I’ve been Bird Watching because sitting on my sofa while Remodeling Guy released my ebook {did you realize it was in captivity} has gotten my brain all mushy. And anyhow, there’s such great stuff out there that I really need to make sure that you know about.

Also, I want to thank you for your tremendous, overpowering, breath taking support with that ebook and yet to exist Nestletter. Today we should hit 2500 downloads. And yesterday, Nesting Place hit a neat milestone: 3 million page views since January of ’08! Y’all are really getting your nest on!


Have you heard what Simple Mom is up to? {do I talk about her too much? I’m sorry but I ADORE her!} I think I’ll start a companion blog to go with hers called Complicated Mom. The tag line could be Live in Chaos, Stay Insane. Making Life Difficult For Myself. Would you read it? I long to have a more simple life. You too? Over the next two weeks she’s walking us through Spring Cleaning with a Party! I’m secretly joining in and it’s not too late for you to start it too!


You MUST see this garage door redo @ Southern Family. $65 people. That’s all I’m gonna say about that.

Craigslist Savvy
@ Small Notebook. Vital tips when buying and selling with Craigslist.

Five Home Decorating Lessons we can Learn from Disney
@ Living with Lindsay. Ok, so she linked to me and my sister in her post but that’s not why she’s here, this is a really great read!


Winners of the DaySpring Platters:

Joan Crowell {from the RSS code word, I don’t know if you have a blog}
Pam @ Ramblings of a Happy Homemaker
Sue @ Thistle Patch Hill

You lucky dogs. Email me with your address.

Want more giveaways? Check out the 3rd Annual Cottage Charm Giveaways!


Mother’s Day:
Need a last minute Mother’s Day gift for your mom from the kids? How about you Etch a Glass Vase for Mom like Marie from Make and Takes.

Maybe you want to order a Feather and Egg print from L. Herbert Designs? Use the coupon code MOTHER through May 11 when checking out for 10% off anything in the store. My mom has the pears and loves them.

Or what about a sassy pillow from the Shabby Nest?

And on a more serious note,

My sweet roomie from Blissdom, Robin, also one of the funniest people in existence, was one of the Compassion Bloggers who just returned home from India. I’ve been keeping up with her and the others and all that they’ve seen and learned. And Pioneer Woman talked about the trip and Robin yesterday. Robin told me that she was online buddies with PW but I didn’t know she really meant it.