4 In Nesting

Nesting

Drinking a cup of nespresso, Nesting on a Sunday morning

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Nesting on this sunny Sunday in July.

Mav had his tonsils and adenoids out on Monday so this week I was consumed with keeping him comfortable, making snow cones, and obviously bringing you the best of Amazon Prime Day Deals.

Just a little PSA for all of who got a Tineco – do not sleep on cleaning it and emptying it right after using. Trust me. 🙂

Ok I realize I may sound like a grump but I can not stand the Christmas in July stuff and can everyone pump the breaks on fall?

I am savoring summer. Granted it has been super humid lately. But summer is not over until we go on our beach vacation in August. Then you can all start with your pumpkin spice.

And while we’re talking about summer, do you guys remember last summer was the Tomato Girl Summer Aesthetic? And obviously the Coastal Grandmother aesthetic is timeless and never goes out of style. Which one are you having?

Recipes you may have missed lately:

It’s zucchini season! These are 4 of my favorite recipes using zucchini.

4 fantastic zucchini recipes - lemon zucchini bread, chocolate brownies with zucchini, greek turkey meatball vegetable bowls, and zucchini corn chowder soup

This Tortellini Caprese Salad is soooo good!!!

Tortellini caprese salad - tortellini with sun dried tomatoes, pesto sauce, mozzarella balls, arugula and topped with a balsamic glaze

This lemony tuna pasta salad is packed with protein, greens, and an easy light and zesty dressing.

Lemony tuna pasta salad - bowl with pasta, arugula, tuna, and a lemon vinaigrette

Amazon Finds

These were your top sellers from Prime Day!

Best sellers from Amazon Prime Day 2024

Can we talk about these pajamas? I was having a rough day and threw these on and I felt so bougie. Instant mood booster. Linking them here.

Button down silk pajamas with fruit, resort wear, women's loungewear. Woman standing with coffee wearing silk lounge set.

 

What I’m watching & reading

As a fellow cheerleader, I started watching America’s Sweethearts: Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders on Netflix. Those women are so talented! I may or may not have been practicing Thunderstruck on my own as if I was trying out.

I also started re-watching the old episodes of Beverly Hills 90210. My sisters and I used to love watching this together over summer vacation and the Peach Pit just brought me back. You can stream them on Paramount Plus.

Swan Song by Elin Hilderbrand – This is the latest and last one from the Queen of the Beach Reads. (For more beach reads see them all here)

Swan Song

 

My favorite things this week that I discovered on the interweb

This baked brie with peaches and walnuts looks amazing doesn’t it?

Baked Brie with Peaches and Walnuts-The Crowned Goat

These staycation ideas for when you want to travel but it’s not in the budget.

Have you ever tried a glass of rose with jalapenos? How about red wine and diet coke? I tried both this week and omg!

Woman in kitchen with a glass of red wine and a glass of rose. Rose and jalapenos and red wine with diet coke.

Another thing I found on Tik Tok and now I will be hosting a charm bracelet party with my girlfriends.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Stay tuned for this week I’m sharing how to have a Nancy Meyers summer and another Wednesday Salad recipe.

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9 In food/ Recipes

Tortellini Caprese Salad

Tortellini caprese salad - tortellini, arugula, sun dried tomatoes, mozzarella with a pesto sauce and topped with balsamic glaze is an easy weeknight meal or side dish.

This tortellini Caprese salad is fresh and easy to put together in less than 30 minutes.

It’s not often that I make a salad that Rick says “omg this was amazing” and eats willingly. Until there was this one. This tortellini Caprese salad is an easy weeknight meatless meal, or bring as a side dish to any party or BBQ. Sharing my tortellini Caprese salad below.

Tortellini caprese salad - tortellini with sun dried tomatoes, pesto sauce, mozzarella balls, arugula and topped with a balsamic glaze

What is a Caprese salad?

Traditionally a Caprese salad is sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil topped with balsamic vinegar. My version is a little bit different. I chose to make mine with sun dried tomatoes, pesto and threw in some arugula. One of my favorite hacks for pasta salad is to throw in some greens to make it a little more healthy. Plus the peppery arugula goes really well with this! And then I drizzled sweet balsamic glaze on the top and added some pine nuts for crunch. Absolutely delicious.

Tortellini Caprese Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of cheese tortellini
  • 1-2 handfuls of fresh arugula
  • 1 jar of julienne cut sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 container mozzarella balls, drained
  • 1-2 Tbsp pesto
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Pine nuts (optional)

Directions:

1.) Start by bringing a pot of water to boil. Cook the tortellini until al dente (about 7 minutes). Drain the hot water then rinse the tortellini with cold water.

