Priming and Painting

Painting The Partition Wall

“There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” -Jane Austen Priming and painting… (Kilz and Simply White) …priming and painting. (Gray Cashmere by Benjamin Moore) (Found the old handles on Etsy a while back) Distressing the edges and adding the hardware as soon as I’ve got the left side done! I’m thinking about doing […]

Living Room Update: Partition Wall (Part 2)

Planked Partition Wall | The Lettered Cottage

Remember when I put together that inspiration photo-drawing of our living room in December? And remember when we got “bones” in February? Well, as of today, we’ve got planks on one side of the new partition wall too! 😀 (No crown yet because we’re having a hard time finding it.) Here’s a pulled-back view from the same spot […]

Front Door Colors

Blue Shotgun House

Two-story Blue (a.k.a- our besties house across the street) is getting a new exterior door color! It’s currently a purple-y shade of brown: The question is: which one? Cherry: Cranberry: Fuchsia: Grass Green: Dark Lime: Bright Lime: Sage: Yellow: Charcoal: Gray: Select your favorite option on the poll below, and thanks in advance for your […]

A Cottage By The Sea And Time On Sliver Island

Pelican | Tybee Island | Georgia

“In still moments by the sea life seems large-drawn and simple. It is there we can see into ourselves.” -Rolf Edberg Wonder-full really has a hold on me this year… …and all that talk about Port Isaac stirred up a mad craving for the coast. (Doyle’s on the Dunes) So we went. (Tybee Island) We caravanned […]

4 Favorite Blogs

Vintage Typewriter

…and speaking of beauty-full places to visit, here are some of my favorite blogs in the whole world (wide web): 1. Assortment– by Carmella “Everyone has a story. It follows like a shadow, a silhouette. Here, I write ours. It’s become a story about less. And more. It’s about long-term goals and right-now sacrifices, followed by […]

Bucket List Destination: Port Isaac

Louisas Cottage | Doc Martin | Port Isaac | Cornwall England

Y’all, my mom introduced me to the Doc Martin series on Netflix while I was visiting her last weekend, and I am officially smitten with Port Wenn! It’s really called Port Isaac, and it’s located in Cornwall, England about 4 hours west of London. I couldn’t add it to my bucket list quick enough! It’s the inlet on the […]

Jana’s Cottage Kitchen – Pick My Presto

Jana Kitchen Makeover Inspiration

My friend Jana asked if I could take a look at the kitchen in a house they’re in the process of fixing up and I couldn’t wait to see pictures of what she was workin’ with. The home has been in their family for 50 years, and they’re going to put it on the market when they’re […]

How To Make Your Houseplants Happy

Fairy Garden with items from Joann Fabrics

“There’s a fairy at the bottom of my garden, she flits in and out of my flowers. I can sit on the step here and watch her. She stays there for hours and hours. Her wings are so golden and flimsy. Her little body a few inches in size. Her heart is her biggest attraction […]

Meeting Our Son!

Coloring | Haiti | Three Angels Childrens Relief | Lifeline Childrens Services | Adoption

“All really great flying adventures begin at dawn.” -Stephen Coonts We woke up at 3am to catch our (first) flight from Birmingham, Alabama to Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Saturday, February 21, 2015, and we watched the sun rise up above the clouds at 40,000 feet. I had thought about what it would be like to meet our son […]

The Guest House

Dinner Bell | Haiti | Three Angels Childrens Relief

We’re staying at the guest house here at Three Angels Children’s Relief. It’s managed by a woman named Sandy, who moved down from the States a few years ago, and she has done a wonderful job of making us feel welcome. Every day at 7:30am, 12:30 and 5:30pm she rings this bell… …and whoever is around, […]

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Haiti Adoption

WOW! Where do I even start? How about some favorites? 1.) I love it when he wants to be held by BOTH of us. One of us will be holding him and he’ll stretch his little arm waaaaay out to let us know he wants us both. 😀 2.) I love it when he decides […]

WE’RE GOING TO MEET OUR SON!

Haiti Mountain | Adoption | Three Angels

“You never know what’s around the corner. You just keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” ―Tom Hiddleston This adoption adventure has been very mysterious. Never knowing what’s around the corner…always Trusting that we should just keep moving our feet. But […]

I Heart Ruthie Carlson Art

Ruthie Carlson | Art | Studio | Painting | Barn | Sheep | Birds | Angel

“At the end of the day, your hands should be dirty, your hair should be messy, and your eyes sparkling.” -Shanti Okay. That’s not exactly how Shanti’s quote originally went. The quote actually says “your feet should be dirty”, but I think our hands should to get into something messy/new/thrilling/meaningful every day too, don’t you? Y’all, […]