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Beach Cottage Saturday Club Mission & I NEED YOU!

Thu 12th, Jul, 2012

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Gday beach cottage ladies, Saturday Club is here this weekend…get ready to make an appointment with yourself….

Here’s where I will be.  Wanna hop in ;-)

We haven’t done Saturday Club for a while on this blog (if you are new here there’s more about it here)…I must say I have still been doing it for myself, I always take time out for me to go and do what I want to do at some point in the week….

However I have had heaps of emails about Saturday Club on here, so it’s back

To join the Club, you must obsess over

vintage things,

pretty things,

sweet things,

white things…

ruffles,Frenchy things & bathtub lounging

long socks & vintage china

ballet flats, clay tags, and old bottles

reading in old adirondacks

taking photos

fancy deli’s & summer days

doing the school run in pj’s

Italian coffee,

new friends & chandeliers

treasure hunting & cosy winter things

flower markets, tea dresses & pots of tea

home boutiques, ,

flea markets

hammocks with quilts & making things

white paintbeach scenes,

driftwood & reading on the beach

embroidered linens

home-cooking & sofa sinking

wedges with ruffles

roses with nautical stripes

wooden floors & old sash windows…

 You must be prepared in being part of this club to embrace the value of down-time & dwelling on the good little things…finding the good in life…this club is so not about money, how much you have or haven’t got, or time, how much you have or have not got, it’s about working with all of those things to rock your life before you blink and it’s all over

I must say this is not what happens every night in this old cottage, but as you know sometimes, and that will be this week for Saturday Club, this girl makes an appointment with it, turns down the lights, turns up the comfort factor, gets the twinkling going and very much locks the door.

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So that is your Mission this weekend, shut the door, gets some potions going on, read that book you’ve been meaning to open, soak zee old bones and de-compress

Here’s how I do a Beach Cottage Home Spa in my bathroom – easy things I have learnt along the way for low effort, no clean-up and results without stress….

 

Oh yeah, bring it baby.

Bring it right on

Ladies, if you do one thing this weekend for yourself do Saturday Club (you can find more of our Missions here), I can highly recommend you make it one of these.

Sarah

 

Beach Cottage NEEDS YOU!

 

Saturday Club is looking for some ideas…there are only so many times I can instruct you to go and have a coffee on your own, take pictures of your wellies or ballet flats or lay down in the grass and cloud watch (indeed so doing that last one very soon)..

So leave me your comments and suggestions, anything goes but we don’t do lots of fancy schmancy big money things in this club, lots of us are on budgets baby plus they need to be doable and easy enough to be acheivable….

You can also email me on abeachcottageblog @ gmail . com or you can Tweet me here, or Facebook...

 

don’t miss, new beachy coastal update here 

and Barley blogged here xo

 

 

oh and just in case you haven’t had a little tipple, or indeed perhaps you do not partake in tipples, this below might make you feel like you have had one :-)

 

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40 Responses to “Beach Cottage Saturday Club Mission & I NEED YOU!”

  1. Alison Pryce says:

    Hii Sarah,
    I would love to join your Saturday club! I really focus on taking time for me. I think it’s really important in our busy lives to do what we love!.
    We have so much in common Sarah! We are both English and love lots of the same things! we even have the same type of dog!
    I really enjoyed looking at your photos particularly the ones recently taken on your country break! Where did you go? It loooked gorgeous! :)
    Alison from Fig Tree Cottage.

    • sarah says:

      Hi Alison

      We went to the countryside of NSW around the Gloucester area…it was stunning! Highly recommended for a visit.

      I so agree, right now after a busy school holidays I am focusing on that bathtub lol x

      • Anonymous says:

        Wow! How funny.. While you were away I was also on a road trip. I travelled from Brisbane to Melbourne and back stopping off at lots of great places along the way! Can you believe we drove through Glouster! I didn’t even realise there was one here in Australia! It was really beautiful! Check out my photos on Facebook! I posted hundreds!! :) We visited Bellingen, The Hunter Valley, Yamba, Bowral, The Blue Mountains, Daylesford, and Hepburn Springs.,The Mornington Peninsula, The Dandenongs, Albury and the one place you have to visit Beechworth in Victoria!! You would just LOVE IT! It’s full of history!

