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Today’s top story:: I Finally Got Feeds For Those Poor Neglected Blogs I Started

Nest Files

Window Mistreatments

Content to Rent {maybe one day I’ll have posts too like all those other blogs}

There are actually a few things to read at those blogs thanks in big part to my partner in blogging crime, Caroline.  Caroline has helped me so much, she’s freed me to be able to concentrate on doing things that I enjoy and that I’m good at.  Like drinking iced coffee and watching American Pickers.  Why does Mike always wear that same jacket, anyway?   I mean, I like the jacket but, is the maker of the jacket sponsoring the show?

But seriously folks, the only regret I have with getting help with this blog is that I didn’t do it last year.  Or the year before.   Caroline does all the work I’m not good at~and she does a good job, and then I am freed up to do the stuff I’m good at.  When I knew I needed to hire someone, I knew exactly who to ask.  Jeannett worked with Lindsey from the Pleated Poppy for over two years as a virtual assistant.  So I emailed her and asked her for advice.  The many many words she sent back were so helpful and direct and duh, why didn’t I think of that , and oh my gosh, I’m so glad I didn’t do that~that I encouraged her to write an ebook.  And she did!


Jeannett’s advice directly affected who I hired to help me.  And, my only regret is that I didn’t have this ebook to read last year, or the year before.  If you find yourself not being able to focus on the things you love about blogging or running your etsy shop because the things you don’t love are getting in the way, you need to read this book, it’s a $10 investment into a better you.  Just like some of the other ebooks I talk about, I’m an affiliate which means I make a percentage of the sales.  And guess what, if you like the ebooks, you can sign up to be an affiliate too!

In other news, I’m thrilled to be the featured blogger today at Camila’s Effortless Style Blog for the In Her Shoes series.  I’ve been a long time fan of Camila, not only does she have the most clever about me page/timeline page at her site , she and her husband are also expecting a baby boy.  So, if your are not completely tired of reading about me, you can go read even more about me and I guarantee you will be tired of reading about me after that.  It’s a day in the life of me, and I forgot to do my post ahead of time so the day is yesterday and it’s the most atypical, not my usual day ever.


  1. You are so funny. you made me laugh out loud reading about your day. Thanks for the chuckle!

  2. BTW – that is a great book! (Daring book for Girls!)

  3. Good morning! And thank you for all the insight!

  4. this made me giggle… it reminded me of Jim Gaffigan and his little whispering voice… :)

  5. Thanks for the suggestion – I’ve been blogging for about 2-1/2 years and just started yet another one. I always have good intentions, but then I get sidetracked. :/ I’m trying to devote a lot of time and energy to my new blog and need all the help I can get – so thanks!!

  6. I love your lightheartedness! The word bubbles were great. Have you seen the commercial of Mike and Frank dancing? I can’t wait to see it again!

  7. A friend of American Pickers is a friend of mine. Love their new commercial, those two are a couple of hams! Don’t worry Nester, you’re doing it all and doing it real good! xo

  8. Nester,
    I came to your blog after watching the news tonight. Charlotte is having some bad flooding so I hope you and your family (and all of your precious things in your home) are okay! I’m sending prayers up for you right now that things dry out soon.

    I can’t wait to read the ebook b/c it is SO hard to be a wife, mom, teacher, business owner, AND author of 2 blogs myself. I don’t know how you’ve done it b/c each post you write is great. :-)

    • oh how kind of you, we were unknowingly out in it on the interstate yesterday, DEEEP standing water in the road! our boys thought it was fun and I’m glad my husband was driving. I got mad at him for making us late and then later wondered if that lateness might have saved us from some kind of rainy accident~it rained BUCKETS.

  9. I love the pictures of the boys all standing around with pillows under their shirts and the one of your son standing on the other boy on the couch. I have a son. He is 29 now. Your pictures of your boys remind me of those long lazy antic filled lanky boy days. Enjoy them. One day they will be grown and you will miss them… but be really proud of them.

  10. I loved reading about your day! And the blue polish. And the fact that there is someone else who “gets in the zone” and doesn’t remember to eat lunch until 4:00! =)

  11. I think I need to spend the $10. I need help with managing everything as well. Thank you for sharing this e-book!
    Good luck on your other blogs. I’m sure you’ll do great! :)

  12. Dang, I’m really impressed. Even your Mac is coordinated with your home! You go, girl! LIKE that blue nail polish, too!

  13. As someone who just moved into a new rental, I am SO excited you have feeds up for both of your new blogs! Can’t wait to start mis-treating my rental windows! Thanks Nester!

  14. I have not seen that Pickers commercial, it is cute though. The vintage jacket Mike wears that says Joetown Garage on it, that garage is just a couple miles from my house. I started yelling to my husband to come down and see Mike’s jacket the first time I saw Mike wearing it. Joetown Garage is a long time, very small, very well respected VW garage basically located in the smallest town known to man, surrounded by cornfields. I assume the connection is the VW thing since Mike loves VW stuff. Also the jacket is vintage because of the gas logo; that garage has not been a gas station for decades. BTW, love your blog; it’s the absolute best.

  15. I must know what font you are using inside the word bubbles. I know it is a strange question, but I am making art with quotes for my daughter’s room and I just love it! Thanks!

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