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An online journal which follows the renovation & decoration of the Lettered Cottage. The blog is.. written by interior design consultant & home decor designer, Layla Palmer and her soulmate &.. rocker husband, Kevin Palmer.

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  • Thought-Full Thursday (Faith)
    on Jul 2, 2015 in Thought-full Thursday
    “Fear is the glue that keeps you stuck. Faith is the solvent that sets you free.” -Shannon L. Alder Here’s to letting go, and finding comfort in the Truth that some things have to be believed to be seen. XO The post Thought-Full Th...
  • Fireplace Makeover Update: Hearth, Frame and Blue-Gray Boards
    on Jul 2, 2015 in Fireplace Living Room
    Okay- we’re back at it in the living room this week! What once was half-sized: …is now super-sized: What fun to see it coming to life! The new hearth topper (a 2″ slab of limestone from Acme Brick) went down first, and then we start...
  • Our Baby Boy!
    on Jun 30, 2015 in Adoption
    “He looked at me, that first day, like he had just found something he’d lost a thousand years ago.” -Jennifer Elisabeth We’re back home after a whirlwind trip to Haiti to visit our boy, and I can’t tell you how good it was to see hi...
  • Thought-Full Thursday (Movement)
    on Jun 24, 2015 in Thought-full Thursday
    “She writes things with her movements that I could never write with a pen.” -Christopher Poindexter Here’s to moving in ways that are impossible to put into words. XO PS- Having a blast bonding with our babe…I’ll post a...
  • We’re Off To The Angel House!“God’s not done with me yet. He’s got plans to use this broken voice, and this broken vessel to talk about His goodness.” -Peter DeSoto Okay! By the time this post is published, Kevin and I will be on our way to Atlanta, where...
  • Visiting Our Baby!“You make beautiful things, You make beautiful things out of us. All around, hope is springing up from this old ground. Out of chaos, life is being found in You.” -‘Beautiful Things’ by Gungor Wow! This month FLOWN! We fly out lat...
  • Galvanized Lights For The Dining Room (Barn Light Electric)
    on Jun 19, 2015 in Dining Room Lighting
    “Inside a barn is a whole universe, with its own time zone and climate and ecosystem, a shadowy world of swirling dust illuminated in tiger stripes by light shining through the cracks between the boards. Old leather tack, lengths of chain, rope, an...
  • Thought-Full Thursday (Magic)
    on Jun 17, 2015 in Thought-full Thursday
    “What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare.” -W.H. Davies I found that quote and the following story on page 60 of the 1 Book today: “The Man In The Metro” It was all videotaped by a hidden camera.
  • Big Dreams, Full Heart
    on Jun 16, 2015 in Blog Threads T-shirts
    Okay- it’s Blog Threads day! 😀 The phrase on this month’s t-shirt was drawn by my super-talented friend Rachel Odom, and was inspired by the end of Jess Wasserman’s Instagram bio: (PS- If you haven’t visited her site LynMarie...
  • Baked Ziti Recipe (Southern Bite)
    on Jun 15, 2015 in Recipe
    “Feeding people makes me happy. It’s just about as plain and simple as that.” -Stacey Little I invited a super-talented (local) fella over to guest post today, and I’m so excited for you to e-meet him if you haven’t already...
  • Fireplace Brick
    on Jun 12, 2015 in Fireplace Living Room
    “The house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.” ―Gaston Bachelard Brick it is! One called Spanish Fort to be exact: It isn’t reclaimed, but I sure do love it! I think I...
  • Thought-Full Thursday (Fear)
    on Jun 11, 2015 in Uncategorized
    It is curious how this feeling of courage and confidence seems to be seated, not in our brain, but in our middle. This is a good place to feel it- it adds strength to our backbone.” -Dr. Claire Weekes A small book landed in my hands when Kevin...
  • I Want You To Have This
    on May 15, 2015 in Giveaways
    A whole box full of goodies from… It’s all from the folks at Compendium and here’s what the (randomly-chosen) winner will receive: – The 10 Book – The 10 Journal – “Expecting You” (A...
  • Breathe It All In And Love It All Out
    on May 11, 2015 in Blog Threads Clothes
    Okay- it’s Blog Threads day! 😀 Like I mentioned yesterday, we’ll be using any proceeds from this (2-day) sale to book a trip back to Haiti so that we can do some more bonding with our boy. (Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart...
  • May Design
    on May 10, 2015 in Blog Threads Clothes
    Happy Monday! I’ve had lots of requests for a new Blog Threads t-shirt (which is very kind of y’all that have asked!), and we’re hoping to go bond with our Sweet P again at the end of July, so I thought I’d create another one...
  • A Heron Painting For the Dining Room
    on May 7, 2015 in Art Friends
    “Creativity is the Blue Heron within us waiting to fly; through her imagination, all things become possible.” –Nadia Janice Brown Meet Hazel the heron: My friend Ruthie painted her…with a palette knife. I know, right?! Blows me away,...
  • Armoire Reveal (Beadboard Wallpaper)
    on May 5, 2015 in Sunroom
    This Gray Cashmere is such a chameleon color! Sometimes it looks blue, sometimes it looks gray…I just love it! The handles (which weren’t the ones I had originally planned to use) came from Etsy… …and the hats came from my stash. It...
  • Vintage Paint-by-Number Paintings
    on May 3, 2015 in Art Laundry Room
    “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” -Thomas Merton I finally hung those old paint-by-number paintings up this weekend. I clamped them inside two vintage pants hangers in the laundry nook, in the hallway upstair...
  • Plant Stand and Painting
    on Apr 28, 2015 in Dining Room Sunroom
    “Aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands.” -1 Thessalonians 4:11 (ESV) It was a quiet, work-with-my-hands kind of day, and here’s what I can tell you: putting old plant stands to good use i...
  • Must-Visit Places: Jo’s Coffee Shop
    on Apr 27, 2015 in Must-Visit Places Shops Travel
    We’re home from Texas and I’ve been so excited to share some photos from our trip with you! While Kevin was at soundcheck at The Mission Church on Thursday, I decided to walk around the square in downtown Mount Pleasant. I haven’t...