About Me

Cottage Flower Garden

Hey there,
I’m Tracy

I’m a mom of two grown kids, Cade and Cole, mom-in-law to Lovely Laney, AND I have a steal-your-heart grand-pup, Waffles. I have been in the construction business for years, building new homes as a residential contractor. Although I’ve enjoyed the journey, I now find myself yearning for the softer side of life.

With my two boys (and girl) on a running start into adulthood, I’ve decided to slow down and focus on the things that make me breathe a little easier and smile a little more often. Nothing stirs my soul like a romantic cottage flower garden and a gentle breeze with a lingering sunset. Time in a cottage garden always seems to nourish my soul.  So here’s to flowers, and dirt, and butterflies, and bees. I’ll meet you in the garden!

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Sparta, TN painting

Currently living in

The lovely Sparta, TN – a small town dream.

Big Sur_LaneyOakesPhotography

One day, I hope to visit

Italy and
Big Sur…someday…

Roses in the cottage garden

Favorite Flower

Roses, no, maybe Hydrangeas, or…

Honeysuckle-Hey Honeysuckle

Favorite Scent


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Here are a few of my blogs. (I hope they help!)

A Cottage Garden as Front Yard Landscaping: How To Do It

If you love a cottage garden, there’s no reason you can’t use cottage garden style to landscape the front of your house. Traditional landscaping is nice but if you want to rev up your curb appeal and be charmed out of your socks every time you come home, take the...

The BEST Climbing Vine for Your Trellis? I’ll Show You!

If you are considering purchasing a trellis, your next step will be to choose a beautiful vine to adorn it. If you aren't sure you want a trellis yet, I show you different ways to add and use one in your garden HERE. You just can't go wrong with a trellis...or by...

How to Make a Beautiful Cottage Garden – My 9 Best Tips

There are so many different styles of gardening. My favorite garden, the one where I feel most at home, is a cottage garden. Perhaps you should know what a cottage garden is so you can decide if cottage garden style speaks to you. A cottage garden achieves beauty with...

More Ways I Hope To Help!

(A freebie guide to your own source of HAPPY and emails to help you stay happy!)

My Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your First Cottage Garden

My Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your First Cottage Garden

Cottage gardens make me happy!
I want you to be happy too…so this one’s on me.

  • Learn to create your first cottage garden with step-by-step instructions
  • A checklist to keep you on track
  • Images to inspire
  • Increase the value of your home by thousands
  • Explode your happiness quotient
  • Oh, yeah. It’s free! Free happiness.