Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Not the Pampered Kind!

This Cottage Girl has never had a pedicure, and maybe two manicures in her whole life now on the threshold of age fifty! I just don't put a lot into my appearance. I adore jeans and a t-shirt, jean jacket and my Merrill shoes.

Some Cottage Girls are very pampered with clothes, hair, makeup, jewelry and the sweetest of home accessories. Perhaps you are one of these lovely girls and gasp at my lack of refinement.

Cottage Girls come in such a variety. Some are "Nifty and Thrifty" with their flea market and by the side of the road finds. Other Cottage Girls are "Rosy" surrounding themselves in roses. Yes, you know what I mean, roses on everything including the clothes they wear. There are the "Sparkle and Shine" Cottage Girls collecting glassware, jewels, silver and anything glittery.

The "Make Do" prim Cottage Girls go way back to basics.

I guess I am the dig in the dirt with your hands and paint in the hair type of Cottage Girl. I love nature, being natural and going without makeup, although I do color the gray out of my hair!

I am thinking on changing that. This year I will be fifty years old and I am reflecting on what I have done and what I have not done. So I am going to be working on a list. Not a "Bucket List" really just a personal growth and experience list. I am going to pamper myself more and see what it is the other Cottage Girls are so thrilled about!

I better get to thinking on it! Perhaps you could make a list of your own. Here's to personal growth and trying something new, not dangerous or careless, just new!


  1. I am like you...I wear no makeup, no hair color and where pretty plain clothes...simple really.....but look at my creations or my home and all is fancy dancny and nice...

    Not so sure why I am so different about myself...I need to treat me better to....thanks for the lovely Birthday wishes left for me this week..so glad I got to come visit you now...

    enjoy your journey...

  2. Oh my goodness, I so related to this post that I had to leave a comment! And here I thought I was the only left in the world who has never had a pedicure or manicure, and I'm 58! I think the one thing I would love to indulge in is for my girls (age almost 21 and 25) and I to have facials together! I've heard they are very relaxing! Maybe that will go on my bucket list! haha

    I also LOVE your pretty spring wreaths and the gorgeous set of windows you have with the cottage-y valances - gorgeous!!!!