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  • Our New House

    We’re in our new house, and now that the internet service is finally turned on, The Lettered Cottage is back in business! Which reminds me- a few folks have asked if we’re changing the name of our blog. We’ll still … Continue reading

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    The Box

    A few weeks ago, something goosebump-y happened at the church we’ve been attending. It caught me by surprise, and I was able to snap a photo of it right after it happened, so I thought I’d share it here on … Continue reading

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    Selling The House (And *Hopefully* Buying Another One!)

    We accepted an offer from a sweet local gal on Monday, so our house is officially under contract! Assuming everything goes through as planned, we look forward to moving back near our old stomping grounds sometime next month. We moved … Continue reading

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    Six-Word Love Stories

    Our e-friends, Dan Zadra & Kobi Yamada, released a book called “2″ a while back… …and since Kev and I are celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary today, I thought it would be fun to blog about something lovey-dovey that Dan and … Continue reading

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    This Summer

    If you’ve visited our blog more than once, you know that I’m a sucker for quotes and Photoshop. And summertime. And my husband. I had fun creating this little picture-quote for the two of us last week, and thought I’d … Continue reading

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    Seaside

    Kev and I are coming up on wedding anniversary #8 this June, and I’d love to take a breather and sneak off somewhere (inexpensive and close to home) with him for a couple of days. Back in ’04, we honeymooned … Continue reading

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    Blog Update

    Hey there! Just wanted to share a quick, little blog update today. A little birdie told me that as of March 1st, the Google Friend Connect service will not work on WordPress blogs, so if you’d like to keep receiving … Continue reading

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    Design TV Update – HGTV

    Well, the good news is I didn’t have to spend Valentine’s Day sitting in a jury box. The bad news is, it’s the day we found out that HGTV decided not to go to series with our design TV project. And … Continue reading

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    Design TV Update – Focus Group

    Just wanted to share a quick, design TV-related update here since we finally heard a little bit about what’s going on with that right now. Apparently, somewhere in Atlanta, a group of randomly-selected folks (called a “focus group”) will be … Continue reading

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    Possibility, Discovery, Adventure, And Becoming

    Christmas was pretty low-key at TLC this year, but it seems like life has been moving at a peppier pace than usual, so it was nice to slow down and let the fullness of the holiday sink in for a few … Continue reading

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    Stray Kitten

    I’m a sucker for a stray. Dogs, cats, turtles- you name it- if I’m in the car and I see one, I gotta bust a u-ey, and at least try to rescue it. And because of the comments left on … Continue reading

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    Compassion International

    In January of 2010, I opened an email about Compassion.   I had never heard of the organization up until that point, but I remember that night as clear as a bell. It was freezing outside, and I was sitting … Continue reading

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    Suzie the Chevy Blazer

    I wanted to share a special story about Suzie the Chevy Blazer today. A gal named Charity (whom we had never previously met) responded to our shout out for an old truck a couple of weeks before we began shooting … Continue reading

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    Design TV – Pilot Episode

    We’re back from Suwanee, Georgia- and the room we re-did for our pilot episode for HGTV is done! It was an exciting/fast-paced five days, and we’re thrilled with how the Morrison’s living room turned out! (More importantly- so were they! … Continue reading

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    Cottages & Bungalows Magazine – September and October 2011

    We had so much fun shooting our friends, Matt and Shaunna’s house for Cottages & Bungalows magazine last Winter, and we were super excited to finally see the photos all laid out in the current issue of the mag at … Continue reading

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