Hey y’all, welcome to Gathered Nest! We’re so glad you’re here! Thanks to our incredible clients AND to all of you for the overwhelming love and support you’ve shown us over the past 9 months, Christy and I have had an absolute blast and are so excited about what 2020 has in store!
Before we share our future plans, though, we want to share a little more about our past and how we ended up here as Gathered Nest! Because trust us- once you hear our story, you’ll know EXACTLY why we have said, and will continue to say, that our story is one ONLY the Lord could orchestrate!
Christy and I first officially met approximately 10 years ago, after our family moved from Dallas back home to the Shreveport area. Our husbands grew up together at Summer Grove Baptist Church and immediately reconnected once we moved back to town. Within a year or so, both of our families ended up together at Ellerbe Baptist Church, where we’ve been serving together ever since.
Now. While everything in that last paragraph is 100% accurate and certainly seems to explain how we met, it’s pretty boring, right? And DEFINITELY not worthy of some long blog post, right??
But hang on, because there’s actually just a little bit more to it than that.
So here’s where it gets fun.
Although Christy and I never officially met until we moved back home, I’d seen her at the wedding of my ex-boyfriend that my husband and I attended together.
My ex-boyfriend who is now her husband.
Her husband who is one of my husband’s best friends.
And my husband who I said yes to for a blind date only because I knew enough about him from Neil- Christy’s husband- to know that Casey- my husband- was a good guy.
Did y’all follow all of that?? Because we seriously couldn’t make this up if we tried! ;)
So now here we all are, going to church together, raising our kids together, vacationing together, our guys hunting together, and us girls having more Girls Nights Out (GNO) than we can even count!
In fact, it was during a GNO that the idea of Gathered Nest was born!
While both of our backgrounds are in the medical field, Christy and I both love to decorate on a budget and have spent the past few years sharing what we’ve done in our own homes via social media! In doing so, many of you kindly and graciously encouraged us individually in our talents, and the Lord used that to plant a seed in our minds that began to grow!
That seed was watered during a conversation with some of our closest girlfriends while driving around together on a Christmas light scavenger hunt.
What started as us discussing our love of decorating for Christmas turned into, “Hey, you know what might be fun?”, which turned into, “Hey, I think that really WOULD be fun!”, which turned into, “Hey, we’re doing it!”
And thanks to the Lord’s continued leading, the support of our husbands, and lots of fun and unexpected opportunities along the way, here we are 9 months later! Continuing to decorate for THE BEST clients EVER, starting this blog, annnnnnd keeping a few secrets along the way!
So stay tuned, check back often, and make sure you’re following us on FB and IG in the meantime!
Kay and Christy 💕