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Nesting

Nesting in April with daffodils blooming

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Nesting on this weekend in mid April.

If you are new here, Nesting is a little round up I do with what’s been happening lately in life, on the blog and some of my favorite finds. Today we’re talking Taylor and TTPD, cookie decorating, Mother’s Day and Amazon finds and more.

What’s been happening:

I’ve been in a fog listening to Taylor’s album over and over again and trying to figure out who all the songs are about and decode everything. Who else is like this? And what’s your favorite song on the album?

Yesterday my sisters and I took my mom to a cookie decorating class.  If you are local to the Capital District, it’s called Capital Cooks and they have a variety of different classes you can take. It was a lot of fun!

girl standing with decorated cookies from Capital Cooks cookie decorating class in Colonie, NY

 

Here’s what we talked about this week on the blog:

These DIY Tea bags are a super sweet gift for Mother’s Day or if you’re planning a little Mother’s Day tea.

DIY homemade tea bags Mother's Day tea

 

And speaking of Mother’s Day, if you’re looking for a gift idea, check out my Mother’s Day gift guide. Click here to see them all.

Mother's Day gift guide 2024 - omnilux eye mask, cross body bag, mama sweatshirt, jewelry and more gifts for her

In case you missed it, there’s going to be a new weekly segment called “The Wednesday Salad”. Every Wednesday from now through summer, I’ll be bringing you a new salad recipe to add to your repertoire for outdoor dining and entertaining.

I kicked it off with this spring orzo salad. Click here for the recipe.

Spring orzo salad in a glass bowl on a table

And make sure you’re subscribed so that you get the recipe right to your inbox every Wednesday!

This easy spring outfit – when all else fails, a good pair of yoga pants, a chambray top and white sneaks are my go to!

On my bookshelf/Kindle To Be Read

Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain – the reviews say that fans of Desperate Housewives will love this one.

“In the exclusive gated community of Withered Vale, people’s lives appear as perfect as their beautifully manicured lawns. Money, success, privilege – the residents have it all. Life is good. There’s just one problem.

Olive Collins’ dead body has been rotting inside number four for the last three months. Her neighbours say they’re shocked at the discovery but nobody thought to check on her when she vanished from sight.

The police start to ask questions and the seemingly flawless façade begins to crack. Because, when it comes to Olive’s neighbours, it seems each of them has something to hide, something to lose and everything to gain from her death.”

Dirty Little Secrets

The Villa by Rachel Hawkins – This is another thriller but with vacation vibes.

“As kids, Emily and Chess were inseparable. But by their 30s, their bond has been strained by the demands of their adult lives. So when Chess suggests a girls trip to Italy, Emily jumps at the chance to reconnect with her best friend.

Villa Aestas in Orvieto is a high-end holiday home now, but in 1974, it was known as Villa Rosato, and rented for the summer by a notorious rock star, Noel Gordon. In an attempt to reignite his creative spark, Noel invites up-and-coming musician, Pierce Sheldon to join him, as well as Pierce’s girlfriend, Mari, and her stepsister, Lara. But he also sets in motion a chain of events that leads to Mari writing one of the greatest horror novels of all time, Lara composing a platinum album––and ends in Pierce’s brutal murder.

As Emily digs into the villa’s complicated history, she begins to think there might be more to the story of that fateful summer in 1974. That perhaps Pierce’s murder wasn’t just a tale of sex, drugs, and rock & roll gone wrong, but that something more sinister might have occurred––and that there might be clues hidden in the now-iconic works that Mari and Lara left behind.

Yet the closer that Emily gets to the truth, the more tension she feels developing between her and Chess. As secrets from the past come to light, equally dangerous betrayals from the present also emerge––and it begins to look like the villa will claim another victim before the summer ends.”

Villa

Latest finds that I’m loving

This stuff works soooo good and gives such a natural glow.

I love this set for summer and it comes in many other colors too!

Now that popsicle season is here, these are a must!

 

Some of my favorite finds around the web this week:

I saw this recipe for these Ghirardelli 7 layer brownie bars it’s all I can think about.

Easy Ghirardelli Seven Layer Brownie Bar Recipe.

This is just the cutest idea to show your teachers how much you appreciate them for Teacher Appreciation Week.

Teacher appreciation gift idea - Headband that says "Thanks for helping me get ahead"

I know there’s alot of Swifties and book lovers here, so check out which book you should read next based on your favorite Era.

Earth Day is tomorrow and these seed bombs are a perfect craft for the kids to celebrate.

Earth Day Seed Bombs

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Stay tuned this week for Mother’s Day printables, the latest Wednesday Salad and my spring planter boxes.

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3 Comments

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    Elizabeth@pineconesandacorns
    April 21, 2024 at 8:38 am

    Good morning Nicole!
    I love the idea of a day out with my sisters and mom decorating sweet treats! It looks like you had a wonderful time!
    Thank you for including my Ghirardelli bars, I hope that you try them, they are so easy to make and perfect for barbecues, etc.
    I cannot wait to try your orzo salad, it looks refreshing and spring like.
    Your tea bags as so cute! Such a creative idea.
    Have a wonderful week! And thank you again for sharing.

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    Debra | Gma’sPhoto
    April 21, 2024 at 7:48 pm

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    Spicy Rocking Chair
    April 22, 2024 at 10:05 am

    The cookies look delicious and I love the tea bag idea for Mom! Nice post 🙂

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