2 In Nesting


Nesting - tips for peonies

Nesting on this beautiful Saturday morning in June.

I’m off to a baby shower this morning for a very special family friend.

I’m wearing this dress I just got from Target which seemed to be everyone’s favorite on my Instagram. If you missed it, click here to see what I got. All dresses are currently 20% off at Target now.  So basically you can just call me Meryl because I’ll be channeling my inner Coastal Grandmother. If you don’t know what I’m talking about click here to see what I mean.

Also, can we talk about peony season for a minute? I know that’s one of the things we all share in common in this space, our love for peonies. I wish their beauty would last longer. One of my tips is to cut them when they are a marshmallowy bud, wrap in damp paper towel and store in the refrigerator.  Click here to check out my other tips for peonies if you missed it.

I made the most delicious summer burrata board the other day and I can’t stop thinking about it. I also made it into a salad too and so that’s what I’m basically eating every day for lunch.

Father’s Day is officially 1 week away! Did you see my Father’s Day gift guide? Be sure to check out some of my gift ideas since men are infamous of being hard to shop for 😉


And now for this week’s inspiration

If you’re also all about the coastal vibe, you have to check out Jennifer from Cottage at Bunker Hill. I’m obsessed with this  DIY for this beautiful sea glass beaded garland she made.

These easy rainbow dessert cups are so adorable for summer! Perfect for kids and adults!

Tis the season for graduation parties! And this is a cute DIY graduation gift idea!


And stay tuned next week. Coming up I have patriotic door decor and a cute idea for all of your kid’s artwork at the end of the year.

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6 In food

Summer Burrata Board

Summer burrata board

To know me means that you know I have never met a charcuterie board I did not like. When we go out to dinner, that’s what I order so I can pick and have little bites of everything. I also love putting together boards when entertaining or just when I don’t feel like cooking and want to feel fancy. This summer burrata board is so refreshing. Scroll down to see how I put it together.

Summer Burrata Board

Light burrata pairs well with delicious summer flavors like fresh peaches, berries, mint or basil. I whipped up this board one Friday night for cocktail hour for Rick and I.

This summer burrata board make the perfect dish to bring to your summer parties whether as an appetizer or side dish. Let your guests make their own small plates or you can also choose to slice the fruit into  smaller pieces and cut the burrata into chunks so that people can assemble as a little salad. Drizzle with a little olive oil and balsamic glaze.

Things that I love to pair with burrata:

  • melon
  • berries
  • peaches or other stone fruit
  • salty proscuitto
  • tomatoes
  • mint, basil or arugula
  • crackers or crostini

Summer burrata board


And here it is as a salad. I topped with some chopped pecans for a little crunch.

Click here to see how to make it.

It’s very similar to this peach arugula salad which is also a favorite of mine. Click here for recipe.

Peach burrata salad

This serves really well with my rose elderflower spritz or lilac lemonade prosecco.

For more board ideas

Click here for the Ultimate Grilled Steak Charcuterie Board

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0 In Gift Guides

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2022

Father's Day Gift Guide 2022

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If you’re looking for a gift idea for Father’s Day, these are some of my favorite gift ideas! And it’s stuff that my dad and Rick and other guys would actually want! Scroll down to see and shop my Father’s Day Gift Guide 2022.

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2022

Brumate hopsulator – this will keep all of his favorite beers, sodas, energy drinks or canned beverages cold.

Father's Day Gift Guide - brumate hospulator


Arccos caddie smart sensors – if he’s looking to improve his golf game this is for him!

Fathers Day gift guide - arccos caddie smart sensors


Meater  – For the guy who loves to grill and loves his gadgets. He can monitor his food from over 165 feet away.

Father's Day Gift Guide - Meater


Pizza oven– If he prides himself on his grill set up, then this is a great addition!

Father's Day Gift Guide 2022 Pizza Oven


Floafers – comfortable and stylish foam footwear he can wear in the water or as an everyday summer shoe.

