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At 28 I…

Written on July 24, 2015 at 12:37 pm, by

At 28 I... | Birthday Check-In List

Yesterday was my birthday! I think birthdays are a great time to capture a bit of what someone’s life is like in the moment, so here’s a bit about me right now:

At 28 I…

  • …like very strong black coffee and need an extra espresso shot in lattes.
  • …have gotten
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April Reads

Written on July 13, 2015 at 1:33 pm, by

April Reads | The Nerd Nest

In April I read A LOT, partially because reading calms me when I’m stressed and partially because I had extra reading time during our foster baby’s weekly visitation. This month’s books were heavily sci fi and fantasy. I also read a ton of comics, a YA novel, and a bit … Continue

March Reads

Written on June 23, 2015 at 5:00 am, by

March 2015 Reads | The Nerd Nest

I have been reading A LOT the past few months, so writing these posts is taking longer! I’m going to have a reads post every week or two to catch up to the present. In March, I read a good dose of sci fi, comics, and non-fiction for my book … Continue

52 Recipes Minibook

Written on June 10, 2015 at 11:59 am, by

52 Recipes - Minibook Project from the Nerd Nest

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One of my ongoing goals in life is to try one new recipe a week. It doesn’t always happen–sometimes life gets too busy–but starting this goal is how I learned to cook years ago. It keeps me from falling into a rut Continue

June Day in the Life

Written on June 9, 2015 at 8:03 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

May Garden Update

Written on June 5, 2015 at 6:04 pm, by

May Garden | The Nerd Nest 1

The year, I’m going to share monthly gardening updates! I love looking at the progress and keeping a gardening record helps me learn what works and what doesn’t.

I was actually a bit neglectful of my garden in May. It was raining almost all of the time and it’s hard … Continue

May Day in the Life

Written on May 6, 2015 at 6:09 pm, 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

April Garden Update

Written on April 28, 2015 at 10:25 am, by

Irisies | The Nerd Nest Gardening

The year, I’m going to share monthly gardening updates! At the end of April, things aren’t looking too exciting in my little urban garden. But I think looking at the progress will be interesting. Keeping a gardening record also helps me learn what works and what doesn’t.

Gardening in my … Continue

February Reads

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

February Reads | The Nerd Nest 1

Pretty wide range of books read in February! I devoured comics, dystopian YA, classics, historical fiction, and lovely literature. Variety is the spice of life, right?

Here are the books I read in February:

February Reads | The Nerd Nest 3

Beloved (1987) Toni Morrison

In this Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Sethe escapes slavery to the free Continue

April Day in the Life

Written on April 7, 2015 at 7:33 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