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2012 Fall Nesting Party Schedule and FAQ

by | Sep 26, 2012 | Decorating Inspiration, Fall Decorating

2012 Fall Nesting Party Schedule and FAQ

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So, it’s almost here! Can you believe it? The most glorious Autumn month, October is next week! And ya’ll know what that means, doncha? Fall Nesting. Oh yeah. HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS cause once I kick into Fall Nesting, no one’s gonna stop me. Posts will be flying, new stuff and projects from around my own house will be revealed and Fall can officially BEGIN!

This post is gonna be LONG, I apologize, but it will tell you a few things you need to know about this month, including a LINKY PARTY THIS WEEKEND! so hang with me!

Q. What in the world is Fall Nesting month?

A. The goal of Fall Nesting month is to make sure we all get in the mood for Fall around our homes and savor the season. Fall Nesting on The Inspired Room is about creating the cozy and comfortable ambience we want for our homes! Less junk and clutter, more meaning & beauty. That is always the goal here on The Inspired Room, but in Fall, we ramp it up a notch because Fall is THE BEST season for nestling into HOME!

Are YOU doing a Fall Nesting series too?
There will be a link up for that!

Quite a few of you have told me you too are doing a Fall decor or nesting series! I love that! Because I love you and I love Fall and our Fall Nesting series so much, I will open up a linky starting THIS SUNDAY NIGHT for anyone who is doing a Fall series on a blog in October! Whether that is five of us or 50 or whatever, we can find each other here and keep the inspiration for Fall FLOWING! Shall we?

You can find the general Fall Nesting series link up post on The Inspired Room Sunday September 30 at 7PM PST.
You can link up to that linky if you are doing a Fall Nesting series on your blog. You can call it whatever you want, of course, but if it has to do with Fall & Home, it works for me! It can be a 31 Days type series like we’ve done here before (you can still link up to the 31 Days series that Nester is doing again this year) OR you can do it on your own schedule. As long it is HOME & FALL, that will work!).

2012 Fall Nesting Party Schedule and FAQ

A couple of FAQ about the Fall Nesting Series & Party:
    The Inspired Room’s 5th Annual Fall Nesting series starts Monday October 1 and runs the entire month of October.
    What that means is that for the entire month of October, I’ll be nesting around my house, sharing ideas for decorating, organizing for the season ahead, sharing tips for entertaining or whatever strikes my fancy, and just savoring every moment of Fall! I’ll be posting as much as I fancy, which might mean twice a day, or once a day or several times a week as usual in October, so come by every day to see what is new and to be inspired by the entire month of Fall Nesting! And there will likely be a few surprises too!
    Every Tuesday in October I’ll host a specific linky related to Fall Nesting. Each week will have a theme so you know what to write about.  There will be one GENERAL FALL NESTING linky as well where you can link up your own Fall series or posts to if you are doing your own fall series. That way we can all be inspired by each others Fall series! You will find that link up post on The Inspired Room September 30th at 7PM PST. See below for the specific schedule and topics.
    You can write a post on your blog and then link up your post to the “linky” offered on that week’s Tuesday linky. Linkies for the day will actually be posted the night before the party at 7PM PST to give everyone in the country a fair chance to link up at the same time. If you live outside the US and want to link up but the time difference doesn’t work, just send me your link and I’ll post it for ya, how’s that?

2012 Fall Nesting Party Schedule and FAQ
2012 Fall Nesting Party Schedule and FAQ


*Parties go live Monday nights at 7PM PST, so come by then to link up. Then come by on Tuesday for the party to check out all the links!
*All I ask of you, other than to HAVE FUN with FALL NESTING!, is that for any linky party you link up to and participate in this month, you link back to The Inspired Room from your post and even share the promo button (above) with your own readers so they too can join in.

The general October Fall Nesting Series Linky  –
The general Fall Nesting Series link up for anyone doing a Fall series will be available on September 30 at 7PM here on The Inspired Room. You can link up there whether you are doing a 31 Day type series on Fall or a Fall mini-series or general posts on Fall you want to share. I prefer we keep these HOME AND FALL–related, such as posts about fall decorating, homemaking and general nesting topics etc.

Tuesday October 2 – Get Your Fall Nesting On! {20 Little Things I Love About Fall}
This is where you can write a post on your blog about 20 things you love about fall! You can show & tell, make a list, create a collage, whatever you want. The reason I do lists like this? Because it gets my mind focused on HAPPY FALL THOUGHTS and reminds me of all the things I want to savor this Fall so my favorite things don’t slip by in a whirl wind of busyness. Hope you’ll join in this party, either with your own post or to simply read the posts of others in the linky!

