Blog Posts - Hydeaway Cottage



Master Bedroom Refresh~

This post is sponsored by Rug Studio.Hello Lovelies!Today I'm excited to share my Master Bedroom Refresh with you.For me, any room redo usually starts with a single item.  In this case, a rug...this rug...I was contacted by Rug Studio to see if...
by The Shabby Nest on Jul 10, 2016

One Room Challenge - The Kitchen Reveal~

Hello Lovelies!It's the final week of the One Room Challenge and I'm so excited to reveal my kitchen makeover today!As you may recall, this is how my kitchen looked BEFORE...BEFOREEver since I bought Hydeaway Cottage 2 years ago, I've wanted to...
by The Shabby Nest on May 11, 2016

One Room Challenge: Week 5~

Hello Lovelies!It's week 5 of the One Room Challenge!I'm excited that the big reveal is getting so close!  I can hardly wait until next week, so I can show you the changes in my kitchen!This week has been a week of dramatic progress.  The c...
by The Shabby Nest on May 4, 2016

One Room Challenge: My Kitchen~

I am excited to be participating in the One Room Challenge link-up.Over the next six weeks, I'm going to tackle a room which I have wanted to work on since I bought Hydeaway Cottage almost 2 years ago...My Kitchen!Here's the way my kitchen looks righ...
by The Shabby Nest on Apr 7, 2016

Making Our Homes Our Sanctuaries: Gratitude~

After my last post about making our homes our sanctuaries, I got to thinking even further, and before I begin posting about the practical ways we can make our homes into places of refuge from the outside world, I wanted to talk about one more way tha...
by The Shabby Nest on Mar 8, 2016

Making Our Homes Our Sanctuaries~

I talk a lot about my belief that our homes should be sanctuaries.  I profess my belief that they should be places where we feel safe and protected and at ease from the worries and stress of life.I have shared numerous times my feelings about how ou...
by The Shabby Nest on Mar 6, 2016

Getting My House Ready for Bed (A Simple Evening Housekeeping Routine)~

Hello Lovelies!Earlier this week when I shared my Wake Up Your House Routine, I promised that I would be back to share my routine for getting my house ready for bed.This routine is simple and short, much like my morning routine, and is designed so t...
by The Shabby Nest on Jan 28, 2016

House Projects - On a Budget~

When I moved into my house last year, I made a list of all the projects I wanted to tackle.  And there were a lot of them.  And even though a year and a half has passed in the interim, I would be lying if I said that I had accomplished even a quart...
by The Shabby Nest on Jan 26, 2016

Waking Up My House~

Hello Lovelies!Last week, I shared with you my new philosophy, Honest Decorating.  As I have been contemplating all of the different facets of what I consider Honest Decorating to be, I started thinking about the ways I honor our home.  Honor our h...
by The Shabby Nest on Jan 25, 2016

A House, a Home~

You may have noticed it's been a couple of weeks since I posted anything on the blog.  I apologize for my absence - I've been a bit under the weather.I don't know about you, but when I'm not feeling my best, I get somewhat introspective.  A...
by The Shabby Nest on Oct 12, 2015

Curb Appeal Reveal~

Today I'm really excited to share with you how I've given Hydeaway Cottage a little bit of extra curb appeal!  This little house has good bones.  When I first saw it I sure thought it was cute.  Although the exterior color is not my favor...
by The Shabby Nest on Jun 8, 2015

Home Tour Sources~

Did you catch my summer house tour last week?I promised that I'd share sources this week...and today, I'm making sure I'm true to my word.I'll be breaking down the tour room by room, and sharing sources for each.Let's start with t...
by The Shabby Nest on Jun 1, 2015

Summer House Tour 2015~

Hello Lovelies!I'm so excited to be a part of this year's Summer Tour of Homes hosted by Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage!There are so many amazingly beautiful homes on this year's tour...if you haven't been following along, make sure...
by The Shabby Nest on May 29, 2015

One Room Challenge Week 2: Teen Girl's Room Progress~

Welcome to week 2 of my One Room Challenge project.  As I mentioned in last week's post, I've decided to tackle my 12-year-old daughter's bedroom as my project.   This week has been full of progress, but not of the visual variety.  M...
by The Shabby Nest on Apr 9, 2015

The Reveal: Architectural Interest in My Living Room with Square Wainscot~

I'm so excited to share my newest crush with you today:  my living room wall.  I have been in love with square wainscot for several years, but because I have been renting for the past few years, I haven't been able to add any to my house...
by The Shabby Nest on Feb 24, 2015

Loving My Neighborhood~

Today I'm guest posting over at the Ivory Homes blog...photo courtesy of Ivory HomesI'm sharing some of the reasons why I really love my new neighborhood and why I feel like living in Hydeaway Cottage is like living in a storybook.  If you'd lik...
by The Shabby Nest on Feb 23, 2015

My Word of The Year Lights Up Our Family Room (Literally)~

A couple of months ago, I was asked my good friend Tauni to participate in the One Word Challenge on her SNAP Creativity blog.  I have been choosing a word of the year for the past few years, and I was excited to be able to participate in her series...
by The Shabby Nest on Feb 2, 2015

Master Bedroom Spruce-Up: Sources~

When I posted about my master bedroom spruce-up a couple of days ago, I promised that I would follow up with sources on the furniture and other bedding.  So I'm back to do just that.As I mentioned in my previous post, the duvet and matching sham...
by The Shabby Nest on Jan 21, 2015

The First Glimpse of Christmas~

It has been our family tradition since the kiddos were tiny to go to a Christmas tree farm and cut down our tree.  This year, with our new house, I decided that it would be nice to have more than one tree.  A formal tree for the living room and a f...
by The Shabby Nest on Nov 18, 2014

31 Days of All Things Home: Why I Bought A Move-In-Ready Home~

Welcome to Day 15 of 31 Days of All Things Home!Today I wanted to share a little bit about why I bought a move-in-ready home.  As I have mentioned before, I work as an interior designer for the biggest home builder in the state of Utah, Ivory Homes.
by The Shabby Nest on Oct 16, 2014


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