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Gamer Talk with Emily F. | Nerd Nest Challenge

Gamer Talk with Emily F. | Nerd Nest Challenge 1

Today Nerd Nest Challenges Creative Team member Emily F. is here to share her take on February’s Nerd Nest Challenge, Document Your Voice. Give a warm welcome to Emily F.!

Hello! Today, I am sharing my take on this month’s challenge: Document Your Voice. I will admit that when I first saw this challenge, I was both excited and slightly worried. At first, I thought about making a layout in Spanish or adding phrases that we say a lot in Spanish. However, my boys were playing Super Mario with my husband and I decided to make a layout about that. They say the cutest things while playing Super Mario and I just had to share with you all what they say.

Speech Bubble #1: I love how Gabriel says “Luigi”. Instead of saying the name with an L, he says it like “ouija”. He pronounces it like “Wee-jee”.

Speech Bubble #2: The boys sometimes call the Mario Bros., “The Plubber Guys”. They actually are trying to say “The Plumber Guys”.

Speech Bubble #3: The boys love Super Mario Bros. Their favorite characters are Mario, Luigi, and the Princess.

Gamer Talk with Emily F. | Nerd Nest Challenge 2

For this layout, I used my Freckled Fawn kit, Super Mario confetti, and enamel dot stickers. How cute are those speech bubbles? Those transparency alphas are awesome and really made my layout pop. The speech bubbles and alphas came in the Freckled Fawn kit and to be honest, this kit is just awesome for this challenge. Below are some up close photos of my layouts.

I definitely plan to make some more layouts that depicts how many family speaks. This was an awesome challenge and I can’t wait to see what you all create!

Gamer Talk with Emily F. | Nerd Nest Challenge 3

Emily is a blogger and memory keeper who loves spending time with her family. She is obsessed with planners, books, and making new things. You can find Emily over at The Emi Times, on Instagram, and Pinterest.

Thank you, Emily, for sharing your adorable take on this challenge! I love how you used it to document your family.

What can YOU document about your family’s voice?

Cork Speech Bubbles by Freckled Fawn | February Nerd Nest Challenge

Paper label stickers by Freckled Fawn | February Nerd Nest Challenge

Because I was so excited about the cork speech bubbles and journaling stickers for this challenge, Freckled Fawn is sponsoring and giving away a set to one lucky winner this month!

Giveaway closed February 29, 2016 at 11:55pm CT.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #nerdnestchallenge on social media!

January 18-24 | Pocket Scrapbooking 2016

January 18-24 Pocket Scrapbooking | The Nerd Nest 1

I’m here to share another weekly pocket spread with you! I’m loving this project and I’m taking my time to create spreads this year–usually printing my photos in batches for a few spreads at a time and then working on finishing up spreads over several quick sessions.

One of the most important things that keeps me from getting stuck on this project is being flexible with my timeline. Doing pocket scrapbooking weekly (with extra spreads for big events) helps me to narrow my everyday photos and stories down.

But I’ll also move my dates around slightly if it makes sense for my stories.

January 18-24 Pocket Scrapbooking | The Nerd Nest 2

I already shared my January 24-31 spread, but I included some photos from January 24 on this spread too. It made more sense to me to group the dates-with-one-kid-instead-of-three photos from Saturday and Sunday together and to start the next week after the big kids got back from their grandma’s, even though I usually have my pockets spreads run from Sunday to Saturday.

January 18-24 Pocket Scrapbooking | The Nerd Nest 3

Going on here: The kids doing “science experiments” in the bathroom, Eliza creating fashion out of play clothes and fabric, my #Thursday3 photo in the snow, a walk in our neighborhood and lots of snuggling.

I felt a little stuck with the design of this one several times, but after I chose the cards to put in, I was motivated to finish up by the idea to print out the dates in a large font trailing off of a patterned card. Sometimes one bold design choice can bring everything together.

January 18-24 Pocket Scrapbooking | The Nerd Nest 4

The two Design A page protectors weren’t a perfect fit for my photos, but adding in 3×4 photos in a 4×6 space is no big deal–on the left side I adhered a photo to the center of a 4×6 card, and on the right I used washi tape to connect a 3×4 journaling card and a 3×4 photo. You can make your page protectors work for you!

