A little about my life and loves on Cedar Creek Lake …
My husband and I live in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas on the banks of Cedar Creek Lake. We love watching and being a part of all the seasons and changes that happen on the lake.
We moved here 23 years ago … and began the mammoth task of renovating our “tired” and “brown everything” (except for the harvest gold counter tops!) lake house that was originally built during the early 70’s.
Slowly, with each wall we knocked down, each remnant of shag carpet we removed and the many gallons of white paint that we applied … our brown house began to disappear and the “Cottage Green” we had envisioned began to emerge.
It still seems like we are always working on our “nest” but we love seeing every result and improvement we make.
My love of decorating and crafts …
When our kids were younger, I worked evenings for an Interior Design Company accessorizing and decorating people’s homes. I also worked for a major hobby/craft store and gave classes on how to make wreaths, flower arrangements, seasonal door decorations, gift wrapping bows, and girl’s hair bows.
Through the years I’ve continued decorating, but mostly for our own home or for custom orders.I was blessed with a full music scholarship to college and pursued a double major of both music and education before I left my Junior year to marry my sweetheart … or as Anne of Green Gables would say … “my kindred spirit and dearest of dear husbands.” His name is Richard.
We have been married for 39 years and he still makes my heart skip a beat whenever I catch his eye across a crowded room.
We have been blessed with 2 children, a son and a daughter and we now have 2 dear grandchildren who are running in the same footprints our children did … and we’re still making memories at our cottage on the lake.
I hope to charm and delight you as you read and look at the pictures of Cottage Green on the Lake. I hope each recipe, tablescape, decoration, arrangement, landscaping idea, and unexpected way I use the items I love in my home will be an inspiration for you, as you make your own little haven and nest … 4 the seasons!
From my cottage to yours ~ Trenda