Room and Linen Sprays are Here!

I am SO excited to be able to finally share this with you guys!

 

We have been diligently working on all sorts of new and exciting ideas for Cherished Cottage. We’ve listened to our customers and friends and taken everything in to learn what you guys want and what you like. We have added a lot of new home decor and jewelry ideas to the shop but I wanted to share with you our newest additions to the store!

I want to first start off by telling you guys that this process has been a relatively long one. We did a lot of research and there was a lot of trial and error. We wanted to make sure that we were sharing something really great with you guys; if we wouldn’t be comfortable having the scent or ingredient combination in our own home it won’t end up in our store.

To start we’ve created 4 special scents and are working on creating more to come.

We want to offer our faithful viewers and followers an exclusive coupon code as a celebration! (: This coupon code applies to our entire shop, not just these items.

At checkout use the code CHERISHEDBLOG for free shipping on your entire order!

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Sweet Dreams

Our Sweet Dreams scent features a combination of scents designed to help you relax and sleep better. The scents include: lavender, citrus, cedarwood, and ylang ylang.

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Lemon Mint

Our lemon mint scent features a combination of lemon and peppermint. What’s great out this is lemon and mint scents are shown to help provide energy and focus! Also, this is a really great scent if you have seasonal affective disorder.

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Lavender Lemon

Our Lavender Lemon spray is a great blend to help with relaxation!

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Pure Air

A great spray to make the room/linens smell fresh and clean!

We are also very willing to create a custom scent; you just have to send us a message and we’ll get back to you ASAP and begin creating your personalized room scent.

**Disclaimer**

Room and linen sprays should never be sprayed directly onto wood or glass surfaces as they can leave a mark or streaks.

Room and linen sprays should also not be sprayed around food, pets, pet food, or drinks.

These are not to be used on the skin as a perfume nor on pets as a deodorizer.

2018 Reading Challenge

For 2018 I have decided to participate in Goodreads reading challenge. The idea is to set a goal of a certain # of books you’d like to read throughout the year.

I set mine for 20- I feel like for me personally that is absolutely doable and more than likely a number I can surpass. So, because of that I decided to challenge myself a little further and come up with a list of types of books that I would like to read.

Here is the list:

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Helpful Links:

New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2017

GoodReads 2017 Choice Awards

If you’re joining me on this journey be sure to leave a comment below or tag me @cherishedcottage on Instagram in your reading posts! I would love to get suggestions from you guys and to hear how your challenge is going!

Meet Jessica!

So as some of you may or may not know, our Etsy shop is owned and run by myself, my mother Lisa, and my father Dennis. But what I’m sure many of you don’t know is that my older sister Jessica has been extremely supportive of our business and has also been eager to get involved herself.

So….meet my big sister Jessica!

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Jessica having some hot tea at a cafe in our town.

She is a 30 year old young woman with Down syndrome.

I want to tell you a little bit about Jessica. She loves old tv shows and movies; specifically Westerns and Andy Griffith and Matlock, I Love Lucy and MASH. She loves to play video games specifically Wii Resort and dancing games (she can out dance all of us!). Jess loves to color, draw, read, and to write; as she’s gotten older these interests have grown and developed into the desire to make things for others.

Jessica loves to make crafts for her friends and her family and has recently shown an interest in expanding her DIY skills to be a part of the family business. We have begun the process of researching out ideas that she would be able to do to contribute to our little business and she is very excited to share all of her crafts with our customers and you guys!

Anything that is made by Jessica will come with a handwritten thank you note from her. She puts lots of love, care, and attention to detail in everything that she creates. Aside from wanting to be a more active member of our family business she has also developed a very deep interest in gardening and cooking (two interests I believe she inherited from our parents and our Poppop). Santa gave her her very own cookbook for Christmas and she’s already been receiving planting catalogs in the mail. Her goal for this summer is to build her very own driveway farm stand where she can sell some of her vegetables and flowers to the neighbors and family.

