DIY Shades

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A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about the white shutters we got from our Facebook friend, Toney… In that post, I mentioned that we were still trying to figure out what to replace the temporary paper shades on the upper half of our windows with. They’re okay for now, but they’re a pain in […]

House Numbers

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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 that I’m planning to create a separate page on our blog for anyone who would […]

Our Shutter Gray Secretary

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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! As for the secretary itself, I ended up using Miss Mustard Seed‘s “Shutter Gray” milk […]

Christmas Craft

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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 next to a lake now, so I thought I’d have some fun shooting today’s photos […]

Christmas Decorating Inspiration

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This week was made for walking. Temp’s have been just right, and Fall and Winter have become the best of friends around here… Yellows and oranges… …meet reds and greens… …and they all make me feel so thankful and inspired. And speaking of inspiration- we’re looking forward to kicking off our Holiday Home link parties […]

DIY Halloween Pumpkins

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Our friend Sarah is hosting a “easy fall decor” link party over at Thrifty Decor Chick today, so we thought we’d link up a few DIY Halloween pumpkin ideas. Click on the links below if you’d like to read our step-by-steps! 1. Parsnip and Carrot-Nosed Pumpkin Characters 2. How To Make Glittered Pumpkins 3. How To Make A […]

DIY Halloween Projects

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Kev and I had fun creating some DIY Halloween projects for HGTV.com this year, and since Rhoda’s “outdoor ideas” link party kicks off today, we thought we’d blog about them here today. They were super simple to put together and if you’d like to see how we made them, just click on the links below to head […]

Inspiring Designs

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A couple of home magazines featured some of our photographs this summer, so I thought I’d blog a little bit about them here today…before it’s time to break out the pumpkins- ha! We shot Ashley and Jamin’s veranda for the June issue of Cottages & Bungalows, and the photos we took of our neighbors (Peter […]

Follow Your Heart

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Dear Stef, TamiK, OsageGypsy, HelloHahaNarf, and CottageByTheSea, You said you liked my wonky “O”, so I thought I’d skooch it back down to where I found it resting the other day… What do you think? Hot glue to the rescue, or wonky wins?

Spring Craft

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Kate’s hosting a Spring craft link party over at her blog today, so I thought I’d link up the soda crate project I had fun putting together the other day for our Spring mantel display… I started with an old Coca-Cola soda crate… …and this cast iron “Antiques” plaque I picked up at Hobby Lobby […]

Spring Decorating Link Party

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Hello- and welcome to our first “Spring Fling” link party! We’re kicking things off with a mantel/shelf/ledge link party here on our blog today, and Kate, Rhoda, and Sarah will be hosting some more Spring-themed parties on their blogs on March 22nd, 27th and 29th! I always look forward to Spring cleaning/decorating. It’s my favorite season, and I can’t […]