        Now I m addicted to investigating this beautiful country even more!
        We had intended to drive the Great Ocean Road but it was too wet! So that will be the next trip!!!
        Take care. :)

        • Alison says:

          Wow! How funny.. While you were away I was also on a road trip. I travelled from Brisbane to Melbourne and back stopping off at lots of great places along the way! Can you believe we drove through Glouster! I didn’t even realise there was one here in Australia! It was really beautiful! Check out my photos on Facebook! I posted hundreds!! :) We visited Bellingen, The Hunter Valley, Yamba, Bowral, The Blue Mountains, Daylesford, and Hepburn Springs.,The Mornington Peninsula, The Dandenongs, Albury and the one place you have to visit Beechworth in Victoria!! You would just LOVE IT! It’s full of history!

          Now I m addicted to investigating this beautiful country even more!
          We had intended to drive the Great Ocean Road but it was too wet! So that will be the next trip!!!
          Take care. :)

          • sarah says:

            I know it’s one amazing place isn’t it…so much to see and so diverse!

            I have the Great Ocean Road on my list too x

  2. Melinda says:

    LOVE your lightshow, very clever.
    I employed your Saturday mission last night – a mid week mission no less. Very good on so many levels !!
    I really enjoyed taking that little bit of time for me, esp during school holidays – I find its often when I need it the most.
    I slept well and feel very happy and calm today – its SOOO much more than a bath!!!!!!!!

    how bout ta diy “focus on your feet” for Sat club ( errm I think mine are ready)
    A soak, buff and pretty polish might be fun in winter when poor feet are mostly hidden away in boots – thats what Im doing next anyway

    Have a lovely day xx

  3. jen says:

    Hi Sarah
    Luv to be part of your Saturday club..I tied up a hammock in the winter sun between two trees in the back garden during the school holidays and watched the kids play soccer it was the highlight of the week accept the kids thought it looked so good they kept wanting long turns! The hammock was a present from a relo from 8 years ago and we moved recently to a place where there are two trees to tie it up!
    Also a feel good thing if I am trying to have girlie time out is when the kids are put to bed put a face mask on and watch a chick flick some how feels like a little bit of calm amongst the the craziness…if you don’t have any face mask you can always make one out of yoghurt or avocado or an egg white!
    Cheers
    Jen :-)

  4. I am already part of your sat club! some of the things I really want to do, but rarely set aside (dedicate) the time for me are crafting- knitting, sewing, crocheting, painting furniture like you! Reading magazines or a book, cake/slice cooking -trying new recipes- , rather than trusty old ones, more like it! you could even trial them for us and give us a new one. Perhaps you could do an Instagram hashtag then you could gather them all up, screen shot and blog about them too. #abcsatclub plus #abccrafting #abccloudwatching #abcbathing (tee hee) whatever you have as the task of the day!

    • Sandra says:

      Love this one, Jodie…I have a couple of knitted projects going nowhere fast and a beautiful patchwork quilt to start but can never “justify” the time to just sit and make some progress…an afternoon devoted to these projects with a pot of tea and a vintage cup to drink it from sounds like just the deal…

  5. alison says:

    Hi Sarah

    I’m having my Saturday Club today.

    I started a couple of crosswords. Then I listened to my favourite radio programs while cutting out pictures -a favourite childhood activity- to make a visual story of my ensuite reno to show Mr alison. (He said again the other night that I have WAY too much going on in my brain so I see this as an outlet. LOL)

    This morning I treated myself to a nice coffee that I drank slowly and with relish; tried on some clothes at Tarjay keeping in mind my your advice re striped stretchy skirts, quite happily didn’t buy said skirt as it wasn’t the best I could do; randomly bumped into an aquaintance & had a lovely catch-up chat & swapped mobile numbers; browsed a trash & treasure shop; browsed a beautiful plant nursery and walked home checking out the neighbourhood goings on; stopped to chat with a neighbour. I came home totally refreshed.

