Monday, July 31, 2017

Cottage Guests

You guys!  Guess who stayed at The Cottage!

Our newly hired church pastor and his family!

I'll let you read how it all came to be on his wife's website,

Many years ago I started following Marian on her Miss Mustard Seed blog.  She has inspired me with her furniture makeovers, milk paint products, decorating ... and the list goes on.  
Never, in a million years, did I ever think I would meet her, much less have her stay in my home!

It was a little surreal seeing her post pictures of The Cottage on her blog from our cottage rental on Lake Michigan.  Even more crazy to read the comments from readers!  A couple people commented on how nervous they would be to have Marian stay at their home.  While I can't say I was nervous, anxious, worried -- I can tell you this was said by Nate: "You are nesting quite a bit mom."  Of course, I was nesting!  Definitely more than usual before we leave for a vacation.  But it was fun!  I welcomed the motivation to nest -- it had been a while since I'd had the motivation to make some changes and spruce things up a bit and it felt good!  The Cottage is what it is -- still a work-in-progress, with a mile long wish list and an even longer to do list.  I knew I could make our home a comfortable retreat and place to rest for our guests -- and I went with that -- instead of worrying that it didn't look perfect -- (especially with our 4 car garage full of Nate's entire home belongings while he was staying here prior to his move)

Check out Marian's blog - not just the post on The Cottage (and their welcome to Rochester), but how they landed here in our town.  It's a great real-life story of God at work!


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