What I Wish I Knew Before I Wrote My First Book


  Over the past few years, every month or so, I’d get together with my sister and our dad and we’d record a podcast. It was a fun, free part of our membership site, hope*ologie. After a year and a half we felt like it was time to re-evaluate. We decided to refocus and last […]

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4 Bags I Use Almost Daily

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Today I wanted to share four of the things I get asked about the most when I’m out and about–my four favorite bags. I’m not the kind of girl who has 15 different hand bags in my closet. I used to be that kind of girl. Then I realized life is complicated enough without remembering […]

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Weekend Links


Before & After: Our New Front Door! // Chris Loves Julia Why It’s Ok If Your Passion Isn’t Your Full-Time Thing Right Now // Darling Magazine Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Flower Arranging // Brit + Co How to Dress Up Store-Bought Cakes with Creative Toppings // Simple Stylings Chore Dates // Reading […]

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Real Life in a Wanna Be Modern Farmhouse

modern farmhouse

realtor.com mfmb the faux martha source Those are my dream houses, this is my house… August 2013, the day we closed on the house I took this photo this morning. So far we’ve removed the shutters, painted the door (but I’m saving for a pair of wood doors with lots of glass) and taken out […]

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The Barn :: Updated for Spring


If you’ve been hanging around here at Nesting Place for the past few years, you might already know that Chad & I and our three teenage boys moved from a rental house in the ‘burbs to a 13 acre neglected old sawmill in the country (yet still 25 minutes from Ikea!) outside Charlotte, NC. We’ve […]

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Weekend Links

Lucy's house

DIY (cutting board style) clay platter // Design*Sponge My Sister’s Home Makeover // Joanna Goddard If you read the book When Breath Becomes Air, you know the story of Paul Kalanithi who was diagnosed with late-stage cancer while finishing his neurology┬áresidency at Stanford Medical. Before he passed away last spring, he wrote When Breath Becomes […]

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