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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9 In food/ Recipes

Back to School Snack Mix

Back to School Snack Mix - glass cannister filled with alphabet cookies, cheezits, marshmallows and m&ms

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This Back To School Snack Mix is perfect for lunchboxes or as an after school snack. I like to keep it in a large glass canister right on the table with a spoon so the kid’s can help themselves. Plus, it looks really cute too! Scroll down for my Back to School Snack Mix recipe.

Back To School Snack Mix

School is back in swing for most of us, or about to begin. With that comes routine, packing lunches, homework and all the snacks of course. I love to have this Back To School Snack Mix on hand to pack in lunches or have available for the kids to munch after school.  You can add anything you like but these alphabet cookies, cheez-its, mini marshmallows and M&M’s is my award winning combo!


  • Alphabet cookies
  • Cheez-its
  • Mini marshmallows
  • M&M’s

(popcorn, raisins cheerios and pretzel’s also make for a great combo)


1.) In a large bowl or cannister combine all ingredients.

2.) Stir well.

3.) Store in a glass cannister or in an air tight container.


Back To School Snack Mix


back to school snack mix in glass container

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back to school snack mix - glass canisters jars with lid silicone nesting containers for back to school snacks or lunches bentgo box container for back to school lunch ideas

For more back to school ideas check out

My favorite back to school meal ideas

This Back To School Teacher Gift Idea

Back To School Baskets

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My pumpkin spice snack mix

My leprechaun bait mix

My bunny bait


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1 In decor/ fall/ home decor

Amazon Fall Front Door Decor

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

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Creating a warm and welcoming front porch and decorating for fall is one of my favorite things. So in the spirit of fall, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite wreaths, and staple fall front door decor from Amazon. I think starting with a basic welcome mat, some faux plants and an eye catching wreath is key and then you can fill in with more pumpkins and gourds as the season goes on. Scroll down to see my Amazon Fall Front Door Decor Picks and click the links to shop.

Amazon Fall Front Door Decor

1.) Scented cream pip berry wreath

Farmhouse Wreath, Fall Wreath, Winter Wreath, Summer Wreath, Farmhouse Decor, CREAM Wreath, Antique White Wreath,Year Round Wreath, Wedding Décor, Christmas Wreath, Housewarming Gift, Home Decor

2.) Neutral Heather Berry Wreath

Huadanbor Fall Wreath, 24" Wreaths,Artificial Heather Berry Wreaths for Front Door, Used for Thanksgiving, Farmhouse or Room Indoors,Outdoors, corridors, Offices (Brown)

3.) Golden wheat and maple leaves wreath

DearHouse 22 inch Fall Wreath Clearance Front Door Wreath Grain Wreath Harvest Gold Wheat Ears Circle Garland Autumn Wreath for Front Door Wedding Wall Home Thanksgiving Decor

4.) Faux Pampas Grass Wreath

LOZIDECOR Faux Pampas Grass Wreath, 27" Large Boho Wreath for Wall Decor | Premium Artificial Pampas Wreath Fall Decor | Interior & Exterior Silk Boho Style Modern Wreath Decoration (Taupe Gray)

5.) Colorful harvest wreath

Gold Wheat Wreath 24 inch Fall Wreath for Front Door,Farmhouse Harvest Door Wreath, Fall Decoration for Thanksgiving Wall Outdoor…


6.) Orange forsythia hello wreath

Fall Wreaths for Front Door, TOKCARE 22 Inch Orange Forsythia Outdoor Door Wreath with Berries Autumn Wreath for Front Door Wedding Wall Home Thanksgiving Decor

7.) Burgandy magnolia leaves and grapevine wreath

24 Inch Fall Front Door Wreath Burgundy Berry Wreath with Mixed Magnolia Maple Leaves Large Decor on Farmhouse Grapevine for Christmas Celebration Front Door Wall Window Home Decoration


8.) Beautiful lush eucalyptus and pumpkin wreath

Valery Madelyn 20 inch Door Wreaths Fall Decorations for Home Farmhouse Pumpkin Wreath with Bow for Harvest Autumn Fall Eucalyptus Wreaths for Front Door Outside Table Centerpiece Thanksgiving Decor


9.) Autumn Daisies wreath

Fall Front Door Wreath,24” Artificial Floral Wreath with Colorful Daisies and Autumn Foliage Fall Orange Wreath for Front Door Wall Window and Thanksgiving Decor


10.) Faux cabbage leaves

(Side note – I own these and love!!!)

Admired By Nature GG8655-NATURAL-2 Artificial Cabbage Home Kitchen Decoration, Green, 2 Pc Set


11.) Artificial potted boxwood

ECOLVANT Two 20''T Artificial Boxwood Topiary Ball Tree UV Resistant Potted Plants Artificial Flower Buds Tree for Indoor Outdoor Home Garden (Orange Flowers, 2)


12.) Buffalo plaid doormat

Frendy Buffalo Plaid Outdoor Rug, 27.5" x 43" (2.3' x 3.6') Hand-Woven Plaid Rug for Front Porch, Washable Layered Door Mat, Cotton Black and White Checkered Rug for Living Room/Entryway

For more of my favorite fall decor ideas check out

Favorite Fall Finds for the home

These DIY Pumpkin Topiaries

Best of fall decor, DIYs and recipes


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17 In Lifestyle

It’s August. Why don’t you

It's August why don't yo. Woman holding cup of coffee over outdoor rug patio

It’s August. Why don’t you…

There’s something special about August. It’s just the best of both worlds. You see, I love fall. It’s very much my favorite season.  But I am also a summer girl at heart. So to me, August is like having your cake and eating it too.  Perhaps it’s knowing that summer is winding down and that there are new beginnings around the corner with back to school, getting into routines, fall approaching and the -BER months. Around this time every year I try to cram in every last bit of summer, right up through Labor Day hanging out poolside, grilling while also getting excited for all the pumpkin spice that will be coursing through my veins, sweaters  and cozy recipes.

If you are like me. Here are some ways to enjoy every last drop of August.

It’s August, why don’t you…

Pick some sunflowers. (If you’re in the Upstate area, here are some of my fave spots).

Where to see sunflowers in the Capital District

Go to the beach. And bring back some sand and seashells so you can cherish your trip with this sweet memory box.

Have a lobster roll.

Hit up the farmer’s market and enjoy fresh summer produce like peaches, zucchini and corn.

This summer stonefruit and burrata salad has been on repeat all season.

Summer stone fruit and burrata salad - burrata, sliced cherries, sliced peaches and arugula drizzled with balsamic glaze

I also have my favorite zucchini recipes here.

Dry your hydrangeas. Now is a great time to start clipping them and drying them out to use all year round.

How to dry your hydrangeas

Get in the last of those books you wanted to read this summer and finish out the summer reading challenge strong.

You can check out my book recommendations here.

woman laying on couch on back deck reading on her kindle

August 9th is Book Lover’s Day. Get all of your bookie friends together and host a Book Exchange Brunch.

How to host a book exchange brunch

Gather the kids and all their friends together and hit up the Drive -Ins for one last summer hurrah.

Get ready for back to school with this fun back to school countdown or my back to school basket idea.

Start easing into fall decor and DIYs. Like this fall front porch decor idea.

Or check out these fall finds.

Fall front porch decor that isn't mums

Make your bucket list for fall.

Let’s enjoy every last bit of these lazy, sun soaked days shall we? Cheers to August!

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