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Nest In Style is Now a Podcast!

December 21, 2009

Welcome to our first Nest In Style podcast!  Your hosts: Jayme Jenkins (that’s me) of aHa! Modern Living and Teresa O’Connor of Seasonal Wisdom.  Nest In Style will bring you the latest in home and garden trends with a twist of the past.

In this episode, you’ll find lots of strange facts about the holidays.  For example, did you know that Christmas was once outlawed?  You’ll also receive great gift giving tips from folks around the nation. We also share special holiday traditions from others that help add magic to this time of year.

So let’s get started. Press the orange button below to hear the podcast. Be sure to drop us a line in the comment section and let us know what you think.  Enjoy!

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast

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Garden Gift Ideas

Mike @CanarsieBK – heirloom seeds of local veggies
Fern @LifeOnTheBlcy – good Clippers, gloves, pot pods
Jodi @WesternGardener – small electric chipper to mulch garden waste
Annie @AnniesAnnuals – electric nail brush cleaner
Shawna @ShawnaCoronado – recycled teapot wind chime, Kombi Shovel, Cobra Head Tool
Kylee @OurLittleAcre – weather station (UV monitor, attach to PC, remote, weather alert capabilities)
Christina @Arcadia1Soil Scoop, foldable hand truck like the one in Sweet Rebecca’s blog.
Laura @InterLeafer – a simple leaf-shredder
Jenny @MulchMaven tool I can’t afford (like felcos), something decorative, really cool handmade pottery, a better designed watering can
Susan @SusanLMorrison – a living succulent wreath, a milder climate so I could grow more succulents!
Miriam @miriamwildflr – obsessed with terrariums, any shape and size
Alice @BayAreaTendrils – emollient or hand cream scented with lavender, natural herbal insect repellent
Billy @CoolGreenGardens – A solar powered, non-polluting hedge trimmer with a blade that randomly transforms its shape into natural curves, thereby overriding the lack of imagination of the operator.

More People Mentioned in the Podcast

Jean Ann Van Krevelen, @JeanAnnVK on Twitter (Oregon)
Amanda Thomsen, @kissmyaster on Twitter (Illinois)
Susan Morrison, @susanlmorrison on Twitter (California)
Marie Iannotti Gardening on
Kerry Michaels Container Gardening on
Carol Hackney (Idaho)
Hilary Bruffell, @Hilary_b on Twitter (England)
Hanne Calcina (Rhode Island)
Ellen Sousa, @THBFarm on Twitter (Massachusetts)
Poppy Davis, @PoppyDavis on Twitter (California; Washington, D.C.)
Rose Hayden-Smith, @VictoryGrower on Twitter (California)
Helen Yoest, @HelenYoest on Twitter (North Carolina)

By the way, you will notice that Nest In Style will transform over the next couple of months.  Obviously, the first change you will notice is that the blog will be the home of many, many informative and entertaining podcasts.  From time to time, I will post various garden related articles and highlight products too cool to pass up.  The blog will also get a face-lift, and then ultimately be moved to a new website.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. December 21, 2009 11:53 am

    Well done Jayme and Teresa! H.

  2. December 21, 2009 12:31 pm

    Thanks so much for the mention, and FABULOUS job on your first podcast! So many great ideas. I look forward to your next ones!

  3. December 21, 2009 9:55 pm

    Applause! Applause!!
    You done good lady. Thanks ever so much for including myself. Looking forward to the new site as well.

  4. December 22, 2009 6:26 am

    WELL DONE! Congratulations – and keep up the good work.

    Best wishes,


  5. December 22, 2009 8:52 am

    Thanks for the nice comments Shawna, Christina, Kylee and Helen. Happy Holidays to you all. Ho Ho Ho!

  6. December 22, 2009 8:54 am

    Is your podcast on itunes? I couldn’t find it, thanks.

    • December 22, 2009 9:30 am

      Hi Melanie,

      Thank you for visiting the blog and your interest in the NEW podcast. We are in the process of submitting the Podcast to iTunes. We’ll make an announcement in the blog once we’re live. Stay tuned!


  7. December 24, 2009 6:57 pm

    Jayme / Teresa: Bravo! Great start and good info. Nice to see (hear?) you branching out. Looking forward to seeing you at the SF Flower & Garden Show – hope you’ve got it on your calendar. Be well and enjoy the holidays

  8. December 26, 2009 10:34 am

    Thanks everybody for all the nice comments! We appreciate you all bearing with us as work out these technical details, etc… Meanwhile, thanks to you all for being such a great creative inspiration. You’re all great role models… Teresa

  9. December 27, 2009 1:36 pm

    just listened to your podcast, and thought it was a really good first try, – not worried about the tin can sound, as long as it’s audible, and doesn’t sound like you’re reading a script. – interesting Solstice stories, and looking forward to hearing about 2010 ideas.

    • December 31, 2009 11:13 am

      Thanks for the nice feedback Claire! Theresa and I are super excited about our next few shows, so stay tuned…

  10. hanne Calcina permalink
    January 9, 2010 12:21 pm

    That’s amazing. Very wonderful audio-magazine. That’s what I call it, because I had no idea what a podcast is. You two sound so natural and give us so much valuable information and tell us who else has worthwhile tips and info on all sorts of things related to gardening and much more.
    Great job!!
    Keep it up, Hanne


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