From the Nest
Happy Sunday and welcome to the very first edition of “From the Nest”!
Every week, I think of so many things I’d like to tell you…but how to fit it all in?!
Starting today, my plan is to share a personal email with you each weekend and just catch you up on our week, share fun things with you, show you some things that are inspiring me, and even give you a peek at what’s coming up!
First of all, today is my birthday!!! What better time to start up these fun emails, right?! We are keeping it low key today; it’s been a busy week!
Random things from around our nest:
- We sent our oldest off to boot camp today for her missions trip. Let’s just say, I’m glad I am NOT joining her this time. Tents, cold showers, and humid Florida summer weather for 3 days isn’t my thing. However, I know she is going to have a blast and most of all, learn and grow. She is so excited for her Honduras trip later this month!
- We had a fun bowling night, even though I am terrible at it. Haha!
- We accomplished a few more things in our new outdoor space, including hanging up my bargain Serena and Lily lights and setting up the new clearance-find fire pit. It’s looking so cozy out there!
- I fed a LOT of pizza rolls, grapes, and chips to a LOT of kiddos this week. I love summer days when my children’s friends are over and the house and pool are full of fun and laughter. It’s just the best!
- I finished cleaning out a bunch of decor and it’s feeling good to be clearing out some spaces. I always have lots of extra decorations…after all, it just goes with the territory of this fun job. However, a brutal declutter feels good too, especially ahead of the busy fall and Christmas seasons.
Around the blog this week:
Over on the blog this week, I’ve had fun sharing some quick and easy patriotic decorating ideas for the 4th of July. Plus, I shared 10 Amazon decorating favorites I’m using in our home right now and some of my all-time favorites in a “birthday list.”
Check them out here!
Around the ‘Gram this week:
I am not posting as much on Instagram through the summer because, well, it’s summer! It’s been really good for me to spend a little less time creating and more time just “being”. However, in case you missed it, there were some fun things there this week too!
I shared a little 4th of July home tour and also some close up views of decor favorites that I am enjoying around our home right now.
You can watch those here:
Around my storefront this week:
Friends!!! Amazon Prime Days are coming soon. However, you don’t have to wait until July 11th to start snatching up some great deals. Over on my storefront, I am updating the Early Prime Day Deals Access list every day. There are some GREAT early deals available. You can check for those updates everyday.
If you’re like me, I can get really overwhelmed with all of the sales. Instead of trying to bite it all off at once on day one of the Prime Days, it’s a lot more fun to space it out with some browsing and shopping each day. Plus, some of the early deals are limited so you’ll want to check those out now.
Here are a few favorite deals I’ve ordered this week or already have and love, in no particular order:
- New sharpies for home and for my classroom – 50% off
- Portable charger for Payton’s missions trip – 23% off
- These awesome shower curtain hooks – 40% off
- My favorite quality storage bags for throw pillows, bedding, etc. are 50% off
- Who else has chargers disappear in the summer?! THESE are 69% off for a pack of 3!
- THIS robot vacuum and mop combo is 72% off; can’t beat it!
Coming up soon From the Nest:
- Happy 4th of July!
- Outdoor inspiration (and clever app to help you design your space!)
- Our summer cooking challenge
- Favorite new kitchen product
- How to decorate a glass dome cloche for summer
So, what do you think? Let me know if you think this “From the Nest” post each week will be helpful and even fun; I hope so because I had fun writing it!
Wishing you an amazing week and a fun and safe 4th of July! I’m off to church, then enjoying some of my favorites with my favorite people today!
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