• What Love Looks Like (Part Two)

    “The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.” ―Rick Warren *** Wow, y’all. Your comments on Monday’s post (What Love Looks Like) were so powerful to read! … Continue reading

    What Love Looks Like

    Kids Room Update

    Tomorrow’s the big day, y’all. My 40th birthday…aaaaahhhhh! I’ll be robbing the cradle for a minute until Kevin turns 40 on June 28th. I was telling him last night, I don’t think I’ve ever thought too much about what life … Continue reading

    tuxedo cat | buffalo check throw | jenny lind bed from land of nod

    Weekend Wanderings

    “After all, I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” … Continue reading

    House Of Belonging Sign | Oh Darling Lets Be Adventurers

    Vintage Style Kids Room / Future Home Office

    “We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.” -Sir Winston Churchill ***** The construction is done in our little one’s room, so I’ll start caulking and painting today. I walked in there yesterday afternoon…just to sweep and dream … Continue reading

    Vintage | Boys Bedroom | The Lettered Cottage

    Don’t Quit Your Day Dream

    “Don’t quit your day dream.” -Unknown I rediscovered some newspaper articles from my childhood this week and memories of my Mom digging up an extra “day job” rushed right across time and back into my head. ***** We moved out to the … Continue reading

    Nailhead trim headboard | Parish | Montgomery Alabama

    Built-In Storage And A Bookcase

    “Sometimes, you have to stop thinking so much and just go where your heart takes you.” – A.C. Benson A cold snap knocked our power out in the middle of the night this week. The temperature in our bedroom dipped … Continue reading

    Built in Bookcase and Storage

    DIY Cuff Bracelet Holder

    “Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.” – Margaret Peters Several years ago, my Mom and I rented a pedal boat from a vendor on Catalina Island. She, Kevin and I were there for an art … Continue reading

    Bracelet Cuff Holder DIY

    Your Life Speaks

    We took a little trip with our friends Billy and Suzanne on Thursday and Friday… You remember Billy and Suzanne, right? They’re the ones that Kevin went to school with back in the day, and that we met (again) when … Continue reading

    Popes | Tara | Palmers

    American Blogger Blue

    Wow- this week FLEW! Chris Wiegand will be here tonight! I’ve been following along with his travels on Instagram this week, and I can’t wait to see that Airstream come rollin’ down the road! So far, he’s stopped at Mary Beth’s … Continue reading


    My Favorite House

    I always drive by my grandparents old house when I’m in Minnesota. My grandpa built it for he and my grandma shortly after they adopted my dad in the late 1950’s. My grandma was one of my very best friends, … Continue reading


    My Top 5 Blogging Tips

    I started blogging exactly five years ago today, and whoever said “fun flies when you’re having the time of your life” must have been a blogger because I sure have enjoyed adding posts to this thing over the past 60 … Continue reading


    Two-Story Blue

    My name is Layla Palmer and I love cottages. This is the story of the one that got away… One day, back in 2005, Kevin was doing some work out in the country. While he was out and about, he … Continue reading


    Just Make A Mark…And See Where It Takes You

    Tracie, from Cleverly Inspired, contacted me about participating in a traveling art project recently. I loved the idea of collaborating on something like this, so I wrote her right back and told her that I was definitely up for the fun. She … Continue reading



    Can you see them out there? It’s Kevin and our friend (and avid fisherman), Tommy. Apparently misty mornings like the one we had today make for the best fishing, so Kev bundled up and met him by the dock as … Continue reading


    Adoption Physicals

    We completed the ‘physicals’ step in our adoption home study last week. I made a comment about being freaked out by needles in my last home study-related post, and I wish I could say that the experience went easy-breezy, but … Continue reading

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