Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"Dishing It" With New Bloggy Friends!


Welcome to The Blessed Nest! My name is Stacey, and I'm so happy that you came over for a visit!! I'm joining Amanda at Serenity Now for her "Dishing It" bloggy party...

What a fun way to get to know each other better! Here's the Scoop....(for the Dish, of course!)...

I began The Blessed Nest back in mid 2008...
with the goal of encouraging other women to Create A Welcoming Home! I share about making a House into a HOME, decorating, gardening, organizing, and throw in some flea-ing, projects and recipes too. A little bit of everything all in one spot!



I began blogging...
as a way of sharing with other women and also to have a creative outlet for myself. While those things are still a big part of why I do what I do, now there is also a love for this wonderful community of friends that blogging has introduced me to! I truly have met so many wonderful people through blogging! Some I have met in "real life" :) and some I have still yet to meet (someday!).



The name "The Blessed Nest" came about because.....
I have had a fondness for birds and nests for years...goes with my love of gardening, I guess! LOL!! Plus it is another cozy word for HOME. I knew I wanted my blog's name to have the word "nest" in it, but the rest of it took some thought. Finally, Hubby helped me choose The Blessed Nest because it fit so well with the way I feel... About how thankful I am for God's blessings in my life, and also because we can take those blessings, large or small, and use them to bless others. I wanted to have an encouraging title for women so they would be inspired to Bless their family and friends with a Welcoming Home!


If I could pick one famous person to read my blog...
it would hands-down be Martha Stewart! I actually find her show very calming to watch. It's a stress reliever for me -- seriously! I'm probably the only person to say that! :) LOL! But Martha is probably too busy to read little ol' me, so I guess I'm hoping for Martha's young assistant, who would then love my blog and bring me on board when she starts her very own Martha-esque empire of "good things"!! Hey, a girl can dream, can't she? :)


Here's a peek at some things you'll see here at The Blessed Nest:

{some recent makeovers going on...& on... in our home:}




{to me, organizing is kinda FUN!}


{in the garden...}


{projects -- click on the "projects link under Inspiration on my left sidebar to check these out!}



{a couple of recipes... gluten-free version included!}


{and more decorating!}


Just click on the left sidebar under "Inspiration" to read more!

Leave a little comment so I know you came for a visit,
I'd love to meet you too!
:)

Thanks for coming by!!!

20 comments:

Julie said...

Cute blog! Wish I had thought to add so many pics to my linked post!

Jennifer said...

I.Love.This.Blog!!!!! So glad I stopped by from Amanda's party. It is nice to "meet" you. I am anxious to read more and start following. The photographs in your post are great...can't wait to see and read more!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Stacey,
Just wanted to say thanks for coming by yesterday and glad you liked my repurposed light shade. I think they look pretty elegant and didn't cost a penny, so I'm happy!! lol
Now tell me about this "dishing party", I have never heard of it, but I read your post so I am supposing it is to tell a bit about yourself and why you blog and what you blog about. Is that correct?? or does it include other things as well??
I love your blog you do a fine job and have some awesome ideas. Did I miss your kitchen reveal or are you still working on it??? and I love Martha Stewart too, I have to say I liked the old Martha Stewart show way more than I like the new one with all the celebrities. I just want to hear from Martha myself. I have learned a ton of stuff from her, and she inspires me too, so there is another Martha lover out here!! lol
You have a great day hon,
Blessings Galore,
Nellie

Nancy said...

Hi, I'm stopping by from Amanda's party. I enjoy visiting your blog to see your projects and decorating style. It's nice reading more about you. Take care,

Nancy

Mommy said...

A very cute blog indeed. I love the photos of your home. I'm in the process of making my house a home too although I find it kind of difficult when I have a toddler who has toys that don't fit into my design vision ;)

Nice to e-meet you!

I love Martha Stewart too although I have to admit, when I watch her show I feel so inadequate because I don't have enough hours of the day to do what she does (even though I'd like to!)

Stephanie said...

I can't wait to browse your blog! I love your style and taste. I agree with Mommy about Martha Stewart, I think we will all learn one day that she really is a robot in a human's body LOL. Thanks for sharing!

Ashley Allen said...

Cute Blog! A lot of great home ideas! I love decorating and need another creative mind sometimes! Nice to meet you!

Emily said...

Love your blog and your encouragement to create a beautiful home!

Tara said...

I just stopped by from Amanda's party...what a beautiful blog and design. Love it. I also love your ideas.

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

So nice to meet you! Your home is just lovely and I love the way you repurpose things!

Red Door Home said...

I enjoyed reading about you! Love the shell topped bottles. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment - hope you will drop by again!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi, Stacey!! :) Your blog was one of the very first I found when I started reading blogs. I loved the title, and your creativity and writing style had me hooked! Thanks so much for stopping by my party to link up. :)

melody-mae said...

Hi Stacey!
I love your blog!!
I have been blogging for only a month now, I started out because I wanted a place to share thoughts, pictures and what have you...a little bit of everything. I have found it quite addicting! LOL
Anyway just wanted you to know I 'stopped' by again to check out your beautiful blog!

Sarita said...

I LOVE those beach themed glass bottles ... I need to show those to my MIL so we can make some for their beach house! It was good to meet you and I look forward to more cute projects!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Wonderful to get to know you a little better. I love your little bottles with the beachy stoppers! So creative!
Blessings to your nest!
Yvonne

Erin said...

Your blog is super cute! I'm going to take a look around. Nice to meet you!
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Richella said...

Hi Stacey--

Glad you linked to Amanda's party--it's been fun, hasn't it?

I so wish I could have met you IRL before you left North Carolina (we're in Durham). Maybe some time you'll be back down here visiting. . . .

I'm already a fan of yours, but it was fun to read more about your blog! And I don't think I've ever signed up to be a follower. . . not sure why I haven't already done that, but I'll correct that right now!

Have a great weekend!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

It was so much fun getting to know you a bit better.

Thank you so very much for your recent kind thoughts and comments.

Joy said...

Cute blog! I've enjoyed reading it and love all the great ideas of what you have done with your home.
Joy

Evi said...

Enjoying your Blog - I'm a new follower. I agree with you about MS's show. I only get a few minutes of tv a day with a toddler and that is my show to watch (thank goodness for DVR's I can watch anytime). I too share your passion for nests and birds, gardening etc... Thanks for sharing all you great ideas with us.
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