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Welcome! I’m Molly. I live in Atlanta. By day, and occasionally by night, I am a copywriter for an ad agency. The Nesting Game is a journal of buying a house and the never ending game of making it a home with my husband, Taylor, and his kids Sadie, Beck and Blue. Drop by anytime. I usually have snacks.


The nest illustration in my header is from

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  1. November 3, 2009 5:52 pm

    What a great idea. Maybe I could help.

  2. September 21, 2010 2:53 am

    Hi, nice to meet you !

  3. December 15, 2010 5:14 pm

    Hi Molly (and Taylor),
    Congrats on your engagement. I’ve been following your blog for a while now, Molly. It’s precious. I love your DIY projects. I also follow old sweet song (which I LOVE) thanks to you. Hope you guys are doing well. I was so happy to hear of you and Taylor’s engagement. Nice to see nice people happy. OH, nice save-the-date too. I saw the post from Jen P-C! Good work.


    • December 15, 2010 5:34 pm

      What a nice note. Molly and I do have a lot of fun together, whether it’s working on and around the house, or simply doing nothing. We’re both super-excited about our wedding. And planning it just means more fun projects, like save-the-dates. Our friends, Jen and Lisa, at Farewell Paperie make amazing cards and invitations that make ours’ look a bit low-rent. It was nice of them to feature it on their blog. If you have any projects of your own, be sure to share them with us.

      Have a happy day,

      • December 20, 2010 5:35 pm

        Oh fun, Taylor–I absolutely will. I’m looking to buy in another year or so myself, so I’m keeping a book of ideas and stuff! :-)

  4. Michelle permalink
    December 30, 2010 5:09 pm

    Molly. I had brunch with Sheila yesterday and she told me about your blog! I love it! Congratulations on your engagement.

    • January 2, 2011 4:49 pm

      Thanks, Michelle! Happy New Year to you and Dan.

  5. January 19, 2011 4:18 am

    Excellent stuff!
    I’d love to subscribe to your blog. Can’t seem to find an RSS feed or subscribe via email sign. I could really use a few tips from you regularly.

    • January 19, 2011 4:21 am

      Thanks, Manisha! I appreciate you stopping by. I think you can subscribe in the comments section. Below the “Post Comment” button is a check box that says “Notify me of new posts via email.” Hope that helps!

  6. January 19, 2011 5:54 am

    Thank you for sharing!


  7. January 19, 2011 4:54 pm

    I scanned your blog, and love your artistic ability. All of your photos have great structure and focus.

  8. January 23, 2011 2:54 pm

    Great blog Molly! Its always refreshing, in that misery loves company sort of way, to watch others struggle with their nests too!

  9. michele permalink
    June 1, 2011 10:24 am

    Fun! I found you by way of “House of Fifty”. Just had a moment to browse the archives and look forward to seeing more!

  10. June 1, 2011 12:47 pm

    Thanks for the reminder Michelle, I haven’t checked in on Mollys blog in a while, and had forgotten how awesome it is!

  11. August 4, 2011 2:21 pm

    Hello Molly. My name is Afi Scruggs and I’m a freelancer with a national syndication service called Content That Works.
    I”m writing a story on tree stump tables and decorations. I saw your posting on and I’d like to interview you.

    Could you respond by sending an email with best contact times. I can call you, or you can call me. My deadline is August 12.
    Thanks. I am a real live person. Check me out on twitter. My handle is (at)aoscruggs. Or, you can visit my website. www(dot)aoscruggs(dot)com.

  12. Sadie permalink
    August 24, 2011 8:25 pm

    Now it should be making a house with my husband, Taylor, and our kids, Sadie, Beck, and Blue! XD

    • thenestinggame permalink*
      August 25, 2011 3:41 pm

      Yes it should! I will revise it shortly…

      • Sadie permalink
        September 3, 2011 3:54 pm

        Thanks! :D

  13. Ashley permalink
    March 29, 2012 4:09 pm

    Hey Molly!! Remember me from your Photography 102 class? We sat next to each other a couple times :) I remembered your blog name from when we talked on our “field trip” and here I am. Can I just say…. I absolutely adore it!!! Your photos are looking so amazing!! I’m in the market for a 50 mm and I remembered you saying you use a nifty fifty which one do you use? 1.4 or 1.8? or something else super special?

    • thenestinggame permalink*
      March 29, 2012 4:25 pm

      Hey Ashley! So glad you found me! Thank you for your nice words. Those classes helped me out a ton! I use a f1.8 lens. It was about half the price of the 1.4, and I’m such a beginner, it’s fine with me. Hope that helps! Great to see you again.

  14. July 12, 2012 9:56 am

    Hi Molly

    I’ve had a wonderful time reading so many of your posts. What you do is inspirational on so many levels. I’ll be coming back for more. Feel a little connection too!


    • thenestinggame permalink*
      July 13, 2012 12:26 am

      Thanks, co-Molly!

  15. Mel permalink
    January 31, 2013 12:07 am

    Hoping you can help, I came across a gorgeous hall runner on Pinterest and it was linked to your site, hoping you may know it and where it’s from??
    The pin is at


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