APR2012 #NestChat Summary

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Yesterday we held our second #NestChat on twitter.  The results were amazing and lots of very interesting and chatty folks came out to discuss their nest. Everyone learned something new.  For example, I never knew some people put honey on grilled cheese.  We even gave away a fun prize for the person who first used the WORD of the DAY (It was BACON... someone was bound to use it).  

What is so remarkable about our platform and how it relates to a chat is that there is SO much to discuss.  Within the following lines you will find comments and links to everything from handcrafted stationery to slushy cocktails to perfect grey paint colors.  If you love getting the best out of this modern life, there is something here for you.  I hope if you didn't make it last night, that you will be able to join us for the nest Nest Chat which occurs on May 16 at 8pE / 7pC ... and every third Wednesday of the month after that.

*Disclaimer...  The thread ahead is long.  I pulled out some of the tweets that had little impact on the content as it applies here.  What is left is a general synopsis of the 1 hour chat fun including some very useful links.  Click around and follow some of your soon to be new best twitter friends.

APR2012 #NestChat Stream

todaysnest Best tweet of the night... @erinmharris: So far, Ive heard about mail, gardening, and Sangria on#nestchat.Think I love you guys. 

filmoreclark@todaysnest Super easy & yummy frozen Margs! http://t.co/3blsWz7c

dcoopsd@LolasNestChat How could we not support Ms. Lola! Seriously the best bird on Twitter :D 

LafamigliaM Raised garden bed http://t.co/MS063ZW3#NestChat

Brittany_TYD@LolasNestChat I just heard of #NestChat for the first time. I'm looking forward to participating next month!

MaryPellerito#nestchat you are all amazing. Thank you for making me feel welcome 

LolasNestChat Be sure to follow @LolasNestChat for upcoming news regarding 

MaryPellerito@erinmharris@AndreaDMorgan@writerobinson#nestchat dowton abbey. I think I'm meant to be a titled lady of the manor, like Mary

nestnestnest RT @RebeccaEParsons: come visithttp://t.co/jrGFg824 please...I have a lot of fun projects and food 

dcoopsd@LolasNestChat Entered two of my photos in the county fair this year :D 

jamoore100 My company is Taking Stock and here's a link to my blog: http://t.co/YivJTu1G

debracar7 Vibrant Bold Hues Love it!!! 

RebeccaEParsons RT @LolasNestChat: Our May #NestChat will be Wed 05.16 @ 8p E/7p C. Mark your calendars & tell your friends. We’re growing something wonderful! 

RebeccaEParsons come visit http://t.co/SIJ1mhBS please...I have a lot of fun projects and food 

writerobinson@nestnestnest Ooh that sounds so pretty! Love purple and grey! 

abcddesigns “@LolasNestChat: We are here to support each other. Got a blog, site or business you want to share?#NestChat” I'm at http://t.co/46kdZprL ! 

LolasNestChat Our May #NestChat will be Wed 05.16 @ 8p E/7p C. Mark your calendars & tell your friends. We’re growing something wonderful! 

nestnestnest@todaysnest of course I'll use it for a client but I like clear colors, not muddy (my usual go to) 

dcoopsd@todaysnest Congrats on your stay in Twitter jail! I've been there before....

nestnestnest Thanks for this great chat! 

DandDBuilding simple and elegant! “@nestnestnest:http://t.co/I2wFNKKW my most recent design work here on pinterest 

MaryPellerito@beadreamaker@todaysnest#nestchat. I do you. And I prefer large art on the wall rather than groupings of smaller pieces

LafamigliaM Love Authentic home oyster gray and Farrow and Ball French gray 

writerobinson@nestnestnest Not a fan either. My mother LOVES anything brown-beige-tan-taupe. 

nestnestnest@writerobinson just finished an entire home in shades of grey/some lacquered walls and blue/green/purple accents in ahome - pretty 

jamoore100 Thank you to @todaysnest for a fun chat. Loved the recipes, Sam.

abcddesigns “@LolasNestChat: Get your relevant links and photos in #NestChat stream in the next 2 hours+they will be included in tomorrow’s post” Smart! 

valleyandco We'll have pics to share! RT @LolasNestChat Looks like there was lots of discussion about @valleyandco's midnight garden tonight. 

nestnestnesthttp://t.co/E32Ps0Em my pinterest board&blog ishttp://t.co/8VLk2Vak

debracar7 No readings too busy re-decorating & then need to re-do W in Closet & then I start my Masters program 

writerobinson@nestnestnest I just love using grey in my work.

annaqn@abcddesigns yummy margarita recipe. We use the MM Limeade too but add can of beer instead of triple sec. Cheers!

RebeccaEParsons RT @LolasNestChat: Look like there was lots of discussion about @valleyandco 's midnight garden tonight. Can't wait to hear more.

erinmharris@writerobinson@AndreaDMorgan@MaryPellerito I just want an excuse to wear awesome things in my hair. :)

nestnestnest@writerobinson not a fan of brown grey - would call that taupe right? my fave is Pratt & Lambert gull....

nestnestnest@writerobinson seems all colors pop against grey/gray 

Martina_foc The last grilled cheese I had was from the Gorilla Cheese, cheddar, bacon, granny smith apple and maple syrup

LolasNestChat Look like there was lots of discussion about@valleyandco 's midnight garden tonight. Can't wait to hear more. 

abcddesigns “@todaysnest: From tacos to travel, we covered lots of nesting stuff in 1 hr. #nestchat” Thanks for hosting Sam! 

TamaraTTB@todaysnest this was cool even though I was late :( 

writerobinson@nestnestnest Do you prefer blue-grey or brown-grey? 

