• Monthly Archives: August 2012

    For Sale By Owners

    It’s been an interesting few weeks around here, and this picture pretty much sums up what we’ve got in the works… Yep. We’re putting our current cottage on the market and we’re hoping to start a new adventure a little … Continue reading


    Home Goods

    We love a collected look, and really enjoy decorating with both old and new home goods to create a fresh and inspired feel. We started helping Kevin’s brother Kerry re-decorate his family’s living room a while back… …and although it’s … Continue reading


    Table Redo

    I love a fun table redo, so Kev and I set out to find an inexpensive side table we could use in a room we’re helping decorate right now. We hit our favorite flea markets the other day, and ended … Continue reading

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    Gift Card Giveaway

    One of the best parts of being on the True Value Blog Squad is being able to host home improvement-related giveaways. This week, we’re giving away one of these little guys… It’s got a hundred bucks on it, and it’s … Continue reading


    Fall Decorating Ideas

    Just a quick post to wish you a happy weekend, and to let ya know we’re partnering up with our friends Sarah (Thrifty Decor Chick), Rhoda (Southern Hospitality) and Kate (Centsational Girl) for another round of fall-themed decorating ideas link … Continue reading


    Cottage Kitchen – Pick My Presto

    Hello, and welcome to another installment of Pick My Presto! I randomly selected an email from a gal by the name of Kelli the other day. It read: Hi Layla, I am in desperate need of help. We have been … Continue reading


    Guest Bathroom Update

    Once upon a time there was a guest bathroom. Half of it was finished… …and half of it WASN’T finished… One day, waaaay before it’s owners had saved up enough money to re-do it, SOMEONE got ants in her pants … Continue reading


    Compassion Bloggers

    My joints and calf are feeling much better now, and of all my moments spent resting & reading on the couch last week, this one was my favorite: The moment my inbox said I had an email from this guy… … Continue reading

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    Instagram Anstagram’s

    We joined Instagram a few months back and we’ve really had fun using it. Neither of our Mom’s are on Twitter though, so I thought I’d blog about some of our favorite “an-stagrams” (animal Instagrams) for them here today.¬†You know- … Continue reading


    Master Bathroom

    Well, my appointment with the orthopaedic surgeon went well, and my rheumatism flare-up seems to slowly be un-flaring (thanks to a cortisone shot in the tukus- yowza!). Kev’s been working on our master bathroom while I’ve been confined to the … Continue reading