Adoption Update – Psychological Evaluations


Happy Wednesday! It’s been a busy work week so far, but Kevin and I are still plugging away with our Immigration-related appointments and paperwork, too. We got to take part in psychological evaluations as a part of our adoption process recently, and we should be getting the results back from those soon. This is where […]

DIY Sunburst Mirror & Bookcase Built-Ins

Sunburst Mirror Rustic Beam Mantel Fireplace Makeover

We worked at our friend Keith the Fireman‘s house all day on Saturday, and made lots of fun progress on his living room. He was on duty while we were working, so I breathed a big sigh of relief when he sent me an “I¬†Love it!!!” text the next morning after got home. It made […]

Farmhouse Bench

Tuxedo Cat Window Bench

Remember that farmhouse stool I told you I was going to paint and sell at The Chapel Market? I think Kit-Cat has other plans in mind. ūüėČ Kevin and I spent the week working on our “presto change-o” virtual room makeover class for, so we’re really looking forward to spending some time outside this […]

DIY Concrete Art

DIY Concrete Art Thumbnail

We’ve still got a few construction projects to complete over at our friend Keith’s house, but I got a little antsy for accessories, and decided to create a sculpture *sort of* like the one sitting to the left of the number “4” in my inspiration photo: I started with a lime green piece of decor […]

Keith’s Living Room Makeover – Barnwood Wall

Rustic Barnwood Mantel Fireplace Lettered Cottage

Hi! We made a little more progress over at our friend Keith’s place, so I thought I’d share a little bit about that here today. If you’re just tuning in, here’s Keith’s “before” photo… …and here’s the inspiration picture I put together for him a while back… …and here’s where we’re at right now: We’ve […]

The Chapel Market – July Update

Sparkling Pink Lemonade World Market Wine Basket

Since we’re hosting The Chapel Market on October 19th, I thought it would be fun to do an update on the 19th of every month between now and then. The calendar says it’s July 19th today, so here goes! Me and my (local) Chapel Market partner, Evan G. Cooper, have been busy gathering goodies and […]

Keith’s Living Room Makeover – Home Decor

Lettered Cottage Hobby Lobby home decor

Hi! As promised, I’m back with a quick post about some goodies I found at Hobby Lobby for Keith’s living room makeover.¬†I went into the store searching for something else, but noticed they had all of their Summer stuff marked 80% off along the way, so I decided to take advantage of the sale and […]

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeeping The Lettered Cottage Layla Palmer

Running errands got a whole lot more fun last night when I discovered the August issue of Good Housekeeping magazine was on the stand at our local Books-A-Million… ..I’ve got an article on page 129, and I am so grateful for the feature! And speaking of show & tell…I can’t wait to show you what […]

Adoption Update – Three Angels

Lettered Cottage Palmer Adoption

We finished our adoption home study on June 24th! We couldn’t stop smiling, and we celebrated with the sunset that night. I saved a little video snippet of it on Instagram¬†so that we’d always be able to go back to it: (Click on the photo above if you’d like to view the video. Email readers […]

DIY Sign

DIY sign

It’s been a busy summer so far, but I’m excited to get back to work on Keith’s living room makeover¬†next weekend! If you’re just tuning in, here’s a look at Keith’s ‘before’ photo: …and here’s the inspiration photo I put together using Photoshop: Keith is a firefighter at station #7, so I decided to make […]

The Chapel Market Update!


Hi! We’re starting to plan refreshments for The Chapel Market, so I need a HUGE favor from you today. Can you visit The Chapel Market’s Facebook page and let us know if you’re planning to attend? Just click here: The Chapel Market on Facebook, then select the EVENTS box: It’ll redirect you to the EVENTS […]

Cottage Bathroom Makeover


Hooray! It’s cottage bathroom makeover reveal day! Here’s a quick look back at the inspiration and ‘before’ photos… …and here’s what we had fun coming up with over the past five months! We’ve been calling it the “bird bath”, and my favorite part is definitely the sky-themed wallpaper.¬†I love the movement and sense of whimsy […]