January 18-24 Pocket Scrapbooking | The Nerd Nest 5

Going on here: Going out for a friend’s birthday, my mom took the big kids to a trampoline place and they spent the night with her, the rest of us went out to dinner, for doughnuts, and to IKEA.

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Even though it is the most trendy hipster cliche right now, I really love the sticker from the doughnut shop. I started my color scheme for this spread with this little piece of memorabilia. Also I have to talk myself out of going back daily. (But I’ve already gone three or four times since this first visit! The doughnuts are crazy good.)

What inspires your pocket spreads?

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Selected Supplies: Freckled Fawn grey puffy alpha stickers // Kelly Purkey kit // Seven Paper Goldie journaling cards // Ali Edwards pen and Spark Story Kit // Becky Higgins Project Life Design A page protectors.

5 Ways I Document My Voice with Lisa | Nerd Nest Challenge

Today Nerd Nest Challenges Creative Team member Lisa is here to share her take on February’s Nerd Nest Challenge, Document Your Voice. Give a warm welcome to Lisa! It’s her birthday today, so happy birthday Lisa!!!

At first when I got the theme for this month, I was a little bit scared. Did I document my own voice? I have done scrapbook pages about myself and enjoyed it too. I do that for my daughter. Wouldn´t you want to find a scrapbook about your mom from when she was young? I know I would!

However, as I was thinking about this it suddenly hit me; I do document my voice! By doing memory keeping I use my voice for the journaling, right? And when I art journal I let my soul pour out on the page, don´t I? Going through my different projects I have been doing and still do, I found 5 ways I document my voice.

5 Ways I Document My Voice with Lisa | Nerd Nest Challenge

1. Photography

I have been an avid photographer for a long time. For years I have been known to log along my DSLR camera everywhere, from a walk in the woods to the grande galerie in the Louvre. I think that by taking photos of our everyday life as well as special occasions I have used my voice. I hold the camera, my eye is watching what is going on and I decide what gets captured most of the time. By looking through my albums you see what I see.

5 Ways I Document My Voice with Lisa | Nerd Nest Challenge

2. Memory keeping

Through my scrapbooking I use my voice and by that I document my voice. All my journaling is done with me telling the story from my perspective. Every week when I put together my Project Life spread, I go back and see what I want to include to tell our story.

5 Ways I Document My Voice with Lisa | Nerd Nest Challenge

3. Art Journaling

The last two years I have begun to do some art journaling. I have been admiring other art journaling people but haven´t found a way to do it my way. One day I just decided to do whatever I thought was fun without comparing myself to others. That was a great freeing feeling! Now I use my voice to create art journal pages that is me.

5 Ways I Document My Voice with Lisa | Nerd Nest Challenge

4. Art

I have always loved to paint, or rather play with paint. Now, I have painted a few paintings that are hanging around our house. They are clearly no Da Vinci´s, but I think that they tell a story about who I am. I even opened an Etsy shop to sell a few of them! But I also use crochet and other crafts to document my voice.

5. Mindfulness

The last was I found that I use to document my voice is by meditation and practicing mindfulness. Last year I attended a very good workshop that suited me perfectly! I learned some Chi Gong and relaxation and it has changed my life. I felt like I got the tools to calm myself and to ground me. Here my voice is quiet just to be able to be louder in the other 4 ways.

How do you document your voice?

Lisa is a passionate memory keeper who loves to document her little family´s life in scrapbooks. On top of running an etsy shop she likes to throw in a few diy`s here and there.

You can find Lisa here: blog, Instagram, Pinterest, Etsy.

Thank you, Lisa, for sharing how you document your voice through different creative outlets! How about all of you? Do you already document your voice in different creative ways?

Cork Speech Bubbles by Freckled Fawn | February Nerd Nest Challenge

Paper label stickers by Freckled Fawn | February Nerd Nest Challenge

Because I was so excited about the cork speech bubbles and journaling stickers for this challenge, Freckled Fawn is sponsoring and giving away a set to one lucky winner this month!

Giveaway closed February 29, 2016 at 11:55pm CT.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #nerdnestchallenge on social media!

Stay Inspired | Pocket Your Year

Stay Inspired Unit | Pocket Your Year

It’s time for the second unit in Pocket Your Year!

February’s unit in is all about Staying Inspired.

