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5 In Nesting


Nesting - fall front porch decor, black planter boxes with faux trees and welcome sign

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Nesting on this first Sunday in October.

Happy October 1st! It’s officially my favorite month of the year!

Is anyone else going to be watching the Chiefs game tonight to see Taylor, I mean Travis Kelce? Rooting for them!!!

This month I’m looking forward to:

Celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary.

Celebrating my Dude Man’s 7th birthday with all his friends.

Enjoying the Era’s tour on the big screen with friends.

All the Halloween parties, trunk or treats and festivities.


It’s been a really busy few weeks lately on the blog. Here’s what’s been happening:

I shared my Fall front porch featuring those planter boxes I scored from Aldi and these pretty trees from Amazon.

You can shop my whole front porch here.

This apple and brie flatbread is a yummy fall appetizer or a bougie way to eat pizza. Sharing the recipe here.

If you’re looking for a new book to read, I shared 15 books for fall. There’s everything from suspenseful thrillers to feel good cozy stories. You can see the whole list here.

On Thursday I got together with some new friends on Instagram and we all shared some Halloween treats. I shared my homemade candy corn vodka and tipsy candy corn cold brew. See how to make it, and all the treats here.

Nesting homemade candy corn vodka and candy corn cold brew

And if you’re in the mood for a fall DIY, decor or more recipes, check out this list here. I shared my Best of Fall DIYs and recipes, all chosen and loved by you!

Best of fall DIYs, decor and recipes

Amazon Finds

Now that the cooler weather is here, it’s officially sweatshirt and bike shorts weather, or what I like to call Princess Diana bike shorts season.

Remember Princess Diana's iconic Harvard sweatshirt? H&M has one just like it | HELLO!

Linking my favorite bike shorts here and similar finds to re-create Diana’s iconic look.

Here are some of my favorite Halloween finds on Amazon.

Nesting - Amazon Halloween must haves



Here are some favorites from around the web:

This Witches Brew Soup from Paint Me Pink would be perfect for a Halloween party, wouldn’t it?

These dreamy getaways and spots to see the fall foliage.

This glowing Halloween witches broom for your front door is so fun!!!

These fall favorites from Trader Joe’s.


Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

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3 In Nesting


Nesting - fall dining room decor with chalkboard that says "hello gourd-eous", rustic lanterns, pumpkins in basket.

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Nesting on this chilly September Sunday morning.

I’m just gonna say it. Meg Ryan is officially the queen of fall. You know how we coined Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep as the ultimate coastal grandmother? Well Meg Ryan is the queen of fall and I’m here for the Meg Ryan Fall Aesthetic.

Danny Pellegrino on X: "👑Meg Ryan, queen of holding a single pumpkin. 🎃" / X


Meg Ryan fall: The TikTok trend is inspired by Meg Ryan's movie style

This week NSYNC officially announced what all fans were secretly hoping for and reunited for a new song. Does this mean that a comeback concert is happening? I saw this thing that said “if your year of birth doesn’t start with a 1, I’m gonna ask that you just sit this one out and allow us to live out our fantasy” and I completely agree!

I used to have a jean skirt just like this and I’m pretty sure it was from the Delia’s catalog. It looks like they are making a comeback. Are the 90’s back???

It’s the start of apple picking season and can I just say apples and brie is one of my favorite combos?

I’ve got an apple and brie recipe coming up next week so stay tuned if that’s your thing!

Speaking of the blog, this is what’s been happening lately:

I shared my recipe for these pie crust cookies with apple pie dip.

Easy pie crust leaf cookies with apple pie dip

I started a new weekly segment called Monday Must Haves. You can see all of last week’s finds here.

These puff pastry egg muffins are a great make ahead idea for week day mornings.

I shared these 13 best movies to get you in the mood for fall.

My picks for these super cute and fun Halloween pajamas for the kids on Amazon.

I also shared my easy homemade pumpkin spice creamer recipe. It’s way healthier than the stuff you buy at the store.

Nesting - how to make homemade pumpkin spice creamer

What I’ve been watching and reading.

Season 5 of Virgin River is back and I’ve already binged the first 10 episodes. There’s more to come right in time for the holidays.

Hidden Pictures – a suspenseful read that I finished in 2 days!!!

Hidden Pictures

Haunting Adeline – this is the first in a two part series and comes with a very strong trigger warning. It’s dark, sensual and graphic.

Haunting Adeline (Cat and Mouse Duet Book 1)

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

This chai zucchini loaf looks incredible doesn’t it?

chai spice zucchini bread sliced on transfer ware platter.

We’ve talked about drying your hydrangeas for fall decor but this hydrangea garland is just beautiful.

