I wanted to invite you to the 3rd annual Marketplace put on by The Kilgoris Project for Kenya (they had me at “Massai”).  Every year they have a handmade marketplace featuring vendors who sell anything handmade (yep, I think they will be there), where you can do your Christmas shopping and if you are a vendor, seasonal selling.  This year, I’ll be attending for the first time and if I can get my act together, my husband and I may even have a booth.  No matter what, we’ll be there supporting and shopping and hanging out and if you are around Cornelius, NC (near Charlotte) on November 10th, we’d love for you to stop by too.

Are you a merchant of handmade items?  Consider applying, here’s all the info.  If you end up joining in, make sure to let me know so I can mention it on twitter and add your shop to this post.

We have lots going on this fall and I wanted to let you in on it, in case you want to join in:


THIS weekend, The Becoming Conference, Angela and I are speaking there along with lots of other fun people it’s in Asheville and I think there may still be a few tickets.


1-31 :: 31 Days, there’s still time to pick a topic and join in!

7:: Graceful Event: My husband and I will be there (we may or may not be bringing a gaggle of girls) to support my sister, let me know if you are coming~

Come spend an evening with author Emily Freeman (my sister) and singer/songwriters Christa Wells and Nicole Witt as they weave words and music around what it means to live our lives in grace. We will be celebrating the release of Emily’s newest book, Graceful. Though the book is specifically for teen girls, we invite girls and women of all ages to attend this free event on October 7th at 6:30 in the Westover Church High School Room (S001). Greensboro, NC

25-27 :: Allume. Sold out but if you are there I’m speaking and my husband and I are on a panel with Tsh and Kyle and some other bloggers and their husbands. We are bringing our boys too and making a trip out of the whole thing, if only it would snow like it did last year…


1st:: Giveaway Day,  this year, ONE BIG WINNER will practically get their Christmas shopping done contact Caroline if you are interested, it’s open to this year’s advertisers first but we may have room for a few others. (nestingplacehome at gmail dot com)

10:: Marketplace.  The Kilgoris Project is hosting their 3rd annual HANDMADE Marketplace, see you there!

17:: Big Sale, Angela & I are selling our cute stuff.  It’s nicer than a yard sale but not a new as retail. Huntersville, NC More info to come


18:: Annual Tour of Homes

Winners for the Plush Pumpkins and True Value announced Saturday