• Monthly Archives: February 2011

    Flea Market Style

    A while back, Heather Bullard and Ki Nassauer invited us to team up with them on a yard stick-themed/how-to article for the 2011 Spring/Summer issue of Flea Market Style magazine. We were shocked/nervous about the opportunity they had presented us … Continue reading

    Flea Market Style Magazine

    A Fireplace Pick My Presto

    Hey there- and welcome to another installment of “Pick My Presto”! I had fun with a photo of a lower level family room sent in by a gal named Heidi this week. Her email read… Hi Layla, Here’s my “Pick … Continue reading

    Family Room Fireplace

    Spring Wreath How To

    Hey there! And welcome to our very first How To’s Day linky party! The first project we thought we’d share is how we made an easy-breezy Spring wreath for our dining room. With March right around the corner, it was … Continue reading

    Spring Cottage

    Sweet Party Ideas

    Hey there! Are you having a happy National Random Acts of Kindness week? I wanted to share a neat “random-acts-of-kindess-related” birthday party idea here today. Remember that dear friend I mentioned in yesterday’s post? Well, her name is Kelly, and she’s … Continue reading


    Dream Rangers

    A dear friend sent me a link to this video yesterday. It’s about ordinary people and their extraordinary dreams… “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson … Continue reading


    We’re Building A Barn Door

    We’ve been pluggin’ away, little by little, on the north wall in our master bedroom, and man does it feel good to finally be getting closer to the finish line! Here’s what it looked like before we painted it Martha’s … Continue reading


    Graffiti Love

    The following emails were exchanged between me and my Mom, a couple weeks back, regarding a birthday gift for her husband, Randy… Three days later, I received one of Randy’s train cars… …along with a little note from my Mom… … Continue reading


    Tiny Kitchen – Pick My Presto

    I had fun working on a presto chango for a gal named Beverly this week. She sent me an email asking for some sunny-style design inspiration for her tiny galley kitchen. It’s open to three other rooms in her house, … Continue reading

    Beverly's Pick My Presto

    How To’s Day

    Howdy friend! We’re excited to announce a fun little project that we’ll be making a regular feature here on our blog. We’re calling it “How To’s Day” and it’ll be a linky party where we can all share our most … Continue reading

    $82 Fireplace Makeover

    Goods Deeds and Kind Words

    Did you know Random Act of Kindness week is February 14-20 this year? Yep. It is! First of all, I love that someone created Random Acts of Kindness week. What a great reminder that true peace lies in providing peace to another, … Continue reading

    Random Acts of Kindness Week 2011

    Painting A Dresser And Planning A Pocket

    Remember that $40, oh-so-cute, but badly-water-damaged dresser we got at a flea market a while back? If so, then you probably also remember that we initially took the top part of it off, painted it white, sanded back the drawer … Continue reading


    The Kids Room – A Guest Post By Holly Mathis

    We invited our friend Holly take the reins today. We hope you enjoy her post (and blog!) as much as we do! _____________________________________________________________________ Hello!  I’m Holly Mathis, and like you, I was so excited when I heard about Kevin and … Continue reading

    Holly Mathis Kids Room

    Living Room Design Ideas – Pick My Presto

    Hey there, and welcome to our very first Pick My Presto post! I had an absolute ball putting this presto chango together, and I look forward to posting lots more of them (on a somewhat regular basis) throughout the year. … Continue reading

    Living Room Design Ideas