Sunday, September 26, 2010

market days

My first weekend as a sidewalk vendor.

Well, I did it!  I set up my mini shop in front of Dwellings for the big Fall Festival. 
I peddled my homemade caramel apples and
grain sack covered pillows and some photography.

The caramel apples were a hit!   (Well of course we had to try a couple!)
Those apples were yummy, if I do say so myself!
Unfortunately we got rained to the back porch of the store on Saturday,
 luckily Sunday was a beautiful fall day.  It was a busy weekend!

Here is some of the great fall shopping available at Dwellings!

Happy Fall!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

fall market days

This weekend is Fall Market Days in LeClaire, Iowa!

So, I know I mentioned this brother owns a
 home decor and furnishings store in LeClaire called Dwellings. 

This is Dwellings! 
My favorite store(and yes I am totally biased!) But it really is a great store!
Stop by if your in the neighborhood it is directly off of Interstate 80 on the Iowa/Illinois border.

I will be helping out at Dwelling this weekend! 
Michael and I are having extra fall festivities on the sidewalk in front of the store
 Friday, Saturday and Sunday! 
Pumpkins, gourds, caramel apples, fall treats, handmade items for sale!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

sweet dreams of linen

I was checking out all my favorite websites this morning...................

I am really obsessed with the Belgian Linen Provence Stripe bedding collection in Fog at Restoration Hardware.  I continuously am going back to check it out!  It is so subtle and so NICE!  It is exactly what I have been searching for....................  It would be perfect to redo our bedroom!!! 

What do you think???  Dreamy isn't it!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Picture perfect picnic

As I said, yesterday was our anniversary! 
Happy One Year Anniversary Travis!!!  Love you!

We spent a mellow day together.  I packed a picnic lunch to surprise my guy! 

We went back to where it all it began.......
lunch on the levee on the riverfront where we were married one year ago.

Notice I picked fresh hydrangeas from our yard!
I just love them!!! And still in full bloom too!

Friday, September 10, 2010

I can't believe it's been a year!

Well, I have been a bit under the weather so, our fixer upper hasn't gotten much fixin lately. 

But, I thought I would share our reason to celebrate with you.............

This weekend my handsome hubby and I are celebrating our
 First Year Anniversary! 

We actually were married on 9.12.09 on the Mississippi Riverfront in LeClaire, our home town.  It was truely the best day of our lives!  It was a beautiful day!  The wedding and reception were casual and elegant, simply perfect! I thought I would share some of our wedding photos with you.

We are very lucky to have so many talented people in our lives.  We have wonderful memories to remember this weekend and forever! 

My big brother Michael (he owns Dwellings in LeClaire - you will hear more about Dwellings I promise) anyway.........he and I planned most of the details along with my Mom and of course Travis (who really just said okay to most of my ideas, notice I did not say all of my ideas!) And it truely would not have been the same without  spectacular florists in the fam as well!  My Mom's best friends (Marge and Jean from Freckle Farm) did our floral!  Did I mention how handy it is to be married to a carpenter?  Travis made the picnic style table and benches for our wedding party to sit at. 

All of the photos were taken by Tiffany Weaver!  Candid and fresh! 


Monday, September 6, 2010

Welcome to The Corson Cottage

Hello all!

We are the Corsons.

My name is Carrie Corson and my handy husband is Travis Corson. My husband and I are both from the same small old rivertown in Iowa. We grew up in LeClaire, Iowa. We come from the belief that hard work and perseverance will accomplish all things.
This is our blog The Corson Cottage.

I have been inspired to blog about the ups and downs of updating our fixer upper. This is our first home. While we have lived here for two years, it is still in need of a bit of TLC. I hope that you will join us through this process as we begin to make our memories for our future. Hopefully this blog will give us something to look back on years from now and appreciate how far we have come. If I can inspire someone else along the way, as those that have inspired me, all the better!

By day I am a Legal Associate for a corporate Law Department. By night I am a wife to my beloved husband and mother to our lil dog Lucy. By starting this blog it will give me the opportunity to have a creative outlet. I love to decorate our cottage style bungalow on a budget. Travis is a contractor/carpenter/builder. He started his own business, TC Construction, two years ago and is still going strong. He stays very busy. Which leaves me with my weekends to dable in decor. If you are still reading, Thank You! Please stop back often to check out our updates.

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined." Henry David Thoreau


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