Thought-Full Thursday (Fear)

Rudyard Kipling | Of All The Liars In The World

It is curious how this feeling of courage and confidence seems to be seated, not in our brain, but in our middle. This is a good place to feel it- it adds strength to our backbone.” -Dr. Claire Weekes A small book landed in my hands when Kevin and I went to Texas for two […]

Living Room Update: Partition Wall (Part 1)

Partition Wall | Living Room | Cottage Style

“A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy.” -Juan Montoya Well, I promised to blog about how the new partition wall was coming along today, so here’s a post about where we’re at! First, here’s the inspiration photo-drawing I put together in Photoshop […]

Hope Heals

Hope Heals Tokens

“I want to communicate to you that I don’t hang out at that place of fear…of questioning what *might* happen. I think there’s something profound about hope. I think there’s something so meaningful when you cling to something beyond what you know and understand. And when that’s in there, deep in your head and in […]

Fall Decorating Inspiration

Ornamental Cabbage | Kale | Pumpkins | Gourds | Fall Table | Evan G Cooper

“Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?” ―Dennis and Wendy Mannering Last week, I mentioned that Evan and I were doing a little Fall decorating at our friend Kathy’s house. She and her husband, Eddie, were kind enough to open up their home the night before The Chapel Market so that all the volunteers and […]

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 […]

Creative Characteristics


Happy Friday! Kevin and I are getting our t-shirt sale page in order today so that we can link to it first thing on Monday morning. We’re house/kid-sitting for some friends starting later today, and it’s supposed to be beautiful outside this weekend, so we’re going to try our best to wrap up all of […]

Fall Decorating Inspiration

Dropcloth Roses | Craftberry Bush

WOW! Did you see all those creative links in yesterday’s Fall Crafts link party? Thanks for linking up so many fabulous ideas, y’all! Here are just a few that I’d love to play around with at some point: How to DIY Chalkboard Lettering by Katie at Clarendon Lane: Autumn Book Page Garland by Angela at Number Fifty-Three: DIY Chalkboard […]



Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the tornado in Oklahoma yesterday afternoon. Father, We ask that in your most gracious Love, You may send Protection, and Help Strength and Peace; Courage and Comfort To all of those within Oklahoma as they move forward. Loving Jesus, Please be with those whom have […]

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 […]

Homie Improvement


I did something outside my comfort zone today. I spent the afternoon at a hair salon. ( We’re here in Atlanta to makeover a living room, but since it may end up on TV one day, I thought I’d better do a little “homie improvement” before we get to the home improvement stuff. I’ve been […]

Junk Bonanza 2010 – Day 2


Happy High-Five Friday friend! I’m gonna go ahead and slap a big ol’ banner on this post right now. It. Is. LONG! We’re back from our whirlwind trip to Junk Bonanza and boy does it feel good to be home! The trip was a blast, and I’m excited to finally have a chance to blog […]