Accessories on Parade


JoAnne Lenart-Weary, the ever talented and encouraging designer that trained me, has a pet peeve.  She calls it Accessories on Parade. Fitting don’t you think?  It’s so easy to fall into the trap of adding all of our favorite accessories together until they look like they are standing single file in line to get on […]

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Get Your Nest On :: Shine Your Sink

Why did I think that angle would be appealing?  I’m getting seasick just looking at it. I thought it would be fun every now and then to talk about a quick little task we can do in our homes that can add beauty, order, or sanity.  This week’s task: SHINE YOUR SINK I am not […]

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Are You Going to BlissDom?

Blissdom is such a great name, don’t you think?  If I had my own conference I’d call it Nestdom.  Or Nesterdom. Nesterville?  Nesterburg?  Nesterboro?  Why on earth did any towns ever start using the ‘boro’?  Why not ton or town or dom or ville?  No one wants to live or go to a boro unless […]

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Slow Decorating Part 1


The words Slow Decorating have been in my head for awhile. Hearing about Slow Food got me thinking. Why do I always feel the need to produce fast, now, complete, perfect, finished, instant decorating? I want to lower my own expectations.  If expect to have my house put together 3 weeks after we move and […]

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Best of the Nest 2009 Edition :: And a LINKY


Don’t you all want to read all about what I think my best posts were for 2009?  Sometimes I feel like all I do is talk about me and my big self and my big fat opinions and {insert Charlie Brown’s teacher’s sounds} my big imperfect lived in, house.  I’m like Nellie Olsen as a […]

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Swap Box


As I continue to pack up our Christmas decor I’m trying to be more intentional about what I want to see when I open up all those Rubbermaid bins next year. I’m embarrassed to admit that half of the 8 bins that I have are still full of stuff that we didn’t even use.  I’m […]

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