12 Days of Giveaways: Giveaway #4

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Giveaway #4 is top secret! If you’d like to throw your name in the hat for a chance to win a fun surprise, just leave a comment on this post between now and ten o’ clock p.m. tonight. (Central Time) Yesterday’s winner is… Congratulations Amber! I’ll be emailing you soon to get your mailing address […]

Master Bedroom Re-do Update: Plankification 2010 is complete!


Thought I’d share a master bedroom update here today since we’re one step closer to constructing the built-in thing-a-ma-jiggy. Woo hoo! You may remember this inspiration drawing I posted a while back… Well, Kev started by attaching a bunch of ten-foot long 1″x6″ MDF planks (from True Value) to the wall near our bedroom door… […]

12 Days of Giveaways- Giveaway #3

Listen to Your Heart

Mom and I had the most amazing time at Andrew Peterson’s “Behold the Lamb” concert at our church last night! (If you love laughing, GREAT music, and he and his INCREDIBLE group of super-talented friends come to your town, I definitely encourage you to see the show!) Today we’re gonna take a stroll downtown and […]

12 Days of Giveaways- Giveaway #2

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My Mom’s in town for a visit today, so Giveaway #2 will have to be a surprise! If you’d like to throw your name in the hat, just leave a comment on this post between now and ten o’ clock p.m. (Central Time). And thanks to everyone who said sweet things about the Whiteflower Farmhouse […]

12 Days of Giveaways- Giveaway #1

Whiteflower Farmhouse Stockings

Today’s giveaway items (2 Christmas stockings) were made by Megan at Whiteflower Farmhouse! Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll receive if you win Giveaway #1: They’re tall and skinny, just like the striped ones they made for us… They’re super soft and you will love ‘em! All you need to do to enter is […]

The Lettered Cottage Layout & Our Flooring Dilemmas

Carpeted Room

When Kev and I bought this place back in October of 2007, we had to tackle a couple of projects just to get the place livable before we could actually move in. First project- the floors. The carpet in the living room, hallway, reading room, office and guest bedroom was buckling up in several places […]

The Lettered Cottage’s 12 Days of Giveaways

Elfish Presley

I got to thinkin’ about something yesterday while I was laid up in bed. (Sinus infection, and yes, I’m doing the Neil-Med thing again.) The banner up at the top of this wacky thing says “our blog is our playground“. And playgrounds are meant for having FUN, right? Sooooo, starting Monday, we’re gonna follow Ellen’s […]

The Lettered Cottage Christmas Tree 2010

Christmas Gifts

I love “let’s decorate the Christmas tree” night… Almost as much as I love wearing my pajamas ALL DAY. Yep. ┬áThe tree is officially up. We had a $5 live one last year, but on January 4th of this year, we waltzed outta Michaels with an artificial one for just $24.96 (marked down from $179.99! […]

Christmas Craft: Festive Napkin Ring Ideas

Layla Christmas Craft

We saw our niece and nephew sing at church tonight and it. was. wonderful! There’s something about little ones signing & singing songs about Jesus that always makes me teary. Speaking of Christmas and fellowship, if you’re hosting a family dinner and you’re looking for some inexpensive and easy ways to snazz up your dining […]