8 In link party

Weekly link party #331

weekly link party #331

Welcome to this week’s link party #331!

Less than a month until Valentine’s Day! And today’s features are all about love day!

If you missed it last week, I shared these super cute play doh valentine’s. These have been super popular for the past 3 years and is a great non-candy Valentine option for school.

Valentine's Play Doh Printable

Do you go out for Valentine’s Day or stay in? I’m helping at my son’s classroom Valentine’s party and wanted a cute top to wear. I rounded up a few cute outfits for Valentine’s Day and I’ll be sharing them later this week. Make sure you’re following me on Instagram where I’ll share them all to my IG stories and you can vote which one is your favorite!

Now here are this week’s super sweet features <3

Cute Classroom Valentines from Ever After In The Woods

This is a really sweet valentine’s idea for the kids. Give them these little s’more goodie bags.

Cute Classroom Valentine’s for Kids with HERSHEY® Lava Cake KISSES Chocolates

A Vintage Valentine’s Tree DIY Beautify

If you’ve still got your tree up, don’t fret. Cindy shows you how to decorate your tree for Valentine’s Day and honestly I’m in love!

pink ribbon, mercury glass balls, heart ornaments

Valentine Cookie Bars from Crystal and Comp

Valentine’s M&M’s make these cookie bars the perfect red and pink treat for love day. Now I need a big glass of milk!

valentine cookie bars with heart towel

DIY Valentine Pillow from Saved By Salvage

I don’t do a lot of decorating for Valentine’s Day but I love this super cute DIY for a valentine pillow. Regina shows you how to add a touch of hearts to your decor and it’s budget friendly too!

Now on to this week’s party!


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6 In food/ Recipes

Medicine Ball Chicken Noodle Soup

Medicine Ball Chicken Noodle Soup

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When you’re feeling a little under the weather or just looking for a comforting meal, there’s nothing better than this medicine ball chicken noodle soup. It’s filled with immune boosting ingredients to heal your body and soul. This is a great meal to bring to loved ones, family or friends who may be suffering from illness or hardship. Scroll down for my recipe.

Medicine Ball Chicken Noodle Soup


  • olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 2 cups diced carrots
  • 3 stalks of celery, sliced
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp ground tumeric
  • 8 cups chicken broth or bone broth ** see below (I like to do 4 cups chicken broth, 4 cups of bone broth)
  • 1 rotissterie chicken, meat removed and shredded.
  • fresh thyme (to taste)
  • salt/pepper (to taste)
  • 1 bag egg noodles

**This soup is filled with garlic, lemon and tumeric to cleanse the immune system. But if you really want to make this a wellness packed medicine ball chicken noodle soup, use bone broth. Bone broth is packed with vitamins and minerals, is great for the digestive system, and fights inflammation. Nowadays you can buy already made bone broth in the grocery store.


1.) In a large sauce pan or dutch oven, drizzle some olive oil and heat on medium heat.

2.) Add the chopped onions and garlic and allow to saute until the onions are translucent.

3.) Add in the carrots, celery, salt and pepper and cook for about 10 minutes, allowing to soften.

4.) Pour in the chicken or bone broth, lemon juice, tumeric and thyme. Allow to simmer for 30 minutes.

5.) When ready to serve, add the chicken and cooked egg noodles.

Medicine Ball Chicken Noodle Soup

Serve with some crusty bread or crackers.

This soup stores great in an airtight container and keeps in the fridge for about 4-5 days. I like to have extra cooked egg noodles on hand and store in a ziploc bag then add to my soup before eating so they don’t get mushy.

If you make this, be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest. I love to see when you re-create my recipes!

Medicine Ball Chicken Noodle Soup


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Medicine Ball Chicken Noodle Soup

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7 In Nesting


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!!!

3 In Amazon/ Lifestyle

5 Amazon faves from January

5 Amazon Faves from January

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You all know my love for Amazon runs deep. Today I’m sharing 5 Amazon faves from January. These are some of my favorite recent Amazon purchases and I think you will love them too!

5 Amazon Faves from January

Candle Warmer – a super cute candle warming lamp so you don’t need to worry about an open flame. And it adds a really pretty soft glow in your kitchen, office or bedroom. This would be a cute housewarming gift too!

January Amazon Purchases candle warmer lamp


Coupe Glasses I had bought these in December and loved them so much I got another set. These will just make you feel fancy AF whether you’re drinking a cocktail or just a diet coke.

The TAG Store | Luxe Martini Glasses Set of 4 | 8oz Coupe Glass Set with Bar Spoon | Handblown Crystal Cocktail Glasses | Champagne Coupe Glasses Set of 4 | Coupe Glasses | Martini Glass


Leg Massager – We bought these for our Dude Man who was experiencing some aches and pains after hockey practice or just being super active. These are great if you have a job where you’re on your feet alot.

SHINE WELL Leg Compression Massager, Leg Massager for Circulation and Pain Relief, Air Compression Leg Massager with 3 Modes 3 Intensities 2 Extenders and Adjustable Wraps, Gift for Family Friend


Turtleneck Tunic – I love tunic length tops because they cover the booty and look great with leggings or jeans. This one comes in a few different colors, I got it in coffee.

OFEEFAN Women&#39;s Turtle Neck Sweatshirts High Low Hem Side Slit


Local Woman Missing – This is my current read for the Winter Reading challenge (click here if you don’t know what it is and want to join). I downloaded it right on my kindle.

And if you haven’t heard of Kindle Unlimited, click here to start your free 30 day trial to get unlimited access to books, audiobooks, and magazines.


Local Woman Missing: A Novel of Domestic Suspense by [Mary Kubica]

In my Instagram stories the other day I asked you all what your fave recent Amazon find was and I’m sharing them all in my stories. Click here to see!

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