I have never blogged a day in my life, nor am I completely computer savy, but I thought this might be a fun thing to try. :) I guess I should start out by saying my name is Melissa and I am married to the most wonderful man in all the world! I have three beautiful children with unique personalities all their own. I'm one blessed gal! We live in a semi-small town in the lovely state of Kentucky. We own a two story home there and we've worked tirelessly to create a warm, cozy atmosphere for our family. We bought our home about 3 years ago and boy oh boy was it a mess. It had been repossessed by the bank and the previous owners made sure they took EVERYTHING that wasn't tied down. I'm talking EVERYTHING! There were no light fixtures or appliances (well except for the partially hanging microwave that they couldn't figure out how to get off the wall), no closet organizers........heck, they even took the light switch plates and outlet covers! lol We had our hands full. It has taken everyday of the three years we have been here to get it to the point where it is now, but it no longer looks like the shell of a house it once was. It now has new flooring, paint and it's filled with goodies I've found on shopping trips and it's decorated from corner to corner. Hey, we even have light fixtures and appliances......imagine that! I call our house our cottage and I get some pretty good laughs because it's not a typical cottage sized house....it's about 2200 sq feet. I guess that might be small to some, but it was big for us.....see we moved from a house of about 1000 sq feet.........which felt MUCH more like a cottage size. :) I have a wreath with a sign inside that says welcome to our cottage......that sign gets lots of chuckles........but to me our house is full of Cottage Charm and will always be the "little" cottage of our dreams.