These names are the monikers we’ve given to our little house and its detached garage. They’re the scene of most of our culinary, entertaining, interior decorating and home improvement crimes so they get a lot of ink here on the blog.
The Grub Garage is also available to rent for private parties, dinners and meetings. Food, drink and hospitality are available upon request.
The Cottage was discovered on one of my roaming drives around Omaha. It was tucked away down a street I’d never visited before, completely overgrown. When I looked past the two story tall weeds and the crumbling front porch I saw the little shotgun house of my dreams. There was a tiny For Sale sign in the yard that read “Nice Lady Real Estate” with a phone number. I couldn’t resist a call.
It’s been two years this June since we moved into The Cottage. The first summer we were here there was no bathroom, no electricity. The Grub Garage was just a grubby, gross garage. Dark and dank with a dirt floor covered by carpeting. We would work a full day at DG and then work until dark on the cottage, hacking down weeds, tearing down lathe and plaster walls, pulling up vinyl, and yes, garage floor carpeting. When I look back on it now, I have no idea what we were thinking. We were driven and blinded by love for our little house.