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Behind the Scenes: The Chapel Market & Look Book Shooting

By |October 31st, 2014|

Hello strangers!

Thanks for your patience this week, friends.  I’ve missed blogging like crazy, and it’s time to get back into our regular routine.  The Chapel Market was last weekend and is huge for us.  We had a blast, and I’ll share more pictures soon.  We went straight into shooting into the Holiday Look Book on […]

Mint Green Cabinet & Southern Hooker

By |October 22nd, 2014|

We keep painting and packing, painting and packing.  We’re almost there.  Then it’ll be time to load up the truck.


I know I’m the worst with the before pictures this week, but I can’t remember where in the world they all wound up.  Just imagine this piece old and gross and covered in what appeared to […]

Ironstone Rocking Chair

By |October 20th, 2014|

I can honestly say that the last few weeks have flown.  There’s so much going on at the shop & homeschooling and we’re in the middle of soccer and there’s talk of pop-up shops, and the Chapel Market is next weekend.  Needless to say, I’ve missed blogging regularly, but occasionally, something has to go to […]

Vtech Kids Giveaway!

By |October 17th, 2014|

Happy Friday, friends!

We have always tried to cultivate a life of learning around our home.

I think everyone does, really. Once we started homeschooling, our kids’ interests became a huge part of our learning together and that means sometimes we break out the abacus. And sometimes, we break out the fun gear.  The folks at […]

A Holiday Pop Up Shop

By |October 14th, 2014|

One of the coolest things about owning your own business is following fun opportunities when they come along. You’ve obviously seen a lot of our shop around here the last 2 years, and it’s been so much fun to share it with you and to watch things grow and change.  Matt and I, along […]

Fall Magazine Features

By |October 13th, 2014|

It’s Sunday.

It’s 2:30 p.m., and I’m in my pajamas writing and drinking a cup of coffee with organic Salted Caramel syrup.  #sorrynotsorry

I think I’m a bit worn down since I’ve fallen asleep the last few nights in seconds after my heavy head hit the pillow.  The day is beautiful, and I hate to be cooped […]

Napoleonic Blue Chair Makeover

By |October 9th, 2014|

We have been painting quite a bit getting ready for Chapel Market in a few weeks, and while some of the makeovers go with our “theme” this year, some have been just for fun.

Enter our sad little chair–it had been sitting in the back for at least a year, untouched and dirty.  It was time […]

More Simple Fall Decorating

By |October 8th, 2014|

Well, the weather teased me.

We had a couple of Fall-ish days, and I got all excited and broke out the plaid and riding boots.  And it was blazing hot yesterday so I came home all sweaty and puddly.

Yes, puddly.

Our Fall tour this year stuck to mostly the dining room, and while we’ve added a bit more fall […]

The Kind of Family Who Makes Cinnamon Rolls

By |October 6th, 2014|

When I showed you the kitchen reveal last week, I showed you how it really looks 90% of the time… Something about it–the mess, the kids, the Nana rolling out dough.  It makes me happy.  And I want to be the kind of family that makes homemade Cinnamon Rolls.   Ree’s glorious, buttery, […]

Kitchen Reveal

By |September 29th, 2014|

It seems like half a lifetime ago when I first mentioned working on the kitchen.  The bulk of the work was done in a couple of weeks, but we took our time finding the right hardware and breadboards and you know, the important things.

Waaay back in the day of 2003-2009ish, our kitchen looked like this […]

The Time I Exposed Myself in Publix

By |September 26th, 2014|

You know how it feels when you make a change?

For you, I mean.  Not the house–that’s different.  But when you tackle your health or you start flossing or you cut your hair off?  Or maybe you do a little of all of those things.

Or maybe it’s just a couple of changes.  Nonetheless, you make them and […]

Fall Decorating Sources

By |September 23rd, 2014|

A few PI sources from our Fall Tablescape…

preserved oak leaves, acorn ornament/ball

persimmon branch


chalkboard tags

small crow’s nest

blackberry harvest table runner

Have a great day, y’all!!!

Fall Tour & Decorating Ideas

By |September 22nd, 2014|

When Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Co. asked if I’d like to be a part of her Fall Home Tour series, I hesitated.  We’ve got a lot going this year, and I don’t do “fall” very often or very elaborately.  I knew it would be fun, though, and I’m so thankful for […]

Behind the Scenes: it’s fall y’all

By |September 18th, 2014|





1 & 4.  Mixing up custom Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint greens for the Chapel Market

2.  visitors are totally welcome, especially when we get to see Julie again (come back to us, friend!)

3.  shooting the fall candles and decor–so proud of Julie for shooting these!

5.  Um.  Adam became a candle model this week.


Clearing Out The Rest, & Upcoming Photo Shoots

By |September 16th, 2014|

Remember that time when I foolishly said I’d be completely organized in 3 months??

Well, needless to say that was a bit idealistic.  I will say, however, we continued all spring and summer to purge and organize, purge and organize.  I think we’ve covered everything minus one closet (that’s partially done) and the garage.  Because we […]

Playroom/Homeschool Room Sources

By |September 15th, 2014|

Happy Monday morning to you, friends!

I’ve been dealing with some internet issues this morning since 6 a.m., so I have to say, I’m less chipper than usual this fine day.  If I get this post out to you, it’ll be a good day.  A GOOD day, I tell you.

We’re back with a few sources for […]

Playroom Redo Reveal

By |September 11th, 2014|

Way back when, when we first began this blog, we had an attic.

A real live attic…

This photo above was of our current playroom.  Where you see sub flooring, that’s playroom space (plus an additional bit of book nook).  After we completed our attic addition, we had added, an office, a playroom, and a theater, and […]

Are You a Bird Feeder?

By |September 9th, 2014|

When Matt and I met, I was going through a bit of a rule follower phase.

Mind you, I’d just come out of a major rule-follower-by-day-rule-breaker-by-night phase before that.  I was due some major boring rule following.

The first summer we were dating (back in 2001), we headed to the beach with my family.  I remember lying […]

Behind The Scenes: Chapel Market Prep & the Beginnings of Fall

By |September 8th, 2014|

Time has been simply passing so quickly these days in the shop.  We’re working on so many fun projects I can hardly stand it.  Sure, there’s the business to deal with (but I love that part just as much), and there are tedious tasks.  For instance, this week we had to clean out roughly 1,000 […]

Color Stories by Perfectly Imperfect

By |September 5th, 2014|

Now that I’m back in the shop every day, our schedule is tight, and I’m still adjusting to it.  I feel like I’m slowly getting into a groove, and finding time to fit blogging and the behind-the-scenes work in.

My work for PI consists of directing the whole shebang, of course, but truly focuses most on […]