Hi, I’m Lynn.  

Welcome to Nourish and Nestle.  

If you like to bake it, make it, garden it and diy it, then you are in the right place!

About me:

  • I live in beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina
  • I have been married for 30+ years to Terry, my life and blog partner.  
  • We have a beautiful & kind daughter who is a student at UNC-Chapel Hill and a handsome & hilarious son who is still in high school
  • Our family is completed by the addition of Flora (aka ‘the Pretty Princess”), who just also happens to be ‘practically perfect in every way’  and Peep, the sweetest kitten on the planet!

  • I grew up travelling the world as a Navy junior and my family shares my love of travel.  We are always planning our ‘next trip’.
The Family in the Obersalzberg, Germany in July, 2015

The Family in the Obersalzberg, Germany in July, 2015

  • I love to create, whether it’s a great meal, a knitted project, a painting or another pretty thing for our home.  I’m a bit at a loss without a current project of some sort.
  • I want a home that friends and family feel comfortable and ‘nestled’ in.
  • I’d have to say that my decorating style is ‘eclectic’ and that a decorating ‘challenge’ is that I don’t have a favorite color.  I like them all and use them all!  The more the merrier!
  • I’ll always opt for asymmetry over symmetry.
  • I believe firmly in the healing power of spray paint!
  • I’m very focused on what we put into our bodies.  I believe in eating as close to the earth and as far from a lab as possible.   
  • Terry and I enjoy our hobby of organic gardening, an equally frustrating and rewarding endeavor in the hot and humid southeast.
  • I think my family is deeply embarrassed over my obsession with ‘The Walking Dead’ and the poster of Darryl I have hanging in my office. (They’ll sing a different tune when the Zombie apocalypse happens and I’m the only one of us knows what to do!) ritz nightstand with darryl

I hope you will come often and bring your thoughts and suggestions.  We’ll share our virtual cup of coffee or tea and catch up on what’s going on.  Get new Nourish and Nestle posts sent directly to your inbox by using our email signup form on this page.

In addition to joining this little digital family, I’d love for you to hop on to my social media sites and follow me there as well.  You can do that by clicking on the buttons on right side of this page.  

You will also find that throughout my posts I sometimes link to products that I have specifically used for that project.  I am slowly accumulating all the products I use on the Nourish and Nestle Amazon page which you can access here.

And finally, I’d love to hear from you! Drop me a line at [email protected] and I promise I’ll get right back to you.





  1. Heather Schild

    March 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    I’m so excited to keep up with what you’re sharing! Keep us posted!

    • lynn

      March 28, 2015 at 4:03 pm

      Thanks friend! I’m sure no pun intended in ‘keep us posted!” :}

  2. Kate Luke

    April 28, 2015 at 9:45 am

    My mom shared one of your posts with me today – I had no idea you were doing this. What a wonderful blog! And timely as JP and I are starting our very first vegetable garden this spring and I’ve become a bit obsessed with “clean” foods now that we have the boys. Will definitely share with my friends! So exciting!

    • lynn

      April 28, 2015 at 10:13 am

      Thanks Kate! I’m having fun with it! Terry and I have been gardening for several years and while we are by no means experts, would love to share with you the lessons we’ve learned. And completely get your motivation to feed your boys healthy foods…that’s when it became very important to us as well. And speaking of those boys…Oh my are they cute! Kisses to you all!

  3. [email protected]

    October 28, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Your blog is lovely! I’m a “The Walking Dead” fan as well, Rick is my fave! My husband is in as well, so we’ll be prepared too 😉

    • lynn

      October 28, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      So, I haven’t watched the most recent episode that aired here on Sunday. But my son came in and asked what did I think about who got killed!!!??? Needless to say I told him to not tell me anymore! I hope to find time to sit down today and catch up! I’m nervous though!?

  4. Kathleen

    March 1, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Cant wait to try your dishcloths. I love giving dishcloths as gifts.

    • lynn

      March 7, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      Hi Kathleen…I’m so glad you found my patterns! They do make great gifts…but make sue you keep some for yourself! Thanks for taking the time to comment. It really is so appreciated.

      Hugs, Lynn

  5. Maria

    September 14, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    You know my son went to NC State he graduated a few years ago, we live Bluffton, SC which is near Hilton Head, my son spent lots of his breaks in Wilmington. Small World! Maria

    • lynn

      September 15, 2016 at 6:18 am

      I didn’t know that about your son! It is a small world. I would love to move down to Hilton Head/Bluffton at some time, really do love it. But, we’ll be here in Wilmington for a while, my parents now live here and I’ll stay here as long as they do. Have a fantastic day Maria!

