Kelly a canvas of one of my watercolor seahorses, a loaf of my famous banana bread and a bottle of wine for both of them.
Kelly couldn’t wait to give me this package of Holy Moly glass cleaning cloths, which I’d never heard of before. She said I will absolutely love it. She uses it to keep her stainless steel appliances looking like new, as well as for mirrors and windows.
There’s a name, address and phone number on the first photo of Holy Moly, but you can also find them at HolyMolyConcepts.
Once I got home, I took a photo of this one area on our stove, which I’m first to admit that I haven’t a clue when I might have last tried cleaning it.
After working on it for a few seconds, this is what it looked like. When I get a bit more time, I’m going over all our appliances and try and get them to look clean and new again.
Kelly also gave me this lantern with a faux candle that offers a very realistic flicker. She said she forgot to bring it to our house last year and had it on her coffee table so she wouldn’t forget to give it to me. It’s not her style, so I had to remember to pack it away and take it home with us.
The next day the two of us did what we love doing together, shop! If I would have had a way to get this china cabinet and hutch home, as well as the money for it, I would have grabbed it in a heartbeat. It looks large, but it was narrow in depth and would have been perfect for our dining room. The only thing that I think needed to be redone was the entire inside, which was painted a dark green. Definitely not the right color for this beautiful piece.
I thought whoever painted this chest did an excellent job. It looks like it’s drawn on a chalkboard, but it’s not; plus everything is sealed. Both pieces were painted with the perfect shade of grey.
We ate a slightly early dinner, so we could drive over to Marine City. They bought tickets for us to see a play for our upcoming anniversary. Unfortunately, when we got to the city, it was packed full of people because of a festival that was going on in the city.
We eventually found a parking space and the evening was beautiful so we took our time walking to the theater. The water above is the St. Clair River, which runs between Lake Huron and Lake St. Clair; and the land on the other side is Canada.
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The play we saw was The Dixie Swim Club at the Snug Theater. If you ever see this playing near you, GO SEE IT! It’s about five gals who were in The Dixie Swim Club in college and they meet up every year at the same cottage on the ocean. It begins 22 years AFTER they graduated from college, then a couple years later, another couple years later and finally when they’re all around 77 years old. It’s so hilarious!
I really dislike our weekends coming to an end whenever we get together like this. Goodbyes are so hard!