MaryPellerito@LolasNestChat#nestchat. I haven't a summer reading list yet. I'm reading P.D. James right now. I have a little crush on Dagliesh 

writerobinson Absolutely! RT @nestnestnest: love grey as a neutral color base 

RebeccaEParsons@todaysnest BACON on grilled cheese w/bananas, pears and strawberry jam

nestnestnest@thedailybasics Quadrille just launched a lovey line of outdoor fabric - nice colors 

writerobinson@erinmharris@AndreaDMorgan@MaryPelleritoI'm cool with ladies being demure in dress coming back in style.

debracar7 Not into BACON too fatty!!! LOL!!! 

beadreamaker@todaysnest What is the prize ? Bacon ?

nestnestnest@beadreamaker bacon? 

lizzerb yes! “@todaysnest: Sounds like a blog post, right? RT@valleyandco: 40 in 40? Sounds like a great series of projects@todaysnest

dcoopsd@todaysnest Shut up! I was playing and I didn't even realize it?! 

nestnestnest love the color brown mixed with color in design

RebeccaEParsons 40 in 40 hummmmm thinking @todaysnest

thedailybasics@todaysnest Q9 - our back deck needs a facelift - on my list! 

beadreamaker@todaysnest BACON.

todaysnest My timeline says @dcoopsd was the 1st to use it. Congratulations! We’ll DM you after the chat for shipping info. 

dcoopsd#Bacon is the word of EVERY day! RT @todaysnest: The word of the day was BACON.

nestnestnest love grey as a neutral color base 

todaysnest The word of the day was BACON. 

lizzerb@todaysnest Do you have all 40 projects written out?

erinmharris@AndreaDMorgan@writerobinson@MaryPelleritoWith the Downton Abbey obsession, I could see that happening. :) 

nestnestnest decorating a guest cottage on the water this summer....thinking all blue 

valleyandco Adding this! Thank you @windsweptart#nestchatA Year in the Village of Eternity: The Lifestyle of Longevity in Campodimele, Italy 

todaysnest Sounds like a blog post, right?! RT @valleyandco: 40 in 40? Sounds like a great series of projects @todaysnest

abcddesigns “@todaysnest: Reading got crickets... let's move on to home decor. ;) #nestchat” we're all busy reading blogs + tweets! ;-) 

nestnestnest I favor simple window treatments, layered fabrics and lots of color 

LafamigliaM Plan to re-paint some accent walls...going gray

erinmharris@CraftTestDummy To make it up to you, this is the recipe I like http://t.co/HqITOD2N I make it w/ SutterHome white zin #NestChat@haydnadams

valleyandco 40 in 40? Sounds like a great series of projects@todaysnest

RebeccaEParsons Q9- also have my Ghosts of Furniture Past projects @todaysnest

debracar7 I just finishing re-camping my LVrm & inclosed terrace it's super fly awesome!!! 

abcddesigns A9 (oops, I didn't get to answer 8!) we're putting antiqued glass doors on an open cabinet+organizing the barn for better storage 

todaysnest Be right there! RT @dcoopsd@todaysnest When youre done would you like to come tackle our tiny loose ends too? 

AndreaDMorgan "@writerobinson: I'd love that! RT@MaryPellerito#nestchat. Do you think hats will come back, and maybe gloves, & dressing for dinner?" +1 

LeighAnnAllaire@RebeccaEParsons I'm a total picture book kinda gal :-D 

MaryPellerito RT @todaysnest: Amen! RT @writerobinson: Speaking of manners, when did men stop removing their hats indoors? It drives me NUTS! 

nestnestnesthttp://t.co/E32Ps0Em my most recent design work here on pinterest 

todaysnest Saw it. Loved it! RT @nestnestnest finished a dec job today. nice to have it done. sheer romans, tufted sofa, grey lacquered walls

RebeccaEParsons Q9- oh a kitchen makeover is in the works this summer @LolasNestChat

AndreaDMorgan RT @writerobinson: Speaking of manners, when did men stop removing their hats indoors? It drives me NUTS!

dcoopsd@todaysnest When you're done would you like to come tackle our tiny loose ends too? 

erinmharris@nestnestnest Subbed in pears and blackberries on this: http://t.co/CXVvIRlw Have also used peaches & raspberries or strawberries. 

beadreamaker@todaysnest I like artistic pieces and not too many knick knacks and very nice wall art 

debracar7 Re-painting my bdrm RL Lush brown metallic and sprucing up bedding too

todaysnest A9: Working a 40 (small) projects in 40 days plan. Lots of tiny loose ends to tie up. Paint touch ups, merchandising, etc. 

LeighAnnAllaire@debracar7 I recently had grilled cheese croutons in lobster bisque...ridiculously amazing! 

jamoore100 A9. Didn't know it was National Decorating Month. Good excuse to update my powder room. 

nestnestnest@todaysnest finished a dec job today: so nice to have it be done...sheer romans, tufted sofa, grey lacquered walls... 

RebeccaEParsons Q8- I read decorating and DIY books mostly...DUH!!! 

valleyandco A9: We recreated our entry vignette with a new lamp, old citrus crate and books, and some little collectible items

casualinteriors Sounds delicious

RT @MaryPellerito:@nestnestnest@RebeccaEParsons#nestchat. I had a really good pear and cheese panini at ohare airport 

CraftTestDummy And now I want sangria too. Looking at YOU --->RT @erinmharris: Now I want Sangria. This is all your fault,

beadreamaker@todaysnest Q9 Waiting to move so I can decorate 

LolasNestChat Q9: Did you know it’s Nat. Decorating Month? What have you got planned?.. or what have you been dying to tackle? 

MaryPellerito@nestnestnest@RebeccaEParsons#nestchat. I had a really good pear and cheese panini at ohare airport 

todaysnest Q9: Did you know it’s Nat. Decorating Month? What have you got planned?.. or what have you been dying to tackle? 

nestnestnest running with scissors sounds intriquing....

writerobinson A8: I downloaded an app last night called Free Books. It's fantastic for reading.

debracar7 I've eaten grilled cheese & tastes great w/clam chowder New England style of course!!! 

nestnestnest@erinmharris Wow that sounds amazing have had apple but not pear galette - recipe? 

nestnestnest@nestnestnesthttp://t.co/d1lWIag3 oops horse, hats, flowers, food

erinmharris@nestnestnest@RebeccaEParsons Seconded. I love pears on salads, and I made a great pear galette last year. Baked pears = awesome! 