We have so many exciting things in store for Jessica this year; she is such an important member of our family and you’ll be seeing her pop up frequently throughout our blog posts as well as our shop.

Here are some pictures of Jessica with some of her creations!

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Jessica posing with some of her magnet creations!
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A close up of the magnets.
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Jessica’s blue/gray marbled ring dish.
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Jessica’s purple/blue ring dish
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Jessica’s pink/yellow marbled ring dish
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Jessica’s yellow/blue ring dish

Making a Cleaning Schedule

I think it’s really important to try to set up some sort of cleaning schedule; if you can. Obviously I know that we all have busy lives and we all have stuff going on and sometimes finding the time to clean can be difficult. So what I recommend is coming up with a cleaning schedule to help you tackle everything you need to do in a week.

The way I did mine was I sat down with a pen and paper and wrote down all the cleaning tasks that need to be done.

This is what I got:

Cleaning List

Then I labeled everything for the frequency I felt it should be done:

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Now I sat down and wrote out my basic schedule. So the things that I know I have going on every day no matter what; like work. Then I filled in what I already know I do on certain days.

The easiest way for me to do this was to fill in a calendar template. I only filled in the things that I hadn’t written in as “daily”. I also was realistic…my parents and I have a strong tradition of watching certain tv shows together.

Sometimes it’s the only time we get as a family so I made sure to put that in here because I knew if I didn’t I wouldn’t be realistic and I’d overlap or not get stuff done. I also kept it realistic by not sticking all the more time consuming things on one day.

Don’t STRESS about how you’re going to stick to your schedule, or what you’re going to do if something comes up and you don’t have the time. Really, the idea behind having a cleaning schedule is just to 1. make sure that your tasks aren’t all piling up to the point where you feel overwhelmed and 2. for you to be able to see what needs to be done and be able to kind of do it at your own pace.

So my final tip for having a cleaning schedule and probably my post important tip would be to write it in a place you’ll see it.
I keep a planner (by keep a planner I mean: I carry it with me everywhere and may be a little obsessive about it) so I write this schedule in there. The type of planners I use have a monthly overview as well as a weekly overview where I can write things day by day and put notes. At the top of the monthly overview above each day I wrote the chores that I aspire to get done. So on Sunday’s I try to do all of my laundry, vacuum, dust, and mop so I wrote this above the heading “Sunday” for the month of September. Obviously this isn’t something you’d have to do for every month but for someone like me whose schedule is constantly changing this way works best. Then the second thing that I do is add the cleaning chores to my daily to do list. These two things really help me to stay on top of my cleaning and not allow it to pile up into a big stressful heap of messiness.

 

Let me know how you guys keep a cleaning schedule or if you need help writing your own!

Etsy Fall Finds 2017

Hey guys!
Happy Fall Yall!
Alright, so since it’s officially September I’ve decided (as I’m sure many of us have) that it’s also officially fall. That means I’m getting ready for the cooler weather and I’m decorating my house for fall. I have even gone so far as to buy pumpkin spice creamer and restock on my chai latte k-cups haha.

So since I’m getting ready for fall (and hopefully I’m not alone) I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite fall finds from Etsy.

So let’s get into this!

  • Chai Love You A Latte Soy Candle

    soy candle, chai latte, chai latte candle, fall candle, chai love you a latte, chai latte, chai latte candle, soy chai candle, soy fall candle, cinnamon candle. black tea candle. vanilla candle– Price: $14.45
    – 100% Soy Wax 8 Ounce Candle
    – Wooden Wick
    – The jar is recycled as well is the label! How cool is that?!
    – Only Ships within the US
    – Burn Time: 45+ hours

  • Plaid Throw Blanket

    Plaid afghan, plaid throw blanket, fall blanket, pink plaid blanket, plaid throw, infinity scarf blanket, infinity blanket, afghan scarf, fall finds– $72.00
    – Size: 72 inches long and 44 inches wide
    – Made from Cotton, Flannel, and Wool (super super cozy!)
    – Ships Worldwide from US
    – Ready to ship
    – Only one available, so if you’re interested order soon!

