burlap stockings from shop24!!

By |December 9th, 2011|

Last week I pleaded with y’all on my Facebook page.

Where can I find reasonably priced burlap stockings???

My sweet friend, Lisa, from The Pennington Point & Shop24 came swooping in to the rescue!!  She whipped these beauties up for me in NO time and they were on my […]

amazing entry at the modern cottage!

By |August 25th, 2011|

The awesome thing about hosting All Things Furniture is me getting to see your amazing projects and spaces.

When I saw Alison’s entryway this morning, I knew I had to share the whole thing here.  It’s just too gorgeous not to share…

Just take a moment and take it […]

A Magical Vacation, a milestone, & an ebook discount

By |June 29th, 2011|

Thanks to all the well wishes for our Disney vacation last week!  We finally made it home later last night and man, are we beat!

I couldn’t resist sharing some of our favorite moments of the trip with you guys.  And yes, Ava’s face remained just that way for the […]

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 […]

Silhouette Promo Time!!

By |June 21st, 2011|

One of the great things about blogging is sharing great products…a.k.a things-I-love here with you guys.

via Silhouette

I’ve been dying to get my hands on a Silhouette since they struck the blogosphere, and now I finally have!  I’ve been busy playing around designing subway art and T-shirts for […]

chalk paint and a giveaway!

By |April 11th, 2011|

Remember the coffee table preview?  And my new profession of love for a certain paint?

Here it is.  Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint.  The lovely and talented Miss Mustard Seed revealed it on her blog and we had spoken that week…I was sold to try it.


Darby Drake’s Owl

By |March 31st, 2011|

There’s something in this picture that I’m crazy about.

And it’s not the vintage seltzer bottle.  (although I’m crazy about that too.)

It’s my new favorite accessory…I’ve been getting questions from you guys and people all over town, people I bump into while traveling.

And no, they’re not inquiring about […]

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 […]

Giveaway from red letter words!

By |March 15th, 2011|

Good morning, friends!

I hope you’re having a rip-roaring Tuesday already.  (p.s. i’m not sure where rip-roaring came from, but we may as well go with it, right?)

In the spirit of a rip-roaring, we’ve got a giveaway that will knock your socks right off.


You guys have seen my Red Letter Words Cafe Print, and you’ve probably […]

off to see p-dub

By |March 11th, 2011|

Well, Layla, Ashley, Rhoda and I are off to see The Pioneer Woman, affectionately known as p-dub (I tend to call her woman who does it all and still looks beautiful all the time).

The last time we all went on a trip, this is how it went…


photo: The Lettered Cottage(is it me or […]

Master Bedroom Updates

By |March 7th, 2011|

It’s very rare that I show a room I’m not quite happy with.  As a matter of fact, with the exception of an occasional household-mess-post, I don’t think I have.

Over a year ago, when I decided to forgo the urge to decorate “just like so and so, etc.,” I really couldn’t wait to get my […]

Anthropologie in the Springtime

By |March 4th, 2011|

Not much makes me happier than walking into one of the eclectic Anthropologie storefronts.

And because I can’t walk in one in my neck of the woods, I took a little virtual spin through their Spring Collection yesterday.

Here are my favorites (and possibly items you’ll see me attempt to make or grab on sale)…

Latte […]

Loving Crisp Interiors and A Giveaway

By |March 3rd, 2011|

NOTE: Check your subscriptions and make sure you guys are getting all the new feeds after the move. You can resubscribe in the sidebar if you need to.  Thanks so much!

It is always a pleasure to feature a sponsor, and today is no exception.  Have you guys visited Crisp Interiors?  If not, you’ve […]

The Vintage Spool and Words to Live By

By |February 21st, 2011|

It feels so great to be home.  SO great.  If you follow on Twitter, you know that Matt and I took our youth to a conference in Tennessee.

Much of my weekend was spent here…

We had such a blast, although I’m convinced that much time in a 15 passenger van is good for no one. (note: […]

I’m Loving

By |January 1st, 2011|

our new Calligraphy Print sheets from Pottery Barn.  Thank you, mom and dad!!this super-cool Willow House clock.This $6 catch-all basket for our ottoman/coffee table.  And my fuzzy slippers.  And my spotted pj pants.:-)This awesome crate I scored from Hobby Lobby for 9 bucks.And nutella on toast this morning.And this?  This was one of my favorite […]

New Life for an Old Read–GIVEAWAY!!

By |March 3rd, 2010|

**GIVEAWAY…..SEE BOTTOM OF POST FOR DETAILS!!! SO EXCITED!**My affair with books began long ago, as a child growing up in the deep South.  Summers were spent curled under a shade tree or sitting outdoors on a bench with a good book in tow.  Even now, my reading list usually hits 3-5 books at a time.  […]

My Grandmother’s Treasures

By |February 28th, 2010|

Over the last year and a half my shopping tastes have changed drastically.  My eye for detail is different.  As excited as I get over walking into Loft, I get just as excited over walking into a flea market.  My eye sees differently….pays attention to things I would have previously discarded with a quick glance.Due […]

A Few of My (New) Favorite Things

By |February 12th, 2010|

It seems that my tastes are constantly evolving.  When we built our home, I was so afraid of color (keep in mind we do have a very open floor plan) that I painted the entire house beige–a nice shade, but beige nonetheless.  But I didn’t want it to be white because I wanted it to […]