2.) In a large bowl add the tortellini, arugula, sun dried tomatoes, mozzarella and pesto.

3.) Mix well.

4.) When ready to serve drizzle the top with balsamic glaze.

5.) Add some pine nuts for crunch.

Enjoy!

Bowl of tortellini caprese pasta salad - tortellini, mozzarella, arugula, sun dried tomatoes, pesto topped with balsamic glaze.

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For more of my favorite salad recipes check out

This lemony tuna pasta salad

My summer stonefruit and burrata salad

This caesar pasta salad

My hot honey pasta salad

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Tortellini Caprese Salad

5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package cheese tortellini
  • 1-2 handfuls fresh arugula
  • 1 jar julienne sun dried tomatoes drained
  • 1 container mozzarella balls drained
  • 1-2 Tbsp pesto
  • Balsamic glaze to taste
  • pine nuts optional

Instructions
 

  • Start by bringing a pot of water to boil. Cook the tortellini until al dente (about 7 minutes). Drain the hot water then rinse the tortellini with cold water.
  • In a large bowl add the tortellini, arugula, sun dried tomatoes, mozzarella and pesto.
  • Mix well.
  • When ready to serve drizzle the top with balsamic glaze.
  • Add some pine nuts for crunch.
Keyword family dinners, pasta, salad, vegetarian
6 In DIY/ printables

Free 4th of July Keep Calm & Sparkle Sparkler Holder

Free 4th of July Keep Calm & Sparkle Sparkler Holder

Sharing these free 4th of July Keep Calm and & Sparkle Sparkler Holders

It’s the 4th of July and it makes me… want to do some sparklers really bad!!!  Sparklers are a must have for 4th of July and summer. These little sparkler holders look super cute to give to your guests at your 4th of July party or even if you’re looking for something to bring. Display in a festive tray or vase.

Scroll down for my free printable sparkler holder.

Free 4th of July Keep Calm & Sparkle Sparkler Holder

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To make these sparkler holder tags:

1.) Simply print out the printable and cut it out.

free printable keep calm & sparkle sparkler holder tag for sparklers for 4th of July and summer

2.) Cut a hole in the top and towards the bottom of the tag then feed the sparkler through.

making printable DIY sparkler holder tags for 4th of July

3.) That’s it! Super easy!

Free printable keep calm & sparkle sparkler holder tag for 4th of July. Sparkler favors or gift ideas

Hope your 4th of July and summer is sparkling!

 

For more 4th of July ideas check out

My Boozy Bomb Pops

These firework cheesecake brownie sundaes

These cute red, white and blue outfits

 

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0 In Amazon/ Lifestyle

Amazon Top Sellers – June 2024

Amazon top sellers June 2024 - The Five Star weekend by Elin Hildebrand, portable neck fan, tennis/golf dress, Kur cult favorite nail polish, a tropical lounge set and glass sangria pitcher

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Here are your Amazon Top Sellers for June 2024. And they all just scream summer. Linking them all below.

Amazon Top Sellers June 2024

Neck fan – believe it or not this was the top seller for June! And I think the hot temps had something to do with it. I bought these personal neck fans for the kids for school and you all loved them. They are great for outside too when you’re mowing the lawn, going for a walk, or at the beach.

 

Viracy tennis dress -Look super cute while out on the golf course, playing tennis or pickleball. This dress is super flattering, with breathable moisture wicking fabric, and shorts for underneath that also has pockets! No wonder it’s a win!

 

Kur nail polish – a top seller for 2 months in a row now! The most natural looking nail polish that will make your friends say “Did she get a manicure?”.

LONDONTOWN kur Illuminating Nail Concealer, Vegan, Cruelty Free, Gluten Free, Paraben Free nail polish care long lasting for all nail brighten

Tropical 2 piece lounge set – Look comfy and breezy in this fun tropical lounge set. Fits true to size. Comes in other colors and solid too!

Andeip Womens Pajama Sets Short Sleeve Top and Long Pants Loungewear 2 Piece Lounge Set

 

Pitcher – the prettiest pitcher for all your summer sangrias, lemonades, or iced tea. The lid is filtered too so it can keep ice, tea bags, and fruit in the pitcher while you pour.

Karafu Pitcher, 100 Oz Glass Pitcher with Lid & Safe Packing, Easy Clean Heat Resistance Borosilicate Glass Jug for Hot/Cold Water, Milk, Ice Tea and Juice Beverage

 

The Five Star Weekend – This was June’s book club pick and such a quick read!

The Five-Star Weekend

 

 

Click here to see last month’s top sellers

 

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