19h thenester
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  •   terilynneu Just added The Sacred Year to my list of books to read this year. 17h
  •   jen_isrel So disappointed with The Rosie Effect. I'm having to force myself to finish it! 17h
  •   shawshank42 My husband is reading Essentialism.. 17h
  •   lovecominghome THANK YOU for inspiring @buttonbirddesigns to buy me essentialism!! After 4 weeks off I could think clearly enough to restructure the company. After 6 weeks off I could think clearly enough to know which dream to make come true next. I am so grateful. Xoxox... 13h
  •   lucytracy 12h
  •   helenlwashington I absolutely love The Sacred Year...reading it slowly. 12h
  •   magbug The Sacred Year! Food for the soul! 8h
  •   thenester @lovecominghome I got it while taking a break too & it was SUCH perfect timing, I wish I would have had it years ago! I'm so excited about whichever dream is coming true next for you!!! 5h

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thenester I'm a cozy minimalist. Are you? More today at thenester.com 2d
  •   danaerakstad Those words describe me as well. I love that you are purging the unnecessary so the best can shine & be appreciated in your life. 2d
  •   gpw36 Yes! Totally relate to a split decorating personality!! It's a blessing and a curse! ;) 2d
  •   momfarfromhome Great idea keeping some surfaces clean and others full to help balance both sides! 2d
  •   jzgrateful I'm getting so much better at purging and it feels soooo good! Loving feeling free from clutter. 2d
  •   simplestylingsblog I love this!!! This is exactly how I would define what I love and my style! Thank you for clarifying that for me :) 2d
  •   tricialovesjp @thenester where are those candles from?!? Love how they melt and morph 23h
  •   thenester @tricialovesjp I think they did that because the candlesticks were close to eachother & the candles warmed the other candle up & they melted some. Since then, they've been turned so you can see their shape, I never even thought about why they look like that until you asked!! 20h
  •   tricialovesjp @thenester hmm... Maybe I should try putting mine closer together can't stand candles that stay perfectly cylindrical and only melt down the very center. Boring! 20h

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thenester It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful. #idhtbptbb 3d
  •   whitneyaray @shelleyklandry "it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful" 3d
  •   apodlaskiburke I love your motto!! It's my new mantra. 3d
  •   maggiemalson I love that motto; reading your book right now!! 3d
  •   sandi.tradesofhope Loved the book, love the motto, I've thought it often in my home. 2d
  •   lindseystewart89 Couldn't agree more! 2d
  •   pilbarapink @anzak83 this refers to house decorating but I think it applies to our lives too xx 2d
  •   debbiek1002 I just want to say thank you. Your book has change my life. My husband and I purchased a fixer upper 4 years ago and we are still fixing it up lol. You motto it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful really changed my view on my house. I use to feel frustrated and discontent. Now I'm enjoying the areas that are done and learning to be patient on the area's that are not. #Godbless 2d

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thenester I heart cleared off counters! 4d
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  •   mtnhighhippie Me too 4d
  •   marianvischer You taught me the magic of cleared off surfaces years ago. It's still my favorite way to create visual peace. 4d
  •   debraparker I do too. Clean is dreamy. Ha! 4d
  •   fulgimia Tranquility uncluttered 4d
  •   jamielea Gorgeous!!!! I want that space 3d
  •   pilbarapink Love clear spaces. I have a 16ft counter and the only thing that sits on it is my kitchen aid as i use it all the time and its too heavy/pretty to put away!! 3d
  •   bluemink1800 Me too! 3d

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thenester I can't even tell you how excited I am about this book.
Fellow Home Connoisseurs, you will love this book. If I ruled the world, a video crew would follow Sophie @boomama205 around for the rest of her life and that would become my favorite show. This book is a great substitute for me not ruling the world and forcing reality shows.

I'm changing the link in my profile so you can find out more about the book & get the preorder specials-- and, fun surprise, the book is already shipping! #homeiswheremypeopleare
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thenester How to pass the time when you are waiting for your Sonic order. #gofindyourowntots #cherryvanilladietcoke #hyperlapse 6d
  •   kjlb37 If your Sonic is anything like ours, you have plenty time to pass. Slowest place ever. 6d
  •   alizalatta Aaaahhhhhh I neeeeeeed a Sonic in Canada asap 6d
  •   goodwill.living Cute cute. 6d
  •   marycarver What the heck? You have men! (Also, I was just at Sonic. Happy hour is the best!) 6d
  •   thenester @inspiredbryant right?! @marycarver yes, 3 men, that stop at sonic cost me 1.5 million dollars. And it didn't count for lunch or dinner 6d
  •   irishmanacres You have the cutest boys/men!! 6d
  •   brieprose Amazing. I have 3 young sons (1.5, 3.5, & 5) & thinking of this day kinda blows my mind! glad I get each day one at a time. 6d
  •   downunderaggie We have 4 teenage sons and a teenage daughter, sonic/whataburger stops are bliss! #dontthinkaboutthecost 4d

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thenester I never would have guessed that that crazy black settee would be the most popular seat in the house! Tap for sources. 6d

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thenester The best wall in my office during the best natural light of the year.
And of course that canvas is from the talented @lindsay_letters
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thenester Time to get your creativity on!

