• Monthly Archives: October 2012

    Halloween Hay Bales

    We’re on our way to Kev’s audition this morning, but I wanted to pop in and wish everyone a Happy Halloween and share these photos we took while we were out and about yesterday afternoon. I had no idea hay … Continue reading


    Puppy Love

    We’re surrounded by some really sweet neighbors here in the new ‘hood. Looks like Max has already found his favorite. Note: I feel like I should probably mention that Abbie belongs to our next door neighbors, Scott and Tammy. We … Continue reading


    More Than Our Casserole

    My friend Shannan recently wrote, “I believe that God puts people in all our lives that He wants us to be in relationships with. He wants more than our casserole and our free babysitting. He wants us to fall in … Continue reading

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    Our Front Porch

    I walked out the front door yesterday and it hit me. I haven’t blogged about one of my favorite parts of this house yet- the front porch! From it, we can see the lake at the end of our street, … Continue reading


    Front Porch Decorating

    There’s this tree at the end of our street that looks like it was just made for Halloween… …which is pretty cool, because apparently Halloween is a pretty big deal around here. I’ve never really done a whole lot of … Continue reading


    Searching For Purpose

    Thanks to all the folks that weighed in on yesterday’s blog post. We’ve decided what we’re going to with that little corner in the sunroom and I can’t wait to surprise you with pictures of it when we’re done! And speaking … Continue reading

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    Our First Room Redo

    We’ve decided to tackle the sunroom first. The makeover will include primer, paint, light fixtures, plants, wall art, a work station, and window treatments. Lots and lots of window treatments. There are 1728 square feet in this house right now, … Continue reading


    House Colors – Part Two

    We ventured out just after sun-up on Saturday, as the fog was lifting off the lake. It was the perfect morning to ride bike, and check out some of our new surroundings and colors. Blues and greens ranged from dark & … Continue reading


    House Colors

    Upon first glance, Kev and I both felt like one of the things we’d (eventually) like to change about our new house are the exterior paint colors. Or should I say- color. Right now, the whole thing is pretty much completely covered in … Continue reading

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    Our New House – Second Floor

    The staircase that leads upstairs is on the other side of the wall that has the stove and microwave on it… Here’s a view from the first landing, down to the first floor… Kit-Cat loves being upstairs… …and I’ve gotta say, I’m … Continue reading


    Our New House – First Floor

    My favorite space in our new house is the sunroom. It’s straight ahead when you walk through the front door, and our back door leads outside on the left side of it. On the right side of the room, there’s a … Continue reading


    Our New House

    We’re in our new house, and now that the internet service is finally turned on, The Lettered Cottage is back in business! Which reminds me- a few folks have asked if we’re changing the name of our blog. We’ll still … Continue reading


    My Family’s Favorite Spaghetti Recipe

    I will forever cherish the time I’ve been able to spend with my mom and dad this month. This isn’t the house I grew up in, but wherever they are will always feel like home to me. We’ve referred to our family kitchen as … Continue reading


    Moving and Adoption

    Well, it looks like we may actually be able to move into our new place this weekend- yahoo! The bank agreed to fix the water and electrical issues that popped up in our inspection, and they *should* all be taken … Continue reading


    Cranberry Salad

    Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, I thought I’d share a creamy cranberry salad recipe we had fun making in Katie’s kitchen. It’s super simple and oh-so-delicious! First, chop up 3 cups of fresh or frozen cranberries, and 1 medium-sized apple… Put … Continue reading