Halloweenie Roast 2009 photos

Happy Halloween! We hope you and yours are having a terrific holiday weekend! Did you dress up this year? If you did, and you’d like to share your pics, email us at [email protected] We’d love to see your costumes! We haven’t dressed up in a few years, but we had so much fun putting our […]

The LC on TV

Research has proven that writing down your goals, and your plans to achieve them, is the best way to ensure that you accomplish them. Kevin and I started writing down our goals in January 2008, and we continually make sure to carve out time to modify them as necessary. Earlier this week, we made a […]

House Tour – Union Springs, AL

Earlier this month, we took a trip to Union Springs, Alabama. It’s a small, laid-back town located about an hour and a half southeast of where we live. Century-old Victorian homes line many of the streets around town, and the ones that are for sale are priced incredibly low because of the towns proximity to […]

Guest Bathroom Door Re-do

Remember this guy? We started blogging about it here, and today I’m going to cover the second half of our first True Value project. We used an frosted glass kit (the material comes on a roll) on the insides of both pieces of plexiglass. You can’t see through it at all, so it gives 100% privacy while […]

A Sunday Stroll to Small Town, Alabama

Happy Sunday to you! I’m meeting some of Kevin’s relatives for the first time today. They live in a small, country town in the types of houses you see in movies like “Gone with the Wind”. Wrap-around porches, wind-planked floor boards and tall walls lined with tall, old wavy glass windows. When Kevin’s “Mama Gustie” […]

Coastal Living – October 2009

Hello! Kevin and I have been invited to write a monthly review for Coastal Living magazine, and we are absolutely thrilled about the opportunity! With so many magazines going out of business lately, and because Coastal Living is one of our all-time favorites, we’re going to do whatever we can to help spread the word […]

Holiday Greeting Cards from TLC

Greetings! As October winds down, Kevin and I have already started to think about the type of Christmas card we’ll send our families and friends this year. This is the card we sent out last year: That’s the ocean in Pensacola, Florida we’re gazing at. Watching it move is intoxicating. Like blue-green glass, reflecting God. […]

True Value DIY Blog Squad – Project One

We’re so excited to blog about our first True Value DIY Blog Squad project! A while back we blogged about wanting to use an old door on our guest bathroom. Well, fortunately for us, we just happened to have an old solid wood one out back that fit perfectly! It was original to the house […]

"I’m a Flea Marketeer" Linky Party

It’s show-and-tell time over at the Flea Market Style blog! Make sure to visit their fantastic blog to join their “I’m a Flea Marketeer” blog link party. I just joined by posting a link to one of my favorite flea market finds- our antique schoolhouse table. I’m excited to see what everyone else posts! The […]

Nest Shoot – Behind the Scenes

Greetings!I promised some behind-the-scenes photos of our shoot with The Nest magazine, so here they are! ———————————————————————————- The excitement all started last Tuesday. Our prop stylist (Alistair) shipped us a bunch of Fed Ex boxes full of accessories… He and his assistant Don didn’t really remove many of our own accessories, they just added some […]

Nest Shoot – Day Two & Three

Good evening! Yesterday morning my alarm went off at 6:00 a.m. and I was up and in the shower within minutes! Washing, blow drying and styling my hair is an hour and a half ordeal, and even though I knew they were sending a hair stylist, I wanted to make sure my hair was in […]

Nest Shoot – Day One

Hello! I’m happy to report that we finished our to-do lists last night around midnight and we were up in time to make ourselves look presentable (yes, I brushed) this morning too. At about 10 a.m., Alistair and Don (prop stylist extraordinaires) began sprinkling our house with all sorts of colorful, textural, patterned goodies. It […]

The Nest magazine is coming to TLC!

If you’ve noticed the accelerated pace at which Mr. LC and I have been working on projects around here lately, I need to let you know that we normally don’t work quite this fast. We’ve got some exciting news to share with you today…The Nest magazine is coming to photograph us and our house for […]

The Lettered Pumpkin

I haven’t had a chance to do anything super crafty in a while, but I really wanted to try out an idea I saw on the Better Homes and Gardens website. Kevin and I don’t really decorate for the holidays that much, because any extra money we have is spent on things that we need […]

A Door with a View

Door with a view

We’ve wanted to replace our heavy, old front door for the looooongest time. The front side of it was pretty outdated-looking and the inside of it reminded Kevin of one you’d see in a cabin in the woods in a scary movie. Remember these photos of it that were taken right after we moved in? […]