31 Days to A Better Dressed Nest :: Day 17~ Shop the House

If you’ve hung out here at the Nest for any amount of time you know that one of the 5 pillars of Nesting is Shopping the House. I used to feel cursed to not be able to go to TJMaxx and buy the latest and greatest adorable accessory. Now I realize that it’s the very […]

31 Days to A Better Dressed Nest :: Day 16~ Introduce Your Favorite Color

It seems so elementary, making sure we each incorporate our favorite color in our homes. Don’t worry about what the current trendy colors are {currently purple and gray I believe} use the colors you are drawn to. I once had a friend who loved purple and she worked it into her home beautifully! I never […]

31 Days to a Better Dressed Nest:: Day 15~Light it Up

There is one thing that anyone can do in their home that immediately makes it look and feel better. Make that two things. 1. TURN ON THE LAMPS2. OPEN THE BLINDS Please, I beg of you, if you are having people over, eating breakfast at your table, doing the bills–turn on the lamp and open […]

31 Days to A Better Dressed Nest :: Day 14~ Maximize Seating

I have this little game that I play with myself. To me it’s fun, but I’m the type who would never want to bungee jump or anything. I always try to see how many different seats I can get in our main living area/family room. This room has 11. You can’t see the ottoman on […]

31 Days to A Better Dressed Nest :: Day 13~Tablescape

Just kidding. We are not even halfway through. Mercy. 31 days is a long time. But I’ve got lots more coming. Hope you aren’t sick of me yet. Today we are going to travel deep into the archives. Let’s go over the tablescape guidelines and scape a new table or freshen up a tablescape that’s […]

31 Days to A Better Dressed Nest :: Day 12~Gender Balancing

Welcome to day 12 of our series 31 Days to a Better Dressed Nest. I’m so glad you are here. I am the only girl in my house. I’ve got 3 boys and a manly husband and they all own guns of various types, shapes and sizes. They are manly. And I am girly. For […]

31 Days to A Better Dressed Nest :: Day ?~ Incorporate Architecture

Ok, so it’s day 11 and I am scrambling to get this post up. There’s too much I want to say about details/architecture. It will take me forever to tell you that you don’t need to feel hopeless if your home has walls that don’t corner up to beautiful molding. So here it is. A […]

31 Days to A Better Dressed Nest :: Day 10~Focus on the Focal Point

Every room should have a focal point, an main draw, a place for the eye {eyes if you have two} to land. Maybe you have one that is built in like a fireplace, a large bed, a huge window? Maybe it’s just the main wall that you see when you walk into the room. You […]

31 Days to A Better Dressed Nest :: Day 9~ List Something on Craigslist

Last year I found this darling country french settee at a local Salvation army. I took photos on my phone and sent them to my mom because she was looking for more seating in her living room and the plaid on this settee was a fabric that she was already using. Not to mention the […]

31 Days to A Better Dressed Nest :: Day 8~ Define the Space

And by define, I mean the old fashioned kind–with words. Have you ever written down what your home’s purpose is? In that ebook I wrote, It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to be Beautiful {available free here if you want it} I shared some of the words that my husband and I wrote down for […]

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