We're celebrating Earth Day this Saturday at our shop and Monarch Waystation! This Saturday we will be hosting a Make and Take, where we will use our Cottage Nest Chalky Finish Paint to make chalkboard style flower pots and plant a pollinator friendly plant. All free of charge just for joining us!
Also, *fingers crossed* we hope to release one of the Giant Swallowtail butterflies we've been raising. We have one very close to emerging but it's on butterfly time, not our time. Either way, we will have caterpillars and chrysalises on display for any curious guests. And here's a little background on this season's first generation of butterflies we are raising.
And if you can not join us but want to make a difference, I recommend you look up local March for Science events, read this great article from Jane Goodall and by all means please watch this documentary on Seed Saving and Extinction featured on PBS.org until the end of the month.
Yes, it's the Berry best weekend of the year and you should start at Nest!
Beginning with the Strawberry Fest Parade, rolling at 9:30am and passing right in front of Nest. We offer a family friendly environment on our lawn with ample free parking at our building and adjacent businesses.
Meet our new neighbor, Flowers by Linda! She'll be handing out free balloons to the kids and you can win a bouquet for Mother's Day.
Easter Sale - fill your basket with already discounted goods
Friday 10:00a - 5:30p
Saturday 9:00a - 3:00p
Sunday 11:00a - 3:00p
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This is a BIG weekend for us! We're celebrating NINE years in business at our Ponchatoula, LA location. And as a big thank you we've got some great one day specials for this Saturday, March 25th.
First off, we are offering this amazing little tote (designed and silk-screened by moi!) free with a $25 purchase in store...but wait there's more...when you bring this bag back and let us fill it with more awesomeness...you get 5% OFF any additional purchase forever!
Secondly, Saturday only, the store is 15% OFF everything, I know, crazy right??? And right now, we've got so much new stock: Easter decor, flags, a full restock of Lampe Berger, amazing regionally made items. This is going to be a good day to have a GREAT day!
Thirdly, I know more?!? I'm hauling in bunches of mini cupcakes and sweet tea, just so you know how much we love you!
This is primarily an in-store celebration, but our Etsy shop (also NINE) is running a special coupon code HAPPY15 for 15% off your entire purchase there!
And thanks from the bottom of our hearts, for making our shop dream a reality!
Hooray for Spring! To celebrate, we drove east for about an hour to tour Crosby Arboretum in Picayune, MS. I had been years ago, right in the beginning with my mom and now I was taking my own children to explore...
It was such a delightful experience; one of those rare times that something actually exceeds all your expectations. The highlight for me was walking into their "bog area" - it sounded rather unattractive by name, but it could not have been more magical...an open area, with a field of tiny almost Chinese lantern style blooms, and bright yellow and red pitcher plants poking up through the grass. Small pearl crescent butterflies zipped past, drawing my attention to a dive, then another, of a pretty bluebird pair...all of which were none too bothered by two loud toddlers...thankfully!
Find out more about Crosby Arboretum and the work they are doing in the field of native planting here.