There's a HUGE Bundle sale going on right now with all sorts of DIY eBooks & Courses. From printables to scrapbooking, baking, gifting, photography, writing and of course, home DIY ideas--check out what's available {both my tassel ebooks are included too!} direct link in my profile to find out more: it's over $1200 worth of great step by step DIY ideas for only 34.95.
I'm off to learn how to take better photos with the Shoot Fly Shoot class by @kevinpalmer41 that's included! Link in my profile.
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  •   leighannmarquiss Oh I so want. I'll have to see if the classes expire. I'm so swamped right now rolling out a new book for parents facing prenatal diagnosis but this is so appealing! 1w
  •   ajwgcrites These are new to me! I look forward to trying it out! 7d
  •   canadiankbailey Mmmmm macaroons!!! 7d
  •   champagnemaker 7d
  •   hastobepretty Got it!! Yay! 7d
  •   rachel.j.potter @emilyamccord, when you have a minute (or Miles wakes you up in the middle of the night), check out this combo pack. It's tempting! 7d
  •   emilyamccord @rachel.j.potter So....this probably means I read too many blogs but @elisejoy is running this deal also? I love it, but I have too many craft supplies right now! And I love that you thought of me. 7d

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thenester In case you missed it, there's a giveaway from @lovefeast_table going on right now #ontheblog. Click the link in my profile for more. 1w

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thenester The definition of relaxing. 2w
  •   carolineteselle ahhhhh. 2w
  •   jenniferanderson "Now that's a fire" in my best Eddie Murphy voice. 2w
  •   thenester @storehousecrafts I'm guessing it would be easy! This is my office & we have one in the barn too (actually there were 3 wood stoves in our property when we bought it) so we did have to set them up because we moved them around--but everything was all ready in place for us. 2w
  •   storehousecrafts So great!!! I love these...remind me of my grandparents house I grew up going to and I don't think anything else gives off the heat like these!!! And in Chicago that's super important!!! Ha!!! 2w
  •   thardy1972 Photo/video of the day. 2w
  •   marianvischer Ah. The wood burning stove with a window. 2w
  •   inspiretosimple How wonderful! Thank you for sharing - help my soul breathe for moment! 2w
  •   23ayreime @marisolparra44 this is what Rene's place needs plus I think he would love it!!! 1w

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thenester A free one year subscription to Better Homes and Gardens? Yes please!

If you signed up for the 4 day mini course on Rediscovering Your Creative Side, there's a code at the bottom of the page to share with your friends. If 5 friends decide to sign up, you'll get a free year of BHG!
The direct link to sign up is in in my profile, if you already signed up, you should be able to see your referral code at the bottom of that same page that pops up on the link (it might only work that way if you use the same device you originally signed up with). Enjoy!
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  •   jessicanturner #fringehours is in that issue 2w
  •   wendy_nielsen That issue was soooo good! 2w
  •   thenester @jessicanturner I am blind and cannot find it-- what page? 2w
  •   ibumom I signed up late last night on my phone, tried to go back to share the link today and it keeps taking me to the sign up page and there is no code. Days only one per household so I can't sign up again. Help? 2w

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thenester Did you sign up for the free 4 day creativity eCourse? Maybe it's time to take back your creativity. Direct link in my profile. 2w

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thenester I drove into town today to pick up some margin-seeking, creativity-mood-setting paraphernalia. Thanks to fellow imperfectionist/margin-seeking Lea for recommending the book! 2w
  •   findingtheextraordinary @thenester That book is one of my favorites! And @michaelhyatt just did a podcast with the author! 2w
  •   julielylescarr Oohhh! Gonna have to check that one out! Thanks! 2w
  •   nicolecontent Listened to the audiobook on a road trip with my 20yo son; we both loved it! 2w
  •   reneeswope I love that book!! And another one along the same vein called "One Thing" 2w
  •   ejbasile Reading that book right now! Definitely one to ponder. 2w
  •   thedecorfix I've heard GRET things about "Essentialism". It's in my "to-read" list. 2w
  •   thedecorfix *GRET is like totally more amazing than "great". 2w
  •   thenester @thedecorfix gret is the new great. Also, I have highlighted SO MUCH already in that book!! 2w

