Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Best Nest

This was my absolute favorite book when I was little. And throughout my married life, I've spent MANY hours "feathering" our different nests. First, it was our tiny apartment with the wood-paneled walls, then our little white house with the green shutters, then our brick house with the big back yard, and now the house we just finished building a little over a month ago. I can't help but love this house the most because of the time & effort we spent choosing EVERY LITTLE detail. And I enjoyed every minute of it because I love expressing who we are in the elements we use to make our house a home.

Maybe not everyone loves to "nest" as much as I do, but if you are one of these people, stay tuned & I'll post some of my favorite projects & favorite blogs of other people like us. I'm definitely not the most creative of people. Almost everything I do has been inspired by something I've seen someone else do somewhere. (I told you I'm a copycat!)

And this little project I did last night was something I saw on etsy. A girl on there had made these adorable placemats & was selling them for $15 each. Because I'm too cheap & I knew I could do a knock-off version, I bought $3 placemats at Target & a 20-cent piece of black felt, found a bird silhouette online & went to town!
Here's the finished product:

Even for those of you who don't sew, you could make these! (If you need detailed instructions, just ask me.)

And as one more little treat, I'll share this link to one of my biggest inspirations as of late:
The Nester. You cannot not love her. She rocks.

Love Your Nest!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I've Moved!

Yes, I've moved. And this is my new address. My OtherBlog has been "retired" for now, mainly because it contained too much personal info for a public site (I just don't know anyone in Morocco) & partly because I've been so inspired recently by so many great blogs. One of them is my sister's. Click here to visit her.
As I have been known to confess in the past, my sister (who is younger than me) used to copy everything I did as we were growing up & rather than be sweet about that, I used to complain & try to get her to stop. Well, now I'm the one who drives her crazy by copying so many things that she does. I can't help it! She has great ideas! She has a great little inspiring blog & also knows where to find other great blogs!
We'll see how good I am at keeping this one updated.