One thing that gave me pause about buying this house is that there is no official mudroom space. We had ZERO storage space at our house in Chattanooga, and everything just seemed to pile up on the end of the kitchen table. While there is a separate laundry room in our new house, it's not close enough to the … Continue reading How To: Fake a Mudroom
Happy 2017, y'all! We are in fully baby-prep mode around the Cotten house these days. Our "big" projects are finished... I am putting the final touches on decorating what we have in place... AND the nursery is done! No one tell my children that the first child's nursery was fully completed three months before he … Continue reading The Bunny Garden: A Nursery for Natalie
Christmas is my favorite holiday, and I look forward to decorating every year. Making old stuff fit into a new space can be challenging and I thought I had "a lot" of Christmas décor until it just didn't go very far in this house! But, I have managed to come up with a few festive vignettes in each … Continue reading The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
When we started renovating in July, we knew we wanted to start with the master bedroom. There was/is SO much to be done in the house that waking up in a fresh space was important to us (as opposed to opening your eyes and just seeing "more work.") Here is a reminder of what our bedroom … Continue reading Master Bedroom
Confession #1: I have a woodpile. Pallets. Windows. Doors. Boxes. Random scraps. Old furniture. Right now, my pile is in our garage and it drives my poor husband crazy. Confession #2: I started this project last Christmas and didn't finish in time for Advent. Confession #3: This isn't nearly the detailed, Pinterest-worthy pallet wood Advent calendar you can find online … Continue reading Pallet Wood Advent Calendar
I blogged here a few months ago about the nursery for Baby Girl (we are sooooo close to a name!). I have been wanting to make a floral mobile to go above her crib, and this week I found the time to start! Actually, that's not entirely true. I was procrastinating and decided that playing with … Continue reading A Happy Friday, Indeed.
I took Mac to spend some time with my parents in North Carolina last week. It was an un-rushed, relaxed trip with very little on the to-do list - my favorite kind of time with them. I love watching them enjoy their grandson. Trips to NC always include shopping (and loads of coffee!) I haven't posted … Continue reading Charlotte Thrift Haul