Fireplace Update: Mantel Surround

Farmhouse Mantel | In Progress

"There are four seasons in the South: winter, spring, summer and football." -Unknown The mantel surround is in! The whole thing is going Simply White (Benjamin Moore), and I'm going to use a small artist paintbrush to paint over the mint green paint on the corbels- careful to leave … [Read More...]

Thought-Full Thursday: Preparation

Shauna Niequist | Quote

"Everything is interim. Every season that I thought was stable and would be just how it was for a long time ended up being a preparation or a path to the next thing. When you decide to be on this journey with God, everything is interim." -Shauna Niequist's friend, Rosa This week's … [Read More...]

Living Room Secret

Go See | Painting

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places." -Roald Dahl Wanna see a secret? Remember that painting I did...the abstract one of the lake, that we framed in reclaimed wood? I stamped a … [Read More...]

Farmhouse Art

Big Cow Painting | Ruthie Carlson

“Now and forever, You are my great reward. I won't demand to know the reasons for my suffering. These open hands will trust Your wisdom, beyond what I see. Help me to know You are God, I am not. Remind my soul You're in control." ―Tim Timmons I photographed some … [Read More...]

Adoption FAQs

Haiti Adoption

“Patience is the virtue that gives you freedom. Freedom to know that in waiting there is a reward. Like the farmer who patiently waters his crop....knowing that it will bring forth growth.” -Julia Case Since we're raising funds to plan a trip back to Haiti to bond with our babe this week, … [Read More...]

August Designs

Blog Threads | All Good Things Are Wild And Free | T-shirt

Okay- it's Blog Threads day! :-D I loaded up the shop with LOTS of design options this month because it's time to book our trip back to Haiti to visit our Sweet P for his birthday in November! We're planning to travel at the same time as our friends/fellow Three Angels family, the Riehms, again. … [Read More...]

Fireplace Update: I Fixed The Brick!

Fireplace Makeover | During | The Lettered Cottage | Antique Brick | Reclaimed Wood | Farmhouse

“Designing, redesigning- they both feel like fun to me.” ―Layla Palmer Y'all!!! I have some fun fireplace news to share with you today! :-D First, let's revisit the inspiration pic I put together in Photoshop a while back: Remember that? Remember how I dreamed of a gray-blue … [Read More...]

I Heart Deann Hebert Art

Deann Hebert | Painter | Franklin | Tennessee

“Friendship is an obstetric art; it draws out our richest and deepest resources; it unfolds the wings of our dreams and hidden indeterminate thoughts; it serves as a check on our judgements, tries out our new ideas, keeps up our ardor, and inflames our enthusiasm.” ―Antonin Sertillanges I had … [Read More...]

Fireplace Update: Mortar-Washed Brick

Mortar Washed Brick | Fireplace | Makeover

“I live in my own little world. But its ok, they know me here.” -Lauren Myracle The brick is in...and boy I have got some questions for you! I'm an Obsess-y Bessie about this stuff...but that's okay 'cause you know me here, right? ;-) Okay. Here goes. (gulp) The mortar wash dried … [Read More...]

Thought-Full Thursday (Friendship)

Frienship Quote

"The best kind of friendships are fierce lady friendships where you aggressively believe in each other, defend each other, and think the other deserves the world." -Unknown Here's to the fierce ones! XO … [Read More...]

Shelter And Roost – NEST (A Cabin In The Woods)

NEST | Cabin in Franklin Tennessee | Leipers Fork | Shelter and Roost | Book Wall

“Always try to keep a patch of sky above your life.” ―Marcel Proust I got to spend the weekend in Tennessee visiting with four of my favorite mamas. Amanda, Jen, Nikki and Esty. They're names feel like lyrics when I say them out loud. :-) They, too, are adopting children from (or have … [Read More...]

Living Room Update: Low Country Art

Coastal Gallery Wall | Farmhouse | Cottage Decorating | Dimension

"Even when muddy your wings sparkle bright wonders." -Aberjhani Still pulling things together, little by little, in the living room. This week: another fun addition to the gallery wall! My friend Ruthie painted this one, and it is definitely one of my favorite handmade things in the … [Read More...]

Thought-full Thursday (Enthusiasm)

Ryan Adams Quote | Enthusiasm | Love

There is nothing wrong with loving the crap out of everything. Negative people find their walls. So never apologize for your enthusiasm. Never. Ever. Never." -Ryan Adams Here's to the electricity of life...and to never, ever, never apologizing for it! XO … [Read More...]

Favorite Wallpapers

Miss Mustard Seed | Upstairs Bathroom | Anthropologie Wallpaper

“Every plain wall deserves a piece of work, so why not cover it with a smile?” -Shawn Lukas I stumbled across a website the other day and even though I'm not in the market for wallpaper right now, I wanted to share the link here because some things are just too cool to not share, ya know? The … [Read More...]