About.


Welcome to The Plumed Nest!

I am Christine Dinsmore editor and writer of TPN, mother of 3 wonderful boys in my native land of the Pacific Northwest, specifically Portland, Oregon. I am also the owner of and designer behind my two home decor shops: Plumed on Etsy and Plumed Shop.

I am a former Domestic Violence advocate and shelter director, a former Parent Educator, former barista, waitress (worst waitress ever, btw), data enterer, college student, assistant pre-school teacher, nanny, fast food cashier, house painter . . .


Now I spend my time blogging and designing home decor products from my home in Portland, Oregon with my sweet babes at my heels. Life is sweet. 

What am I all about? What is this blog all about? 
The answers lie somewhere between the lines in this little list:


i love old farm houses as much as a modern house that hangs off a cliffside.
i love plastic or metal chairs with sheepskin. 
i love coffee with cream in the day. (but can only drink my coffee black at night)
cats and carpets are my enemies (allergies) - which i guess means, this isn't a place to find cute cat pictures.
i love vintage glamour fashion though i don't dress that way at all. picture boots, leggings, long tank tops and long cardigans - every. single. day. i live fashion in a virtual way, where i dress amazingly chic and have millions of dollars and wear a size 2. 
i love twins (especially my 5 year old twin boys - so you will probably see their faces here and there) 
having a teenager isn't nearly as scary as i thought it would be. though, i feel not nearly far enough away from being one myself to have one (no matter what the numbers say).
i love estate sales.
there is a book in / on every surface and every corner of my house; whether or not i have been reading lately or not. i love to read, a lot (books are my security blanket.)
i love crafting and diy projects. 
if an inanimate object was my bff it would be my macbook and my favorite coffee cup.
i wish i had a garage. pinterest is my pretend garage where i hoard stuff considering i have no room to do that in real life.
i wish i lived in the south of france.
favorite place that i have visited outside of the U.S: luxor, egypt. 
i prefer writing in all lower-case, because i am lazy.
i love super spicy food. 
favorite place to visit in the U.S: savannah georgia. i love the south!
exposed brick is my favorite.
i was a vegetarian for 18 years - now i eat chicken and turkey. sorry birds. 
i love reality tv (i know, i know but seriously i love it)
i love places where there is the smell of food cooking on the street and the sound of horns honking nearby. 
i love old beaten up farm house tables.
i definitely believe in ghosts.  
i have fresh cut flowers in my house 90% of the time.
i believe those who wander are most likely the least lost of all.
i probably would not put granite counters in my house if i could but i rent so it's a moot point. 
i love foreign films and where my television taste is non-existent i am super opinionated about films. one is for entertainment the other for art. so support your indie film makers! (see, i told you i was opinionated on that)
i love incense, yummy candles, the smell of fresh flowers and a campfire. 
i love the sound of walking on gravel roads and sidewalks filled with leaves that crunch under your feet.
i believe in being humble and kind. 
two things fire me up: equal rights and violence. we should always have the former and never have the latter. the social worker in me is running a constant essay paper on the social constructs of just about everything. 
you wouldn't want to see the state of my closets! if i can't see the mess it doesn't exist, right?
i love sad music. (and music that makes you want to dance)
i love instagram but i totally can't figure out how to use it properly. 
add twitter to that list of things i can't figure out. 
i am an early bird and a night owl and i hate naps (this equals not a lot of sleep!)
i love to write lists. take notes. jot things down. i have at any given time several spiral notebooks around my house that i write in. problem is i never go back and read them. it's a bad system but one i can't break. 

Thanks for visiting! Leave me a comment, tell me about yourself, link to your site or blog - I'd love to know more about you too!!

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