The Blogger Spotlight: Cottage at the Crossroads


The Blogger Spotlight

Hi there Redhead readers!

We’re Jane and Leo and we blog at Cottage at the Crossroads. I’m so delighted that Julie asked us here today so that you guys could get to know us a little better.

Jane and LeoWe live in South Carolina in a small country cottage that has been in my husband’s family for a long, long time. It was built by his grandfather and my husband grew up in it.

Cottage at the Crossroads

 A few years ago, we retired and moved into the family home, renovated it, and started a garden. Not long after that, we began the blog as a way to record the everyday happenings around our little cottage, and that’s what we still do today.

Garden sign | Cottage at the CrossroadsOur garden has changed quite a bit since we started it. You can read all about it in Leo’s post Evolution of a Garden.

An easy to make freestanding deck for your yard or garden | Cottage at the Crossroads

  A lot of our DIY projects involve the garden or are outdoor projects such as this Freestanding Deck that we built early this spring. This deck has given us numerous hours of enjoyment already and was very easy to build. It looks a lot different now that it’s been stained and decorated.

Don't just dream about it! You can create your own garden waterfall by following these ster-by-step directions!| Cottage at the CrossroadsOur biggest project that we’ve completed this year has been this garden waterfall that we constructed. It did take quite a bit of time and energy to create this, but it was so worth it! There’s nothing as relaxing as the sound of splashing water!

Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos

Just like Julie, I love to cook, and I especially love using the fresh produce that comes out of our garden. Here’s my recipe for stuffed jalapeno peppers. We eat these like they’re CANDY!

Summer Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsOur house has a large, screened porch across the front and I love to decorate it for the seasons.

Summer Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsHere’s our summer porch where we spend a lot of our time dreaming up new projects to keep us busy.

Well, it sure has been nice to be in the spotlight today. Thanks so much for inviting us, Julie!

We’d love it if you’d follow along at: FACEBOOK   TWITTER   INSTAGRAM   PINTEREST

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5 Responses

  1. Thanks for introducing us to your readers, Julie! If they are friends of yours, then they are friends of ours!

  2. Jean says:

    Jane and Leo are wonderful people and have a lovely country cottage. They are a part of my family as I am married to Leo’s brother Woody. I certainly enjoyed reading this post and was surprised to be on Facebook today and had to come over and read what was going on. Surprise surprise it was Jane and Leo. I am sure they are happy to be on your site. Jean

  3. Cindy says:

    Jane is talent and I think it’s cool that they blog together. Amazing porches and the waterfall is spectacular


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