RebeccaEParsons RT @abcddesigns: “@MaryPellerito@abcddesigns#nestchat I dunk my grilled cheese in tomato soup. A favorite comfort food” We were all trained on Campbells! 

beadreamaker@todaysnest Q8 The bible is always on my reading list. 

todaysnest Amen! RT @writerobinson: Speaking of manners, when did men stop removing their hats indoors? It drives me NUTS! 

valleyandco No summer reading list as of yet....would love some good reads! @todaysnest

Lori_Rice@MaryPellerito It's alive and well in central KY. Especially in April, May and October when the horses are running.

casualinteriors Honey is not to sweet. It was voted best grilled cheese few yrs. ago on tv show. @jamoore100

dcoopsd A8: My summer reading guide consists of labels. The label on my bottle of gin. The one on my wine. The one on my...

LeighAnnAllaire@RebeccaEParsons@jamoore100@dcoopsd@LolasNestChat love blue cheese/ grilled pear as well on mini croustini as appetizers 

MaryPellerito@nestnestnest#nestchat. That's a big deal. Congrats. I'm taking riding lessons again. I want to foxhunt

RebeccaEParsons@nestnestnest I just bought a new panini grill 

writerobinson Speaking of manners, when did men stop removing their hats indoors? It drives me NUTS! 

todaysnest Q8: Have U begun planning your summer reading list? What are U reading now? What do you have planned? Got links? 

writerobinson I'd love that! RT @MaryPellerito#nestchat. Do you think hats will come back, and maybe gloves, and dressing for dinner? 

debracar7 I've had cheese w/Whisky actually pretty good!!!

nestnestnest@MaryPellerito Grand Prix sunday every year at Bridgehampton Hampton Classic is hats galore...beaut tables too 

pfliving “@filmoreclark@todaysnest@pfliving Me 3! I have a journal of new business & product inventions...some crazy stuff. #nestchat” crazy good! 

todaysnest Quintessential Kentucky. RT @jamoore100:@todaysnest Ive never heard of beer cheese. I might have to make that recipe. 

debracar7 I need to make it a point to sample cheese beer recipe!!! 

nestnestnest@RebeccaEParsons anything with pear is better...(grilled cheese) I'm a panini maker in summer months....

abcddesigns “@todaysnest Q7: Kentucky Derby is same weekend! Got party plans? Maybe a combination? Any Derby specific foods you like? 

erinmharris Now I want Sangria. This is all your fault.

MaryPellerito#nestchat. Do you think hats will come back, and maybe gloves, and dressing for dinner? 

todaysnest Wonderful RT @MaryPellerito a theraputic riding stable in area has fundraiser on Derby day. The ladies wear their summer hats. 

pfliving A7: I'm having a little party.

Lori_Rice A7. Luv to use Derby flavors - Mint Julep Scones, Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies, & can't forget beer cheese nachos!

todaysnest Somebody had to do it. RT @dcoopsd@todaysnest@RebeccaEParsonsThink were changing the way Twitter thinks about grilled cheese :D 

valleyandco We're hungry again, too! @dcoopsd

writerobinson@LeighAnnAllaire@jamoore100@dcoopsd@LolasNestChat I make a delish mascarpone & pear biscuit sandwich. 

jamoore100@todaysnest I've never heard of beer cheese. I might have to make that recipe. 

MaryPellerito@todaysnest#nestchat a theraputic riding stable in the area has big fundraiser on Derby day. The ladies wear their summer hats. 

nestnestnest My daughter qualified for Junior Htr finals in Lexington this summer - gotta get a nice hat?! 

dcoopsd@todaysnest@RebeccaEParsons I think we're changing the way Twitter thinks about grilled cheese :D

abcddesigns@WhereitBlooms that's what lured you in? ;-)#nestchat@dcoopsd

RebeccaEParsons YUMMM @LeighAnnAllaire@jamoore100@dcoopsd@LolasNestChat

beadreamaker@todaysnest Nice to talk about culinary delights ! 

RebeccaEParsons RT @LeighAnnAllaire@jamoore100@dcoopsd@LolasNestChat blue cheese and grilled pear sandwich...my FAVE! 

valleyandco Will be making Mint Julep Gelées via@Southern_Livinghttp://t.co/qLiphlu2 The perfect compliment to race day. 

RebeccaEParsons great fruity grilled cheese - oh yeah@todaysnest@dcoopsd

LeighAnnAllaire@jamoore100@dcoopsd@LolasNestChat blue cheese and grilled pear sandwich...my FAVE! 

todaysnest A7: Here is our Beer Cheese recipehttp://t.co/ATIrR009 It’s a total Derby Party Dip.

TamaraTTB A7: no plans for Kentucky Derby. And I've yet to have a mint julep - maybe good excuse to try. 

RebeccaEParsons Q7 Derby foods Kentucky black bottom pie and mint julips of course @todaysnest

writerobinson Ooh a grilled PB&J! RT @RebeccaEParsons:@dcoopsd strawberry jam sounds delish...i like bananas on grilled cheese 

abcddesigns I eat: arugula, honey mustard, granny smith apple, sunflower seeds grilled white cheddar cheese on whole grain grilled cheese 

todaysnest What is happening here?! RT@RebeccaEParsons@dcoopsd strawberry jam sounds delish...i like bananas on grilled cheese

beadreamaker@todaysnest Q7 No horse betting for me, though I do like to watch the Derby's 

RebeccaEParsons RT @todaysnest: Q7: Kentucky Derby is same weekend! Got party plans? Maybe a combination? Any Derby specific foods you like?