      Hugs, Lynn

  6. chris sieleman

    October 12, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Gee I hope you and your family are ok !!! Horrible flooding. I cant find your dish cloth pattern HELP.

    • lynn

      October 13, 2016 at 5:59 am

      Hi Chris. When you subscribe to the site you should have received an email with the password for the Benefits Library. But, if you’ve misplaced it I will gladly share it with you! When you go to subscriber library and are asked for password, it is Subscriber with a capital S. Happy Knitting!

      Hugs, Lynn

  7. Pat

    November 30, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Admirer of your handiworks! Attempting to knit your “Knot another washcloth” with the crochet picot edge. But before I attempt to make this beauty, I was wondering if you knit this piece continental or throwing? And thanks for the tip on how to recognize a row, i.e. K2 row K1 row.
    Give us more! Thanks PC

    • lynn

      December 2, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Sadly, I don’t knit continental, though it is on my ‘learn to do list’. I do knot throwing or English style.

  8. Lois Wiley

    December 9, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Just read your recipe for Rosemary & goat cheese with Ginger Preserves. Sounds wonderful.
    Do you have a recipe for the crackers , they look very inviting. I knit also and would like to find your other sites as well. Thank you for your background info.

    • lynn

      December 9, 2016 at 11:41 am

      Good Morning Lois,

      Happy Friday! I hope you are well this morning!

      Those cracker are outstanding! Here’s the link to the recipe. http://www.simplebites.net/homemade-fruit-nut-crisps/

      Also, you can see all my knit projects here. https://www.nourishandnestle.com/category/create/needlework/ They are mixed in with my other needlework projects, but they are all there.

      I do have printable patterns that are available to subscribers. If you are interested in that, you can sign up here and get access to those patterns.

      Wow, that’s probably more than you wanted to know! But I hope I did at least answer your questions.

      Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

      Hugs, Lynn

  9. Barb

    January 16, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Thanks for sharing. Would love to hear more about organic gardening in that humid climate. Living in Florida makes gardening a challenge.

    • lynn

      January 16, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Good Afternoon Barb, I hope you are well. Thanks so much for popping in with a gardening question.

      I have got to be completely honest with you that this past summer my organic gardening suffered mightily! But, I have learned a few things along the way that I’d love to share with you:

      1) Soil is everything. We are amending our soil over the winter by planting a cover cop heavy in nitrogen fixing grasses/beans. It seems our soil is a bit ‘tired’. We will further amend it this spring with compost (from our bin) and some manure. Additionally, we will feed both the crop leaves and the soil with compost tea throughout the spring and summer. In fact, we will start that well before we plant this spring.
      2) Prevention is the key. Along with good, healthy soil to create healthy plants, we spray weekly/bi weekly doses of Serenade to keep diseases at bay.
      3) Keep irrigation off of the leaves as much as possible.
      4) Encourage beneficial insects
      5) Companion plants
      6) Keep something in your soil year round, even if it is just a cover crop.
      7) Keep a close watch and nip any problems in the bud asap. We try to pick off any ‘bad bugs’ or caterpillars, but if the problem gets out of control, we will use Safer Caterpiller Killer.

      I hope this gives you some good ideas. I think any kind of vegetable gardening is hard work, organic even harder and organic vegetable gardening in the humid south…very difficult. But…so worth it when you bite in to that just off the vine tomato! Right?

      Keep my posted as to your progress.


  10. Cherylann

    March 16, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Hi I tried to subscribe via the link you sent me but something is wrong when it asks me for a password I hit enter and nothing happens.? I stumbled upon your blog quite by accident but I love it. I was very much wanting a couple of PDF’s of patterns of basket weave blanket and dishcloth. Thank you in advance

    • lynn

      March 17, 2017 at 5:37 am

      Hi Cherylann, I will contact you directly.

  11. sandy

    March 24, 2017 at 12:56 am

    I too am having the same problem that cherylann mentioned above. reference password etc

    • lynn

      March 26, 2017 at 8:35 am

      Hi Sandy, I sent you a private message. Let me know if you didn’t receive it.

