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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Time Flies....

Hello!
How are you!?
It's been a very long time...too long since my last blog post.
I guess the saying is true that time flies when your having fun!
Hard to believe its July 26th..........and we are more then half way through our summer vacation.
The weather here is FINALLY warming up we are expecting a few
90's this week and it makes me happy!
How has your summer been treating you?
Ours has been jammed pack with work, vacation, summer camps, swimming,
and enjoying the lazy days of summer.
 
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Andrew played baseball all summer long and did a great job!
His team came in 4th place out of 12 teams and he really made
huge progress this year....next year he jumps up to the next level (minors)
that's going to be a big change for him however he really seems to enjoy baseball
so that's a plus....oh yeah and I's sure getting ice cream after all the games helps too, lol!
 
 
My All-Star!!
 
I also decided to CHOP my hair off this week...an entire 12 inches got cut off!
It felt refreshing to get that much hair cut off and I am loving my new cut...
I think I'm going to rock the short hair for awhile.

 
 Andrew and I have been spending a lot time outside swimming and
hanging out at Pioneer Waterland with each other. I am HAPPY that my
son enjoys the sunshine as much as me!!

 

 
Hard to believe that this kid is tall enough to drive his own go kart at Pioneer Waterland!
When the attendant measured him and said he was tall enough his eyes lit up like
it was Christmas morning, I on the other hand was a bit nervous.
 
Summer time for me also means reading a good book!
I just got done reading......
Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews http://www.amazon.com/dp/1250065933/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_z9vAub1089FPF          Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews       
         
and I'm currently reading...
 
cool artificial about Ladies Night book from Mary Kay Andrews
 

 I have really been enjoying Mary Kay Andrews writing....her books
even inspired our vacation to Tybee Island, Georgia in June!
If you have never read one of her books you should pick one up from the library
or book store they are really good!
Next post I'll share our vacation to Tybee Island. Georgia it was FANTASTIC!
 
Oh my....I almost forget to share...with you guys.....one of the most exciting
things that is happening this Summer is that we are relocating
The Nest to the Main Street in Chardon!!
It's like a dream come true to have The Nest be apart of our local square and we move in
just 2 short weeks already!!!
 
 
Well I've enjoyed catching up with everyone and I plan on
blogging more frequently again (sorry).....till the next time
enjoy the sunshine and soak it all up!
 
Hearts in Nature - Curated by Lori Cartwright | kirtsy
 
-Steph-
 

 
 


Thursday, April 9, 2015

March Craft Club and Other News.....

Another soggy day around here......it's Spring Break...and I think
we can all use a break from the weather lately.
Hoping to see the sun soon and hoping it sticks
around for more then a few hours!!!
 
 
 
Today is my #1 man's birthday!!!
Happy Birthday K---
you are "our ROCK"
19 years together and 19 birthdays shared with
my best friend!!!
 
 
Our March Craft Club was a hit this past month!
The ladies all created the most adorable Spring wreaths
and I hope they are adding some sunshine to everyone's homes!
 

 





 
We are currently hosting our April Craft Club and the first two groups of ladies have
created the most adorable sets of bird houses for their Spring Décor
(stay tuned for pics).
We are getting ready to announce our May Craft Club Project and dates.....
if you would like to receive notification regarding this head over to.....
 
thenestchardon.com
and
 JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST!!
 
May is going to be another good one you won't want to miss out on a night of
crafting, mingling, shopping, and eating with the most amazing group of ladies.
 
Around the store we have been busy restocking with new furniture pieces and other
home décor items. I had Bronchitis pretty bad all last week so my productivity level was
non-existent. I am looking forward to this weekend and getting a lot of BIG pieces
in the store for next week....stay tuned for pics!
 
Some new smaller pieces just added to the store...
 
 
This OHIO window sold in like a half hour...Megan I hope you are enjoying it!
I will be making MORE!!


 
These nesting tables are really cute!
Would be perfect for kids to sit and play on!



Another adorable side table that sold almost instantly.
This one I wanted to keep for myself I just love it!
Jamie I hope you are enjoying it!!!
 


Small chest of drawers painted two-toned in charcoal and cream.
 

 
The most unique side table painted in a soft gray.
 
So much good stuff right now in the store....stop in and check it all out!!
 
One last note...Mother's Day is right around the corner and
we are going to be having a Mother's Day Sale.....it's going to be good!
We will be sending out an email in regards to our Mother's Day Sale!!!
 