Tuesday October 9 – Fall Around the House
Show us what Fall is looking like at your house! If you haven’t started any Fall decor, this will be your kick in the pants to get your Fall going and have something to show us! Or if you are way ahead of the pack, this is your chance to inspire the rest of us! Show us anything you are doing to add a little Fall or cozy touch to your home.

Tuesday October 16 – Mantels & Porches
So by now you should have a mantel, a shelf, a front door or porch to show off a little of your Fall Nesting. Right? If you don’t, now’s the time. Even if you did yours a month ago, you can still link up.

Tuesday October 23 – Holiday Nesting
Hard to believe but the Holidays are right around the corner. Let’s show off our Halloween ideas or jump right into Thanksgiving and Christmas. No, you don’t have to have your tree up already unless you are a crazy blogger who decorates early. HA! But let’s gently ease into thinking about how we might decorate this year, parties we might host, and what crafts, projects or gifts we want to make!  And then link up your post to inspire the rest of us!

Tuesday October 30 – Fall Nesting Project Round Up
What was  your favorite project from the month? Let’s link up our favorites from Fall!

Hopefully this will help answer any questions you have and we’ll be ready to launch into Fall Nesting next week! Let me know if you have any other questions! SO looking forward to Fall Nesting this October!

Ready to get your Fall Nesting on? 


  1. Linda

    Sounds like fun…. Count me in.

    • Melissa

      Yay! Thanks Linda!

  2. Lauren

    Can’t wait to see what you come up with!! I absolutely love fall… the colors, the smell, the decor, the food… everything about this season makes me all warm and bubbly inside :)

    • Melissa

      Me too !!!! :-)

  3. Jen

    Can’t wait! I discovered so many wonderful bloggers last year. Looking forward to another great linky party! Thanks for hosting!

    • Melissa

      Thanks Jen!


    What a beautiful season!I really want to join you.

  5. Linda Stoll

    I love that 2 of my favorite bloggers can run 2 fabulous series at the same time … Thanks for not making it a competition … there’s plenty of creativity to go around!

    I’ve had a ball getting ready for week one … can’t wait!

  6. jillian

    Hi Melissa,
    I recently started my own blog but have been checking into yours for a long time! I’m so excited that some posts I have been working on fit right into your Linky schedule. I have never done it before but there’s a first time for everything right? See you in October!

  7. Lisa at celebrate creativity

    Hi Melissa, great outline of the month to come. Very organized and clear.

    I’m sure you’re going to have great participation with a wealth of ideas and new links to visit.

    I’ll definitely pop in for a look around and I’m going to try to participate in at least one of the weeks.

    Enjoy your day,


  8. Eva

    Thank you. This will be fun plus I love the good explanation of all the fall stuff going on. I will definitely participate.

  9. Lisa

    Can’t wait! This will be fun. :)

  10. Diane

    I can’t wait!!! It was through your Fall Nesting Party a few years ago that I came to meet you. What a Happy Day that was!!!

    • Diane

      And speaking of happy….WOW! the entrance in the first photo is fantastic!!

  11. Barbara F.

    Melissa, I am visiting from Vee’s blog, A Haven for Vee. I hope to join in the October fun. Following by email. xo

  12. Dawn-Hydrangea Home

    Looking forward to it Melissa! Always love your fall nesting parties!

  13. Richella at Imparting Grace

    Yes, I AM ready to get my fall nesting on!! I’m o glad you’re doing this. I’m looking forward to reading your posts and joining some of the parties. Thank you!

  14. stylelinx

    Wonderful first photo! Ok, it’s making me want to Octobernest!

  15. Carrie

    I really love this idea! I want to play along. :) It’ll be fun to try to figure out the linky thing. Thanks for the opportunity!

  16. valerie

    Isn’t this time of year spectacular? We’ve been chomping at the bit for fall around our store since before the 4th of July. Can’t wait for your fall nesting blog posts! :)

  17. kelly

    So excited. Can’t wait to come link up and also to read about how you’re going to be nesting around your lovely home :)

  18. kristina

    We are just starting a long month of hard work and long days with walnut harvest. Stuff like this in the morning and when I come home in the evening is what keeps me going. I actually love harvest and fall, but I keep that to myself on the really hard days for fear of raising my husband’s blood pressure…..

  19. Shunee

    I’m sooo excited!!!! This is my first year and I can tell it’s going to be awesome :)

  20. Lavender Cottage

    I’m checking out your Fall Nesting Party after reading about it from Vee at A Haven for Vee. It sounds like fun and I’m looking forward to participating.
    I’m going to view old posts from last year’s party to get in the spirit!

  21. melissa

    you’re a girl after my own heart with the celebration of fall fall fall !!! i’m so glad to have a place to come party in October … i always feel autumn gets the short end of the stick season-wise, and i want to draw out the bliss as long as possible :o)


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