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Weekend Links :: Longest Edition Ever


Kristen’s DIY Spotted Drapery is amazing!

jones designs duct tape wreath

Emily created a stunning wreath out of duct tape!

love coming home

A Confession: “we all suck at stuff”

living-room-10A beautiful, purposeful living room


Live Edge Kitchen Island, from a  tree in their yard that had to be cut–the ultimate in recyling


Tsh & I have a new podcast up (did you see her blog name change?!)

Caroline, me & my Gussy Sews Cowl & Tsh just hanging at the Allume conference


There are better things to be than rich :: Becoming Minimalist


4 Reasons We Have Baggage


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women of christmas Christmas at the Farm, yes please


Last month we helped raise money for a Mercy House school room for teenage moms in Kenya, the money was raised in something crazy like two days, so many people gave so much–here’s a photo of the room, it’s almost finished! Kristen will be visiting over Thanksgiving so I’ll watch out for more updates then and try to link.

Help Children Affected by Philippines Typhoon
Last week, on my 40th birthday, a hurricane three times bigger than Hurricane Katrina hit the Philippines, Super Typhoon Haiyan. Two years ago my sister visited the Philippines with Compassion and whenever I think of the Philippines I immediately picture this video that Kat made on their trip two years ago.
And now, after the devastation of the Typhoon, I wonder how in the world anyone got by in a place that on a good day you had to ride a boat to their barely floating house where you could look through the ‘floor boards’ and see water. We sponsor a boy, Kim, from the Philippines through Compassion International. It’s a ministry I trust, I’ve traveled with, one I’ll travel with again in January and we trust them with our gift to be used wisely in the Philippines. You can trust them too, give here.



So, another week has passed. A week brimming full of creativity, encouragement, tears of sorrow and tears of joy. I sometimes ask myself how can I dare to include the most inspiring DIY creatives, my heroines who never fail to inspire, right along and next to the most horrible stories along with the greatest gifts and posts about minimalism, the NERVE, right? And then I realize, how dare I not? Isn’t that exactly what this world is made up of? Isn’t that exactly where we live every day?

Let’s embrace living in this imperfect world. Let’s be brave enough to be our true self. Let’s have compassion for our neighbors. Let’s live with intention.

dan newton photography

dan newton photography

A great way to end this post is with Shaun’s new song…

And the Winner is…


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Polly, check your inbox for an email from Caroline and leave a comment so we can all congratulate you! Thrilled for you–these are the best prizes EVER and there were 3285 entries!!! If there are multiple Polly Walters, the winner is the one with the email from Caroline in your inbox!

And, we have discount codes for everyone! So if you didn’t win that thing you had your eye on, at least you can get it at a discounted price! Thanks to all of the Nesting Place sponsors in 2013 for being a part of the Nesting Place community!



Olive Bungalow
15% off  until 11/15/13 with code NESTER15

Red Letter Words
25% off (not including custom work or print of the month) TODAY ONLY! with code nester25

Southern Nest
10% off until 11/9/13 with code Nester

Linkel Designs
20% off until 11/11/13 with code NESTER20

Barn Owl Primitives
15% off until 11/14/13 with code NESTER15

The Vintage Pearl
15% off until 11/8/13 with code nester15

Button Bird Designs
20% off  until 11/15/13 with code NESTERGIVEAWAY

10% off until 12/15/13 with code stillawinner2013

Gussy Sews
20% off until 11/9/13 with code NESTERGUSSY also Free Shipping on all domestic orders, no coupon needed!

Show & Tell Faith
25% off with code NEST25 TODAY ONLY!

Clean Mama
20% off with code 20NESTINGPLACE

Carol & Company
15% off until 11/11/13 with code NEST15

LoveFeast Shop
10% off until 11/15/13 with code FALLNESTING10

Royal Design Studio
10% off with code NEST10

Kess InHouse
15% off until 11/30/13 with code nestingplace15

Lindsay Letters
Free Shipping until 12/31/13 with code HEARTNESTER

Giveaway Day ~ One Grand Prize!

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Welcome to our 5th Annual Giveaway Day where ONE unbelievably lucky person will win ALL of these fabulous prizes worth over $1,700! The winner will practically be finished with their Christmas shopping!

As you scroll down you’ll want to click on the link for each shop so you can subscribe or favorite them. They are full of meaningful beauty for anyone on your holiday shopping list, so be sure to bookmark this page to come back to later for incredible places to shop!

Once again, ONE person will WIN ALL of THESE INCREDIBLE PRIZES!!!!


His Law is Love

Lindsay Letters :: Win a copy of this canvas print “His Law is Love and His Gospel is Peace” – A beautiful phrase from O Holy Night in carefree hand lettering and sketchy laurels. Hang one over your mantle or by your tree this winter as a sweet reminder of the good news we celebrate, this season and always. Valued at $125.


