• Our Dining Room "Wonder Wall"

    Remember that hidden doorway I told you we recently discovered in our dining room… Well, today I thought I’d post the video we shot the night we uncovered it. (Warning: The following video contains un-styled hair, an un-made up face … Continue reading


    Sealing the Butcher Block Countertop

    We fiiiiinally took the time to seal our new butcher block countertop over the past couple of days. Yesss! We didn’t stain it, (we’re going to have natural-colored hardwood floors in the dining and living rooms eventually) and we don’t … Continue reading

    Our Blank Slate Master Bedroom

    A couple of months ago, I wrote an article for HGTV.com that focused on master bedroom decorating ideas for small, medium and large budgets. And while I was thrilled about the opportunity- I did have to chuckle a bit when … Continue reading

    The Lettered Color

    Here’s a little video I shot while Kevin mixed up a color for our hallway…(I just realized I had the Back Light button on the whole time, so sorry it’s so bright!) I’m happy to report that the walls and … Continue reading

    Headboard Bench Video

    Here’s a quick video Mr. LC shot while I was out of town last Monday. For those of you who can’t see video, we’ll post photos that he shot while working on the project soon! (You can also go to … Continue reading

    More Videos!

    I added some extra footage to the bottom of yesterdays post, for those who want to learn more about the sanding pads, brushes and stain I used. Oh, and there’s one of Mr. LC doing his “thang” there too. Hope … Continue reading

    Beer Garden Bench Re-do

    I decided to tackle the Beer Garden Bench project this week and I may not have done it the “right” way, but I wanted the bench to have a very rustic feel, so “my way” worked for me! I didn’t … Continue reading

    Does your house need to go on a diet?

    Country Living House of the Year 2008- Living Room Video

    Simply inspiring!

    Art will take you places…

    Quote of the Day: “Great ideas come from great bike rides” Watch this!

    2008 Southern Living Idea House – Forth Worth, TX

    Verona Park Idea House Living Room Dining Room Kitchen Master Bedroom Boys Bedroom

    Coastal Living Idea House 2008

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    Working in the Kitchen today

    Since it seems to be the most popular room in the cottage- I’m doing some work in the Kitchen today…I’ll post new photos tomorrow! Here’s a hint about the inspiration behind the what I’m working on… …can you guess what … Continue reading

    Cottage Living Idea House Video – New Orleans

    Martha Stewart and Conan O’Brien

    Conan O’Brien and Martha Stewart snuggle up in a GOOD BED Thought ya’ll might enjoy this…I did L.