October 12, 2016

Meet 'Vera Lyn'...

...The newest family member at The Unique Nest

Life just got a little sweeter, and fluffier --- (is that a word?) at our home. On Saturday, October 8th we welcomed the addition of an F1b standard Goldendoodle named 'Vera Lyn'. Vera came into our home and our hearts rather abruptly and brought a little puppy magic to our household.

August 12, 2016

$50 DIY Outdoor Coffee Table (IKEA hack)

Creating a chic outdoor table from the IKEA 'Lack' series

Hey friends! I'm so excited to share this SUPER DUPER easy and CHEAP project with you! It requires little to no skill (perfect for me) and makes the most adorable outdoor/indoor coffee table. 

June 28, 2016

My "Nest" On wheels

RV'ing for beginners [what you need to know]

As a young child I can vividly recall climbing in and out of RV’s at various mall shows around the area. This was great “family fun” in the 1980’s when my parents weren’t sure what else to do with my siblings and I. We would climb all around, beg my parents to buy one, and fight over who was getting top bunk. Although my parents never opted to purchase an RV, that nostalgic feeling was alive and well inside of me when my own children (then ages 5 and 8) asked about buying a camper.

June 4, 2016

Summer '16 ~ Outdoor Inspiration

ideas to make you swoon


The summer months are magical in any part of the world. Yet in some areas (like Upstate New York where I live) it is a very short magical experience. God's gift of a few short months of warm weather, lots of sunshine, and gardens in bloom.  I always look for simple yet impactful ideas for projects that I can take on that will make this quarter of my year functional and fun, but won't break the bank.

April 10, 2016

Brick & Mortar

the warmth and tradition of brick in modern day homes

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When you think flooring and backsplash you might not list brick as your first material of choice. However, brick is popping up more and more in today's contemporary homes and I'm loving it!

March 27, 2016

French Country Sitting Room

a cozy neutral space that's sure to soothe

Sometimes you just need one little spark to ignite your imagination - - - and that's just what happened with this sitting room space that I designed. I saw a gorgeous settee on Wayfair and I thought "Hmm...where could I put that? What could I pair it with?" That led to a full fledged online shopping adventure and new (FREE) vision board for my readers.