Hello y’all! I’m Andrea, a color-loving Texan, living in a historic 1926 cottage, and making the most out of every day with my bestie of 28 years. We are empty nesters now, and transforming our home to suit our new lifestyle. I love decorating, cooking, gardening, and crafting. Mostly I love sharing ideas! Welcome, I hope you will stay awhile!
Opulent Cottage is about making your home lovely -- and livable -- without breaking the bank. I absolutely love to make things, and I believe that a little DIY creativity resides in everyone! My hope is to show you all how easy, and affordable, it can be to create a home you love, and one that you can truly live in!
Just for fun, here are a few random things about me:
*There is almost nothing that I haven’t sewn or made, except maybe shoes. My professional sewing career includes alterations, custom clothing, costumes, weddings, home interiors, handbags and totes. I also crochet and have made and sold jewelry and gifts.
*Being married is my favorite thing about my life! My husband and I met at work and have continued to love doing projects together, be it volunteering in the community, helping our daughter with a project, or fixing up this 89-year-old house. He is my biggest supporter and my favorite person to be with. He’s a great Dad also, and I thank my lucky stars every single day.
*Cats or dogs?? Both!!
*I wasn’t born in Texas, but I absolutely love it here and cannot imagine living anywhere else! After 33 years I decided to officially call myself a native Texan. Even though it’s awfully hot in the summers, the other seasons are delightful, and more than make up for the scorching summers. I celebrate a 70-degree day in January with as much enthusiasm as a wonderful snowfall, and we often have both.
*I just found out, at age 53, that I’m gluten intolerant. It’s a whole new world of almond flour crackers, cauliflower crust pizzas, and zucchini noodles. Thankfully, I’m an adventurous cook and my husband is a good sport about eating whatever he is served. He’s already lost some weight :)
I would love to hear about you, too! Leave me a message here on the blog, or email andrea(dot)haywood(at)sbcglobal(dot)net!!