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At 27 I…

Written on July 23, 2014 at 10:02 am, by

At 27 I... | The Nerd Nest

Today is my 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 me as I turn 27.

At 27 I…

  • …take several pictures every day, usually with my
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Day in the Life // July

Written on July 16, 2014 at 11:28 am, by

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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

Savoring Lately

Written on July 9, 2014 at 9:50 am, by

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This year, I’m trying to make a new meal every week. I’ve had some winners, so I thought I’d share some of the results of a few awesome chicken meals and side dishes with you!

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I subscribe to Rachel Ray Everyday magazine and I always try a few recipes out … Continue

Kansas City Maker Faire 2014

Written on June 30, 2014 at 9:55 am, by

Kansas City Maker Faire 2014 | The Nerd Nest

We spent last Saturday at Kansas City Maker Faire, which is one of our favorite things to do as a family every year. The Maker Faire has amazing inventions, interesting technology, fun activities, and plenty of nerd culture references: enough to keep any sort of nerd overjoyed and engaged. … Continue

Day in the Life // June

Written on June 18, 2014 at 11:03 am, by

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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

The Summer List

Written on June 16, 2014 at 10:09 am, by

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It’s been rainy sweater weather around here, so it hasn’t exactly felt summery yet. But it’s supposed to get up to the 90′s today, which means I feel like the seasonal page has turned. I thought I’d list the things my family is excited to do this summer.

This summer, … Continue

Savor April & May Recap

Written on June 12, 2014 at 5:00 am, by

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This year, I’m participating in Ali Edward’s One Little Word workshop. My word is savor, and I’m sharing a bit about how I connected with savor in the previous two months, how I did with my intentions, and my take on the month’s prompt from Ali.

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Carte Blanche

Written on June 11, 2014 at 5:00 am, by

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So, I cut off most of my hair. Or, rather, Virgil did. Beauty posts from me are super rare (because you probably don’t want to hear anything about beauty from a person who owns no make-up and wears pajamas most days), but this is kind of a big deal, so … Continue

New York

Written on June 3, 2014 at 12:01 pm, by

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Last month, Jake and I took the Mid-Atlantic by storm. We spent a day in Philadelphia, then headed to New Jersey to spend a weekend with Kristin and Jeff. Today I’m going to share the New York portion of the trip! Jake took most of these, because he’s fancy. … Continue

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Written on May 19, 2014 at 5:00 am, by

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey | The Nerd Nest

After our day in Philadelphia, Jake and I hopped a train to New Jersey to spend a weekend with Kristin and Jeff. We spent Friday just hanging out together (Kristin and Jeff made us an amazing dinner), but Saturday was all about the New Jersey Shore. We went to … Continue