Dear friends, My blog has moved!
Please visit me over at my new site!

I hope to see you there!


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Moving Day {and a link to Swedish Prairie}

Hello sweet friends!

How is your week going so far? If the weather where you are is anything like it has been here,
 my guess is you have been out enjoying the sunshine!

Now...if you read my last post, you know it is moving day! This means I am finally taking that big step and moving to my new wordpress blog. I am more than a little nervous, but so happy to finally be doing this! 

I want to also say thank you! Thank you, first of all, for the countless times you have stopped by Beautiful Nest and for your friendship! It has been such a blessing to have blogged here for the past three years!
And thank you also for the words of encouragement that were given after my last post! I was so touched that you even still remembered me, after I'd gone so long without writing, and your kindness touched my heart. :)

So are you ready for moving day? I am, definitely! I'm crossing my fingers you will come on over and say hello! Just click here and it will take you to my new blog nest at Swedish Prairie! I will have a welcome post of course, and then in the next post, I have a something special I'm dying to show you!}

Here's a little sneak peek:

See you over at Swedish Prairie!

Much love,

Thursday, July 18, 2013

An explanation and a new blog...

So what does one say when it's been six months since last blogging?

{That is a ridiculous amount of time to let go by without a hello, that is for sure.}

It leaves me feeling a little tongue-tied and awkward, unsure of where to begin.

But I really want to, need to, to back! :)

I just needed to put things in perspective, to take a step back and re-evaluate. I just needed to stop and be still. Everything is moving so quickly, it's hard to keep it all together sometimes! 

I am still going to blog, but I am continuing with my original idea from last year and transferring everything from here to my new wordpress blog. It was designed and ready last year, and I've still yet to post on it! But next time I post, I will spill all the the beans on this {I know I promised this back in January before my unexpected leave, but this time I mean it!} and link you to my new blog, with a new name: Swedish Prairie.

Yep, that's the name. I was going to wait to tell you until next post, but I just couldn't.

It was a blog I created over two years ago here on Blogger {which, coincidentally I also never actually wrote on!} but I think wordpress will be a better fit for it now.

But enough about me...tell me, how are you? Are you having a good summer so far? Ooh, I cannot wait to see what you all have been up to! :)

It is so good to be back!

Much love,

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Where I've been...

Hello dear friends~

How are you doing? I hope you had a wonderful and very Merry Christmas and that your New Years was a fun one!

I can't believe I have been out of the blogging loop for about three months now, and again I want to apologize for disappearing!

We took on a little too much as far as home projects go this past summer and fall...{does  a henhouse count as a home project?} 

The house appears to be unlevel, but it isn't, I promise! By adding a small porch extending out from the front of the house, it won't be obvious it's built on a slope. :)

We finished building and painting the coop itself, but didn't finish the run before winter arrived.  We made a makeshift run for them to use {hence the funny little door in the picture} and when the spring comes, we will be building them the "real" one! We'll also need to add a small porch to the little house. I was actually still painting the inside of the henhouse after the weather changed, and was so glad to be done with it! {It was way too cold out there!}

  I went back to work on the everlasting project of the girls' bedroom. I say everlasting because there are truly days I think it will never be done! ;)

I finished the wide plank flooring in the closet and am painting the ceiling and walls now. The girls consider this great fun, as this means they get to sleep in the living room each night until the painting is done!

I am almost ready to start showing you pictures of the room, but want it to be just right before I do! But I can't leave you without a few photos! :)

 {Dried lavender makes me long for spring!}


Well, now you know where I've been {i.e., in the henhouse} but next time I write I will share something special that I have been working on! :)

But how have you been? How was your Christmas? I have missed you all so, and am excited to visit and see how you are doing! I will be having fun catching up on all of you! :)

Have a good night and a beautiful Friday!