Father's Day Gift Guide - Floafers


Fishing magnet – Rick saw this on tiktok and has been wanting to go and take the boys to see what hidden treasures they can dredge up from the water.

Fathers Day gift guide - fishing magnet


Stainless steel bonfire pit – portable so you can take it anywhere like camping or the beach. And it doesn’t give off all that smoke from a traditional fire.

Father's Day Gift Guide - solo stove ranger fireplace


Burro Buddy – this fits directly over the wheel barrow and has a tray to hold his tools, phone and even a drink.

Father's Day Gift Guide - burro buddy


Spike Ball – if he’s a kid at heart this is a fun outdoor game!

Father's Day gift guide spike ball


Outdoor Voices shorts – these will become his favorite shorts! They’re so versatile he can wear while out doing yardwork, in the water, or just all the time.

Father's Day gift guide Sunday shorts


Tommy Bahama chairs – perfect for the beach bum and he can carry on his back too! My parents have these and love them!

Fathers Day gift guide Tommy Bahama chair


Beekeeping kit– if he’s been wanting to start beekeeping, this is a great kit with everything to get going.


Fathers Day Gift Guide 2022 Beekeeper kit

For more Father’s Day gift ideas click here

Click here for this Father’s Day dinner idea he will surely love!


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2 In beauty/ Lifestyle

What’s in my makeup bag this summer

What's in my makeup bag this summer

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So when it comes to makeup, I am super minimalistic. Shocker, I know.  But especially in summer, I’m all about products that are lightweight and give a natural glow. Below I’m sharing what’s in my makeup bag this summer. Scroll down to see them all and as always click the links to shop 🙂

Be sure to use my code OURTINYNEST at checkout for discounts when shopping Tula.

What’s in my makeup bag this summer

1.) Tula Sunscreen – SPF 30, non greasy and leaves a little glow on your skin so you can wear alone or under your makeup. This was named the best SPF by 2020 Beauty Awards. Use my code OURTINYNEST at checkout on Tula.com.

Best summer makeup products Tula sunscreen

2.) Tarte Shape Tape – I know there’s much controversy about shape tape but the ultra creamy wears better! This one has a 24 hr eye moisturizer built in and I feel like gives better coverage.

what's in my makeup bag this summer tarte shape tape

3.) Tula Primer – It’s called face filter for a reason! This primer is so light, won’t clog your pores and contains pigments to illuminate your skin.

Whats in my makeup bag this summer Tula primer

4.) Bronzer – I have been wearing this for a few years now.

what's in my makeup bag this summer physicians formula butter bronzer

5.) Blush/highlighter – I love this blush/highlighter combo by Flower cosmetics. It’s vegan and cruelty free too!

whats in my makeup bag this summer flower blush highlighter

6.) Benefit Roller Lash – I have the world’s shortest eyelashes and this mascara lengthens them and gives them a nice curl.

What's in my makeup bag this summer benefit roller lash

7.) NYX Fortune Cookie – This is my absolute favorite lip gloss! Smooth, cruelty free and the shade is so neutral it’s gorgeous!

whats in my makeup bag this summer - nyx fortune cookie

My other favorite color for summer is this one by Lune & Aster. The shade I got is “Poet”.

What's in my makeup bag this summer lip gloss

8.) Tula glow and get it – this is perfect for under your eyes and those cheekbones! Cools and brightens and gives you an instant pick me up. Use my code OURTINYNEST at checkout on Tula.com.

summer makeup must haves Tula

9.) OPI Cajun Shrimp – this is THE color for summer! It’s a pretty shade of orangey-red.

what's in my makeup bag this summer opi cajun shrimp


I have been loving this Tula Glow Season kit with all my favorites – the cult classic cleanser, sunscreen, Vitamin C brightening drops and Glow and Get it Stick. It all comes in this cute bag! Retails for $92 but use my code OURTINYNEST at checkout for a discount! Click here for details 🙂

Summer Makeup Must Haves Summer Season

And if you want a glowing face scrub you can DIY at home, click here. This also makes great handmade gifts too!

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