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Nesting living room update

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Welcome to Nesting, where I share what’s been happening on the blog, and share some of my favorite things from the week! So grab a cup of coffee or whatever warm bevvy you prefer and curl up!

If I’m being honest, these last 2 weeks have been a blur.  I am grateful for a free weekend with some time to collect my thoughts and be inspired. Because Easter is 2 weeks away and I’ve got a few more cute ideas up my sleeve!

My sister and brother in law came home last weekend. It was so good to see them and my sister’s growing bump. We are in full baby shower planning mode and I can’t wait to show you the details!

Nesting pregnancy baby shower ideas


I recently gave our bedroom a little spring refresh and it was just what my soul needed. Nothing feels as good as fresh, clean sheets am I right? I got these blue and white sheets from Target and I just love the palette for spring. I’m linking them here.

spring bedroom refresh with blue and white bedding from Target coastal bedroom

We also did a little updating in our living room. We desperately needed a new couch as ours had seen better days between a dog and 2 boys. We also added a few battery operated sconces (linking them here) and I am obsessed with how it transforms the room and I love the soft glow it adds in the early morning or evenings. They were easy to install too. Well Rick did it but it looked pretty easy 🙂


Nesting living room update with new couch and battery operated sconces

Earlier this month, I announced that a few friends and I are going to be getting together every month to share some inspiration for your home. This month’s theme was Easter and I shared how to make this adorable Easter door basket with these DIY faux carrots.

Isn’t he so cute? Click here for my DIY and to see everyone’s Easter decor ideas!

An adorable Easter door basket


And with Easter on it’s way, I rounded up some of my favorite ideas for those Easter baskets. There’s lots of non-candy options for babies all the way up to teens. Click here for all of my Easter basket ideas.

Easter Basket Ideas for Babies-Teens

Some of my favorite finds from the past few weeks:

These jeans are my holy grail! The perfect amount of support and stretch!

This new ultra hydrating serum has been a game changer for my skin. I use day and night! Use my code Ourtinynest at checkout to save on your Tula purchase!

I found the perfect cognac spring flat!


Here is this week’s meal plan:

Monday – Spaghetti squash bowls with turkey bolognese (pasta for the boys)

Tuesday – Walking tacos

Wednesday – Grilled steak with my roasted potato arugula salad.

Thursday – Cream of asparagus soup and tuna melts

Friday – Pizza night

Saturday – out

Sunday – Spring lasagna primavera


Now here are some of my favorite things I found on the web this week:

My friend Jen from Cottage on Bunker Hill shows you how to make your own edible arrangement. This is perfect for the Easter or Mother’s Day table!

There’s talks Netflix is making one  of my favorite books into a movie and I couldn’t have picked a better cast. Click here to see.

The Perfect couple

The lazy lawn trend for this year. It’s low maintenance, better for the environment and honestly I think this is something Rick can get behind too 🙂

I have always been very open about my struggles with anxiety and the past few weeks have been hard. Sharing this worksheet I found to help talk yourself out of intrusive thought patterns. I hope it’s helpful to those of you <3

These Easter bunny cinnamon rolls are perfect for your Easter breakfast while the kids hunt for eggs.

Easter Bunny Cinnamon Rolls - Midwest Life and Style Blog

I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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6 In Nesting


Nesting Novel Biblio Brew

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Welcome to Nesting, where I recap my week on the blog, and share some of my favorite things from the week! So grab a cup of coffee or whatever warm bevvy you prefer and curl up!

Happy Daylight Savings! Here is your reminder that today we spring ahead (and lose an hour of sleep). May your coffee be extra strong!

Speaking of coffee, yesterday I got to check out the cutest little coffee shop and bookstore that just opened. If you are local, it’s called Novel Biblio Brew. I actually went to high school with the owner Sara and she has done a beautiful job creating such a cozy space. I hope you will go check it out!

There were some gorgeous versions of some of my most beloved classics, including The Secret Garden and Beauty and the Beast.

Novel Biblio Brew

Tonight is the Oscar’s! So be sure to come swing by my IG stories for a recap of the best and worst red carpet looks!

Here’s what’s been happening lately on the blog:

9 ideas for St. Patrick's Day

Amazon dresses for spring

If you missed it, I had the opportunity to be a guest on my friend Lynn from Living Large in A Small House’s Podcast. Click here to listen to the full episode. We chat about how I got my start blogging, owning chickens, gardening and more!

living large in a small house podcast


Just as a reminder: Our winter reading challenge ends March 19th!!! So be sure that you have all your story templates uploaded and shared on Instagram to get credit!! (Click here if you need a refresher on how to enter and for the template.)


Some of my favorite Amazon finds from this week:

This couch cover. To protect our new couch from the children (human and fur).

This cardigan was the top seller of the week!

I just got these battery operated sconces and can’t wait to show you when they’re up!

Click here to follow my Amazon Storefront where you can always see all my recent finds 🙂


This Week’s  Meal Plan

Monday – This peanut pasta from my friend Claire Wiley is one of my fave recipes!

Tuesday – White Chicken Chili

Wednesday – Bruschetta chicken with tossed salad

Thursday – Reubens and my Reuben Salad for me!

Friday – Out St Patrick’s Day Party

Saturday – Family dinner at mom & dad’s

Sunday – Ina’s perfect roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables


Here are some of my favorite things I found on the web this week

Have you heard of the latest trend? They’re calling it “Coastal Cowgirl”.