    Total cost: $4

    alison

    • sarah says:

      oh I like your style Alison and total cost $4! brilliant

      I’d love to know your fave radio programs?

      x

      • alison says:

        Well Sarah
        Just between you and me I listen to “The Castlereagh Line” radio soap opera on 2CH AM radio. It goes for approx. 5 minutes at 10:40am M-F. I used to laugh and laugh when I’d accidentally turn it on, and then, one day, I got hooked. It’s set in Sydney and Tamworth in 1900. It’s fiction with a few historical facts thrown in. At the moment they’re getting their heads around using the latest invention, the telephone, and talking about who’s going to be the first Australian Prime Minister. There’s sex, violence, wealth, power, intrigue, crime, romance, gossip, just like any soap opera in any medium.
        My other favourite radio program is on ABC AM radio and it is called Conversation. M-F 11am-12pm. Have a look on the website. If I don’t listen live I load up my iPod or listen to a podcast as I work on my computer, sometimes with ear plugs if I’m at work.
        Both programs take my brain off to another level where I relax, think and chill out.

        Cheers
        alison

        PS I just had a very short stay in the Shoalhaven area. I thought of you so much. Stopped off at beautiful Gerringong and took time to read all the WW1 plaques on the Soldiers Memorial Hall, had excellent coffee at Pilgrims Cafe at Huskisson (and Milton), found sea glass at Hyams Beach, stared at beautiful Jervis Bay a lot and accidentally found the quilt like yours!! Woohoo!! I will probably buy the latte coloured one.

        http://www.warmemorialsnsw.asn.au/details.cfm?MemNo=1834

        http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g528968-d2459171-Reviews-Pilgrims_Wholefood-Huskisson_Shoalhaven_New_South_Wales.html

        http://www.hyamsbeach.com.au/

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        • sarah says:

          thank you for all the radio programme tips, I will be checking them out!

          sounds like my kinda break, I had a very enjoyable break in Huskisson and love Jervis Bay..sigh :-)
          x

  6. Alice says:

    hahaha… Thal last picture was a hoot! I will be reading a book I have been meaning to read since christmas… Under some blankets I think with the electric blanket on – I am so sick of being cold….

  7. Jenny says:

    Hi there! Love the Sat club concept, but as a nurse (shift work) my Saturdays are sometimes Tuesdays or Thursdays – or whatever! Any case, last Sat WAS my day off & spent it escorting a visiting friend around the small selection of local treasure haunts. Girlfriends, bargains, free time, no pressure, lots of laughs then home for chocolate and a nice home-made espresso …. doesn’t get much better! Sometimes days off during the week are even better, coz ‘everyone else’ is at work – makes me feel like a privileged person! A;ways look on the bright side,,, ,:)

    • HRH Sarah says:

      I’m right there with you, Jenny. I work in a restaurant kitchen, so my “weekend” is always during the week! It does feel kinda fun to think of everyone else at work while we browse nearly empty stores…. especially the antiques and thrift stores!

  8. BC Saturday Club – Yay!!! You have possibly already done this one (?!) but hows about grabbing a friend and wandering leisurely through a few garage sales or sniffing out and exploring a new second hand/junk shop?? Doesn’t have to cost much at all but is SO much fun!?! Enjoy that tub Sarah! xx

  9. bridgette says:

    oh what about indulging and having a facial either at home or in a salon, home mani or pedi’s are always nice too . I love the idea of sitting under a big gum tree on a rickety sun faded bench seat this saturday. (Must get around to fixing her up one of these days) This little Country bumpkin does not get to sit at a beach and read. I hope you have a lovely day :)

    • sarah says:

      …and I don’t get that amazing country air lol! a big gum tree and a sun faded bench sounds pretty much like my idea of heaven

  10. Fleur says:

    Count me in baby! I be there with bubbles in the bath and in my glass!

