Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

Month: April 2012

Mermaids in the Kitchen: Turkey and White Bean Chili

Yay! We are so excited around here; It seems you heard our call for recipes, because we’d had several submissions of delicious dishes! This week, we have a chili that sounds so good, it’ll make you miss those colder months. We’re pretty sure it’s fabulous any time of year, though! The recipe is Turkey and White Bean Chili from Kathleen; here’s what she had to say:

My family loves Tybee and the Mermaid Cottages year-round, but we’ve recently begun a tradition of renting a cottage the week after New Year’s. Here’s a recipe for winter beach weather!” ~Kathleen B. Lewis, Atlanta, GA (formerly of Savannah)

Thank you for sharing your recipe Kathleen! Readers, make sure to scroll down for the entire Turkey and White Bean Chili recipe below. We can’t wait to try this out!

Do you have a recipe you’d like to share? Well please do! Send your recipes and pictures to and we’ll share your tasty tidbits right here with the rest of our Mermaid Nation!

Live Like a Local: 4th Annual Tybee Island Wine Festival

April is here, the weather is beautiful, and we couldn’t be more excited. April means it’s time for the Tybee Island Winefest again! All you wine lovers out there, get ready! Tybee’s 2012 Winefest promises to have something for everyone, so clear your calendar for next weekend, because you don’t want to miss the fun!

Thursday, April 12th, through Sunday, April 15th, The Historic Tybee Post Theater will be hosting the 4th Annual Tybee Island Wine Festival! No matter what you enjoy, from wine to culinary delights, there will be something for everyone. This year, there are four main events to tempt your taste beds. There’s Seafood School on Thursday, An Evening of Oysters and Wine on Friday, the Grand Wine Tasting on Saturday, ending with the Champagne Brunch Sunday morning. You can even read more about  wine fest in Macon Magazine this month!

Visit for all the info you'll need to have a fabulous time!

Make sure you check out the schedule of events page, and the rest of, for all the information you need! Winefest is always a great time, and it benefits a wonderful cause: the restoration of Tybee’s Historic Post Theater. Visit the site and get your tickets today! We hope to see your smiling faces on Tybee Island next weekend, Y’all!


Mermaid Sighting: Get Your Motor Running!

Around here, we know that mermaids can be spotted anywhere. Sometimes, they are where you’d least expect it! Rob, one of our loyal fans from Florida, recently attended his first Daytona Beach Bike Week and spotted something pretty cool while he was there. This is what he had to tell us:

“I was walking around a custom bike show and noticed a paint job that brought Mermaid Cottages to mind! There wasn’t an actual mermaid in the flesh, but these scales were pretty awesome. Who’d have thought I’d see something that reminded me of mermaids at Bike Week?!”

Rob took a great shot of this motorcycle's inner mermaid!

Thanks Rob! That’s beautiful! I guess mermaids really are everywhere!

Have you seen a mermaid? We’d love to hear about it! Please send your sightings and stories to us at and keep your eyes peeled…your sighting could be the next featured right here on our blog!