Good Stuff, Not Just Because it’s Pink

My dear friend Ellen from sweetwater has outdone herself this year and she has no idea.  Also? Her graphics are to die for.  Her series, Abide: 31 Days to Love Where You Live is slightly spellbinding and full of wise-make-you-think words.  I LOVE what she says about margin:

“Margin is not an excuse to not to be going out. Margin is what makes going out possible.”

And she talks about the truth of how we might feel about our homes: Love is Not Like


Once again, Jules is tackling the William Morris Project it was one of my favorite reads last year and I wondered if I’d still like it this year and yep, I do.  Some of my favorites:

The Mom Drawer

“Do women over-schedule their lives in an effort to please everyone and then resort to comfortable clothing to lessen the bone weary ache of exhaustion? I don’t know, do chickens lay eggs?”

We Will Never Have a Garage Sale @ Pancakes and French Fries

And yes, I see it too, both the features up there happen to use pink and flowers in their graphics and I PROMISE I’m not picking them just because I love pink and flowers. I didn’t even realize it until I was putting their graphics together. But maybe their blogs are in Chinese and I only like them because of the pink?  I sure hope not. And since we are going with pink…

Also, Angela and I ARE having our Big Sale on November 17th in Huntersville, NC.  It’s going to have mostly home stuff (the good kind) it’s nicer than a yard sale but not as new as retail.  And it will be indoors.  More info to come next week.

Oh and yes, geeze, this is pink too.  I have a problem.  Anyway, Angela and I have something two weekends in a row that we are inviting you to, which works out because if you can’t come to one, maybe you can come to another.  Read all about the Marketplace here.  Hope to see you in November if not at Allume next week!


  1. Thanks for this great roundup of other bloggers doing 31 Days! I’ve been inspired by them over on my blog, too.

  2. Jules is hilarious. Thank you for linking to her. (One-liners like Guy from Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives)

  3. Huntersville! Cornelius! I live in Denver, NC! Finally a blogger that’s nearby! Excited to learn more about the sale!

  4. Can’t wait for the sale!! Can’t wait for the sale!! Can’t wait for the sale!! Please don’t let me sale all my stuff and buy all your stuff!

  5. I am enjoying founding so many amazing 31 Days series to read. Maybe next year I’ll jump in with all the fishies. Meanwhile, you are so high on my “meet at Allume” list that I am planning to attend your session. :)

  6. Well, I’ll be! Thanks, Nester. :) I did the same 31 days project this year because my house was so cuckoo that I needed more days! Hopefully next year I will do something different, like, “31 days of walking around the house with smug satisfaction.”

  7. I wish I were closer than 1 hr. + to jusify :) I would probably need to camp out in the yard in order to beat the locals to all the goodies you two will have! I have lots of items that are nicer than yard sale but not as new as retail; however how do you go about getting nicer than yard sale prices for them? :) Love your blog!

    • well, Cindy, I don’t know about this time but the past few sales I’ve had people come from out of state! CRAZY! I hope/think it was worth it for them.

      It’s an indoor sale, we are renting a place, it will be 11am-3pm. and how to get better than yard sale prices? !. Don’t have or call it a yard sale. 2. Have great stuff that isn’t yard sale stuff. 3. Price it a great price for what it is that isn’t a yard sale price.

      We’ll see if it works, but this IS NOT a yard sale and this stuff is NOT yard sale stuff.

      Hope it’s worth it!

  8. well. a girl takes her little self off to Bible study for the morning and her internet world gets a bit bigger.

    truth? everyday i think i might quick. this has been hard for me to write. and i think the world of you and i thank you for saying such kind, kind things.


  9. Such great ideas. This 31 Day challenge is a killer, but so good too. I’m loving finding such good stuff out there in blogland. :)

  10. I so agree with you. I am so thankful to know Ellen and have the privilege to read her heart on the screen. She each day brings me a bit of soothing wisdom.

  11. Thanks so much for sharing these links! There is no way we can all visit over 1200 topics…but I do have a few favorites that I shared on my blog! Thanks for hosting the series again! I LOVE IT! :)

  12. This 31-days of a jillion blog posts has turned me into a blog crack-head. I’m sneaking around at work reading different posts, staying up late after everyone has gone to bed clicking from here to there and spending time wondering how I can trade in my sad, little blog for something with a little more “kick” to it… Look what you’ve done, Nester.

  13. We will be moving near (north of) Huntersville from Missouri soon, but not in time for your sale. How sad. :-(

  14. So many things happening that are making my world feel small,
    I found your blog a few months ago and love reading it, found out soon after I started reading that we both live in the same area, and turns out I will have a booth at Kilgoris as well. Maybe we will run into each other. :) Thanks for your blog, it’s a joy to read.

  15. everyday i look forward to what ellen at sweetwater has to say about abide. loving her series.

  16. This has absolutely nothing to do with todays blog, but if I do not find the ‘linky’ to the ‘how to paint like a pro’ ebook I’m going to take a hostage lol. Please, Nester can you help me find it I’ve looked everywhere and just keep getting routed to your diamond wall blog…

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