Most of us are motivated at the beginning of the year, but through the natural ebb and flow of this long term project, many of us drop off.

Let’s figure out how to stay inspired early on by deciding how we’ll find time for pocket scrapbooking, where to get motivation, how to move past roadblocks, finding your spark, and, of course, staying inspired.

The Stay Inspired unit in Pocket Your Year 2016 has begun!

As with other months in the year, for this unit you will find:

  • Lesson video presentation
  • Process video with my take on the unit assignment
  • Lesson PDF
  • Worksheet PDF
  • Creative Team Inspiration PDF
  • Assignment Gallery
  • Giveaway
  • Discussion forums
  • Weekly discussion question

Join now and develop methods to keep yourself inspired with pocket scrapbooking for the long haul!

Pocket Your Year 2016 - A Year Long Pocket Scrapbooking Course from The Nerd Nest

January 24-31 | Pocket Scrapbooking 2016

January 24-31 Pocket Scrapbooking 2016 | The Nerd Nest

In addition to some of the fun kits I’m subscribing to from Ali Edwards and Kelly Purkey this year, I’m trying to use more of my Project Life kits. I probably have enough of them for a lifetime! I actually have a harder time using these simpler kits, but adding a few embellishments here and there helps me to brighten them up and make them feel a little more “me.”

January 24-31 Pocket Scrapbooking 2016 | The Nerd Nest

This time I combined the Project Life Ready Set Go Value kit with embellishments from past Freckled Fawn kits.

January 24-31 Pocket Scrapbooking 2016 | The Nerd Nest

This side is everyday stuff: a pretty sunset, Jonas rocking his new shirt from his grandma, snuggling and reading to the kids, baking, playing, and visitors.

January 24-31 Pocket Scrapbooking 2016 | The Nerd Nest

I added in a 6×8 insert so I could fit in an extra story about our foster baby and a photo of our friends over for dinner.

January 24-31 Pocket Scrapbooking 2016 | The Nerd Nest

January 24-31 Pocket Scrapbooking 2016 | The Nerd Nest

January 24-31 Pocket Scrapbooking 2016 | The Nerd Nest

I wanted to use a Design P protector, with all 4×4 spots, so I cut down 4×6 cards from the kit.

It was glorious to have a nice, warm, bright day in the park, so I dedicated a full page to the photos.

January 24-31 Pocket Scrapbooking 2016 | The Nerd Nest

Selected Supplies: Freckled Fawn puffy word stickers, vellum alphabet stickers, and acrylic doodle ovals from the Gypsy kit and transparency hearts from the Capture kit // Kelly Purkey Outline Alphabet stamp // Momento Luxe Gray Flannel ink // Ali Edwards pen // Becky Higgins Project Life Ready Set Go Value Kit and Design A, Design P, and 6×8 Design 2 page protectors.

January 24-31 Pocket Scrapbooking 2016 | The Nerd Nest

November Reads

November Reads 2015 | The Nerd Nest

Last November I kept up with my giant 2015 sci-fi and fantasy kick and finished up a few spooky reads I started in October.

Books Read in November 2015 | The Nerd Nest

Here are the books I read in November:

Handling the Undead (2005) by John Ajvide Lindqvist

In Stockholm, thousands of recently deceased people rise again. Families must decide what to do with their reanimated loved ones and the government tries to determine how to handle the undead.

This book carried over from my spooky October reading. I was excited to read this book because Let the Right One In by Lindqvist is one of my favorite horror novels and had high hopes for this one as well. Just as Let the Right One In was a wholly unique take on a vampire novel, Handling the Undead is fresh look on zombies.

The characters are fantastic, flawed, and realistic. I loved the imagining of how Sweden’s people and government would attempt to solve a mystical problem. And while I wasn’t a big fan of the reasoning behind the rise of the undead, I otherwise loved this book. I’m excited to read more from this author.

The Martian (2015) by Andy Weir

Mark Watney is an astronaut and botanist on one of the first missions on Mars. His crew is forced to leave him behind. Faced with obstacle after obstacle in the uninhabitable environment, Mark has to figure out how to survive and NASA has to figure out if they can rescue him.

This book puts the science in science fiction.

I am amazed at how much effort was made to make this book as realistic as possible and was on the edge of my seat to find out what would happen next the whole time. It’s the ultimate man vs. nature conflict–it’s just that this nature is completely unnatural for human beings.

