Happy Little Cottages By The Sea

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm


Live Like a Local: More Sea Turtle Nests for Tybee Island!

It’s been a busy week or so for Tybee! The last few days of May, volunteers Earnest, Pat, and Ann with the Tybee Sea Turtle Project found three sea turtle crawls! One has even been marked as a possible nest!

So far this year, Tybee Island now has four nests. Tybee has never had this many nests in May before, so hopefully this is a good sign that we will have a record sea turtle nesting season!

Find more beautiful pictures on the Tybee Sea Turtle Project Facebook Page!

Just yesterday morning, Mermaid Cottages’ own Jan and Bobby Meyer had a hand in the discovery of two crawls! There was even a report from a jogger that he had sighted a loggerhead leaving the ocean for the sand during his evening run, so the good people with the Tybee Sea Turtle Project are hoping to discover another nest soon!

To keep up with the island’s latest sea turtle news, make sure to stay tuned to our blog, and head over to follow the official Tybee Sea Turtle Project Facebook Page!

Mermaid Sighting: Lovely Mermaids Reflected in St. Augustine

Everyone here at Mermaid Cottages loves sharing mermaid sightings! We love seeing new pictures from all over come in, and how unique and beautiful they are. This week’s sighting comes from Mary A.; though Mary is from Savannah, she was out for the day with friends in St. Augustine, Florida when she spotted this gorgeous mermaid!

St. Augustine is full of beautiful shops and loads of history. Mary tells us this lovely mirrored maiden was hiding in a window nook right inside the garden door of a sweet little vintage shop. She certainly reflects that, doesn’t she? She’s just beautiful Mary, thank you for sharing!

Have you seen a mermaid? Well, we’d love to hear about it! Please send us your mermaid sightings and stories! You can send your sightings to diane@mermaidcottages.com, then keep your eyes peeled, because your sighting could be the next featured right here on our blog!

Spring Fever, the Latest from Mary Kay Andrews, Available Today!

It’s June 5th…are you at your local book store yet? We are, and we are just TOO excited! If you didn’t already know, Mermaid Cottages’ favorite author, Mary Kay Andrews, has a new book coming out today! That’s right, today is the day you can run out and pick up your copy of Spring Fever,  Mary Kay Andrews’ latest novel! Here’s what Mary Kay Andrews’ website has to say about this wonderful new addition to her already amazing book line up:

The New York Times bestselling author of Summer Rental delivers her delicious new escapist novel about small towns, old flames, and deep secrets.

Pick up your copy of Spring Fever TODAY!

Annajane Hudgens truly believes she is over her ex-husband, Mason Bayless.  They’ve been divorced for four years, she’s engaged to a new, terrific guy, and she’s ready to leave the small town where she and Mason had so much history.  She is so over Mason that she has absolutely no problem attending his wedding to the beautiful, intelligent, delightful Celia.  But when fate intervenes and the wedding is called to a halt as the bride is literally walking down the aisle, Annajane begins to realize that maybe she’s been given a second chance.  Maybe everything happens for a reason.  And maybe, just maybe, she wants Mason back.  But there are secrets afoot in this small southern town.  On the peaceful surface of Hideaway Lake, Annajane discovers that the past is never really gone.  Even if there are people determined to keep Annajane from getting what she wants, happiness might be hers for the taking, and the life she once had with Mason in this sleepy lake town might be in her future.”

We can’t wait to add Spring Fever to our summer reading list! You can even pick up your copy during a meet and greet book signing TODAY. If you’re going to be in the Atlanta area, don’t miss seeing Mary Kay Andrews at the Barnes & Noble on Peachtree Road, 7:00 p.m.! It’s sure to be a fun time for sure. If you just can’t make it though, you can get your very own copy of Spring Fever at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, or Indy Bound today!

Mermaids in the Kitchen: Perfect Peach Cobbler

It’s almost summertime, and that means PEACHES! Georgia is known for them, and there are loads of ways to enjoy them. Today, we are lucky enough to have a recipe for Peach Cobbler from one of our favorite home-chefs, Mermaid Melissa’s husband Rob!

“My family always loves a quick and easy dessert recipe. They are great for those times you need to whip up something yummy on short notice! This cobbler traditional recipe sure fits the bill every time we make it for a picnic or family gathering. It’s one of our favorites for sure!”

Wow, that looks so yummy, Rob! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! I’m sure there’s no better way to celebrate summer’s arrival than with this sweet treat. We can’t wait to give it a try!

Make sure you scroll down and get your copy of this yummy recipe Rob shared with us. Let us know if you try it, too! Bon appetite!

Spring has Sprung and Summer is Around the Corner at Tybee Tides Cottage!

Here at Mermaid Cottages, we sure do love our outdoor living! That said, we are super excited about the beauty springing forth over at Tybee Tides Cottage on Venetian Drive. The spring showers certainly have encouraged the flowers around here, and our cottages look like they are being hugged by springtime!

Isn’t that gorgeous?! Nature might be beautiful, but we also have an awesome green thumb in our ranks. Lisa, owner of Plan It Green Design, helps us with all our landscaping needs. She’s our flora expert and the brainchild behind our beautiful outdoor living spaces. So thanks for sharing these with us Lisa, we smile each time we see pictures like this!