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door basket with blue hydrangeas, white flowers and American flags to decorate for Memorial Day, Labor Day or 4th of July.
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Nesting on this first Sunday in July.

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!

Happy 4th of July weekend!

Oh my gosh June was a whirlwind and it has been a bit hasn’t it?

First and most exciting, on June 20th, I became an auntie to the sweetest little boy. I was there in the delivery room for his arrival and let me tell you, I have never been more proud of my sister! It’s amazing to see your siblings become parents and share in special milestones with them.

We took the boys down yesterday to go meet their cousin and it was the absolute cutest! So many fun times ahead for this little crew.

two little boys holding baby wearing shirts that say cousin crew


Also last month, my oldest graduated kindergarten and now he’s off to first grade in September!

Boy standing wearing shirt that says peace out kindergarten holding flowers for teacher

And my baby turned 4 last week. In true Savvy Mavvy fashion he requested steak, lobster and clams. He sure knows how to live his best life.

boy turning 4 wearing birthday boy shirt standing in front of grilled steak, lobster and clams

We’re looking forward to a more slow paced July with lots of time poolside with family and friends.

Here’s what’s been on happening on the blog recently:

This past week, the ladies from the Cozy Creative Collaborative and I got together to share 4th of July ideas. I shared my recipe for this fireworks ice cream brownie sundae. Click here to see my recipe and all of their ideas.

My homemade ice cream is given a festive flair with pop rocks and served over these amazing red velvet cheesecake brownies.

Red velvet cheesecake swirled brownies topped with homemade pop rocks ice cream for fireworks ice cream brownie sundaes

With summer in full swing, I shared 12 of my Summer Must Haves on Amazon. I own almost every single one of these on this list.

12 Amazon must haves for summer - reusable water balloons, stanley water jug, turkish towel, womens sun hat, outdoor end table with built in cooler, food dome to protect food from bugs

A few weeks ago I shared that I tried a lavender latte at a coffee shop. I instantly knew I had to re-create one at home and now this has been the sweetest way to start my morning. Click here and I’ll show you how to make it.

Lavender coffee curled up on couch with dog drinking coffee cozy scene

Currently reading…

I have been on a thriller kick lately. I just finished The Guest List by Lucy Foley and am now almost down with Ward D by Freida McFadden.

The Guest List by Lucy Foley Currently reading Ward D by Freida McFadden

Next up on my To Be Read is Meet Me At The Lake and Fourth Wing.

Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros


Here is this week’s meal plan:

Monday – Zucchini noodles with chicken sausage with sundried tomato cream sauce (sauce recipe by Living Large in a Small House.)

Tuesday – 4th of July cookout

WednesdayPeach arugula salad

Thursday – Grilled tilapia with fresh corn salad

Friday Grilled chicken caesar salad pizza by Baked By Rachel

Saturday – Hodge podge, snack board

Sunday – One pan chicken parm cauliflower steaks


Here are some of my favorite things I found this week:

The best New England beach towns to visit this summer.

These DIY patriotic marshmallow shooters for the kids are cute right?

DIY Marshmallow Shooters SQUARE

My friend Wendy is the flower maven when it comes to having a gorgeous cut flower garden. Here is her homemade flower fertilizer she swears by.

Nesting cut flower garden and homemade DIY flower fertilizer

Last summer was the Coastal Grandmother summer. This year is the Tomato Girl Summer. Here’s how to get the aesthetic.

Tomato girl summer aesthetic aperol spritz and charcuterie board

And here is the ultimate board to live out your Tomato Girl Summer fantasies.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend filled with hot dogs, fireworks and time with your loved ones!



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1 Comment

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    Jennifer Howard
    July 6, 2023 at 1:12 pm

    OK, had to check if I passed the best NE beach towns! I’ve been to 6 out of the 7, not bad…I don’t think they will revoke my New England Yankee status just yet!!

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