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Carol & Company :: featuring jewelry and unique pieces for your home, win a $100 Gift Certificate to shop in their store.



Garnish :: Win a $75 gift certificate to add a little Garnish and package life’s moments.

goldenloveThe Vintage Pearl :: Win a $75 Gift Certificate to their shop which is full of beautiful pieces hand-stamped with names, dates or meaningful phrases, making them a special keepsake to keep for yourself or as a gift.


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Red Letter Words :: You will win your choice of any 12×12 or 11×14 size gallery wrap canvas print ~ a $100-$115 value.



LoveFeast Shop :: You will win a $75 Gift Certificate to use in their shop, which is filled with modern, rustic luxe home decor and beautiful things.



Gussy Sews :: win 1 crocheted infinity cowl (winner selects from 6 colors), handmade in Los Angeles from ultra cozy yarn + a $50 gift card to Gussy Sews ( — a total of $95 in product.



Royal Design Stencils :: You will win a $100 gift certificate to be used to purchase any of their stunning and unique stencils.



Show & Tell Faith :: Perfect for adding a little vintage flair to your favorite chair, couch or almost any space in your home you will win a hand screened “Be Still & Know” pillow along with a $25 gift code for the winner to use on our website ~ valued at a total of $85.


Olive Bungalow :: win these amazing Soho Earrings! Handcrafted with sterling silver, 14k yellow gold, melee diamonds and bronze accents.  Retail value $155.



Southern Nest :: Created from beautiful & unique Baltic Birch wood, you will win a monogram package which includes one XL monogram, 2 medium monograms & monogrammed chalkboard ~ all valued at $205.



Barn Owl Primitives :: Win this original “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” Typography Word Art Sign. It is the PERFECT sign for a little touch of Christmas! This sign is completely hand painted on a quality pine board and is weather worn white with red and green letters. Like all Barn Owl Primitives Signs, it is distressed and antiqued for an aged, vintage finish, then protected with a coat of clear poly so it will last for many Christmases to come! Valued at $75.


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Linkel Designs  :: You will receive an $80 Gift Certificate to their Handmade Jewelry Shop where you can use your certificate to purchase one of kind beaded earrings, necklaces, rings & statement pieces.


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Clean Mama :: Clean Mama Printables is giving away a $75 shop credit!  Who says homekeeping and organizing can’t be adorable, fun AND easily implemented into your life?  Clean Mama Printables specializes in original organizational documents designed to take the WORK out of organizing your life.



Button Bird Designs :: You will win a Button Bird Designs Owl Pillow, Quilted Clutch with Detachable Flower Pin & a Lavender Neck Wrap with & Lavender Eye Pillow ~  valued at a total of $78.



KESS InHouse :: Finally waterproof artwork for the bathroom, otherwise known as limited edition shower curtains! Add an artistic splash to the everyday bathroom with a Kess Inhouse waterproof shower curtain! Valued at $99!

 24-Inch-Traditional-Twist-Christmas-WreathSnowgreens :: You will win two handcrafted 24-Inch fresh Fraser Fir Christmas Wreaths of choice. Valued at over $100.



1. Check out the shops or sites you love from the giveaway– pin them, bookmark them, tattoo them on your arm; whatever helps you remember them for your future shopping.

2. Enter by subscribing to Notes From the Nest

I’d love to send you little notes in your inbox from time to time. I’d love your permission to email you with little announcements, stories and updates, nothing annoying. We’ll choose the winner of Giveaway Day directly from the email list so be sure to sign up. And of course, you can unsubscribe at any time if you feel it’s not for you.

Click here to sign up for the Nesting Place Notes from the Nest & Enter to win the giveaway.

This Giveaway will end Midnight Monday, November 4th.  The winner will be randomly chosen & announced Tuesday, November 5th.

{This giveaway is open to US residents only, so sorry}

You can still leave a comment but that won’t enter you to win, to enter click here. Thanks and good luck!

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Hurt me, I should have added a raffelcopter counter, I’ll update this number as entries come in!

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My husband, Chad and I are speaking at Allume this October in Greenville, SC, will you be there?


Favorite Things Party

best gifts under $15

This year I asked some of my girlfriends, the original favorite things party girls, to submit their favorite things along with mine:

Gussy: Essie Nail Polish in Mint Candy Apple $6.05

Ellen: Dipped Measuring Cups “One of my favorite things is fancy measuring cups. I spend so much time in the kitchen and sometimes, especially at the end of a long day, I like a bit of pretty when I’m putting together dinner.” $12.99

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weekend links :: on being moved and moving

Randy P. Martin thanks for the source, John


Layla and Kevin said yes

Kasey moved to Hawaii and wears a bikini you probably remember her from this.

(Also, Kasey is one of my favorite people to follow on instagram)

Kristen is moving to a different part of town

Gussy and Zack decided to pack up and move to California, even before he had a job secured

Britt and family aren’t moving to Africa, but they are moving