About Our Blog

Welcome to Feathers in Our Nest!  I’m Aliesha, wife to Tad, and stay-at-home mother to Vera, Cordelia, Jude, and Theodore.  This blog shares our family’s story and our journey from newlyweds to a family of six (so far!).  We share milestones, we share struggles, we share sweet memories, and we share about our Savior.  I write almost all of the posts, but Tad will occasionally pop in with a post of his own (and he certainly provides lots of input to the other posts and feedback on new recipes!).

At Feathers in Our Nest, you can expect to find delicious recipes, homemaking tips, practical advice for frugal living, resources for those who are in ministry, inspiring links, and cute photos and stories about our children.  You can browse older posts by checking out the Tips & Tutorials Page or the Recipes Page.


My favorite way to engage with readers is through comments!  I read every single one and I try to answer all your questions!  You can also email me if you have a longer question or want to reach out in another way.  Connect with us on Facebook, and you’ll be updated the moment a new post is published, plus you’ll get fun little bonus “tips” and ideas as well (make sure you add Feathers in Our Nest to your “interests list” so you don’t miss a post).  You can also subscribe to our RSS Feed for daily posting updates.  I post almost daily on Instagram, sharing fun little moments from throughout our day, so even when I’m not blogging, you’ll know what we’re up to.  If you follow me on Pinterest, you can find gift ideas, craft projects, recipes, organization tips, and home decor ideas.  I’ve also recently started broadcasting on Periscope, so you can find me there as well!

About Our Family

We have been happily married since October 2009, the fall after we both graduated from Liberty University, Tad with a degree in Philosophy and Religion, and I with a degree in Religion: Women’s Ministry.

We are unashamed followers of Christ, and we boldly share His truth with others whenever we can.  Tad served for four years as a Youth and Children’s Pastor at church in eastern North Carolina, and now he is a computer technician as we wait on God’s direction regarding a future ministry opportunity (we have a heart for church planting).  I am a homemaker and enjoy caring for my sweet (busy!) girlies and precious boys.

We both love to read (and if we weren’t disciplined, we’d spend all our money on books!).  We also love spending time with people, showing hospitality, and playing board/card games together!

We joyfully celebrated the arrival of our first baby, Vera Evangeline, in August 2010.  (You can read her birth story here.)  We were thrilled to welcome our second daughter, Cordelia Mae, into the world in February 2012.   (You can read her birth story here.)  Jude Micah was born in September 2013, and we were so excited to have our first boy!  (You can read his birth story here.)  Our second son, Theodore Haddon arrived in August 2015.  (His beautiful natural birth story is here.)  We fully embrace children as a blessing, and we believe that God has a perfect plan for the size of our family!  We look forward to educating our children at home from the moment they are born and training them in the ways of the Lord.

We are so thankful for God’s sovereign grace in our lives, and know that anything we are is because of what He has done in and through us.  We marvel at His faithfulness to our family!

It is our hope that this blog would be a little peek into our lives, and that our testimony would encourage you in your journey as well!DSC_3961copysm