The Home Survey :: What’s the State of Your Nest?

reader survey

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This is my eighth year of blogging and I’ve always meant to take a home survey, and now I finally got around to it! I hope it’s fun to answer and as a tiny thank you for your time I’ve giving away a signed copy of The Nesting Place to five survey takers.

 

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Book winners will be announced Saturday, February 28th. Click here to take the survey now, it’s got some fun questions and will take less than 10 minutes to fill out.

Reading on your phone? Click here for the mobile friendly version.

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Hospitality. But Not The Kind You Are Thinking Of.

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Lately I’ve been thinking about hospitality. But not the kind where I’m hospitable to others, I mean, wait… hold on, I need to back up. For awhile (I’m looking at you 2013 and 2014) I’ve been doing and doing like a crazed person. And even though having people over to our home is the best […]

Let the Rhythm Move You

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The end of August is the New Year’s Day of summer. Even before I had children, and I’m guessing even after they are all done with school, the end of August will trigger thoughts of fresh starts. It’s a great time to consider what I’m doing at home (or anywhere) and evaluate the whys. I […]

During July….

NOT TO DO

During July, The World’s Worst Barn is beginning a full shake-down, scrub down, paint all over, makeover. This thing is going from a hillbilly tractor barn to a beautifully imperfect gathering space for us all to come and simply BE. I’ll tell you much more about it later but for now, I couldn’t resist to […]

The Power of Choosing Your Anthem :: A Giveaway

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED We’ve talked before about choosing a song to help ground an event, and how when you put those songs together they make up the soundtrack of our lives. I like to choose an anthem and match music to big events, transitions in our life, or the spectacularly ordinary parts of our […]

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One Word

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  popping in to share my one word for 2014. I hope I don’t regret it. Also, I’m old. See you on Monday! Or maybe Saturday! Until then, I’ll be hanging out on instagram. xo PS, do you have a word for this year?

We Have A Dream

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country living It’s been ten years since we’ve house shopped. Six years since we lived in a house we weren’t renting. And now that our debt is paid off we are saving up for our next house. We love our community, the people at our church are dear to us–my husband works there part time, […]

Happy to Be Home – Are You?

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A guest post by Amy Bayliss of Cajun Joie de Vivre Amy approaches a topic that I’ve never really dug into–how our emotions and memories can affect how we see our home, such an applicable read, I’m going to walk through my house today and see if I have things that are bringing up negative […]

2012 Home Goals Party

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After moving 5 times in as many years, it’s been so luxurious to get to stay in one house for two and a half years.  We are hoping to be debt free this year and who knows in 18 or 24 or 30 months, we may be moving. But for now, I’m completely content to […]

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