Loving Lately

Loving Lately: Pie Crusts

They are delicious, buttery, flaky, crisp… Pie crusts are the essential avenue to basically all fantastic pie and tart fillings. But as if that weren’t enough, here is what I am loving about them lately: They are works of art! (Featured Image from Luna & Hazel)

I really wish I had talent. Here is “The prettiest apple pie we ever did see” from, I can’t disagree.


Or how about a simple polk-a-dot? I love a classic stripe or polk-a-dot, me and Kate Spade. From Linda_Lomelino via Instagram:


Of course you could let the fruit do all of the talking- like the Pear Almond Tart from, no one could fault you for that.


But I am just fascinated by these intricate weaves. Thank you hintofvanillablog 🙂


I love this next one, similar to the plaid woven and braided apple pie pictured above. <3 Although I haven’t been able to track down the original, the link from Pinterest will take you to more amazing pies and crust ideas at


I’ve featured this adorable heart pie before, doesn’t it just shout love from home? It’s the Strawberry Sweetheart Slab Pie from Jillian Harris:


Look at the creativity from theprettyblog on this Caramel, Pear & Pecan Lattice Pie. It’s so beautiful!


And this Fall Harvest Apple Pie from BellasBanquet that seems blanketed by leaves. So pretty!


I’m not going to lie, this crunchy streusel topping over a creamy blueberry pie from The Girl Who Ate Everything looks outstanding even without the intricate fuss.


Okay, just one last shot of fabulous from TheKitchenMcCabe, and then I’m off to make a pie.


Loving Lately 💖

Loving Lately: Lala-Land & Beautiful Things…


I’ve been a little mentally unavailable.


Distracted maybe, is a nice way to put it.


And as some of you may have noticed… I’ve had technical difficulties.


Coincidence? I think not.


As this week celebrates my 1 year blog-iversary, I’ve been contemplating the future of Sadie’s Nest.


My goal was to set out for one year. Mission Accomplished!


Where it leads from here; I am uncertain. I’ve made so many wonderful friends! Good times…


I have been nominated for awards that have not been acknowledged, blog-fully challenged and unresponsive, honored by a dear few without mention; I truly meant to reply, but time keeps slipping… So without further ado, as a small token of my appreciation to the following…


A sincere Thank You!!

Anna of Life Bellissima

Lynn of Lynz Real Cooking

Roberta of Chorizo & Thyme

Katie of Quirky and Wonderful

Terry of Spearfruit

Antonia of Zoale

Natascha of Natascha’s Palace

Fabiola of My Heart of Mexico

Lynne of Lynne’s Recipe Trails

Parul of Gharkepakwan

I truly cherish you taking the time to mention my little blog in one way or another. And thank you to many other blogging friends I’ve made new and old. It’s been a great year and experience! To whatever the future may hold!




And again thank you Pinterest for letting my imagination soar (and supplying me with photos as random as my thoughts).


Loving Lately ❤️

Loving Lately: The Doors

I have a fascination with doors. Actually doors, windows and benches. But today I’m focusing on doors. They can be ornate, simple, freshly painted, tattered… I love to think about the stories that go along with them. The people that live behind them.


As a little girl I remember seeing a door on the side of a mound covered with grass. A root cellar maybe? More likely a hobbit who wants to be left alone…

I think about a small rectangular door I saw on the top of a home. I never thought about it being a window. I only questioned how in the world does the person who lives there get in?

I like to think I’m much more practical with the stories I associate with doors now. A billionaire, an artist…

I find that I am particularly drawn to doors with flowers around. Because clearly that means someone lives there and takes care of there home.

And what about the other point of view? The doors that lead out, more than leading in?

I really could go on and on.

And I have to note that I cannot take credit for any of these photos. But if you are interested in finding more information about them you can find them on Pinterest @sadiesnest under “The Doors”.


Okay, that’s it. Goodbye. (I’m shutting the door)