RebeccaEParsons@dcoopsd strawberry jam sounds delish...i like bananas on grilled cheese

valleyandco A7: Can't wait! Will be attending my parents' 15th annual hat party on the island {A} @todaysnest

TamaraTTB Never spread mayo on bread on grill. Sounds evil.

beadreamaker@todaysnest Oh I will be in grilled cheese heaven with that website ! oops...I'm on a diet ! one can't hurt can it ? 

MaryPellerito@abcddesigns#nestchat I dunk my grilled cheese in tomato soup. A favorite comfort food -

WhereitBlooms@abcddesigns@dcoopsd I could totally be a vegan expect I'd NEVER give up cheese ... the stinkier the better.

abcddesigns “@todaysnest: BTW… I’ve heard some people spread mayo on the bread to grill. Ever do that? #nestchat” Butter, yes. Mayo??? Not so much. 

todaysnest Q7: Kentucky Derby is same weekend! Got party plans? Maybe a combination? Any Derby specific foods you like? 

todaysnest Suspish! RT @dcoopsd: If Im changing things up, Ill use strawberry jam in my grilled cheese. Just different.

LafamigliaM Perfect grilled cheese...Beechers flagship. Made at the Pike Place Market in Seattle! 

deeCuisine Luv tomato soup RT @abcddesigns A6, isn't a grill cheese based on the tastiness of the tomato soup it is paired with? ;-) 

EarlHarrisPhoto RT @dcoopsd: If I'm changing things up, I'll use strawberry jam in my grilled cheese. Just different.

WhereitBlooms@dcoopsd@abcddesigns@filmoreclark ok... yum! Now I'm roped in #nestchat#spikedlemonslush

abcddesigns “@erinmharris: So far, I've heard about mail, gardening, and Sangria thus far on #nestchat. I think I love you guys.” :-D 

todaysnest :) RT @abcddesigns@dcoopsd I often attempt to eat vegetarian...except when there is pork being served=LOL 

TamaraTTB A6: I love using Munster or Habanero Jack cheeses on my grilled cheese. Plain and simple! 

dcoopsd If I'm changing things up, I'll use strawberry jam in my grilled cheese. Just different.

writerobinson Amen! :) RT @erinmharris: So far, I've heard about mail, gardening, and Sangria thus far on #nestchat. I think I love you guys.

jamoore100 Yes, often. RT @todaysnest: BTW… I’ve heard some people spread mayo on the bread to grill. Ever do that?

todaysnest Stop the madness! RT @reneedobbs:@todaysnest Have you seen the Grilled Cheese Academys website? http://t.co/DdtwVu5s

abcddesigns@dcoopsd I often attempt to eat vegetarian...except when there is pork being served=LOL

lizzerb@todaysnest Always! #mayo

jamoore100 Honey? Really? Not too sweet? RT@casualinteriors: Love to drizzle a tad of honey in grilled cheese. 

reneedobbs@todaysnest Have you seen the Grilled Cheese Academy's website? http://t.co/3D9nVczb

writerobinson YES! RT @reneedobbs: A6. Cheddar & gruyere on the inside. Whole wheat bread. Butter & grated Parmigiano-Reggiano on the outside. 

valleyandco So true. It's all about the dipping contents that compliments a good grilled cheese! @abcddesigns

todaysnest BTW… I’ve heard some people spread mayo on the bread to grill. Ever do that?

beadreamaker@casualinteriors Honey ? Now that is interesting and probably very good ! 

WisteriaHome Yes it's the tomato soup RT @abcddesigns: A6, isnt a grill cheese based on the tastiness of the tomato soup it is paired with? ;-) 

abcddesigns@MaryPellerito perhaps it's time to try it again?#nestchat@todaysnest

erinmharris So far, I've heard about mail, gardening, and Sangria thus far on #nestchat. I think I love you guys. 

todaysnest You bet! RT @abcddesigns: A6, isnt a grill cheese based on the tastiness of the tomato soup it is paired with? ;-) 

lizzerb@todaysnest A6: grilled cheese with avocado and bacon! 

casualinteriors Love to drizzle a tad of honey in grilled cheese.

todaysnest RT @IAMTHELAB: RT @dcoopsd@abcddesignsYes... I feel sorry for vegetarians that they cant enjoy that amazeballs flavor. 

todaysnest Hmmm..RT @MaryPellerito@abcddesigns@todaysnest#nestchat I dont like sangria, but I think it is due to bad college experiences. 

abcddesigns A6, isn't a grill cheese based on the tastiness of the tomato soup it is paired with? ;-) 

jamoore100 Love grilled cheese w/ blue cheese. RT @dcoopsd:@LolasNestChat Try adding a little blue cheese for some kick.

IAMTHELAB RT @dcoopsd@abcddesigns Yes... I feel sorry for vegetarians that they can't enjoy that amazeballs flavor.

dcoopsd@abcddesigns Yes... I feel sorry for vegetarians that they can't enjoy that amazeballs flavor. 

writerobinson@valleyandco Right now, I'm researching the best plants for this swamp we call New Orleans. Lol! 

LolasNestChat Q6: From more American angle, it’s Grilled Cheese Month. What’s your method? How do U make it special? Or do you? 

MaryPellerito@abcddesigns@todaysnest#nestchat I don't like sangria, but I think it is due to bad college experiences. 

abcddesigns@dcoopsd bingo! Nothing makes a grilled cheese better than a little bacon fat.

reneedobbs A6. Cheddar & gruyere on the inside. Whole wheat bread. Butter & grated Parmigiano-Reggiano on the outside.

dcoopsd@LolasNestChat Try adding a little blue cheese for some kick. 

