2 In Nesting


Nesting family photo at golf course, preppy white and blue striped dress, coastal grandmother outfit

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Nesting on this cloudy Sunday in May.

Last weekend was one of celebrations between Mother’s Day and my dad’s retirement. We were able to snap this little family photo and it hit me like a ton of bricks how big the boys are growing and how fast it is going. Our oldest graduates from kindergarten this year and I was getting all sentimental. I came across one of those facebook posts, “you only get 18 summers” and thought “well shoot, I guess I only have 12 more”. But here’s the reality, as I got to thinking, I’ll be 36 this summer and I’ve never missed a summer with my parents.  In fact, you can find me over there by their pool almost every weekend. And not just summer, but every season. So my message to you is, don’t worry about the “18 summers” and trying to make them count.  Because if you’re lucky, you will get a lifetime.

Memorial Day is next weekend! Every year our little town has a big parade, races and fireworks, it’s a big shin dig! It’s one of my favorite weekends, almost like a kick off to summer even though not officially until June 21st.

door basket with blue hydrangeas, white flowers and American flags to decorate for Memorial Day, Labor Day or 4th of July.

What are your Memorial Day plans?

I’ll link the DIY to this easy patriotic door basket here if you want to re-create it. 

Also how perfect is this dress, not just for Memorial Day weekend but breezy summer days?


It was an eventful week on the blog this week.

I teamed up with some friends to share some garden inspiration. There were so many great tips and beautiful garden spaces. Click here to see all 12 amazing of these inspiring gardening posts.

The best home and gardening ideas

I shared some of my favorite ways to use lilacs from your garden. You have got to try my lilac lemonade!!! It’s been a favorite for the past few years.

6 ways to use lilacs from your garden white pitcher filled with lilacs, lilac lemonade

Does anyone else get that slump around 2 pm where you crave something sweet and need an energy boost? I’ve got the perfect solution! I’m sharing my go to coffee recipe here. Enjoy!

mason jar filled with iced coffee coconut iced coffee with premier protein shake

This week I had to go into the office for work. For the first time in 2 1/2 years I had to dress up in something other than my yoga pants and sweatshirts. These pants are so comfortable and I love this sweater blazer.

Linking my outfit here.

apricot sweater blazer cardigan with black wide leg pants, white t shirt and and work bag




Here is this week’s menu:

MondayCrunchy Thai Peanut & Quinoa salad. (I add shelled edamame for some protein and the leftovers are perfect for lunch!)

Tuesday – Dorito Taco Salad from Midwest Life and Style

Wednesday – Grilled chicken with roasted veggies and rice pilaf

Thursday – Leftover smorgasboard

Friday – pizza naans

Saturday.- MDW party – hot dogs/hamburgers/salads

SundayMy grilled steak charcuterie board with all the fixings and corn on the cob


Here are some of my favorite finds on the Internet this week:

This sushi train for sushi nights. The family and all your friends will get a huge kick out of this!

train on table with train tracks and sushi to go around and serve guests sushi train

These patio plantinis for some ambiance.

Don’t these daiquiris look delish? Perfect for Memorial Day if you ask me!

Frozen Strawberry Blueberry Daiquiri


Stay tuned for next week! I’ve got an end of the year teacher gift with free printable, a patriotic dessert and my pasta primavera coming!

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Enjoy your weekend!

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  • Reply
    Wendy McMonigle
    May 22, 2023 at 1:42 am

    You sure had a busy week, love the outfit girl!

  • Reply
    May 23, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    My oldest will be graduating hs in 3 years…I am not okay.😭🤣 Thanks so much for sharing my Dorito taco salad recipe. I hope you enjoyed it!

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