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    A Storm, A Song And A Son

    “They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” -Tom Bodett A winter storm blew through on Tuesday. Rain turned to ice mid-morning and … Continue reading

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    Cottage Bathroom Makeover

    Hooray! It’s cottage bathroom makeover reveal day! Here’s a quick look back at the inspiration and ‘before’ photos… …and here’s what we had fun coming up with over the past five months! We’ve been calling it the “bird bath”, and … Continue reading

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    Our New House

    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 … Continue reading

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    Home Office – Guest Bedroom Reveal

    This room started out stinky, and quickly morphed to messy… We stained the floor that dark brown color after we ripped out the carpet, but we did a bad job, and craved a lighter look, so we sanded it back … Continue reading

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    Six-Word Love Stories

    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 … Continue reading

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    17 Ways to Add Character To Your Cottage

    We’re working on the newly-installed hardwood floor in our hallway today….sanding, staining, sealing….story of our lives- ha! I look forward to posting the before, during and after pics soon, but in the meantime, here are links to some of the … Continue reading

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    Things I’d Tell My 17-Year-Old Self

    1. I know you’re more worried about what’s going on at school right now than spending time with your family, but one day, you’ll enjoy being with your Mom so much you’ll take road trips to some really pretty places … Continue reading

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    Design TV – Pilot Episode

    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! … Continue reading

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    Ceiling Ideas

    I haven’t added our dining room tour to the Our House tab in our menu bar yet because it’s still a bit of a work in progress. That being said, the room has changed a lot since we bought the … Continue reading

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    Camp Treehouse

    “Even the most modest of projects can become something beautiful. There is no such thing as too far gone. With hope and a hammer, I believe there is always a way.” – Tereasa Surratt Boy do those words ring true … Continue reading

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    The Tables

    Howdy! Hope you had a great weekend! I thought I’d blog about the tables we worked on for Kev’s parents porch makeover today. First up, there was this guy… He looked great as-is, so we didn’t do a thing to … Continue reading

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    Porch Ideas

    A couple weeks ago, I showed you a sneak peek of this guy… …and told you about our plan to make over the back porch at Kev’s parents house…which looked like this: Well, I’m happy to report that we finished everything up … Continue reading

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    Key Lime Cake

    Meet Kev’s Mom, Katie… We’re going to blog about her awesome key lime cake today. It’s soooo good, and we’re excited to share the recipe with you! Here are the directions, straight from Katie’s kitchen… For the cakes- Step 1: … Continue reading

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    Reading Room Redo

    Remember when this odd little 6′ x 6′ space… …became our reading room? Well, it needs to act as our guest room now, so a couple weeks back, we started clearing it out… …and patching the walls… …and talking about … Continue reading

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    Our King-Sized, Pottery Barn-Style Headboard

    We decided to go with a metal headboard because we just didn’t want any of that glorious natural light to be blocked. (So many of the rooms in our house don’t get a lot of natural light because of the … Continue reading

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