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My Love for Spark E-Course + a Giveaway

Written on September 22, 2014 at 5:00 am, by

30 Days of Lists Blog Hop | The Nerd Nest

This summer I was struggling a little bit with blogger burnout. I didn’t know which direction I wanted to go, was having a love/hate relationship with “blog land” itself, and was going through a personal guilt struggle. The main thing that helped me out of the slump was the … Continue

BUILD Virtual Retreat

Written on August 19, 2014 at 11:59 am, by


This weekend you’ll find me parked at my computer in between furious bouts of working on class content. The occasion? Amy from Lemon and Raspberry is hosting a virtual retreat for registered BUILDers.

You’ve heard of BUILD from me before: I’m one of the guest contributors in the ecourse*. … Continue

Spark | Halfway There

Written on July 2, 2014 at 10:14 am, by


Right now I’m working through some stuff and part of this (recurring) quarter life crisis was questioning the direction I’m heading as a blogger. Ironically, when I signed up for Spark, an e-mail based blogging ecourse Kam of Campfire Chic designed to “rekindle your love of blogging” (so clever), … Continue

8 Awesome Resources to Help You Improve Your Writing & Blogging

Written on May 29, 2014 at 5:00 am, by

Mustard Yellow Smith Corona DeVille Typewriter

I love sharing things by my friends, and you’re about to get a bucketful of awesome blogging and writing resources they’ve come up with lately!

Trying Stuff = Awesome Blog Content | How to get 5 blog posts out of trying something new

Written on November 26, 2013 at 8:25 am, by

Trying Stuff = Awesome Blog Content | How to get 5 blog posts out of trying something new by Kam of Campfire Chic

This post is brought to you by Kam of Campfire Chic.

My One Little Word for the Year is BRAVE. I love the word and am even considering making it my word for 2014, too. Why I do I like it? A part of being brave is trying new … Continue

How to Create a Private Blog

Written on September 5, 2013 at 9:54 am, by

How to Create a Private Blog to Store Your Memories

One of my favorite ways to record longer journaling for memory keeping is to write long blog posts. I then go back and copy / paste them when I’m ready to use may saved stories for something in a scrapbook. My blog is so helpful to me as a memory … Continue

Blog Mind Map | Find Your Voice Week 3

Written on August 8, 2013 at 2:52 pm, by

Blog Mind Map | Find Your Voice Week 3

Lesson 3 of the FREE Find Your Voice workshop from rukristin papercrafts is all about working out your goals. And if you’ve been around for awhile, you know I’m practically built of those.

At the same time I was working on the FYV coursework, I was also working on a … Continue

Guest Post Extravaganza Round-Up

Written on August 8, 2013 at 6:00 am, by

We are so thankful to the 11 ladies that helped us keep the Nerd Nest awesome while we are on vacation, and we are blown away with these posts. I thought I’d round ’em up for you so you can read them all in case you missed a few (and … Continue

Tell Us What You Think!

Written on July 25, 2013 at 9:26 am, by

What Do You Think of the Nerd Nest

We’ve been working on a blog redesign for the past few months and we’re so excited to be so close to finishing it! The new design is cleaner, loads faster, and is much easier to navigate. Wahoo!

We thought that, before we launch the new design, it might be a … Continue

Hang Out at the Nest | Call for Guest Post Submissions

Written on July 8, 2013 at 10:26 am, by

Guest Post at the Nerd Nest!

We’re going on vacation at the end of the month, and we want to keep things awesome around here while we’re gone. We’ll be scheduling a few posts of our own during the time we’re busy, but we thought it would be a great opportunity to hear from some awesome … Continue