TheBlessedNest Blog Posts

  • I'm Back With Big News!
    on Apr 17, 2013
    Hello Friends,I have some exciting news:  I've changed the name of my blog to:  Two Four Six:Eight!!! I'll be sharing about home, hospitality, adoption (yes, we're in the process of adopting!) and more.Click the link below to re-direct: &nb...
  • 10 Things...Beginning to Decorate for Fall
    on Sep 2, 2010 in 10 Things fall
    I don't know about you, but I just can't wait for the leaves to change colors, & the air to turn crisp and cool!Just as nature is changing (or soon will be!) all around us at the beginning of a new season, there are little things that we can be d...
  • Dining Room Update
    on Aug 12, 2010 in decorating dining room
    Today I thought I'd share some of the additions we've made to our Dining Room Makeover! I made an "Inspiration Board" of the look we are after, and have been using that as my guide when making decorating decisions. I think it's very Fresh! {Fresh...
  • We Have a Winner!
    on Aug 8, 2010
    ....And it's The Rodgers!!!Congratulations, please send me an e-mail so we can get your goodies sent your way! :)...
  • Last Day to Enter Giveaway!
    on Aug 7, 2010
    Stella & DotBelle Fleur Ring - HematiteDon't forget!!!Today is the last day to sign up to win a$50 Gift Certificateto my Stella & Dot jewelry e-boutique!Leave a comment *here* to enter.:)Hope y'all are having a wonderful weekend! We went to...
  • I'm Back -- With a Stella & Dot Giveaway!
    on Aug 3, 2010
    Whoo-hoo!!!!! A Great Giveaway!!!!!Wow, you all have been so amazing & sweet while I was on my little "bloggy break"! I'm back feeling refreshed and ready to share more inspiration with you all here!! :) {Can't even believe how many new follo...
  • And She Realized That It Was a "Good Thing"...
    on Jul 13, 2010 in this is my life
    Yes, I've been away from blogging for a couple of weeks, but rest assured, all is well! In fact, I would have to say that taking a bloggy break every now and then is, as dear Martha would say, "a good thing". At first I was frustrated by the "writer...
  • Later Gators!
    on Jun 17, 2010
    I'm off to go see Eddie Ross!!!(squeals of excitement!!!!!!!!!)I secretly hope he'll be wearing a bow tie.&I also hope I am not a complete dork.Tell ya about it tomorrow!:)...
  • A Favorite Summertime Treat
    on Jun 11, 2010
    Mmm...Popsicles!!!Every year, during the first hot days of summer, I start to crave a good ol' fashioned popsicle!We used to make our own a lot when I was a kid, using juice poured into a plastic mold. No ice cream trucks going by our house in the c...
  • I'm Gonna Party With Eddie Ross!!! {& YOU can too!}
    on Jun 8, 2010
    Have you heard? Eddie Ross is coming to Chicago!And I get to meet him! :)He's holding an event called "Creating a WOW Party"{WOW stands for With Out Work -- now that's the kind of fun entertaining I love! Plenty of style to make your guests feel...
  • 10 Things...Quick & Easy Ideas for a Tidy HomeNeed 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!}******************...
  • "The Season of Second Chances" WINNER is....
    on May 28, 2010
    ..... Jennifer from Studio JRU!Congratulations, Jennifer!!! :)E-mail me with your address & I'll get this out to you.
  • This Weekend...
    on May 28, 2010
    Here's wishing you all a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!I hope it's full of friends and family gathered together........sharing in a patriotic picnic!Enjoying the laughter & fun, and remembering.......those brave men and women who gave their live...
  • Easy Organizing & Gift Idea!
    on May 27, 2010 in projects decorating organizing
    I got this super cute gift from one of my best friends recently, and knew I just had to share it with you!Do you need a way to organize:magazine pages you tear outfabric swatchesroom measurementsparty ideascraft patterns...and more??Take a look at th...
  • Book Review & Giveaway
    on May 25, 2010
    I am probably the only person who was asked to review this book and got incredibly excited about not only the story I was about to read within, but the fact that the art design on the hardcover book jacket comes from an 1885, blockprinted Garden Tuli...
  • Back to the Drawing Board...
    on May 21, 2010 in kitchen
    Sometimes when you're decorating a space things don't quite go as planned... Ever happen to you??Oh, how I loved this Pottery Barn light in the catalog! It looked so beautiful online, too! I couldn't wait for it to arrive for over my kitchen table...
  • Sponsor: Red Letter Words
    on May 17, 2010
    I am so happy to have Red Letter Words as a sponsor of The Blessed Nest!{I just love my "Fruits of the Spirit" Print hanging in my kitchen!!!}If you're anything like me, you want the art that hangs in your home to be unique, inspirational, and meanin...
  • Something Old, Something New...
    on May 17, 2010 in decorating
    {my old sunroom}Something OLDSomething NEWSomething BORROWEDSomething....TRUE ?Well, I changed the old bride's saying up a bit :), but I think this works very well when decorating, too!Something OLD --Every space in a home needs a little something "O...
  • The Queen of Too Many Projects at Once
    on May 13, 2010 in decorating kitchen
    That's me!:)I tend to pick a project to work on (like my kitchen), then just like the dog in the movie "Up", I get distracted by something shiny in another room ("Squirrel!!") and start another project going. Then something in the next space (my din...
  • Family Photos Without Faces
    on May 11, 2010
    Sometimes the best family photographs are ones that don't have any faces in them!The photo above is my newest addition to the upstairs landing.It was inspired by a photo I took when my oldest kiddo was a baby of her little hand laying on my bigger ha...
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