TamaraTTB LOVE it! RT @todaysnest: Q5: How about Sangria? Love it? Hate it? Got a recipe to share? 

todaysnest A6: I like no less than two cheeses. A sharper one and muenster= I love the texture of it on a grilled cheese.

cortizointerior Summer Staple: Making Sangriahttp://t.co/umHIr5Xj#nestchat@todaysnest

valleyandco A6: Sometimes we make 3 varieties at a time: with brie, Huntsman, and a classic cheddar. @todaysnest

beadreamaker@todaysnest Q6 I like plain grilled cheese on buttered bread. But sometimes ham and cheese

abcddesigns@dcoopsd it's dangerously delicious. I make a vat of it every memorial day. Yummo! @filmoreclark

dcoopsd A6: The answer to the perfect grilled cheese is thick egg bread and #BACON. Done and Done. 

cortizointerior RT @todaysnest: A5: Here’s our simple yet still traditional take on Sangria http://t.co/aWigpbEd

valleyandco@writerobinson So magical. A subtle scent just makes it perfect, too. Can't wait to see what you do with yours! 

todaysnest Q6: From more American angle, it’s Grilled Cheese Month. What’s your method? How do U make it special? Or do you?

jamoore100@todaysnest Aha, brandy & orange liquor in your sangria. That I might like, esp. since you use a peach, too.

dcoopsd U had me at Fruity vodka RT @abcddesigns:@filmoreclark oh yeah I do! It's a fruity vodka lemon slush:http://t.co/IFnY2xlM

filmoreclark@abcddesigns See, now that is how I can use some of my lemons! Thanks Amy.

abcddesigns “@filmoreclark@todaysnest Don't really like Sangria. BIG Rose fan here in the summer. #nestchat” I love a Rose! 

todaysnest Claro que si! RT @MaryPellerito@todaysnest#nestchat. Do mojitoes count as a cinco de mayo drink?

abcddesigns@filmoreclark oh yeah I do! It's a fruity vodkalemonslush: http://t.co/Uo9olu1x YUM=Summer!

writerobinson@valleyandco I went to a plantation home that had one and I've been obsessed ever since. It had lots of jasmine & gardenia. 

beadreamaker@todaysnest Q5 I am a tea totaller or I do Virgin Drinks

todaysnest A5: Here’s our simple yet still traditional take on Sangria http://t.co/aWigpbEd

dcoopsd Or fruit in any alcohol really.... HAHA! RT@todaysnest@dcoopsd +fruit and wine... 

cortizointerior I love making black beans, pork shoulder, lots of chorizo and yuca with plenty of sangria!! 

filmoreclark@todaysnest Don't really like Sangria. BIG Rose fan here in the summer. 

valleyandco Thank you. Spotted in @bhg {we believe} years ago. Vanilla mint or jasmine would be so nice @MaryPellerito@todaysnest

LafamigliaM I'm thinking about margarita ice pops 

abcddesigns “@todaysnest: Q5: How about Sangria? Love it? Hate it? Got a recipe to share? #nestchat” hmmm...not so much. Margaritas! 

filmoreclark@abcddesigns Yummy. You have a frozen lemon cocktail recipe too I seem to remember from last Summer.

Lori_Rice@todaysnest No Cinco de Mayo here. It's all about the Derby! Mint Juleps abound! :) 

dcoopsd@todaysnest Listen.... anything that includes wine and fruit and wine in fruit.... you can count me in. #sangria

cortizointerior It's my birthday on May 5th! Hopefully having fun!! Q4: Cinco de Mayo party plans? What’s your GO TO Cinco de Mayo recipe?

jamoore100@todaysnest Your salsa verde recipe looks great. 

todaysnest A4: BTW, if having a Cinco de Mayo brunch, remember… eggs LOVE cilantro! 

abcddesigns Here's my favorite margarita #recipe for Cinco de Mayo: http://t.co/Lu8oMecP (or any other time for that matter!)

writerobinson@filmoreclark And throw a killer garden party! :)

filmoreclark@dcoopsd Party on the patiioooooo. 

todaysnest RT @dcoopsd: Party @ Lees house! RT@filmoreclark: A4: Guacamole + Margarita! No real recipe just make both to taste.

reneedobbs@todaysnest I have to admit I have not done much for Cinco de Mayo. Usually go out. 

dcoopsd Party @ Lee's house! RT @filmoreclark: A4: Guacamole + Margarita! No real recipe just make both to taste.

todaysnest A4: Salsa Verde http://t.co/6ApFaTpY brisket tacos http://t.co/76dEvMrt and tonight’s cocktailhttp://t.co/5fqpInHT

abcddesigns “@todaysnest: Q4: Cinco de Mayo party plans? What’s your GO TO Cinco de Mayo recipe? #nestchat” mama's margaritas!! 

filmoreclark A4: Guacamole + Margarita! No real recipe just make both to taste. 

valleyandco Sounds perfect. Really all you need to snip for the kitchen! @jamoore100

dcoopsd A4: Cinco de Mayo = Margaritas at the Smith-Stephens household. Yes. Margaritas. We put down the gin and vodka for a day.

beadreamaker@todaysnest Q4 Veggie Trays with Dip

writerobinson@filmoreclark It's a garden of white flowering plants & silver tones that reflect the moonlight. The garden glows at night.

cortizointerior RT @todaysnest: A3: We (as usual) have planted a ridiculous amount of basil (3 varieties). Caprese salad and pesto for ALL! 

MaryPellerito@IAMTHELAB@LolasNestChat#nestchat ah, to smell herbs as you sit outside in the moonlight. 

todaysnest Q4: Cinco de Mayo party plans? What’s your GO TO Cinco de Mayo recipe? 

valleyandco Okay, so our midnight garden Tweet was popular! We'll be putting a post together soon on our Lifestyle blog with tips + pics! 

abcddesigns A3 embarrassingly enough, our grass! It's time to mow. Not much else though, it's still a good 10 degrees colder on the mountain 

jamoore100@valleyandco Love those wall gardens. I have basil, parsley, rosemary & sage. I'm not much of a gardener.

