• Monthly Archives: December 2012

    Before and After Photos

    Well, here we are on the last day of December 2012- happy New Year’s Eve! We’ve made a few more updates in our sunroom (a.k.a- my office) over the past month, so I thought I’d share some more before-and-after photos … Continue reading


    Gift Card Giveaway #2

    * * This giveaway has ended * * It’s been another fun year of True Value DIY Blog Squadding, and to celebrate one last time, we’re wrapping things up today with a $100 True Value gift card giveaway… It’s good … Continue reading


    Word of the Year – 2013

    I keep a little book in the drawer next to my bed. It’s called ‘Mom- Share Your Life With Me‘ and it contains 365 pages of questions and places to share thoughts. I gave it to my mom a while … Continue reading

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    Southern Cottage

    Merry Christmas Eve! Kevin and I photographed a charming, southern-style guest cottage recently, and I am so excited to share the photos with you today! It’s called the Chapel Hill Loft, and it belongs to our new friends, Dale and Rita. … Continue reading

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    830 Miles From Home

    Today is Kev’s last day at the studio here in Canton, and it’s snowing! #ILoveSnow The song is coming together beautifully, and we’re feeling very blessed to be here together. I’ve been sticking pretty close to the studio while he’s … Continue reading


    Adoption Song Roadtrip

    Kevin and I went to see Andrew Peterson’s ‘Behold The Lamb of God‘ concert last Tuesday- the same day we found out our adoption application had been approved. Have you seen it? It’s so good! I took my mom to it a couple … Continue reading


    House Numbers

    I really enjoy looking at blogger’s adoption timelines to see how everything went for them, time-wise. And since I’ve had a few requests to share more information about each step of our adoption process, I just wanted to quickly mention … Continue reading


    How To Build A Picture Frame (The Easy Way!)

    Kevin found a heart-shaped locket wedged in the seat back on the passenger side of our car a couple of days before we left for Peru… Neither of us knows where it came from, but strangely enough, I had been … Continue reading


    Praying and Giving

    It is with a heavy heart that I publish this post today. Heavenly Father, We pray that you’ll comfort the citizens of Newtown, Connecticut during this time of tragedy and crisis. We pray that you’ll give peace and strength to … Continue reading

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    Sunroom Updates – Paint, Plastic, and a Pretty Fixture

    Remember when we painted our sunroom, Cloud Nine? Well, as of today, the room is coated in Gray Lake. Yep. We changed our minds and headed back to True Value to pick out a different shade last week. We chose Gray … Continue reading


    Our Christmas Tree

    I decided to keep our Christmas tree decorations super simple again this year, so I dug out a couple of strands of white lights, and paired our plastic silver & gold ball ornaments with a whole mess of paper snowflakes: … Continue reading

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    Our Shutter Gray Secretary

    Our good friend, Rhoda is hosting a Christmas vignette link party over at Southern Hospitality today, so I thought I’d blog about the Christmas-y touches I added to our newly-painted secretary. Here it is “before”… …and here it is now! … Continue reading


    Fun Folks, Fabrics, and Photoshoots

    I love our “backyard” neighbors. I found this note stuck to our back door the day we started moving things into our house this past October: I’ve still got it stuck next to my computer, and it still makes me smile … Continue reading


    Christmas Craft

    It’s Christmas craft day over at Kate’s blog (Centsational Girl), so I thought I’d share a little bit more about the easy-peasy, DIY sailboat project I made the other day. Like I mentioned in our Christmas mantel post, we live … Continue reading


    Christmas Mantel Decorating Ideas – Link Party

    It’s Christmas mantel/ledge/shelf link party time! I blogged about our woodsy/water-y/wintery mantel yesterday… …and we can’t wait to see and share what you’ve had fun creating this year, too! Here’s how it works: To link up your blog post (or the web … Continue reading