• Monthly Archives: January 2013

    This Old House Magazine

    This Old House magazine published a story about our old fireplace recently… It’s in their January/February 2013 issue, but I found my copy at Books-A-Million about a month ago, so I’m not sure if it’s still on newsstands. (?) I … Continue reading

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    Condo Kitchen – Pick My Presto

    Hi and welcome to another installment of Pick My Presto! I went to randomly select another an email from my Pick My Presto inbox the other day and discovered that AOL had deleted all the messages that were previously in … Continue reading


    Decorating With Plates

    I love decorating with plates, and even though the ones in today’s post gave us a little trouble at first, I’m really happy with how the whole collection (eventually) came together. Let me start at the beginning. I thought I … Continue reading


    Seed Sack Pillow

    I’m big on little things when it comes to interior decorating. Choosing wall colors and arranging furniture is fun, but adding (he)art and accessories is my favorite part, and I’m so stinkin’  smiley about the pillow nestled up against back … Continue reading

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    DIY Shades

    A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about the white shutters we got from our Facebook friend, Toney… In that post, I mentioned that we were still trying to figure out what to replace the temporary paper shades on the … Continue reading


    Decorating With Dishes

    My mom gave me an amaryllis for Christmas, and man is that thing doing some cool stuff this week! One day there’s a bud, then BOOM, the next day there’s an open blossom! It’s sitting on a little, old hamper … Continue reading


    Adoption Home Study #1 and #2

    Our first home study interview was a telephone interview, and it went great! Today I wanted to blog about our second home study visit- which took place at our home. Something really cool happened a couple hours before it started … Continue reading


    Adoption Song

    My Mr. wrote and recorded a song to our future ‘Sweet P’ (P is for Palmer!), and it’s called Love Collides. It’s an acoustic guitar-meets-piano style ballad. It’s very tender, and we hope you enjoy listening to it as much … Continue reading



    ** This giveaway has ended ** Happy ‘Home Study #1′ Day!!! We’re SO excited to have our friend/social worker, Beth, coming over for a visit today! It feels like the first real big step in our “paper pregnancy“, so we’re … Continue reading


    Handwritten Notes

    First of all, THANK YOU for holding me accountable this week. I could literally feel our arms e-linked together and your e-motivation made for great note-writing inspiration! Secondly, I had so much fun with this project y’all. I mean, we … Continue reading


    Word of the Year – Link Party 2013

    I woke up thinking about my Word Of The Year, which made me wonder how you and your Word Of The Year were doing, and all of a sudden it hit me: We should have a “This Little Word Of Mine” link party … Continue reading


    Simple, With A Hearty Side Of Significant

    “This year there will be more attention to the fabrics against my skin, to the companion that is tea, and the miracle of the mug’s solidity in my hand. There will be surrender to everything that curves. -Tara Sophia Mohr” I’ve been … Continue reading


    Our Adoption Timeline

    We tweeted a few Instagram photos of us getting fingerprinted for our background checks last week… We got them done at our local sheriff’s office and I think I must have smiled the whole time we were there. We (all … Continue reading