Because Your Builder Doesn’t Order Your Coffee {unless he happens to be your husband in which case you can ignore this entire post}

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Yesterday’s discussion on instagram (follow The Nester here to join in the fun) got me thinking even more about the importance of lighting in our homes; here’s what I said on one of yesterday’s posts:

Lamps, chandys & lighting serve us in two wonderful ways.

1. they help us see

2. they add style

Whether you shop yard sales, thrift shops or fancy stores, let’s stop letting the builder choose what lighting we live with.

#EvenInARental

#EspeciallyInARental

 

From the instagram comments; my friend Stephanie is getting ready to start building a new house & here’s her struggle: …

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When You Need to be Reminded that it’s Worth the Trouble

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My parents bought a fixer-upper! They just kept the shell of the little 800 square foot house they bought. The put on a new roof, new siding, new windows and doors, new plumbing, new electrical, new-almost-every-thing but a beautiful, chippy, built-in cabinet….

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

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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.   Book […]

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 […]

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