Journal



Designed In America, Built in America

Designed In America, Built in America

Our LMCo. Home and Scotsman American Heirloom collection, designed by Ben, in partnership with Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co., is made for just that. LMCo. Home and Scotsman American Heirloom collection will be available in VB dealer locations all across the U.S. in JANUARY 2019. Read More



Christmas Charm.

Christmas Charm.

Laurel is movie-level charming right now.  Read More



Napier Tartan

Napier Tartan

Had a fun meeting with Two Miles Trim Shop today about Clint. I figured I needed to love on him a little after all of the trouble I had with him in Taylor.  Read More



Mini Book Signing

Mini Book Signing

I can’t believe how many of you ordered signed books during the flash event last week from our shop Laurel Mercantile Co.!  Read More



The Market Beautiful

The Market Beautiful

The kind people and community we have found in Laurel is so special and something we are so grateful to be a part of. It really is the people and businesses of Laurel that make this market unique and like nothing else in the country. We are SO excited to announce that we are now accepting new vendors for our Laurel Christmas Market! We are searching for the very BEST vintage and antique vendors out there-whether they live in Laurel or not!  Read More



Closing Time

Closing Time

Ben and I will be working the counter pretty much every day this Christmas after season 3 of #hgtvhometown wraps! 😍 Read More



Kitchen Remodel and French Onion Soup

Kitchen Remodel and French Onion Soup

It’s raining and cold outside. The fire is lit, and we want French onion soup. Gosh, I love being home. Also, excited to renovate the kitchen this... Read More



Boston

Boston

Such a lovely 36 hours in New England. Speaking at the JFK Library and a book signing at Trident felt like a dream. Last night at a very nice dinner in downtown Boston, while it poured down rain and I was warm and safe inside and talking about my favorite books with a new friend, a song called “Waiting For My Real Life to Begin” by Colin Hay was playing quietly but I could just hear it over the din of the room.  Read More



Season 3

Season 3

No shoes allowed inside until the cameras are rolling—gotta keep the house spotless!  Read More



Halloween Home Town

Halloween Home Town

There's something magical about the brisk air, how the humidity settles down just for the evening. Kids rule the streets and every neighbor sits outside to welcome them to their lawns. Read More