• Monthly Archives: July 2013

    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 … Continue reading


    DIY Sunburst Mirror & Bookcase Built-Ins

    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 … Continue reading

    Sunburst Mirror Rustic Beam Mantel Fireplace Makeover

    Farmhouse 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. Kevin and I spent the week working on our “presto change-o” virtual room makeover … Continue reading

    Tuxedo Cat Window Bench

    DIY Concrete Art

    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 … Continue reading

    DIY Concrete Art Thumbnail

    Keith’s Living Room Makeover – Barnwood Wall

    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 … Continue reading

    Rustic Barnwood Mantel Fireplace Lettered Cottage

    The Chapel Market – July Update

    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 … Continue reading

    Sparkling Pink Lemonade World Market Wine Basket

    Keith’s Living Room Makeover – 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 … Continue reading

    Lettered Cottage Hobby Lobby home decor

    Good Housekeeping

    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 … Continue reading

    Good Housekeeeping The Lettered Cottage Layla Palmer

    Keith’s Living Room Makeover – Barnwood and Bookcases

    We had a great time hanging out with Keith and his family and friends this past Saturday. They’re such inspiring folks to be around! We only worked on a couple of things, but we sure did have a lot of … Continue reading

    Lettered Cottage Fireplace Makeover

    More Random Meets Remarkable

    Writing that last post was so much fun, and the comments attached to it inspired me to scroll back through my cell phone so that I could share some more random-meets-remarkable moments with you today. They really are happening all … Continue reading

    Tuxedo Cat Paw

    Random Meets Remarkable

    I snapped this photo with my cell phone as I was on my way to town a couple of months ago… That’s two women fishing together out there on the point, and I just thought it was such a fun … Continue reading

    Women Fishing

    Adoption Update – Three Angels

    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 … Continue reading

    Lettered Cottage Palmer Adoption

    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 … Continue reading

    DIY sign

    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 … Continue reading


    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 … Continue reading