New Eyeglasses - and a deal for my readers


This post is sponsored by GlassesShop.com

Hello Lovelies!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!
Our Christmas was cozy with just my little family and it was

I loved every minute of it. 

I hope that yours was perfect as well.

Today I want to share with you some new eyeglasses that 
I received from GlassesShop.com

I was contacted by Glasses Shop a few months ago asking me to review some of their glasses, and since I was actually in the market for a new pair, I figured I'd give it a try.

They had a great selection of eyeglasses to choose from. With some darling glasses frames including the adorable tortoise shell frames that I chose.  They even have prescription sunglasses.  But my favorite part of the website was the fact that I could virtually "try on" the glasses by uploading a photo of myself and using it to see how the different frames would look on my face.

That has been something that always made me nervous about buying my prescription lenses online, but it took the nerves right out of it, since I had a pretty good idea of what the frames would look like on me when I received them.

If you're in the market for a new pair of glasses...either because Santa didn't bring you a pair, because your prescription has changed (like me!) or just because it's time for an update, you're in luck!

GlassesShop.com has generously offered readers of The Shabby Nest 50% OFF Eyeglasses and Sunglasses (sale frames excluded)

Simply use code GSHOT50 at check out.

Have a great day!

I received a pair of eyeglasses free of charge from GlassesShop.com in order to facilitate my review.
The opinions expressed are 100% mine.


Mini-House Christmas Ornament Tutorial


Hello Lovelies!

On Instagram, the single request that I have received the most during this Christmas season, is for a tutorial on how to make my Christmas House Ornaments.  (If you don't follow me on Instagram,  I'd love it if you would.)

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And during my Christmas House Tour I promised that I would share a tutorial, so here it is!  Better late than never.  But in actuality, although they look complicated, these little beauties are super simple to make.  You could whip out a few for some last minute Christmas gifts.  Or make some for next year!

You'll Need:  
(I've linked to several of the items for your convenience)

A photo of the house you'd like to draw
Grid paper or Regular Paper and a Ruler


Paint Brush

1. Use the photo of the house you like (ideally the photo should be a straight-on view of the house) and then draw the house.  Since the aim of the final ornament is to have a bit of whimsy, a precise drawing is not important.  Grid paper helps to keep the lines fairly straight, however.  Or you may use a ruler if you prefer.

2. After you have your drawing, place a piece of clear Shrinky Dink paper over the top and trace the house using the black Sharpie.  (Again, whimsy is the goal, so this doesn't have to be precise.)

3. Cut out the house.  And punch a hole in the top for an ornament hanger.

4.  Shrink in the oven according to the directions on the Shrinky Dink package.

5.  Let cool, and then paint Mod Podge on the roof and sprinkle with glitter while it is still wet.  (This will look like snow.)

That's it!

If you try this project, I'd love to see your handiwork!  You can tag me on Instagram with #shabbynesthouse.

Merry Christmas!