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  • Monthly Archives: January 2010

    Houzz Ideabook- Lodge Love: 7 Ways to Land the Look

    Every couple of years, Kevin and I visit a charming little cabin that sits atop a woodsy mountain ridge in northern Alabama… The place we visit is called Bear Creek Log Cabins. It’s about three hours from our Lettered Cottage. … Continue reading

    Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

    Someone sent me flowers this morning… Wasn’t that sweet of Him? Gertrude S. Wister once said, “The flowers of late Winter and early Spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size”. I couldn’t agree more. … Continue reading

    Friendly Frames

    I love the character of a great, old flea market frame almost as much as I love the character of a great, old flea market dresser. So when I spotted this old beauty, holding a huge hunk of mirror, I … Continue reading

    Our New/Old Dresser

    Behold the power of a SOLD tag… Don’t you just love how they protectively scream “BACK OFF- I’M SPOKEN FOR!” to all the other shoppers while you scramble to figure out whose truck you can borrow to haul home your … Continue reading

    Guest Bathroom Reno – Day 82

    Yeah. That’s right. I said it. Day EIGHTY. TWO. That’s almost three months working in a runty room with no windows and a toilet, thankyouverymuch. Okay, fine. I haven’t spent half as much time in there as Kevin has. No, … Continue reading

    Houzz Ideabook- Beyond the Bed: Decorating the Wall Behind Your Headboard

    This weeks Ideabook is all about the wall beyond your bed.Click on the badge below to check out how some fellow Houzz members made their headboard walls look even happier! Beyond the Bed: Decorating The Wall Behind Your Headboard Houzz- … Continue reading

    Inexpensive, Handmade Valentines Day Craft Idea

    With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, and a non-existent budget to shop with, I’ve been searching the internet for free-yet-fun gift ideas this past week. I fell head over heels in love with the following project and I thought … Continue reading

    Wall Groupings

    Greetings! I’ve received quite a few emails from folks asking where we got the frames we used in our Guest Bedroom, so I thought I’d post a picture that lists the names of the stores they came from today: I … Continue reading

    Sunday Sunbathing

    Just when I was beginning to wonder if we really┬áneeded an entire room just for guests… …our furkids let it be known that they think we do.

    Houzz Ideabook- The Fifth Element

    This weeks Ideabook is all about that big ol’ space you stare up at every time you can’t sleep. The one that acts as a floor to your attic, and a roof to your rooms. It’s all about the “fifth … Continue reading

    Guest Bathroom Reno – Day 74

    Ahhhhhhh! There’s nothing like the smell of fresh vinyl flooring in the morning! Yesterday, we had to remove the toilet the previous homeowners installed (in 2003) so that Kevin could lay the rest of our new peel-n-stick planks underneath it. … Continue reading

    The Lettered Cottage in The Nest Magazine

    Last October, the fine folks from The Nest magazine sent us an email asking if we’d be interested in having our home shot for their Winter issue. Of course we were ecstatic, but since we’re soooooo far from being done … Continue reading

    Calling all comments!

    Hi friends! I entered a writing contest over at Skimbaco Lifestyle to try and win a ticket to the Blissdom Conference in Nashville next month. I had planned on driving up to meet everyone outside the conference, but there’s no … Continue reading

    Guest Post by Lysa TerKeurst

    Going to check the mail was extraordinarily fun last week.Not because our new mailbox stands up straight and has a door on it, but because I found a wonderful gift from my friend Lysa waiting for me… Kevin and I … Continue reading

    Gifts from Eddie and our "Wish" Winner

    So I toooootally forgot to show photos of the gifts Eddie, Jaithan and Larson Juhl sent us home with in my last post!Duh! We got a great canvas replica of a work of art that’s displayed at the Biltmore Estate… … Continue reading