  • Pumpkin Spice Bath Bomb

    pumpkin spice bath bomb, pumpkin spice, bath bomb, fall bath bomb, pumpkin bath bomb, handmade bath bomb, etsy bath bomb– $2.95 for 1 bath bomb
    – Ships within US
    – Made from Shea and Coconut Oil.
    – Also includes essential oils, organic rolled oats, and pumpkin spice!
    – All bath bombs from SimplyBombBySydney are designed to moisturize and soften skin as well as help to reduce inflammation and relieve body aches as well as stress.
    – The owner this shop makes it very clear that her bath bombs are Not Tested On Animals.

  • Autumn Tassel Garland

    thanksgiving garland, fall garland, autumn garland, fall fireplace decor, autumn fireplace decor, thanksgiving fireplace decor, fall tassel garland, autumn tassel garland, thanksgiving tassel garland– $20 for standard length (20 tassels) or $40 for 40 tassels
    – Ships from US
    – 5-7 days before shipping
    – 4-5 feet long

  • Burgundy Gold Headband

    Burgundy Gold Headband, Fall Baby Headband, Fall Wedding Headband, Maroon Champagne Baby Headband, Gold Hairbows, Glitter Felt Headband– $18.95
    – 3.5″ long and 2.25″ wide
    –  Ships from US
    – Made to Order
    – Sizing: Size small fits a preemie/newborn baby best: starts at 8″- stretches to 15″ in diameter.   The regular fits newborn – toddler: starts at 9″- stretches to 24″ in diameter
    – Each headband is packaged so that it’s ready to be given as a gift (how cool is that?!)

  • Women’s Pumpkin Spice Shirt Pumpkin Spice Shirt // Women's Fall Shirts, Christian Shirts, Christian T shirts, Christian Fall Shirts, Fall t shirts, thanksgiving

    -$24.49
    – Made with Heat Transfer Vinyl
    – There are a ton of color and size options! So if you have a preference I’m sure that they have it!
    – Ship from US

  • Candy Corn Bath Bombs

    Candy Corn Bath Bombs - Bath Bombs - Halloween Bath Bombs - Fall Bath Bombs - Bath Bomb - Large Bath Bombs - Mini Bath Bombs– $4.00 for 1 Bath Bomb
    – Made with: Apricot Oil (moisturizing), Candy Corn Fragrance, Vitamin E Oil, Epsom Salt, Citric Acid, Corn Starch, Baking Soda
    – Ships Worldwide from US
    – 2 Size Options
    Mini: Approximately an inch in diameter, fizzing for about 90 seconds.
    Large: Approximately 2 inches in diameter, fizzing for just about 4 minutes.
    – This shop has a ton of other awesome scents available!

  • Autumn Rain Bath Bomb

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    – $7 for 1
    – Ships Worldwide from US
    – Contains: Vitamin E (Protects and repairs skin) and Organic Sweet Almond Oil (Softens the skin)
    – Scented with Autumn Rain- reminds you of hay bales, fresh cut wood, fallen leaves..that amazing aromatic autumn air!

