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A Simple Nest
Provo, Utah
Crafty mom, teacher, musician, and entrepreneur
Interests: Craft, art, music, guitar, piano, sing, scrapbook, sew, refashion, organize, decorate, collage, mosaic, water color. quilt, teach.
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Hey everyone! I'm not the best of bloggers. I"ll blog every day for a week, then not for a couple months. Obviously a monthly fee for a blog I hardly use is a bad idea, so I'm switching to blogger. Please come see me HERE and add me to your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2011 at A Simple Nest
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I posted some cool bags here before, but I just came across this bag that has me wishing I had all sorts of money. I think for now I'll have to just make an insert for my current bag while I dream about this one. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at A Simple Nest
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This craft is so very much right up my ally. I love the look of old sign lights, but they cost a fortune. I'm so glad that someone came up with a cheaper DIY solution. See how to do it at Design Sponge. Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2011 at A Simple Nest
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Oooooo....I would love to do something like this on my back patio. I was thinking of doing summer lights...maybe made to look like flowers or something using christmas lights. But this is so beautiful. See even more beautiful hanging vases right here. Found Via Design Mom. Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2011 at A Simple Nest
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I have been loving this chair for a loooong time now. It's way out of my budget of course. So imagine my excitement when I found this: A square table that seats 4 (and fits nicely in my tiny apartment), then folds out into a circular table (I've always wanted... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2011 at A Simple Nest
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My sister-in-law Rachel just posted about spring cleaning her bathroom and I felt serene for a moment looking at her picture of this glass bottles. I seriously don't know what it is about class bottles that make me so incredibly happy. Also glass jars. I keep all of my ingredients... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at A Simple Nest
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My Sister-In-Law and I tried our first attempt at Parisian Macarons. "Macarons" with one "o" differentiats these treats from the traditional American "macaroon"). We used Martha's recipe, and it really turned out pretty well. That is...the first batch did. I heard if you spray the parchment paper with pam they... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at A Simple Nest
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I'm so excited! I just started a jewelry class! I made a ring yesterday (practicing with copper) and I am pretty pleased with the results. Can't wait to start making BANGLES! Here is some inspirational Jewelry i collected from online: Gold plated Bangles Brass Bangles Brass cuff style bangles I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2011 at A Simple Nest
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I came across 2 adorable dresses I want to attempt making copies of in the next year or two for my Zoe. Adorable no? Trapeze Dress from Olive Juice This Birthday dress found via A Little Sussy Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at A Simple Nest
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I've been busily painting lace patterns onto ceramics to sell in my shop (pictures very soon), so I have lace on my mind lately. I love these uses of lace on curtains, towels, and shower curtains. Pretty. Images via Country Living Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2011 at A Simple Nest
Yes I believe so. Just click on the link and it will take you to the site I found the image from.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2011 on Rag Rugs at A Simple Nest
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My Zoe, loving her stocking stuffs: Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2011 at A Simple Nest
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While making presents for Christmas I discovered a passion for making toys. I'm going to be opening up an etsy shop soon with "tall dolls" and balls. And maybe a few random housewares for good measure. Here's some of the gifts I made this season: A rag doll for my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2011 at A Simple Nest
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image from Linens and Laurel Is organizing your fabric stash or sheets a problem for anyone else? I've tried book cases, drawers, hanging shelves....WHY did I not think of this? This is simple and smart. Use hangers! I've got hanging room in my little girls closet (which is actually more... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2010 at A Simple Nest
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Coat Rack love.I'm hoping to get someone handy in my family to help me make a similar one. Isn't it just lovely? Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2010 at A Simple Nest
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I'm loving the textures and simplicity of this Danish home Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2010 at A Simple Nest
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Beautiful photo and project from Lykke kjerstis Obviously it's too late to make this year, but I'm storing this in my to-do-next year file in my brain. This Christmas has been pretty minimal for me when it comes to decorating and gifts. I can't seem to get into the Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2010 at A Simple Nest
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Aren't advent calendars fun? I especially wanted one to put daily Christmas activities on it like Jordan Ferny had suggested. I'll also be adding a daily scripture too. My little one is too young to help, but this would be a really great kid project. Very easy! They could practice... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2010 at A Simple Nest
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Sunset Rag Rug from roses&pearls New England Quilter House of Are Rugs Coffee Dyed from Mrs. Happy Housewife Inspired Spaces Sunshine and Shadow from Amanda Greer We need a rug! But they are so expensive! Even used! So...rag rug? I think so. I'm not sure if I want to do... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at A Simple Nest
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I'm back again to the land of blog. We moved from Provo to North Salt Lake so my husband could be closer to school, but unlike our last rental, our apartment did not include free internet unless you go down to the clubhouse for wifi. With a toddler who is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at A Simple Nest
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Have you seen the tour of Ina Garten's Barn? It was House Beautiful's Kitchen of the year in 2009. I just love how she mixes traditional and modern in the perfect way. So crisp yet comfy! Here's a little video with her about her kitchen. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2010 at A Simple Nest
Tutorials for both Little Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf below. Need a last minute costume, but don't want to spend $50 on a cheapo from the costume store? Red Riding Hood: $1.50, 20 minutes. Wolf: $8, 1.5 hours. (only $2 if you have a nightgown already) How... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2010 at A Simple Nest
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I came across these monster feet made by The Bakers Wife on Craft Gossip the other day and just can't wait til my little one is big enough to do kids crafts like this with me. HOW CUTE! Check out her tutorial! Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2010 at A Simple Nest
Ok, I admit, I'm no cook. I graduated in Family and Consumer Science Education, and even taught foods for a while, but I've never really enjoyed cooking routinely at home. I'm loving it lately. I think the secret to loving it for me is not worrying about the amount of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2010 at A Simple Nest
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I came across this shop located in Brooklyn on the internet today with some of the most lovely items. It's very natural and classic feeling. All obviously very high quality pieces, but with a price tag to match. After looking through a store like this with perfectly selected items, I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2010 at A Simple Nest