Behind the Scenes at Kev’s Music Video Shoot

Howdy friend! I’m excited to share a sneak peek of Kevin’s bands music video here on the blog today! The actual video won’t be fully edited or released for several weeks, but I wanted to document the behind the scenes stuff so that Kev could look back at it when he’s rockin’ in a comfy […]

Yard Sale in Birmingham, Alabama and a Linky

If you live near Birmingham, Alabama, and you aren’t busy this Saturday, come on over to Rhoda’s! We’re having a yard sale together! I’m bringing a trailer full of stuff to sell. Stuff I found in various closets… Benches with backs… Benches without backs… Gray-painted Headboard benches (that no longer have headboards attached to them!) […]

Backlight Button Boo-Boo

Remember when we used our video camera to film that crazy car thing that happened the other night? Well, we turned the “backlight” button on while we were filming and I forgot to turn it off before we shot the video for our last post!Oops! This one will give you a better idea of the […]

Breakin out the brush. Again.

So, my Mom got us some great-looking bedding for our birthday’s this year… (Yes, we’re 36 years old and we still get excited about birthday presents. Especially when they involve several pieces of our first, real grown up bedding emsemble.) She got us the Grand Embroidered duvet (white, with Porcelain Blue stitching), and the Clearlake […]

We’re baaaaack!

We arrived home from Tybee Island around 9 o’clock last night, and the CREEPIEST thing happened as we walked in and out of the side door of our house. And because I thought maybe it would be less creepy if you were with us during the seemingly paranormal experience, we HAD to grab the video […]

Ashli’s Maillardville Manor Mudroom

Well, we’re almost ready to pack it up and head back to ‘Bama, so while we make our way home- here’s another incredible “before and after” we thought you might like to check out!Meet Ashli… Meet Ashli’s super cute blog… She sent us an email about her Mudroom re-do recently and man are we ga-ga […]

Emily’s Neutral Nursery

Hey friend! We’re still workin’ away here at the feature house on Tybee- so today we’re showcasing another fabulous “before and after” here on the ol’ bloggity-blog. It’s from a friendly reader named Emily whose nursery was a big hit the first time we featured it. The first time around, however, she didn’t include photos […]

"Holiday with Matthew Mead" Contest

Back in March, amidst the release of his premiere issue of Flea Market Style magazine, celebrity lifestyle and entertaining expert, Mr. Matthew Mead, was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to write a Foreword for my e-book, “Creating An Inspired Home”. I’ve been a huge fan of his for many years, […]

Tybee Island – Day One

Greetings from Tybee Island! We pulled into town around 2:30 yesterday, and we’ve been go, go, going ever since! First up on our agenda was “The Last Song- Flip Flop Red Carpet Premiere Party” at the YMCA. The entire movie was shot on Tybee Island last year, so of course the media was there to […]

Reading Room Ceiling Re-do (Part One)

Here’s what’s been happening in the reading room over the past couple of days… Next up- crown molding and the new light fixture.I can’t wait! I’ll be back soon with more photos and video of it all put together. In the meantime, happy Friday!Layla PS…For those that asked about the guest bathroom reno, well, Mr.Kevin […]

Decorating with Flea Market Finds

As we continue to ready the reading room, our friend Jennifer is sharing a guest post here on our blog today. She is a super talented lady and we’re so excited to have her!Her topic- Decorating with Flea Market Finds.(My favorite!)Take it away Jennifer! ————————————————————————————- Ever find yourself wondering what to do with those unique […]

Blissdom 2010

Last month I entered a writing contest about “Living Life to the Fullest“, and because of YOU, I got to do just that at the Blissdom Conference in Nashville this past weekend! You guys are amazing, and I am so grateful for your friendship! I started trying to figure out how on earth I could […]

Houzz Ideabook- Lodge Love: 7 Ways to Land the Look

Every couple of years, Kevin and I visit a charming little cabin that sits atop a woodsy mountain ridge in northern Alabama… The place we visit is called Bear Creek Log Cabins. It’s about three hours from our Lettered Cottage. It is a place of clarity, beauty, happiness and tranquility. Whenever I’m feeling stressed, I […]

Coastal Living – December 2009

This months Coastal Living magazine is one of my absolute all time favorites! It’s chock full of gorgeous and inspiring photos. I will definitely be referring to these next Christmas… The December issue also spotlights an artist by the name of Anne Packard. Her paintings of Provincetown’s hooked harbor are mesmerizing. Each one truly captures […]

Christmas Craft Ideas 2009 – Part One

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve become a firm believer that decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are plenty of free and inexpensive materials out there to play with, and adding even the simplest of holiday touches can take your home from ho-hum to ho-ho-ho in no time! Here […]