  • It’s Pumpkin Season Pillow Cover

     $19.99 Quantity Etsy Purchase Guarantee  Get what you ordered or your money back. Learn more  Overview      Handmade item     Made to order     Ships worldwide from United States     Feedback: 20 reviews     Favorited by: 5 people      This shop accepts Etsy gift cards  Share thecottonandcanvasco in United States Fall and Autumn Favorites Soft and Absorbent Kitchen Tea Towel, Flour Sack Towel and Dish Cloth, Autumn, Gift, Thanksgiving, Fall Decor Fall and Autumn Favorites Soft and Absorbent Kitchen Tea Towel, Flour Sack Towel and Dish Cloth, Autumn, Gift, Thanksgiving, Fall Decor $10.99 Cotton Canvas Give Thanks Pillow Cover, Pillowcase, Cushion and Throw Decorative Pillowcase, Fall, Thanksgiving, Autumn Home Decor, Harvest Cotton Canvas Give Thanks Pillow Cover, Pillowcase, Cushion and Throw Decorative Pillowcase, Fall, Thanksgiving, Autumn Home Decor, Harvest $19.99 Cotton Canvas Hello Fall Pillow Cover, Pillowcase, Cushion and Throw Decorative Pillowcase, Fall, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Home Decor, Harvest Cotton Canvas Hello Fall Pillow Cover, Pillowcase, Cushion and Throw Decorative Pillowcase, Fall, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Home Decor, Harvest $19.99 Cotton Canvas Blessed Pillow Cover, Pillowcase, Cushion and Throw Decorative Pillowcase, Fall, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Home Decor, Harvest Cotton Canvas Blessed Pillow Cover, Pillowcase, Cushion and Throw Decorative Pillowcase, Fall, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Home Decor, Harvest $19.99 Cotton Canvas Grateful Pillow Cover, Pillowcase, Cushion and Throw Decorative Pillowcase, Fall, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Home Decor, Harvest Cotton Canvas Grateful Pillow Cover, Pillowcase, Cushion and Throw Decorative Pillowcase, Fall, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Home Decor, Harvest $19.99 Cotton Canvas Thankful Pillow Cover, Pillowcase, Cushion and Throw Decorative Pillowcase, Fall, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Home Decor, Harvest Cotton Canvas Thankful Pillow Cover, Pillowcase, Cushion and Throw Decorative Pillowcase, Fall, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Home Decor, Harvest $19.99 Cotton Canvas Grateful Hearts Gather Here Cushion Pillow Cover, Pillowcase, Decorative Pillowcase, Fall, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Home Decor Cotton Canvas Grateful Hearts Gather Here Cushion Pillow Cover, Pillowcase, Decorative Pillowcase, Fall, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Home Decor $19.99 Cotton Canvas Happy Fall Ya'll Pillow Cover, Pillowcase, Cushion and Decorative Throw Pillow Cover, Fall, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Home Decor Cotton Canvas Happy Fall Ya'll Pillow Cover, Pillowcase, Cushion and Decorative Throw Pillow Cover, Fall, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Home Decor $19.99$19.99
    – Material: 100% Cotton Canvas Fabric with a heavy duty canvas with fabric lining
    – Size: 16″ W x 16″ H
    – Ships Worldwide from US

  • Instant Download Hello Fall Sign
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    – $4.99
    – Size: 8×10
    – Digital Download (meaning once you purchase it, it’s available to download and you can print it at home or at any local printing store!)
    – 1 JPG and 1 PDF file included in purchase
    – The words are hand-lettered (how awesome!?) so it’s a one of a kind piece of art!
  • Happy Fall Y’all Mug
    Happy Fall Y'all Mug // Fall Mug // Pumpkin Spice Mug // Fall // Fall Season Mug // Deer Floral Mug // Floral Deer // Y'all– Price: $12.95-$15.95
    – Two mug sizes: 11 oz and 15 oz.
    – Ships from Oregon 3-5 business days
    -This mug is printed and pressed (NOT made using vinyl)- Top rack dishwasher and microwave safe
  • Gold Pinecone Necklace

    Gold Pinecone Necklace. Gold Filled Necklace. Small Pinecone Charm. Fall Jewelry. Layering Layered Necklace. Dainty Delicate$27.50 + chain length varies- 14 inches to 18 inches
    – Ships Worldwide from UK
    – Features: Antique gold plated pine cone charm that is suspended from gold filled chain.
    – Pine cone charm measure approx 12 x8 mm.
    – Chain lengths offered: 14, 15,16, 17 and 18 inches.
    – Your order arrives in a gift box.

