31 Days to A Better Dressed Nest :: Day3 ~ Using Plants

image: pottery barn Make it Living. Do you have any real, live greenery in your home? I hereby declare that every room shall henceforth have at least one livingeth plant. There is just something about having living plants around. They make a space seem complete. The other day I brought home a tiny, $6 plant […]

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Welcoming Fall Decor

Dear Nester, I want to decorate for fall but most of the items in the stores are spooky, bloody and downright scary. Help! What would you suggest for inexpensive, approachable yet classy fall decor? PS, you are beautiful and wise and I have three daughters that are your son’s age that they can marry in […]

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31 Days to a Better Dressed Nest :: Day 2~Move Something

Take an inventory of your rooms. Now, find that thing that you’ve always wondered if it would look right in such and such room and move it. Yes, you. Move it to that room. I’ll wait right here. What are you waiting for? It’s the easiest thing in the world, if you hate it {after […]

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31 Days to A Better Dressed Nest :: Day 1~ Give Something Away

Today, we are starting a new little series. Ok, so it’s not so little. It’s the biggest series I’ve ever attempted to do. And I’m more than a little afraid that I’ll get bored after 5 days of writing about this and want to move on. 31 Days to a Better Dressed Nest is a […]

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Bird Watching

Behind the Scenes @ The Old Painted Cottage –scroll all the way down to read about this fridge! How to Paint Dining Room Furniture @ Clover Lane Repurposed Bureau @ Monarch Creations Family Rules @ The Pleated Poppy Also, there’s a weekend giveaway at Autumn Leah Designs! And don’t forget, Monday starting at 12:01 a.m. […]

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My Favorite Design Trick :: Cut and Paste

I had a nice black bookshelf in my office. For the first few weeks it looked like this. Pretty piles of fabric, colorful ribbon neatly organized, all my favorite trinkets delicately placed together. Dear Etsy, please come take photos of my beautiful shelf for your featured office space–it’s so charming. Then it started looking like […]

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