Blog Posts - Creating A Welcoming Home



10 Things...Quick & Easy Ideas for a Tidy Home

Need an easy way to get your home straightened up in a jiffy?Company coming over in a minute or there's just no time in your day?Here are some easy tips!{Focus on a few main areas, and you'll be surprised how tidy your home can be!}******************...
by The Blessed Nest on Jun 1, 2010

Easy Ideas for a Cheerful Home

{photo of my old Lemon Daddy Hydrangea}One of my very favorite flowers is the lovely hydrangea. And when it's tipped in blue...my heart skips a beat!!So today I'm going to find some pretty cut hydrangea to put in a vase in my home. A spot of beauty...
by The Blessed Nest on May 3, 2010

What Are You Saving It For?

Today I'm going to get on my soapbox.Ever go to somebody's house and think, "Wow, this house is beautiful...but it certainly isn't very welcoming!"?? They have beautiful furniture, but cover it up with a sheet or quilt so it won't get dirty. There'...
by The Blessed Nest on Apr 11, 2010

Home is...Easter 2010 Memories

Today I'm joining Sandy at The Reluctant Entertainer for her series "Home is..."I love Creating a Welcoming Home, and this Easter Celebration was a fun way for our family to continue some Easter traditions we already had and also to create new memori...
by The Blessed Nest on Apr 7, 2010

Decorating to EnLIVEn Your Home!

A very simple, inexpensive way to liven up your home and make it a more Welcoming place is to try to have at least one "live" thing in each room!Live items could include:HouseplantsFlowers (Cut or Potted)Fresh Fruit or Veggies Piled in a Colander or...
by The Blessed Nest on Mar 18, 2010

10 Simple Ideas For a Welcoming Home

I Can Do TODAY To Make My Home More Welcoming:1) Sweep the front porch/entryway. Time to get rid of the winter dust & dirt and get ready to welcome spring!2) Put some pretty flowers in the kitchen! I love to have at least one "live" thing in...
by The Blessed Nest on Mar 9, 2010

Which Came First ...The "Nest" or the "Egg"?

Home, the spot of earth supremely blest, A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest. ~Robert Montgomery The Eastern Bluebird that built this nest in our old backyard had it right.You see, I watched as the bluebird flew back & forth to the little...
by The Blessed Nest on Feb 24, 2010

Making my House a Home

Okay. I have a confession to make. When we first moved back to Chicagoland at the end of July, I sounded a bit more optimistic about our "new" house here on the blog than I felt in real life.Let's just say that downsizing from a big, brand new home t...
by The Blessed Nest on Jan 9, 2010


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