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  • Monthly Archives: May 2013

    My Top 5 Blogging Tips

    I started blogging exactly five years ago today, and whoever said “fun flies when you’re having the time of your life” must have been a blogger because I sure have enjoyed adding posts to this thing over the past 60 … Continue reading

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    Gray Lake and Gray Owl Paint

    Did I say we were leaving for Minnesota yesterday? I meant today! Slight change in plans, but we’re all set to leave this morning now. Yippeeeeee! PS- That’s the view of our Gray Lake paint (in the sunroom, on the … Continue reading

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    Black and Tan and Tuxedo

    We’re headed to St. Louis today. That’s about the halfway point to where we’re going in Minnesota. I’m hoping our pets don’t give our house-sitters too much trouble while we’re gone. Something tells me everything will be just fine though. … Continue reading

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    Cottage Style Stuff

    It’s been a shuffle-y couple of months around here, but now that the wall paint is dry, we’ve started putting things back into place. There’s still a fireplace to paint (Simply White), and tile to (temporarily) cover up… …but things … Continue reading

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    OK

    Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the tornado in Oklahoma yesterday afternoon. Father, We ask that in your most gracious Love, You may send Protection, and Help Strength and Peace; Courage and Comfort To all of … Continue reading

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    Cottage Style

    I got an email from a gal named Traci recently, and I thought I’d make a blog post out of it since cottage style is one of my favorite things to talk about. She said it was okay for me … Continue reading

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    Painting The Pantry

    I noticed something serendipitous while the paint was going up on the walls in the pantry yesterday. Do you see it there, too? That’s our (50% lightened) Gray Owl paint on the wall space between each shelf, but it almost … Continue reading

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    Living Room Update – Gray Owl Paint

    A reader named Sarah left me a comment the other day asking about how things were lookin’ in our living room. She reminded me that the only photo I had ever shown of it was this one that we took … Continue reading

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    Country Kitchen Island

    My friend, Lucy, helped us find these old wood corbels earlier this year, and we’re so excited to use them on our soon-to-be country kitchen island: Right now, the island doesn’t reflect our personalities at all, so we’re going to … Continue reading

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    Handmade Walls

    Well, I was hoping to be over this cold by now, but not only is it still completely rockin’ my world- I woke up with pink eye yesterday, too. And by pink “eye”, I mean pink eyes. Sheesh! Anywho, I’ve … Continue reading

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    Pretty On My Porch

    Thanks to a cold-that-won’t-quit, I’m still kickin’ it on the couch. It has been sort of fun just (new) neighborhood watching out the window though. Yesterday, this pretty little bird kept me entertained, just as the sun was starting to … Continue reading

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    Keith’s Fireplace Makeover – Part One

    Kevin and I have both been under the weather this past week/weekend, but before the crud really knocked us out, we had a chance to do a little work on Keith the Fireman’s fireplace. First Kevin and Keith removed the … Continue reading

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    Kit-Cat the Cuddle-Upper

    “Cats never strike a pose that isn’t photogenic.”  ~Lillian Jackson Braun “The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.”  ~Jules Reynard Kevin and I photographed some Thanksgiving-themed place card ideas for HGTV.com this week, and even though I had … Continue reading

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    Art With Heart

    Hi, and happy May Day! To kick off this magnificent month, our friend Dee from Red Letter Words is going to give one lucky Lettered Cottage commenter a pre-made, gallery-wrapped canvas of their choice! I’ve always loved the one Nester used … Continue reading

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