  12. Dolores

    March 24, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Hi Lynn, while I share most of your likes, I am with the family on the “Walking Dead” matter. However, my husband agrees with you that when the revolution comes, I am going to be in big trouble. I am new to your blog, but love it and am working on one of your washcloth patterns. I am starting my Christmas gifts early this year, so thank you very much. I am going to also check out your gardening link as well. I think we’d be great friends as well. You have a kind and welcoming face. Thanks

    • lynn

      March 26, 2017 at 6:51 am

      Hi Dolores, your comment just made my day! (Despite the fact that you are not a Walking Dead fan! ?) You are surely not alone among my friends and family who don’t quite get my attraction to that show.
      You are so smart to start your Christmas gifts early! If you do a little bit at a time, before you know it you’ll have quite a stash built up! And as it relates to our garden, Wow…we had such a bad year last year. Really working now to amend the soil so that it is much more productive this year. But…we will be putting our home on the market in the next month, so I am worried that I may not reap the benefits of all my hard work. We’ll see. It is what it is…right?
      And I just know we’d be buddies! Anyone who takes the time to leave such a kind comment is a winner in my book.

      Wishing you a lovely day!

      Many hugs, Lynn

  13. sue cerbone

    April 19, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Just wanted to say thanks for your washcloth patterns. Have worked a few of them up and love them for their simplicity and the joy they provide when fini ! Thank you for your lovely blog shares. You’re an inspiration to those of us who procrastinate to get our very own online thing going, but always find a reason (or no reason) not to.

    • lynn

      April 20, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      Wow Sue, you sure know how to make my day! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such kind comments! I am having such a ball with this blog and so thankful that there are folks like you on the other end who are enjoying it as well.

      Wishing you a lovely day.

      Hugs, Lynn

  14. KathyP

    May 20, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I love photography and have several trips planned this summer that are for this hobby. I love to knit and am learning to crochet. Keep up the good blog!

    • lynn

      May 24, 2017 at 5:45 pm

      Hi Kathy, and thanks so much for swinging by and leaving your kind comment. Where are you going this summer? We are staying rather close to home, but I do need to get out and practice my photography…the only way to get better.

      I did find that learning to crochet took me a bit of time given my knit brain…kept wanting to keep the stitches on the needle like I you do in knitting. Let me know if I can help!

      Hugs, Lynn

  15. Kay

    July 14, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    How can I figure out my password. I seem to have forgotten it

    • lynn

      July 14, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      Hi Kay, I sent you an email. Do let me know if you haven’t received it.

  16. AIIon WøIfus-Siphærn

    February 10, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Awesome! I love you so much for putting this together!
    I enjoy the time spent here. My home with b so much better with it giving me new ideas for organiziny life. I need to naturally log this perfect page in my bookmarks.

    I have no idea what I am doing here bit I do know that I love patterns and I love to love.

    Your necklace in the main image of you is so interesting. It has both gold and silver! It’s quite interesting. You must know a Au|AgSmith? I do enjoy rubber mallets and metals.

    • lynn

      February 11, 2018 at 11:29 am

      Good Morning Allon!

      And thanks for your kind message. I do hope you find some good ideas here…that is surely my goal. I do find that when my home is more organized, I am much more at peace.

      And I do LOVE my necklace…it is one of my favorite things. We happened to be in Florence over my birthday several years ago and my gift was to chose a piece of jewelry from the Ponte Vecchio. It is odd that while the coin is silver, the rest of the necklace is gold. The coin is a Florentine, with the fleur de lis on one side and the patron saint of Florence, Mark the Evangelist, on the other.

      Thanks for the taking the time to write. Wishing you a lovely day.

      Hugs, Lynn

  17. Pegg Garcia

    March 2, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Hi Lynn…I emailed you yesterday about my problem with knitting the Cloverleaf Eyelet Baby Blanket. I didn’t know if I’d even hear back. I was so surprised that in a very short time I got the email from you. Thank you so very much. While waiting until today to start the blanket over I started the Diagonal Basketweave Washcloth. Got a few rows on it and the power goes out. Lol. I was not letting the devil win so I knit two rows by candlelight. Lol. Power came back on and I knit a few more rows. I love this pattern. I would love to knit a blanket like this. It is beautiful. Think I’ll finish this then try the baby blanket again. Thanks for responding so fast. Just shows me you care. Lee on blogging, knitting , etc.
    Bless you

    • lynn

      March 7, 2018 at 6:56 am

      Aw Pegg…I relish each and every communication from my readers and always more than eager to help. I love that Diagonal Basketweave as well but I’m anxious for you to give that baby blanket a try again! We will surely figure out what is throwing you!

      Wishing you a lovely day full of knitting and electricity!

      Hugs, Lynn


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