Hello and thank you for visiting.
Cheerful Nest may look like a new site (I mean this is the “first post”) but I’ve actually been blogging under this site name since 2011. Cheerful Nest started out chronicling my family’s renovation of our last two homes and our diy projects. I very naively trusted a ‘friend’ to host and assist with backing up my site. I was paying him of course but then communication just stopped. I tried reaching out through various platforms but never heard anything back. It was 2014 and I was starting to lose my mojo when it came to writing so the lack of communication with the person hosting my blog wasn’t a big deal. I would write and delete convinced that everything I wrote was stupid. Do you ever get that feeling? Self-doubt. I began to doubt my abilities in all areas of my life. Here I am a super introvert and I wasn’t able to complete an introverted activity! This blog that started out as a creative outlet for me became something I dreaded. So I did what most people would do. I quit. I continued to login over the last two years but could never bring myself to post anything.
I’m a self-help junkie. I love to read books that are inspirational. Books that give me something that will help me in some aspect of my life. I recently read two books that both talked about the Wonder Woman power pose. Yes, this is a real thing. There is a TED Talk and everything. Before I get into the whole concept, can we talk about Wonder Woman? I know she is fabulous with her gold bracelets and lasso but seriously, do you know any woman who would choose to fight crime in panties and a strapless bustier? I mean all of my friends avoid strapless dresses so they can you know…move. Anyway, the Wonder Woman power pose is supposed to boost confidence and will actually change the way you do your job. Amazing right?
So here we are July 2016 power posing all over the place when I decided to pick my blog back up. Except it wasn’t there. The person I was paying to host the thing stopped. At first I was taken aback. Seriously how could he not say something! But then I realized that it is a blessing. Yes, I lost all of my former posts (Lesson Learned: back it up!) but now I get to start over. I can make this site whatever I want it to be. Isn’t that just fantastic!
This site will be my organized brain dump. Cheerful Nest will have my home projects and will flash back to some previous renovations, Cheerful Nest will have fashion I’m interested in (I’m no guru but sometimes I can dress), Cheerful Nest will feature recipes I like (be prepared for mostly desserts) and just about anything that makes me Cheerful.
I can’t promise how often I will post. I mean I have a full-time job, two children and I’m not getting paid for this blog so you know, it’s for fun.
I hope you will come along for the ride.