The days are long. The years are short. The days are too short and this year has flown by. Wait, this day is taking forever. Actually, what day is it? Where are my children? Why is your brother sister not wearing pants? Am I even wearing pants? Welcome to my stream of consciousness where most … Continue reading Updates: House, Family, & Thrift!
One thing I struggle the most with when thinking about decorating our house is the line between traditional and eclectic. Do I go with that classic, never-gonna-hate it, last forever, traditional Pottery Barn look in every room? Or do I give into the part of me that wants to light some incense and drape everything … Continue reading Home Office Inspiration
Happy Friday, y'all! I have to show you an update of our latest project! Awhile back, I found a few pictures of these old wooden wire spools ... I thought, 'oh baby, that has my name written all over it.' I found one online and came so close to buying it, but then life got busy … Continue reading Refurbished: Wooden Spool
In spite of having a newborn, we have been able to complete a few small projects around the house. Natalie is a very easy newborn (as far as newborns go), and my husband gets antsy without a to-do list! Last fall I found the top of a hutch at the thrift store for $10. I … Continue reading Repurposed: The Thrifted Hutch
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
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