Well that should about wrap things up for now!!
I'll leave you with some sunshine!!!
 


Have a good night!
-Steph-
 
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ladies Night @ The Nest

A few weeks back we hosted our 2nd Ladies Night!
If you missed it...you must come when we have another one....
it is a good time and everyone really enjoys themselves!
This second Ladies Night I tried to change things up a bit and we had a few new
vendors that were a great addition to our event.
 
 
Our very own Joy and Hannah from Love Designs!
All the ladies loved creating their own metal hand-stamped bracelet or ring....
I love mine too ......
 
 
 
 
 
Tiffany from Maddie B's Boutique brought the cutest little girl hair accessories and
some pretty adorable vintage home décor too!

 
Cory gave away a free mini family portrait session.....and Alicia was the lucky winner!
 


Kristin from Earth Eats set up for the night with her delicious all natural
jams, jellies, granola  and MUCH MORE! Her products are always a hit!
 

 
 Christie from Pampered Chef had some really unique new items to share with the ladies too.
 

 
Kristyl from Toe Ink was swamped all night!
The ladies all love receiving their $5.00 express manicures.
 


 We had a dessert and coffee bar as well as a wine, cheese and cracker bar!
Good food and drinks was had by all!
 

So many ladies hand-stamped their own metal cuffs or rings....
it is fun to see what message everyone decides to stamp...
no two bracelets or rings turned out the same! 
Each one was "unique" just like all of us!
 

 
It was nice seeing so many customers mingling with one another and
 also getting to know our vendors better. 
We have the BEST customers and Ladies Night is our way of saying "thank you"
for supporting us within the Chardon Community.
 

 
The store was jammed pack that night with a lot of new home décor items and some
ladies even went home with some new items to freshen up their homes just in time for Spring!
 


Becky getting her nails painted by the talented Kristyl from Toe Ink!
 


We had a great turnout and have already been asked by several ladies when
our next Ladies Night will be!! I am so grateful that The Nest brings happiness
 to so many ladies....it is my slice of heaven that I LOVE sharing with others.
 
 
 

 
My mom and mother-in-law helped me out that night!
They are great helpers and I am grateful to have both.
 
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT CAME OUT AND HAD A GOOD TIME!!
 
On another note:
Monday afternoon we received notification from the
 
Cleveland Hot List......
The Nest was voted
#1 for
Best Furniture for 2015!!!!
 
 
 
THANK YOU-THANK YOU-THANK YOU
To everyone that voted for us!!!!!
We appreciate it greatly!
 
-Steph-
 
 







Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Hello March.....Goodbye February!!!

We just wrapped up another exciting month at The Nest....
it was filled with February Craft Clubs, a Surprise 40th Birthday Party,
 a Valentine Themed Birthday party, a visit from New Day Cleveland, new furniture,
and a ton of new Spring Home décor items!!!
We are welcoming March with open arms and patiently waiting for Spring!!!
 
 
Are you ready for Spring!?
I am sooo ready!!
Bring it on!!
 
This week we are hosting Ladies Night on Friday, March 6 from 6:30-9:00 pm
If you live in the surrounding area grab a girlfriend and join us!!
 
 
 
You can find more information here about all the details...
 

 This past month New Day Cleveland from Fox 8 visited us when
they were filming a segment on shops in the snow belt!
It was an experience I will never forget and
we were truly honored to be contacted by them!!


We also hosted many Craft Clubs!!
The Nest Crafting Studio is such a happy place and
when all the amazing ladies get together its magical!

 
 Now get ready for picture overload.......

Our February Craft Club was a BLAST!
The ladies created a 14 ft wooden bunting with decorative paper and paint!
They all turned out ADORABLE!








We also were honored to host Maddy's Valentine's Day themed Birthday Party!
The little ladies did an amazing job creating their "one-of-a-kind" canvas.



What a bunch of sweethearts showing off their work!

We also hosted Chelsie's Surprise 40th Birthday Party!
Chelsie is a regular customer at The Nest and when her
friend, Holly called to plan this party I knew
Chelsie would LOVE it!


 These ladies were the best party planners....... they thought of every little detail!



For Chelsie's party they painted and designed wood serving trays.



Group photo of all the lovely ladies!
Thank you Holly for hosting an amazing night out for everyone!

In between all of the Craft Clubs etc.
we have been restocking the store with a lot of new furniture pieces
and Spring home décor items.












 
Phew that last was a long post...thanks for sticking with me till the end!
Hope to see you at Ladies Night!
Think Spring :)
-Steph-