Fall Flower Bouquets

Hanging Floral Arrangements | Evan G Cooper

“There is nothing that makes me happier than sitting around the dinner table and talking until the candles are burned down.” ―Madeleine L’Engle Is it Friday already? Man this week went whooshed by, didn’t it? I promised a post about what Evan and Lilly created in the kitchen at Kathy’s, so I’m back today with […]

DIY Lamp Makeover

Fabrics from Joann Fabrics

A few weeks ago, I blogged about a project I helped work on at my friend Debbie’s house. Remember the armoire we transformed? Well, she sent me home with one of her table lamps that day, and I’ve been thinking about how to change it for her ever since. She told me she received it as […]

Debbie’s China Cabinet Makeover

red geraniums

Today’s post was written by my friend, Debbie. We met at church a couple of years ago, and she has been such an inspiration to me! We worked on a piece of furniture at her house recently, and I thought it would be fun to invite her over here so that y’all could meet, too! […]

Haiti Adoption – Knotts Family Gotcha Day!

Haiti Adoption | Gotcha Day

This was the sky in Alabama last Friday night…June 13th, 2014… …the night Gary and Amanda flew back from Haiti with their twin boys… It was almost midnight by the time they landed in Birmingham, but we were all SO excited to be there to welcome them home! We waited and waited…and then…they appeared! Gasps and […]

Portis Family Home

Striped Wallpaper | Portis Home | Phillip Sides Interior Design | Breakfast Room

Hello! I’m back with some more photos of my friend Joy’s house today! If you missed Tuesday’s post about her kitchen, you can find it by clicking HERE. And for those who asked questions about that space, I will see Joy on Saturday, so I promise to respond to those next week! Today’s photos aren’t in […]

Portis Family Kitchen

Kitchen Island | Refrigerator | Phillip Sides | Portis Home | Range Hood

He’s home! Kevin had more music business in Michigan last week, and man did I miss him. We don’t spend much time apart, so I felt sort of like I was holding my breath the whole time he was gone. He rolled in at 11 o’clock on Thursday night after driving 14 straight hours (alone) to get home […]

My Favorite Jewelry

The Lettered Cottage | Lucy Lockets

**This giveaway has ended. Thanks so much to everyone who entered!** Y’all know about my friend Lucy’s jewelry, right? For those that don’t, she makes her creations from architectural salvage and vintage jewelry and I am just crazy about the stuff! She sent me this necklace recently, and I literally gasped when I first saw […]

Millbrook Mountain Home Tour

Gold Plate | Marble Jug

Hi! I want to introduce you to some new friends, today. Meet Jane and Billy Brooks: They’ve been married for 52 years, and they have 3 children, 5 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. In Jane’s words, they “do just about everything together”, and they share a huge passion for creating. They’ve been busy designing, building […]

A Fun New Friend And Her Fabulous Old House

Blue Traditional Rug | Neutral Armchairs | Bamboo blind

I had the pleasure of spending a little time inside this brick beauty yesterday… It belongs to a fun new friend, and it was such a treat to meet her and her house! I couldn’t resist taking some photos while I was there. I had my camera in the car, but no tripod, so I […]

World’s Longest Yard Sale

Flea Market Style Magazine | The Lettered Cottage

I was tickled to find the Spring 2014 issue of Flea Market Style magazine in my mailbox this week. The World’s Longest Yard Sale article I got to be a part of last Fall starts on page 56, and seeing those photos brought back so many fun memories! Our adventure started in Fort Payne, Alabama, and […]

Don’t Quit Your Day Dream

Nailhead trim headboard | Parish | Montgomery Alabama

“Don’t quit your day dream.” -Unknown I rediscovered some newspaper articles from my childhood this week and memories of my Mom digging up an extra “day job” rushed right across time and back into my head. ***** We moved out to the country on April Fools Day in 1983. My parents were in their late 20’s, and […]

Shutter Doors for Sweet P’s Room

Old Doorknob | Red Door | Antique Hardware

Lucy found us some more doors for Sweet P’s room, so we made a trip up to her neck of the woods on Tuesday. And by “woods”, I mean, this place: Lucy calls it her Hansel & Gretel house. Every square foot was absolutely magical. So many fun little details to discover! Here’s a shot […]

Joy To The World

Centerpoint Fellowship Church | Prattville Alabama

Well, it’s almost time to ring in 2014, so I thought I’d end this blog year with a song all about Hope for the future: That video played at church right before our pastor shared a message about the meaning behind Joy To The World this past Sunday. Did you know it’s a song about the return […]