Holiday Home Linky Party & our Christmas Mantel

Holiday Home Linky Party

Happy¬†Holidays! And welcome to the Holiday Home Linky Party! Today’s party is all about merry mantels- because if you’ve been reading our blog for more than a couple months, you know how much I love a good mantel makeover! Kev and I started dreaming up ideas for our Winter mantel, back in August- but we […]

Guest My Nest: Dutton-Waller Cottage- Tybee Island, Georgia


This Summer, we whistled n’ worked on a little ol’ place called “The Mess Hall” on Tybee Island, Georgia. Initially, we thought we were going to stay there while we worked, but since the place had been freshly painted right before we arrived, we ended up staying next door at “Screened Inn” instead. However, about […]

DIY Sideboard Tutorial


Hey there! I wanted to share a link to a project we worked on for this past Summer. Do you remember the console table-turned-sideboard we used in the Mess Hall on Tybee Island? Click on the red button below if you’re interested in seeing our step by step tutorial! Thanks again, and have an […]

The Grocery Shrink

Grocery Shrink

Hey there! We’re broadcastin’ live from a lovely location on top of a mountain in North Carolina today. We’re here photographing a super cool cottage for Cottages & Bungalows magazine, and if everything goes according to plan, the issue they’ll show up in will hit newsstands sometime next Fall. (We’ll keep ya posted on the […]

E-decking the Halls (or should I say “Walls”) at Just a Girl’s house: Part Two


Good news! My friend Chris liked the little surprise I left her yesterday (yahoo!)- but she did have another thought on the whole “to arch or not to arch” subject: “Layla you KNOW how much I love those virtual transformations you do, and it was literally like Christmas morning clicking on those pictures! Thank you […]

Window Treatments for the Master Bedroom


Life just seems to have gotten busier and busier lately, so there hasn’t been a whole lotta renovatin’ goin’ on in the master bedroom. That being said, this is what looked like just a mere month ago… …and here’s a shot of that same wall, today… (still gotta work on the closet doors and install […]

Christmas Decorating Inspiration Linky Parties Coming Soon!


Hey there! I’m so excited to announce the “Holiday Home” linky party event that me and my friends Sarah, Kate and Rhoda have been planning! Like the image above says, we’ll each be hosting a “Holiday Home” themed linky party starting with mine on November 30th. And since I’m in charge of the Christmas Mantel […]