Category: Crafting and DIY

Quilting, Knitting and Crochet > FREE How-To Booklets From Craftsy!

  This post contains affiliate links. Have you thought about learning something new?  Have a hobby that you’d like to take to the next level? Craftsy is with you! Did you know that on the Crafty website, you can download […] Read more…

Paper Crafts, Gardening, Photography and Wirework Jewelry > FREE How-To Booklets from Craftsy!

This post contains affiliate links. Have you thought about learning something new?  Have a hobby that you’d like to take to the next level? Craftsy is with you! Did you know that on the Crafty website, you can download many […] Read more…

Painting, Watercolor and Drawing > FREE How-To Booklets From Craftsy!

free booklets from craftsy

This post contains affiliate links. Have you thought about learning something new?  Have a hobby that you’d like to take to the next level? Craftsy is with you! Did you know that on the Crafty website, you can download many […] Read more…

Guest Post – Decorating with Pops of Navy #DailyDoseofDesign

I’m so excited to be traveling with my daughter in May!  During my absence, I’m very fortunate that my friend Adriana from Daily Dose of Design  has agreed to be a guest writer on the Nest.  She’s a fabulous, energetic and creative […] Read more…

How to Feed Your Hummingbirds

How to Feed Your Hummingbirds

I love to watch the birds in my yard. Where I live, there are an abundance of cardinals, blue jays, doves, sparrows, thrashers and adorable red-headed woodpeckers!  We also have more than our share of squirrels and chipmunks.  I go […] Read more…

Freshen Up Your Fiesta with a DIY Taco Bar!

I spent most of my childhood in Texas (shout out to the Rio Grande Valley!) immersed in it’s rich culture and amazing food. My dad was a terrific chef and we frequently had one of his specialties – fajitas – […] Read more…

Sewing? Me? Seriously?

Sewing? Me?

  Update: Once I got a taste of what it’s like to make your own stuff – from these pillowcases to quilts and blankets to repairing and re-purposing many items, I made the leap to a brand new sewing machine. […] Read more…

Easter Mason Jar Craft – Easy and Adorable!

Easy Craft - Ball Jar

Every year I struggle with trying to decide what to give friends and co-workers for Easter. You know, just a little token of the holiday. And I don’t mean that I think Easter is summed up by “Jesus is coming! […] Read more…

How to Care for Your Cast Iron Cookware and 4 Commonly Asked Questions

How to Care for Your Cast Iron Cookware Over time, cast iron cookware develops a thin protective coating known as “seasoning” from the natural fats and oils associated with the cooking process. This coating fills in all the nooks and […] Read more…

Candy Spiders That Will March Right Through Your Halloween Party!

When I was a kid, I was in Campfire Girls.  We didn’t have Girl Scouts in South Texas and it didn’t matter. Campfire Girls rocked! We sold candy instead of cookies. I still remember the Blue Bird Wish Song… Seek […] Read more…

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