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Planet Comicon

Written on March 24, 2015 at 10:29 am, by

Planet Comicon | The Nerd Nest 1

We recently attended what’s become one of our favorite nerd adventures of the year: Planet Comicon. This year was extra exhausting with three kids (our foster baby LOVED all of the stimulation), but it was so worth it.

Planet Comicon | The Nerd Nest 2

Here were a few highlights:

-We got in and oriented just … Continue

Spring Breaking

Written on March 17, 2015 at 8:17 am, by

Planet Comicon | The Nerd Nest

I’m taking this week off to enjoy Spring Break! See you next week.… Continue

March Day in the Life

Written on March 13, 2015 at 8:36 am, by

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

Refinishing Our Hardwood Floor

Written on March 10, 2015 at 8:44 am, by

Refinishing Hardwood Floors | The Nerd Nest 1

We’re finally done refinishing the spare room! Jake and I have been working on it in our spare time for months, and it is finally livable! If you need a refresher, here’s the before.

Refinishing Hardwood Floors | The Nerd Nest 2

The most time consuming part of fixing up this room was paint removal. I’ve already … Continue

New Pet Changes

Written on March 9, 2015 at 11:49 am, by

New Pet Changes

This month’s Nerd Nest challenge is to list it! Memory keeping isn’t just about scrapbooking–blogging is memory keeping too. I personally like to use blogging as a placeholder for my stories so I can document now and make stuff with the memories later!

Today I’m encouraging you to list the … Continue

Spring Break Project Ideas

Written on March 6, 2015 at 9:43 am, by

Spring Break Projects | The Nerd Nest

Spring Break is coming up, so we’re planning a week of awesomeness to keep the kids engaged. We’ll do plenty: our friends are coming from out of town to stay with us for Planet Comicon, Jake took Saint Patrick’s Day off so we can walk to the big parade, … Continue

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

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

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art | Louise Bourgeois | The Nerd Nest

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

February Day in the Life | The Nerd Nest 2

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

January One Little Word | The Nerd Nest 1

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