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winter fireplace decor sled with skates

It’s the first Nesting of 2023!

How is your year going so far? I have to be honest I have been slow to get back in the swing of things with blogging and just things in general around the house. I read this quote the other day and it perfectly summed up my feelings, “I’m wintering”. So I’m sharing here in case you’re feeling the same way and feeling guilty for being lazy. Give yourself some grace and allow yourself to go through the season of winter.

Wintering quote

We got the best news over the holidays and I can finally share! I found out I am going to be an auntie in June! There’s a new little boy joining the cousin crew! We couldn’t be more excited for my sister and brother in law! They are just the cutest.

Baby gender reveal

Here’s what you may have missed lately:

My crockpot chicken cacciatore – This is such an easy set it and forget it dinner!

Crockpot chicken cacciatore

This easy DIY winter wreath

This simple healthy way to start your morning

January Amazon Faves – including the cutest candle warmer and my latest read. Click here to see them all


Speaking of reading, has anyone read Prince Harry’s book “Spare” yet? I read some snippets and there are for sure some juicy parts. It is next on my TBR (to be read) list. And if you are looking to read more this winter, be sure to check out my winter reading challenge! You guys loved the summer one so much I decided to do it again for the colder months! You can read the deets here.

Winter reading challenge 2023


Next week I’ve got my medicine ball chicken noodle soup and Valentine’s outfit ideas coming your way so be sure to stay tuned and sign up below if you’re not already subscribed so you don’t miss a thing.

Now here’s some inspiration from some of my friends:

These predicted home decor trends for 2023

This easy Valentine’s Pom Pom Wreath from Cottage in the Mitten.

My friend Heidi from Eleanor Rose Home shared her secret for the softest bakery style chocolate chip muffins.

And if you’re in the zone and decluttering all the things in your home, my friend Coco from The Crowned Goat has this list. She breaks it down over 52 weeks to tackle each little corner. You can see it here.

Have a great week!!!

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Nesting on this last weekend before Christmas.

We are officially 1 week away!!! How are you doing with your holiday have-to’s?

I had taken the day off on Friday to get some last minute shopping and wrapping done but the boys had a snow day. So we watched movies, made this snow ice cream and had a hot cocoa bar instead.

So looks like I’ll be wrapping this week while the boy’s are in school 🙂

snow ice cream

This weekend we made our annual homemade Irish cream and planned our Christmas menu. We make homemade Irish cream every year to sip on Christmas day and it also makes great gifts! Click here if you’d like the recipe.

I picked up this adorable sled at a local farm store last weekend. Isn’t it so cute? At first I had it by the fireplace but I think I like it better out front. What do you think?

winter fireplace decor sled with skates

Here’s what I shared this week on the blog:

Easy Winter Salad Recipe

And a special announcement-

If you are local, make sure you tune in to News Channel 10 this Tuesday for their morning show! I’m going to be on with Stephanie Rivas sharing a few easy DIY’s for the holidays!


There won’t be any Nesting for the next 2 weeks because of the holidays. But I will still be sharing more easy Christmas recipes, a teacher gift idea and ideas for New Years. So be sure to check your inboxes!

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Now for a few of my favorite things I found on the web this week:

My friend Amy from Amy Sadler Designs shared this gorgeous clay bowl that she made. It would be beautiful to gift to someone for their jewelry.

Do you like white russians? How about eggnog? Then check out this recipe for an eggnog white russian.

This pretty Christmas focaccia bread.

This is a fun Christmas Eve tradition to do with the kids.


Have a fantastic weekend!


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Nesting on this cold Sunday in December.

We are officially 2 weeks away from Christmas!!! We’ve got breakfast with Santa this morning. Tis the time of year for all the fun Christmas festivities and trying to squeeze it all in.

Last weekend we took the kids to the Polar Express. It was adorable and I had tears in my eyes the entire time.  Does anyone else get like that when they do special things like this with their kids? It’s the best feeling.

Have you finished your Christmas shopping? I have a few more things to get. This was the top seller this week and makes a great gift idea!!!!

It was a fantastic week on the blog! Here’s what we talked about:

Has anyone watched the Harry & Meaghan documentary on Netflix? Part of me wants to watch it but some of the clips I’ve seen make me cringe. I just started the second season of The White Lotus on HBO and the new Wednesday on Netflix.

If you love memes, come on over to my Instagram stories tonight and every Sunday where I share some Sunday Funnies. Click here to follow me on IG.

Here’s some inspiration from some of my friends for your Sunday.

These adorable snowglobe cookies from my friend Jessica.

Snow globe sugar cookies with frosting decorations on white cake stand and white platter.

These ornaments from Leslie at My 100 Year Old Home. They would make cute gift toppers too!

This chocolate truffle tree from my friend Missy at Sonata Home Design is what dreams are made of.

I hope you guys have a fantastic week! Stay tuned for next week where I’m sharing a delish winter salad and stocking stuffer ideas!

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Nesting on this first weekend in December.

We are now officially in the full swing of things for Christmas. Cue that little elf if that’s what you do, all the fun advent calendars and bucket lists.

My son reminded me our elf was due to return this week. And as much as I bad mouth that little guy (the elf not my son), it is worth it when you see how excited the kids get to see his return and find him every morning.

Another fun thing we do to countdown is this 12 Days of Christmas. It’s a fun way to do something special each day to get ready for the holidays.

12 days of Christmas ideas

We finally finished decking all the halls and I just had to show you our mantel this year. I found this mounted deer from Target and placed him inside a larger boxwood wreath I had to make it look a little more full. Then I strung some bells on twine and hung them on his antlers. The kids named him Buck and he may be my favorite thing.

I linked some of our decor in my LikeToKnowit.

Christmas mantel with mounted deer head

Have you guys read anything good lately? I was looking for a wintery read and a few girls I follow on Bookstagram, @books.and.bulldogs and @bookswithbouffard recommended this one.

I can’t wait to read it, just downloaded it on my Kindle!

Nesting - winter novel a merry little meet cute


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Here’s what you may have missed recently on the blog :

These easy snowglobe ornaments

My favorite cozy pieces for winter

Some beautiful winter tray ideas to inspire you for your winter decor.

And this week’s link party! Be sure to link up your recipes and ideas and check out all the posts for inspiration.

Coming up next week:

I’ve got my favorite Christmas cookie recipe and 16 Christmas treats, a winter inspired salad to balance out all that sugar and another easy DIY. So stay tuned and sign up below so you don’t miss a thing!

Now some of my favorites from this week:

This is the greatest hack for filling in your Christmas tree! My friend Ann from Rekindled Designs shows you how to use gold balloons. Genius!

Christmas tree hack using gold balloons

These Buddy The Elf inspired cookies.

19 Homemade Christmas gift ideas from my friend Rachel.  Her kahlua sounds delicious!


Hope you all have a fantastic Sunday!!!