The humor and Watney’s perspective were just as important to me as the plot, so the movie didn’t hold up quite as well for me (though I enjoyed it) because it was missing Watney’s inner voice.

I loved this book (I read it in practically one sitting) and Jake loved it too; he listened to the audiobook and then passed my hard copy around the office. Based on feedback from friends, if you aren’t at all interested in science or you think it’s boring, you probably aren’t going to like this book. Otherwise, I highly highly recommend it.

Feast for Crows (2005) by George R. R. Martin

In the fourth book of the epic fantasy Song of Ice and Fire series, a kingdom ravaged by war finally reaches an uneasy peace from the battlefield, but the aftermath of war leaves the kingdom wounded, and the remaining factions are left squabbling over the crumbs.

This was my third time reading this book (I guess this series is joining the ranks with Harry Potter for yearly re-reading) and I get something new out of it every time. I have a lot of fun paying close attention to double meanings in prophesies and the rumors spread by characters in the book so I can develop fan theories of what I think will happen.

The first time through, this book was disappointing because I didn’t know going in that the fourth and fifth books are split geographically. I was waiting for some of my favorite characters to pop up the whole time and was hoping for a return to the aftermath of some plot twists at the end of the third book.

Now this book is one of my favorites in the series (I like Storm of Swords best), because it shows more than any other the world of Westeros from women’s perspectives. It shows how particularly harmful the strong patriarchy in this world is for the men who don’t fit a narrow definition of manhood. It’s a great read from a feminist perspective.

And I’ve strengthened my resolve that I know some things that are coming in Season / Book 6 (other than Winter, of course).

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (2015) by George R. R. Martin

Almost a century before the events in a Song of Ice and Fire, a hedge knight and his squire adventure around Westeros.

This book combines three novellas about Dunk, a tall, poor hedge knight, and Egg, his bald young squire.

The first twist is easily callable for readers of the Song of Ice and Fire series, but this is a fun look into the history of the fantasy world when the Targaryens still ruled.

It’s also great to see the stories from a regular person’s perspective instead of a member of one of the great families or a person involved in the politics of the kingdom.

Game of Thrones fans will love it. And if you enjoy the television series, but the 900 page averages and multiple view points in the book series are a little too dense for you, this is a great way to dip in!

Batgirl- The Darkest Reflection

Graphic novels this month:

November 2015 Reads | The Nerd Nest

Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Make sure to put a big SPOILERS warning in your comment to warn others if you have ‘em.

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5 Pages that Document Family Sayings with Jen| Nerd Nest Challenge

5 Tips for Achieving Memory Keeping Goals with Jen| Nerd Nest Challenge

Today Nerd Nest Challenges Creative Team member Jen is here to share her take on January’s Nerd Nest Challenge, Document Your Voice. Give a warm welcome to Jen!

When I saw this month’s challenge, I got pretty excited. I knew exactly what I wanted to scrap- my accent (or lack thereof).

Journaling reads- I’ve been told by several people that I don’t sound very Southern. I think it comes from listening to audiobooks read by accent-less people all my life. I have a really annoying habit of unconsciously mimicing the way other people around me talk, so if I’m around non-southerners, my accent isn’t as noticeable. Though when I go back home to Nashville, the drawl definitely comes out. It also appears when I’m really excited (“ex-sah-ted”) or mad (‘mah-yuhd”).

I also remembered a couple more LO’s I’ve done in the past about the way my family members speak. I love that I have pages commemorating the way my stepson used to add extra “g’s”, the varied meanings of the word “chirp”, funny conversations I have with my sister, and the sappy way my husband and I end every text conversation. I love capturing little things like these that make our family unique.

5 Tips for Achieving Memory Keeping Goals with Jen| Nerd Nest Challenge

Journaling reads- Charles used to add extra “G’s” into words when he was little. He would say “glaggez” for glasses and “gagenda” for agenda. It’s one of those things that he doesn’t remember doing at all, but Jason and I still say to each other sometimes, all these years later. 2006

5 Tips for Achieving Memory Keeping Goals with Jen| Nerd Nest Challenge

Journaling reads- We say “Chirp” a lot in my family. Chirp can mean anything from a greeting to an affirmation. We often begin conversations with “Chirp”. “Chirp” can be used in place of ”yes” as well. It can also be a non-responsive answer. For example, if you are asked “Did you eat all the cookies?”, an appropriate response could be “Chirp!” It’s a sort of non-answer, like pleading the fifth.

