Spring Mantel & Living Room Plans

By |April 23rd, 2016|

Lord I don’t know where my week went.

Maybe between being sick isn and work, it just sort of disappeared.  I’ve had this post in my queue for almost two weeks.  Never said I was super organized.  Clearly.

I’ve gotten to where I don’t dig changing my mantels out all the time.  I find rotating mantel decor […]

The Wrong/Right Dining Room Chairs

By |April 8th, 2016|

I showed you the chairs I thought about getting for the dining room a while back.  When I got the order in at the shop, I opened up the big boxes…pretty sure there was a little squealing.

And they were the wrong chairs.

Uh huh.

I did the thing I do where I took a deep breath, closed […]

Casual Tiny Food Party

By |May 18th, 2015|

Since we were in a hotel room the first go around, all of us at PI decided to hang out and watch the re-airing of our Pilot, Sweet House Alabama, last week.

Most of our house is light and bright, but Matt’s home theater (that he finished mostly by himself) is all manly and brown and […]

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 […]

Our Place in the Evening

By |August 28th, 2014|

I realized the other day that I’ve never shown our house in the evening.  Usually I have my light boxes and we are shooting bright white interiors with loads of natural light filtering in.  There’s something pretty magical about light and shadow, especially in a room and especially when the warm light is pouring in…

These […]

Favorite Family Photo Books

By |July 22nd, 2014|

The living room used to be a constant evolving door for decor, pillows, wall art, etc.

Since we redefined our style, and found some key pieces we love, it seems that I’m content with this space to mostly remain the same.  I’ll occasionally switch up a throw pillow here or there, or a piece of wall […]

Marble Counters

By |July 3rd, 2014|

The last time I showed  you our kitchen, this is where things stood…

Things have moved along mostly well, with a couple of snags here and there.  The cabinets were installed early last week, and we were able to start filling some of them.

Hello blissful organizing excitement.

And now, there are counters…

And I am in love with […]

Boy’s Room Reveal

By |May 14th, 2014|

I’m pretty sure I thought Matt was CRAZY when he decided to build Gray a fort bed & lay new flooring one week before Christmas.

After freaking out for a few minutes (or for several days) about the timing and the mess right before the holidays, I did decide to get out […]

Simple Spring Tablescape for the Real-Life Hostess (& a Free Printable for you)

By |April 3rd, 2014|

Well, this post probably would have gone a little differently, but I’ve been down with a kidney stone this week (yay!), so I all but left it with Julie & Kaitlyn to shoot our fun spring tablescape.

We started our day with a business meeting and I began setting up […]

A Loft Fort Bed

By |March 4th, 2014|

Right before Christmas, Matt decided we should rip out Gray’s floor and build him a bed.  One week out until the big day.

What the what?

But I got out of the way, and let him love his boy, and well, he built the bed and changed the flooring in enough […]

Living Room Updates

By |February 24th, 2014|

If you are new to our blog, you may not have seen the Red Sea that enveloped our living room in the year 2003…

I want to say again there’s nothing wrong with red or brown, but even if I’d wanted to do red and brown, maybe I should have […]

the linen wingback with nailhead trim

By |January 17th, 2014|

Once upon a time, there was this chair.

She was lovely and feminine but she was a sturdy gal, too.

She had great legs & a strong head on her shoulders.

She also wears the loveliest accents…she knows how to dress herself.

Top 10 Home Projects of 2013

By |December 31st, 2013|

2013 came and went in a blur.

I mean, truly.  It was insane to say the least, the shop growing and taking up more time, and the homeschooling of both kids…and continuing to write and work on our house as we wanted.

We even started work on my parents’ beach condo […]

Christmas Home Tour, part 2: The Office

By |December 14th, 2013|

Good morning!

We truly had so much fun yesterday showing you most of our Holiday home!  You all lavished us with kind and encouraging words.  Most of the time I feel like our house is completely a wreck, so it’s a lot of fun to snap some pretty pictures and spend time […]

Perfectly Imperfect 2013 Christmas Tour

By |December 13th, 2013|

Hey there!

We’re so excited to be a part of this awesome Christmas tour of homes hosted by Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Co!  We’re kicking today’s tours off, and if you’re new around here, welcome to our little corner of the blogosphere.

This is the kind of […]

Worthy Reading: Our Spaces Before & After, Tutorials, & Shop Updates

By |November 9th, 2013|

We are up to our eyeballs in book projects this weekend, but I wanted to pop in to give you some weekend reading.  I mentioned we were planning some updates on our blog in the new year, but I wanted to show you some of the places we started on this year in […]

Cottage Guest Bathroom Reveal

By |October 7th, 2013|

Well, I hope your weekend was fantastic.  I got to celebrate the birth of my best friends’ twins this weekend and really couldn’t believe what a miracle it all was.  My sweet friend, Jenny, I’m convinced you need to see more of around here.

She’s one of the good ones.

coastal bedroom desk & writing space

By |July 16th, 2013|

Working on our bedroom at the beach has been so much fun for me~

probably because we have put off switching things around in our bedroom at home.  I’m living vicariously through myself.


To the right of the bed, there’s a desk that is original to the […]

Wooden Vase & Target Threshold

By |April 9th, 2013|

Remember that blue glass floor vase I blogged about the other day?

That beautiful friend of his–the wooden flower vase–is making its way all the way around our house. We picked it up at Target, and y’all if you can’t tell already, I am LOVING their Threshold collection!!  I had […]