The Southern Nest Blog

Vintage Soda Crates Storage, Beach Music, and a Scare

Vintage Soda Crates Storage, Beach Music, and a Scare

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What a week this has been! We had such a fun weekend.  We spent Saturday at our friends’ annual pool party and on Sunday went to see “Band of Oz” playing at Davidson’s Concert on the Green.  It was HOT.  Like the intolerable kind of hot.  But our kids danced and we had quality family time, so it was all worth it.  [...]

Chandelier Flowers and Pretty Wine

Chandelier Flowers and Pretty Wine

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On Saturday mornings, we have been running up to the Farmer’s Market in Davidson. If you have not been, you definitely need to try it out. I love to get flowers from there-they’re a great price and absolutely gorgeous. They stay fresh all week (they start to wilt just in time for me to get [...]

Ahoy! A Coastal Bathroom DIY

Ahoy! A Coastal Bathroom DIY

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There comes a time that you have to say to yourself, “finish that project already!” For me, that time was last week. That project was decorating the kids’ bathroom. And yes, friends, it is DONE. DONE. DONE.  I can’t say it enough times. So the room started out looking like this. I can’t find any [...]

Warm days, Mason Jars, and Slip and Slides

Warm days, Mason Jars, and Slip and Slides

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We’re settling into summer mode quite well over here.  The past week has been so flipping hot that we have been going through water bottles like crazy.  I finally went out and bought another water dispenser (I broke my others.)  I found it at Target….isn’t it adorable?  With the chalkboard label and bulky size, it was [...]

A Distressed Wine Cabinet: Everything needs a little pop of gold.

A Distressed Wine Cabinet: Everything needs a little pop of gold.

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I found the best wine cabinet at ReStore in Cornelius. A solid piece of furniture, all it needed was a facelift. Of course, I cannot find the before picture. I am adding photo organization to my “to do” list. Anyway, the old finish was a stain that had a lot of red undertones to it. [...]

An Entryway Table: A Little Unwanted Table Goes a Long Way

An Entryway Table: A Little Unwanted Table Goes a Long Way

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Everyone has that funky room.  The room that just needs something, but you don’t quite know what it needs.  For me, that room was my foyer.  Being the very first room anyone saw, I HATED that I didn’t so much as even ”like” it.  It felt bare…cold…sparse.  The room’s shape didn’t necessarily allow for a ton of furniture, but [...]

The Reality of Launching a Product

The Reality of Launching a Product

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My house is covered in patterns.  I have been styling photos and making and applying decals nonstop.  This is my reality this week.  It’s fun, but so exhausting.  At least I get to share with y’all some of the fun walls I have styled!   Here’s the reality of doing this with kids! Little B wanted to [...]

Instantly Glam a Room Up-Preppy Pattern Wall Decals

Instantly Glam a Room Up-Preppy Pattern Wall Decals

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Something amazing happens in the moment that an imaginative thought becomes a reality.  That happened to me this week. I started thinking about how I wanted to wallpaper a bathroom wall in a “punchy” and bold white and navy whale pattern.  One thought led to an other (as the ADD mind so often does) and [...]

Leopard Print Luxe

Leopard Print Luxe

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I’m on a kick. I major kick. I love leopard. Or cheetah….or whatever you want to call it. Either way, I love it. It’s cropping up in everything I have been purchasing lately. I love this new leopard print bracelet that I got from Stacy Brown Designs…and it’s monogrammed, of course. You can find the [...]

Whoville Inspired Christmas Cookies-Brightly colored whoopie pies that make even a ol’ Grinch smile…

Whoville Inspired Christmas Cookies-Brightly colored whoopie pies that make even a ol’ Grinch smile…

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Every year, my friend Jackie hosts a cookie swap for all of our group of girlfriends.  We all look forward to it and plan ahead for what we will be doing.  All along, I had fun “Whoville” inspired theme I was planning for.  But as they do every year, the Christmas stressors hit me full [...]

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