This Old House Magazine

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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 absolutely love the illustration on page 76… …and I’m intrigued by the columned-room divider project […]

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 had them all laid out the way I liked them, so I attached Disc Hangers […]

Seed Sack Pillow

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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 right now! The front is an old seed sack we dug out of a barn […]

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 upper half of our windows with. They’re okay for now, but they’re a pain in […]

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 in our sunroom right now and I love the way it makes me feel when […]

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 the other day, so I wanted to make sure that I saved the memory here […]

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 as we enjoyed the process of creating it! Click the play button below to have […]



** 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 feeling really blessed to be able to spend this time with her today. We did […]

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 this week!!  We threw one here last year, and man was it a pretty/powerful party! […]

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 four of us) also managed to figure out how to get our Adoption Timeline set up last […]