  11. Rukmini Roy says:

    I’m in. Dont know if this will be qualified as a great plan but this saturday I choose to eat desserts. I cook everyday thinking of the man who doesn’t eat sweets at all and go without dessert most of the days. So this Saturday I shall only make and have desserts for breakfast lunch and dinner. The man can have pizza and beer.

    • sarah says:

      oooh yeah, that’s a great idea to me!

    • HRH Sarah says:

      I don’t eat sweets, but I think that is a great idea! Seek out the food you’ve been craving, and eat it! For me, that would be a curry, or pho, as my hubs wouldn’t touch the stuff with a ten foot pole!

  12. bec says:

    The best ‘me time’ is paddling out into calm waters either on the river or ocean in a kayak and just sitting still…no noise…no people…just the sky above and the water below…I can even sing out loud and no one can hear me!
    Bec x

  13. Ally says:

    I’ll join your club in a heartbeat. As mother to four little minions of the Dark Lord I am always looking for ways to escape them, ahem, I mean, find a little “quiet time”. I usually grab a girlfriend once every few months and do a shopping day at some downtown boutiques that deal in consigned designer clothes. It’s always good fun to squeeze your one thigh into the torso of a Prada top and laugh hysterically at how much huger you are than the person who originally wore this (while crying on the inside), and then head over to a nearby outdoor cafe and stuff your face (to numb the pain). Laughing so hard it hurts is a great refresher for me.

    • sarah says:

      oh yes I love the stuffing face to numb pain bit!

      with four littlies I am guessing you need this Club lol ;-)

  14. Lynn says:

    Saturday Club is all attitude. Indulgence can be as simple as plucking a single bloom for a small bottle, a stack of books, music . . .

  15. Lassiegirl says:

    Some thoughts that hit me right away are: going walkies with the dog(s); watching the sunset while sipping wine; reading a good book at a nice park or in your backyard or, as it is summer here, by the pool (even if that is a kiddie pool on your back patio you dip your toes in); mom’s night out (dinner with other moms – no kids or husbands).

  16. Count me in. I’m all set for your Saturday Club mission.

  17. Candice says:

    Hi Sarah , Just joining your Sat Club , so excited .. Can I please share some of my fav soaks .. Beauty Bath Soaks on a reno’s budget ..
    1. A vinegar bath will help to restore the normal pH levels of the skin . 1 cup per bath you can also add your fav aromatheraphy oil with it . Your skin will be super soft . Any vinegar , over the years I have used many . Helps in summer too … mild sunburn , smelly places {feet}, teenage sons … dog rinse .. shine and soft. odour free .
    2. Milk Bath .. 1 cup of powered milk .. add your fav oil or a quick spray to bath of fav perfume , just have a quick rinse when finished your 20 minute soak .
    Milk contains lactic acid, and alpha hydroxy acid, which is a gentle, natural exfoliant .
    Need to now catch up on your posts .. cheers , Enjoy Saturday .

  18. Amanda says:

    Just has to be a car boot sale for me followed by good coffee and long soak in the tub.Oh and some chocolate just cant live without it!!Almost forgot a trip to the market for some gorgeous cheap fresh flowers!
    Enjoy your Saturday xx

  19. HRH Sarah says:

    Flower foofing is definitely on my SC list! There used to be a great local grocery store chain that brought in the most fabulous cut flowers at a very reasonable price… They have since sold the business to a larger chain, who sells cr@ppy cut flowers at an exorbitant price. Time to seek out a new supplier.

  20. Suzan says:

    Today I spent five precious minutes drawing. My daughter has to do certain things for school so I sat beside her and drew a strawberry. I need to do this more often. I think I shall try to have a small bag with a teensy sketch book, soft pencil, rubber and few coloured pencils in it and use it more often.

  21. laurel says:

    I want in! A glass of wine, candlelight, a good book, living in the moment with your family, breathing in lavender, kicking your feet back…. I am so in.,,

  22. JGirl says:

    I’d love to be part of the Saturday club! Yes please …