LafamigliaM@todaysnest love basil! 

relishdecor@abcddesigns we are all about the @moleskinetravel journals 

nella22@todaysnest I had a Strawberry Basil Lemonade the other day while in NYC. SOO delicious! 

writerobinson@MaryPellerito Not weird at all. My best friend gave me letter for my birthday when we couldn't afford gifts. So special to me. 

todaysnest Must. know. more. RT @jamoore100:@valleyandco Reflect the moonlight? Wow, thats serious gardening. 

todaysnest A3: We (as usual) have planted a ridiculous amount of basil (3 varieties). Caprese salad and pesto for ALL! 

jamoore100 LOL. Thanks. RT @todaysnest@jamoore100 Im sending you some vegetables... from a NOT desert place. :)

WisteriaHome A3: Came home from a week away and pansies were dead and grass brown. We need rain in the NE 

cortizointerior Growing cucumbers, beets, rosemary, basil, carrots, thyme, peas this year! 

filmoreclark@writerobinson@valleyandco Ok you guys, spill it. What is a "midnight" garden? And how do I plant one?

MaryPellerito@valleyandco@todaysnest#nestchat. What a fabulous idea. Now where is my journal? : ). Are you including flower scent in your design?

valleyandco What kind of herbs are you growing? We're thinking about creating a wall herb garden with tin cans@jamoore100

dcoopsd I'd love to try and have a real garden but unfortunately my thumbs say otherwise. Which is why the natives come in so handy. 

LafamigliaM I Start my plants from seed including cinderella pumpkins http://t.co/UbjhKABk

writerobinson@valleyandco I'm planning a midnight garden right now too! :) 

jamoore100@valleyandco Reflect the moonlight? Wow, that's serious gardening. 

todaysnest@jamoore100 I'm sending you some vegetables... from a NOT desert place. :) 

IAMTHELAB@LolasNestChat#nestchat We just planted herbs & greens.

nestnestnest and I'm a huge hydrangea love..... 

filmoreclark@valleyandco Ooooo that sounds intriguing a "midnight" garden. 

writerobinson My uncle and I are planning a garden now. He wants to do a kitchen garden first. I want a midnight garden.

nestnestnest@dcoopsd I have tons of herbs, some potted tomatoes, zuch, some years pumpkins (but they take over) and berries everywhere... 

BillGoose A3: new tangerine name of Tanzi and new lime named Lucille 

todaysnest@nestnestnest Loved having you here! Thanks.

jamoore100 A3. Same cactus & desert plants as last year but a few herbs in pots. 

todaysnest A3: Conditions seem much better for tomatoes this year. Last year was fruitless... literally. 

valleyandco We're plotting out our "midnight" garden - with plum, black, white and silver plants that will reflect the moonlight @todaysnest

LolasNestChat Q3: Mary Mary Quite Contrary – What’s growing in your garden? What have you changed from last year?

dcoopsd A3: My garden is mainly Mexican Sage, Salvia, Rosemary, and lavender. 

reneedobbs@todaysnest A3. Yes! See my blog posthttp://t.co/qwH2j9xl

Lori_Rice Went with fewer peppers this year and some different heirloom tomatoes. RT @todaysnest Q3: What’s growing in your garden?

writerobinson I love a good Moleskine too but I've found that Piccadilly is a good alternative for less money if that's an issue for you. 

valleyandco A3: Fun question. We've got hibiscus blooming and white gladiola bulbs sprouting...@todaysnest

jamoore100 So sorry. RT @writerobinson: I kept journals ever since I was 15 years old. Lost them all in Hurr Katrina. I want to start again.

dcoopsd@nestnestnest I keep the cards that Steve actually wrote and sent with flowers. There are a number of them here in my office. 

IAMTHELAB RT @todaysnest: Q3: Mary Mary Quite Contrary – What’s growing in your garden? What have you changed from last year? 

filmoreclark A3: Lemons coming out of my ears! Going to add more herbs this year around the base of the lemon trees.

beadreamaker@todaysnest Q3 Nothing has really changed from last year, but we do have a beautiful spring 

IAMTHELAB@writerobinson@jamoore100#nestchat It sure is a perfect topic for a fab designer.

MaryPellerito@IAMTHELAB@todaysnest@arthouse#nestchat. I keep a journal of quotes, dreams, plans, ideas 

reneedobbs@todaysnest My Project 365 is on flckr & facebook. Here is a link to the flickr photostream set.http://t.co/HIXabmhX

todaysnest Me, too! RT @dcoopsd@nestnestnest@MaryPellerito Not just the ladies.... I love a handwritten note over an email any day. 

IAMTHELAB@nestnestnest#nestchat Moleskins are great! I keep a daily journal of notes & inspiration.

writerobinson I kept journals ever since I was 15 years old. Lost them all in Hurricane Katrina. I want to start again.

todaysnest Q3: Mary Mary Quite Contrary – What’s growing in your garden? What have you changed from last year?

IAMTHELAB@beadreamaker@todaysnest#nestchat I'm going 2 launch a project revolving around saying Thank You again w/ handwritten cards for small biz 

BillGoose Read travel jrnl other day: Amsterdam 7/2010: "Leo was mad. Like diva mad. Like Aretha Franklin needs a snicker bar mad. Yikes." 

dcoopsd@nestnestnest@MaryPellerito Not just the ladies.... I love a handwritten note over an email any day. 

filmoreclark@todaysnest@pfliving Me 3! I have a journal of new business & product inventions...some crazy stuff.

nestnestnest I do keep journals of my design projects (moleskin) love them in all the bright colors 

IAMTHELAB@todaysnest#nestchat Such a great subject!

nestnestnest@MaryPellerito aren't we ladies a sucker for romance? the hand written part got me... 

writerobinson Thanks Judy! Im glad to join in for my fave topic!RT @jamoore100@writerobinson Glad you're here, Angel. Perfect topic for you. 

