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  • Kitchen Island Paint Colors

    I blame Erika's Instagram feed. Especially these two pictures: (ErikaMPowell on Instagram) That's Martha Stewart's "Gabardine" on the trim and cabinetry in her bathroom, and Sherwin-William's "Rosemary" on the cabinets in her kitchen. (And those are her adorable (and clearly very talented) kiddos!) Seeing...

    Urban Grace Kitchen | Rosemary

    That’s What Friends and Flea Markets Are For

    Meredith emailed our adoption update around 1 o'clock on Friday. She said that IBESR did have a meeting about consentment letters last week, but that no one knows exactly what was discussed or if any decisions were made. Or if anybody at the meeting was feeling signature-happy. ;-) Needless to say, our prayer this week...

    Vintage Airplane Black and White Photograph

    Spring Houses

    "The spring came suddenly; the rains stopped, the days grew noticeably longer, and the afternoon light felt powdery, as if it might blow away." -Jane Mendelsohn ***** Yesterday afternoon was beauuuuutiful. Sunny, blue sky and a cool, spring breeze...ahhhh! Spring is definitely my favorite season. *achoo!* ;-) A...

    Yellow Cottage

    Adoption Update – Soon

    "When people walk closely with other people, it’s the grace of God- and if we carry the priority of loving and serving our friends, we’ll impart life." -Zeke Pipher ***** Thank you for walking so closely with me this week. I mean...really. I've re-visited the beginning of this post over and over again since...

    Three Angels Childrens Relief Haiti

    Adoption T-shirts

    **This sale is now closed, but a HUGE thanks goes out to everyone who made it such a success! I appreciate your e-love and support so much! XO** ***** Okay! It's t-shirt day! :-D Like I mentioned in a previous post, I've had this (day)dream to create a line of Lettered shirts for a while now, so today marks Day 1 of...

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    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 our computer work...

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    Finally! Affordable, Cordless Window Shades That Fit!

    "I never get tired of the blue sky." -Vincent van Gogh ***** We installed cordless shades in Sweet P's bedroom this morning. It was time. We've been sporting paper privacy shades on all of our windows since we moved in almost a year and half ago, so it was fun to finally put up something a little more durable less paper-y...

    Bruddans Window Shades | Ikea | The Lettered Cottage

    Two T-shirts

    Remember that daydream I blogged about a couple of months ago? It had to do with t-shirts. These two to be exact: I've got oodles of other designs floating around in my brain and on my computer, but I'm just going to start with these two. I'm going to put 'em up for sale next week, and just see how it goes. Who...

    Kevin Palmer Tshirt

    Keith the Fireman’s Living Room Reveal

    Remember Keith the Fireman? If not, let me get you up to speed before I share the before & after photos of his finally-finished living room! :-D We met Keith at church at the very end of 2012. He was playing drums with Centerpoint's worship team, and that was when Kevin auditioned for and was invited to be...

    Throw Pillows | Rustic Contemporary Living Room | The Lettered Cottage

    Adoption Update – Invitation and Consentment

    “Keep you best wishes close to your heart and watch what happens." -Tony DeLiso We got a call from our caseworker, Meredith, while we were at the Empowered to Connect conference on Valentine's Day. She had a green light/yellow light update. The green light/good news: our invitation from IBESR is signed and ready...

    Angel House Kids at Three Angels Children's Relief in Haiti

    A Fun New Friend And Her Fabulous Old House

    I had the pleasure of spending a little time inside this brick beauty yesterday... It belongs to a fun new friend, and it was such a treat to meet her and her house! I couldn't resist taking some photos while I was there. I had my camera in the car, but no tripod, so I apologize in advance for the grainy interior...

    Blue Traditional Rug | Neutral Armchairs | Bamboo blind

    Farmhouse Fresh Lighting

    Did I tell you I decided to repaint the ceiling in our little one's room? Yep. We had some leftover Gray Lake paint, and after the planked walls went Simply White, that ceiling was just begging to be barely-blue! :-D The folks at Barnlight Electric sent us the pretty white light fixture, and we're so excited...

    Barnlight Electric Industrial White Bedroom Ceiling Light

    Stairwell Decorating Ideas

    Now that the backdrop is done, I've been dreaming about how we can inject some cottage-style personality into our (blank slate, not-quite-finished) stairwell: (Don't mind that orange-toned stair tread...that baby will be re-stained a darker, more neutral brown very soon!) That (currently unpainted) door opens...

    Stairwell Idea 8

    World’s Longest Yard Sale

    I was tickled to find the Spring 2014 issue of Flea Market Style magazine in my mailbox this week. The World's Longest Yard Sale article I got to be a part of last Fall starts on page 56, and seeing those photos brought back so many fun memories! Our adventure started in Fort Payne, Alabama, and as with any August...

    Flea Market Style Magazine | The Lettered Cottage

    Stairwell Makeover – Part 3

    "The best decisions are always made at the last minute. Just know when the last minute is." -Holly Hunt Well, I did it. I painted the previously galvanized sliding track. I taped off the wall behind it, I cleaned it with Goo Gone and water, I used a 120 grit sanding block to scuff it up, I painted it with leftover...

    Gray Owl paint cut by 50 percent | Sliding Barn Track Door