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 earlier this year. Click on any of the links below if you’d to read the full articles! 1. Snowflake Curtain 2. Mitten Advent Calendar Garland […]

Christmas Cottages

Christmas Ideas

Well, now that Halloween is over… …I thought I’d blog about a couple of Christmas-y magazines we’re excited about this year! The first one is Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Ideas magazine… We actually snagged a couple of copies of it at Books-A-Million way back in September (man they start the season early, don’t they?!), […]

Christmas 2010


A while back, a reader named Kelly shared some photos of her house with me. They were taken last Christmas, and I was totally blown away by how beautifully she had the place decorated. I immediately shared them with my editor at Cottages & Bungalows magazine, and we were thrilled when she gave us the […]

The Lettered Cottage’s 12 Days of Giveaways

Elfish Presley

I got to thinkin’ about something yesterday while I was laid up in bed. (Sinus infection, and yes, I’m doing the Neil-Med thing again.) The banner up at the top of this wacky thing says “our blog is our playground“. And playgrounds are meant for having FUN, right? Sooooo, starting Monday, we’re gonna follow Ellen’s […]

The Lettered Cottage Christmas Tree 2010

Christmas Gifts

I love “let’s decorate the Christmas tree” night… Almost as much as I love wearing my pajamas ALL DAY. Yep.  The tree is officially up. We had a $5 live one last year, but on January 4th of this year, we waltzed outta Michaels with an artificial one for just $24.96 (marked down from $179.99! […]

Christmas Craft: Festive Napkin Ring Ideas

Layla Christmas Craft

We saw our niece and nephew sing at church tonight and it. was. wonderful! There’s something about little ones signing & singing songs about Jesus that always makes me teary. Speaking of Christmas and fellowship, if you’re hosting a family dinner and you’re looking for some inexpensive and easy ways to snazz up your dining […]

Holiday Home Linky Party & our Christmas Mantel

Holiday Home Linky Party

Happy Holidays! And welcome to the Holiday Home Linky Party! Today’s party is all about merry mantels- because if you’ve been reading our blog for more than a couple months, you know how much I love a good mantel makeover! Kev and I started dreaming up ideas for our Winter mantel, back in August- but we […]

Christmas Decorating Inspiration Linky Parties Coming Soon!


Hey there! I’m so excited to announce the “Holiday Home” linky party event that me and my friends Sarah, Kate and Rhoda have been planning! Like the image above says, we’ll each be hosting a “Holiday Home” themed linky party starting with mine on November 30th. And since I’m in charge of the Christmas Mantel […]

Our Five Dollar Fraser Fir

Okay fine. The month is half over but we just couldn’t resist decking the halls just a little bit more now that we’re home for the rest of the month. Besides, when I tell you what we scored yesterday, you’re going to freak. I certainly did. So did Kevin. Heck, even the guy that helped […]