4 In Lifestyle/ Style

Coastal Grandmother Style

Coastal Grandmother style

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Coastal Grandmother Style is the new trend for this summer and I am here for it. Think Diane Keaton on “Something’s Gotta Give” or Meryl Streep in “It’s Complicated”- breezy whites and linens, perusing the farmer’s market then coming home and cooking dinner with your local produce in your open kitchen while enjoying a glass of wine.

Coastal grandmother gardening

I have been in love with the Coastal Grandmother aesthetic since I was little and saw Father of the Bride.  I dreamt of living in that house and having a kitchen with my pots and pans hanging from the kitchen ceiling. Which is why whenever I’m cooking I listen to Nancy Meyers Kitchen on spotify.

Coastal grandmother style father of the bride house

Coastal grandmother is a feeling of carefree relaxation and being effortlessly put together. It’s being the ultimate hostess, having a bowl of lemons on your kitchen counter, making a delicious meal and having vases of fresh hydrangeas from your garden.

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Check out some of my favorites below if you want to exude

Coastal Grandmother Chic this summer.

 

Hat – for the beach, in the garden, or strolling the farmer’s market.

Coastal Grandmother style hat

Button down tunic – in white of course.

Coastal grandmother style casual linen blouse

 

Linen blend pants – effortless and comfortable.

Coastal grandmother style linen pants

 

LL bean bag – I’ve had mine for years and it’s great quality!

coastal grandmother style llbean tote bag

 

 

Sweater – for layering and in a preppy nautical stripe or solid.

Coastal Grandmother Style

 

 

Classic flats – when you’re not barefoot strolling the beach.

coastal grandmother style flats

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Serve your guests a pitcher of lilac lemonade with fresh lilacs from your yard.

Whip up this steak charcuterie board for a fresh summer dinner.

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11 In food/ Recipes

9 Best Margarita Recipes

9 of the best margarita recipes

There’s no wrong way to sip a margarita am I right? I’m sharing 9 of the best Margarita recipes for you to try! From the classic, to sweet, and spicy and even a beer margarita! Scroll down to see all of my favorite Margarita recipes.

Whether you’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo, kicking back in the warm weather or just rewarding yourself for making it through the day, these 9 Best Margarita Recipes are sure to tickle your fancy!

9 Best Margarita Recipes

Popsicle-rita

9 Best Margarita Recipes - Popsiclearita

This is my spin on the classic and it’s perfect for your summer parties!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lime popsicle
  • club soda
  • 1 shot of tequila (I prefer Casa Amigos)
  • lime
  • salt

 

Directions:

1.) Start by slicing a wedge of lime, running along the edge of your glass and then dip the rim of the glass in salt (or sugar if you prefer).

2.) Fill the glass with ice.

3.) Add to the glass club soda and tequila and wedge of lime.

4.) Unwrap the popsicle and stir into the glass.

 

These are so simple! Make a bunch and serve poolside to cool off or serve with some fresh guac and tortilla chips!

 

9 Best Margarita Recipes - Popsicle-rita

 

Spicy Watermelon Margarita

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The coolness of the watermelon balances out the heat from the jalapeno.

Spicy Watermelon Margarita

 

Cucumber Elderflower Margarita

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Cool and refreshing with a little bit of sweetness from the elderflower.

Cucumber Elderflower Margarita

 

Blood Orange Margarita – Garnish With Lemon

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This recipe makes a whole pitcher! And the taste blood oranges can be enjoyed in spring, summer and the cooler months too! This makes a great fall or holiday margarita!

9 Best Margarita Recipes - blood orange margarita

 

Fresh Peach Margaritas – That Skinny Chick Can Bake

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This is a sweet way to beat the summer heat when peaches are in season!

9 best margarita recipes fresh peach margaritas

 

Prickly Pear Frozen Margarita – Muy Bueno

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I don’t think I have ever seen a more beautiful margarita! Nor have I ever tried a prickly pear margarita, making this a bucket list item this summer!

9 Best Margarita Recipes Prickly Pear Margarita

 

Amy Locourto homemade margarita mix

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9 best margarita recipes margarita mix

This is perfect to bring as a hostess gift to summer parties or get togethers!

 

 

Tajin Mango Margarita – Crisp Collective

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9 Best Margarita Recipes Tajin Mango Margarita

 

Beer Margarita AKA Beergarita – The Tidy Mom

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This one has Cinco De Mayo written all over it!

9 Best Margarita Recipes beer margarita

 

Serve any of these margaritas with this Taco Pizza to elevate your Taco Tuesday or Cinco de Mayo Celebration! Click here for my Taco Pizza recipe.

 

Or if you’re entertaining and want to wow your guests, serve with this Steak Charcuterie Board. Click here to see how I put it together!

