Welcome to "The Not So Empty Nest"! This is our first post and we're glad you found us! Doesn't this picture, just say it all? Right after I took this picture, they all flew away, but not before buzzing my head!
We are a mother/daughter team who love to repurpose others' discards and turn them into treasures for your own nest, whether it be your home, lake cottage or beach retreat. This blog will showcase our finds, and we'll also share why we chose the name, "The Not So Empty Nest". We have lots to share so keep coming back.
You'll be hearing from both of us, Debbie (mom) and Tiffany (daughter), so you'll get our perspectives from both of our seasons of life.
Let us introduce ourselves. I'm Debbie, the empty nester. I have been married 31 years and have 3 adult children, 2 of which are married. I turned 50 last year and dreaded it as much as being an empty nester. But after it happened, I chose to embrace it and use it to my advantage! And the best thing is, it works! Oh, and did I mention that food is my love language? I bet there'll be some yummy posts too!
Hubs and I live on a farm, where I enjoy tending to my veggie garden and mowing our 4 acres. We are expecting 2 granddaughters in November (1 from each of the married couples). Pink has never been my favorite color (I'm a redhead), but I am embracing that too and got my toenails painted a coral pink to celebrate! We are a blessed nest indeedy!
And I'm Tiffany, the first one to fly the coop! I married Steven right after graduating from college and 8 days later, we had 19 kids from 6 different countries. We directed an international children's choir for several years, so we have a total 78 kids that mean the world to us.
Right now, we are getting our nest ready for a little one of our own- she will be coming to us all the way from China, through the miracle of adoption. In fact, we should be finding out who she is any day now... I cannot wait to write that post to introduce her! I turned the big 3-0 last year, which I was not looking forward to at all... until I found out that you have to be 30 to adopt from China!
|Tiff is painting a vintage table we found.|
|Headboard turned into a too cute message center!|
|This is one of our fave pieces and sadly, it's sold!|
|This is a rare steamer trunk. Wouldn't you love to know where it's been?|
We're still learning the blogging ropes so hang in there with us. And please become one of our "Peeps", so we can stay, "The Not So Empty Nest"!