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Random thoughts on a sunny September Saturday morning.

The kids finished their first week in their new classrooms. Somehow, this time next year I will have a kindegartener. I hope all of your kids and you parents are adjusting. I have loved seeing everyone’s back to school photos. It is my absolute favorite. It’s crazy how fast these kids grow.

This week I shared a new recipe for my Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix. It’s a great after school snack or if you’re just craving something sweet and salty.

Pumpkin spice snack mix

Another great back to school snack or healthy dessert idea are my Banana Split Apple Nachos.

How to make banana split apple nachos

Speaking of apples, I think we’re going to go apple picking this weekend. It’s my absolute favorite thing to do in fall.

If you’re looking for a good chill playlist, ask Alexa to play “Acoustic Covers”. You’re welcome 🙂

Tula just launched their lip care trio and it’s soooo good! Three different shades to give you a hint of color while hydrating and smoothing your lips. This weekend through Monday 9/13, you can get free shipping + 15% off when you use my code OURTINYNEST on your orders.

Tula lip treatment balm trio

I published a new segment of “5 Things I Bought Friday” yesterday. If you missed it click here.

This weekend is 1 year that we whitewashed our exterior brick and it is still one of my favorite projects to date!

Here’s the before –

brick house

And the after –

Nesting whitewashed brick exterior limestone

Rick used Sherwin Williams white exterior paint and mixed 1 part paint with 2 parts water to give it the whitewashed look. It’s held up well! This spring we’re looking forward to re-doing our driveway and front porch.

I hope you all have a beautiful weekend!

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Random thoughts on this beautiful Labor Day Weekend –

1.) I love Labor Day Weekend. It’s like the final hurrah of summer! These boozy bomb pop cocktails are the perfect drink to have in hand this weekend!

Boozy Patriotic Bomb Pops

2.) But on that note, I’m ready for fall. Check out my “Best of Fall” with a round up of my favorite DIYs, decor ideas and recipes.

best of fall diys, decor and recipes

3.) Have you tried the new apple crisp macchatio at Starbucks yet? I’m not sure how I feel about apple in my espresso but I’m intrigued.

4.) Check out this easy fall tablescape I made with dollar store pumpkins, hot glue and paint.

DIY hot glue painted pumpkin

5.) Lately at night we’ve been bingeing old episodes of “Impractical Jokers”. Rick and I will be in stitches laughing. Sal is secretly my favorite, he’s so cute. Who’s your favorite?

6.) Did you see my latest Amazon purchase in my Instagram stories the other day? I bought a modern day moo moo and I’m obsessed, I’ve been wearing it all week.

Amazon batwing caftan

And now for this weekend’s inspiration and what’s trending –

Here’s a list of things you should do around your home for the month of September.

How cute are these hot dog sparklers for the kiddos?

This is a cute back to school gift idea for your kid’s teachers.

Gardeners have you heard of a weeding robot (almost like a roomba but for the garden).This one has great reviews and is on sale this weekend for $50 off!

tertill garden weeding robot


Hope you all have a lovely Labor Day Weekend! Enjoy the last sweet days of summer.


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Nesting – Random thoughts on a muggy Saturday morning.

1.) This week was a doozy. I’m looking forward to losing myself in some of my projects and new recipes this weekend.

2.) Have you gone to a sunflower field yet this summer? If you are local, be sure to check out my post from earlier this week on where you can see sunflowers. This is peak weekend!

3.) I finished White Lotus, the ending was just omg!!! I also started Nine Perfect Strangers on Hulu. It’s a little slow to start but gives me those Big Little Lies vibes and the latest episode leaves you on a little cliffhanger. I also started the second season of Modern Love and I’m not feeling it if I’m being honest.

4.) Remember my apple cinnamon french toast casserole? I teamed up with some other friends for apple inspired recipes and decor in time for apple season. See the post here!

apple cinnamon french toast casserole

5.) Did you see this week’s “5 things I bought Friday”? Click to see my finds.


Check out some of my favorite finds on the internet this week:

Barstool Sports what’s recently at DeFazio’s Pizza in Troy. Check out his review.

Have some fun with this quiz. Make a charcuterie board and find out which Kardashian you’re most like. I got Kris and I was secretly hoping for Kourtney. Who did you get?

Make a charcuterie board and find which Kardashian Jenner you are


How cute is this DIY cauldron from At Home With Jenna? She is one of my favorite follows.

DIY cauldron At Home with Jenna


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Some random thoughts bright and early on this Saturday morning-

1.) I finished Virgin River this week, cue the tears. Also I just started White Lotus on HBO Max. The first few episodes were a little weird but then it gets good! (Can you tell I needed a break from true crime?) What are you watching lately?

2.) Check out this Back to School Basket that I put together for the kids this week.

3.) The Jennifer Anniston-David Schwimmer dating rumors this week were just cruel. #lobstersforlife

4.) Yesterday was National Prosecco Day. If you remember, one of the things on my Summer Bucket list was to try an Aperol Spritz. I created a little spin on the traditional take and am showing you how to create it over in my Instagram.

5.) Speaking of summer bucket lists, I’ve been checking the books off on my Summer Reading List. I just finished “The Last Thing He Told Me” (I give it 3/5 stars-the ending was less than desirable in my opinion). I’m about to start a new one by Colleen Hoover.

6.) From today through August 16th only, get 20% off your Tula purchase and a free full size mystery gift when you use my code Ourtinynest. (The cult classic cleanser and the face filter primer are two of my tried and true favorites!)

My favorite finds of this week:

One of my favorite crafters/DIYer’s to follow on Instagram is Jenn @motherthyme. Check out this corn husk wreath she made out of a hula skirt from the Dollar Store.

how to make a corn husk wreath nesting

How perfect are these for making fun cut outs of fruits, veggie, cheese, etc. for your kids lunches?

vegetable fruit shape cutter nesting

How to harvest your zinnias for next spring

How to harvest your zinnias nesting

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