Office In Living Room – Pick My Presto

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Hey there- and welcome to another installment of Pick My Presto! In addition to making some fun changes in our kitchen this past weekend  (updated pics coming soon!), I also had a ball photoshoppin’ a picture of a living room/home office sent in by our go-to WordPress-wiz, Shauna Callaghan. (Seriously, she is the best and I […]

Christmas Advent

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Hi Lettered Cottage readers, I’m Beckie from Infarrantly Creative, Knock Off Décor and Roadkill Rescue. Yep. I am a tri-blogger — in love with knock-off projects, curbside finds, and inexpensive craft and décor ideas. It is a huge honor to be visiting TLC today. When I finished the advent calendar pillow project I’m going to […]

Ree Drummond Room Redo

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Remember that Long Room at Ree’s house that I blogged about a while back? Well, some fun folks from HGTV recently visited the ranch, and gave it a major makeover. Here’s the room before… And here’s what Cortney and Bob Novogratz whipped up for Ree’s daughters in just under a week… What a dramatic difference, huh? Ree said […]

Space Planning

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In February of 2010 I released an e-book called, Creating An Inspired Home. I wrote it to remind folks (and myself!) that even though decorating and renovating can be intimidating, and design plans always seem to twist and turn, it’s important to remember that there’s no truer place than home to shape and echo who […]

Removing Ceramic Tile (Part 2)

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There’s a dryer in the kitchen… …and food on the piano. The word “dusty” doesn’t even begin to describe every. single. surface east of the plastic drop cloth that separates the kitchen from the rest of the house. Aw, heck. Who am I kidding. The whole place needed dusting before we even started this big […]

Removing Ceramic Tile

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When we first moved into our house, the kitchen floor was covered in dingy, gray ceramic tiles that weren’t laid very level, and had different-sized/badly-stained (because they were never sealed) grout lines running between them… So right after we moved in, we quickly covered it up with an inexpensive, dark-colored, laminate flooring we purchased on […]

Kit-Cat

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Hi. I’m Maximus Palmer, and my Mom thought it would be nice if I blogged about my new little brother, Kit-Cat, today. Yep. Apparently the kid is stickin’ around for good. I’m not really sure why they wanted me to announce the news though, because…well…the dude sort of weirds me out. I mean, he’s craaaaazy […]

Christmas Cottages

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Well, now that Halloween is over… …I thought I’d blog about a couple of Christmas-y magazines we’re excited about this year! The first one is Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Ideas magazine… We actually snagged a couple of copies of it at Books-A-Million way back in September (man they start the season early, don’t they?!), […]