We have a brand new Down The Rabbit Hole for you this week filled with all kinds of fun links that will lead you down the Rabbit Hole…hoping to find fun and fabulous things you would never have seen! Then of course we have an awesome Giveaway from my favorite things collection and then the most important of all we have a new Animal Charity…when you comment you are automatically entered into the Giveaway and for each comment $1 is donated by us to the Charity of the week! So come on in and enjoy the fun!!! This weekly event is a Win Win Win!!!
Vol 7. Welcome friends! I am going to be doing a little something new on Saturdays. The Cottage Market in the early years (aka…before I knew any thing about blogging lol) had a little segment called Down The Rabbit Hole. It was a collection of random links that I found throughout the week that I loved and think you will do. So I thought it was time to bring it back New and Improved, because I am going to be adding a little Giveaway each week…a little something that I found fun and thought you would like. The items are not sponsored and are purchased directly by me to send you a smile. My approach to this New Year is living more simply and putting more emphasis on the “little things” and the important things in life like kindness…compassion…health…
- I NEED to go here…just for the view! One can dream : )
- Being a Vegetarian I look for a good, nice looking bag with a touch of style that is animal friendly…found it! Save a Cow…buy Vegan!
- A change of pace from the Farmhouse look…this room sure has personality…style and a touch of old fashion glam…
- This company will make you “see” with a purpose! I was completely blown away that by purchasing a pair of glasses could improve animal welfare..support animal rescue and much more! You need to check this out and be as amazed as I was…places like this give me hope! 100% profit donated to Animal Rescue…come and read about The Pixie Project…I will give you an update soon as my son is going to be getting a new pair soon!
- Have you ever really wished you knew how to make Balloon Animals? I have but to no avail…it never came to be! Well if you share the desire to make one…this DIY Balloon Unicorn is something you just might be able to conquer…I know that it would make a little one very happy and the best thing is is that it won’t pop!!!
- Another Dream Kitchen!
- Do you love a great chef? Do you ADORE Kitty Cats? Well mix them both together and you get a PERFECT Instagram to follow called NachoFlay!!! Yep…you guessed it…it’s all about Bobby Flay the world renown chef and his constant companion Nacho. They are bestie and Nacho travels with him too…come and enjoy this one hot and spicy kitty!
- 125 different scrumptious Irish Baileys Cream Desserts that are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
- The perfect Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie to celebrate the Luck of the Irish!
- 30 Small Hacks You’ve Never Seen Before!
- Have you met the Dogist? If not…you need to take a peek if you are looking for a heartwarming smile! Pictures of doggies he meets on the street and also doggies that need and have been adopted! This is a 4 Paws UP Site!
- You asked for a bit more color…so here you go…plus tips on how to stylize a colorful couch or chair!
We are re-running this Giveaway POPULAR Demand : ) …Giveaway this week is this awesome Anthropology Mug! I just ordered my Dachshund Mug from Anthropologie so I thought this new collection would be a perfect Giveaway for YOU! Who doesn’t need a Unicorn…a Narwhale… the Pups…the Llama??? Well if you win this weeks Giveaway…you can choose one of these pretty mugs for your very own! Hope you love it. Remember…to enter and donate to this weeks charity…just leave a comment…if you want to add more…the more chances to win and donate : ) For each comment we donate up to $100 to this weeks charity!
This Week’s Charity is: NorthWest Dog Project
Northwest Dog Project is a non-profit organization located in Eugene, Oregon. We are so excited to share with the world our passion and dream of helming dogs and the people who love them. We are dedicated to rescuing, training, and re-homing, homeless, unwanted, neglected, and abused dogs. We are also devoted to creating strong bonds within our community and we are very excited about the programs Northwest Dog Project is going to be offering for the community as we grow as an organization! We cannot wait for the adventures to come and the many friends, both dog and human, that we will meet along the way.
As a family we follow Roofus & Kilo on Facebook and all I can say is that the work they are doing is beyond amazing and they have hearts of gold. Watching the dogs come into rescue and then watching how they get ready and adapted to find their forever home is heartwarming and rewarding! Now all we need is about 50 of these in each state!
