Category: Try Something New!

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…

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract

While I am perfectly aware that it’s only July, I also know that I’d like to give my friends Homemade Vanilla Extract for Christmas this year.  It doesn’t necessarily take six months to make, but the longer is sits, the […] Read more…

Traveling to New York-Where to Stay, Things to Do and Places to Eat #DailyDoseofDesign

Well, this is a very timely post. It’s the travel season, y’all! I’m out of town for two more days, but Adriana from Daily Dose of Design had kindly put together a wonderful guide for traveling to New York.  My […] Read more…

Guest Post – On My Reading List #DailyDoseofDesign

During the month of May, I will be traveling with my daughter!  That’s not going to stop the Nest, though. I’m so fortunate that my friend Adriana from Daily Dose of Design  has agreed to be a featured guest while I’m […] Read more…

Try the World – Marrakesh

When you mention Morocco, most people think Casablanca.  The fact is, there is so much more to Morocco and I was lucky enough to grab a little piece of it with this beautiful Try the World box. Indulge in exotic Moroccan […] Read more…

Two Ingredient Biscuits – A Science Experiment

Two Ingredient Biscuits

  It was mesmerizing. I remember standing at the counter at my grandmother’s house in Baton Rouge watching her make biscuits from scratch, over and over again. The mound of flour, the well in the center, cold milk (sometimes buttermilk), […] 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…

17 Delicious and Healthy #Spiralizer Recipes

Spiralizer Recipes

So, if anyone tells you that when I got my Spiralizer, I spiralized everything in sight for two whole weeks (including three very full weekends,) I might deny it. Unfortunately, it would be super easy to tell that I was […] Read more…

Visit Mardi Gras World in New Orleans– Where #MardiGras is Made!

With Mardi Gras just a few days away, Carnival season is really getting into full swing now! (That’s right – Mardi Gras is several weeks long…not just one day. It begins on the 12th night after Christmas – or the […] Read more…

Black Burger by Burger King Japan?

I saw this crazy Black Burger a couple of days ago and just couldn’t figure out how they made it! Well, here it is. It’s a weird color to eat, but it sure is intriguing. This is not a joke […] Read more…

#Apple #iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in a Nutshell

Confused? Me, too!  Just when I think I’ve figured out my phone, along comes a better one.  Here is a jam-packed infographic with a good overview of the new iPhone 6 cell phones.  And an iPhone watch to boot! [Via: Geeky […] Read more…

How To Make Macrame Hangers

When I was a kid, I remember seeing Dad’s work clothes coming back from the dry cleaner – crisp, collared dress shirts on wire hangers, tucked neatly away beneath billowy tents of plastic. Mom saved all the hangers and removed […] Read more…

42 Simple Habits to Become a Better Person

  Many of us want to make changes but we don’t know where to start. Many times we view change as a monumental task that we are apprehensive to commit to. Let’s break it down: Which of the habits from this list […] Read more…

Know Your NOLA Cuisine

I can’t wait for football season! Especially when my beloved Louisiana State University Tigers come here to Georgia to play the mighty University of Georgia Bulldogs. Our daughter goes to UGA, but proudly sports her purple and gold when the Tigers […] Read more…

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