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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.

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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

Eliza at 9 | The Nerd Nest 1

Eliza at 9 | The Nerd Nest 2

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

At 4 Jonas | The Nerd Nest 1

At 4 Jonas | The Nerd Nest 3

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

Reading in a Foreign Language

Written on December 30, 2014 at 11:25 am, by

Harry Potter L'Ecole des Sorciers

I love French. I took 5 years of it in high school (two IB) and two semesters in college, but after all that, my French is still pretty darn pitiful. In fact, Eliza surpassed me on the French language front at the age of five, halfway into her first year … Continue

Day in the Life // December

Written on December 16, 2014 at 8:45 am, by

December Day in the Life | The Nerd Nest 15

Last year I played along with Ali Edward’s Day in the Life monthly and it was one of my favorite projects ever. This year, I’m repeating the project. On the 15th of each month, I’m going to document my everyday life. I like having a set day because I won’t … Continue

Pausing to Take in Beauty

Written on December 9, 2014 at 5:00 am, by

Kansas City Walk | The Nerd Nest 2

As part of my goal to savor this year, I’ve been working on slowing down and appreciating the things that are around me. One of the ways I do that is through photography.

Photo taking gets a bad rap. I hear a lot of “Put down the camera and live … Continue

Use Places to Bring Back Memories

Written on December 8, 2014 at 5:00 am, by

Use a Place to Bring Back Memories | The Nerd Nest

This month’s Nerd Nest Challenge is to Get Nostalgic. For the challenge, I’ve already shared two stories inspired by the season, but today I’d like to share another way for you to look at this challenge.

Nostalgia from a season or holiday can certainly bring back memories, but in … Continue