Archives for January 2012

Nesting Place and Joss & Main


Wouldn’t it be fun if we could go shopping together?

We kind of can.

Next week, the discounted flash sale site Joss & Main is having a sale of beautiful items all hand-picked by me, The Nester.  I was totally in shock kind of surprised  when they asked me to curate one of their sales, I mean, I’m a card-carrying imperfectionist.  But, I’m happy to report they didn’t force me to pick a lot of mass-produced wall art {although I did find a few sets of botanical prints that I would love to have in my own home}.  Actually, the folks at Joss & Main were fun to work with, had a plethora of beautiful items to choose from and encouraged me to curate items that go with the style here at my nest.  They were pretty much fabulous.

It was a fun process to choose items from their massive online catalog.  It actually helped me more define what I liked and everything included in this sale is either something that I already have or something I’d like to have.  I love the idea of this sale partly because I get so many questions about many of the things in my house and this is a great way for you to get the look if you need a little help.  It’s a little quirky, a little cottage and a lot beautiful.  And I’d like two of everything, please.

I’d love for you to join me next Tuesday whether you will simply be window shopping or maybe you are looking for something with a little personality to fit into your beautifully imperfect home.  No matter, I have a special invitation link so that you can bypass the waiting list to join Joss & Main.  You sign up with your email and of course, you can cancel and be removed at any time.  You’ll find useful items starting at $12 and  I’d love for you to join us next week.

Question:: What’s the largest item you’ve ever purchased online?

I’ll go first 1. Tires {my husband orders them online and they get delivered to our porch 2. Rugs–I have SIX rugs that I’ve ordered online and I will be the first to tell you that every single one of them has worked out great, no one’s more surprised than me.


What’s on Your Walls?

One of the hardest parts of decorating for me is deciding what to put on my walls.  Pictures behind glass are a pet peeve of mine.  I like things that have meaning, things I find beautiful, things no one else has, things that speak to me, things that are lighthearted and quirky. I like mirrors, […]

Bird Watching {and a last chance giveaway}

Layla introduced us to Kristen Alber’s home it’s the perfect mix of cozy and peaceful and forgiving Pure Genius: A Barnwood Headboard With Built-in Light @ Seriously A Homemaker {total cost:: $56!}  Clear your Kitchen Counter (It’s a Work Space Not a Storage Space} amen @ Small Notebook When You Feel Overwhelmed By Your Workload […]

State of the Nest :: IDHTBPTBB

If you’ve been around for a while you know about IDHTBPTBB:: the tag line here It Doesn’t Have to be Perfect to be Beautiful You can read more about my motto here and here.  I sometimes forget to talk about just the real everyday life and I love it when other people let their everyday, […]

Doily Shower Curtain :: The Post Where I Sit on The Toilet and Iron

Way back in September I invited you to my sister’s book signing party–remember?  Once I knew people were actually going to show up, I wanted to dress up the little downstairs bathroom and the easiest project seemed like it would be to add a shower curtain.  I shopped around online, Anthropologie, and a ton of […]

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A Few Announcements

Winner of the Haven Conference ticket giveaway:: Chelsea from Two Twenty One–total accident that the color in her header and the color I had for the 31 Days of Change graphic are the same… It’s only January but, it’s not too early to start thinking about what your topic will be for this years fourth […]