Fish Camp Cottage

Fish Camp | Tybee Island | Mermaid Cottages

 “Let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls." -Khalil Gibran Kevin learned five new songs at a cottage called Fish Camp last week. He … [Read More...]

Beach Cottage By The Sea

Eisenhowers Retreat | White and Floral Bedroom | Tybee Island | Georgia

 “We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep. -William James All salt and shadow, and swell and surf- stretching from here to the ends of the earth, seeing the sea always seems to help me catch my breath. One glimpse of Earth's billowing blue … [Read More...]

In This Wilderness

Three Angels Girls Getaway

I'm on my way home from the Three Angels girls getaway I blogged about last week, and I can't wait to tell you all about it when I get back to my desk! In the meantime, I wanted to share this beautiful blog post written by one of the other moms in our group. Her name is Esty, and I'm so grateful to … [Read More...]

Adoption Update – Five Kiddos Home in 2014!

Eisenhowers Retreat

“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent and guts. That's what girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.” ―Bethany Hamilton This weekend is a BIGGIE, y'all. It wasn't originally supposed to be anything out of the ordinary, but about three weeks ago, … [Read More...]

Hay Bale Decorating – 2014

Hay Bale Decorating | Couple on Boardwalk

I can't believe I missed Pike Road's hay bale decorating contest this year! :-O We were on our road trip up north when our neighbors got together and created our neighborhood's display: Isn't that fun?! I love the sunset and pallet boardwalk...and those waves are pretty awesome, … [Read More...]

Fall Front Porch And Two Things I Wouldn’t Want To Live Without

Fall Pumpkins

"He laughed again, and I knew in that instant it was a sound I wouldn't want to live without.” -Wendy Delsol The sound of his laugh has always been like chicken soup for my soul, but I realized today that he has another reaction that I wouldn't want to live without. It happens every … [Read More...]

Fall Flower Bouquets

Hanging Floral Arrangements | Evan G Cooper

“There is nothing that makes me happier than sitting around the dinner table and talking until the candles are burned down.” ―Madeleine L'Engle Is it Friday already? Man this week went whooshed by, didn't it? I promised a post about what Evan and Lilly created in the kitchen at Kathy's, so I'm … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

The Chapel Market 2014 Photos

Blue and White | Miss Mustard Seed

Well, The Chapel Market went off without a hitch, and thankfully, so did my hair appointment. I'm  officially cinnamon sugar-headed! :-D Or strawberry lemonade, depending on what time of year it is. ;-) I got that cute Alabama t-shirt in the Lucy's Lockets booth at the market. My friends, … [Read More...]

How To Decorate Shelves For Fall (Or Anytime, Really)

Fall Decorating Ideas | Hydrangeas | Pumpkins

Whew- what a busy week! Preparing for The Chapel Market has had me on the go-go-go, and I sure can't wait to sit down in Bethany's chair at the salon this morning. Yep. I've decided it's time to decorate my hair for Fall. I'm thinking: cinnamon sugar...a.k.a- light auburn with a variety of … [Read More...]

Pumpkins From The Farmer’s Market

Evan G Cooper

“Fall colors are funny. They’re so bright and intense and beautiful. It’s like nature is trying to fill you up with color, to saturate you so you can stockpile it before winter turns everything muted and dreary.” ―Siobhan Vivian Let's talk farmer's markets. I went to the one … [Read More...]

Camp Wandawega & My Midwestern Must-Do List

Camp Wandawega | Settlers Cabin | The Lettered Cottage

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." -John Lubbock It goes without saying, I think, that when you live in the South, and you find yourself … [Read More...]

Camp Wandawega 2014

Wisconsin Barn | The Lettered Cottage

per·fect  adjective /'pərfikt/ 1. having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be. The drive from southern Minnesota to southern Wisconsin on Thursday certainly had all the desirable elements, qualities, and characteristics one … [Read More...]

She Looks For Adventure Around Every Corner & I Am Blogger, Hear Me Write!

She Looks For Adventure Around Every Corner T-shirt | Blog Threads | The Lettered Cottage

“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn." ―Elizabeth Lawrence *** Hi, friend. :-) We're still out on the road, and I can hardly wait to tell you all about where we've been for the past few days. We got to watch Fall burst onto the scene, and after a challenging … [Read More...]