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.
Another great back to school snack or healthy dessert idea are my 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.
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 –
And the after –
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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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!
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?
How cute is this DIY cauldron from At Home With Jenna? She is one of my favorite follows.
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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 perfect are these for making fun cut outs of fruits, veggie, cheese, etc. for your kids lunches?
How to harvest your zinnias for next spring
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Random Thoughts on a Friday Morning…
1.) Working from home has afforded me the ability to try on lots of loungewear and report back to you all (I do try on my jeans every once in awhile to make sure they still fit though). I have been wearing this piece on repeat all week. I would recommend sizing up one.
2.) They’re calling Christopher Meloni “America’s Zaddy” and my first thoughts – “what is a ‘zaddy?’,” followed by “that butt though” 🙂
3.) This week I got back on my Echelon and back into my routine of cycling. I always feel so much better when I exercise. But damn it felt like I was starting all over again. Cheering anyone else on who is trying to get into a healthier routine!
4.) This spicy watermelon margarita is giving me life today and I can’t wait to kick back on the deck tonight after work with a glass.
5.) I’m already excited for fall and I’ve been pinning all sorts of fall/pumpkin stuff to get me in the mood (If you don’t follow me on pinterest follow me here).
6.) We met our new neighbors this past week and they are the sweetest! (Click here to check out the little housewarming gift I brought over). Not only do they have a little girl around Dude Man’s age to play with but they also cook me delicious food like homemade dolma and bring it over.
And now for a few of my favorites I found on the Internet this week:
How cute is this Back to School inspired snack board from Kara @Mrscofieldandco on Instagram.
I need one of this Rolling Stones band tee dresses. Picture it with a denim jacket for fall. I can’t justify paying this price so if anyone finds a good dupe let me know!
If you don’t follow @BrunchwithBabs on Instagram YOU ARE MISSING OUT! Anyways, I need to re-create this recipe for the blueberry jamboree with the blueberries we picked.
Have a fabulous weekend!!!
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