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 […]

31 Days to a Better Dressed Nest :: Day 7~ Get Advice

Before my swap meet I had a pretty blue container that I loved that I just threw some greenery in. It looked…ok. The photo is an after photo, not before by the way. I also had some wooden balls that I always thought were interesting. I purchased them but didn’t quite know how to incorporate […]

31 Days to A Better Dressed Nest :: Day 6~Decorating Bookshelves

Bookshelf Shakedown: One of the most common questions I get asked is how to make bookshelves look orderly and add to the overall design of the room yet still be useful. It is a fine line. And I try to ignore the questions if at all possible. I’ve got a few bookshelves and bookcases myself […]

31 Days to A Better Dressed Nest :: Day 5~ Paint Something

Welcome to day 5 of 31 Days to a Better Dressed Nest. If you are new here or if you are old here and not paying attention, we are taking the month of October and talking about quickish, easy ways to freshen up our homes before the holidays. Today, let’s paint something. Anything. With any […]

31 Days to A Better Dressed Nest :: Day 4 ~ Surprise!

Decorating with Love @ Forever Wherever Call it whimsy, fun, quirky, unexpected, ok even dorky. But people are more relaxed around those who don’t take them selves quite so seriously. Instead of taking our decorating so seriously, why not seriously decorate for your particular family and their interests, while having some serious fun? Here are […]

31 Days to A Better Dressed Nest :: Day3 ~ Using Plants

image: pottery barn Make it Living. Do you have any real, live greenery in your home? I hereby declare that every room shall henceforth have at least one livingeth plant. There is just something about having living plants around. They make a space seem complete. The other day I brought home a tiny, $6 plant […]

31 Days to a Better Dressed Nest :: Day 2~Move Something

Take an inventory of your rooms. Now, find that thing that you’ve always wondered if it would look right in such and such room and move it. Yes, you. Move it to that room. I’ll wait right here. What are you waiting for? It’s the easiest thing in the world, if you hate it {after […]

31 Days to A Better Dressed Nest :: Day 1~ Give Something Away

Today, we are starting a new little series. Ok, so it’s not so little. It’s the biggest series I’ve ever attempted to do. And I’m more than a little afraid that I’ll get bored after 5 days of writing about this and want to move on. 31 Days to a Better Dressed Nest is a […]

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