FLOR Floor Tile Giveaway


** THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED ** Congratulations, Christyn! I’ll be in touch with you shortly about your prize! _______________________________________ The other day I blogged about how we covered up an oddly-shaped patch of concrete in our living room with some super-soft/sisal-look FLOR carpet tiles… I also mentioned that I had finally settled on the “Suit […]

Water for Christmas

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Two days ago we were $3,545 away from digging a well for 500 families that currently don’t have access to fresh water… …but in the past 48 hours dozens of friendly folks donated enough dollars to push this effort 3% over the goal… Thank you doesn’t even begin to cover it. Clean water is something we take for […]

People Helping People


One of my very best friends in the whole weird world lives 700 miles away, but every time I visit her blog I feel like I’m sitting right there at her little blue desk with her. A few months ago, she created something that we could all be a part of together, and I wanted to […]

Flor Floor Tile


When we moved into this house, we had no idea what actually lurked beneath the stinky, old carpet at the far end of the living room… We assumed there was hardwood flooring, because we saw some underneath the carpet in other parts of the room, but unfortunately, that wasn’t the case… We sanded and refinished […]

Ruff and Tumble


Most of the time, Max and Kit-Cat just lounge around the house… But lately, they’ve started to meet up for body slamming sessions between naps… (click the play button to watch the completely quiet/action-packed video below) I guess this means Max is over the whole, “who is this weird little dude and why is he […]

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, Buttercup! We don’t have a Christmas tree up this year (yet?), but we did deck […]

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 below if you’d to read the full articles! 1. Snowflake Curtain 2. Mitten Advent Calendar Garland […]

Design TV Show Update


We spent yesterday shooting “pick ups” (little bits and pieces of footage and audio that didn’t get recorded the first time around) for our pilot episode for HGTV. And even though it was significantly chillier here at our house yesterday than it was when we shot the initial footage in Suwanee in September, we managed to […]

Bath Reno


Sometimes it takes a while for us to fini$h room$, ifyaknowwhatI’msayin. Take our guest bathroom, for instance. We’ve been working on the right side of it, off and on, over the past couple of years… We’ve done some tiling, some building, some plumbing, and some accessorizing… And although the left side of the room is now […]

Office In Living Room – Pick My Presto

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Hey there- and welcome to another installment of Pick My Presto! In addition to making some fun changes in our kitchen this past weekend  (updated pics coming soon!), I also had a ball photoshoppin’ a picture of a living room/home office sent in by our go-to WordPress-wiz, Shauna Callaghan. (Seriously, she is the best and I […]

Christmas Advent

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Hi Lettered Cottage readers, I’m Beckie from Infarrantly Creative, Knock Off Décor and Roadkill Rescue. Yep. I am a tri-blogger — in love with knock-off projects, curbside finds, and inexpensive craft and décor ideas. It is a huge honor to be visiting TLC today. When I finished the advent calendar pillow project I’m going to […]

Hardwood Staining


The whole kitchen/laundry room floor redo ordeal started with Kev and his friend Jason busting up the old (unevenly laid) tile and (badly stained) grout that held it all in place… It was a super dirty job… …but they did eventually manage to git r’ dun. And like Kev mentioned in a previous post, the […]

Ree Drummond Room Redo


Remember that Long Room at Ree’s house that I blogged about a while back? Well, some fun folks from HGTV recently visited the ranch, and gave it a major makeover. Here’s the room before… And here’s what Cortney and Bob Novogratz whipped up for Ree’s daughters in just under a week… What a dramatic difference, huh? Ree said […]