5 In Nesting


holding pink and white peonies

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Nesting on this first Sunday in June.

Welcome to Nesting! If you are new here, it is a little round up I do with all of my favorite finds and things that have been happening on the blog. Grab a cup of coffee and come curl up!

I can’t believe we’re halfway through the year already!

The peonies started blooming  and we’re in full swing of the busy-ness that June brings with birthdays and end of the year events and parties. In addition to Father’s Day and my son graduating kindergarten, we’ve got two birthdays this month and one very special one as my sister is due this month! I’m waiting for that phone call any day now 🙂

Have you ever had a lavender latte? One of my friends shared over on Instagram that she has been loving lavender coffee. The boys and I went to a local coffee shop yesterday after Dude Man’s game and I ordered one. It was absolutely delicious!

Kids at coffee shop doing cheers with their cups and latte art

It’s been a good few weeks on the blog!

On Tuesday the Cozy Creative Collaborative got together for May and this month’s theme was gardening.

I shared my recipe for my lemon zucchini bread.

loaf of zucchini bread with glaze on a white plate with fresh zucchini and lemon

One thing we always grow in our garden is zucchini and we always have a plentiful harvest. Zucchini bread is one of my favorite things to make!

School is slowly winding down over the next few weeks here in Upstate New York. I shared this sweet teacher gift idea with a free printable. Click here if you are looking for an easy gift idea perfect for a teacher!

Basket with a wine tote, bottle of champagne in a wine chiller with a ribbon and tag with apple that says "best teacher ever"


This week’s weekly link party was filled with awesome ideas and recipes for summer. How cute are those wooden buoys? I wish I had a lake house!

Come see all of the inspiring ideas here.

regrowing lettuce in a mason jar, buoy decor hanging from a wreath on front door, bundt pan umbrella centerpiece and cherry coconut pie


And I think perhaps the most exciting, I just launched the 2023 Summer Reading Challenge!

This is a fun way to inspire you to read more and I’ve got some great book suggestions too! I hope you will join us!

Instagram story template Bingo board with summer reading 2023 challenge


Some of my recent Amazon finds:

These reusable water balloons were a hit with all the kids this past weekend.

Obsessed with this dress and I can’t wait for it to come in.

This is a great Father’s Day gift idea and perfect for the summer grilling months.

I’m always updating my Amazon storefront with all of my recent favorite purchases and your best sellers. You can see it all here.


This week’s easy meal plan:

Monday – Grilled chicken with Kate Middleton’s Salad

Tuesday – Sheet pan fajitas

Wednesday- Sandwiches with cucumber salad

Thursday – Chicken and snap pea stir fry

Friday – pizza night

Saturday – Grilled steak kebabs over rice

Sunday – Roasted vegetable lasagna


Here are some of my favorite finds from the week from my friends and around the web

This golf theme table for Father’s Day.

Golf tablescape for Father's Day

How incredible does this key lime pound cake look?

I have been underwire free since I had my kids but I thought this post was interesting.

This unique wall idea.

My friend Jen never ceases to amaze me with her talent and I just had to show you her Coastal Mermaid Wreath. Isn’t it beautiful for summer?

coastal mermaid wreath on a front door


I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your Sunday!

Stay tuned next week as I am sharing Father’s Day gift ideas, Summer Amazon Finds and My Pasta Primavera!

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  • Reply
    Jennifer Howard
    June 4, 2023 at 7:49 am

    Your boys are so cute!! I miss that little boy era! Thanks for sharing my wreath this week. Love your menu for the week.

    • Reply
      June 4, 2023 at 8:25 am

      awww thank you Jen! You know how fast it goes! And always love sharing your ideas! Have a great Sunday!

  • Reply
    June 6, 2023 at 11:30 am

    I love books! Your reading challenge reminds me of the ones the library has. Have a wonderful week and enjoy your sweet boys.

  • Reply
    June 6, 2023 at 9:00 pm

    Hope you and your family have a fabulous summer break! Enjoyed all the fun things you shared this week! Tale care, Donna

    • Reply
      June 7, 2023 at 6:35 am

      Thank you Donna! Have a great week!

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