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Nesting - Mariaville goat Farm air bnb

Nesting quite literally on this Saturday in mid July.

Wow what a fun week!

Have you ever stayed overnight in a treehouse or wanted to? Monday night my mom and sister’s took me to Mariaville Goat Farm for my birthday. We stayed in a treehouse under the stars and played with all the goats. It was pure magic. You can see more about it here where I shared some of the highlights on Instagram.

Mariaville Goat Farm Treehouse and Yurt AirBnB

Since most of you were asking what the bathroom situation was like.

Mariaville Goat Farm AirBnB

I just booked the yurt for fall with the boys and can’t wait to go back. If you are local and looking to unplug in nature, it’s a hidden gem you must check out!

The pictures honestly do not do it justice. The animals and the hosts are what makes it such a special experience.

Nesting Mariaville Goat Farm

Can we talk about how you guys SHOWED UP for Prime Day? Holy Moly! If you’re wondering what the most popular item was that you all bought, it was these. What’s one thing you are most excited for that you got?

Earlier this week I teamed up with some friends to share some old fashioned summer ideas. I shared this fun Root Beer Float Bar. You can see the whole post here!

Root beer float bar

You all are slayingggg the Summer Reading Challenge! Seriously, I am so happy you all are enjoying it and finding time to get lost in some good books. If you’re still wanting to participate, click here for all the details!

I also wanted to share with you a special project that my bestie put together for those of you who are local or are looking to give back. Click here to read about it and if you’re local, you’re going to want to check out an upcoming night at Huck Finn’s Playland.

Let’s talk about what’s coming next week!

I’ve got my Greek turkey meatball bowls recipe that I am sharing, a cocktail recipe for Shark Week, and the 4th season of Virgin River comes out! Who’s excited?

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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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Nesting on this heatwave of a weekend in May.

Oh it has been a hot minute since I did one of these hasn’t it? We’ve been busy with the kid’s sports, yard work, and other have to’s.

1.) And if I’m being honest, I’ve been so wrapped up in the Johnny Depp trial that it has been consuming me. Who else has gone down that rabbit hole?

The other thing I’ve been watching when it’s not the J.D. trial is “The Staircase” on HBO. It’s based on the true crime and you can watch the documentary on Netflix as well. (If you’re a true crime junkie like me, click here to see some of my favorite True Crime docs).

2.) I’m finally getting my garden planted this weekend. Better late than never 🙂

We have to transplant our peonies so if anyone has any tips send them my way.

3.) I have been obsessed with this coffee concoction lately. It was inspired by the new chocolate cold foam cold brew at Starbucks but I like my version better. Click here to see how to make it!

4.) Did you guys see the dress that I recently got from Amazon? I call it my “art teacher chic” look. It’s so comfortable, is loose fitting and has pockets! I’m all about the comfort and coastal grandmother style this summer!

5.) Yesterday on the blog, I shared this week’s Friday Favorites. Click here to see them all!

6.) And introducing Happy Hour Fridays! Come on over to Instagram every Friday evening for Happy Hour to check out the week’s cocktail and come celebrate your week’s wins or just vent. (If you’re not following me on Instagram, click here!) This week’s cocktail was Lilac lemonade with prosecco. Click here for my lilac lemonade recipe and add some prosecco!

Lilac Lemonade with prosecco

And now time to share some of my favorite things I found this week on the interweb.

I’m obsessed with this adorable DIY denim and lace flag from Cindy at DIY Beautify.

Nesting dIY denim and lace flag

This idea from my friend Addy from Two Little Taylors is the sweetest for your kids for the end of the school year. I literally had tears in my eyes.

Or this one from Dana at House of Goldies.

How delish do these lemon blondies look from Rachelle at My Hubbard Home? Need to make these stat.

Hope your weekend is beautiful and you stay cool!

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2 In Nesting


DIY gorgeous floral decoupage Easter eggs

Nesting on this first Saturday of April.

Here’s what you missed this week on the blog and sharing some of my favorite ideas that I found on the web. Grab a cup of your fave bevvy and curl up.

Remember those beautiful decoupage and floral Easter eggs I made above? Click here for the DIY.

This week I teamed up with some of my friends to share some rainbow inspired foods. I made this amazing Rainbow Sangria that is perfect for your spring brunches and the warm summer months. Be sure to pin the recipe!

Rainbow Sangria

I made this Easy Low Carb Sheet Pan Dinner this week and it was sooooo good. Click to see how I made it. Your family will love it, it’s healthy and easy clean-up.

For all my true crime fans, I started The Girl from Plainville on Hulu this week. If you haven’t started it yet, you have to check it out!

Have you started putting together your Easter baskets? I shared some of my Easter basket ideas earlier this week. Click to see them all here.

Nesting - Easter basket ideas


And now for some inspiration from my friends on the Internet.

I have been following Michele from Vintage Home Designs for awhile. I absolutely love this spring tablescape she put together with Farmer’s Market Finds. If you’re not into the traditional bunnies and chicks, this is for you.

This Drunk Bunny Cocktail will be in my hand on Easter. Go check out the recipe from the girls at Spaceships and Laserbeams.

I love this Easter egg snack idea from the Mama Notes. If you have little one’s, she is a great account to follow!


Coming next week I have a few more Easter and spring inspired DIYs.

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