Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!  So glad you could join me today!

For this week's Frugal Round-up, I have some amazing room reveals!

First up, I love love love this rustic nautical master bedroom reveal from The Thinking Closet!  It's so fresh and fun!

Read more after the break...


Sister Time~

See this lovely lady?  Not me.  The other one.  Ha!  

That's my sister...and my best friend...Holly.

She has a milestone birthday next week.  I'm not going to say which one, just because best friends don't post one another's ages on the internet for the world to see.  At least not without permission. ;-)

For her BIG birthday, she decided to come and spend a few days with little ole me.

Weren't we sooo cute?   We're 3 and 4 here.  I think.
Holly's the one with the curly hair and crinkle-nose smile.

I can't tell you how SUPER EXCITED I am.  I mean seriously.  Like can't-sleep type excited!

I've got a few fun things planned.  I'll share them all with you after I surprise her with them.  (She reads the blog, you see.)

So here's to milestone birthdays.  And sisters who are best friends.  And hanging out.  And so on.  And so forth.



Awesome Ampersand~

This post is sponsored by GroopDealz.

Just wanted to pop in quickly and tell you about this adorable ampersand for
sale on GroopDealz today!

I love the fact that's it's gold....I'm really loving gold lately!

I know they're going super fast, though...so if you love it too hurry over!!


I was compensated by GroopDealz for this post...but my opinions are 100% mine!  I love GroopDealz!!


Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

For this week's Frugal Round-up I'm sharing this fabulous plank wall living room reveal from DIY Passion. I'm in love!

Read more after the break...


State Print Round-up~

This post is sponsored by GroopDealz.

Showing our State pride is all the rage right now.  So today I thought I'd share a little round-up of some fun State-themed art.

I love these vintage-inspired travel theme posters from Anderson Design Group.

On GroopDealz right now, they are offering these cute chevron State Love signs.  Hurry though...GroopDealz offers are for a limited time!

Combining string art with state art...found on Shades of Glitter on Etsy.

And here's a cute twist from Designs by Tenisha....state shapes created by spelling out the names of their cities.

Show a little state pride...and have a great day~

I receive compensation by  GroopDealz, however, the opinions expressed are 100% mine.  I love GroopDealz!


Decorating with Pictures~

Today I'm really excited to be taking part in Kristen Duke Photography's Decorating with Pictures series

Using family photos in my decor is one of my favorite ways to personalize a space.  I  love finding creative ways to display them. From gallery walls...

Read more and find a great tutorial after the break...


Frugal Friday

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

I have some fun Valentine's projects to share for my Frugal Round-up this week.

First up,  Seasoned Homemaker shared a tutorial for this adorable "LOVE" tea towel.  So cute!

Read more after the break...



Notice anything different?

It was time for a change here at the old Shabby Nest, and today I'm excited to reveal my new branding!

Because of my upcoming book, I really wanted to give the blog a new feeling.  I wanted it to be cleaner, more streamlined, but still have a personal feel to it.

I turned to my friend Stephanie from the blog Griffanie.  Stephanie is a fabulous young interior and graphic designer. Yep! She's a dual threat, my friends. ;-)  And she, along with her husband who's also an interior designer, author a great blog.  Serious talent here, my friends.  And...aren't they soooo cute?

via Griffanie.com
She knew exactly the look and feel that I wanted and I can't thank her enough for all her hard work on my behalf.

Hope you like the new look as much as I do!! 

Have a great day~


Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

It's already February folks!  So to start off today's Frugal Round-up, I'm featuring this cute Heart Shaped Chalkboard shared by The Real Thing with The Coake Family.

Read more after the break...


Meet Anne-Marie~

Today I'm excited to introduce you to another contributor to my new book.

Anne-Marie Barton is an interior designer here in Utah.  She has an amazing design aesthetic and impeccable taste.

Photo via AnneMarieBarton.com

I was lucky to have the opportunity to photograph Anne-Marie's beautiful home for my book, and today I'm excited to introduce you to her and her series of videos on The Design Network.

Read more after the break...