Recently in A Hen’s Nest

Developing A Plan For New Furnishings

Decorating a home is an enjoyable process. All the old, stagnant elements can be taken out and replaced with something that really revitalizes the whole house. A good redecorating experience will make your home more comfortable and more livable, and it will feel like a new house without the cost and … [Continue Reading...]

How to decorate your living room to fit your personality

Your living room is essentially the most crucial space in your home. It’s often the first thing people encounter upon entering, and it’s likely where your family spends most of your time together. For these reasons, you want your living room to reflect your personality and way of living. One key … [Continue Reading...]

Angry Orchard Hard Cider Glazed Pork Chops

Hard Cider Glazed Pork Chops

Working full time + overtime has made meal times an experience, lately.  When I get home at 6:30, I want the quickest meal prep possible and I don't want my daughter and I to fall back on eating unhealthy every night. After all, there's no way to convince myself that surviving on prepackaged Ramen 3 … [Continue Reading...]

On Our Table

Easy Weeknight Dinner: Simple Cheese Ravioli Bacon & Peas

cheese Ravioli bacon and peas

I was going to make regular old frozen ravioli with jarred pasta sauce for a quick dinner last Wednesday, but there was no sauce to be found in the cupboard. When I stumbled upon the package of bacon buried in the freezer, I knew I had to do something with it -- must eat the bacon... And, yes... I … [Read More...]

One Bowl Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake #recipe

chocolate mayo cake

Cake is often on the list of good luck foods to eat on New Year's day, yes most specify that it should be round cake but to me; cake is cake is cake. The other day on Facebook, my cousin mentioned that she had just made mayo cake from our Gramma's Amish cookbook. Oh yum! I remember that cookbook … [Read More...]

Berry Morning Breakfast Crisp Recipe! #YayOats

Berry Morning Breakfast Crisp

Since I was a little kid, oatmeal has been a common breakfast dish. I have always loved eating oatmeal in the countless ways it can be prepared. From my memory of Dad's stove-top cooked hot Quaker® oatmeal with cranberries to my favorite oatmeal raisin cookies, oatmeal has always been there to fuel … [Read More...]

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Home & Garden

diy rustic wheel herb container garden project

DIY Rustic Wheel Herb Garden How-To #MiracleGroProject

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Gardening should be fun!  I love to … [Read More...]

my weekly menu board

DIY Photo Frame Menu Board with Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator

I know I have been saying it a LOT, but it is almost time for our kids to go back to school! Nine more days until the big day! We have been getting … [Read More...]

Family Moments

Dinosaur Park 1988 - Rapid City, South Dakota

Dad and The Giant Dinosaur :: Throw Back Thursday #tbt

I have wanted to participate in Throwback Thursday for a while now, but I always forget! Not today! I dug out some old photos and hope to remember to … [Read More...]

recipe book from a mini photo album

Preserve Memories with a DIY Photo Album Recipe Book #CanonPIXMA

This is a sponsored conversation inspired by the Canon PIXMA MG7120. All thoughts and opinions are genuine and 100% my own. For more information on … [Read More...]

"We can disagree with each other without attacking each other, and we can recognize that someone is attacking our beliefs and opinions without feeding into it. It's not easy to step back and disengage, but it saves us all a lot of unnecessary drama." ~Lori Deschene