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thenester 2014 was the year my creativity died. More words about that today at thenester.com (link in my profile) 2w
  •   joybrudolphblog @frozencokefridays Wow! I thought I might be the only one ;) I haven't put up my blog post or linked up at the site yet but it's in the works. 2w
  •   frozencokefridays @joybrudolphblog - Great minds, right? I wasn't even sure I was going to post about it, but I've really been thinking about it a lot. Maybe for February! 2w
  •   laurakristinemoss Grateful for this transparent, truthful, hope-full post. 2w
  •   thefungramma 2w
  •   olivesprouts So good. I'm doing yoga even if the laundry is behind, sitting down for a good lunch and eating it slowly, and accepting that my highest priority isn't the checklist! 2w
  •   loriguttormsen Bravo, thank you for sharing! 2w
  •   rhondimullins I think my creativity died in 2014 too. Hopefully when I read your post, I'll find that it's a good thing? 2w
  •   gabe8884 I cringe too when my phone rings, unless it's my dad,sister or husband. Text please;)! 2w

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thenester Mugs. I'm considering warming up my usual iced coffee because today is COLD. But first I'm admiring how pretty these white mugs look all sitting together. #itssimplytuesday 2w
  •   rebekahjohnsn ️white mugs2w
  •   grameex2 2w
  •   tweetpotatopie @sowhiteandthe7dorks our creamer!!! ♡ 2w
  •   kindredvintage I adore this hashtag, I had your beautiful post in mind from last week when I shot my picture today. It's so important to recognize and acknowledge the beauty that is every day! 2w
  •   one.day.soon Have you seen the diy of using nail polish in water to add a neat accent to white mugs. I love my white ones, but the nail polish technique looks high end 2w
  •   jojopie99 How cold is it @thenester? 2w
  •   marishamichelle I prefer iced as well but choose warm coffee today. Its clear to me now that I need to perfect my warm coffee making skills ;) 2w
  •   floridagrommom I love my white mugs & sometimes use them for my iced coffee so my hand doesn't freeze :) 2w

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thenester It's cold & rainy and I'm slowly Quieting the House. I'm taking out all the smalls, gewgaws, tchotchkes, whatnot & whathaveyou from all the surfaces and packing them away for a few days. It's a simple way to have a fresh reset for your home. #quietthehouse 2w
  •   clockridge Love. Where do you find all the awesome mounted antlers? Craigslist? 2w
  •   hundredcreekfarm That floor! So beautiful! 2w
  •   gabe8884 With the tree stumps, do you have to protect them with a spray before bringing them in? 2w
  •   thenester @gabe8884 we let ours sit in the garage for 6ish months hoping any bugs would work their way out. Xo 2w
  •   thoughtsfromalice I'm doing the same! It feels so good :) 2w
  •   gabe8884 Thanks @thenester 2w
  •   hastobepretty Goodness I need to clear surfaces..everywhere I look they are filled up! Blog post on how-to-let-go? Clearly I've got problems! My brain thinks if there is a surface it must hold things, yet I crave simplicity. You would thing it's not that hard, but for some reason I constantly fight this. I'm a hoarder if all things that could be useful or pretty in someway, someday or goodness I may move and it could be perfect in another place. Ha..help! 2w
  •   csmonaghan2012 @angiefurlong you might like this photo gallery. 4d

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thenester Best seat in the house.

For over a year a pair of these leather chairs sat in front of the fireplace (scroll through my past pics to see what's there now). I tried them at the ends of our table and LOVE them there. There's not enough space to have one on each end so I moved one to our room & this one is now my favorite place to sit and read.
Shopping the house & moving furniture: the best way to get a fresh look.
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thenester Yippie! The eBook version of The Nesting Place is on sale for 3.99!! Ready to embrace the imperfect & love where you are?
This encouraging book doesn't tell you which color to paint your walls, but it gives you the confidence to decide on your own-- and you'll actually paint your walls!

It's been the #1 best selling design book on amazon for 10 months. It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful: #idhtbptbb direct link in my profile.
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thenester Happy Saturday! 3w
  •   irishmanacres Girl, THIS is all I ask! You don't even have to do big blog posts (although I love those too)... If you only showed pieces of your home, your heart, your life here on IG, I am happy as those flowers in your kitchen! 3w
  •   heatherbullard ️ all of this! 3w
  •   momtique Happy Saturday to you! 3w
  •   decoratingdelirium Love the beautiful flowers. Happy Saturday!! 3w
  •   thenester @irishmanacres I just love you, Kim 3w
  •   angenigma Subway tile! When did I miss this? Looks great!! 3w
  •   parcoeliz Just read your June 2014 blog "decorating truths you won't see on HGTV," and wow!! It was so inspiring, an eye-opener, and a slap in the face. I need to calm down, be realistic, and just try my best to appreciate what I do have, instead of what I don't yet have. I totally get caught up in a lot of interior decorating blogs/IG accounts, Country Living Magazine, and Pinterest and get depressed. But, every time friends come over, they just love everything I decorate with and love what we've done with the place. That's because it's a fixer upper with DIY everything, and all my decorating has come from antique shops, yard sales, thrift shops, and auctions. Everything is unique. I just need to read that blog weekly. Thank you ♡ @thenester3w
  •   gracenotecandleco You've been so instrumental in the way I view decorating. I even keep a few crumbs on my floor just to keep things real. #livingwithkids #reallife Seriously tho, I love your take on decorating and all your "uns" too. :-) 2w

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