• Monthly Archives: May 2011

    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 … Continue reading


    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- … Continue reading



    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 … Continue reading

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    Key Lime Cake

    Meet Kev’s Mom, Katie… We’re going to blog about her awesome key lime cake today. It’s soooo good, and we’re excited to share the recipe with you! Here are the directions, straight from Katie’s kitchen… For the cakes- Step 1: … Continue reading


    Hobby Farm

    Once upon a time, a curious couple named Kansel and Letel decided to take a little drive and see about a hobby farm they saw advertised for sale… They passed many a horse-dotted pasture along the way… …and tucked just … Continue reading


    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 … Continue reading


    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… … Continue reading


    The Bedroom

    Well, we still haven’t gotten around to building the barn door we talked about back in this post, but we did manage to make the bed at least once this month give our bed a quick spring/summer makeover this month! … Continue reading


    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, KevinandAmanda.com, I was in handwritten font heaven! If you’ve never visited their blog before, you’ve gotta check it out! … Continue reading


    Tudor Style

    Hey there! We’re back with a few more shots of our neighbors kitchen today! If you didn’t see the ones we featured in our e-zine, you can check them out here. Here’s a shot of what the kitchen looked like … Continue reading


    Mary Engelbreit

    First of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the love on our last post! We’re in the process of organizing each and every bit of information that everyone submitted, and it’s absolutely awesome to know that so many folks … Continue reading


    Calling All E-Friends

    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 … Continue reading

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    Cottage By The Sea

    Now that our e-zine is officially done, we thought we’d share a few of the photos that didn’t end up fitting into the magazine. Kev shot so many great ones, but my hand was about to fall off from laying … Continue reading


    The Lettered Cottage E-zine

    Hi. We’re Kevin and Layla Palmer. We like to take road trips, and chances, and photos of people’s places. Late last Summer, we started putting some of our photos together in our own own little e-zine, and we’re so excited … Continue reading