Love and Prayers


We didn’t have any damage here in Prattville, Alabama… …but according to news reports, hundreds of people were injured and killed, and many people lost their homes and businesses yesterday. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the people affected by the devastating tornadoes around the South, and we’ll be joining the relief effort […]

Waiting To Exhale


Me: Guess what? You: Chicken butt. Me: No, really, guess what? You: I give up. What? Me: I haven’t seen my Mr. in almost two months. You: Holy guacamole! Where’s he been? Me: Rock n’ rollin’. You: But I thought you were afraid of being alone at night? Me: Oh yeah, I’m a panicker for […]

The Brick Fireplace (#2!) – Pick My Presto


Hey there- and welcome to another installment of Pick My Presto! I read this comment on Monday’s Pick My Presto post… …and was totally intrigued! I invited Julie to send me a photo of it, to see if I could come up with anything to help kick start her creative juices. Here’s the photo she […]

The Brick Fireplace – Pick My Presto

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Hey there- and welcome to another installment of Pick My Presto! This week, I picked a photo sent in by a gal named Jen. She wanted some design inspiration for her huge, off-centered brick fireplace… She said the beams weren’t structural (they’re just a decorative element the previous homeowner added), and that’s she’s ready and […]

Curb Appeal The Plot


When we bought our 3-acre plot, and the funky little fixer that sat on it, there wasn’t a whole lot of landscaping goin’ on… We’ve spent the past few years mainly working on the inside of the house, but my master gardener Mom has helped us add a few touches of color here and there… […]

A Small Kitchen Makeover


Meet Amy… Last November she was hired to bring a 1930′s Spanish bungalow back to life, while honoring the antique feeling of the home. Here are some before shots of the kitchen… And here are the incredible after’s… To create warmth, Amy layered natural materials, ranging in color from a rusty terracotta to a rich […]

A Dining Room Pick My Presto


Hey there- and welcome to another installment of Pick My Presto! This week, I had some Photoshop fun with a photo of my friend Shaunna’s dining room. She told me she wanted to add some wood planks to the room, and that she’d love it if the planks were varying widths. That gave me an […]