I’m Dreaming Of A White Fireplace

Country Living | Stone Fireplace | Arizona Home

See that dirt under your fingernails? My friend, that is beautiful. That is remarkable. That is significant. You could have let go. But you didn’t. You could have given up. But you didn’t. You hung on. And hung on. And here’s what I believe: I believe 2014 was not your worst year, but possibly your […]

More Christmas Touches

Entry Table Decorating for Christmas | Cottage Style | Farmhouse

“Your life, right now, today, is exploding with energy and power and detail and dimension, better than the best movie you have ever seen. You and your family and your friends and your house and your dinner table and your garage have all the makings of a life of epic proportions, a story for the […]

Decorating the Entry Table

Christmas Decorating | Blue White Green | Farmhouse | Cottage Style

  “Laura felt a warmth inside her. It was very small, but it was strong. It was steady, like a tiny light in the dark, and it burned very low but no winds could make it flicker because it would not give up.” ―Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Long Winter Well, I’m not *quite* finished decorating […]

Living Room Update – Flor Carpet Squares

Flor Carpet Squares | Suit Yourself | Flax

Rugs. *sigh* I sure do love looking at them, but oh how Max loves to lunch on them! If it’s got fibers that stand up, you can bet your bottom dollar he’s going to pull out a little patch of them whenever he’s feeling naughty. For some reason, he doesn’t mess with the little rugs […]

Living Room Update – Two Sofas It Is!

Living Dining Room Layout

Okay! Here is the final tally on the poll I posted the other day… …and here’s the inspiration photo I put together in Photoshop again: I’m happy to report Kevin’s fully on board with the two sofa layout now, too! A few commenters mentioned that they thought we should pull the sofas in and away […]

Living Room Update – Furniture Layout

Living Room | Idea 1

I looked back at the poll I posted last week… …and the results inspired me to play around with a photo of our living room so that Kevin could get a better picture of what I am seeing in my mind. First though, here’s how the room looked when we moved here in October of […]

Decorating Around A Flat Screen TV

Muskoka Living | Room | Fireplace

I stumbled on to a really fun group on Pinterest and their work got me thinking about our fireplace. Kevin and I talk about where we’re going to (eventually) put our TV a lot when we’re sitting in our (still far from finished) living room. He would like for the screen to be out in the […]

Wood Wall Reveal

Antique Scale

Back in August, I told you we wanted to add some wood planks to the biggest, windowless wall in our living room. I asked you if you thought we should attach them horizontally or vertically, and according to the poll I posted on my blog post that day, most of you thought we should attach […]

Living Room Decorating

The Lettered Cottage Living Room Decor

I haven’t spent too much time decorating our living room yet because we hope to be doing some construction projects in there later this year. That said, the house was extra quiet this morning (Kevin had a date with his Dad), and I was in the mood to do a little jooshing. Or zhushing. Or […]

Cottage Style Stuff

Lettered Cottage Style Kitchen Sugarboo Art

It’s been a shuffle-y couple of months around here, but now that the wall paint is dry, we’ve started putting things back into place. There’s still a fireplace to paint (Simply White), and tile to (temporarily) cover up… …but things are definitely starting to feel more like us around here. I’ve had the shelf above […]

Living Room Update – Gray Owl Paint

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A reader named Sarah left me a comment the other day asking about how things were lookin’ in our living room. She reminded me that the only photo I had ever shown of it was this one that we took right before we moved in: She asked if we could “pretty please show a now […]

Flor Floor Tile

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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 […]

Ideas For Fall

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Greetings! And welcome to our It’s Fall Y’all link party! We’re kickin’ the series off with our mantel party- and Rhoda, Kate and Sarah are all hosting Fall-themed parties over the next 9 days too- so make sure you stop by their blogs to see more/share your Autumn inspiration on the dates listed above! And a […]