The Best Yes

Lysa TerKeurst | The Best Yes | Dayspring

“We have to slow the rhythm of rush in our lives so the best of who we are can emerge.” -Lysa TerKeurst I’m reading The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst right now. Kevin found it at Lifeway and surprised me with it for Christmas. (Dayspring) It’s about making wise decisions in the midst of endless demands, […]

Photo Styling Favs


Just a quick heads up: I’m guest blogging about my top 3 “must haves” when it comes to interior photo styling over at Just A Girl today… …so if you’d like to read about those kinds of things, and/or would like to join in on the conversation- I hope you’ll swing by!

The Journey Is Worth The Drive

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The following post was written by my friend, Shaunna, ’cause she always knows just what to say… I have this thing for the sea. I’m not sure how or why, but the sounds of the tide bring me to a place of peace. They roll around in my head, pushing fear and doubt far from […]

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 […]

The Good To Be Crazy Crew


We’re heading to P-Dub’s place today, so while we’re easin’ on down the road to Osage, I’d like to share with you a guest post written by my new e-friend, Shelly. She and her hubby blog at, and their adoption story video is one of my all-time favs. Take it away Shelly… ______________________________________ Hi […]



Meet Eli… He recently turned 4, and his mama is the fabulous Miss Traci over at Beneath My Heart. We love Eli, and thought it might be neat to get his opinion on kids room decor, so Traci did a little interview with him for us the other day and here’s what the cutie patootie had […]

The Kids Room – A Guest Post By Holly Mathis

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We invited our friend Holly take the reins today. We hope you enjoy her post (and blog!) as much as we do! _____________________________________________________________________ Hello!  I’m Holly Mathis, and like you, I was so excited when I heard about Kevin and Layla’s decision to adopt.  Every word they have used to descibe where they are on […]

Random Acts of Kindness

Did you know that February 15-21 is National Random Acts of Kindness week? Kevin and I were on the receiving end of a special surprise act of sweetness a couple of Christmases ago and boy did it catch us off guard! We were going through a really rough time financially, so we were spending a […]

Guest Post by Lysa TerKeurst

Going to check the mail was extraordinarily fun last week. Not because our new mailbox stands up straight and has a door on it, but because I found a wonderful gift from my friend Lysa waiting for me… Kevin and I met Lysa while we were at CBN in Virginia Beach. Lysa was on The 700 […]

Lighting The Lettered Cottage – Guest Post by Layla’s Mom

Well, thanks to a product called “Simple Grout”, Kevin finished grouting the tile in our guest bathroom lickety split today. I’ll go into more detail tomorrow, but basically you just smear it on and wipe it off. Easy, breezy, beautiful! As it dries, we thought we’d invite my Mom to write a guest post today! […]

Guest Post by Erin of Rare and Beautiful Treasures

Today’s post was written by a dear friend of mine, Erin, who writes an amazing blog called “Rare and Beautiful Treasures”. She is one of the kindest souls I’ve never met. You see, much to my dismay, we live very far away from each other. We met each other through our blogs and instantly connected […]

Guest Post by Rhoda of Southern Hospitality

Today we’d like to welcome another special guest poster to our blog.Her name is Rhoda, and she writes the blog “Southern Hospitality”. Rhoda’s was also one of the first blogs I found while surfing the net one night in the Spring of 2008. Since then we’ve met up a couple of times, and it’s been […]

Guest Post by Kim from Dear Daisy Cottage

Hey there! As Kevin and I continue to construct and consult the day away today, we thought it would be fun to invite one of our favorite bloggers to write a guest post for us.So today’s special guest is Kim, from Dear Daisy Cottage.Kim owns a sunny little cottage in Florida, and has decorated it […]