Hay Bale Decorating – 2014

Hay Bale Decorating | Couple on Boardwalk

I can’t believe I missed Pike Road’s hay bale decorating contest this year! :-O We were on our road trip up north when our neighbors got together and created our neighborhood’s display: Isn’t that fun?! I love the sunset and pallet boardwalk…and those waves are pretty awesome, too! It ended up coming in 3rd place, so Kevin picked […]

Hay Bale Decorating

Hay Bale Decorating House

It’s hay bale decorating time again! Remember last year? I published this post: Halloween Hay Bales, and said I hoped to get in on the action next time around? Well, turns out, the Town of Pike Road has a hay bale decorating competition every year, and this year 41 different neighborhoods entered their decked out […]

Fall Outdoor Decor

How To Make Black Cat Pumpkins | The Lettered Cottage

My friend, Rhoda, is hosting our final “It’s Fall Y’all” link party today… …so I wanted to link up to a project that me and my Mr. worked on together this year. How To Make Black Cat Pumpkins It’s a super easy/kid-friendly project, and you can click through on the link above the photo to […]

Fall Craft Ideas – Link Party

Halloween Craft Ideas | Mummy Cans | The Lettered Cottage

Hello! I’m calling all Fall craft idea blog posts today, but first here are a couple links to two craft projects I had fun photographing for HGTV.com this year. They’re both super simple & inexpensive to create. First up, some mummified tin cans… Mummy Can Party Favors   …and second, a quick-and-easy “faux-liage” arrangement made […]

Barrels, Beds And Books!

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Kevin and I worked on a pumpkin project the other day, and when it came time to photograph the finished products on our front porch, we immediately thought of our friend Evan. Why Evan? Because he has an amazing prop locker closet warehouse, complete with beautiful old barrels of course! Evan (a.k.a- Evan G. Cooper) is a […]

Halloween 2012


Our yesterday started with a little of this… …and ended with a whole bunch’a that! It was a creative kind of day, and we hope you and yours had a very happy Halloween 2012, too! PS- We won’t know about the results of Kevin’s praise band audition for a couple of weeks, but we’ll be […]

Halloween Hay Bales


We’re on our way to Kev’s audition this morning, but I wanted to pop in and wish everyone a Happy Halloween and share these photos we took while we were out and about yesterday afternoon. I had no idea hay bale decorating was such a big deal around here- but I definitely want in on […]

Front Porch Decorating


There’s this tree at the end of our street that looks like it was just made for Halloween… …which is pretty cool, because apparently Halloween is a pretty big deal around here. I’ve never really done a whole lot of exterior Fall decorating, but man has this place got me in the spirit! So many […]

DIY Halloween Pumpkins


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


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 […]

Christmas Cottages

Christmas Ideas

Well, now that Halloween is over… …I thought I’d blog about a couple of Christmas-y magazines we’re excited about this year! The first one is Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Ideas magazine… We actually snagged a couple of copies of it at Books-A-Million way back in September (man they start the season early, don’t they?!), […]

Halloween Display Ideas


Howdy! Our friend Sarah is hosting an Outdoor Ideas link party today, so Kev and I are linking up our super scary gauzy ghost idea. Check him out… He looked even spookier out there at night! Eek! Click on the photo above to see how we made him, and hope to see you at Sarah’s party! […]

Painted Pumpkin


I’m visiting a friend in Tennessee today, but I wanted to pop in and post a Fall craft idea Kev and I had fun working on a while back to remind you about Kate’s Fall craft ideas link party that’s happening today! Make sure to swing over to her place if you’re looking for lots […]

Halloweenie Roast 2009 photos

Happy Halloween! We hope you and yours are having a terrific holiday weekend! Did you dress up this year? If you did, and you’d like to share your pics, email us at [email protected] We’d love to see your costumes! We haven’t dressed up in a few years, but we had so much fun putting our […]