Fresh on the Market

We’ve got some news. Some of our close family and friends already know, but the house is on the market and we’ll be moving on to a new fresh-er nest. After 2 years and 7 months, we’re moving on to the next step in our home and life journeys.

Packing Dining Room

Yes, that’s all of our stuff in boxes. I suppose you don’t really realize how much “stuff” you have until it is boxed and stacked in one room of your house. We did something like this before, when we refinished the floors, but that was just a few rooms stuffed into the kitchen.

Packing in Basement

We’ve put a lot into this house, and we’ll be doing a recap/wrap up post soon. Look out for that, and wish us luck in packing EVERYTHING. Also, stay tuned for updates about the hunt for our new place!

Maybe it’s because we’re so “Versatile”

We have just been presented with the “Versatile Blogger Award” by our friends over at Our Home From Scratch!

Versatile Blogger AwardA big shout out and thank you to John and Lisa and all of our other blog friends! We haven’t been in this game for long, but we’ve received so many lovely comments and compliments…we just want to take a moment to say “THANK YOU!”

We look forward to continuing with our blog; sharing stories about our ups and downs with DIY and home improvement projects in our house!

And now we need to share the love! On behalf of everyone here at Fresh Nest Blog (yep, it’s just the two of us), we would like to present the Versatile Blogger Award to 3 other bloggers we admire and whose work inspires:

1. Jessica and Kevin at Little House Big Heart

2. Ashley and John at Lewis in Love

3. Annabel at Annabel Vita

Please be so kind as to pass this award on to 3 bloggers of your choosing!

Behind the Blog

Notice anything different? We just created a new header and made just a little change to the background here on the blog!

So what’s the method behind our madness? What spins our wheels? We both have a background in TV and Film production, which has allowed us both to develop some super handy Photoshop skills. I use Photoshop every day at work, updating websites with new headers and creating Twitter and YouTube backgrounds, among other things. And we’ve both always loved photography and using various programs to edit and manipulate our photos.

Here’s a little look into my workspace in Photoshop.

Creating new images for the blogThe simple design for the header is centered around this great photo of us by our buddy, Matt at Matt LaRoche Photography. Experienced Photoshoppers can probably spot the leaf brush I used for the background from a mile away. But again, a simplistic look with a dab of color for a pleasing, yet not-too-distracting background was exactly what we were going for here.

That’s it. I didn’t want to sneakily put up these new graphics without mention, but while you’re here, enjoy a few other items from our photo editing archives.

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