Gail's Nest · Shop Talk

My Personal Favorites of 2019

Personal Favorites! It’s nice to take a moment to sit back and think about those movies, books, products, moments, etc. that had an impact on your year. So.. here’s mine:

Favorite movie – Harriett. I can’t say enough about the beauty and authenticity of this well done film. Harriett Tubman’s courage and faith is front and center of her dramatic story.

Favorite book – Here’s the Story by Maureen McCormick (from the Brady Bunch – watching A Very Brady Renovation inspired me to read her life story – she’s quite the overcomer!  And on a completely different note I really enjoyed Glow KidsEvery parent should read this, as the author presents very disturbing stats about the damage screens, video games, and social media has on our children.

Favorite TV Series – The Crown (I just love history and this whole series is fascinating because Queen Elizabeth was a part of so much world history). Soon season 4 will air!!

Favorite Podcast – Love to Sew, and Dolly Parton’s America. The Love to Sew ladies discuss all topics related to garment sewing. I find it insightful especially as I sit at my sewing table to work on my creations. And Dolly Parton’s America is put on by NPR so it’s very well done. I’ve never really been a fan, but the country singer is a remarkable woman and this podcast does an incredible job of describing the impact she has made on on our culture. I found it very interesting!

Favorite Product – I just love my bullet journal and pens (I ordered both from Amazon. The Keegood journal has loads of pages for me to design my calendar and to-do lists and the pens are iBayam Fineliners and feel nice in my hand.



Highlights of my year – Trip to Ireland – We went with CIE Tours and I highly recommend them! It’s definitely the way to go when you travel to a new place. They had everything figured out, from what we eat, to where we sleep, and the transportation to all the sights. It was excellent!

Other hightlights of our year was a family reunion, and our daughter, Anna’s, wedding.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! May God richly bless YOUR nest!




Shop Talk

Etsy Shop Opening!

I am so excited to announce that Two Nests Market is up and running! There is a lot more I want to do with it, but for the moment, with an infant around, I’m really happy with my start! At the moment I feature Polymer Clay jewelry and home goods. This is one of my personal favorites: img_4063

How cute is that!

Check out the shop here: Two Nests Market. I’d love to know what kinds of things you’d like to see me sell, polymer clay or otherwise. If you have suggestions, leave a comment!

Also, stay tuned on Instagram and Facebook for a giveaway to celebrate my Grand Opening!

Love, Lydia