Out of the Office

Out of town today and tomorrow….off to go get the final things we need to finish the Guest Bedroom. In the meantime, here’s a couple more sneak peeks… We’ll be back Sunday to prepare her for her close up. (Yes, my Guest Bedroom is a female) Have a great weekend everyone! Layla

Lettered Cottage – Photo Consultations

It has been so nice reading through all the comments everyone has left for me today…thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your kind words! I can’t wait to see who wins the goodies on Thursday. Since I started offering design consulting services here on my blog, my Photo Consultation has […]

One Year Anniversary Post

Today marks the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of my blog.Wow! It’s crazy how fun flies when you’re having the time of your life! I started this blog to document our journey through the renovation of our home, but it’s turned into so much more than just a place to showcase our “before and afters”. I’ve made […]

Happy Memorial Day 2009!

I recently mentioned that I’ve started collecting little glass bottles and vases. It all started with this little guy my Mom bought for me at a flea market in Milton, Florida for about a dollar… Then I received these two in the mail from my friends, Megan & Lori, at White Flower Farmhouse, along with […]

White Flower Farmhouse

I received a package on my doorstep yesterday from White Flower Farmhouse.The first day I stumbled upon their website, the words “Simple Country Style” on their front page immediately made me feel at home… Inside my package, were the vintage theater marquee letters I ordered…which spell out one of my favorite words… (Marquee letters= $4.00 […]

Half Note Cottage – Kitchen

The Kitchen at the Half Note Cottage next door has come a long way. And the best part, it only took a little bit of dough….and not the kind you cook with! (insert cheesy drum beat and cymbal crash you hear after any bad joke here) What used to be dark and heavy looking… Is […]

Half Note Cottage – Sneak Peek

I can’t even tell you how hard Jessica has been working on her “Half Note” cottage to try and get as much done as possible before Eric comes home on Wednesday. I’ll post a full reveal of the Kitchen this week, but until then, here’s a sneak peek at some of the elements she’s been […]

Half Note Cottage: Super-sized Silverware

I’m happy to announce that Jessica is feeling like herself once again, and has completed painting the hallway, bathroom and Master Bedroom! I picked up this oversized, wooden fork at a flea market last month for her to use on the wall in the Kitchen: It was only $2.95! It was previously a lot lighter, […]

Daisy Cottage

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way…things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keeffe One of my favorite places to visit on the web is Daisy Cottage. It’s sunny… It’s cheerful… It’s refreshing… It’s tranquil… It’s precious! (Photos: Kim at Daisy Cottage) Dear Kim, […]

Lettered Cottage- Coffee Table

The first time I saw this coffee table in a Pottery Barn magazine, it was love at first sight. But priced at $599, I knew I had better start looking for something comparable (but priced waaay lower) at the local flea. Finally, after some intense searching, I spotted this antique childrens schoolhouse table for $125. […]

"Olive" on Etsy

Her name is Fallon. Like “Allen” but with an “F”. And if you think her name is cool, just wait til you see her work! Have a looksie… I LOVE this pillow! The “Antique Shop” pillow coordinates beautifully with Fallon’s “Flower Shop” and “Market” pillows. The base of this pillow is a buttery yellow-and-white polka […]

Deals of the Day- Tree Lamp & Wool Rug

Pottery Barn Price: $149.00 JC PenneyRegular Price= $150.00 Sale=$89.99 Lamps Plus Regular Price= $129.99 Sale Price= $79.95 Pottery Barn Regular Price= $549.00 Sale Price= $499.00 JC Penney Regular Price= $600.00 Sale Price= $379.00 Just shows ya that a little extra time searching, and you can find almost the similar products for significantly lower prices!

Nesting Place: e-Book & newsletter

Alright ladies and gents…I’ve got exciting news. Nester, over at Nesting Place has written an e-book that you’ll definitely want to read. It’s called “It doesn’t have to be Perfect to be Beautiful”. The best part, all you have to do is sign up for her newsletter and you can download it for free! It’s […]