• Monthly Archives: May 2012

    Cottage Style Trim

    Brian finished the closet baseboards (they match our existing baseboards, yay!) and the trim around the doors and cubby holes yesterday… He brought the cutest little helper with him too… He was a little less camera shy than his Dad, … Continue reading


    Guest Bedroom/Home Office Closet And Ceiling Update

    Saturday, May 26th. 3:30pm- Install the first wood plank on top of our existing textured ceiling: (There’s actually wood up above our ceilings in this part of the house, so it made for easy nail gunning. If you’re interested in … Continue reading


    Cottage Red

    Our camera shy carpenter had to finish up a job at another house yesterday and today, but he did start cladding our closets before he left on Wednesday afternoon. So exciting! I’m probably driving him nuts at this point, but I’m … Continue reading


    Wood Closets

    Since this here blog acts as our virtual scrapbook, and I’m beyooooond excited about the closet project we’ve got going on at our house right now, I wanted to include a picture of our amaaaaazing new carpenter friend, Brian, in today’s post…. … Continue reading


    Old Closet Doors

    Remember when I surprised Kev with a freshly painted home office/guest room? Well, since that day, I found a local carpenter named Brian to help us build some closets at the far end of the room, sort of like these… … Continue reading


    Spring Fever Giveaway

    Meet Mary Kay… Meet Mary Kay’s new book- Spring Fever… I’m on chapter 7, but I was hooked by page 2! Without giving too much away, it’s about a woman named Annajane Hudgens and it’s set in a small, sleepy, … Continue reading


    Kit-Cat the Crazy

    The other day I caught Kit-Cat doing something…weird. It involved Kevin’s bathroom sink… …and a full bladder… …but absolutely no flushing when he was done. #gross I caught him in the act a couple more times since that first time, … Continue reading


    Wall Niche – Pick My Presto

    Hey there- and welcome to another installment of Pick My Presto! I randomly selected another email from my Pick My Presto inbox this week, and had fun photoshoppin’ a picture of a wall niche sent in by a reader named Martha. Her … Continue reading


    Room Inspiration: Life Of Splendor

    Have you e-met Lindsay from Life of Splendor? She and her husband, Chris, bought a fixer upper a couple of years ago and I’m so excited to share their recent bathroom redo photos here today. Here’s what the room looked … Continue reading


    It Had To Be Done

    We hired a couple fellas to cut down a dead tree in our backyard the other day. It wasn’t the most fun home improvement money we’ve ever spent, but apparently home owners insurance doesn’t cover damage caused by dead trees, … Continue reading


    Home Office/Guest Bedroom Update

    Kev went out of town last week, so I decided to have a little “surprise by design” style home improvement fun in his future home office/studio space. The day he left, I bought sample pots of paint… …and stared at … Continue reading


    How To Use Photoshop Elements 10

    One of my favorite things about blogging is that I can release my inner artsy-fartsy. Wait a second. That came out wrong. Seriously though, I have had an absolute BLAST playing around with my pictures and putting together photo collages… …creating … Continue reading

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    A Fun Way To Find Color And Pattern Inspiration For Your Home

    You know my BFF, Shannan (a.k.a Flower Patch Farmgirl), right? Well, since she’s one of my favorite writers in the whole weird world, I asked her if she’d put together a post just for me and TLC. She said yes … Continue reading