Bird Watching

Alphabet Wall @ A Time For Everything

How to paint a sisal rug @ Heart and Home {I’m so doing this} {once I find a rug}

Alphabet wall @ A Time For Everything

I so admire people with the patience to reupholster. via Apartment Thearapy

She needed a 32 inch drum shade for this chandy update so she MADE one! @ Living in the 513

They did it! They paid cash for their home! @ Money Saving Mom

Thrifty Decor Chic is doing a series about blogging, this post is about advertising, it’s a great read if you are considering adding advertising for your blog, or if you’ve been wondering why everyone has all those pretty buttons on their sidebar.

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  1. Nester, thanks for posting these recent “save $” sites. I love the article about how the family bought their home w/ cash. I love decorating and I did it on a credit card for years – and it’s so much better (and more fun and more creative!) doing it on a budget!

  2. Shut the front door! Reupholstering the couch took one milllllion years! Good for them. I would have thrown my hands up and went to Home Goods!

  3. Love the video!!! I want the pillows at the end. The girl would be for me and since my hubby is clean shaven, head and face, his pillow would have nothing on it. But…the other pillow is perfect for my dad! Love it!!!

  4. Great post! I especially love the alphabet wall!


  5. Dear Nester Smith,

    You made my day. In fact, it might be more appropriate to say that you (in)couraged me. :)

    Cheesily but very sincerely,


  6. Nester, I am so crazy about your blog, the ideas you share, your links, your creativity! Are you still a home school mom? I am just curious.
    Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for your inspiring ideas!

  7. I need more rooms! I need more rooms! Too many cute ideas and not enough rooms! If I ever have a dedicated home school room, I’d love to do that alphabet wall. Too cute.

  8. after watching that re-upholstering video, I can’t believe it doesn’t cost $27,000. to have it done!

    • Oh, I KNOW it! They should make us pay for it in gold and body parts, the work they put into it! BUT, was it not a GLORIOUS result? One that is perfectly unique and, the couple took a course and did it all together!

  9. Thank you so much for finding such great articles and creativity and then sharing it with us!!

  10. I’m totally on board with the Alphabet Wall, ReUpholstry Project, and the Thrifty Decor post. I loved those things also!

  11. The alphabet wall reminds me of the alphabet soup wall that Sarah Richardson did on Sarah’ House. Such a great idea!

  12. Oh I love that light over your table, so chic!!

    I noticed you had entered a Vintage Pearl Hand-Stamped Jewelry Giveaway and wanted to let you know that I currently have a giveaway of a $50 Gift certificate for their online store on my blog now if you’d like to enter

    Have a lovely weekend,

  13. Those are some great links! Love the rug and alphabet wall. :) I read Sarah’s post on advertising and it really helped me. I’m so glad she took the time to write it.
    Hope you had a great weekend!

  14. I love the alphabet wall decor.

  15. Paying cash for a new home? What a blessing that came from hard work and meekness.

  16. I am totally in LOVE with that alphabet wall!!!

  17. Thrifty decor chick says:

    Thanks for the shout out my dear!! Luuuv you!

  18. Thank you so much for posting about my drum shade. That made my day. Love your blog! Karen

  19. That apphabet wall art is just what I’ve been looking for! My sis in law is going to be so happy!

    Thanks Nester;-)

  20. Did you find your rug? They had some at The Christmas Tree Shops. You should see if there is a store near you.

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