Family Life, Crafting, The Nest Storefront, Things That Make Me Smile,

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Peach Picking.

This past Sunday Kev, Andrew, and I went to a local
farm and picked peaches!  We try and pick peaches at this
local farm each year and it is a blast.  The owners are so friendly and
even permit you to pick peaches and eat them while you are walking around...
I have to admit I think I did more "sampling" then actually picking this year!
If you live in the Chardon area or just want to take a ride out
to the country....I highly recommend this place....we cut our Christmas
tree down each year from this farm is great and local!

Andrew also sampled A LOT of peaches!!

The peach trees were just LOADED with tons of fresh peaches waiting to be picked!
Rows...and...Rows of peaches.

It was hard to select that perfect peach because they were all so good!

With all the peaches we brought home I need to find a recipe
and make something delicious. My mother-in-law whipped up
a great desert with them the other night..I think I may need another slice
of it!!

Andrew enjoyed climbing the peach trees.......

And he even was boosted up on Kev's shoulders to pick the BIG peaches at the very top of the trees!

My Boys=Happiness.

We went home with a basket of farm fresh peaches.

 Look at how good they look....they taste even better!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Our Fourth Of July (A Bit Late ;) )

This is a bit late but late is better then never!
We had a low key relaxing Fourth of July spent at
my Uncle's boat this year. 
Kev and I usually have a big 4th of July cookout for both sides of our
 families but this year we could not add more to our year!!!

Andrew enjoyed several rides on the canoe with Kev and Joey.
I am lucky to have such a great hubby and an amazing cousin that is going
to make an awesome dad one day too!!

I took Andrew on a canoe ride with Kev too-who would have
thought is was so much work paddling!!!!!

It was nice spending time with our family and relaxing by the lake.
Little Leah!!

Andrew was a fishing machine....he fished for hours and caught a lot of channel catfish.
Proud Boy!!

That night Kev made a nice fire and we all enjoyed Smore's!!
Gotta love a good campfire and Smore's in the summertime.
Andrew and Katie remind me of my cousin Kara and I...we would do everything together!

I have to say Kev makes a good campfire!!

Riley had to get in on all the action too!

And then we hit the high school for our annual viewing of fireworks with
Lynn and the kids!The past two years the fireworks have gotten rained
out BUT not this year!

The sky was picture perfect for the fireworks!!
How was your Fourth of July!?!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Our Summer So Far.....

Well Summer is officially half way over....not sure how it happened but time seems to be flying.  It finally has warmed up in our neck of the woods and it has been in the 90's all week long. 
I LOVE this weather and am hoping to hit the beach on Monday
 to enjoy the sun and sand!
We are in the second week of business @ The Nest and it has been great!I have met so many wonderful people that have visited our shop and I look forward to meeting many more! 
 Thanks to everyone that has "liked"
our Facebook page and helped spread the word around town...
we APRRECIATE it a great deal!
Be grateful! Thank God for all the blessings that He has given you! #faith #quotes
Now onto some pictures...I thought I would share some
snapshots of what we have been up to so far this summer!
A few weeks ago my cousin played in the Northeast Ohio All-Star Baseball Game and we went to cheer him on!
These two...mean the world to me...and seeing them together
enjoying each others company is picture perfect.

Andrew actually sat and watched most of the game...he was into it and now thinks my cousin Frankie is a major league baseball player!!

 This is my "little "cousin Frankie.....too bad he is off to Ohio State this year and is not so little anymore.  It is strange seeing your baby cousins turn into adults....I remember
when he was made me feel old!!
Time really does fly.

Andrew and Frankie after the game.

 The entire Sivillo Family!!!

Andrew also went to VBS at St. Mary's and absolutely loved it!

We have been hitting all the new movies that have
 been coming out! Gotta love $5.00 Movie Monday's!! 

And the store...has been taking up all of the rest of our time which is a great thing and accomplishment on our part.  It is
an amazing feeling to see other people love and purchase things you have created!! It is awesome to think that a little piece of myself is being spread around and people also share my passion of "feathering their nests!!"

Andrew has been coming with me to the store each day....he has been a great helper! I am thankful to my mom and mother-in-law who have been helping me out keeping an eye on him and looking after him throughout the week...they have been lifesavers.

What have you guys been up to!?
-Steph ;)-


Monday, July 8, 2013


Well it is official my nerves are setting in.
I have been pretty easy going and calm (which is not like me, lol) about opening up The Nest but with the Grand Opening tomorrow it is starting to hit me like a ton of bricks...
Kev and I are now business owners in 
Chardon....crazy----why yes it is!!

Love this! I may have to put this on my bathroom mirror.

But I can tell you this it 

I now understand how powerful it is to 
believe in yourself and follow your dreams 
and to live with no regrets.

Last week we had our Family and Friends Preview and it was perfection!
We were surrounded by so many of our loved ones and they shared our excitement
about the opening of The Nest.  

Andrew is our best spokesperson these days...
everywhere we go he tells complete strangers about the store!!I am happy that he is also excited about our new path!

My mother-in-law was kind enough to snap some 
pictures before the store filled up 
with our family and friends.
-My Boys-

Looking over these pictures the store has already changed in one week getting ready for the Grand Opening.I will try and take new pictures to share!!

I received my very own dark pink razor blade!!
I was excited and it means a lot to know that
other people think about you and go out of their way to spread some kindness!

Our first two shoppers of the day 
where Barb and Denica-thanks ladies!
I need to frame my first dollar still!!

During the week we held The Nest Giveway and this morning a winner was picked.......

The Winner is:
Jenn Brown Vidmar

Thanks to everyone who has helped and continues to help spread the word along
about The Nest!!

Have a fabulous Monday!
-Steph ;)-