• Monthly Archives: July 2012

    Jack and the Beanstalk

    Me and the fur kids are camped out on the couch again today… Long story short, my palindromic rheumatism (which flares up every few years) caused the big ol’ Bakers Cyst behind my knee to rupture, and I’ve been limping … Continue reading


    Green Paint Colors

    Remember when I blogged about the Chip It! tool from Sherwin-Williams? Well, I’ve been eye ballin’ the green paint colors in my inspiration photo for a few years now… …so I thought I’d do a little experiment. I got a … Continue reading

    Screen shot 2012-07-30 at 9.06.24 AM

    Inspiring Designs

    A couple of home magazines featured some of our photographs this summer, so I thought I’d blog a little bit about them here today…before it’s time to break out the pumpkins- ha! We shot Ashley and Jamin’s veranda for the … Continue reading


    Boys Bedroom – Pick My Presto

    Hello, and welcome to another installment of Pick My Presto! I received an email from a nice young man by the name of Jake asking for some design help with a wainscoting dilemma in his bedroom. His email read: Hello Layla, … Continue reading


    How To Shoot Photography – Affiliate Program

    Before we move on to blogging about the grodiness that is currently our master bathroom- I wanted to share a quick ShootFlyShoot.com announcement. Kev and his BFF, Josh, have received a ton of great feedback on their first two classes (Photography 101 and Photoshop … Continue reading

    Twitter Pic1

    Home Office – Guest Bedroom Reveal

    This room started out stinky, and quickly morphed to messy… We stained the floor that dark brown color after we ripped out the carpet, but we did a bad job, and craved a lighter look, so we sanded it back … Continue reading


    Barn Light Electric Sky Chief Ceiling Light

    We’re photographing Kev’s new office/our guest bedroom today, but in the meantime, I wanted to share a quick post about the ceiling light we went with. It’s the Benjamin Sky Chief from Barn Light Electric… We went with a jadite … Continue reading


    Ask The Blog Squad (Session #1)

    Just a quick heads up: Kev and I will be on “Ask The Blog Squad” duty over at True Value’s Facebook page tomorrow. (Tuesday, July 17) So if you’d like to throw any home improvement-related questions our way over there, … Continue reading

    Screen shot 2012-07-16 at 7.59.56 PM

    Schoolhouse Electric Wall Sconces

    I’m looking forward to sharing a “room reveal” post about Kev’s office/our guest bedroom in a few days, but we’ve still got a few things to finish up in there between now and then. In the meantime, and as promised, … Continue reading


    This Tool Rocks (Swift Driver by Master Mechanic)

    Remember those window treatments I blogged about the other day? Well, part of our 2012 DIY Blog Squad duties involved trying out a new tool from True Value, and since we used it to put those window blinds up, I thought … Continue reading


    A Rare And Beautiful Treasure

    Have you met my friend, Erin? She’s been loving a little beach cottage back to life lately, and I wanted to share her latest project here today… To read about how she did it, click on over to her lovely blog: … Continue reading


    Guest Bedroom / Home Office Update (Window Treatments)

    We’re workin’ away on Kev’s office/our guest bedroom this week, but I thought I’d share a quick post about the window treatments we’re using in the room. We bought some blinds (on sale at Home Depot) several months ago and … Continue reading


    Greg Tankersley Home – Old Cloverdale

    Kev and I had the pleasure of visiting a really fantastic house in the Old Cloverdale neighborhood of Montgomery (Alabama) recently, and I thought I’d share the photos we took of it here on our blog today. Old Cloverdale is … Continue reading


    Lucy Loves Lush

    Remember Lucy? I wanted to send her a little surprise for doing such a great job on that awesome kids room decorating video she made for all of us, so I sent her a gift card to one of her … Continue reading

    Screen shot 2012-07-06 at 10.55.58 AM

    Chip it!

    Have you heard about the Chip It! tool from Sherwin-Williams? It helps identify the color palette of any online photo. Like this: The paint colors Chip It! suggested aren’t the actual names of the paint colors in the photo- they’re colors … Continue reading