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Random thoughts on this Saturday fall morning-

What a week! We celebrated Dude Man’s 5th birthday all week long! I made this double layered sprinkle cake and let me tell you, it was worth every bite of deliciousness. But all that partying has me tired. I’m ready to just kick back this weekend.

Birthday sprinkle cake

Season 3 of You is finally out on Netflix! And if you’re looking for more spooky themed shows/movies to watch, “Halloween Kills” is out on Peacock.

You know those flashy holiday yard inflatables? I always swore I would never get one and the kids wore me down. Meet “Ghosty”. (He’s linked in this week’s “5 Things I Bought Friday”). The kids are already asking what we’re gonna buy for Christmas.

Halloween inflatable decor

Speaking of Christmas, people are already starting their holiday shopping and I’m just not ready yet. Maybe once we get through Halloween.

It was a busy week on the blog!

Hometalk featured my DIY whitewashed brick fireplace from a few years ago. This is the DIY that sparked our passion for DIYs. Whitewashing out fireplace was the very first project we ever did in our first home. After seeing how easy it was and the transformation, we soon set out on more DIY projects together.

Whitewashed brick fireplace update

Foodtalk featured my Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole recipe.

Apple Cinnamon French Toast casserole

I shared a free printable reminder to put in your shower to remember to do your monthly self breast exams. Click here to get yours.

How to remember to do self breast exams

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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Fall front porch

Random thoughts on this chilly October morning…

We started decorating our house for Halloween this week. We got our pumpkins for our front porch and this year I’m really feeling the potted kale/cabbage look.

The bats also made their appearance again as well. (If you missed Your Top Purchases of September, I’ve linked them in there!)

We have yet to bust out Bob Skellington (those of you have been following for awhile know who he is) but we did get him a little companion this year. You will meet him next week.

skeleton halloween decor

Bob Skellington last year

One of the highlights from this week – Britney is officially free!!!!

I’ve been completely sucked in by the Gabby Pettito case. Can we all just find Brian Laundrie already?

When I’m not watching the news or HLN this is what I’ve been watching:

“Impeachment: American Crime Story” all about the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal. I’m not a huge history buff but it’s really interesting. I will say though you really have to pay attention because it’s somewhat hard to follow. It stars Sarah Paulson who I just love.

I’ve also been watching the newest “American Horror Story” which features her as well. It takes place in Provincetown, Mass and I think is much better than some of the other more recent seasons.

If you loved “The Haunting of Hill House” and “The Haunting of Bly Manor” on Netflix, a new show was just released by the same director. It’s called “Midnight Mass” and jury is still out on how I feel about it.

It’s officially spooky month and my favorite month ever!!!! Besides Halloween, its the perfect excuse to wear comfy sweaters, eat cozy foods and cuddle up on the couch. I’ve got a round up of some of my favorite Halloween ideas saved to a highlight on my Instagram!

This  Easy Sheet Pan Dinner is one of my favorite fall meals! Tons of comforting flavors perfect for a busy weeknight.

Easy Fall Sheet Pan Dinner

Hope you all have a wonderful fall weekend!

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Random thoughts on a sunny September Saturday morning.

The kids finished their first week in their new classrooms. Somehow, this time next year I will have a kindegartener. I hope all of your kids and you parents are adjusting. I have loved seeing everyone’s back to school photos. It is my absolute favorite. It’s crazy how fast these kids grow.

This week I shared a new recipe for my Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix. It’s a great after school snack or if you’re just craving something sweet and salty.

Pumpkin spice snack mix

Another great back to school snack or healthy dessert idea are my Banana Split Apple Nachos.

How to make banana split apple nachos

Speaking of apples, I think we’re going to go apple picking this weekend. It’s my absolute favorite thing to do in fall.

If you’re looking for a good chill playlist, ask Alexa to play “Acoustic Covers”. You’re welcome 🙂

Tula just launched their lip care trio and it’s soooo good! Three different shades to give you a hint of color while hydrating and smoothing your lips. This weekend through Monday 9/13, you can get free shipping + 15% off when you use my code OURTINYNEST on your orders.

Tula lip treatment balm trio

I published a new segment of “5 Things I Bought Friday” yesterday. If you missed it click here.

This weekend is 1 year that we whitewashed our exterior brick and it is still one of my favorite projects to date!

Here’s the before –

brick house

And the after –

Nesting whitewashed brick exterior limestone

Rick used Sherwin Williams white exterior paint and mixed 1 part paint with 2 parts water to give it the whitewashed look. It’s held up well! This spring we’re looking forward to re-doing our driveway and front porch.

I hope you all have a beautiful weekend!

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Nesting – Random thoughts on a muggy Saturday morning.

1.) This week was a doozy. I’m looking forward to losing myself in some of my projects and new recipes this weekend.

2.) Have you gone to a sunflower field yet this summer? If you are local, be sure to check out my post from earlier this week on where you can see sunflowers. This is peak weekend!

3.) I finished White Lotus, the ending was just omg!!! I also started Nine Perfect Strangers on Hulu. It’s a little slow to start but gives me those Big Little Lies vibes and the latest episode leaves you on a little cliffhanger. I also started the second season of Modern Love and I’m not feeling it if I’m being honest.

4.) Remember my apple cinnamon french toast casserole? I teamed up with some other friends for apple inspired recipes and decor in time for apple season. See the post here!

apple cinnamon french toast casserole

5.) Did you see this week’s “5 things I bought Friday”? Click to see my finds.

 

Check out some of my favorite finds on the internet this week:

Barstool Sports what’s recently at DeFazio’s Pizza in Troy. Check out his review.

Have some fun with this quiz. Make a charcuterie board and find out which Kardashian you’re most like. I got Kris and I was secretly hoping for Kourtney. Who did you get?

Make a charcuterie board and find which Kardashian Jenner you are

 

How cute is this DIY cauldron from At Home With Jenna? She is one of my favorite follows.

DIY cauldron At Home with Jenna

 

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