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thenester Today @incourage we're chatting about rhythm & routine. Sometimes I mix the two up & realize I'm stressing myself out for no good reason. Join us? Click the Incourage link above or click over from today's post from the profile link. 2d
  •   hastobepretty Great post! Sometimes I think you were meant to write just for ME to read it..kinda weird to put it that way! I really am blessed, encouraged, and inspired by you in every way. I'm sure everyone can say it, you have a great gift, and you bless by sharing it..thank you! 2d
  •   thenester @tricialovesjp I never see tags anyway, because of the amount of likes, tags almost always get lost (such a great problem!) so I try to come back & check! Anyway, it's my favorite lipstick line, color whispers, I'm bit sure of that specific color, I have 4 & I took that pic months ago. Anyone know which brand it is? I usually hate lipstick but I love all of these!! 2d
  •   thenester @hastobepretty kindred spirits! 2d
  •   loribartynski Color Whispers is from Maybelline. 2d
  •   staceykopchick so needed in this season! thank you!! 2d
  •   maggiewhitley That pouch fabric is one of my very favorites, ever. XO 2d

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thenester Why yes, we do still have three adolescent kittens running wild. #mastersofthehouse 2d

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thenester My reading stack has greatly improved in the past few weeks! With @lisawhittle @jenhatmaker @matthewpaulturner @lmtankersley & more! 3d
  •   chameleonatliberty Aren't we blessed w so much freedom & options to be fed & grow. Happy reading 😀 3d
  •   lib_ster_p I know that "Interrupted" is Jen's favorite book, but I'd encourage you to read "7" first. It changed my life,. 3d
  •   angelamaria48 Yea!! Matthew Paul Turner has been a great inspiration to my son as he was growing up. Love your barn. Looks like great progress to me. 2d
  •   tracygrubbs Loved America God @matthewpaulturner seriously good. 2d
  •   thenester @lib_ster_p already have! 2d
  •   rhondimullins I wish our library would carry books like these. 2d
  •   rhondimullins Just checked and some of them are at our library! yay! 2d
  •   mrsstickers12 Reading Interrupted now. Game. Changer 2d

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thenester Rooster! 3d
  •   linenandgrey @thenester, what breed is this? We are thinking about adding to our flock and want some pretty ladies 3d
  •   alidov Is he mean? Our rooster is a meany. Beautiful. But he tries to be mean any chance he gets ;) 3d
  •   thenester @alidov he's pretty nice but shy, @linenandgrey see above comments, we didn't even keep track of our breeds but I think he was recognized! 3d
  •   dianebailey2 I Want some!! Too many coyotes in the woods. 3d
  •   wanderlustography I'm so glad you got a sweet rooster. My Dad got one a few years back and I'm afraid to get out of the car until he's cooped him up when I go visit him. Who needs a dog when you can have guard chickens? #elementofsurprise 3d
  •   thelifeartist I can do a seriously awesome rooster crow. I mean: I don't think you could tell the difference between me and the real thing. 🐓 2d
  •   thenester @thelifeartist I cannot wait to hear it one day! 14h

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thenester An update on The World's Worst Barn today on the blog. Let's talk about when those dreams come true, but reality is that change can be slow & ugly.

Chad's got a small kick off event in 4 weeks to test out this space before my sister has the real first event (for writers/sold out). I get to act as hostess and set up & decorate and be free to watch for changes that need to be made & work out any kinks without having to both host & provide content for our first real event. More info today on the blog, it won't be long until we can hang out in this space!
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  •   thelazyw That was such a great post. So good, thank you for sharing it all! Loved the line about fancy paint: "If they sold paint that used holy water infused with feathers from heaven I’d probably get that" LOL 4d
  •   lucytracy ️the ceiling white! 4d
  •   rhondimullins the white ceiling too! 4d
  •   daniellafry Wow! Love it! 4d
  •   mamabowers Now that I'm basically in the neighborhood I'm kinda geeking out that I may get to come and see your beautiful gathering space and soak up some of your charm! Never thought it would be an option before! The Nesting Place was the FIRST inspiration blog I started reading years and years ago. It has been so fun to follow your journey! I'm glad you share with us! 4d
  •   juliefalke Great post-This was so encouraging(like many of your posts/words are)-thank you @thenester! 4d
  •   emilyloibissio "Sometimes I see it. Sometimes I want to eat a chocolate cake and flush my computer down the toilet." Love this. So relatable to my every day 4d
  •   jamielea Seriously loved today post. You're such an inspiration! So much heart in your writing. 3d

