About Me

Janie standing in shed


Hi there and welcome to Pinecone Cottage Retreat.  I am so happy that you are here and I would like to tell you a little about myself.  I am first and foremost a Christ follower and I hope that you see His love in every post I write.  My husband Michael and I have been married for over 35 years and we have 3 grown children who are a joy to us.

I am also a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and I have been teaching Nutrition at my local Community College for over 30 years.  I live in the Tri-City area of Eastern Washington…not the Evergreen part of the state.  Instead we have a wonderful warm and dry climate that is great for gardening.

Pinecone Cottage is my little garden shed under the pines.  As a wife, mother and Nutrition Instructor life can get hectic.  When the stresses of life start to creep in, this is a place to get away and relax.  Here is where I can garden, create a new craft, read a book or laugh with friends.  Come visit me as I spend time in my hideaway.  I hope that you will leave feeling refreshed and renewed.

Here is a list of the some of the things that I am passionate about….

  • Books, New and Old- I love to read
  • Cooking- Soups and Pies are 2 of my favorites
  • Gardening- Flowers, Herbs and Vegetables
  • Crafting- Using natural materials and Paper
  • Coffee- I must admit that this is a bit of an addiction
  • A Cozy Fire- Real or Gas it doesn’t matter
  • Vintage Wares- Aprons, Pyrex and Red handled kitchen tools
  • Flea Markets and Antique Stores- I’m fond of old junk
  • My Cabin Retreat- My mountain get-away

Just like your life, mine is jam packed.  I am writing this blog as a way to ‘get away’ from the stress of work, bills and dirty laundry.  I hope that you will spend some time at my retreat and together we can relax and enjoy a quiet moment.  Please share some of your passions with me as well.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Pinecone CottageWelcome SignOld Garden Gate

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