Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

Month: July 2010

Our first replacement order of Beach Bum Biscuits!

I know this may not seem like a big deal, but it is!  When I placed my first order ( over 250 bags) I never thought we’d sell all the bags!  Well, we have and I’ve just placed my first re-order!  They’ll be arriving very soon at Seaside Sisters.
This picture is from the shop, we also have several pictures of the label- actually a local artist’s interpretation of how she thinks the dogs look in their hammock.
We still have a few bags in the shop, but more are coming soon!   Thank you all for supporting our efforts in sponsoring our guide and service dog puppies.

Cleaning products I love for our cottages.

I just love to wash clothes, linens, towels etc.  Mermaid Manor is large enough upstairs to be able to have 3 drying racks so I can air dry all my laundry. Nothing feels better then those 100% cotton crisp sheets when the heat index is over 100 degrees in July.  A really special day is when I pull out my Irish Linen Sheets that are almost 10 years old- Crisp, white and comfy as can be!  Here is the  picture of my assortment of my favorite Laundry products.

So imagine my excitement when I can across a cleaning and laundry products that Method makes. If you don’t know Method, it’s worth checking them out. Not only are the green products, but so concentrated that you only need a very small cap full. And here’s even more exciting news- they have a brand new product where you only need 4 pumps from the bottle!!!  I promise , this is not a paid endoresment – but if you go to their website Methodlaundry , you can get a $2.00 off coupon!

The website is just a happy place, nice music, great explanation about the product and you feel like you’re doing something good for the earth by buying their product.  Enjoy!

Welcome to the WAG PACK!

Welcome to the Beach Bum Biscuits WAG PACK! Check out Beach Bum Biscuits on our new Facebook Page too!!!!
It has been a hot, hazy and hairy summer, so what better time to cozy up with a big old bag of Beach Bum Biscuits! These tasty all-natural treats are available at Seaside Sisters on Tybee Island (Sundance Square Plaza) for only $9.99 per bag. Proceeds from each bag go to our annual sponsoring of a Guide Dog Puppy!

Meet Griffin, one of the newest members of the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind’s Freshman class! He’s quite the handsome boy and has already demolished his first bag of Beach Bum Biscuits!

Grab a bag and support the Wag!!!! BEACH BUM BISCUITS!!!

Ruby Throated Hummingbirds on Tybee Island

It seems that every summer hummingbirds make their way thru Tybee Island.  They actually can be here up until the end of October as they make their way  south.   I have so many birds that enjoy my bird bath here at Mermaid Manor, I decided to pick up a hummingbird feeder so they will hopefully stop and enjoy a sip of that bright red nectar. Quite the adventure making the nectar, but now the feeder is up and we’re just waiting for the birds to arrive! The feeder sits right outside my office window so I really hope to be able to keep my eyes open for the fun little birds!!!

There is an excellent website all about Georgia Hummingbirds that you should visit to see what you can do to encourage more of these birds to come and enjoy your yards.

Hopefully I’ll have some pictures to share of my newest visitors!

One of our favorite guest pictures!

How cute is this guest!  He’s posing very happily at Star Cottage!  Here’s what his mom had to say:
“we just wanted to say that the star cottage was far more than what we expected! this was our first family vacation with our two boys and it was so lovely! fully stocked with everything we needed and more! quiet and private. a very at home feel! the beds were comfortable and the water was hot! my oldest son (3 years) has been asking to go back to the “beach house” every since we got back! he loves to tell everyone he had his own bed, and own TV (he slept out in the sun room on the daybed). it was clean, comfortable, and very well decorated! thanks so much for a lovely first trip to tybee island! ”

Thank you to the Cartin Family!  We look forward to welcoming you back to Tybee again soon!