COASTAL COWGIRL – My Rebellious Roses Boutique

These 5 habits of the happiest women.

These Easter chick pears by Paint Me Pink

All of these spring wreath ideas.

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Stay tuned next week for a special announcement and the cutest Easter DIY!

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4 In Nesting



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Welcome to Nesting, where I recap my week on the blog, and share some of my favorite things from the week! So grab a cup of coffee or whatever warm bevvy you prefer and curl up!

Who else feels like this has been the longest winter ever? If you feel like you’ve been in the trenches this month, I am right there with you. Wednesday is the first of March and I’m looking forward to a fresh month, one that brings renewal, spring and celebrates women. Let’s do this!

On my bucket list for March-

  • Exercise 3-4 days/week. I just got a Peloton and am ready to start this week!
  • Drink more water including start each day with a warm glass of lemon water.
  • Make plans for this year’s garden and outdoor space.
  • Make appt for pap smear!!!
  • Support upcoming female entrepreneurs and order girl scout cookies 🙂
  • Make a girl power playlist
  • Refresh spring wardrobe staples
  • Refresh spring bedding (I’ll show you my inspiration below).
  • Get out for at least 1 date night.
  • St Patrick’s Day – bake Irish soda bread and eat a reuben!
  • Make a wreath for spring
blue and white coastal spring bedroom

Inspiration from The Decor Diet

Carressa Linen 600 Thread Count 100% Egyptian Cotton Printed Sheets, Floral Blue Design Queen Printed Sheets Set, Long Staple Cotton, Sateen Weave for Soft Sheets, Fits Mattress Upto 16&#39;&#39; DEEP Pocket

What I’ve been watching and reading

Have you been watching the Murdaugh trial? I am obsessed with the case. There’s a new documentary on Netflix that will catch you up to speed if you’re not familiar with it.

I also started watching “Only Murders In The Building”, I don’t know what took me so long. It’s cute. I have loved Steve Martin and Martin Short since I first saw Father of the Bride.

On my Kindle is The Housemaid’s Secret and I am almost done! If you like a twisty, suspenseful book, then read this one!

14 books to read in 2023 the housemaid's secret

Here’s what we talked about this week:

nesting reading on the weekend

This week’s menu

Sunday – pulled pork with cole slaw and air fryer sweet potato wedges

Monday – white bean sundried tomato gnocchi

Tuesday – pulled pork tacos

Wednesday – sheet pan honey mustard pretzel chicken tenders with roasted veggies

Thursday – Crispy sesame salmon bowls

Friday – pizza night

Saturday – Lasagna


Here are some of my favorite things around the web this week:

Can we talk about how gorgeous this greenhouse is? This would be a dream.

These are the best nail polish colors for spring

spring nail polish color samoan sand spring nail polish crawfishin for a compliment spring nail polish essie fiji

This pretty bread for St. Patrick’s Day.

St Patrick's Day bread

These air dried carrots from Michele at Thistle Key Lane


I hope you all have a wonderful week! Coming up I’ve got some St. Patrick’s Day ideas and starting with some inspiration for Easter.

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4 In Nesting


Nesting red velvet waffles



Welcome to Nesting, where I recap my week on the blog, and share some of my favorite things from the week! So grab a cup of coffee or whatever warm bevvy you prefer and curl up!

How amazing do those red velvet waffles look? Perfect for your Sunday morning breakfast or for Vday breakfast in bed for your sweetie!

It’s Super Bowl Sunday!!! Are you rooting for the Eagles or the Chiefs? Or if you’re like me, you’re just here for the food, commercials and the halftime show! (Also I still think that no halftime show will ever compare to the Nsync, Britney Spears one circa de 2001).

Oh my gosh we got these new pillows and I slept amazing last night! Felt like sleeping on a cloud!

Do you have plans for Galentine’s or Valentine’s Day? I’m helping out at Dude Man’s Valentine’s Party at school and then we will hang out as a family. I usually do a fun fondue night with all the fixings and then once the kids go to bed Rick and I will try to stay up for a drink together.

Season 4 of “You” came out this week on Netflix? Did you already finish Part 1? Part 2 comes out March 9th!

Blushing rose fizz cocktail/mocktail

Ok here’s what’s been happening lately on the blog:

Romantic Valentine's Day simmer pot with roses and grapefruit

This Free People dupe loungewear was your top seller of the week!!! I’m linking it here!

You can check out my Amazon Storefront for all of my favorite things and links that I share. I’m always adding to it and updating it.  And when you shop my storefront, I do make a small commission. I am always grateful as it helps keep this corner of the web afloat!!!


This week’s meal plan:

MondayChicken & Wild Rice (from Peacock Ridge Farm) with green beans

Tuesday – Valentine’s Day fondue

Wednesday – Paninis and soup

Thursday – Greek turkey meatball bowls

Friday – pizza night!

Saturday – Creamy sausage pasta

Sunday – Pot roast with veggies

And now here are some of my favorites from my friends this week –

Wooden cabinets in the kitchen are making a comeback and I am here for it!!!

Farmhouse Sink In Kitchen with Wood and Painted Cabinets


This homemade chex mix is perfect for Game Day tonight!!!

How cute are these bunnies? My friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style shared her DIY pottery barn dupe.

DIY Pottery Barn Easter Bunny Statue Dupe - Midwest Life and Style Blog

These seed paper Valentine’s are such a sweet, sustainable option!!!


I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!!!!


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