Watch out Chattanooga, we're coming!

Things have been quiet at Pretty Little Nest. I didn't share the annual summer to-do list. Or post back-to-school photos. A recipe for watermelon ice and a lot more went unshared. You see, my husband was dismissed from his job in March. Nothing he did, regular old office politics he had nothing to do with. 

It didn't take long for our energy to be sapped by the ups and downs of  job interviews and the juggling of schedules as we worked pretty much any (legal) angle to make money. I have two part-time jobs but neither offers a regular schedule or benefits. Being on the edge is scary, stressful and no fun. We highly do not recommend it. And writing happy thoughts on this blog while all day long was worry after worry? Wasn't going to happen. I could have written more about our troubles but who wants to read that … we didn't even want to write it let alone read it!

Finally a job opportunity came and we're moving to Chattanooga! A city we know nothing about but everyone tells us it's amazing. We're look forward to learning just how amazing it is. 


Daffodils + food coloring = Pretty science

Remember using food coloring to "color" daffodils when you were a kid? I always thought it was amazing. I recently picked a few blooms to show the kids. 

I'm not sure how amazed they were but I still think it's pretty darn cool. 

Have you never done this? Go pick a few daffodils before they are all gone! Fill a vase with water, add a few drops of food coloring (I have the best luck with blue and green), trim the stems to allow for better water absorption and wait a bit. I think it will also work with daisies and carnations. 

Next experiment — try for two colors.


We're messy — vote for us!

I've entered the Get Messy Contest hoping to win a new kitchen or at least some great Mrs. Meyer's products. You can help by voting every day between now and April 18. Normally I shy away from these type of popularity contests but I think we have a good chance of winning. Look at that face! You know you want to vote for him. Pretty please?

Back story: We were making donuts. Joseph loves to make donuts. And eat donuts. Most recent batch turned out more like warm beignets so I sprinkled them with powered sugar. Soooo good.