We’re Expanding!

Baby Baker Announcement

That’s right. You heard it here first, well, maybe you heard it here second. But either way its true. We’re expecting. I wouldn’t have expected that we’d be where we are today when we started this blog. We went from living in a 1 bedroom apartment, to buying our first house (2 bedrooms for those keeping score) to selling that house, to buying the house we’re in now. In case you were wondering, this one has 4 bedrooms. One of which will be housing a new member of our family sometime soon.

Here’s a few shots of that upstairs room that will become the kid’s bedroom.

Upstairs Bedroom

There it is after we moved in and ripped up the carpet. We’ve been using the room for storage since then.

Upstairs BR with Carpet

We haven’t even painted (our favorite thing) it yet, but we’ve got some plans in mind. Check back here soon to see what we’ve got in store!

Guess Who’s Back?

…and we’re back!Fresh Nest Blog is Back

 Welcome back, readers, whoever you are, wherever you are. We’ve been laying low for awhile and the blog has been inactive. We sold our house a few months ago, and have been living with my (Andrew) parents since then. We’ve also found a new house, and are waiting to close. There will be some work to do, but (hopefully) not nearly as much as last time.

We will be posting about all of the work and projects so check back real soon!

L.A. Times

So, we’ve been a bit quiet lately. We haven’t been DIYing and remodeling as much as we have in the past. We’ve accomplished so much in such a short amount of time, we really just need a break from all the hard labor. We’ve been crafting a bit, which you’ve read about (and will soon read about again) and we’ve been handling regular maintenance type stuff around the house, but we have no major projects in the pipeline at the moment.

With that being said, we recently took a much-needed break! We went out to L.A. to visit some family and friends and it was a GREAT time.

We had been to L.A. 2 times before, but this was the best trip yet. We’ve done all the touristy things in the past and this was the first time we had a rental car for the entire trip. We spent a lot of time visiting with people, walking (lots and lots of walking) and just soaking up the CA sunshine. Elysian Park CA California vacationEven I managed to get a little color (I’m practically Casper otherwise).

We ate at In-N-Out Burger (obviously).

In N Out Burger CA

We visited the Getty Center.getty We had drinks at the Dresden in Los Feliz, the bar from the 1996 classic, Swingers. Check out these sweet lights… dresdenlights We went on a self/friend-guided brewery tour.Southern California Brewery Tour

We had fun.

funAll in all, it was a fantastic trip! So while we are cooking up some more posts related specifically to this Fresh Nest of ours, please enjoy some more snap shots from our vacation. And don’t forget! …You can connect with us on a daily basis by following/Insta-ing/Pinning with us! Click here to see all the ways to connect with us. Now enjoy the rest of the photos…

Dunder Mifflin, The Office

Scranton Business Park, A.K.A. where they shoot NBC’s The Office. Had been here years ago, but pleased to see the signs were still up even though they are wrapping the show!

Dolby Theatre Hollywood, CA

A view of the famous Dolby Theatre from the hills

Hollywood Hills CA

A view from the hills, where we were staying

Hollywood Sign

The Oh-So-Famous Hollywood Sign

Zuma Beach Malibu CA

Zuma Beach out in Malibu, CA

Zuma Beach in Malibu, CA

Lifeguard stand and a gull at Zuma

Topanga State Park

Topanga State Park, spent the day hiking here

Eagle Rock Topanga State Park CA

The view from our hike to Eagle Rock at Topanga State Park

Hiking Topanga State Park CA

Made it up to Eagle Rock at Topanga State Park! Not a very far hike, but quite steep and hot at times. Definitely a nice vacation challenge.