• Master Bedroom

    Remember that big ol’ wall in our master bedroom that we were thinking about putting a built-in bookcase on? Remember the (rough) virtual drawing I did to see how that would (sort of) look? Remember when I talked about the … Continue reading


    Painting A Brighter Future

    Howdy, and happy weekend! We wanted to take a moment to pass along some info about True Value’s Painting A Brighter Future program in case you know of a school that could use some new paint! The True Value Foundation┬áprovides … Continue reading


    How To Paint A Table (sort of)

    Happy How To’s Day! Remember when we re-did Kev’s Mom and Dad’s back porch? Well, we filled that little yellow vase on top of the chicken coop with old scrabble tiles (from etsy) for a reason. …and we finally finished … Continue reading


    Our Wandawega Winners

    Thanks so much for commenting on our Wandawega Week posts last week! I have absolutely fallen head over heels in love with the place, and after all that virtual scrap bookin’, I sort of feel like I’ve been there and … Continue reading


    Pinterest Challenge

    I love a good design challenge… …and I’m cuckoo for cocoa puffs about this fab four too… …so when Sherry tweeted about their┬áPinterest Challenge idea while we were on the road the other day, I was inspired to get my … Continue reading


    True Value DIY Blog Squad 2011

    Happy 4th of July! Hope you and yours are having a fabulous, firework-filled weekend! We’re teaming up with True Value again this summer and fall, and we thought we’d share a True Value-related update about the outside of our house … Continue reading


    Remembering Richard & Re-Trimming Windows

    Hi there- Kevin here. Layla’s Grandpa Richard passed away last night, so while my bride takes a couple days off, I thought I’d share a little bit about him and what we’ve been up to here at TLC lately. (Layla … Continue reading


    Design SOS: Friends to the Rescue!

    Howdy friend! Got some exciting news to tell ya about today! True Value is currently on the hunt for any DIYer looking to help a friend (or themselves!) break free from a disastrous design dilemma. Enter the “Design SOS” contest … Continue reading

    Dresser – Done!

    Hey there!Kevin here. Remember that $40 dresser we found at a flea market last year? Well, it had obviously been left out in the rain (or been used as a boat at some point in time) because it had lots … Continue reading

    True Value Blog Squad – 2010!

    Last year, True Value invited us to be on their national “DIY Blog Squad” and we were beyond shocked and pumped. I don’t know how they found us, but boy were we glad they did! With their help we were … Continue reading

    True Value Giveaway #2 Winner

    Conrgratulations to: Your comment was randomly selected by Random.org! Drop me a line at [email protected] to claim your pretty prizes: ——————————————————————————————– If you haven’t seen the wonderful Whisperwood Cottage yet, here’s a couple of tours you don’t want to miss! … Continue reading

    True Value DIY Squad Project #3: Installing A New Mailbox

    It was gorgeous here in Alabama today. A sunny and crisp 50 degrees. The perfect day to replace a broken-down mailbox that’s located in the most peculiar place… Isn’t that weird? How it’s just sitting out there in the middle … Continue reading

    True Value Giveaway #2!

    12-30-09: This giveaway has now ended. Thanks to all those who entered! Hello! Tomorrow Kevin is going to tackle our third, and final, True Value DIY Squad project. Installing a new mailbox! The one that we’ve been calling a mailbox … Continue reading

    Grouting the Tile in the Guest Bathroom

    Sporting some of my yellow rubber gloves, and armed with a rubber float, Kevin dove right into the grouting process yesterday using a handy dandy product called “Simple Grout”… Because you literally just smear it on, wait a few hours, … Continue reading

    Tiling the Wall in the Guest Bathroom

    Thanks to the folks at True Value, I was able to get everything I needed to begin tiling the wall in the vanity area today. I spent about $25 of our True Value gift card on tile adhesive, grout, a … Continue reading