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  • 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...
  • Red, White, and Blue~Hello Lovelies!Thank you for all your feedback on my previous post.  I'm really excited to take The Shabby Nest in a bit of a new direction.  So....Welcome to the first real-life, affordable fashion post of my "re-invented" blog.I thought i...
  • So Where Do I Go From Here~
    on Jun 28, 2016 in blogging
    Hello Lovelies!It's been a while.I'm not sure how many people I even have left reading The Shabby Nest since I haven't been giving it the attention it deserves for quite a while.  But I sure hope there are some of you still out there because I'm...
  • Kitchen Cabinet Painting: To DIY or Not To DIY~
    on Jun 10, 2016 in Interior Design kitchen
    Hello Lovelies!I wanted to follow up on my kitchen redo by talking about painting kitchen cabinets.My current kitchen with painted cabinets.Read more after the break...Read more »...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Make Room For What You Love~Hello Lovelies!I'm so glad you're here!Today I'm sharing a wonderful new book by my friend, Melissa Michaels, called Make Room For What You Love by taking part in a blogger tour sharing ideas on how to simplify your home and life.One of...
  • One Room Challenge: Week 4~
    on Apr 28, 2016 in kitchen one room challenge
    Welcome to week 4 of my kitchen transformation for the One Room Challenge.Not much in the way of progress photos to show today.  But the big news is ...painting of the cabinets starts today!  And I couldn't be more excited! Rather than...
  • One Room Challenge - Week 3~
    on Apr 21, 2016
    This week has been an exciting one for my One Room Challenge kitchen transformation....The tile is going in this week, and it's looking amazing.  I shared a photo on Instagram of the progress...but I'm saving any more photos for the big rev...
  • One Room Challenge: Week 2~Welcome to week 2 of the One Room Challenge.This week I wanted to share a couple of the details of the plan for my kitchen.  In the before picture, you can see that my island is already painted white. I found a good paint match to the white of t...
  • 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...
  • Making Our Homes Our Sanctuaries: Kids' Art~
    on Mar 30, 2016 in Honest Decorating
    As I have been sharing ways to make our homes our sanctuaries, I have talked numerous times about my belief that our homes should be meaningful.  One of the most personal and meaningful additions to any home is the art that is chosen to adorn it...
  • Making Our Homes Our Sanctuaries: De-cluttering~
    on Mar 12, 2016 in Honest Decorating
    Hello Lovelies!During my last post on making our homes our sanctuaries, I promised that I would be back with practical ideas for creating the feeling of relaxation and sanctuary within our homes.  So today I'm going to talk about one of the best...
  • Making Our Homes Our Sanctuaries: Gratitude~
    on Mar 8, 2016 in family Hydeaway Cottage
    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...
  • 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...
  • How To Create A Pretty Bed On The Cheap: Part II~
    on Feb 29, 2016 in Interior Design master bedroom tips
    When I shared how to create a pretty bed on the cheap a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned my favorite inexpensive sheets.  The pattern I shared in that post was a petite black and white floral.  But I mentioned that the sheets also come in a...
  • A Simple Trick for Styling Roses~
    on Feb 23, 2016 in flowers tips
    There's nothing like fresh flowers to bring a dose of sunshine into a space.And as much as I love having fresh flowers, we all know they can be expensive.   Especially roses.But I'm gonna let you in on my little secret for how to have expens...
  • Gray Is The New Tan~When I sat down to write today's post, I had total writer's block.  I looked at my editorial calendar with its list of topics, and nothing seemed to work.  I stared blankly at the computer screen.  And then I did what comes naturally for m...
  • The Ice Castles~
    on Feb 23, 2016 in family just for fun
    This post is sponsored by The Ice Castles at Midway.This past weekend, the kids and I had had an adventure!  We went to see the Ice Castles in Midway, Utah.  I have been wanting to see this amazing site for the past couple of years...and I finally...
  • Rainbow Cupcakes~
    on Feb 23, 2016 in cupcakes holidays recipes
    Today I thought it would be fun to share a little St. Patrick's Day treat from my archives. A few years ago, my little boys and I decided to make a special treat for our family to celebrate the wearin' o' the green.Rainbow CupcakesI got...
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