 

Linking some margarita must haves below!

Cocktail Shaker and Bartender Kit

9 Best Margarita recipes cocktail shaker and bartender kit

Margarita Glasses

9 Best Margarita Recipes margarita glasses

Lime and Salt Rimmer

9 Best margarita recipes lime and salt rimmer

 

If you make any of these, come say “Cheers!” and tag me over on Instagram, @ourtiny_nest!

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14 In DIY

DIY homemade tea bags

DIY homemade tea bags Mother's Day tea

These DIY homemade tea bags make the perfect thoughtful, personalized gift idea for Mother’s Day or birthdays. Scroll down to see how I made them. This post contains affiliate links.

 

I have always appreciated receiving handmade gifts, to me they are more meaningful. Our mom loves tea and growing up we used to do always have tea parties. This year we surprised her and threw our Mother’s Day celebration a few weeks early with a Mother Daughter Tea and these DIY homemade tea bags. She loved them and they looked really cute on the table too!

If you make these, be sure to share a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest so that I can see how they came out! If you’re not following me already, click here to follow me on IG 🙂

You will need:

  • Coffee filters
  • Loose leaf tea
  • Twine
  • Cardstock or printed photos
  • Stapler

dIY homemade tea bags Mother's Day gift idea

Directions:

1.) I started by printing out some of my favorite photos that I wanted to use for the tea bags and cutting them into small squares for the tags. If you’re not going to use pictures, you could also do cardstock and write little personalized messages on them.

2.) Take a coffee filter and scoop 1 1/2 teaspoon of loose leaf tea into the center of the coffee filter.

DIY homemade tea bags

3.) Bring the edges of the coffee filter up to make it into like a blossom and pinch the center to close it off.

DIY homemade tea bags Mother's Day tea

4.) Take a piece of twine and wrap around the part of the coffee filter that you have pinched off and tie closed leaving enough of the twine coming off the tea bag for steeping.

 

5.) Using a stapler, staple your picture or cardstock to the end of the twine.

DIY homemade tea bags

We chose to have them all set out on the table. I think they would also be cute made into a basket with a tea canister, a tea cup, some biscotti and maybe some macaroons.

Linking some of the items from our tea party below

 

DIY homemade tea bags Mother's Day tea

DIY homemade tea bags Mother's Day tea

 

 

DIY homemade tea bags DIY homemade tea bags

Tea pot

Mckenzie childs tea kettle

Tea cups

DIY mother's day tea

Tiered cupcake stand

tiered cupcake stand

Tea Cannister

tea cannister

 

For more Mother’s Day Ideas check out:

My Mother’s Day Gift Guide

These DIY Coffee Scrubs

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

mother's day gift guide

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Mother’s Day is only a few weeks away. Here is my Mother’s Day Gift Guide with gifts for your mom, sister, friend or other important mother figures in your life. Scroll down to see all of my Mother’s Day Gift Ideas and click the links to shop.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Sticker Books – If she likes art or likes to color, these are very calming.

Mother's Day gift guide sticker by number

Breakfast in Bed Tray – so she can relax on the weekends.

Mother's Day Gift Guide - Breakfast in Bed Tray

Custom embroidered sweatshirt this is a really nice gift idea for grandma too!

Mother's Day Gift Guide personalized sweatshirt

Bamboozle composter – for the mom who is environmentally friendly. This composter looks aesthetically pleasing.

Mother's Day Gift Guide Bamboozle Food Compost

Aerogarden Indoor Hydroponic Garden – Now mom can grown her own herbs indoors all year round so she is never without basil our fresh mint for her mojitos.

Mother's Day gift guide Aerogarden Hydroponic Garden

 

Shower steamers – these smell amazing and will melt away all of mom’s stress. They come in other fragrances too!

Mother's Day gift guide shower steamers

Mother’s Day Basket – This is great if you live far away or won’t have time to put a gift together. Send mom a little basket already wrapped in a bow.

Mother's Day gift guide gift basket

Foot Spa – She’s on her feet all the time, so let her pamper herself with this at home foot spa.

Mother's Day gift guide homemedics foot spa

Bracelet – from Little Words Co and you can personalize however you wish.

Mother's Day Gift Guide Little Words Co Mama Bracelet

Pretty pajamas These pajamas are so pretty and they look wicked comfortable too!

Mother's Day gift guide Soma satin pajamas

 

 

Check out these Mother’s Day DIY’s

These DIY Personalized Tea Bags

DIY Coffee Scrub

And for Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas check out these recipes:

Rainbow Sangria

Cucumber Elderflower Margarita

Red Velvet Waffles

Spring Vegetable Goat Cheese Quiche

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