Edition 49: Fall Into Fun
Our 4th Annual Interior Design Challenge at Scheels Home & Hardware was a success! Congratulations to the judge's choice and people's choice winners and a huge thank you to all the participating students, teachers and designers who helped make this fun event possible this year. Grab your favorite fall drink and enjoy yourself as you view all six student creations and then transition into the beautiful photography of the 5th Annual Progressive Architecture Tour with the Plains Art Museum. The dynamic designs and architectural diversity of the homes on this year's tour are truly remarkable.
With Midwest regard,
Edition 46: Sun's out, funs out!!
Fun is everywhere in the upcoming months and we are so happy to be able to share it with our readers. We are proud to announce that Dan Francis is a co-chair to the Plains Art Museum Summer Gala: Take Two Déjà Vu presented by Bell Insurance on August 13. Read about the event in this issue and enjoy the beautiful photos captured at the previous Galas. Although it is months away, we are ﬁnalizing details to our 4th Annual Design Challenge and we have partnered with SCHEELS Home & Hardware to bring you a full day of fun on September 12. More details will be announced soon!
With Midwest regard,
Edition 39: In Gratitude, We Thrive
As the year is coming to an end, I’m realizing more and more how much I am grateful for! Despite so many changes coming at all of us, I hope the rest of the community is able to find some things within each and every day for which to be appreciative and grateful.
Three years ago in August, two women inching close to 40, decided to partner up and create Midwest Nest Magazine, from the ground up. With two crazy months of preparation, we were able to launch our very first issue in October 2017. Unsure if our dream would be embraced or ignored, we forged ahead, keeping our eye on the local people, places, and organizations that were important to us. Three years into our journey, three design challenges, and over 40 regional and national awards later, we're still here and still proud.
As we finished writing the April issue, while self-quarantining, I was reminded of how much I love my family, and love(d) my freedom. It is our job to work on a whim, running to and from shoots, driving all over the region, engaging with new people and getting to experience how others live. I'm fondly remembering the days when people would welcome you into their home, offer a warm hug, and not even consider your level of disinfection.
Last August, when Susan and I first sat down to discuss starting Midwest Nest from scratch, we predicted it was going to be a crazy adventure, and we were right. We published our first issue in October of 2017 and with each passing month, we found an outpouring of support.
With our first issue in the archives, my publisher Susan Hozak-Cardinal and I decided that our second issue could not disappoint. Starting with another clean slate, we went to work on November's issue and the let stories lead the way.
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