The Lettered Cottage Magazine

Remember when we put together this guy?

Click the magazine to launch the full-sized edition in a new window!

Well, we’re almost done makin’ another one…

…and we look forward to sharing it with you at the end of this month!

We’ve had a lot of fun creating it, and we really hope you enjoy it!


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  1. says

    Oh wow, it looks beautiful! Loved the last one – can’t wait for this treat! When is this mag going to be available to my real-live mailbox, hmmmm?

  2. Cindy says

    Hi Layla and Kevin:
    I just know that this is going to be worth the wait! I look forward to sitting with my coffee and taking it all in! Cindy

  3. says

    Thanks for posting the link to the previous issue. I can’t believe this is the first time I’m seeing or hearing of this. I found so much inspiration in the first issue that my head is spinning with ideas. Love it! And can’t wait for the next one!


  4. Grace says

    Oh Yay!!! I loved your last magazine…seriously, I made a coffee date with it and enjoyed my java while I browsed the pages and ooh-ed and aah-ed over it! It was beautiful! I love all y’all’s work and enjoy reading about what y’all are up to. You are such a fun blog to read, and I just love how your writing is so endearing…and I love your humor too! Have a blessed day!


  5. MiMi says

    Love the blog and can’t wait to see what you all do next! Everything is wonderful…..Do you have the magazine in print or just online? Hurry, Hurry, Hurry, am so excited for this issue!

  6. Kim says

    This is my first time posting – I recently discovered your blog and am loving it!! I can’t wait to see this magazine and am going to sit down during my son’s naptime to check out the previous one! I’m getting so many ideas for my house – now if I could just implement them all……thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Cathy says

    I’m new too. I’ve also gotten some great ideas and implemented a few of them as well! How do we subscribe to the magazine, looks great! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  8. Angie B says

    Layla, I just love all your ideas! You are so inspiring. I can’t wait for your next issue of the Lettered Cottage!

  9. Kirbi says

    Amazing! You guys just blow me away every single DAY with each post! You are so talented not only in design and decor but in ways to make new marks in blog land from self-created magazines to pick-my-presto to the chat you mentioned a while back! So inspiring! I fall in love more and more with you guys and your gift everyday!


  10. says

    uh-oh….I see something about mary….ENGELBRIET! I have been a fan of hers forever and I am definitely a fan of yours- can’t wait to see such a dynamic duo together!

    • Layla says

      Hey Melanie!
      We love Mary too! My Mom and I had dinner with her one night last year and it was such an inspiring evening!

  11. says

    How did I miss the first one? Anyway, I just cruised through it and it was wonderful, beautiful, full of inspiring ideas! You two are so darn talented! Can’t wait to see the next one!

  12. Kathleen says

    Looking forward – dont know where y’all find the time to do all that you do
    Do you both work on all projects like the mag together?
    You guys are the best!!

    • Layla says

      Kevin does the photography & technical stuff and I do the styling and graphic design work. Fun stuff!

  13. Suzanne says

    I’m jealous of your mad graphic design skills … from Presto-Changos to e-Magazines!!! Love it!

  14. Annie says

    Can’t wait to see wait you have new. Hey someone mention getting it in your mailbox how to I get that.

  15. Leah says

    Did you guys watch the news last night?? Experts are predicting a shortage of reclaimed gymnasium flooring – schools everywhere are locking their doors and adding extra security!!

  16. Leah says

    I think I better make an appointment with the eye doctor – I’ll be burning up my retinas checking out the new TLC magazine!! ;-)

  17. geri says

    Along with Coastal living, I would so happily buy your magazine at Borders the day you do it.
    For now, so excited to see it on your blog.
    Maybe one day you will share how you and Kevin do SOOOOOOOOOOOO much in a day.
    I am sooooooo impressed and wish you could teach me that too.

  18. Zolane says

    I’ve just finished scanning through your previous magazine and cannot wait to see the next. So fresh, clean, inviting and inspirational.

    May I ask where you purchased the coral colored curtains for the window above the window boxes filled with towels, please? Love them!

  19. Tina K says

    I always am so inspired when I see the colors and textures you put together. If I had one, JUST ONE, room that looked somewhat like any of yours I would live in there. Forever. lol

  20. says

    I’m late catching on to your wonderful-ness! so I missed the first issue. I said ok, look at that later Kim when you have more time but of course I couldn’t wait…LOVED it…is it available in hard copy and have you answered this question a million times already. Completely up my alley…You guys are amazing! Have a great rest of the day…plan on looking through the 1st one another million times this evening when it is a bit more peaceful…..Kim :)

  21. Nicole says

    So excited!! Since the first issue, I’m lucky to now have an iPad… Doesn’t look like it’s compatible?? This means that I will have to kick my husband out of his office for the morning =)

  22. says

    Hi! I’m a new follower here and like ther idea that you guys are putting together a magazine! I am on an iPad however, which doesn’t have the capability to use flash player so I couldn’t open the link to the first mag. Will we iPad users be able to view it another way? If you put a link to a downloadable PDF file of it, we’ll be able to open it in our iBooks magazine reader – just an idea but I understand that might be extra work :/

  23. says

    That’s fantastic! I love that first Screened Inn issue… Thank you for putting it together – looks like a lot of time and effort went into it. I’m so looking forward to seeing the next installment of the Lettered Cottage Magazine!


