thenester Have you heard of the 31 Days writing challenge? This is the 6th year & bloggers pick a topic to write about every day in October. Anyone is invited to join in & this year we have a dedicated website thanks to the brilliant @carolineteselle & @gregteselle more info coming this week, I promise we'll answer all your questions.
For now, know we are changing the hashtag to a less used: #write31days . Want more info now? The direct link in my profile goes to last years 31 days. Everyone's invited to join in the challenge!
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thenester It's dark out & the electricity in the barn won't be turned on until tomorrow. The floor is just barely dry from being stained & the plastic is still taped to the walls. That doesn't stop an imperfectionist like me from dragging in some lamps, an extension cord from my office & moving in a few things "just to see". I love knowing that so many of you would be doing the exact same thing right now. #imperfectionistsunite

This dream has been a long time coming. Sometimes it's worth it to move furniture in the dark to get a glimpse of what's to come.
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  •   thevintagesweetpea Would be dragging things out there for sure! So exciting!! 2d
  •   tardevil You make me want a barn! And believe me when I say, I.have.never.wanted.a.barn! 2d
  •   k4jdesigns I'm so excited for you!! All your hard work starting to look like you'd dreamed. 2d
  •   thenester @unhappybrthday we bought a house on 12 acres last year, the barn is 50 yards away from the house 1d
  •   thenester @tardevil @hmwhitley it's official, we aren't strangers anymore! @stsandel every corner @cassandraccooper oh yes!!! Ours is 800 sq feet, I can't believe how it's turning out! 1d
  •   kyliep120 Loving it! And yes I would totally do the same : ) 23h
  •   hastobepretty Be still my loving heart!!!! oh me oh my..can it get any prettier?! I can't believe that is the same barn you started with!!! I'd completely do the same!! Just sit back and dream some more.. 20h
  •   bennettsforchrist Love the fabric!! 20h

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thenester It's the MOST wonderful time...of the year! 2d

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thenester Barn update today on the blog. It's FINALLY painted! 4d

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thenester I've been waiting years to hang this chandelier in here. It's the next thing on the barn To Do list now that the ceiling is all primed & painted. 6d

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thenester #Repost from @reevecoobs y'all she's doing an online concert tonight! Click over to her profile for the link, you are gonna love this! --- TONIGHT! TONIGHT! I hope you'll join me:) link in profile 1w

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thenester Do you know that @emilypfreeman & our dad & I have a podcast? Listen to the @hopeologie podcast free on iTunes. It's full of laughs, stories, only a few awkward silences & some hope sprinkled in. This month's topic is : Change. Direct link in my profile. Don't laugh at my deep voice. 1w

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thenester Talking about mess, connection & hope* today at thenester.com . 1w

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thenester Pink paint is always fun. 1w

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thenester Fixing up this barn might actually work! 1w

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thenester One of my all time favorite books, just happens to be written by my little sister @EmilyPFreeman , A Million Little Ways: Uncover the art you were made to live. Right now the ebook version is on sale for 1.99 anywhere ebooks are sold--even outside the US! Direct link in my profile. Such a fun week for ebooks! 2w

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thenester Instead of being a People Pleaser I want to be a People Easer. It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful #idhtbptbb 2w

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thenester Sharing my beautiful mess today. It's there for a reason. That's what I keep repeating to myself. See all the photos today on the blog. 2w
  •   annaesymonds Your mess really is quite attractive though... At least the things on the table look pretty. 2w
  •   aubreyshiner All your messes are beautiful! 2w
  •   robinallen1 My mess is....just MESSY 2w
  •   honeyto_9 it ALWAYS has to get worse before it gets better... 2w
  •   rualien These are the best messes...they lead to creativity ahhh!!! 2w
  •   hastobepretty Have I told you how much I ️your blog!!!? I DO! 2w
  •   irishmanacres I love looking at your messes though, they still inspire me. Is that weird? 2w
  •   heathersletters This makes me feel SO much better about my messy kitchen that turns into an office/studio a few hours a day! Thank you!! 2w

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thenester The Winner of yesterday's giveaway is @jenjeb who tagged her friend @bonjour_mes_amies you'll both receive a signed book & tote bag. @jenjeb look for a direct message from me here at ig to claim your prize. 2w