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thenester The best part about leaving home is coming back again. #idhtbptbb 1w

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thenester I'm two chapters in and it's absolutely fascinating. "I fear we are the last of the daydreamers." --Michael Harris. 1w

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thenester On the USS Wisconsin today. Tomorrow they go to Busch Gardens & I'll be looking for a good coffee shop, book store & or thrift shop around Williamsburg, VA -- any suggestions? 1w
  •   emmaknewsom @thenester The Cheese Shoppe was one of our fave spots!!! 1w
  •   jlgus94 "Bread ends & sauce" from the Cheese Shoppe. Their house sauce is. to. die. for. Yum...... 1w
  •   beccaleggio The cheese shoppe! 1w
  •   allisonleigh03 I live in Toronto but an in Williamsburg on my honeymoon this week :) The Cheese Shoppe is absolutely delicious, Merchants Square has some lovely shops - we're hitting the Antique Market tomorrow :) 1w
  •   jwkrew Head to the Blue Talon for breakfast! 1w
  •   knit4many Curious mind wants to know if you went to the cheese shop? 1w
  •   kerrie.l.bryant @Knit4many ~ I was going to ask the same question! 1w
  •   thenester @knit4many @kerrie.l.bryant I passed this time but I have been before! I wrote about what I did today on the blog 7d

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thenester Out with the menfolk today. School starts in one week. #18summers 2w

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thenester We had such a FUN day at @loweshomeimprovement Style Saturday! Thanks everyone for coming out! If they have one of these in your city, you should go, I think there's gonna be one in Brooklyn soon! Also, I look like a giant next to @emilyaclark I promise, I'm 5'4" #heels 2w
  •   acturtzo @montreatgirl first Tim Keller now @thenester how lucky can one girl be in a summer? 2w
  •   christany3 It was awesome! I'm happy to have met you and love the take home DIY projects. 2w
  •   haverlee @mandarmiller Top left frame thingy. 2w
  •   jmfant Thanks for your time today! I enjoyed meeting you in person and making the wallpaper decor. I'm the mom of toddlers who told you I couldn't find my brush this morning! Lol--(and I just posted this comment on Emilyaclark's ig unintentionally!) . . . Speaking of crazy! . . . 2w
  •   rhondimullins Oh no! I forgot all about it! 2w
  •   thenester @rhondimullins missed you! 2w
  •   sandycoughlinre So fun! 1w
  •   loweshomeimprovement We had such fun @thenester! Thanks for making our weekend! 1w

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thenester After a coat of primer on The Barn ceiling. It looks 500,000 times better already.
That little circle is where the wooden chandelier will hang. The same chandy that hung over our table in the rental house--the one I couldn't bear to shorten the cord & chain because I just knew it was meant for something more than hanging over a table in a room with 9 foot ceilings.
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thenester Yee Haw! Such pretty metallic linen pumpkins from @lovefeast_table enter to win today at thenester.com 2w

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thenester I love it when they cut the field in front of our house. Here's hoping they never build a subdivision there. But I could deal with a Target. 2w
  •   robinlyn619 I also love nicely cut grass... And beautiful fields of rolled hay. And I really like Target 2w
  •   oneredbuffalo Ha! Your caption! 2w
  •   bluebird421 I like how you think! 2w
  •   jillrawles Or a Starbucks! 2w
  •   phlyinmama my son wants this picture for his room ;-) 2w
  •   irishmanacres Nuttin better! 2w
  •   lemonblissbakery When we are in the country and see the big rolls of cut and bundled hay, for several years I had my kids convinced that it was a Tater tot farm. It was a sad day when they got too old to believe in Santa, the Easter bunny, and that tater tots grow in fields. @thenester 2w
  •   sherrigearly When they wrap the hay in white casing? My brother had his granddaughter convinced that was a marshmallow farm! :) 2w