I saw this on Instagram and thought it was the cutest way to upgrade a family photo for Halloween.

family photo and painted over bodies with ghosts for spooky Halloween art

This is a fun way to make pizza for a Halloween party.

And last but not least, here is your cue to host a fall bonfire party.


fall bonfire party with s'mores, blankets, and lanterns

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2 In Nesting


Nesting - boy sitting by pool eating cheeseburger in paradise

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The first Nesting of September.

Hope you all are enjoying your beautiful Labor Day Weekend. We’re getting some last minute pool hangs in before it gets too cool. And this weekend, I will be having a pina colada and cheeseburger in paradise in Jimmy Buffet’s honor. RIP Jimmy.

I always love Labor Day Weekend because it’s like one last hurrah of summer before fall, my two favorite things.

Some things I’m looking forward to in September:

  • Sending the kids off to school and going out to celebrate with mom friends for some mimosas and espresso martinis!
  • Going apple picking.
  • Cooler, sweatshirt weather
  • The start of fall ball.

Have you guys seen the promos for The Golden Bachelor? I used to watch The Bachelor religiously in college and then stopped. But this season looks adorable!

It was a great week on the blog!

We talked about:

This cozy fall simmer pot to make your home smell amazing.

The coziest fall simmer pot - glass pot with coffee beans, cinnamon sticks and oranges

This simple transition to fall door basket.

Nesting - summer transition to fall dried hydrangeas in a door basket

How to dry your hydrangeas to use all year long.


This week’s recent finds you loved:

This shacket from Walmart is great for fall.

Celebrity Pink Women's Juniors Denim Shacket

This sweatshirt dress.

Labor Day Sales.

Shop Amazon Sales -great deals on mattresses, Apple air pods,

Shop Walmart Labor Day Sales

This functional solution for laundry.

This popular steamer is marked wayyy down.

These pants from Old Navy are on sale and I need them in every color.


And now here are some of my favorite things I found around the internet this week

Midwest Life and Style made this adorable leaf garland using book pages.

How To Make A Fall Book Page Leaf Garland - Midwest Life and Style Blog

Vintage Home Design made this pumpkin wine dispenser and I’m obsessed.

If you have an abundance of gorgeous zinneas, here’s a DIY wreath for you to try.

Dried zinnia wreath close up

This pumpkin cream cheese danish looks incredible doesn’t it?

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Hope you all enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!



8 In Nesting


Nesting - field of sunflowers in Upstate NY, Berne, NY

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Nesting on this last Sunday morning of August.

I have been solo with the kids since Thursday night and Rick finally comes home today! Hallelujah! We’ve missed him.

School starts back up in less than 2 weeks. I’m ready to get back into a routine and settle into the coziness that comes with autumn.

I used to love going back to school shopping with my mom when I was younger. It looks just a little different with boys. Obviously we had to go to the new Dick’s Warehouse.

Speaking of back to school, this week I shared this back to school snack mix. I like to leave it out in a little jar so the kids can nibble and help themselves when they come home.

back to school snack mix in glass container

I went to Target earlier this week and the Dollar Spot was rocking with so many cute things for fall. I picked up this little apple basket and decided to make a little teacher gift for when we go meet the teacher and drop off school supplies the day before. Linking it here.

I’m really loving this nail polish color for fall.

Do you get real mums or faux? I’ve been decorating my front porch with these for the past 3 years. What do you think?

fall front porch decor

See more of my favorite Amazon Fall Front Door Decor here.

Amazon fall front door decor wreaths, welcome mat and faux plants

This week I did accomplish something that I’ve been wanting to do for awhile! I am so excited to finally announce that my free printable library is now up!!! This is something exclusive for subscribers! If you are a subscriber, check your email for the password to the library. It will be updated with each season.

Yesterday we had a picnic with friends and one of my girlfriends made these Silo Cookies from Joanna Gaines. OMG they were amazing! Sharing the recipe and I can not wait to make them so I can enjoy them again!

Nesting - Joanna Gaines' silo cookie recipe

Currently reading…

I just started this thriller which takes place in a lake front house in Vermont. I started last night and I’m already half way done!

These were your two most popular purchases on Amazon this week –

ANRABESS Women's Casual Long Sleeve Draped Open Front Knit Pockets Long Cardigan Jackets Sweater


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Here are some of my favorites from around the web this week

This faux autumn tree from WM Design House is gorgeous!

Front porch set for fall with a DIY Fall tree that looks real with a bench and dog and lots of pumpkins

This corn cacio e pepe looks amazing doesn’t it?

This DIY coastal pumpkin from Saved from Salvage. 

These 20 best fall candles.

Hope you all have a wonderful, restful Sunday!

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