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August Reads

Written on November 4, 2015 at 12:39 pm, by

August Reads | The Nerd Nest

In August, I didn’t have a lot of free reading time or brain power to dedicate to complicated concepts, as I was busting out a video a day for our 31 Days of Challenges unit Pocket Your Year. So I finished up the next volume in a series I’m … Continue

October is my Favorite

Written on October 20, 2015 at 1:41 pm, by

October is my favorite | The Nerd Nest

October is by far my favorite month of the year, and although I’ve been low energy for most of it due to some bad allergy / sinus stuff, I’m pushing through and packing in as much Autumn fun as possible.

I’m working on a lot behind the scenes–two new workshops, … Continue

October Day in the Life

Written on October 6, 2015 at 9:12 am, by

October Day in the Life

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

July Reads

Written on September 17, 2015 at 7:45 am, by

July 2015 Reads | The Nerd Nest

I broke out of my giant sci fi / fantasy kick a bit for two book club novels this month–both newer, popular books–but then went right back in for the fantasy and comics.

Quick book reviews from The Nerd Nest | July 2015

Here are the books I read in July:

Tell the Wolves I’m Home (2012) by Carol Rifka … Continue

September Day in the Life

Written on September 8, 2015 at 1:23 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

Summer Gardening

Written on September 4, 2015 at 9:19 am, by

Pumpkin Flower | The Nerd Nest

In Spring, when I was excited to get the garden going, I thought I’d be sharing monthly updates as I went along. It turns out that I couldn’t keep up with gardening for the most part this summer. A combination of weird weather, lots of mosquitos (we had to ditch … Continue

June Reads

Written on September 2, 2015 at 7:50 pm, by

June 2015 Reads | The Nerd Nest

I’m on a huge sci / fi fantasy kick this year. I have always loved these genres, but usually I come up for breath with classics and literature. Not this summer: I’ve had a lot on my plate and I’m looking for my book equivalent of comfort food. I’m doing … Continue

Fish Bowl Succulent Terrarium

Written on August 28, 2015 at 10:01 am, by

DIY Fish Bowl Succulent Terrarium | The Nerd Nest

Lately all of my projects are involved and time consuming, so I really wanted something I could do in an afternoon with the kids. The hardware store in our neighborhood has a fun collection of succulents and the kids love them.

Even though it’s just about the most stereotypical blogger … Continue

Week in the Life 2015 | Saturday

Written on August 24, 2015 at 9:17 am, by

Document what's in your lap for Week in the Life | The Nerd Nest

This week I’m participating in Ali Edwards’s Week in the Life. This time I’m sharing the highlights here on the blog and am journaling more fully in a notebook. Blurs are our foster baby.

You can read about my plan for the project here. I’m talking about Week Continue

Week in the Life 2015 | Friday – Jake’s Day

Written on August 22, 2015 at 12:44 pm, by

Get photos of yourself or your partner outside of your place of work for Week in the Life | The Nerd Nest

This week I’m participating in Ali Edwards’s Week in the Life. This time I’m sharing the highlights here on the blog and am journaling more fully in a notebook. Blurs are our foster baby.

You can read about my plan for the project here. I’m talking about Week Continue