5 Tips for Achieving Memory Keeping Goals with Jen| Nerd Nest Challenge

Journaling reads- Our family has been huge P.G. Wodehouse fans for generations. My sister and I have read some of the books so many times that we have whole chunks memorized. We will often randomly quote passages to each other, which is probably strange to a lot of people. I’m sure not very many people get Super Excited over cow creamers like we do.

5 Tips for Achieving Memory Keeping Goals with Jen| Nerd Nest Challenge

Journaling reads- We always close every text conversation or email with this sentence. We’ve done so for as long as I can remember.

I already have a coupe of ideas for pages documenting more family sayings. I’m excited to see what the rest of the CT has come up with, and of course I’d love to see your take on this challenge!

Jen Johnson is originally from Nashville, but ran away to South Florida to marry a boy she met on the Internet. She has always been a memory keeper, but never realized it until she discovered digital scrapbooking in 2009. Now she loves to document her life in SoFlo with her husband, stepson, and cat, cleverly named Miss Kitty. Her biggest scrapbook is the “All About Jen” book. She worries that might sound narcissistic, but who else is more qualified to tell her story? She loves to travel, read, eat good food, and watch bad TV. She has a blog, hclappy scraps, where she writes about digiscrapping, minimalist Project Life, (step)motherhood, and her search for that ever-elusive “healthy lifestyle” everyone talks about. She says Y’all and Yonder a lot, loves run-on sentences, and finds it a bit awkward talking about herself in third person.

Cork Speech Bubbles by Freckled Fawn | February Nerd Nest Challenge

Paper label stickers by Freckled Fawn | February Nerd Nest Challenge

Because I was so excited about the cork speech bubbles and journaling stickers for this challenge, Freckled Fawn is sponsoring and giving away a set to one lucky winner this month!

Giveaway closed February 29, 2016 at 11:55pm CT.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #nerdnestchallenge on social media!

Pocket Scrapbooking 2016 | January 10-16

January 10-16 Pocket Scrapbooking | The Nerd Nest

I’m loving documenting the everyday with pocket scrapbooking this year. I’ve been separating bigger events out into their own pages (like Jonas’s birthday party for this particular week), so these weekly spreads are reserved for the everyday.

January 10-16 Pocket Scrapbooking | The Nerd Nest

For this week, my photos were dark and mostly inside, so I made sure to counteract that with light supplies.

I used the Ali Edwards Heart Story Kit for this spread. Combined with more simple cards (this time a few Goldie journaling cards), these kits can usually work really well with weekly / everyday pocket spreads, regardless of the theme.

January 10-16 Pocket Scrapbooking | The Nerd Nest

This side is a lot of little moments, like our kids playing outside, taking Eliza to school because she missed the bus one day, Eliza teaching Jonas math on a homework website she uses, Jonas locking us all outside and my grandpa saving us (thank goodness it was a nice day), a whiteboard with Jake’s brainstorming at work, going to brunch, Jonas and his aunt Savannah at her 21st birthday party, and our foster baby and niece looking at each other adorably in front of the fire at Jake’s parents’ house.

January 10-16 Pocket Scrapbooking | The Nerd Nest

This side has one more photo from Jake’s sister’s birthday, then the rest of the photos are for a combined birthday gathering for Jake’s dad and step-mom plus watching a playoff football game. That all includes present opening, Playdoh creations, fooseball, and archery (!!!).

I’m not a football fan, but the game is represented with heart card in Kansas City colors from the Heart Story Kit, which was a jumping off point for my product choices for the page. Sometimes all it takes is one little spark of an association between your stories and products to get the ball rolling for the design portion of pocket scrapbooking.

The love theme worked well, because most of the photos this week documented relationships with our family.

January 10-16 Pocket Scrapbooking | The Nerd Nest

January 10-16 Pocket Scrapbooking | The Nerd Nest

I’m not overthinking these pages and I’m keeping it simple, which is motivating me to get more done!

Are you pocket scrapbooking this year? How are you doing with it?

