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NEST … inspired by this lovely naturally styled easter table

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Naturally styled Easter setting via casa tres chic

I especially love the sculpted egg hangings and the egg crate filled with collections. Something to think about for next year and start collecting treasures.

Happy Easter weekend!

Julie

NEST … with five and one family nature hikes | spring + summer schedule

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Spring/Summer Family Nature Hike schedule

Waking up to light snow yesterday morning makes me more than ready for some nice hiking days. Please join us for some fun family hikes exploring local kansas city trails. Pass this invitation on to other nature loving families that might be interested and check the schedule above for hiking dates and details.

Here are some favorite scavenger hunt printables we like to use and will have copies to handout for our hikes.

Scavenger list and other resources from ListPlanit – This one is more extensive for older children

Scavenger Hunt by Make and Takes

Nature Scavenger Hunt from iMOM - This one is all about the senses

Here’s a great website with many resources for teaching children about nature, gardening, and sustainability. Perfect for incorporating into Earth day lessons. (btw, Earth Day is April 22) They have a great intro video about the importance of urban gardens. Nature Works Everywhere by The Nature Conservancy.

Happy Hiking!

Julie

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NEST … tranquil 125 sf backyard retreat

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Inspiration for this 125 sf backyard retreat began with a salvaged pane of glass and modeled after a train sleeper car. It provides a tranquil retreat framing views of the garden, the rising and setting sun, as well as a place for their children to daydream. In my opinion, the use of technology inside like the iPhone and the devices shown in the desk area defeat the philosophy of being a tranquil retreat, but it’s still inspiring and cleverly designed. View more images at Dwell Magazine.

happy day!

Julie

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