Jun 24, 2013

{So What Happened?}

Dear Readers,

A few months ago, my email account got hacked.  I thought it would be best to close down the account and start again.  When I did that, I did not receive the notification that my domain was expiring and that I needed to pay the fee to keep it active. 

On June 14, I checked the website and it said it was unavailable.  Not really knowing what had happened, I checked and called people (go daddy and blogger)...and they informed me that my domain was bought by a company since it was expired.  They bought it up quickly because they knew that I have traffic (readers) and thought this would be a good chance for them to make some money.  Every hit they get, they get money on the old address.  Have you been there?  They are now a parked page with search engines.  This will create revenue for them in the internet world.  They will not sell it back to me - I made an offer that they refused.

What does this mean for the blog?
I plan on starting again.  I thought I would change the blog to a .net, but I have concerns about keeping the same name and just changing it to a .net.  So, I am changing names to {The Charming Nest} instead of {A Charming Nest}.  Our new address will be www.thecharmingnest.com

All of the thousands of Pinterest pins will no longer work.  I will try to comment on the highest referred pictures with the new address.  But other than that, I'm not sure if there is anything I can do!  So please...delete the old pins and pin again!  I will start a Pinterest board with all the new links and pins!  Follow and share!

What's in the future?
I will pick up and start again!  People will find me again; I just know it.  The new blog {The Charming Nest} blog will have all the old content that so many love, including the Rast hackmudroom, door casings, and Ikea built-ins.  Also, since it's summer, we are starting some new projects!  Here's our to-do list...

Summer To-Do!
Butterfly/Native Indiana Flower Garden (post coming soon!)
Veggie Garden (post coming soon!)
Paint Den
New Window Casings
Dining Room Paint/Moldings
Bedroom Paint/Moldings
The Kid's Bedroom Paint/Moldings
Basement Finishing - DIY

Be Well,


  1. That's terrible! How sad that people can be so underhanded and nasty. I'm sure it will all work out like you say. Thanks for the wonderful info and tutorials! I will be trying the {DIY: Pottery Barn Knock Off "Vintage Keys"} in the near future. I'm excited. :) ~Sabrina (scribblesanddabbles.blogspot.com)

  2. Whew, found your blog again! I thought I was going to cry when I kept getting some weird advertising site. You have a lot of great DIY tutorials that I love to learn from. Keep on keepin' on!

  3. Yes :) keep calm and blog on... :)We love your blog!

  4. okay im about to cry i finally goggled what happen to a charming nest and the answered pop up. your under my favorite so i will be changing. i feel so bad for you i know you have many followers and we wont give up until we find you

  5. I'm glad I found your blog. Even though I wasn't a follower before, I am now. I found a link to your old blog on Ikea Hackers with your china cabinet. I thought maybe you just quit blogging but then decided to do a search and found your new blog. yay! I'm glad you were able to save all your content from the old blog.

  6. Hi,

    I found your blog anyways
    Would like to let you know that you have links to the old one in this blog.
    I was looking for the ikea rust bedside table hack. Inside it you refer to the DIY tray project that you used for the top and this one still uses old website name.


  7. Good to see your site is back up.


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