Friday, May 6, 2011

Out With The Old In With The New

Hi everyone!

I'm really happy to announce that I have moved - that is my blog has moved! You can now find me at

I'm at the point in my life where I'm ready for a new adventure and I felt a fresh start with a new blog was needed!

Here's what I wrote on my About page:

Hi and Welcome!

Although I’m just your average mom, I come from an artistic background (former ballet dancer and art history major), so everything I do is influenced by that. I also have the privilege and challenge of making everything happen on one income! So I’ve had to learn how to cultivate beauty in my home by using my creativity and not my pocket book.

In the past few years I’ve become very interested in self-sufficiency & in the homesteading movement and all that encompasses. I’m also at a point in my life where I’d like to be less of a consumer and more of a producer.

A Cultivated Nest is place where I can share my adventures and dreams of simple country living in a metropolitan suburb of Atlanta…where I can let my inner farmgirl out! It’s a place where the focus will be on the ability to enjoy the small things in life, where I’ll try doing stuff I know I’m not good at but want to get better at (sewing, knitting, growing more of our own food, preserving that food, trying new recipes, to name a few).  I do like feathering my nest so there will be a bit of decorating thrown in (but on a budget). And of course, lots of gardening as that’s what I really love to do! There might be chickens and rabbits in my future as well!

It’s a Celebration of Everyday Domestic Life!
I've enjoyed blogging here and meeting all of you but it's time for a change. Now, all the people that follow this blog have automatically been subscribed to the new blog through Google Friends Connect (couldn't get that widget to install without all the people that have me on their Google reader also coming along). But I totally understand that this new blog may not be what readers of this blog are wanting or expecting. You will not be hurting my feelings if you unsubscribe....really. My choice would have been to have no subscribers and just let people choose to subscribe but that's not how it worked out.
I'll be keeping this blog up (since it's free) and have transferred most of the posts to my new blog (but in the end not everything will wind up there so that's why this blog won't be deleted).
I want to thank Katie at DreamUp Studios for my new blog design and for doing all the hard work of transferrring everything. She's really nice and easy to work with and does Blogger designs as well.
There's a new post up at A Cultivated Nest so come on over for visit. I will no longer be posting here.
See you at my new place!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I look forward to your new adventure. Good luck. Hugs Marty

Anonymous said...

I am certainly going to be joining you at A cultivated nest! So looking forward to joining you in your new adventure!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I will definitely see you over there, Manuela! Looking forward to it!

Love the Decor! said...

Looking forward to joining you on your new adventure!!

~Sara said...

Good luck with yuoe new adventure!!I am sure it will just as wonderful!

Betsy said...

I don't use Google Reader so will need to bookmark your new page and remember to check it periodically. I hope you'll leave this blog up for archives. Best of luck on the new site!

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi,I am going to be joining you.....
Happy Mother's Day!!!!

Paula@SweetPea said...

Congratulations on the start of your new blog. I'll definitely join you!

Theresa said...

Hi there Manuela, thanks for stopping by! I hope you will be happy in your new blog home:)

Out with the old, in with the new... we all need that in our lives sometimes!

Have a blessed weekend! HUGS!