List of Charities Down The Hole Had Donated To:
(an on-going list of deserving charities: )
The Hempstead Town Animal Shelter
The Winner of the Anthropologie Spoons is:
As always here at The Cottage Market we would like to send out tons of APPAWS and APPLAUSE to all of our blogger friends for sharing their talents and creativity with us! We want them to know that they are appreciated and loved. You are going to adore exploring their blogs for more outstanding DIY’s and inspiration. As always…ENJOY & CREATE!
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Carol Whewell says
I look forward to these Saturday blogs and am a BIG fan of the doggie charities you support! Keep up the good work!
Hi there Carol…I am so happy that you enjoy our Saturday post!!! Even happier that you enjoy and support the doggie charities. We plan on doing this for a very long time : ) Sending hugs and love to you and yours!
This is SO cool!! I love finding out about these great topics & loving the charitable events by you & so many others this year!
Hi there KBYRD! How are you! So happy that you are enjoying the variety of topics and the charitable events! Keep visiting on Saturday or any day…you are always welcome! Sending Hugs and Love to you and yours!
Julie Roepke says
I agree with the poster above. This makes me happy on saturday mornings with a cup of coffee. I love the dog rescue sites – especially as a pittie pup rescue owner
Hi there Julie! How are you! I agree with you…All you need is the love of a dog : ) I am so happy that we make you happy on Saturday Mornings…it’s kind of like Saturday Morning Cartoons for adults lol!!! THANK YOU for rescuing your precious Pittie! Heads up…be sure to check out the Rabbit Hole that has Patrick Stewart in it on this upcoming Saturday…you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE the story!!! Sending hugs and love to you and yours especially your little pup!!!
So cute and such a good cause
Hi there Amy! How are you! Thank you so much for dropping by! Here’s wishing you and yours a fabulous day…love and hugs to you!
Crystal Young says
I enjoyed the 30 hacks you’ve never seen before. Makes me wish I had a small space to do something fun and clever with.
Hi there Crystal…I love when I hear that a post gives you good ideas….so glad you enjoyed the hacks! Sending hugs and love to you and yours!
Kimberly Stelly says
Thank you so much for doing this!
You are very welcome Kimberly and thank you for dropping by to visit! Here’s wishing you and yours a wonderful day…love and hugs to you all!
Janis M Bilbrey says
Love “DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE”! My fur baby turned 12 December 18th. I love her to pieces. Her name is Gidget. She’s just a traveling salesman’s daughter (or maybe I should say salesman’s Dogs daughter) LOL.some people say mutt. But to me she has a special place in my heart.
I to enjoy spending a little time with you.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you GIDGET and I wish you tons of wonderful more years with your special Mommy!!! Janis…it is so nice of you to drop by and we are so happy that you love Down The Rabbit Hole : ) I am sure little Gidget is the world to you…if you ever want to share pictures…we would love to see your precious little girl! I know what it feels like to have that special place in your heart…my heart is filled with them forever and always! Sending hugs and love to you and Gidget! : )
Marie-Josee Brais says
Those mugs would be perfect for the coffe bar in my “brand new” farmhouse kitchen, as the colors I’ve chose are blue and white. They’re just fabulous! (I’m canadian but I’m willing tu pay shiping and duty fees…) Thanks!
Our Canadian Friends are ALWAYS WELCOME!!! Your new Farmhouse Kitchen sounds amazing…do you have a blog so all of us can see? I would love to feature it if you do : ) Sending hugs and love to you and yours!!!
conda roseberry says
So much great information. Love helping the fur babies.
Hi there Conda! How are you : ) So happy that you enjoy the Saturday Post and if you love helping animals…you are in the right place and have a wonderful heart : ) Sending hugs and love to you and yours!
I read your blog daily as I always find something interesting and inspiring. It is heartening to hear about all the wonderful animal charities’ work. And on a lighter note, I need that mug because I love dachshunds so much!
Hi there Debra! How are you! I am honored that you read the blog each and every day….how fabulous is that…even happier that you find stuff that interests you and inspires you…YAY!!! Also love that you love the Charity aspect…everyone here has such a good heart! By the way Dachshunds Rock lol!!! Sending hugs and love to you and yours!
