Category: Crafting and DIY

12 Easy Patriotic Crafts for Kids

easy crafts for kids

It used to be that decorations for the 4th of July consisted of sparklers, lemonade, streamers, fireflies, dirty feet, an ice cream churn and something made with red Jello and Cool Whip.  It was pretty awesome! There are so many creative ideas floating around now that it’s a bit overwhelming.   […] Read more…

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 many free how-to booklets instantly (you can print it easily if […] 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 free how-to booklets instantly (you can print it easily if you’d […] 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 free how-to booklets instantly (you can print it easily if you’d […] 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 designer who shares an amazing variety of fashion, interior, digital […] 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 to great lengths to ensure that wherever my chair sits […] 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 – marinated in his secret blend of magic.  Our family also […] 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.  It finally arrived and I set it up this weekend! […] 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! Trap all your chocolate bunnies in jars!” as my sweet […] 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 crannies inherent in the pan metal to create a smooth, […] Read more…

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