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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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Happy Friday! It’s time for another 5 Things I Bought Friday! Sharing some of my favorite Amazon purchases from this week. This week’s theme is all things fall with picks for back to school, Halloween and cozy weather. As always, everything is linked so you can easily shop.

5 Things I Bought Friday

Eye sprinkles – Nothing says spooky season like some googly eyed fruits, veggies, and baked treats.

eyeballs eye sprinkles

 

Martha Stewart’s Guide to Organization  – Ok I am obsessed with this book! Martha breaks it down month by month things to do to get organized and enjoy the most of the season.

Martha Stewart's Organizing Manual

 

Kids masks – these are the best masks for little ones. A pack of 5 now for $5.99! Comes in a few different print options.

Children's Masks

 

Donut Tin – I am so ready to make my own donuts at home. I’ll be testing out my own pumpkin donuts this weekend!

Donut Tins

 

Blanket – This Eddie Bauer blanket is perfect for chilly sports events. Comes in a few different color options. Shown in the Edgewood Red here.

Eddie Bauer blanket

 

Check out some of my other favorite recent purchases:

5 Things I Bought Friday Archive

Best Things I Bought On Amazon

 

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Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix

Pumpkin spice snack mix

This pumpkin spice snack mix is the perfect combo of sweet and salty with your favorite pumpkin spice flavors. I made a big batch this weekend and the boys have been snacking on it all week. I’m sharing my recipe below.

And for more pumpkin and fall inspired recipes check out:

Pumpkin spice snack mix

Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups chex cereal (I used the honey nut flavor but cinnamon would work great too!)
  • 2 cups pretzel bites (My youngest likes the pretzel balls)
  • 2 cups Reese’s pieces
  • 2 cups mixed nuts
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out the mixed nuts.
  3. In a small bowl combine the pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar
  4. In a separate bowl, crack an egg, keeping the egg white.
  5. Drizzle the egg white over the nuts coating evenly.
  6. Sprinkle the pumpkin pie spice mixture over the nuts and toss. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, tossing over every once in awhile.
  7. Remove the nuts from the oven and let cool.
  8. In a large bowl, combine the other ingredients.
  9. Add the nuts once cooled and toss.

Enjoy! If not eating immediately, store in an airtight container or mason jar.

 

Pumpkin spice snack mix

Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix

Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix

This pumpkin spice snack mix is the perfect fall snack when you're craving something sweet and salty. This makes a great after school snack or for on the go.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups chex cereal I used the honey nut flavor but cinnamon would work great too!
  • 2 cups pretzel bites My youngest likes the pretzel balls so that's what I used but you can use any kind
  • 2 cups Reese's pieces
  • 2 cups pumpkin candy corn
  • 2 cups mixed nuts
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out the mixed nuts.
  • In a small bowl, combine the pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar.
  • In a separate small bowl, crack one egg, separating the yolk from the white. You will use the egg white.
  • Drizzle the egg white over the nuts coating evenly.
  • Sprinkle the pumpkin pie spice mixture over the nuts and toss evenly. Then bake in oven for about 20 minutes. Flip over every so often to bake evenly.
  • Remove the nuts and let cool.
  • While the nuts cool, in a large bowl combine the chex cereal, pretzels, Reese's pieces and candy corn.
  • Once the nuts are cooled, add the nuts to the chex mixture and toss.
  • Store in an air tight container or mason jar.
Keyword fall, pumpkin, snack

You can store in little mason jars and tie with a ribbon for a cute little handmade gift or just to look cute on your counter.

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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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