I’m Karen and I’m so glad you’re here!
I love everything home and family-crafts, DIY, decorating, gardening, organizing–anything that helps make my house a home!
A Little Background!
I married my high school sweetheart!
I have two amazing daughters, a son-in-law who stole my heart, and 5 crazy-wonderful grandchildren!
I am addicted to home decorating magazines.
I have a small-table fetish-I keep finding them at yard sales and I have to buy them so,
if you need a place to put a lamp, I’m your girl!
I can’t get enough crafts, DIY, and home decor!
My husband is a talented woodworker and he has renovated all of our homes and actually built one of them!
There isn’t a home improvement project we haven’t tackled-painting, tiling, counter-tops, cabinetry,
sanding, refinishing, re-purposing, making toys, indoor and outdoor furniture,
landscaping and just about every craft imaginable.
We would love to share projects and ideas with you.
Our House Swap
We swapped houses with our daughter and son-in-law. Really!
Our homes are back to back with a gate and small fence between the yards!
We have 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and a basement, garage and family room!
They had a cute 3 bedroom ranch! We have no children at home–they have 4!
Nobody wanted to move away so when they outgrew their home we decided to swap!
You can see more about that here “Change Is Good”!
Follow us as we make “their” home “ours”!
“The Nested Design Company” on Etsy
Our Etsy shop “The Nested Design Company” on Etsy is where we sell items featured on the blog, as well as other handmade items–just click on the name (right above this paragraph in blue/underlined) and you can visit!
Young Living Essential Oils
I’m a distributor for Young Living Essential Oils.
I love a natural approach to wellness, beauty, personal care, a chemical-free home! You can enjoy it too!
These oils are packed with goodness and can really make an impact on all areas of your home and family!
Check them out on the blog home page!
Just click on the word “Essential Oils” on the menu bar and choose a post!
Of course I am always available for questions–you can email me by clicking on this email address below!
Why A Blog?
To be honest, I started this blog as an outlet a couple of years ago–a way to keep my sanity while I was caring for my Mom. Her health started to fail about 16 years ago with the last 5-6 years leaving me with no options but to stay home and care for her. I don’t regret it for a minute. You can read about my journey with my mom here .
So, grab a cup of something, get comfortable and take a look around!