Newman's Nest

Camping, Travel

Trailing of the Sheep Festival

Last weekend we went to Sun Valley to watch the Trailing of the Sheep.  It was perfect Fall weather and such a relaxing little getaway!   Saturday we wandered around Ketchum for some shopping then ventured over to Hailey to see the booths and grab some food.  Sunday we watched the actual trailing of the sheep through town- on our way in, we passed a hill side where all of the sheep were hanging out, which was a neat glimpse before the actual event!  Then when they made  ...

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Fashion, Style

The Struggle with Minimalism: Clothing Edition

A few years ago, I came across author Jennifer L Scott and was completely hooked on the idea of living a luxurious life with less.  Why settle for multiple mediocre things when you could have one great thing that you love?   After reading about Scott’s Ten Item Wardrobe, I was hooked on the idea.  I pared down the closet and was only buying things I needed and that worked with other things I had. Starting my job at Anthropologie a year and a half ago got me a little  ...

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House, Uncategorized

Nest Tour: A Modern Craftsman

When I’m with my parents, we always talk about houses.  Whether it was one of our many past homes, their future “forever home” that they will be building in the near future, or just homes for sale we have seen.  So when we were driving by a cute new neighborhood in my hometown called Town Creek during my last visit, we had to swing in!  The lots were quite small but all the homes were just gorgeous.  I fell in love with the exterior of this home  ...

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Around Town, Family


I am such a sucker for Fall. The hot apple cider, pumpkin flavored everything, sweaters, and crisp air- I love it all.  Last Fall, Chase and I were so busy with things, life in general, that we didn’t really get to experience the season or the festive activities it has to offer. So this year we are starting early! Yesterday the three of us made a little trip to The Farmstead, a corn maze and pumpkin patch, near our home.  They just opened last weekend and we have already got  ...

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