• Monthly Archives: December 2011

    How To Remove A Doorknob (and then put one back in its place!)

    We decided to change out some of our door knobs with some ($13) oil-rubbed bronze ones from True Value yesterday… We shot a little video tutorial about the switcheroos, too: (Click the play button on the video below) (Click here … Continue reading


    Possibility, Discovery, Adventure, And Becoming

    Christmas was pretty low-key at TLC this year, but it seems like life has been moving at a peppier pace than usual, so it was nice to slow down and let the fullness of the holiday sink in for a few … Continue reading


    FLOR Floor Tile Giveaway

    ** THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED ** Congratulations, Christyn! I’ll be in touch with you shortly about your prize! _______________________________________ The other day I blogged about how we covered up an oddly-shaped patch of concrete in our living room with some … Continue reading


    Water for Christmas

    Two days ago we were $3,545 away from digging a well for 500 families that currently don’t have access to fresh water… …but in the past 48 hours dozens of friendly folks donated enough dollars to push this effort 3% over the goal… … Continue reading

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    People Helping People

    One of my very best friends in the whole weird world lives 700 miles away, but every time I visit her blog I feel like I’m sitting right there at her little blue desk with her. A few months ago, … Continue reading


    Flor Floor Tile

    When we moved into this house, we had no idea what actually lurked beneath the stinky, old carpet at the far end of the living room… We assumed there was hardwood flooring, because we saw some underneath the carpet in … Continue reading


    Ruff and Tumble

    Most of the time, Max and Kit-Cat just lounge around the house… But lately, they’ve started to meet up for body slamming sessions between naps… (click the play button to watch the completely quiet/action-packed video below) I guess this means … Continue reading


    Christmas Tree Ideas

    Sarah’s hosting the final Holiday Home party of the year today, so if you published a blog post about your Christmas tree this month- we’d like to invite you to head on over to her blog and link it up, … Continue reading


    DIY Christmas Decor

    Our fellow Holiday Home’r, Kate, is hosting a Christmas Craft link party today… …so I thought I’d blog about a few simple/inexpensive DIY Christmas decor ideas I put together for HGTV.com earlier this year. Click on any of the links … Continue reading


    Design TV Show Update

    We spent yesterday shooting “pick ups” (little bits and pieces of footage and audio that didn’t get recorded the first time around) for our pilot episode for HGTV. And even though it was significantly chillier here at our house yesterday than … Continue reading


    Chalkboard Black

    We hosted a birthday party the other night. I had planned to bake — ok, fine- heat up a frozen – blackberry cobbler, but we kicked our nasty, old, malfunctioning stove to the curb when we had the new flooring installed … Continue reading


    Christmas Ideas For The Home

    I had a chance to hang out with my friend (and fellow Auburn Tiger fan!), Amanda, a couple months back… I had so much fun talking a mile a minute about a million different things with her! We went to … Continue reading


    Tablescapes For Christmas

    Hi- and welcome to the first of four Holiday Home link parties! Kev and I worked on a bunch of table decor ideas for HGTV.com earlier this year, so I thought I’d post links to those projects here today. We … Continue reading


    Bath Reno

    Sometimes it takes a while for us to fini$h room$, ifyaknowwhatI’msayin. Take our guest bathroom, for instance. We’ve been working on the right side of it, off and on, over the past couple of years… We’ve done some tiling, some … Continue reading