Hello There! Thank you for stopping by.
This isn’t my first go around with a blog. In fact, this is the third. Cheerful Nest originally started over 10 years ago following the renovation of my third and forth homes. That site was lost long ago when I very stupidly trusted a former friend to host the site, paid them, and didn’t back it up myself. This friend decided to stop the hosting my site without notification and well… all was lost. I had a false start in 2015 and now here we are.
If I have learned anything in 2020, it’s that you can make plans, but you will need to be flexible, you can start over, and here is the biggest lesson, don’t let what other people think stop you from doing what you want. Don’t let yourself be put in a box. We don’t all think the same way or live the same way. This is what makes life so colorful and exciting! My previous false start with blogging had to do with thinking everything I wrote needed to be some sort of work of art. I needed to be some sort of creative genius in order to put anything out there. Nothing was “good enough”. Then TikTok came along and I realized, there are a lot of people putting content out into the universe without thought or worry. Some good, some bad, but for better or worse it’s out there.
So, here we are. This blog will be a cornucopia of topics that interest me or make me happy. From working on my current (fifth) home renovations, recipes I like (I’m far from a good cook or baker), exercise, products I love, etc. Think of this site as a person working toward being well-rounded.
I hope to be able to share something that keeps you coming back.