MaryPellerito@BillGoose#nestchat pinterest has turned into my visual journal 

Lori_Rice Moleskin! RT @todaysnest Q2: Do you keep a journal? How about travel journal? What’s your favorite? 

todaysnest me,too!! RT @pfliving#nestchat Hello! Joining late. I keep a blog journal of ideas. 

pfliving “@dcoopsd: A2: I keep sketch books. I am sketching all the time in my moleskins #NestChat” Love sketch books! 

valleyandco Favorites are @moleskine and we've both got lots of personalized @levenger goodness @todaysnest

abcddesigns RT @filmoreclark@abcddesigns Requested and received a whole set of LePens for Christmas. LOVE them.

IAMTHELAB@todaysnest#nestchat I love a good travel journal. I'm keeping a poetry journal right now. Also about 2 do the Sketchbook Project @arthouse

beadreamaker@todaysnest I like snail mail. We need to keep the postal workers and post office in business

reneedobbs@todaysnest A2. The only journal I've been keeping is my Project365 this year. 

jamoore100 A2. I always keep a travel journal on trips abroad. Lots to write about then. 

pfliving#nestchat Hello! Joining late. I keep a blog journal of ideas. 

writerobinson@abcddesigns LOL! I should own stock in Le Pen for the brown pens alone! 

todaysnest wonderful! RT @BillGoose: A2 Have kept one faithfully for 25 years. And a big hard drive full too. And travel journal. 

filmoreclark@valleyandco Yes! I have various types of notecards & envelopes around. Like to mix&match as well.

nestnestnest@todaysnest kept a journal my entire life...since I was 12 - yikes - but no more, now I blog...ha

erinmharris I'm totally crashing #NestChat, but on the subject of mail art, there's a great book called Good Mail Day you guys might like. 

BillGoose go journals! :) 

BillGoose A2 I have a gigantic box of journals. Have kept one faithfully for 25 years. And a big hard drive full too. And travel journal. 

beadreamaker@todaysnest Q2 I don't keep a journal, but I do keep several notebooks on pet subjects 

todaysnest Saw that. Dreadful! RT @dcoopsd@todaysnestSo what did I miss? Have been drowsy with allergy meds.

nestnestnest@MaryPellerito have you seen @kathefraga's notecards? she sent me packets of the them emblazed with her beautiful art 

dcoopsd A2: I keep sketch books. I am sketching all the time in my moleskins 

IAMTHELAB@filmoreclark@thedailybasics#nestchat What's the topic today? BTW - Agree on the USPS. I love mail! 

beadreamaker@todaysnest I really like the Gel Pens for writing. Less fatigue 

writerobinson@cortizointerior I totally agree! Nothing like writing and receiving a handwritten note. #nestchat

valleyandco There should be fun stationery + note takers for everything right? Lists, sketching, notes, tasks... @filmoreclark

filmoreclark@abcddesigns Requested and received a whole set of LePens for Christmas. LOVE them. 

todaysnest A2: Have kept a journal on/off since 15. I love@moleskine for journaling. 

abcddesigns “@todaysnest: Q2: Do you keep a journal? How about travel journal? What’s your favorite? #nestchat” I love a spiral sketchbook, no lines! 

jamoore100@writerobinson Glad you're here, Angel. Perfect topic for you. 

dcoopsd@todaysnest So what did I miss? Have been drowsy with allergy meds. 

todaysnest Q2: Do you keep a journal? How about travel journal? What’s your favorite? 

todaysnest RT @abcddesigns: A1 do you all know le pen brand pens? Ultra fine point...I love the chocolate brown and red ink ones! 

MaryPellerito@abcddesigns@todaysnest#nestchat an artist friend showed note cards she designed with various flower photos. Lovely. 

filmoreclark A2: I keep a sketchbook+journal of sorts. Use fine tip colored pens for that. 

jamoore100 Oh yes. See how we've forgotten about stationery. RT @abcddesigns: Just an FYI: stationEry= paper goods stationAry= standing still 

todaysnest RT @jamoore100: Im partial to stationary with animals on it. I like to buy cards that support charitable causes. 

abcddesigns A1 do you all know 'le pen' brand pens? Ultra fine point...I love the chocolate brown and red ink ones! 

todaysnest Yes!RT @LafamigliaM:P ortable writing desk. A little wooden carrier. all my supplies including stamps to make letter writing easy

writerobinson I see this mistake all the time. RT@abcddesigns: Just an FYI: stationEry= paper goods stationAry= standing still 

nestnestnest my husband sent a hand delivered written poem to me at my office after our very first date (lunch): cinched the deal... 

erinmharris@todaysnest@cortizointerior Agreed! I LOVE getting mail. I send Christmas cards every year, and try to remember birthdays.

valleyandco A2: A keeps journals for most everything + loves taking notes and journaling travel and favorite memories.

todaysnest You slay me! RT @BillGoose: A1: like a sharpie on almost any paper - i know i know - the fumes make for some very nice poetry tho 

jamoore100 I'm partial to stationary with animals on it. I like to buy cards that support charitable causes. 

cortizointerior RT @todaysnest: A1: I like lightweight pens… and they MUST have a fine point and black ink 

todaysnest RT @cortizointerior: Nothing can replace the art of writing a letter! The writing and receiving - special on both ends.

nestnestnest love those fine pens with the very thin points...it's the little things that make me happy 

LafamigliaM I have a portable writing desk. A little wooden carrier. With all my supplies including stamps to make letter writing easy

todaysnest Q2: Do you keep a journal? How about travel journal? What’s your favorite? 

filmoreclark A1: Slim pen with fine tip & black ink. Prefer either simple good paper or various flat cards.

abcddesigns Just an FYI: stationEry= paper goods stationAry= standing still 

blpaper RT @valleyandco: Plus make someone's day! RT@todaysnest Write letters! Support the USPS! It's like magic!

cortizointerior Nothing can replace the art of writing a letter! The writing and receiving - special on both ends. 

