The Inspired Hive

Inspiration for a creative home



Hello! I'm Nicole! Welcome to The Inspired Hive! Come on in!

Welcome to Meet the B's!

This blog is my little slice of the internet where I can share crafts and decor projects and FINALLY have somewhere to pour my creative energy! 

Welcome to Meet the B's!

I'm a lover of all things DIY. You could say I'm obsessed with decorating/crafting/organizing. I can't stop. I often find myself standing in a room, quiet, staring at a wall, or a shelf, or a table, just thinking about all the possibilities. (Even better is when my husband finds me staring at a blank wall... "Whatcha doin, honey?" I promise I'm not crazy, babe!) As soon as someone tells me they're thinking about "redecorating" something, I'm all ears, totally excited, and start daydreaming about their space too. This is all my brain does. I love it. 

Welcome to Meet the B's!

My husband and I got married in July of 2013. We also bought our house in July of 2013 (ten days before the wedding!). Call us crazy. Now, we've spent the last few years making our home feel like our own. I started this blog to share a little bit of that with you, originally under the name Meet the B's (you can read more about my blog's name change here). I've loved watching my blog grow and change as my family grows!

Welcome to Meet the B's!

What else can I tell you about little old me? I'm a wife and a momma. I love our little family. I'm a Christian. I work full time as a nurse in a pediatric cardiac ICU. I have two cats, a pond, and two big fish tanks (I like to sum it up by saying I love critters). I'm quiet, shy, whatever you want to call it- I usually just say it means I'm good at listening. I love the beach. I spend as much time as I can outdoors. I love carbs. And dark chocolate... yum. My favorite colors fall in the range of teal/turquoise/aqua/mint/celadon, and they've been my favorites since I was a little girl.

A little about our family... You can call us the B's, well, because, good luck pronouncing our last name :) Pete is my hubs. What can I say? He's wonderful :) Hmm.. He's a financial analyst. He's working on his Masters. He likes fishing and golf. He loves the Orioles and the Cowboys. And zombies (why are men obsessed with zombies?). He's great with kids. He can't wait to get a dog. He's much more level headed and patient than I am. He loves pizza. He doesn't mind my cooking. He actually enjoys mowing the grass and says when he retires he's going to mow at a golf course. He likes to take me camping and to the Outer Banks. Best of all, he's supportive. He was fully 100% excited for me when I said I wanted to start a blog, and he's still supporting me every step of the way. 

Welcome to Meet the B's!

Our newest addition to the family is our son, Cade. I gotta tell ya, I've daydreamed about being a mom since I was little, but I never imagined how truly amazing it would be. I am so in love with this little guy. The world changed for me the second he was born! I love watching him grow and change and learn each and every day. It's truly amazing. He is such a blessing.

Our little family couldn't be happier than we are together. We live life creatively, and I welcome you to follow us on that journey!

Welcome to Meet the B's!

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*Nicole's blog portraits done by Anna Kerns Photography