• Tips for planning a stress-free birthday party
    Birthday Parties,  Organization,  Parties,  Simplicity

    8 Tips for Planning a Stress-Free Birthday Party

    When our oldest, Asher, was turning one year old, I felt an overwhelming pressure to plan the perfect first birthday party. Hours. and I do mean HOURS, were spent, leading up to the day scouring Pinterest for ideas, creating invitations and decorations by hand, baking his cake and preparing food, and planning every detail of the day. I created multiple “activities” for our guests including a photo booth, picture frames to decorate, masks and coloring pages for kids, and even elaborate favors (that I forgot to hand out until most people were gone). Adding to the mess, three weeks before Asher’s party I started a new job. So needless to…

  • Stress Free Thanksgiving Planning
    Fall Holidays,  Holidays,  Intentional Living,  Organization

    4 Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

    The holidays are upon us! Believe it or not Halloween is next week?! Though it feels like everyone is jumping straight from Halloween to Christmas, there is another scrumptious holiday in there we can’t forget about.  Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is a time to gather with our people over a delicious meal. A time to reflect on the last year and soak up our many blessings. It is meant to be a time of relaxation, fellowship and re-connection with those we hold most dear.  Maybe you play host or maybe you travel with your contributions tucked neatly in Tupperware. Perhaps your family enjoys some after-meal football watching or maybe an all-night/early morning…

  • Organization

    The New Year and “One Year, One Organized Home”

    Happy New Year. It’s officially 2013 and with the new year comes new things for this little corner of the blog world. I will be beginning the first series posting here on Knot to Nest. I am really excited for this series and hope you enjoy it too. The series is titled “One Year, One Organized Home”. Over the next year I will be diving into every area of home and life to find a more organized way of getting by. Each post will include tips, tricks, supplies, etc and hopefully you’ll be inspired to tackle a few projects yourself. Happy New Year Years friends! Stay tuned, the first post…

  • Advice for the DIY bride
    DIY,  Wedding

    Advice for the DIY Bride-to-Be

    So today I was at Micheals purchasing some last-minute pieces for our wedding when a woman stopped me and asked if I was much of a DIY bride and if we had a DIY wedding. When I responded “oh yes!” she then asked me if I did save the dates and if so where? how much? etc. I proceeded to share with her my successes and failures as a DIY bride and thankfully she seemed to like my advice. This encounter has led me to this post. For some, this will be a wall of words, but for those of you who read it, I hope you get some good…