  24. Dianne says

    I am shocked that some big time decor agent hasn’t picked you two up!!!!! Everything you do is amazingly clever. It’s just a matter of time. We can say we knew you when. :) I eagerly await this magazine. I spy another favorite Mary Englebreit. I loved Home Companion and miss it terribly. Keep the good stuff coming.
    BTW, you two hold a special bond with me as I have 2 adopted children. I am praying for you.
    xoxo Dianne

  25. Sharon Stinson says

    Hey Layla! You and your hubby are always an inspiration to me – sometimes there’s a DIY project I would love to tackle but it just seems so overwhelming. Then I go to your blog and see the great creativity, what ya’ll have done and how you’ve gone about it – and the beautiful results. And I think “If Layla and Kevin can do it, then I can do it!” :) Love your blog and the magazine. Looking forward to this new one coming out. Thanks for sharing your love, laughter, and life with all of us, along with fantastic DIY and decorating ideas. Sharon

  26. Dawn says

    Awesome! I can’t wait to see more of your talent! And Mary ENGELBRIET! She is from my neck of the woods!!! What a great collaboration…The Lettered Cottage and Mary Engelbriet! Keep up the hard work and the great job!

  27. says

    The last one was gorgeous, makes me want to redo my house in aqua blue. The colors pick you up and are calming all at the same time.

  28. Heather says

    This definitely gives me something to look forward to! The first one was amazing, and I’m sure this will be too!!!

  29. stacy lovoy says

    Be still my heart! Girl this is fresh, country living at it’s best! I can’t wait! You never cease to amaze me. Your ideas beat any monthly magazine I buy on the supermarket shelf!!! I am a fellow “Birminghamian” and every time I go to Home Goods I secretly stalk the isles in hopes that I will run into you and Kevin shopping there. I think I would have a Beetle Mania moment and start screaming! Ha!

  30. Katherine says

    I cannot wait for your next magazine – this is my favourite thing you guys do!! Yippee……

  31. paula krause says

    Dear Layla I’m from Argentina, I love your blog and the work you did at home. I have an art workshop for kids and also work doing things to my house almost every day. A big kiss and congratulations for your work!

  32. Demarus S. says

    FUNNY STORY FOR LAYLA: I went to MN Ikea and purchased the wicker basket and white flowered plant because Layla had it…. and then the same day I purchased the white pillow with flower stiching on it and magically it appeared on your spare bedroom bed! It is so fun to see what will be in your pictures next..You are truly blessed at what you do…Keep up the great inspirations!

  33. Melinda says

    Loved the first E-zine and can’t wait for this edition! So wonderful that you two can work together on this – what fun!

  34. says

    I can remember my excitement when I flipped through your last one! Loved it all. Totally look forward to see what you’ve come up with next! It’s a huge thrill! :)

  35. Debbie says

    Love Tybee & Jane Coslick’s work…….so…….. was super excited to find The Screened Inn. Loved it. And now y’all are presenting another e magazine? You’re the best.

  36. Deb says

    I am so BLESSED to have such great works of art to enjoy……..
    THANKS so you both,
    I LOVE IT and can’t wait to see it all….
    Sounds like a date coming up…
    DEb CLaytor

    • Layla says

      Not tryin’ to tease Erica! :-D
      Just excited to finally have an end (and release date) in sight! It’s been a long time comin’!

  37. Debbie says

    Wow what a creative, inspiring, happy way to make a living, and as a team! I am speechless at your ambition and talent!

  38. Katrina says

    Layla and Kevin,

    I love what you do. You’ve already inspired me to redo my fireplace. And I’m looking forward to tackling my kitchen but I’m REALLY interested in knowing what the aqua color used on that dresser in the “mess hall” house. I’m thinking that would be perfect for my bathroom vanity. Keep up the good work. :)

    • Layla says

      Hey Katrina!
      I think that dresser was already painted that color, if I remember correctly. Sorry! :-(

  39. Jennifer says

    Hi! I absolutely love your site. I also love the turquoise/aqua door on the main page for this article. I am looking for a color just like that to paint my house. Do you know the name of the paint used on that door? I’d be forever grateful!


  40. says

    Absolutely amazing job! I loved looking at your magazine!! Beautiful and inspiring pictures. The pops of red you used like the oar on the wall and the pictures of the tug boat. You definitely could sell your magazine. Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us!

  41. Claire Tenwick says

    I’m new to your blog but already 100% addicted. I love all of your projects and inspiration. I go to your blog for my daily ‘design hug’ and feel so much better afterwards. I downloaded your book and adore it. It’s amazing and I have already learned so much. Like I said I’m a newbie but what I lack in experience I make up for in enthusiasm :) Can’t wait for the next e-zine edition !!!!!

  42. says

    WOW how super exciting. I LOVED your last ezine and looked at it all the time. I can’t wait to see this one. Thank you for being so inspiring x Janelle

  43. says

    I am looking forward to the e-zine! That one reason I love blogs, constantly change magazine like info and beautiful ideas with photos to match! Thanks for all you do!

  44. carla raney says

    I can’t wait! The cover is just beautiful . I loved the last one I have looked through it several times. Your blog posts are always a special treat I want to read when I have time. So when the e-zine comes out it will be lock the door and leave mommy alone for awhile time. :)

  45. Verna says

    I’m new to your website–I LOVE it! Love your style of decorating and all the lovely ideas! Are these magazines only available to view online or do you by any chance have a print version available? Thanks so much!

    • Layla says

      Hi Verna!
      Our e-zines will only be available online, but I do believe there’s a “print” option in the top left hand corner of the screen over at if you want to print them out.

      Thanks for stopping by today!

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