Aqua and Coral in Equador

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“Tell him his house is beautiful. That I have never seen one so lovely.” –ann voskamp Ann is one of five bloggers traveling with Compassion International in Ecuador.  In the jungle.  The posts have made me laugh and made me cry and Ann’s post reminds me once again, how much the letters that we send […]

Bookcases and Things of That Nature


real living july 2009 I’ve been looking for a bookcase? shelf? whatever the current name of this thing is, for awhile now.  I like the sturdy look of theses shelves. cases?  I thought maybe I could find something similar at Ikea, since it reminds me of my expedit shelf but, nope, they discontinued whatever it […]

$80 OKL for $40 Today at Plum District

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  Today at Plum District you can purchase an $80 One Kings Lane gift card for half price…$40.  I’ve purchased lots of things through OKL and by far, my favorite items are their rugs.  Find out how I use OKL here and if you’ve yet to join, you can right here.  Happy Shopping! These links […]

Everything Can Be Something

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Do you ever wonder about the people who create those amazing Anthropologie window displays? How are they so ding a ling creative?  Kara Paslay is the designer in charge of the Tulsa store {SOOOO many big windows!} and here’s her most recent creation with dots.  You can see all of her designs here. Last month […]

Bird Watching:: Johns Journal

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I still read blogs almost every day.  I absolutely love blogs and they are my go to source when I need a recipe or a laugh or encouragement.  One of the most exciting things about reading blogs is when you find a new one that you immediately love.  The other day I stumbled across johns […]

Bird Watching


I had the pleasure of sitting next to Rashon Carraway at a local Goodwill luncheon the other day. He’s Mr. Goodwill Hunting in blogland and has a refreshing style and knows his way around a thrift shop.  That’s his living room above.  He’s so talented that Nate Berkus keeps calling him to do makeovers.  And […]

Bird Watching, Not Really


Random thoughts I cleaned our room this week.  Royally. {suddenly, I’m using that word every chance I get~I think we should bring it back} I don’t think I’ve swept or mopped our bedroom floor since 2010.  I’m not trying to be funny. I’m officially hooked on I think my user name is nester, if […]

Bird Watching


Pioneer Woman will have her very own cooking show on The Food Network. Looks like I’ll need to get cable again. Time to plant the Peonies.  Your future self will thank you profusely. Bookish?  A creative, dimensional artistic wall art idea from Almost Never Clever. 31 Days to Clean: an ebook by Sarah Mae.  Ok, […]

Bird Watching

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Visit the nest files for this weeks bird watching finds…and while you are at it check out two of my favorite Tumblrs: Edie and Melissa. Join me at (in)courage today, I’m not talking about decorating this time, but THE BEST way to school your children. ACK! Want to find out if you won one of […]

Bird Watching


Winners of the DaySpring Typography Giveaway are at the bottom of this post The queen of neutral texture is at it again.  I’m gonna keep you guessing, you’ll have to click to see what she made. Moss letters.  Moss letters. And Moss letters.  Suddenly I want a moss letter.  Not to mention the faux bois […]

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