  • Fall Scarecrow Decoration

    Fall Scarecrow Decoration - scarecrow decoration - Wood Scarecrow - fall decoration - scarecrow pumpkin hay wagon - Wooden Scarecrow$30.00
    – Ships Worldwide from US
    – Size: 8 inches tall and is 7.5 inches from front to back of wagon
    – This adorable wagon stands on it’s own and the wheels really do move!

  • Rose Gold Fall Planner Stickers

    il_570xN.1323981927_tflg$8.80
    – Ships Worldwide from US
    -Fits Erin Condren Vertical and Mambi
    – Includes: 4 full sheets.
    – Also comes with a free sampler!
    – Printed on high quality matte sticker paper.
    – Packaging: comes in a cellophane bag and photo mailer

  • Apple Butter Caramel Candle

    Apple Butter Caramel Soy Wax 8 ox Tin Candle$10.00
    – Ships Worldwide from US
    – Made from soy wax, fragrance, coloring, and a lead free wick
    – Candle comes in an 8 oz tin

    – Scent info: Apple butter with a swirl of caramel! (yum!)
    – Phthalates free!

  • Printable Autumn Happy Planner Stickers

    Fall Planner Stickers Printable, Autumn Planner Stickers HAPPY PLANNER STICKERS Weekly Kit,September Happy planner Kit, Instant download$2.00
    – Digital Download- no need to wait for shipping!
    – You get:
    – 3 JPG planner sticker (8.5in x 11in 300dpi)   – 5 PNG transparent background, (each PNG is 6×8 inches)
    -3 PDF file (3 files included, US Letter Size, 8.5×11 inches)
    -5 DXF files (each dxf is 6″ x 8″ inches
    -1 PDF – Instructions

  • Personalized Real Leaf Necklace

    Personalized Real Leaf Necklace, Woodland Jewelry, Personalized Fall Necklace, Fall Leaf Jewelry Rose Gold$43.20
    – Ships Worldwide from US
    – This necklace is made from a real
    lacy oak leaf, aspen leaf, acorn or that has been dipped in 14k gold yellow gold, 14k rose gold or sterling silver. Each leaf is unique and one of a kind.
    – Size: approximately 1/4 inches long and 3/4 inches wide. Pine cones are about 1/2 inch in length.
    – Keep in mind that they will vary in size and shape because they are real leaves and pine cones!
    – 3/8 of an inch engraved 14k yellow gold filled, rose gold filled or stainless steel initial charm accompanies the leaf and is hanging from an 18 inch chain.
    – Write the initial that you need in the “notes” section of your order at checkout

              HAPPY FALL YA’LL

 

***Disclaimer: I obtained permission from each Etsy seller before writing up this post. I had permission to use their link, main photo, and details from every listing.

*** Every link title goes directly to the item pictured below it. All purchases made through this post benefit only the Etsy seller who’s item you purchase.

*** All of these items are made by hand and with love and great care.

Cleaning Caddy

I love my cleaning caddy; it’s like my best friend when cleaning.

So what is a cleaning caddy and why do you need to have one?

Well for starters you need the caddy itself. This is basically something that you can keep your cleaning supplies in and carry around with you. This could be a bucket, a basket, a bin, a shower caddy- anything that will be easy for you to carry and will hold your cleaning supplies. It also helps to have something that you can wipe out if a product leaks.

I got mine from the dollar store but you can use whatever you’d like; pick something that will be easy for you to handle and to store away.

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I have one of these green baskets.

Now that you have your container you want to go through all of your cleaning products and set aside all the ones you use regularly around the house. These would be like your window cleaner, multi-purpose cleaner, dusting spray, things like that. Those all go in your cleaning caddy.

Now you want to put your scrubbers, rags, and sponges in your bin and gloves if you use them. I personally use rags that are labeled with the name of what they clean on them but you can also just had a rag/sponge designated specifically to a certain cleaner. So, the blue rag is for dusting, the red rag is for the counter tops, etc.

You’re all set!