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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Written on February 25, 2015 at 5:00 am, by

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Spider by Louise Bourgeois

Kansas City is filled with wonderful museums. When my out-of-town friends visited recently, they requested we add the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art to the itinerary. I was happy to oblige: I love this museum because special exhibits keep visits fresh, there is an emphasis on … Continue

The Nelson-Atkins Sculpture Park

Written on February 19, 2015 at 5:00 am, by

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City

My friends from Denver came for a surprise visit last weekend, and a visit to Kansas City isn’t complete without taking in the arts (and eating a lot of amazing food). We braved the numbing February weather and spent some time in the Nelson-Atkins Sculpture Park.

I probably have about … Continue

February Day in the Life

Written on February 10, 2015 at 9:38 am, by

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In 2013, I documented using Ali Edward’s Day in the Life concept monthly and it was one of my favorite projects ever. For the third year, I’m repeating the project. On the 4th of each month, I’m going to document my everyday life. I like having a set day because Continue

WEAVE January

Written on January 28, 2015 at 9:06 am, by

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My One Little Word for 2015 is Weave.

I’ve already shared my reasons for choosing the word, which have a lot to do with this month’s class assignment, but I wanted to show you how I used Ali’s printables to turn that blog post into pages for my scrapbook. … Continue

Today is for

Written on January 21, 2015 at 5:00 am, by

Clean up the floor with tea | The Nerd Nest

Scrubbing away at the paint on the spare room floor with tea. Totally works, takes a lot of elbow grease. So ready for this project room to be finished.

Playing the Harry Potter Lego game on our PS3 with Jonas.

Watching Jake master flying the quad copter he built.

Working … Continue

52 Recipes Book

Written on January 20, 2015 at 1:22 pm, by

52 Recipes - January | The Nerd Nest 1

The current Nerd Nest challenge is to document your goals, and as much as I love the idea of just listing out general goals and having that to refer back to, I wanted to document a goal over a longer period of time even more.

One of my ongoing … Continue

At 9 Eliza…

Written on January 14, 2015 at 5:00 am, by

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Last week was Eliza’s birthday! I think birthdays are a great time to capture a bit of what someone’s life is like in the moment, so I documented some of the things that really characterize her as she turned 9:

At 9 Eliza…

  • …wants to be an artist and spends
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Day in the Life // January

Written on January 9, 2015 at 5:00 am, by

January 2015 Day in the Life | The Nerd Nest 1

In 2013, I documented using Ali Edward’s Day in the Life concept monthly and it was one of my favorite projects ever. For the third year, I’m repeating the project. On the 4th of each month, I’m going to document my everyday life. I like having a set day because Continue

At 4 Jonas…

Written on January 6, 2015 at 5:00 am, by

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Last week was Jonas’s birthday! I think birthdays are a great time to capture a bit of what someone’s life is like in the moment, so I documented some of the things that really characterize him as he turned 4:

At 4 Jonas…

  • …loves babies and can make them giggle
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Weave

Written on December 31, 2014 at 5:00 am, by

Weave

My One Little Word for 2015 is Weave.

This time, my word didn’t just appear to me. I had to think about it a lot, mostly because I’ve had a very difficult time the past few months. I wanted a word that would give me strength through the difficulty, but … Continue