NEST noun: a cozy or secluded retreat, a place of rest; a home.
I’ve long felt that a home should be a haven. A place where a soul can retreat, shake off the stress and worries of the day and just be. Over the years, I’ve lived in all sorts of homes. Small apartments, an old ranch-hands bunk house, single wide trailers, little houses that were chicken coops in their previous incarnations.
It seemed that money was always tight when I was raising my kids. Though we always (thankfully) kept a roof over our heads, some of the houses were a little sketchy and a couple of them might have benefited from a “match and a can of gas” to quote my Mother.
Eventually, out of necessity, I learned how to make a home out of these ratty little houses. I taught myself how to paint and thrift and make do with what we had to create a cozy little nest in whatever house we happened to be living in.
Part of my vision statement for this blog is to show that “making do” doesn’t have to mean doing without. I’ll be posting all kinds of simple, low-cost projects to help you create your own little haven so be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss a single tip.
If there is one thing that I really want you to know it’s this: it doesn’t matter where you live, if you own your home or rent, if it’s a large mansion or a small cottage, the important thing is the way you and your guests feel when you walk in the door. And there are so many ways that we are going to work together to make it feel wonderful.
Looking forward to helping you do a little Nesting of your own,