Our New House

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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 be ‘writing about life in our cottage’, so the name will stay same. Our new […]

The Box

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A few weeks ago, something really wild 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 the blog today. Before I get to the moment though, I should start by […]

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

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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 here (to Prattville) five years ago to be closer to a job that Kevin and […]

Six-Word Love Stories

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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 Kobi included in their book. It’s called the six-word love story. Here are some examples […]

This Summer

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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 share it here on our blog today… We’re in Atlanta trying something we’ve never tried […]

Seaside

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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 a few hours down the road, on the Florida gulf coast. We stayed in a […]

Blog Update

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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 our post updates, and you’re currently keeping in touch with us through Google Friend Connect, […]

Design TV Update – HGTV

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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 even though we’re bummed our pilot episode didn’t turn out to be what they were […]

Design TV Update – Focus Group

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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 viewing/critiquing our pilot episode today. We have no idea how the whole thing works, but […]

Possibility, Discovery, Adventure, And Becoming

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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 days. (Thank you for surprising us with the snowy Christmas card confetti, Deborah!) About a […]

Stray Kitten

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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 some of my animal-related blog posts, I bet there’s a lot more pet picker-uppers out there […]

Compassion International

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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 on our mattress in our bedroom- checking my email on our laptop. The bedroom door […]

Design TV – Pilot Episode

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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! Yay!) Our adventure started on Thursday, September 8th. We borrowed our neighbors Suburban because we had […]

Cottages & Bungalows Magazine – September and October 2011

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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 Barnes & Noble the other day! We had a great time snappin’ pics and talkin’ […]