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thenester WHAT?! You All! Do you know what you have done? The Nesting Place eBook is currently number 10 in all of Amazon's ebooks! It's pure craziness! I'm so happy this book is in so many hands!
And to thank you, here's another chance for you and a friend to each win a signed hardback copy of the book and a Have A Fantastic Day bag designed by @LisaLeonard ~just tag your friend in the comments to enter to win!
Amazon has gone crazy and right now the ebook is still only 2.80 in the US, if you missed yesterday's sale--you don't have to have a kindle, simply download the free app on your computer or phone. Direct link to the sale is in my profile. Thank you all so much!
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thenester One 15 minute update I made that changed my whole attitude. Today at thenester.com, link in the profile 2w
  •   elizabethtorma Great reminder! Needed that today! 2w
  •   christinabaker1 I loved the pink and is this your art in the image? Beautiful soft feel 2w
  •   linvin60 Wise words.... 2w
  •   mpremamu Oh, thank you! 2w
  •   sara_mcnutt Started your book last night and couldn't put it down! I'm finally inspired and encouraged to start something and not discouraged that it'll never be like so-and-so. And I could not stop laughing at your "buts" section! Love the play on words. @thenester 2w
  •   friendofrivendell Your book was my favorite summer read and so encouraging on so many levels! Recommending to everyone! 2w
  •   winsteadfarmgirl Yes and amen! 1w

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thenester The winner of the two signed books and two pillow covers is @meghantucker who is sharing with her friend @stef_uh_nee ! Congrats to both of you!
Don't have a copy of the book? The Nesting Place is only $1.99 on Amazon until midnight--direct link in profile. Don't have a kindle? Simply download the kindle app for free on your phone. Thanks to everyone who entered!!
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  •   therusticboxwood Loved your book and couldn't put it down! Thanks for being so real. 😀 2w
  •   maggielousmommy I'm trying to save your book as a treat after rough days of homeschooling while my husband is on an extended business trip. Have a feeling that it's going to be devoured quickly! 2w
  •   dsgnprncs Having trouble getting book on iPad kindle app??? 2w
  •   rhafen Just got it in my iPad. Didn't know about the free kindle app! Thanks. Looking forward to reading:) 2w
  •   troybrick My sister and I both love your book of fresh air! 2w
  •   serenityknits Started reading last night. I love it :-) 2w
  •   reginaorlando Your wonderful, beautiful book is my bible for decorating my new apartment. I am in apartment hunting mode. Please pray I find the place God wants me to be. 2w

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thenester Giving away two signed copies of The Nesting Place today along with two black & white pillow covers pictured on the cover to celebrate the eBook version on sale for 1.99 at Amazon today! One person wins all of this, one for you, one for a friend. Enter by tagging your friend in the comments, follow @thenester & I'll announce the winner around 7EST tonight. xoxo! 2w

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thenester Need encouragement in your home? Today only, The Nesting Place ebook is 1.99, Yee Haw! The Amazon link is in my profile today= 2w

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thenester Today was a great day to have a great day. I hope it was for you too. 2w
  •   jayne_sugarbeaart My friend was reading a book and said "this book reminds me so much of your story-I'm going to pass it on to you!" And it's your book! Which I couldn't wait to read!! 2w
  •   abarefootday So many good memories on that lake. 2w
  •   wittersgarden It's been a wonderful day especially since I got to spend it with my dear hubby! Church, urgent care, a19 kids and counting marathon... just enjoying our day together after being apart for 2 weeks!! 2w
  •   lesleyannaustin Oh how I want to be there again...missing our boy. He loves Davidson College, but it's so far from Chattanooga! Last week when we dropped him off seems like a lifetime ago. 2w
  •   natalierenstrom So fun. We were just there last month. Did you see the helipad outside one of the beautiful mansions?! #wholiveslikethat 2w
  •   cuckoo4design Yes it was! I want summer to stay 2w
  •   kgouch We were there today! My in laws there and my husband grew up on the lake :). So enjoyed your book! 2w
  •   christys37 lake norman 2w

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