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thenester You're gonna wish you had more ugly furniture for these artists to slipcover for you! @lsslipcovers is planning a southern tour & coming to us to slip all our tired pieces. Find out more today at thenester.com & see more of what they do by clicking Their link up there. 2w

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thenester Getting ready to #bestyes it up with @lysaterkeurst tune in the webcast at her blog lysaterkeurst.com at 6:30! 2w

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thenester Oh Charlotte friends! I'd love to see you this Saturday 10-2 at the Iverson Way @loweshomeimprovement for Style Saturday!

@emilyaclark and I will be there doing free room consultations (see the blog to make an appointment) & simple in store DIY projects that you can make & take home.
And I'll be bringing general ridiculousness with me as I tend to do in any public situation.
We might even make some tassels together!
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  •   thenester @rhondimullins oh my gosh you are a dear!! I have to run home & pack for a last minute family trip or else I would!! 2w
  •   annpholland Is this a one time thing? Saturday is college move-in day. Dreading the many many stairs & the goodbye! 2w
  •   sherrigearly I'll be there. Can't wait! 2w
  •   reevecoobs @thenester I'll be driving home from VA, otherwise you know I'd be there! Have fun2w
  •   rhondimullins The event goes from 10-2. Silly me inviting you to lunch. Obviously you will be kind of busy then:) 2w
  •   gabe8884 Hmmm....I would love to come. My two fave bloggers. I'm 39 weeks 2 days. Wonder if I can make it?! :) 2w
  •   loweshomeimprovement @thenester We can't wait to hang out with you & @emilyaclark! 2w
  •   flowerpatchfarmgirl Whatisthisiloveit. Reminds me of my style muse. (That'd be you.) 2w

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thenester Sometimes I'm a complete sucker for pretty packaging. I bought these for the baby shower last week & this one was leftover. It tastes like lemonade & perfume had a baby. But it looks so pretty! 3w
  •   thenester @younghouselove I'll be on the lookout for those! 3w
  •   littlenanni I'm a sucker for pretty packaging and a yummy bev too-plus a whole lot of other things . I love the lemonade/perfume baby analogy. So fun! 3w
  •   pinkmisfitmom I actually love this stuff, but world market doesn't sell it here anymore! :( 3w
  •   gracenotegifts I bought those for the packaging once too.....blech!!! But it made a pretty vase! 3w
  •   oliveandiris Love your comment but I'm not sure they'll be employing you for their marketing team! 3w
  •   theneighborgoodswithlove I'm DEFINITELY a sucker for cute packaging as well! 2w
  •   cassafras82 I bought it for the packaging too!!! But I actually liked the way it tasted. Win, win for me I suppose... 2w

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thenester #Repost from @betruetolife. Such a sweet photo from the #idhtbptbb feed. It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful. Cara's thoughts on this photo:
--- 5 people in 1000 square feet has been a logistical challenge but yesterday I made a space. I used what we had. I cut bigger curtains into smaller curtains. I took the top of an old desk and duck taped it to some square target shelving that I've been rotating through rooms for 3 years now. I hung cody's old boyhood lamp upside down for lighting. I put one rambunctious 4 year old on a stump and we are calling it good.
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thenester We closed on this house ONE year ago today. The pool was green, the kitchen was overwhelming. We've got a long way to go (all the bathrooms, floors, upstairs heating & air, basement, finish the kitchen...)but today as I make tacos & cookies in our kitchen, I'm really glad that this is my view. 3w

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thenester Drivers license & a 'new' car. A 1997 Buick that belonged to his great grandfather, the whole family wanted him to have it. I didn't get my first car until I was married. I think a Buick sedan made the year you were born is a great first car, I would have loved one when I was 16. 3w

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