Before and After Photos

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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 here today. This first one isn’t really an “after” yet, but we’re having some friends over […]

Gift Card Giveaway #2

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* * 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 at any participating True Value store. (Click that link to make sure the True Value near […]

Word of the Year – 2013

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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 back, and after she wrote something on all of them, she gave it back to […]

Southern Cottage

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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. You remember Dale and Rita’s house, right? It’s the one that had the super cute, […]

830 Miles From Home

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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 been recording (’cause I’m scaredy like that), but it’s all good because there are so […]

House Numbers

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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 that I’m planning to create a separate page on our blog for anyone who would […]

Praying and Giving

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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 the families of the innocent victims, and that you’ll give rest to the souls of […]

Our Christmas Tree

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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: The “theme” came about because I love what’s on TV this time of year. Yep. […]

Our Shutter Gray Secretary

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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! As for the secretary itself, I ended up using Miss Mustard Seed‘s “Shutter Gray” milk […]

Fun Folks, Fabrics, and Photoshoots

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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 every time I see it. Cindy, and her husband Jeff, own an interior design business […]

Christmas Craft

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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 next to a lake now, so I thought I’d have some fun shooting today’s photos […]

Christmas Mantel Decorating Ideas – Link Party

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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 address where you’re Christmas mantel/ledge/shelf photos are saved), just scroll down this page until you […]