Save the Date! Nest Fest 2017

We’re doing it again!

Nest Fest was SUCH a delight last year that we are hosting it again this year! Save the date for Saturday, October 21 and start praying for another day of perfect fall weather here in Stanly County, North Carolina (east of Charlotte). We are planning on hosting 50 vendors, food trucks, great music, and 1000 Beauty Hunters, Imperfectionists, Cozy Minimalist and Nest Festers. Get ready to hang out here on our property and find some amazing wares for your home and life.

If you are a musician, food truck or vendor and would like to find out more, click here.

We’ll plan on having author book signings again this year too (we’re lining up some of your favorites!)

We’ll be looking for volunteers later in the summer and ticket sales for Nest Fest will be available at the end of the summer.

Click here to read about Nest Fest 2016

Click here to find out more if you are vendor, musician or food truck.



When Fashion & Compassion are BFFs

Last week I attended a Party on the Porch for a local non-profit, Fashion & Compassion. I got to know them a little last fall when they were a vendor for Nest Fest, and I fell in love with their beautiful jewelry and bags and the work they are doing here in Charlotte and around the world.

I can’t say what they do any better than they already have:

Fashion & Compassion is a non-profit, jewelry & accessories brand seeking to fulfill our mission by connecting caring consumers with vulnerable artisans to bring dignity through economic empowerment.

We accomplish this mission in three different ways:

1. By providing holistic employment opportunities to artisans overcoming poverty and injustice in Charlotte and around the world

2. Through educating our customers about the issues and injustices facing people around the world

3. By raising funds through product sales for our non-profit partners, who further address the spiritual, emotional & physical needs of the artisans we serve

At the end of the day, we’re just a team of Jesus-loving women who are doing our best to change the world & empower others, because we believe that small acts of kindness & obedience can do just that.


If you are local, you will want to visit the inspiring shop in person in downtown Charlotte.

And if you aren’t local, check out their handmade wares and see how easy it is to support both great fashion and much-needed compassion.

Party hostesses: Rachel, Angela , Renee, Megan, Alex, Kaylyn,  Shaunna, Hayley, and me.

photos by milk + honey


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