Julie Redd says
Being a long time supporter of the Animal Rescue site I annually send an email to all my contacts reminding them to “click”. However for my non animal friends I remind them there are 8 other sites to click on and it takes a less than a minute to hit all. Hunger, breast cancer, diabetes, rainforests, veterans etc. You will find them all at the top of the page that comes up after you click each time
Happy Weekend, Andrea. Thank you for all of the cool linkage and heartfelt thoughts…and the uber cool Anthropologie muggage. You have great taste. Cheers, Ardith
Linda Weeks says
Hi, Andrea! I was clicking on some of the links and didn’t even notice that the blog I clicked on was the Magnolia website, but I saw the first photo of a ‘before’ and ‘after’ house and said, ‘looks like a Joanna Gaines redo’ which I dearly love, and it was! Wow she knows what she’s doing, alrighty! I’ve never appreciated anyones taste as much as I do the ‘Fixer Upper’ style!
I always look forward to this posting on Saturday! Love the links and the whole idea of it.
Julie B says
Love your blog and love the charity you are supporting this week!! Dogs are one of the most amazing creates on earth! Thanks for all you do:)
Julie B says
Wouldn’t you just love to be friends with Chip and Joanna? That kitchen! I love that bag! So cool that it’s reverable! Thanks!
I love that you are a charity mind it! If you ever run out of Charities… Like that’s ever going to happen! I’d like to recommend Heart of a Hero. Ricky Mena is a guy who dresses up as Spider-Man and visits children in the hospital or in their homes. He also speaks to elementary school children about bullying. He has an amazing Ministry / charity. You can go to his Facebook page to learn about what he does. He’s pretty amazing! Thanks exclamation point
Laura S says
Your support to these animals is so kind, love the mugs!
Hi there Laura! How are you! Thank you so much for dropping by : ) Great to see you here! So happy you enjoy the Animal Charities…I wish I would win the lottery so I could spend the rest of my life giving money away : ) Sending hugs and love to you and yours!
I love all your link post throughout the week. Also, I always love that you wrap up the week with the ‘charity’ links at the end of the week!
Cute mugs too!
Awwww…thank you so much Karen for the kind words! So happy you enjoy it all…that makes me very happy! Sending you and yours tong of hugs and love! : )
I love this new segment of your blog. Please keep up your wonderful support of Dog Rescues. We have 3 rescue dogs and we are so grateful for them. The mugs are great.
Hi there Marlene! How are you. First… THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for rescuing 3 Rescue Pups…how wonderful! Would love to see pics : ) Also thrilled that you are enjoy our Down The Rabbit Hole and the Charitable Aspect of it! Here’s wishing you and yours a wonderful day. Hugs and love to you all!
pam smith says
I love that you do this each week! My daughter would love the Corgi mug!
Hi there PAM! Always so happy to see you here with your big SMILE! So glad you enjoy our weekly episodes…it means so much to us! Sending tons of hugs and love to you and yours!
April Gray says
thank you for helping doggies 🙂
You are so very welcome April! Sending hugs and love to you and yours!
I’m going to try to make the unicorn out of actual balloons. It looks fun.
Hi there Kristie! That sounds fabulous! Let me know how it works out…sure sounds like tons of fun! Sending tons of hugs and love to you and yours!
I’m addicted to hacks and the couches were gorgeous….but oh, those DOGS…one can never see too many pup pics…loved them all…so sweet. Thanks for sharing them.
Hi there Nancy! How are you : ) So happy to see you. I am a bit addicted to hacks too but you are so right…you just can’t have enough dog pics in your life : ) Sending tons of hugs and love to you and yours!
Sherri M says
These are so cute! I’ve been following your blog for quite a few years now and love it. Thanks for doing this special Saturday post…and donating money to a worth cause.
Hi there Sherri! How are you : ) I am so happy that you enjoy our weekly episode of Down The Rabbit Hole and the Charitable side…that makes my heart happy! Sending you and yours tons of hugs and love and thank you for following us all these years. : )
Kelylm . says
Those mugs are the CUTEST! And that lentil shepherd’s pie link… I will be making that asap!!