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

lampssources: scissor lamp, wood chandy (not always available)

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.




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

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Photos from our Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Ideas Photo Shoot in our Rental House

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Christmas Decorating in a Rental featured in Better Homes & Gardens

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Three Weird Reasons my House Looks Better Than Yours Online

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I’m not a photographer. Frankly, my photos are pretty bad. And the stuff in my house is loved on, lived in and imperfect. Sadly, part of my job is taking photos of the stuff in my home and I need all the help I can get. I have to take a ton of photos of […]

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A Light Bedroom Adjustment

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I’ve made a tiny change to our bedroom.  I switched out the pair of lamps that were on each side of the bed. We used to have a big tall white sleigh bed (a Big Lots find that I painted) and the lamps on either side were fine.  A little high but fine. Then we […]

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Using Plants in Your Home Part 4 :: Terrariums


Twig This is part 4 of a planty series read parts don’t forget to read parts 1, 2 & 3 in any order. DoodleBirdie Tiny terrariums are my newest obsession. If you’ve been around these parts since the beginning you might remember my huge terrarium on a stand that I’ve had both inside and out. […]

Using Plants in Your Home Part 2

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This is part two in a little micro series on using plants in your home, read part 1 here. The other day, in part 1, I showed off all the plants in my home. Now I’d like to try to convince you that it’s worth risking killing a plant in hopes that it will live […]

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