About Me


My name is Erin and I’m the author of the blog HOW TO NEST FOR LESS™.

Started in May of 2011, How to Nest for Less™ follows my journey to reclaim my DIY and craft obsession while working a “normal” 9 to 5 job as an Art Director in the corporate world.

This blog is a hobby, not my full time gig. I design whenever I have a spare moment, mostly on the weekends in between soccer games and fire pit parties. I try to post Monday through Thursday, but don’t hold me to that.

My blog currently features home decorating projects, room makeovers, Do It Yourself (DIY) projects, furniture revamps, crafts, home décor tips and tricks, recipes and home improvement transformations. And everything is on a budget.

In addition to my full time job and authoring this blog, I am a member of the Ace Hardware Blogger Panel, a Dollar General brand ambassador, plus a craft segment contributor for Great Day St. Louis KMOV Channel 4.

I was also named one of the Top 20 Pins on Pinterest in 2013.

I would LOVE it if you would follow my DIY journey. Please LIKE me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/howtonestforless or subscribe to my blog:



I’d love to hear what you think of this blog so far! Do you have a suggestion for my next project? Some photos of your own work you’d like to feature? Or need some extra details about one of my recent adventures? Please feel free to contact me!

My email address is erin@howtonestforless.com