{ our bench. }

It’s a lazy Sunday here at our household. We’re staying indoors because it is a particularly dreary day outside. My husband made me some delicious French toast this morning (my breakfast favorite), and I made myself a yummy pumpkin spice latte to enjoy the last few days of fall. Up here in Calgary, Alberta, fall is a very short season, usually lasting around a month (sometimes at best), before it starts to snow! Continue reading

{ the wine crate. }

Hi everyone, I hope this week is going well for you! I wanted to post about a little project that we did a few weeks back. Last month my husband and I had the pleasure of going to a vintage market that was held at a big red barn located in Cochrane, just Northwest of Calgary. We had tons of fun wandering around, and while we were there we picked up a few things, among which was Continue reading

{ fall mantle. }

Hi friends! Thanks for stopping by The Porch Light Cottage today. I am so excited, because in this post I get to show you my fall mantle for this year. I am so thankful that we have a fireplace and mantle, even in our small condo, and I always have so much fun setting it up each season. I actually really changed it up this year! I am pretty happy with how it turned out, so I hope you enjoy it as well. Continue reading

{ happy fall. }

And a happy fall it is. My name is Rachel, and over the past couple of years since being married and setting up a home for my husband and myself, I have discovered I have a deep passion for home decorating. To me it is the simple idea of making the place you live feel like a retreat in the midst of the chaos of the world. It is important to me that when my husband or I come home from work or other commitments, that we breathe a deep sigh of relief when we see our home, welcoming us to relax and refresh. Continue reading