Newman's Nest


The Important Things in Life

Why is change so hard for us to accept while everything around us is doing so?  Here at the Nest we are facing some changes that are exciting yet a little scary, too, and I want to keep you up to date! Back when I started part time at Anthropologie as a sales associate, I fell in love with the atmosphere of the store and the company I was working for.  URBN treats their employees extremely well, with lots of perks and surprisingly well compensation for the retail world.  As I moved up the  ...

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Nest Tour: A Boise Modern Farmhouse

It’s been a while since I have shared a home that really speaks to me.  As I was recently perusing, I found a beautiful, out-of-my-budget and way-too-large-for-me home that I fell in love with!  But a girl can dream, right?  This gorgeous home was a 2016 Parade of Homes by Paradigm Construction and it has every single feature of a new build while also claiming the charm of a classic farmhouse.  My favorite part is the interior.  The staging inside is done to perfection!  I  ...

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Spring Style Inspiration

This month as I build my Spring and Summer capsule (yep, I’m still building- it’s taking longer than I thought!), I am gleaning inspiration from a few of the following sources: + I love the styling in old Madewell collections. Some of these outfits go back to 2012 and yet they are still so good! + I am also loving clogs. This little video is so cute! + Embroidered details! This blouse from Zara is less than $13 and I’m kind of loving it’s simplicity yet beautiful details.

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Fashion, Style, Uncategorized

Building My Spring Capsule Wardrobe with Thred Up & Swap

The time has come!  The wardrobe update for Spring will be happening this next month!  Warmer weather, lighter clothes, brighter colors…. AH!  I have been working on part 3 of creating a capsule wardrobe, and I thought it would be more fun to post about my upcoming capsule than my past winter items.  So, as I have been shopping around for items to wear during the upcoming months to fill the holes in what I already own, I am gravitating towards secondhand or  ...

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Around Town, Style, Uncategorized

Greenhouse Shenanigans

Sometimes, at the end of winter, I like to go to my favorite greenhouses just purely for therapeutic effects.  But this trip yesterday was actually for work purposes- how cool is that?! When shopping for greens, I go to my two favorite local shops.  One being Edwards Greenhouse, where we went yesterday, and the other being 36th Street Garden Center.  The jungle-like atmosphere is good for the soul, not to mention the hair and skin!  I also greatly appreciate the merchandising of both shops-  ...

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Family, Travel, Uncategorized

Our Texas Trip

Last week we got back from a long weekend in Texas with family.  We made some good memories playing with cousins, visiting great grandma and grandpa, hanging out with aunts and uncles, and winning over the hearts of “Ama and Papa” (although I’m sure their hearts have already been won!).  I always come home reminded that Boise is now where I belong but with a little ache and hole in the heart for the friends and family left behind in the South!    We  ...

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