Mary Kay Andrews – Summer Rental Essentials


Hi there! I’m Mary Kay Andrews. Kev and Layla are off knocking things down and fixing things up, so I’m the blogger du jour! What’s that? Today’s menu? It’s a little thing I call Summer Rental Essentials. I’m pretty expert on the topic, because for many years my family and I rented vacation places at […]

Ideas For Summer


Howdy- and welcome to our Home May’d Summer mantel link party! Of course this party isn’t really limited to just mantels though– we wanna see all kinds of Summer-y displays! Whether they’re on a window sill, a bookshelf, a ledge- you name it, we’d love for you to link ’em! Our overall goal with this […]


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Have you heard about HGTV’s new series HGTV’d?  We are super excited to start watching it! We don’t have a “Monday night show” right now, and with Idol and The Office coming to an end soon, we were starting to wonder what we’d do from 8-10pm during the week! LOL! (Kidding…..sort of.) The premiere episode […]

Outdoor Spaces


I thought I’d share this pretty photo from my Mom’s secret garden…. …to remind you to swing by Kate’s blog if you have an outdoor space you’d like to share tomorrow! As for the outdoor space we’re workin’ on at Kev’s Mom and Dad’s house, well, we aren’t quite finished yet…but we’re getting there! And […]

The Back Porch


Kev’s Mom and Dad have a cute little screened-in back porch… And while they have plenty of seating… …the pieces were definitely in need of a facelift. The original paint was chipping… …and the cushions have faded in the sun… So the day before Mother’s Day, we brushed off the loose bits of paint and […]

Kevin and Amanda


I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for handwriting fonts, and the day I stumbled onto Kevin and Amanda’s website,, I was in handwritten font heaven! If you’ve never visited their blog before, you’ve gotta check it out! They live in Alabama (like us!), and starting today, they’ve put together a special handwriting […]

Calling All E-Friends

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Greetings! We have some exciting news to share today!  We’ve been working on something “design TV-related” for a while now, and we’re really excited about the direction it’s moving in. Think: our blog in 3D…meaning, low-dough/high-smile room redos, real-life DIY adventures, and lots of YOU! At this point, we need to see if you’d be […]