In This Wilderness

Three Angels Girls Getaway

I’m on my way home from the Three Angels girls getaway I blogged about last week, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it when I get back to my desk! In the meantime, I wanted to share this beautiful blog post written by one of the other moms in our group. Her […]

Adoption Update – Five Kiddos Home in 2014!

Eisenhowers Retreat

“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent and guts. That’s what girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.” ―Bethany Hamilton This weekend is a BIGGIE, y’all. It wasn’t originally supposed to be anything out of the ordinary, but about three weeks ago, one of the other Angel House mamas-in-waiting typed this into existence: […]

Hay Bale Decorating – 2014

Hay Bale Decorating | Couple on Boardwalk

I can’t believe I missed Pike Road’s hay bale decorating contest this year! :-O We were on our road trip up north when our neighbors got together and created our neighborhood’s display: Isn’t that fun?! I love the sunset and pallet boardwalk…and those waves are pretty awesome, too! It ended up coming in 3rd place, so Kevin picked […]

Fall Flower Bouquets

Hanging Floral Arrangements | Evan G Cooper

“There is nothing that makes me happier than sitting around the dinner table and talking until the candles are burned down.” ―Madeleine L’Engle Is it Friday already? Man this week went whooshed by, didn’t it? I promised a post about what Evan and Lilly created in the kitchen at Kathy’s, so I’m back today with […]

Fall Decorating Inspiration

Ornamental Cabbage | Kale | Pumpkins | Gourds | Fall Table | Evan G Cooper

“Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?” ―Dennis and Wendy Mannering Last week, I mentioned that Evan and I were doing a little Fall decorating at our friend Kathy’s house. She and her husband, Eddie, were kind enough to open up their home the night before The Chapel Market so that all the volunteers and […]

The Chapel Market 2014 Photos

Blue and White | Miss Mustard Seed

Well, The Chapel Market went off without a hitch, and thankfully, so did my hair appointment. I’m  officially cinnamon sugar-headed! Or strawberry lemonade, depending on what time of year it is.  I got that cute Alabama t-shirt in the Lucy’s Lockets booth at the market. My friends, Laura Jean and Evan, each had to have one […]

How To Decorate Shelves For Fall (Or Anytime, Really)

Fall Decorating Ideas | Hydrangeas | Pumpkins

Whew- what a busy week! Preparing for The Chapel Market has had me on the go-go-go, and I sure can’t wait to sit down in Bethany’s chair at the salon this morning. Yep. I’ve decided it’s time to decorate my hair for Fall. I’m thinking: cinnamon sugar…a.k.a- light auburn with a variety of lighter-colored highlights. We’ll see how that […]

Pumpkins From The Farmer’s Market

Evan G Cooper

“Fall colors are funny. They’re so bright and intense and beautiful. It’s like nature is trying to fill you up with color, to saturate you so you can stockpile it before winter turns everything muted and dreary.” ―Siobhan Vivian Let’s talk farmer’s markets. I went to the one downtown today, and I am officially hooked. (How […]

Camp Wandawega 2014

Wisconsin Barn | The Lettered Cottage

per·fect  adjective /’pərfikt/ 1. having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be. The drive from southern Minnesota to southern Wisconsin on Thursday certainly had all the desirable elements, qualities, and characteristics one would hope for during the month of October. A blue sky filled with puffy […]

October Designs

I am Blogger Hear Me Write | Blog Threads | The Lettered Cottage

Hello from the Midwest! Kevin and I made it to Minnesota just in the knick of time for my cousin’s wedding and we’re off on another adventure on the way back home this week. I’m looking forward to blogging all about it in a few days, but in the meantime (and speaking of adventure), I’m excited to […]

Define Your Style

Define Your Style

Remember when the folks at Dutch Boy came and documented our hallway/laundry area makeover? Well, they’re hosting a “Define Your Style” sweepstakes this month, and it’s super easy to enter if you’d like to swing by and throw your name into the e-hat! All you have to do to enter is follow @DutchBoyPaints on Pinterest […]

Building An Armoire – Part 3

Building An Armoire | The Lettered Cottage Blog

Well, we’re one sanding block, a tube of caulk, some hardware, and some primer and paint away from being finished with the armoire! I snapped these pics on the way out the door this morning… Once we push it back against the wall, we’ll secure it to a stud with that metal strap you can […]