Selected Supplies: Ali Edwards Heart Story Kit // Seven Paper Goldie journaling cards // Freckled Fawn chipboard phrase sticker from the Together is Best kit // Becky Higgins Project Life Design A page protectors.

March 30 Days of Lists Registration is Open + My Base!

30 Days of Lists March 2016 Base | The Nerd Nest

Registration for my favorite journaling challenge, 30 Days of Lists opened today for the March 2016 round!

30 Days of Lists is a simple: one prompt, every day, for 30 Days. Not everyone can document an elaborate scrapbook page daily, but you can capture a bit about your life and your thoughts with a list!

I love that this challenge helps me to document things about myself that I’d otherwise never think to document. It really helps me capture who I am and how I’m feeling in the moment.

You can list however you’d like–in a planner, a journal, on sticky notes, in a minibook with pictures and decorations, or with simple pocket pages.

I like to plan ahead and make my base so during the challenge, I only have to worry about the listing.

30 Days of Lists March 2016 Base | The Nerd Nest

This round, I’m using my stash and combining an older American Crafts Daybook with cards from the Jade edition Project Life kit and the rukristin 30 Days of Lists stamp.

30 Days of Lists March 2016 Base | The Nerd Nest

30 Days of Lists March 2016 Base | The Nerd Nest

I love how bright and colorful this combination is–perfect for the first month of Spring!

30 Days of Lists March 2016 Base | The Nerd Nest

30 Days of Lists March 2016 Base | The Nerd Nest

I’m so excited to get started.

Have you signed up for 30 Days of Lists before? How did it go? Are you joining in for the March 2016 round?

30 Days of Lists March 2016 Base | The Nerd Nest

I’m an ambassador for 30 Days of Lists, so I spread my love of the challenge in an official manner. You can see why I love #30Lists here, and I’m an affiliate so any purchases you make through these links support the Nerd Nest! Sign up for the #30Lists Newsletter so that you can keep up with #30Lists news.

Documenting Family Sayings | Nerd Nest Challenge

Document Your Family Sayings | Nerd Nest Challenge

This month’s Nerd Nest Challenge is to Document Your Voice.

Today I’m sharing another take on the challenge–make sure to check back on Mondays throughout February to see projects from the Nerd Nest Creative Team.

My first page for this project was all about how I talk, but for this one I wanted to make a family page to document some of the weird things we say that are unique to our family–mostly because of mispronunciations from the kids when they were toddlers.

I filled speech bubble patterned paper with info about these family words: the saying, the translation, the word origin, any motions that go with it, and how we use it.

Document your inside joke family sayings | The Nerd Nest

I made a double page layout, mostly focusing on the speech bubble paper, but also showcasing the most recent photos of all five family members together (which happened to be our New Year’s selfies–we need to set up a tripod and get us all into one shot).

I used two different pieces of patterned 12×12 paper for the background. To make the spread look cohesive, I sliced a few inches off of each paper and swapped them to either side, securing them on the back with washi tape. (You could also adhere each piece to cardstock.) This is a great trick if you want a double page patterned paper layout, but don’t have two pages of the same pattern.

What are the orgins of your family sayings? | Nerd Nest Challenge

I left some of the speech bubbles blank so I can fill in more as we adopt additional sayings or as I remember ones currently in us–these things often become such a part of your family lexicon that it’s hard to remember what you say until the situation arises!

This was a fun page to make and I’d love to see you make one too! What are your favorite family words or sayings?

Selected Supplies: Freckled Fawn transparent hearts from the Capture kit and glitter arrows // Dear Lizzy Documentary Wonder Paper // Seven Paper Goldie Goldie paper // Ali Edwards Precision pen // staples.

Cork Speech Bubbles by Freckled Fawn | February Nerd Nest Challenge

Paper label stickers by Freckled Fawn | February Nerd Nest Challenge

Because I was so excited about the cork speech bubbles and journaling stickers for this challenge, Freckled Fawn is sponsoring and giving away a set to one lucky winner this month!

Giveaway closed February 29, 2016 at 11:55pm CT.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #nerdnestchallenge on social media!

P.S. The winner of January’s Nerd Nest Challenge is Tosh L.. Congratulations Tosh! E-mail me at thenerdnest(at)gmail.com to claim your prize.