Six-Word Love Stories


Our e-friends, Dan Zadra & Kobi Yamada, released a book called “2” a while back… …and since Kev and I are celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary today, I thought it would be fun to blog about something lovey-dovey that Dan and Kobi included in their book. It’s called the six-word love story. Here are some examples […]

This Summer

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If you’ve visited our blog more than once, you know that I’m a sucker for quotes and Photoshop. And summertime. And my husband. I had fun creating this little picture-quote for the two of us last week, and thought I’d share it here on our blog today… We’re in Atlanta trying something we’ve never tried […]

Guest Bedroom/Home Office Update – Time To Paint!


While Kev and I have been up to our eyeballs in Christmas articles ( likes ’em early), Brian the Carpenter has been hard a work on the closets, crown, and base boards in Kev’s office/our guest bedroom… It’s been so fun to see everything come together, and witnessing teachable moments  between he and his son […]

Summer Mantel Link Party


Welcome to our Summer Fun link party! We blogged about our Summer mantel last week… …so we thought we’d kick off today’s festivities with some summer-inspired, shelf/mantel/wall ledge inspiration photos from other blogs around the web… Traci at Beneath My Heart Roeshel at DIY Showoff Laura at Finding Home Emily at Decor Chick Myra at […]

Summer Mantel


It’s summer mantel time- yay! We had a ball putting together our adventure/sea-themed display this year… As always, our goal was to create something fresh & fun to enjoy for the season, using free, inexpensive, or handmade items, and things we already had around the house. We spent about $8 on the “have an ADVENTURE” […]

Wood Ceiling Installation – Complete!


The last time I blogged about Kevin’s brother Kerry’s ceiling we were right here… Since that day, we were able to finish installing the planks, and Kerry did a fantastic job of caulking the seams, and knot & nail holes… We used some Rustoleum primer and spray paint to freshen up the old light gray […]

Room Inspiration – Tuesday’s With Dorie


Remember when I blogged about Kristen Alber‘s house? Well, I e-bumped into a friend of hers online not long ago, and I just had to blog about her house, too! Her name is Dorie, and she and her husband did a heck of a job renovating their 1916 bungalow. Check out the exterior, before… …and […]

Summer Decorating


Just a quick heads up to let you know we’re throwing a summer-themed link party on Monday, June 18th! We’re calling it “Summer Fun”, and whether you’ve blogged about (or are planning to blog about) your summer-y mantel, window sill, bookshelf, or wall ledge- we’d love for you to link up! We have fun creating new […]

Wood Ceiling Installation


Kev made me a birthday hair flag yesterday morning and you can bet your bottom dollar I wore that sucker all. Day. Long! Even to Publix. Birthday lunch: spinach & artichoke dip, Townhouse crackers, california rolls, and mini cupcakes Yep. I turned the big 3-8 yesterday, and I celebrated in true DIY style- working on […]

Summer Cottage – Pick My Presto


Hey there- and welcome to another installment of Pick My Presto! I got an email from a fella by the name of Ryan Parent asking for some design help with his newly purchased summer cottage in Canada. His email read: Hi Layla, I would just like to say that you and your husband have done […]

Popcorn Ceiling To Plank Ceiling


Remember when I did that presto change-o for Kevin’s brother, Kerry, a while back? The one where I mentioned, that he mentioned, that he wanted his living room to look more like this: Well, I’ve been blogging about what we’re doing over here at our house a lot lately, but what I haven’t blogged about […]