• Merry Christmas 2013

    Merry Christmas! I had so much fun visiting with you here this past year! I hope you’re having a very special last-week-of-the-year, and I look forward to lots more e-fellowship with you in 2014!

    Merry Christmas Card | The Lettered Cottage | Featured Image

    Cookie Jar Christmas Craft

    I thought I’d sneak in one last Christmas craft before it’s officially time to back away from the Christmas decor. I met up with my friend Evan yesterday morning, and we had the best time making our Christmas cookie jars. We were super … Continue reading

    Cookie Jar Christmas Craft | Airstream Ornament from Michaels | Picket Fence from Hobby Lobby | Epson Salt

    Christmas Tabletop Decorating

    I had soooo much fun creating today’s wintry coffee table vignette! I started with my green tray (Pottery Barn) and stump slice (Michaels): I sprinkled in some faux greenery, snow flakes, and ornaments… …and wrapped some little boxes, topped with … Continue reading

    Mistletoe | Natural Neutral Christmas Decor

    Christmas Mantel Decorating

    I had a little fun with our fireplace mantel yesterday… I was feeling something simple, and neutral, and “Christmas in the country”, so I drew color/theme inspiration from our Christmas tree, and played with a collection of items I gathered … Continue reading

    Christmas Mantel | White Pitcher | Ornaments | Twine Tree | Brass Candlesticks

    Christmas Tree Decorating

    Last week was a bit of a roller coaster. Great news from our adoption agency on Tuesday (so exciting!), and then our external hard drive bit the dust on Friday (boo!). I had tons of upcoming work-related photos and video … Continue reading

    Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

    House Numbers

    I really enjoy looking at blogger’s adoption timelines to see how everything went for them, time-wise. And since I’ve had a few requests to share more information about each step of our adoption process, I just wanted to quickly mention … Continue reading


    Our Christmas Tree

    I decided to keep our Christmas tree decorations super simple again this year, so I dug out a couple of strands of white lights, and paired our plastic silver & gold ball ornaments with a whole mess of paper snowflakes: … Continue reading

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    Our Shutter Gray Secretary

    Our good friend, Rhoda is hosting a Christmas vignette link party over at Southern Hospitality today, so I thought I’d blog about the Christmas-y touches I added to our newly-painted secretary. Here it is “before”… …and here it is now! … Continue reading


    Christmas Craft

    It’s Christmas craft day over at Kate’s blog (Centsational Girl), so I thought I’d share a little bit more about the easy-peasy, DIY sailboat project I made the other day. Like I mentioned in our Christmas mantel post, we live … Continue reading


    Christmas Mantel Decorating Ideas – Link Party

    It’s Christmas mantel/ledge/shelf link party time! I blogged about our woodsy/water-y/wintery mantel yesterday… …and we can’t wait to see and share what you’ve had fun creating this year, too! Here’s how it works: To link up your blog post (or the web … Continue reading


    Christmas Mantel

    We haven’t started on our fireplace makeover yet, but that didn’t stop me from having fun with our Christmas mantel this year! As usual, I tried to mostly use things we already had around the house, and then I embellished … Continue reading


    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


    Christmas Tree Ideas

    Sarah’s hosting the final Holiday Home party of the year today, so if you published a blog post about your Christmas tree this month- we’d like to invite you to head on over to her blog and link it up, … Continue reading


    DIY Christmas Decor

    Our fellow Holiday Home’r, Kate, is hosting a Christmas Craft link party today… …so I thought I’d blog about a few simple/inexpensive DIY Christmas decor ideas I put together for HGTV.com earlier this year. Click on any of the links … Continue reading


    Christmas Ideas For The Home

    I had a chance to hang out with my friend (and fellow Auburn Tiger fan!), Amanda, a couple months back… I had so much fun talking a mile a minute about a million different things with her! We went to … Continue reading