BillGoose A1: i like a sharpie on almost any paper - i know i know - the fumes make for some very nice poetry tho

todaysnest A1: I like lightweight pens… and they MUST have a fine point and black ink 

valleyandco A1: We use assorted stationery {monogrammed, patterned + branded} and both have a favorite Cross pen gifted from A's brother.

MaryPellerito#nestchat I wrote a long letter to a friend. She called me very angry. She thought it was wierd to write her a letter when there is email.

abcddesigns “@todaysnest: Q1 What tools stationers do you use for letter writing? Fav pen? Fav paper? #nestchat” my own designs on cranes letterpress 

todaysnest A1: Think all should have signature note card/stationery that says who U R. Have used same olive green linen stationery for yrs.

WisteriaHome RT @jamoore100: & the stationary makers, like@writerobinson. RT @todaysnest: Write letters! Support the USPS! Its like magic! 

nella22@todaysnest I love my stationery from@easton_place! She did my blog banner as well! #designhttp://t.co/X48j7QMG

todaysnest Yes! RT @jamoore100: & the stationary makers, like @writerobinson. RT @todaysnest: Write letters! Support the USPS! 

beadreamaker@todaysnest Q1 I use a pen, and either notebook paper, computer paper, cards, and envelopes and stamps 

nestnestnest @todaysnest have had the same stationery for years: Blacker & Koobey on mad prints it up...very pretty but costly 

jamoore100 & the stationary makers, like @writerobinson. RT @todaysnest: Write letters! Support the USPS! Its like magic!

Lori_Rice Nice! RT @todaysnest Cocktail of the Month= Jalapeño Cilantro Margarita. Find the recipe at bit.ly/lmskDi  CHEERS!

todaysnest RT @nestnestnest: I remember how valuable it is to me when I received a handwritten note: its the thoughtfulness of it... 

valleyandco Plus make someone's day! RT @todaysnest Write letters! Support the USPS! It's like magic! 

todaysnest OK... Q1: What tools – templates - stationers do you use for letter writing? Fav pen? Fav paper? 

nestnestnest I remember how valuable it is to me when I received a handwritten note: it's the thoughtfulness of it... 

todaysnest Just a little! RT @valleyandco: Ooh, that sounds so good. Does it have a kick? @todaysnest

todaysnest Nope. Just use it 1st. RT @filmoreclark: @todaysnest do we have to guess the word of the day? Hmmmm 

WisteriaHome @writerobinson There is a chat going on right now about hand written notes

todaysnest Write letters! Support the USPS! It's like magic! 

jamoore100 RT @todaysnest: Don’t forget… be the 1st to use WORD of the DAY & win a prize pack w/ a fun reusable travel tote & Lola necklace. 

todaysnest Here with @ModernHen & @LolasNestChat. @ajyenne is across the pond this wk. Look out for an amazing travel post! 

reneedobbs @todaysnest It has been a long time since I wrote a hand letter. Many thank you notes though. 

todaysnest Tonight we R enjoying our Cocktail of the Month= Jalapeño Cilantro Margarita. Find the recipe at bit.ly/lmskDi  CHEERS!

filmoreclark @thedailybasics Agree! I was just talking to the hubs about what if the USPS ceases to exist? Would be dreadful. 

todaysnest Oh! Don’t forget… be the 1st to use WORD of the DAY & win a prize pack with a fun reusable travel tote and Lola necklace.

WisteriaHome Good Evening Betty here...I send all new clients hand written thank you notes

UrbanDecorSue Cheers Judy & Sam! RT @jamoore100: Hi Sue. RT @UrbanDecorSue: Sweet hello everyone! Cheers from Chicago! @todaysnest

jamoore100 Oh, if you're counting thank you notes, last week, then. I was thinking of long letters. 

thedailybasics #NestChat Cynthia from The Daily Basics- I had write thank you notes and cards all the time. Don't want to lose #LostArts

BillGoose @todaysnest handwritten thank yous totally count! 

Lori_Rice Hi there #NestChat! @filmoreclark that is exactly what I was going to ask. Mine would be after Christmas.

todaysnest @filmoreclark I think it does. Handwritten notes are vastly underrated. 

beadreamaker @LolasNestChat hi I am a single mom of 1 and the last time I wrote snail mail was 1 month ago 

jamoore100 I'm Judy Moore & I last hand wrote a letter in December 2011 to my best friend's daughter with well wishes for her wedding.

valleyandco Aleah + Nick @valleyandco Love this intro @todaysnest! We wrote a nice letter yesterday. 

BillGoose omg Hand wrote a TY to a new client today. Bill from Oakland CA Interior Design Consultant and Gadfly prone to making up words :) 

nestnestnest I hand write notes all the time - kinda old fashioned I guess... 

thedailybasics RT @filmoreclark: RT @todaysnest: Welcome to our 2nd monthly #NestChat. Intro yourself & tell us when is last time you hand wrote a letter? 

filmoreclark Hi all, Lee here from Filmore Clark filmoreclark.com Does handwritten "thank you" note count? Would be today!

thedailybasics #NestChat Hey all happy to see you! seeing some of my fav tweetie pies ! @valleyandco @todaysnest @jamoore100 @filmoreclark

Welcome to our 2nd monthly #NestChat. Intro yourself & tell us when is last time you hand wrote a letter? 

todaysnest Welcome to our 2nd monthly #NestChat. Intro yourself & tell us when is last time you hand wrote a letter? 

BillGoose @todaysnest she came in a box of mangoes - she's also very SNL 

todaysnest  This might just become my favorite Wednesday evening of the month!