Antiquing, Everyday Life

Winter Antiquing

It’s a very cold, rainy, dreary, winter day here in southern Arkansas. Initially I didn’t want to leave the house, but Mum asked if I wanted to go with her to pick up the sis from college so I decided to get out. We stopped off at a bigger (for our town) flea market that’s across the road from the college. While looking around Mum pointed out two adorable pie plates that she thought I’d like.

I’m not quite sure on what the pattern is called- it only has U.S.A on the back of the pie plates. I do love the pattern though, and it’ll go with my other dishes as well!

This is a close up of one of the pie plates. With my “every day” dishes I collect a mixture of Blue Italian by Spode, Blue Willow, and Historical Ports of England. So these pie plates will fit in perfectly. (:

When I went to take my sister to the college for another one of her classes, I decided to pop into one of my favorite antique stores in downtown. The owner of the building has recently had one part of the building restored, and it is gorgeous!

I always enjoy walking around that part of the antique store! I found this reproduction 1915 Economy Cookbook while walking around.

 After turning a few pages I knew that this little cookbook was coming home with me!

There’s a booth with all kinds of quilting fabrics and vintage sewing notions. These quilting fabrics jumped out to me and I thought they’d make some adorable quilted potholders. Yes, there will be a blog post on those. (;

I’ve been looking for these little dessert plates and finally found one. Now to find three others like it!

I always have fun antiquing, even if no treasures come home with me. Have you been antiquing lately?

Chloe's Cottage, Everyday Life, Tiny House

Tiny House Update- Trim!

The trim is going up in the tiny house y’all! I’m so excited about this! I thought putting up walls helped make it look more like a house, but now that the trim is going up I can see everything coming together.

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Trim around the kitchen window. Why yes, I am using a random piece of duck cloth and layers of tissue paper to protect my counter top. (:

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The wall is looking just about complete!


More wall and some door trim.

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The trim continues to more of the house!

The list of things to do before I can move into the bottom part of the house is getting a lot shorter now! In fact I’ve already done so much since this stage. I’ve enjoyed working on the house, but I’m really anxious to move in! I’ll fill in and what all I need to accomplish with the house soon!


Everyday Life, Makeup

Spring Makeup Must Haves

Every spring I always re-do my makeup routine for the warmer weather. In the colder months I tend to wear a bit more makeup (more for me anyway) but in the warmer weather I opt for a very natural face.

Today I wanted to share with you all my every day spring makeup must haves that help me achieve this!


The first thing I use is this Ponds correcting cream. I’ll put this on and use it as a facial moisturizer before I put my makeup on. I was a bit hesitant about this at first as I have super sensitive skin, but this hasn’t broken my face out at all! I bought the travel size product, but will definitely by the full size soon!


Next I put on this Wet n’ Wild concealer for dark spots. This is what I use for eye concealer and it works great! I have some darker under eyes and once this is on it hides them. I paid a little over $5 I think, but it is worth it!


If I have any other little spots that I want to give a little extra coverage I use the L’oreal infallible pro-glow concealer.


After the concealer I use this, now this doesn’t give a complete “covers every single thing” coverage, but more of a sheer coverage. I love it and use it for warmer weather since in the warmer months I’m not too worried about covering everything up.


For mascara I use just a little bit of this Eyeko lash alert. This trial size came in an Ipsy bag, but I’ll definitely buy it when this runs out!


So all winter long I’ve struggled with split and cracked lips. A co-worker told me to go out and buy this Nivea creme and put it on my lips to help moisturize them…..and it works so well! I’m still using this and love it!

I’m not being sponsored by any means for these products…this is simply me letting you all know what I use and how I use it.