January 12, 2013

The Cottage Nest Makery


In my last post when I mentioned that I was going to make a dream or two come true this year, I already had one in the works. I'm going to start teaching monthly classes at one of my favorite shops on Main Street in The Village, fivethirty resale.


A little close up.


This shop is very special to me. The owner, Erica and I hit it off right away. I mean, look, she has an aqua front door too! Actually my entire family loves her and her shop. Maddie even works there. Emma dreams of working there but until that time she satisfies herself with buying an endless number of antique keys from there. My Sweet Man happily shops there for gifts for me because he knows he can't go wrong. 


Here's a peek of some of the goodness you'll find at the shop. Right now I see about 10 things I need to go back and buy.


I'll be honest, there are a few really cool things I'm not showing you because I don't want you to buy them before I get a chance. I'm having serious coveting issues right now. Darned budget!


It's been a long time since I had a job outside of the home. Well, that's not exactly true. I have another job that I haven't told you about yet. I help write and edit our Village Newsletter. However, I don't get paid for that job, except in satisfaction and appreciation, which are both lovely but don't go far towards helping me buy a new sofa.


This is my new office. I like it way better than the last one I had which was in a Big 5 accounting firm. I still have nightmares about that one. Not even kidding.


I'm really excited about this new adventure. I feel like I'm training for having my own shop on Main Street some day.

If you are local and would like to come spend a morning crafting with me or want more information on classes you can email me at thecottagenest@gmail.com. If you want more information on Erica or her store you can look here or here.

39 comments:

  1. I love that you are teaching a class. I am retiring in June and thinking of teaching bookmaking, but I have a friend who is in an antique co-op and it might be fun to teach a craft there.

    I am surprised there are only 10 things you covet in that shop. So much eye candy.

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  2. Have fun teaching your class...wish I could sign up.
    I loved looking at all your Christmas crafts!

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  3. This is fantastic! I love to see a fellow dreamer in action. Congrats on taking another step into your dreams coming true!

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  4. Nice shop and congrats on your classes. Kit

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  5. Nice shop and congrats on your classes. Kit

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  6. How wonderfully exciting Jen! Have a blast with it all. :)

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  7. Valentines banner + You? Dreamy!!! Excited for you, JJ.

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  8. i want to be local!!! seriously, what a perfect fit for you! i'm so excited for you and to hear how it goes. i would be there in a heartbeat if i was closer!

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  9. Oh- Good luck- You are going to do just great, Jen. What a fun "job"...gonna be more like play! If you get a chance pop over and see the little hearts I created...it is something a class could do, too. Blessings...xo Diana ps. LOVE the shop-

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  10. Congrats, Jen ~ what a fun job! You will have a blast teaching that class. I'm not surprised that you still have nightmares about your accounting job...still happens to me with previous jobs, too.

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  11. OH boy could I get in trouble in that shop. So many awesome goodies I think I can't live without. Where I'd put them who knows but I'd work on it. I had to leave behind and sell alot of my goodies when we moved from KY.
    Have a hard time finding good "stuff" where we live now, (west of Grand Junction, CO). There aren't that many antique stores or shops like you showed.
    I don't know where you are but I'd love to be able to shop there and attend your class. I'll be looking thru your posts and I've just subscribed. Look forward to seeing what you do and what you're up to.

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  12. How wonderful that you can teach a class in your favorite store. Sounds like all your dreams are coming true!

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  13. I am so excited for you Jen! I can relate to the nightmares about previous jobs...I still have them too. I too one day dream of having a Main Street Shop, don't know if it will ever come true but it's fun to think about. Wish I were closer and could take your class!

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  14. fantastic jen!! i am so very excited for you. that is the perfect job. if only i lived closer i would take all your classes. does that sound stalkerish?

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  15. good for you for making so many of your dreams really happen!

    we were over your way last fall for a soccer tournament. i think fivethirty resale was the shop that i was just dying to get into but had not at the time officially opened. i had planned to come back the following week for it's grand opening & totally forgot. thanks for the reminder!

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  16. So excited for you!I must visited this quaint village of yours.....and would love to see you too!
    xo
    kara

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  17. I am SO SO SO HAPPY for you!!!! And your making me want to get in my truck and make the voyage to Indiana to come and see you! First stop your beautiful home, where I get to sleep in the studio! Then off to your new "job" aka absolute FUN! Then shop in your store!!! I love following your blog my dear and love that your following your dreams! :)
    XOXO
    Kristi

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  18. Yay! I'm so glad that you have a job in which you are being recognized for your talents. And, that makes you happy!

    I love that shop -- I also see about 10 (or more!) things that I could easily snap up. Your village seems like it is full of little gems.

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  19. Jen- not even knowing you in 'real life' i can tell that this is the perfect job for you. how exciting!! the ladies that will be taking your class are so lucky, i think i am super jealous!! congrats!

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  20. So happy for you! I live in Florida and saw a story about a family that was going to take a year off and travel to Europe.
    They live in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. They spent 6 weeks in Paris. You can check out their blog domnickfamily.wordpress.com
    I thought you might be interested...
    I am going to check it out too.

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  21. Awe. wish I lived a bit closer Jen to come! Cute shop! More and more I am envious of your quaint town, my city is a disaster and pretty much over-run with Notre Dame this and that. Whats ironic is is that aside from directly around the university the city is falling apart horribly. A job much to big for our new mayor and one which should have been examined years ago with a good plan. At least the town over is getting better stores now if only a Ikea!! Lori

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  22. So wish I lived closer. I would definitely be coming to your class;-)

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  23. Dang...is St. Louis local enough? So excited for you and know you will be a great teacher!

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  24. Any chance you can mail a banner kit to California?! It is so so cute. Seriously...I will pay for it!!

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  25. Jen,
    If you want to email me at thecottagenest@gmail.com I'd be happy to talk to you about mailing you a kit.

    Jen

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  26. I love your new office Jen. How exciting for you. The banner is very cute and I'm sure your class will fill right up!

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  27. Lovely! Looks like a really fun class. If I lived in your charming village I would have already signed up for any and all of your classes. Congrats, Jen.

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  28. Oh how I wish I could take one of your classes! I love the banner in your first pictures.
    Have fun!!

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  29. What a wonderful shop! I could spend days there. Good luck in your teaching venture!

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  30. So awesome, you are going to knock it out of the park!

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  31. Oh my!!!! So wonderful! Excited for you! My wheels are already turning on how I can attend & who I'll get to watch my girls!!! I'm hopeful! Would LOVE to take a class from you!!!! I'm giddy!

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  32. Right up your alley! Take it from a worker bee... It's way easier to be a worker bee than to be the owner. For years I dreamed of owning a little shop but now that I work in one, I realize its a fun but tough gig. You will be a great asset to that store. Xoxo, julia

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  33. Jen. Def. interested in taking a class.....have followed you for a long time...before your amazing villiage move. Do you know any other dates...and what you will be offering?

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    1. I will be updating the classes on my blog. You can always look at the Classes Tab under the blog header.

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  34. I live in Indianapolis, actually Plainfield and would love to come to your class.Please let me know if there is still room? Good luck with this!

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  35. I would love to take a class from you, you are so creative. Maybe I can get to the Village in the spring and see this shop. Thanks for sharing your lovely house, village and ideas with us, Jen.

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  36. what a great idea! just love your blog!

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  37. this was so much fun. i am so so happy i came over for the day!
    ready for more and mass ave!!

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