Monthly Archives: April 2017

April 29

How to Start a Decorating (or ReDecorating) Project Without Breaking the Bank

Loving design and having the funds to start decorating or redecorating your whole house are two different things. So, how can you start to make a dent in what can be a large, and very expensive, project? First things first, and the most important thing, start collecting things you LOVE. If you are just getting […]

April 27

Things Don’t Go Like You Hope, All of the Time…

So, when things don’t go as planned, patience has to be learned. And I have to be taught that lesson, often.  So, the problem is, and why I haven’t posted in the last few days, is my internet hasn’t been working! At first, I thought it was just a ‘bad internet day’. We have those […]

April 23

A Little More Behind the Scenes

So, I am currently sitting in the sunshine with my computer. Soaking in some Vitamin D. I’m from Indiana, and winter wasn’t too harsh but it always seems too long. I figured today I would share with you a little about myself and why in the world you would want to follow “This Nest”… My […]

April 20

Last Minute Guests? Clean This.

  We’ve all had it happen. A friend or family member calls or texts you and says they are going to be stopping by your house shortly. You glance across your home, and with terror in your eyes, you calmly reply, “Great! See you then!” Now what? Here are a few things to pay attention […]

April 19

Repurposing Glass Jars & Bottles

Another staple of décor that I love to use (and use a LOT) are glass bottles and jars. The types are limitless. Short, tall, fat, thin, colored, clear, lids, no lids, ages vary a lot, shapes vary even more… In decorating with glass jars, there are so many options, I won’t even come close to […]

April 19

Decorating with Old Window Frames

Old window frames are one of my FAVORITE things to decorate with. Especially as a wall hanging. They add just enough decoration to be beautiful, but not too overwhelming as a wall hanging. My design style is country/industrial/rustic with a touch a modern for the clean/ simple look of it (that’s why I don’t think […]

April 18

Favorite Things- April 2017

Every month, I will be sharing what my favorite things are for the home, inside and out. Some may be trending, some may be my staple favorites useful for the month or season. Either way, I hope you enjoy these things as much as I do! My first favorite thing for April is an old […]

April 18

Laying the First Twig

Every nest starts with just one twig, one piece of grass, a feather, some mud, a piece of yarn… And each and every nest will be different. By design, God gave each type of bird different instincts, different environments, different circumstances. This is the same for you and I. We are all different, and in […]