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Robin
Rhode Island
I am an artist with a degree in design. Through the years, I have had the pleasure of working with such firms as Chromalloy, CPI Corporation and Personalized Interiors as decorator, designer, draftsman, and illustrator. Married 28 years, I am the wife of a now retired officer of the United States Navy.
Interests: beading, the theater, embroidering, light sewing, i love the arts; museums, concerts and the ballet. i enjoy working with washi, cooking and gardening. i work in mixed media, creating collage and fabric crafting. when i have the time, i enjoy painting. water color and acrylics are my favorite medium. in the past few years i have taken an interest in the internet. joining clubs and swaps, i have made many wonderful new friends and have been exposed to a whole new world of blogging. and, now that i have found this internet world, i thought i might try my hand at an on line shop.....and so the blue nest was created
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My husband and I are spending this New Year's Eve at home. We have just returned from a week long visit with our oldest daughter out in Hawaii. Although I love visiting with my daughter, the flight to and from... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2011 at Robin's Blue Nest
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I am wishing everyone, everywhere a Very Merry Christmas and a best ever new year.   Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2011 at Robin's Blue Nest
lol.... Merry Christmas to you too Jen.
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2011 on It's a Chrismas Tree! at Robin's Blue Nest
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I so agree, Amanda. I tend to wonder if this all is the result of the "everyone is a winner" philosophy.
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2011 on It's a Chrismas Tree! at Robin's Blue Nest
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So true, Amanda....the stocking and all its fun gifts are my favorite as well. And although they may not be filled with high priced items (though I have a friend who was gifted her engagement ring in her stocking), they can hold such enormous sentiment(s). The stocking stuffer exchange is a great idea. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas.
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2011 on 12 Gifts of Christmas at Robin's Blue Nest
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Sandy, That is a wonderful gift! Merry Christmas to you and yours too.
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2011 on 12 Gifts of Christmas at Robin's Blue Nest
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12 Gifts of Christmas.....In this time of recession, money is extremely tight. In some cases (for many) it is not to be found. I created a list of 12 gifts that can be given with little to no money spent. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2011 at Robin's Blue Nest
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Make this a happy holiday season for someone so very deserving Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2011 at Robin's Blue Nest
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Is jealousy the driving factor in the elimination of Christmas? Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2011 at Robin's Blue Nest
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Wishing everyone a beautiful Thanksgiving.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at Robin's Blue Nest
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.... a posted response by athrun77 on an internet site. I agree with most he wrote. What do you think? Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2011 at Robin's Blue Nest
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The following is an e-mail that is circulating the internet; showing up as blog posts, comments and even as unaccredited statements by some politicians and activists.... I think its sad the author knows not what the word entitlement means, and what a tax is. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2011 at Robin's Blue Nest
Duckie, you didn't hurt my feelings. Was my response severe? No....I think not.... No Duckie....I just figured you didn't understand the object of my post. And so....I was trying to accommodate your open question. And I am sorry for being so long to respond....just a lot going on....so much so that I haven't posted in over a week....just haven't the time. Anyway...thanks for coming by and taking the time to leave your messages. I do enjoy your comments. And, I do hope you are having a beautiful week
Toggle Commented Sep 29, 2011 on Treats Treasures & Temptations at Robin's Blue Nest
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Oh and Blunt..... if that fails, there is always the beer and ice cream diet. :-)
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2011 on Everything in Moderation at Robin's Blue Nest
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Hey Blunt! I find that it is much easier to live with one scoop, as opposed to 2 or 3, when I remind myself that there will be more tomorrow (and there is always another tomorrow).....and I will feel better (about myself / my decision later) if I don’t give into temptation. It is even easier when I am eating that ice cream any place but home. I am rather self-conscious and don’t want others to think I am some sort of piggy......so I will order only one scoop. Now I am thinking to myself that they think I have great self control (ha ha) and....well, sitting across from Carl with his huge malt or 4 scoops piled high, I get instant gratification. I get to eat ice cream and feel guilt free. :-)
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2011 on Everything in Moderation at Robin's Blue Nest
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Ha ha... You are too funny Duckie. Moderation is the key in itself. To have a cupcake now and then is quite alright, but one should not eat the entire dozen cupcakes all by one’s self. I do not live in a mansion. A mere 1900 sq ft is more than enough space for my husband and I....and was so when our children still lived at home. The Breakers is considered a National Historic Treasure. Yes it is excessive, but to admire the workmanship, the labor, the quality of surface product and placement and the care taken as well as understanding the people of it’s history and how the Breakers played a part in the shaping of our country, makes it a true treasure to be preserved and respected. You must remember that these “cottages” of the 19th century (and mansions and castles of centuries before) were not only homes for the families, but were places of work and accommodations for traveling guests. These immense homes accommodated the staff as well (giving much needed income and a roof over their heads) , and the families (who owned them) often occupied small chambers (compared to the massive suits of todays modest homes). The grand halls and massive dining rooms were for entertaining (often great numbers of guests). They didn’t have the hotel ballrooms and banquet rooms we have today. And to own such a necklace and bracelet set I do not considered over indulging. They are costume jewelry, and would be a nice addition to a simple shift dress....turning the simple day dress into a lovely evening cocktail dress. To be honest, I just thought they were lovely and made for a good "temptation". One need not always act upon temptations. My Tuesday posts are an offering of the three; Treats, Treasures and Temptations. I do not mean to suggest for one to go out and hoard stuff.
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Treats, Treasures & Temptations is a regular Tuesday post that explores the 3 T’s, wherever they may be found Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2011 at Robin's Blue Nest
Thank you all for stopping by and for you most appreciated kind words. I hope you are having a beautiful day...
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2011 on Wear Red on Friday at Robin's Blue Nest
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Thank you all for stopping by and for your most appreciated kind words. I hope you all are having a beautiful day
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Everything in moderation, my dear grandmother always said.....and that is how I roll. Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2011 at Robin's Blue Nest
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Early Sunday morning, we sat eating our breakfast in front of the TV, watching the many tributes, memorials and replays of September 11, 2001.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at Robin's Blue Nest
Thanks.... me too. :-)
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2011 on Oh Irene.... at Robin's Blue Nest
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Wednesday is my day to randomly choose a word from the Merriam Webster dictionary and post it to my blog. Today's word is pecksniffian.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2011 at Robin's Blue Nest
Such a fun post.....love it....and great photos too! Thanks for sharing.
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I've spent the past two days cleaning branches, twigs and a whole lot of leaves out of yard, garden beds and gutters. By the time Irene made her way up the coast to Rhode Island, she was down graded to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2011 at Robin's Blue Nest