Welcome Little One! and A Treasured Heirloom

ceI have Very Exciting News to share! We recently welcomed a brand new family member. Our newest precious grandson was born earlier this month. Of course, the entire family is over-the-moon in love with the adorable baby boy and we are so happy for his proud parents, Brown-eyed Girl and her Handsome Hubby.  We are truly blessed! Babies are such amazing miracles! (And, of course, so much work for the new parents.) Please send positive thoughts and affirmations to the new Mommy and Daddy during these joyous, but challenging first weeks.

Our family has a very special heirloom that has become part of welcoming each new baby into our family. Continue reading

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Travel Diary: What I Did on Winter Vacation

20170224_072628-titleWe are back at home in Our MT Nest after spending the past two months in St. Augustine. We enjoyed our time there immensely and stayed busy. I took a vacation from writing blog entries. I find it’s difficult to come up with meaningful or interesting blog content when you’re vacationing away from home and not working on crafts, home improvement projects, or seasonal decorating.  But I took quite a few photos, so I decided to share some of them in a post that gives just a sampling of our Florida vacation activities.  Here’s what we did on our winter vacation. Continue reading

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Travel Diary: A Week of Contrasts


20170106_072630-ecw-titleThis week was a busy one for Mr. MT Nest and me and filled with contrasts, especially when it comes to the weather. We experienced nearly a 70 degree temperature change in less than 24 hours and went from walking on a sandy beach to trudging through snow and ice. Continue reading

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Happy New Year!


May 2017 bring health and much happiness to you and your loved ones! And may you have a safe and enjoyable New Year’s celebration. Continue reading

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Our Christmas Table


The centerpiece for our Christmas dinner tablesetting was simple, yet elegant. Three DIY mercury glass hurricanes each holding a strand of battery-operated fairy lights, three mercury glass pillar candle holders, and a faux pine garland intertwined between all these elements sit atop a script-printed table runner. Continue reading

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