4 Favorite Blogs

Vintage Typewriter

…and speaking of beauty-full places to visit, here are some of my favorite blogs in the whole world (wide web): 1. Assortment- by Carmella "Everyone has a story. It follows like a shadow, a silhouette. Here, I write ours. It's become a story about less. And more. It's about long-term goals … [Read More...]

Bucket List Destination: Port Isaac

Louisas Cottage | Doc Martin | Port Isaac | Cornwall England

Y'all, my mom introduced me to the Doc Martin series on Netflix while I was visiting her last weekend, and I am officially smitten with Port Wenn! It's really called Port Isaac, and it's located in Cornwall, England about 4 hours west of London. I couldn't add it to my bucket list quick … [Read More...]

Jana’s Cottage Kitchen – Pick My Presto

Jana Kitchen Makeover Inspiration

My friend Jana asked if I could take a look at the kitchen in a house they're in the process of fixing up and I couldn't wait to see pictures of what she was workin' with. The home has been in their family for 50 years, and they're going to put it on the market when they're finished … [Read More...]

How To Make Your Houseplants Happy

Fairy Garden with items from Joann Fabrics

"There's a fairy at the bottom of my garden, she flits in and out of my flowers. I can sit on the step here and watch her. She stays there for hours and hours. Her wings are so golden and flimsy. Her little body a few inches in size. Her heart is her biggest attraction and that … [Read More...]

Meeting Our Son!

Coloring | Haiti | Three Angels Childrens Relief | Lifeline Childrens Services | Adoption

“All really great flying adventures begin at dawn.” -Stephen Coonts We woke up at 3am to catch our (first) flight from Birmingham, Alabama to Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Saturday, February 21, 2015, and we watched the sun rise up above the clouds at 40,000 feet. I had thought about what it would … [Read More...]

The Guest House

Dinner Bell | Haiti | Three Angels Childrens Relief

We're staying at the guest house here at Three Angels Children's Relief. It's managed by a woman named Sandy, who moved down from the States a few years ago, and she has done a wonderful job of making us feel welcome. Every day at 7:30am, 12:30 and 5:30pm she rings this … [Read More...]

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Haiti Adoption

WOW! Where do I even start? How about some favorites? 1.) I love it when he wants to be held by BOTH of us. One of us will be holding him and he'll stretch his little arm waaaaay out to let us know he wants us both. :-D 2.) I love it when he decides it's "private concert time". He pulls … [Read More...]

From Haiti With Love

Life Is Better Together | Haiti

We're here! We're in love! We're making puzzles!!! :-D   … [Read More...]

WE’RE GOING TO MEET OUR SON!

Haiti Mountain | Adoption | Three Angels

“You never know what's around the corner. You just keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.” ―Tom Hiddleston This adoption adventure has been very mysterious. Never knowing what's around the corner…always Trusting that we should … [Read More...]

I Heart Ruthie Carlson Art

Ruthie Carlson | Art | Studio | Painting | Barn | Sheep | Birds | Angel

"At the end of the day, your hands should be dirty, your hair should be messy, and your eyes sparkling." -Shanti Okay. That's not exactly how Shanti's quote originally went. The quote actually says "your feet should be dirty", but I think our hands should to get into something … [Read More...]

Southern Style Wall Grouping

Wall Grouping | Blue White Green | Floral | Dogwood | Front Porch | Old Painting | Bowls | Cottage | Farmhouse

“Friends are the pillars on your porch. Sometimes they hold you up, sometimes they lean on you, and sometimes it's just enough to know that they are standing by.” ―Merle Shain Remember that ($15) crackled old oil painting I blogged about last week? Well, I'm not *quite* finished with … [Read More...]

Did I Say Red?

Country Living | Green Bathroom

“We are stubborn on vision. We are flexible on details.” ―Jeff Bezos Did I say red? I *may* have meant darker shades of green... (Urban Grace) (The Painted Hive) (source unknown) (Country Living) (House Beautiful) (Olive and Rust) (Country Living) (John Morris … [Read More...]

How To Find Out What Your House Wants Next

Cottage Living Room | Red Neutral Blue White

"My favorite project is always the next one." —Michael Graves One of my favorite ways to approach the interior decorating process is to look at it from a 1D perspective. Meaning: I think it's fun to lay out photos of the rooms I'm "done" personalizing in one collage, so I can get a better feel … [Read More...]

Laundry Room Hamper Project

Laundry Hamper Liner

I started working on a couple of laundry area-related projects last week. The space leads to and from our master bedroom (which still has mustard walls, by the way), so we pass through it several times every day. This first project isn't as much fun as the one I'm going to blog about next … [Read More...]