Gallery Wall Decorating

Gallery Wall with Dimension | Farmhouse | Coastal | Cottage

I put a propeller on it, y’all. The gallery wall, I mean. Haven’t you heard? Propellers are the new birds. 😉 I found it marked 50% off at Hobby Lobby, and I practically skipped up to the register with it because AREYOUKIDDINGME?! It’s almost the same tone as the frame I blogged about last week… …AND if […]

Thought-full Thursday (Travel)

Pascal Mercier Quote | Haiti | Adoption

We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place. We stay there, even though we go away, and there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” -Pascal Mercier Here’s to going back again real soon. XO

Our Antique Farmhouse Table

Antique Dining Room Table | The Lettered Cottage | Farmhouse

“I’ve always had a keen sense of history. My father was an antiques dealer and he used to bring home boxes full of treasures…each item always had a tale attached.” ―Sara Sheridan There’s a new table in town… …and by “town”, I mean, our dining room…and by “new”, I mean, new to me and Kevin…but […]

July Designs

Theres This Boy | IG

Okay- it’s Blog Threads day! 😀 I’ve been having waaaaaay too much fun designing these shirts, y’all. This time, I was inspired by my dreamer, I mean, hubby… …and our sweet baby boy in Haiti: That’s my proud mama pose. 😉 And when Kevin’s sample “Dreamer” shirt came back from the print shop, well, I just had to […]

In The Kitchen (Lemon Icebox Meringue Pie)

Lemon Icebox | Meringue | Pie | The Lettered Cottage

“Since as far back as I can remember, I have simply loved pie. I can’t really explain why. If one loves poetry, or growing orchids, or walking along the beach at sunset, the why isn’t all that important. To me, pie is poetry that makes the world a better place.” -Ken Haedrich Boy have I […]

Living Room Update: Gallery Wall Art

Gallery Wall | In Progress | Farmhouse | Cottage | Painting | Photography | Art

I did something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time yesterday. I sent something I wrote to one of my favorite publications. They were accepting story submissions for their Winter 2016 issue, so I thought I’d give it a shot. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize until yesterday that the deadline for submissions was yesterday, so it […]

Fake Flowers That Look Real

Faux Flowers With Quick Water from Michaels

“I must have flowers, always, and always.” ―Claude Monet I don’t know how my master gardener mother (who sells plant and flowers for a living) is going to feel about this post, but I must have flowers, always, and always- and this is one inexpensive way to have them every day, so I’m sharing. 😉 First, […]

How To Make A Faux Succulent

Faux Succulent DIY | Cottage Style

“I am a crafty girl. I make things. Lots of things. I’ll keep making things until my fingers fall off. Then, I will grab my hot glue gun, reattach those suckers, and make more things!” -Kathy R. Jeffords I don’t really consider myself a “crafty girl”, but I do enjoy sitting down with my hot […]

Fireplace Makeover Update: Paint

Blue Yonder Gray | The Lettered Cottage

“Her favorite color is blue. She says that blue is associated with vastness; the skies are blue, the oceans are blue.” -Mahbod Seraji We brought a little piece of one of our old blue-gray boards to Home Depot and had the paint color-matched. Because the original color is 130-some years old, I’m guessing it didn’t […]