jenn’s bedroom & a desk makeover

By |June 4th, 2012|

Good Monday morning, friends!

Before our trip, we worked on a few projects here and there.  I popped in to my cousin Jennifer’s house the week before we left to work on a quick desk redo with her.

I couldn’t help but show you her gorgeous guest room while […]

Cotier in Coronado

By |May 16th, 2012|

My guy and I are off for a couple of weeks to hang together & soak up lots of sun and inspiration.  I’ll pop in from time to time, and I also have some wonderful friends/contributors filling in for me to bring you guys some decor eye candy.  Enjoy & can’t wait to […]

my style–quickest ways to lighten & brighten your home

By |March 30th, 2012|

Thank you, Lord, for Friday’s.

Can I get an amen on that or what?!?

Since it’s Friday (and I’m clearly celebrating), I thought we’d officially kick off our series on my style–the one where you guys asked me questions on how we changed our home so drastically and I’m doing my […]

Coral Crush on Houzz

By |March 29th, 2012|

// Hi there, friends!

Just wanted to drop by and point you to my latest Ideabook on Houzz.

I wrote one back in January on Graphic Textiles, and this month I’m oohing and aaahing over coral picks for the home.

Man, I love coral.  I always have–I remember I had this one coral button-up blouse in high school.

Ahem, […]

living room updates

By |March 5th, 2012|

Our living room really is the center of our home, in both physical location & meaning.

I know a lot of people say it’s the kitchen–but for me, the kitchen also involves me freaking out about the hot stove + a toddler + a preschooler.

Sometimes disastrous.

So, it’s the […]

herringbone hutch transformation | meet Anne marie from Twice Lovely

By |March 3rd, 2012|

If you’re a furniture painting gal (or guy) like me, then you’ve probably met Anne Marie of Twice Lovely.  She’s incredibly talented & refreshingly creative with her work.  So many of her pieces are completely unique, one of a kind pieces of art.  LOVE that about her.

I’m so excited to welcome her as a contributor […]

industrial/casual living room design- troy student center

By |November 19th, 2011|

A while back, my friends Rick and Lauren asked me to give them a hand with colors and style for our church’s college student center design.

They’re in the final stages right now (like went Ikea shopping yesterday!), and it has me thinking about the beginning and some of the ideas that […]

holiday decorating inspiration

By |October 28th, 2011|

Happy Fall, Y’all!

I’ve got a little holiday decorating eye candy for you today via Pinterest.

Truth be told, I’ve done no fall decorating minus our non-fall-themed fall mantel.


But, the time has come, and I’m motivated and excited to start decorating for the holidays.  I’m […]

hello from Suwanee!

By |September 16th, 2011|

It’s 60 and chilly here this morning in Suwanee, GA.

I’m savoring the last drops of the first cup of coffee I’ve had all week.

I’m serious.  My eyeballs can attest to that.

via The Lettered Cottage

We  (by we, I mean, me and Matt and your […]

a pantry makeover

By |August 24th, 2011|

I’ve been putting it off.

Organizing the pantry, I mean.  When the fabulous Shelley from House of Smith’s prettied up her pantry, I was totally inspired.

And overwhelmed.  Really?  My pantry needs to look that good?  I mayyy not be able to pull that off.

Now…the fabulous (because she really […]

Ava’s big girl room inspiration

By |August 6th, 2011|

Happy Saturday, friends!

I know we had a giveaway scheduled yesterday, but there’s some last minute things to work out…so you’ll be the first to know when it’s time!

We have big plans to work on (and I hope–mostly finish) the farmhouse table for the dining room today, touch up paint […]

summer decorating in the living room

By |July 5th, 2011|

I tend to be a little behind on changing little things around the house.  We are usually in the middle of some big project, and that leaves the fluffing someplace else.

I like the fluffing, though.  It’s fun, simple, inexpensive.

I gave you a sneak peek yesterday, so you know I […]

beautiful hardware

By |June 28th, 2011|

Since I began blogging, I have found artists, designers, and online (etsy or otherwise) shop owners I’ve fallen in love with.

And a very rare sometimes, they’re all three.

I’ve been looking forward to this package for a while now.  You guys fell in love with her work when Kristi at […]

interesting spaces

By |June 17th, 2011|

First I wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you guys for commenting on the piece I’ll never paint!  Sometimes you can’t help but feel like you’re just talking and talking and it’s always so nice to have such great feedback!  I’m working my way through the comments to reply […]

Summer decorating

By |June 14th, 2011|

We’re in major project mode here, and loving every second, but I had to take a little break this weekend to pull some summer into our living spaces.

The foyer has seen some Christmas whimsy and a book inspired look, but it was feeling a little heavy for summer.  A couple of […]

a vintage inspired wedding

By |May 4th, 2011|

Despite the destruction of the tornadoes last week, we headed to Huntsville for my cousin Jason’s wedding.

We all felt so very blessed to be celebrating such a joyful occasion in the midst of the turmoil in our state.

And because it was a blessing (and it was beautiful), […]

Spring Mantel

By |April 3rd, 2011|

It seems like just yesterday I was decorating the mantel for spring last year.  Three seasons, one new camera, and no more lost-Ava-pounds later, it was time to do it again.

It all started with my flea market finds with the mantel mania queen.  It was fun bouncing ideas around […]

Dining Room Inspiration

By |April 1st, 2011|

After sharing with you that it was time to make some changes in the dining room, I began pulling together some inspiration for myself.

The things I love about the space and want to celebrate….the high and coffered ceilings, the back focal wall, the natural light and windows.  It’s simply time to embrace the casual and […]

Coffee Table Preview & Dining Room in the Works

By |March 28th, 2011|


It’s like I’ve got a fire under my pa-tooty.  Or toes.  Or, well, anyway, the fire’s lit and I’m a woman on a mission.  There were some updates behind the scenes this weekend on the blog, and not being able to think about posting was good for the project column.

I to the kea, P to the Dub, and BHG

By |March 17th, 2011|

It’s been a busy couple of weeks around here, and I don’t know how in the world Layla, Ashley, and Rhoda convinced me to drive to Atlanta and back in a day last weekend, but they did.

And it was F. U. N.

Like I wish I could bottle that kind of fun.











We started our […]