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  • Kitchen Update – Farmhouse Cottage Style Decorating Ideas

    “Everywhere in my house are these little things that have meanings and make me think of great memories. -Nate Berkus *** After space planning, adding the "little things" is definitely my favorite part when it comes to any room makeover. I had some fun adding personality to the counters on each side of our...

    Houseplant on Stump Slice | Decorating Kitchen Countertops | The Lettered Cottage

    Sunroom Update – Hiding The Litter Box

    Raise your hand if your dog likes to get into your cat's food bowl and/or litter box? Ours sure does. We've had that gate in front of "Kit-Cat's closet" for the past year, but I've been determined to figure something else out. Something a little less.....baby-gate-in-front-of-a-cracked-door. That closet...

    The Lettered Cottage | Cat Room To Hide Litter Box

    DIY Table Centerpiece Made From Flea Market Finds

    Today's DIY project started with an antique doorknob set, an old sewing machine drawer... ...and three faux herb plants I picked up at Joann Fabrics when I noticed they were marked 70% off a couple of months ago: I've been thinking about using something long and slender down the center of our (narrow) dining...

    Sewing Machine Drawer DIY Planter Project

    Old Cloverdale House Renovation – Living Room, Playroom, and Half Bath Reveal

    I'm soooo excited to share some more of Ashley's before and after photos today! You remember my friend Ashley, right? The one who bought this falling-apart (and full of cats!) fixer: Well, she and her hubby are officially done fixing it up! Kevin and I had so much fun taking pictures when we were over there...

    Living Room Coffee Table | Zebra Rug | Ashley Gilbreath Interiors

    How To Clean White Quartz Countertops

    Happy Friday! :-D Seems like more and more folks are asking how we're liking our Frosty Carrina countertops, so I thought I'd blog a little bit about them here today. We have really enjoyed them so far, BUT, I have learned (the hard way) that, like me, white quartz loves to soak up some half sweet/half unsweet tea....

    Cottage Kitchen | Ming Green Backsplash | Heather Gray Island

    DIY Lamp Makeover

    A few weeks ago, I blogged about a project I helped work on at my friend Debbie's house. Remember the armoire we transformed? Well, she sent me home with one of her table lamps that day, and I've been thinking about how to change it for her ever since. She told me she received it as a wedding gift 28 years...

    Fabrics from Joann Fabrics

    Kourtney’s Master Bedroom – Pick My Presto

    Alrighty! It's presto change-o time! :-D Remember the master bedroom photos Kourtney sent me last week? Well, I had some fun with them in Photoshop this weekend, and if you move your cursor back and forth over the photos below, you can see what I came up with in presto change-o action: Since you...

    Master Bedroom | Planked Wall | Gray Lake Paint | Inspiration

    Miss Katie, The Kitchen, and Kourtney’s Master Bedroom Challenge

    Hallelujah!! The brain surgery is done, and we tucked a very-groggy-but-still-smiling Miss Katie into her bed in the ICU last night around 7pm. :-) It was a loooong day, but the surgeon said he's very happy with how everything went, and *fingers crossed*, we'll get to bring her home tomorrow! I spoke with her via...

    Hospital Bed

    Muffuletta Dip Recipe

    First of all, thank you so much for weighing in on our fridge dilemma! Ours is still broken, but I followed the handy-dandy link some of you left in the comment section in last Friday's post and it took me straight to a PDF of Whirlpool's "Second Through Fifth Year" refrigerator warranty...something I didn't even...

    Muffuletta Dip Recipe

    Living Room Update – Flor Carpet Squares

    Rugs. *sigh* I sure do love looking at them, but oh how Max loves to lunch on them! If it's got fibers that stand up, you can bet your bottom dollar he's going to pull out a little patch of them whenever he's feeling naughty. For some reason, he doesn't mess with the little rugs in the kitchen or bathrooms,...

    Flor Carpet Squares | Suit Yourself | Flax

    Sisters and a Surgery

    One of the (many) I things I love about eating out in the South is called the "Meat & 3". It's not every day I sit down to such a big lunch, but yesterday was a special day, and I filled all they way up on baked tilapia, rice n' gravy, green beans, and banana pudding. My lunch mates (Kevin's mom, Katie,...

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    The Chapel Market 2014

    (Logo by Poppy Pedals)   Okay! The vendors are all lined up for this year's Chapel Market and I'm SO excited to share a few details about them with you here today! :-D There will be 17 vendors this year- seven inside the chapel, eight underneath the big (40'x80') tent, and two underneath smaller (15'x15')...

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    Blog Threads – My New T-shirt Line

    Okey doke! BlogThreads.com is officially live! (Get it? Blog Threads? Like the comment "thread" at the end of a post, and "threads" like as in clothing threads?) :-D Just a quick note before I get to the details of this sale: The site (which is a Big Cartel site if anyone's curious) is pretty basic right...

    Life Is Not A Lemon T-shirt | The Lettered Cottage

    A New Adventure

    “Daydreaming is okay, even better if you can make something lasting out of it.” ―Leslie Dean Brown *** Remember that daydream I shared with you a few months ago? The one about a lettered line of shirts, and a mission to help families hoping to adopt? Well, I'm finally getting closer to making it happen...

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    Hallway Makeover – Design Plan

    At the top of the steps, and beyond the blue door, there's a 3' x 11' hallway... Our laundry area and walk-in closet are on the left side of it, and our master bedroom sits at the end of it: The folks from Dutch Boy paint are flying down to document the whole makeover for a new campaign they've invited me...

    Navy | White | Mint | Pistachio | Grass Green