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  • Portis Family Home

    Hello! I'm back with some more photos of my friend Joy's house today! If you missed Tuesday's post about her kitchen, you can find it by clicking HERE. And for those who asked questions about that space, I will see Joy on Saturday, so I promise to respond to those next week! Today's photos aren't in...

    Striped Wallpaper | Portis Home | Phillip Sides Interior Design | Breakfast Room

    Portis Family Kitchen

    He's home! Kevin had more music business in Michigan last week, and man did I miss him. We don't spend much time apart, so I felt sort of like I was holding my breath the whole time he was gone. He rolled in at 11 o'clock on Thursday night after driving 14 straight hours (alone) to get home and I think I've been...

    Kitchen Island | Refrigerator | Phillip Sides | Portis Home | Range Hood

    Hallway Door Makeover (Part 3)

    I put the finishing touch on our new/old hallway door this week: The vinyl wording came from Leen the Graphics Queen, and the inspiration behind it came from Kelly Rae and her Possibilitarian Project. She started it a couple of years ago, and I just love what she wrote about being a Possibilitarian on her blog: What...

    Old Office Door | New Hallway Door | The Lettered Cottage

    How To Decorate A Staircase Railing (If You’re Me)

    "A bed without a quilt is like a sky without stars." -Author Unknown *** I decided a staircase railing without a quilt is like a sky without stars last week, too. :-) Yep. Those babies are way too much fun to live in our closet anymore, and I like how they soften all the hard surfaces at the top of the steps. I...

    Vintage quilts on stair railing

    Kitchen Makeover: Sunflower Ming Green and Thassos White Backsplash Tile

    I love it because it reminds me of caning... I love it because it reminds me of a quilt... It's called Sunflower...and I love that about it, too. :-) #MomsFavoriteFlower *** We used a piece of trim (painted the same color as the wall) from Home Depot to cap off the edges on each side... ...and...

    Sunflower Tile by Calendonia Stone and Tile | The Lettered Cottage Kitchen | Ming Green Backsplash

    American Blogger – The First Journey

    It's been almost a year since I first blogged about Chris Wiegand and the time he pulled into town with his Airstream... He was traveling around America, gathering footage, in hopes to learn more about this "hobby" called blogging his wife, Casey, seemed to love so much. He wanted to interview (in person)...

    American Blogger Airstream Chris Wiegand

    My Favorite Jewelry

    **This giveaway has ended. Thanks so much to everyone who entered!** Y'all know about my friend Lucy's jewelry, right? For those that don't, she makes her creations from architectural salvage and vintage jewelry and I am just crazy about the stuff! She sent me this necklace recently, and I literally gasped...

    The Lettered Cottage | Lucy Lockets

    Hallway Door Makeover (Part 2)

    Well, it wasn't the color most folks voted for... ...but Kevin and I decided on Dutch Tile Blue for our new/old hallway door: It didn't lean as purple as Mount Saint Anne did, and it had a little more gray in it than Colorado Gray did, and we're loving the dusty robin's egg *pop* that's now at the top of...

    Layla Palmer | IG

    Hallway Door Makeover

    “All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.” -Bob Ross *** I've got the tools, and the vision in my mind, so today, I thought it would be fun to ask for a little instruction! :-D Remember that inspiration photo I put together in Photoshop a few weeks ago? Well,...

    Mail Slot | Old Door

    Millbrook Mountain Home Tour

    Hi! I want to introduce you to some new friends, today. Meet Jane and Billy Brooks: They've been married for 52 years, and they have 3 children, 5 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. In Jane's words, they "do just about everything together", and they share a huge passion for creating. They've been busy designing,...

    Gold Plate | Marble Jug

    Southern Makers

    Attention fellow Alabamians! :-D I wanted to let you know about an event coming up at the Union Station train shed in Montgomery on May 3rd. It's called Southern Makers, and it's one-day festival that brings together artists, chefs, farmers, brewers, architects and designers to explore "Bama-centric" inventiveness,...

    Southern Makers | Alabama

    Adoption Update – A Better Line

    It was right around noon on Monday when our caseworker's call came in. I was out and about, running errands in the rain at the time. "Is Kevin with you?" Meredith delicately said, "this is going to be a kind of a hard call". Kevin wasn't with me. Gulp. My brain immediately raced to the worst scenario. Meredith...

    Teddy Bear

    Kitchen Makeover: Backsplash Tile

    “Electricity is really just organized lightning.” ―G. Carlin *** There's no turning back now! The old backsplash is gone, and the countertops on each side of the stove are coming out on Wednesday. The new backsplash will go in sometime next week. Which reminds me- did you guess which one we chose? :-D (1...

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    Kitchen Makeover

    Remember that Rosemary Gallery paint I mixed up in my last post about the kitchen? Wellllllll, some exciting things have happened since I published that post, and in a nutshell, it looks like we'll be able to start swapping some things out in the kitchen this Spring! We hadn't really planned to do any more big projects...

    Ming Green and Thassos White Sunflower Tile | The Lettered Cottage Kitchen

    Adoption Update – Referral Page

    "She woke each morning with a glow of hope, not because a new dream had been born, but knowing the one she carried inside her heart would last." -Jodi Hills *** They came bearing desserts, y'all. :-) They swooshed right into my living room, with their sweet desserts and sweeter hearts, and they helped me pack...

    The Lettered Cottage | Tshirts | Cow Doorbell