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Step 2. Our New Office

As I detailed in this post, my new mantra for 2012 is One Step at a Time. When I think about all of the things that I’d like to do and change, it can be a little overwhelming. So instead of making big goals, we’re taking it one … Read the rest


Last night was the January MOC DIY Arts and Crafts Bazaar. It was a breath of fresh air compared to our first disaster craft show. The night was mostly like a big party with our artsy friends (and a few new friends too), where we happened to sell … Read the rest

MOC DIY Arts & Crafts Bazaar

If you live in the Kansas City area and want to hang with the Nerds of the Nest in person, now’s your chance. We’ll be joining other talented local artisans (tattoo artist and tattooed onsies maker Amy Bug, puppeteer and puppet maker Nico, poster designer and photographer Matthew Read the rest

There are 4,000 records in our living room

Today we bought out two rooms of records at our favorite local record store, Zebedee’s. Seriously.

This is what 4,000 records looks like.

Poppy held down the fort and let us borrow his truck so we could cram around 4,000 records into the back.


All of the records (except for maybe 3 boxes) were on the … Read the rest

We Were in an Etsy Finds E-mail!

Nerd Nest in Etsy Finds E-mail!

We finally got around to reading our non-essential e-mails and we saw that we were featured in Etsy’s Finds e-mail on Cyber Monday! Which is pretty much the best day of the year to be in Etsy’s shopping guide e-mail. Look how big the record bookends are! Woot!

Want to … Read the rest

Things Just Got a Little Crazy

Nerd Nest on MSN Lifestyle!

We woke up this morning and all of our record bookends were sold out! We quickly listed more, but things are going to be a little hectic around here before the holidays. The source of all of the awesome? The REAL Simple Holiday Gift Guide we were featured in was … Read the rest

NerdNest Featured in a Real Simple Gift Guide!

We’re thrilled to announce that our record bookends have been featured in a REAL Simple Holiday Gift Guide!

We're Featured in a Real Simple Gift Guide!

The guide is filled with great creative gift ideas for the men in your life. Men are notoriously hard to buy for, so we’re very proud to have an awesome product … Read the rest

Another Custom Book

Custom Mini Book

We just shipped out one of our customized Vintage Book Journals for one of our lovely Etsy shop customers, and we just had to share it! We shared a customized autumn book a while back, so now it’s perfect timing to share a Christmas one (it’s best to be prepared, … Read the rest

Custom Fall Book for Sandy

We just finished up a custom mini scrapbook for Sandy. We loved the way it turned out so much, we had to share it!

Custom Mini Book

Sandy wanted a book to use for Janel’s I will Fall for You class over at Run With Scissors. She thought one of our Vintage Read the rest

Scrapbooking Supplies as Gift Wrap

While I edit the oodles of photos we took over our “staycation” this weekend, I thought I’d give you a bit of eye candy.

Scrapbooking Supplies as Gift Wrap

We sold an Antique Book from our shop recently to a couple who made the purchase as a birth gift for their new baby daughter. They … Read the rest