• Holiday Home Link Parties (2011)

    We’ve got MAJOR demolition happening over here at TLC today (more about that in my next post!), but I wanted to publish a quick post to announce the dates of this year’s Holiday Home link parties! I usually host a … Continue reading


    Christmas Cottages

    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 … Continue reading

    Christmas Ideas

    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 … Continue reading


    Pottery Barn Eagan Mirror (Knock-off) Tutorial

    Greetings! Today we’re gonna attempt to show you how we made the “Eagan-style” mirror we used on our mantel. We recorded a short video about it (which you’ll find at the bottom of this post) but before you watch it, … Continue reading

    Mirror Rosette

    The Lettered Cottage’s 12 Days of Giveaways

    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“. … Continue reading

    Elfish Presley

    The Lettered Cottage Christmas Tree 2010

    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, … Continue reading

    Christmas Gifts

    Christmas Craft: Festive Napkin Ring Ideas

    Hey there! Are you having a nice December? Hope so! 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. … Continue reading

    Layla Christmas Craft

    Our “Holiday Home” Christmas Vignette

    Remember those curtains we used to have in the dining room? Well, about a month ago they moved into the living room- and almost immediately after they went up, we were totally inspired to cozy up that side of the … Continue reading


    Holiday Home Linky Party & our Christmas Mantel

    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 … Continue reading

    Holiday Home Linky Party

    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 … Continue reading


    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 … Continue reading