Old Cloverdale House Renovation – Living Room, Playroom, and Half Bath Reveal

Living Room Coffee Table | Zebra Rug | Ashley Gilbreath Interiors

I'm soooo excited to share some more of Ashley's before and after photos today! You remember my friend Ashley, right? The one who bought this falling-apart (and full of cats!) fixer: Well, she and her hubby are officially done fixing it up! Kevin and I had so much fun taking pictures wh … [Read More...]

How To Clean White Quartz Countertops

Cottage Kitchen | Ming Green Backsplash | Heather Gray Island

Happy Friday! :-D Seems like more and more folks are asking how we're liking our Frosty Carrina countertops, so I thought I'd blog a little bit about them here today. We have really enjoyed them so far, BUT, I have learned (the hard way) that, like me, white quartz loves to soak up some half s … [Read More...]

DIY Lamp Makeover

Fabrics from Joann Fabrics

A few weeks ago, I blogged about a project I helped work on at my friend Debbie's house. Remember the armoire we transformed? Well, she sent me home with one of her table lamps that day, and I've been thinking about how to change it for her ever since. She told me she received it as a … [Read More...]

Kourtney’s Master Bedroom – Pick My Presto

Master Bedroom | Planked Wall | Gray Lake Paint | Inspiration

Alrighty! It's presto change-o time! :-D Remember the master bedroom photos Kourtney sent me last week? Well, I had some fun with them in Photoshop this weekend, and if you move your cursor back and forth over the photos below, you can see what I came up with in presto change-o … [Read More...]

Miss Katie, The Kitchen, and Kourtney’s Master Bedroom Challenge

Hospital Bed

Hallelujah!! The brain surgery is done, and we tucked a very-groggy-but-still-smiling Miss Katie into her bed in the ICU last night around 7pm. :-) It was a loooong day, but the surgeon said he's very happy with how everything went, and *fingers crossed*, we'll get to bring her home tomorrow! … [Read More...]

Muffuletta Dip Recipe

Muffuletta Dip Recipe

First of all, thank you so much for weighing in on our fridge dilemma! Ours is still broken, but I followed the handy-dandy link some of you left in the comment section in last Friday's post and it took me straight to a PDF of Whirlpool's "Second Through Fifth Year" refrigerator … [Read More...]

Living Room Update – Flor Carpet Squares

Flor Carpet Squares | Suit Yourself | Flax

Rugs. *sigh* I sure do love looking at them, but oh how Max loves to lunch on them! If it's got fibers that stand up, you can bet your bottom dollar he's going to pull out a little patch of them whenever he's feeling naughty. For some reason, he doesn't mess with the little rugs in the … [Read More...]

Sisters and a Surgery

Raquel Welch wig

One of the (many) I things I love about eating out in the South is called the "Meat & 3". It's not every day I sit down to such a big lunch, but yesterday was a special day, and I filled all they way up on baked tilapia, rice n' gravy, green beans, and banana pudding. My lunch mates (Ke … [Read More...]

The Chapel Market 2014


(Logo by Poppy Pedals)   Okay! The vendors are all lined up for this year's Chapel Market and I'm SO excited to share a few details about them with you here today! :-D There will be 17 vendors this year- seven inside the chapel, eight underneath the big (40'x80') tent, and two underneath … [Read More...]

Blog Threads – My New T-shirt Line

Life Is Not A Lemon T-shirt | The Lettered Cottage

Okey doke! BlogThreads.com is officially live! (Get it? Blog Threads? Like the comment "thread" at the end of a post, and "threads" like as in clothing threads?) :-D Just a quick note before I get to the details of this sale: The site (which is a Big Cartel site if anyone's curious) is … [Read More...]

A New Adventure

Glass Half Full Thumbnail

“Daydreaming is okay, even better if you can make something lasting out of it.” ―Leslie Dean Brown *** Remember that daydream I shared with you a few months ago? The one about a lettered line of shirts, and a mission to help families hoping to adopt? Well, I'm finally getting closer to mak … [Read More...]

Hallway Makeover – Design Plan

Navy | White | Mint | Pistachio | Grass Green

At the top of the steps, and beyond the blue door, there's a 3' x 11' hallway... Our laundry area and walk-in closet are on the left side of it, and our master bedroom sits at the end of it: The folks from Dutch Boy paint are flying down to document the whole makeover for a new … [Read More...]

Our Boys Bedroom – Decorating Update

Tuxedo Cat | Boys Bedroom

It's been a while since I've been able to post an adoption update, but it sounds like the things are fiiiiinally starting to move a little down there in Haiti! We're hearing that  appointments for Children's Court (a new step in the Haitian adoption process) are going to start happening soon (or may … [Read More...]

Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint – Mint Green Secretary Makeover

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint | Laylas Mint | The Lettered Cottage

I painted the secretary this weekend and I just love the way it turned out! Thanks again to Marian for creating such a sweet color for me! (Here's a link to her post about it if you're interested in mixing up a batch of your own: Finding Layla's Mint) Miss Mustard Seed's milk paint is … [Read More...]