nester Profile


Join Date:

Blogs Owned

it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful

Visit Follow

Latest Blog Posts

  • Weekend Links {inspiring & encouraging}
    on Apr 4, 2015 in bird watching
    Paint Marker Wall // Brown Eyed Fox   Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies // Leanne Bakes     Happy Easter...
  • Show Your Home Some Love Today
    on Mar 31, 2015 in quickies
    Sometimes it’s easy to focus on the parts of your home that you need to change or the parts you despise. Sometimes our home just needs a little attention from us. This week I bought me and my home some flowers and we are both happier and easier...
  • A Gift to Your Future Self
    on Mar 30, 2015 in hope*
    I bought a top hat. I decided to do something for me, –it’s my own version of the Batman Suit. If you are a Parks & Rec fan you’ll know what I’m talking about…. When’s the last time you treated yo self? Recentl...
  • Weekend Links {inspiring & encouraging}
    on Mar 28, 2015 in bird watching
    Semi-Homemade Naked Cake // Just Destiny DIY Pom Pom Wallhanging // Sugar & Cloth I’m slightly obsessed with this house (okay EVERY house they do) // Rafter House I can’t stop thinking about this fireplace/woodstove/copper valance I s...
  • Dressers Around the House
    on Mar 26, 2015 in Uncategorized
    lovely bedroom & dresser:: thistlewood farm Dressers are one of the hardest working pieces of furniture that you can own. Plus, they come in a million different styles, are easy to paint and can be found super inexpensively second-hand. If you wa...
  • When it’s Time to be ReadyThe truth about being ready is that you’ll never be ready. That is simultaneously the best and worse news. Depending on my mood. I like control and even though I know that change takes some risk, I’d prefer to not have to move out of my c...
  • Weekend Links to Inspire & Encourage
    on Mar 21, 2015 in bird watching
    Our Home is An Open Book // Restless Arrow Blood Orange Strawberry Limeade // This Wild Season Our Simple Gallery Wall // This Mamas Dance DIY Botanical Hanging Print // Magnolia Homes negative space wall hanging// a beautiful mess Panic Attacks or P...
  • Paint the Inside of A Door Today (& honest words about paint colors)
    on Mar 20, 2015 in idhtbptbb my philosophy quickies
    march 2015 march 2014 august 2013 It’s not the door I would choose but it’s the door I have. So after we removed wallpaper from every wall in the house, and did a million other things, I finally got around to painting the inside of the fr...
  • Why You Can’t Not Open that Door
    on Mar 18, 2015 in at the barn idhtbptbb
    Here in North Carolina it’s starting to feel spring-like. I can open the windows in the afternoon, and I’m starting to open doors too. Just this week I opened up the Barn Doors after a long winter. Who made this mess?! After months of bei...
  • The #1 Tip for Taking Photos of the Inside of Your House
    on Mar 16, 2015 in blogging/social media idhtbptbb
    One simple change I’ve used over the years to get more even light in the photos I take of the inside of my house is to turn off all the lamps. In real life, I like the lamps on, but in photos, it makes the light seem weird. I am by no means a g...
  • Weekend Links to Inspire & Encourage
    on Mar 14, 2015 in bird watching
     A Classic and Timeless Kitchen // Dear Lillie   Industrial bar cart kitchen island // the art of moseying   “There is no normal and there is no perfect.” Negativity Online: An Essay Inspired by 200,000 Comments // Design Sponge &#...
  • Weekend Links to Inspire & Encourage
    on Jan 24, 2015 in bird watching
    The Spiritual Discipline of Wearing Better Pants // my sister, Emily Homemade crusty bread // Live Simply My newest favorite book, Home is where My People Are. this!Don’t forget to enter to win the HGTV dream house! Winners of the HeartGrams: J...
  • Let’s Make!
    on Jan 21, 2015 in creativity
    I “DIY’d” my way into loving our home. Not because I especially LOVE Doing it Myself (DIMy?) but because I didn’t have the disposable income to get the look I wanted, I like having creative control, and I choose to be okay wit...
  • My “I’m in my 40′s and there’s stuff I need easy access to while I’m in bed” box.
    on Jan 20, 2015 in idhtbptbb quickies
    I’ve wanted a pretty storage box next to my bed for ages. But I waited for one that was just the right size, with the kind of lid that was attached so if I needed to find my book light in the dark I wouldn’t knock the lid on the floor and...
  • A Surprise Giveaway, With Love
    on Jan 18, 2015 in Uncategorized
    It’s that time of year! The LoveFeast Shop (our friends with the Velvet Pumpkins that we love in the fall & long time sponsors of Nesting Place) is offering a charming giveaway. Five people will win a one of their Single HeartGram Valentine...
  • Weekend Links to Inspire & Encourage
    on Jan 17, 2015 in bird watching
    I’m fascinated by how different a space can look with just a few well-planned changes. Emily Jones shows us what her house looked like when she bought it, they spent their money in all the right places, and used simple inexpensive changes for t...
  • On Breaking
    on Jan 15, 2015 in creativity
    Since mid December I’ve slowly eased into taking a break from being online and from my work. It was a must. If I didn’t take a break, I was going to break. 2014 was the year my creativity died. It was ugly. Good and wonderful things happe...
  • Weekend Links to Inspire & Encourage
    on Jan 10, 2015 in bird watching
    Hope Heals Home Tour // The Lettered Cottage This clip? Is perfection. And what Annie Downs writes about it–applies to so many things in life. Have you bought new underwear this year? // Life Your Way On Bringing Husbands Home // Entre Family I...
  • What I Learned in 2014 #imperfectionistsunite
    on Dec 31, 2014 in blogging/social media idhtbptbb
    Today I’m linking up with my sister, Emily from Chatting at the Sky to share what I learned in 2014…. I love this community more every year. I cannot thank you enough for your love, acceptance, spelling corrections, laughs and general put...
  • The World’s Most Adorable Kitchen
    on Dec 29, 2014 in at the barn kitchen
    It brings me great joy to introduce our new little kitchen. Do you remember where we started eighteen months ago? Brace yourself, hide the children…. This is a 400 square foot room, with a bathroom, that’s attached to the back of our barn...