The Lettered Cottage Kitchen | Farmhouse Style

Cottage Kitchen Makeover Reveal

Our son will be 3 this weekend- aaahhhh! I feel like shouting it from the rooftops and throwing a big celebration in his honor! :-D He was 18 months old the first time we saw a photo of his adorable little face on our computer screen. It popped up one day while we were looking at the Three … [Read More...]

Clothespin Christmas Snowflake Ornament

Christmas Craft: Clothespin Snowflake Ornament

I'm not super crafty, but when it comes to handmade Christmas ornaments, man do I love to experiment!  I'm participating in an ornament swap with my fellow Three Angels adoptive mamas this month, so I had some fun putting together a travel-themed ornament for my secret Sister today. I started … [Read More...]

Fish Camp | Tybee Island | Mermaid Cottages

Fish Camp Cottage

 “Let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls." -Khalil Gibran Kevin learned five new songs at a cottage called Fish Camp last week. He … [Read More...]

Eisenhowers Retreat | White and Floral Bedroom | Tybee Island | Georgia

Beach Cottage By The Sea

 “We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep. -William James All salt and shadow, and swell and surf- stretching from here to the ends of the earth, seeing the sea always seems to help me catch my breath. One glimpse of Earth's billowing blue … [Read More...]

Three Angels Girls Getaway

In This Wilderness

I'm on my way home from the Three Angels girls getaway I blogged about last week, and I can't wait to tell you all about it when I get back to my desk! In the meantime, I wanted to share this beautiful blog post written by one of the other moms in our group. Her name is Esty, and I'm so grateful to … [Read More...]

Eisenhowers Retreat

Adoption Update – Five Kiddos Home in 2014!

“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent and guts. That's what girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.” ―Bethany Hamilton This weekend is a BIGGIE, y'all. It wasn't originally supposed to be anything out of the ordinary, but about three weeks ago, … [Read More...]

Hay Bale Decorating | Couple on Boardwalk

Hay Bale Decorating – 2014

I can't believe I missed Pike Road's hay bale decorating contest this year! :-O We were on our road trip up north when our neighbors got together and created our neighborhood's display: Isn't that fun?! I love the sunset and pallet boardwalk...and those waves are pretty awesome, … [Read More...]

Fall Pumpkins

Fall Front Porch And Two Things I Wouldn’t Want To Live Without

"He laughed again, and I knew in that instant it was a sound I wouldn't want to live without.” -Wendy Delsol The sound of his laugh has always been like chicken soup for my soul, but I realized today that he has another reaction that I wouldn't want to live without. It happens every … [Read More...]

Hanging Floral Arrangements | Evan G Cooper

Fall Flower Bouquets

“There is nothing that makes me happier than sitting around the dinner table and talking until the candles are burned down.” ―Madeleine L'Engle Is it Friday already? Man this week went whooshed by, didn't it? I promised a post about what Evan and Lilly created in the kitchen at Kathy's, so I'm … [Read More...]

Ornamental Cabbage | Kale | Pumpkins | Gourds | Fall Table | Evan G Cooper

Fall Decorating Inspiration

"Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?" ―Dennis and Wendy Mannering Last week, I mentioned that Evan and I were doing a little Fall decorating at our friend Kathy's house. She and her husband, Eddie, were kind enough to open up their home the night before The Chapel Market so that all … [Read More...]

Blue and White | Miss Mustard Seed

The Chapel Market 2014 Photos

Well, The Chapel Market went off without a hitch, and thankfully, so did my hair appointment. I'm  officially cinnamon sugar-headed! :-D Or strawberry lemonade, depending on what time of year it is. ;-) I got that cute Alabama t-shirt in the Lucy's Lockets booth at the market. My friends, … [Read More...]

Fall Decorating Ideas | Hydrangeas | Pumpkins

How To Decorate Shelves For Fall (Or Anytime, Really)

Whew- what a busy week! Preparing for The Chapel Market has had me on the go-go-go, and I sure can't wait to sit down in Bethany's chair at the salon this morning. Yep. I've decided it's time to decorate my hair for Fall. I'm thinking: cinnamon sugar...a.k.a- light auburn with a variety of … [Read More...]

Evan G Cooper

Pumpkins From The Farmer’s Market

“Fall colors are funny. They’re so bright and intense and beautiful. It’s like nature is trying to fill you up with color, to saturate you so you can stockpile it before winter turns everything muted and dreary.” ―Siobhan Vivian Let's talk farmer's markets. I went to the one … [Read More...]

Camp Wandawega | Settlers Cabin | The Lettered Cottage

Camp Wandawega & My Midwestern Must-Do List

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." -John Lubbock It goes without saying, I think, that when you live in the South, and you find yourself … [Read More...]