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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Shabby Nest

Did I just say NEST? Well then.......you know we're in for something to tickle our inspiration bone.
The Shabby Nest
Wendy is a new reader.............or maybe she's just a new commenter. She's also a new blogger and mark my words........she's going to be big! She knocked my maryjane crocs off when I clicked on her site! I actually thought her photos were from magazines.............I mean who's house really looks like this? Not that so many of my features don't have amazing homes, they do..........or I wouldn't have featured them........ But there is just something about her photo's that make you gasp when you realize they are real rooms in a real house.....with children. Where's a little bit of clutter? A dish rag out of place, a tube of chap stick on the counter???.........come on Wendy, we want to see that you're just like us. (or maybe I just forget to move that stuff when I take photos?)

Just to prove my point........OK.....doesn't this look like a Pottery Barn photo? Well it's not.........it's her boy's bedroom. I could just die over those head boards. SHE MADE THEM! Visit her site and she'll tell you how. Just tell me that they are not the ones making the beds? I don't think I can take it.Simple, cute, perfect!

She also takes us through her daughters room. How brilliant is this? Using Barbie clothes to make art? I know.......I'm speechless too.Her house didn't have a mud room..........Poor Wendy........with 4 children, she needed one. So instead of whining about it, she figured it out and made one out of an older closet. I'm thinking this is a good woman to have around when you need to make lemonade.And you all know how I love chalk board doors? (and red one's too......send me a photo of your red door) Looking through her beautiful rooms, I couldn't help feel that surge of jealousy and since I had just cleaned my scraproom.....feeling pretty crafty........I muttered to myself "oh yea? well I bet she isn't crafty"

WRONG! She makes cute things like this and scrapbooks. She seems perfect.........

Wendy, please show me a mess..........then we can be friends.

Don't sulk like me, please head over and smother her new blog with all kinds of bloggy love. I'll get over myself soon enough.

31 comments:

NyteRayn said...

I want to be Wendy when I grow up!! :)

Aubrey said...

Wow! It makes me want a random closet to make into a mud room!! Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful blogs!! Fabulous ideas!!

Joe Girl said...

Uhhh... Wendy? Have you considered publishing your own collection of magazines, starring in your own TV series, or designing your own line of home decor accessories???

YOU ARE INCREDIBLY TALENTED!

Kim, thanks so much for continually bringing us such informative and inspirational sites. You are Super Woman.

Keep 'em coming!

Joe

Valarie said...

I think Wendy may be my new friend! :) Let me go meet her!!

Vanessa said...

Man, you've got to stop this! As if my blog list wasn't long enough! Love her style! Thanks, I think.

Craft Junkie said...

Nooooo...there can't be women this perfect in the world...it's just not fair. There should only be one Martha Stewart...but dang it, Wendy is so giving MS a run for her money! (My jaw is hanging over the beds/boys room...still! LOL)

Michelle said...

Love love the barbie art!
So simple and yet super cute and inexpensive! Great idea!

Michelle
www.everydaycelebrating.com

Carrie said...

Ooooo, I just found your blog! I took one look and subscribed!

I am adoring your posts of so many talented people! It gives me great material for my daydreams of someday becoming a domestic goddess!

Firefly Photo Jewelry said...

Awesome ideas! I am trying to figure out if I have a closet I can turn into a mud room ;) And I LOVE the boys room and we may me making some barbie clothes pictures soon. Wendy rocks!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Ahhh... another gorgeous house for me to be jealous of! Love her magnet tutorial!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Wow good find there Kim! I am off to look...thnks for finding her and everyone else that inspires us daily. cherry

Jill said...

Blog Love!!!!

Marie said...

Oooh! I think I love me some Wendy! Thanks for the new link!!

Hope said...

Great Blog. I love all the neat decorating ideas and I too adore Barn stars. Thanks for pointing her out!!!

Alecia said...

OMG, love her home decor!! I just love what you're doing here with your blog... one of my fave daily reads for sure!!

Christa said...

What a great site! Thanks for sharing this one!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Don't worry, I have plenty of mess at my place if you need a friend. Wow, can't wait to go look over at her blog. My goal is to curtail my bedlam enough so that I can start showing you some of my "creative" things and then I know I will be "big" too...give me a few more months. I am getting there.:)My goal was to show my "real friends" how real I was. The problem now is that my real friends don't read and the new blog friends think I am looney...hee heee.

Holly said...

YAHOO!! Wendy is my older sister (has been since birth=) ) and yes she really is that amazing. I am just glad she's finally getting credit for it. When she was in highschool she made her boyfriend a quilt for Christmas. A QUILT!! What teenager does that?

Misc. Muse said...

Oh my- I know Wendy threatens those boys or she is married to a Marine to keep those rooms so clean. Rooms are beautiful!

Laura said...

Another creative gal - and her house looks like that with 4 kids? She must be superwoman. Can I borrow her for a day, or a week? Love the framed Barbie clothes - great idea!

Mod Girl said...

Yep... that one's a delight! Thanks for sharing.

Nevis said...

Wow! What wonderful ideas!

Um...I bet that it's dusty behind her toilet! Now we don't have to hate her..!

Crystal said...

I'm about to head to her blog right now! The photos of hers you posted are perfect! Can i please be Wendy when i grow up??

Darlene said...

I just discovered her today from another's blog and I instantly added her to my favorites. She is just too incredible!!!!!

Saucy said...

Another good one, thanks!

perilloparodies said...

are those BUTTONS or magnets!!! would you consider doing a giveaway of the bee one or any of them? too cool!!!

willywagtail said...

I actually cleaned house for a lady like this. I never, ever figured out why she paid me. It was already perfect every time and she also had four children. Thanks for the view. Cherrie

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Thanks for showing Wendy to us, she is great! Oh, and I have been lurking for awhile but wanted to say how much I like this site, thanks!
-Carrie

meg duerksen said...

oh kim this looks like fun.
i love to see how other bigger families really live.
thanks again!

Stacey said...

That closet is brilliant!

Chelsea Van Tol said...

oh wow... that mudroom is beyond enviable