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    Our Five Dollar Fraser Fir

    Okay fine. The month is half over but we just couldn’t resist decking the halls just a little bit more now that we’re home for the rest of the month. Besides, when I tell you what we scored yesterday, you’re … Continue reading

    Houzz Ideabook- 8 Inspiring Ingredients to Create a Come-Hither Kitchen

    Houzz.com has invited me to become a part of their terrific team, so each Thursday I’ll be contributing an article to their wonderful website. Writing and design are my passions, and writing about design is my favorite thing to do, … Continue reading

    Grouting the Tile in the Guest Bathroom

    Sporting some of my yellow rubber gloves, and armed with a rubber float, Kevin dove right into the grouting process yesterday using a handy dandy product called “Simple Grout”… Because you literally just smear it on, wait a few hours, … Continue reading

    Lighting The Lettered Cottage – Guest Post by Layla’s Mom

    Well, thanks to a product called “Simple Grout”, Kevin finished grouting the tile in our guest bathroom lickety split today. I’ll go into more detail tomorrow, but basically you just smear it on and wipe it off. Easy, breezy, beautiful! … Continue reading

    Tiling the Wall in the Guest Bathroom

    Thanks to the folks at True Value, I was able to get everything I needed to begin tiling the wall in the vanity area today. I spent about $25 of our True Value gift card on tile adhesive, grout, a … Continue reading

    VA Beach Room Re-do Items & Behind-The-Scenes

    Howdy! Hope you had a great weekend. We spent most of today getting “back on track”. Luggage, laundry and litter, oh my. If I didn’t know any better I’d think our cat purposely threw paw fulls of litter onto the … Continue reading

    Bathrooms on the Brain

    We’re home! After an 11.5 hour drive last night, we pulled into Alabama early this morning. By the time we got to our house my eyes were playing some serious tricks on me. Who knew that not getting enough sleep … Continue reading

    Homeward Bound and Presto Chango’s

    Greetings! We’re visiting family in North Carolina today, and we plan to hit the road back to sweet home Alabama tomorrow afternoon. I can’t wait to sleep in our bed and see our furkids…it feels like we’ve been gone forever! … Continue reading

    Work Day and Reveal Day!

    What a whirlwind the past couple of days have been! Kevin snapped this photo of me right before we left the hotel at 7:30 a.m. yesterday morning… I think it was the only time I stood still the entire day! … Continue reading

    Our $82 Fireplace Makeover – Revisited

    We had a super successful shopping day yesterday, and it was so much fun hanging out with some of the folks we’ve been talking to via phone and email over the past couple of months! We also had a chance … Continue reading

    Cottage Living 2007 Idea House- Custom Chalkboard Paint Color

    Cottage Living’s 2007 Idea House has always been one of my favorites.┬áDo you remember it? The home sits at 4505 Camp Street- a historic neighborhood, in the heart of New Orleans. It has 2400 square feet of living space, three … Continue reading

    Guest Post by Erin of Rare and Beautiful Treasures

    Today’s post was written by a dear friend of mine, Erin, who writes an amazing blog called “Rare and Beautiful Treasures”. She is one of the kindest souls I’ve never met. You see, much to my dismay, we live very … Continue reading

    Our Large, Layered Area Rug For Less

    Somewhere along the line, we decided we wanted to use green as our accent color in the living room. I’ve had the pillows in the photo above for a while now. The ones with the white fern leaves on them … Continue reading