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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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4 In Nesting


Nesting - comfortable breezy linen two piece set with hat and sunglasses amazon outfit

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Nesting on this beautiful first Sunday in August.

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

Somehow August snuck in and I can feel fall trying to slowly make it’s appearance. The air has been cooler and breezy and I can almost taste the pumpkin spice. But I’m still trying to savor every last bit of summer.

I saw something on social media this week that really struck a cord with me. Between the Taylor Swift Era’s Tour and the new Barbie movie, this summer is all about reclaiming your girlhood and femininity. Think about when you go out and another woman compliments you on your outfit, it feels good, it’s empowering. Getting dressed up with your best girlfriends and going out to the Swift concert or to see Barbie is a similar experience. Thousands of woman all in the same room who all enjoy the same thing and want the same thing – to be themselves and enjoy their girlhood. Whether you’re a Swiftie or not, or heading to see the Barbie movie or skipping out, I think the moral of the story is we’re in an Era of Women coming together.


Here’s what’s been happening on the blog lately-

I shared my DIY for My Beach Memory Box. If you are going to the beach this summer this is one you will want to do!

How to make a DIY beach memory box- shadowbox with sand, photo at the beach, seashells, sand dollars and decorated with sea glass on a round coastal tray

These fun Barbie Cocktails or drinks for your next girls night.

4 of my favorite Zucchini Recipes

4 fantastic zucchini recipes - lemon zucchini bread, chocolate brownies with zucchini, greek turkey meatball vegetable bowls, and zucchini corn chowder soup

This fun Back to School Countdown  is a great way to get the kids excited and prepared for getting back in their routines.

Back to school countdown

What I’ve been watching and reading.

The Summer I Turned Pretty – I’m a little late to the party with this one but oh em gee when I say this is the perfect show for all the summer feels. I binged the first season in one day.

I wasn’t sure what to expect with the new season of The Real Housewives of New York City. I’ve long been a fan of the original cast but I have to say I love this new group of ladies.

I just started and finished Don’t Let Her Stay. If you’re in the mood for a psychological thriller that is hard to put down, read this one. I read it in 2 days!

Don't Let Her Stay: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist by [Nicola Sanders]

Current Amazon Favorites

This outfit has been on repeat. It’s so breezy and comfortable.

Nesting faux mums on Amazon black planter boxes from Amazon fall decor Amazon frames for kids artwork Kristin Ess hair strengthening mask

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

This refreshing peach sangria from Simply 2 Moms.

Round goblets on a wicker serving tray filled with peach sangria garnished with sliced peaches and mint.

5 affirmations for an August reset.

This floating candle summer table.

Floating Candle Summer Tablescape. Create the illusion of floating candles above your summer table with this ingenious over the table rod system.

My friend Jen’s New England Lobster Cobb Salad

These back to school must haves.


I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!


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14 In Nesting


Upstate New York influencer Nicolle from Our Tiny Nest checks out the new The Scene in Guilderland, NY coffee and cocktails cafe. Coffee first, cocktails later

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Nesting on this beautiful breezy summer Sunday.

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

As I’m writing this all of the windows are open and it feels like the humidity broke. It feels glorious!

Last week, I went and checked out a new local coffee and cocktail shop. If you’re local to the Albany area, you have to go check out The Scene which just opened in Guilderland. They even have a champagne vending machine!!! It is the cutest space. (Also sharing the link for my cute romper. Mine is a few years old and sold out but this one is very similar!)

It’s been a few weeks but it was a great Prime Day!! You guys came to slay! If you’re curious, this was the top seller.

This is what’s been happening lately on the blog. We talked about:

How to live a tomato Girl Summer. And if you’re keeping track, last summer was the Coastal Grandmother summer, this year they are calling it the Tomato Girl.

Women in blue and white caftan holding a drink in kitchen with fresh tomatos, basil and cherries. How to live a tomato girl summer

– This coastal tray decor and 13 other summer trays to give you some inspiration.

Summer on a tray - Coastal Tray Decor. Rattan round tray with hurricane vase with candle, sea glass, sand and a tray of seashells

– I shared my recipe for this limoncello spritz.

Coming this week:

Shark Week officially starts tonight 7/23! We are huge shark week fans in our house. Why not make these shark week fish bowls to kick off your celebrations?

Shark Week Fish Bowls

I’m going to see the Barbie movie with a bunch of mom friends and I can not wait!!! Have you seen it yet? If you’re looking for cute outfit ideas or things for the perfect Barbie party to live in your own Barbie World, check out my Amazon store front.

And the Cozy Creative Collaborative is gathering again for July and this month we’re sharing all things coastal. You’re going to want to check it out!

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Here are my favorite things from around the web this week:

This beautiful DIY oyster shell garland from my friend Wendy at WM Design House.

How to Make a Beautiful Wood Beaded Garland with Oyster Shell-garland hanging over books in a small coastal vibe vignette

These 5 game changers for your health according to wellness experts.

You can sleep in these real life Barbie dream houses.

These delicious summer flatbread recipes from Regina at Saved From Salvage.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday and have a fantastic week!