Notes From the Nest

by | From the Nest, Home

Well, this past week definitely flew by in a flash!  Why is it that the closer we get to the start of school, the weeks roll by even more quickly?  Only 3 weeks to go and while we love our school and I love teaching, I’m just not quite ready yet.  Anyone out there in the same boat?!

It has been a great week though, despite the crazy hot weather!

Random Notes from our Nest


  1. The most exciting thing around our nest this week is that our oldest, Payton, is in Honduras with a team from her youth group.  They are working with local missionaries.  Even though we miss her, we couldn’t be more proud of her desire to spend a week of her summer sharing the Good News.  She is having a great time and I know her heart and mind will never be quite the same again.  However, we can’t wait for her to come home this week too!
  2. I have been on an organizing frenzy.  I got a new label maker…enough said.  Hahahaha!
  3. The pressure is definitely on for the start of school so I am tackling my summer projects with fierce intensity.  This week, I got the kids’ rooms cleaned and reorganized, worked on a plan for a new drop zone for backpacks, etc., did labeling and reorganizing in the kitchen and pantry, added some containers and reorganized in both the master bath and kids’ bath, and cleaned out some decor to sell!  Whew!
  4. We’ve had a lot of fun, too, with friend sleepovers, playdates, bowling, family dinners, movies, and pool time!
  5. Addy had what will hopefully be her last oral surgery, so she is a little sore, but doesn’t mind all the pasta and smoothies!

Around the blog this week:

Over on the blog, I added to my Simple Decor Series with a highly requested tutorial, tips, and ideas for shelf styling.  Shelves can sometimes feel a bit tricky, so hopefully this gives you some fresh inspiration!

Around the ‘gram this week:

I had you all vote on one day for either a coastal tablescape or a 5-minute summer centerpiece.  Should I be surprised that in these busy summer weeks that the centerpiece won?!  

Over on my storefront, you can purchase every item I used to create this quick and easy table centerpiece!  Easily change it seasonally by just swapping out the shells.  Maybe mini pumpkin filler when late August or September rolls around?!

I also shared a fun styling video of my dining room shelves!  Even though summer is flying by and you’ve probably already sorted out your summer shelf decor, hopefully you can use some tips and inspiration from this whenever you get ready for a refresh!

Around my storefront this week:

It’s been a busy week around the storefront and rightfully so!  The great sales didn’t stop when Prime Days ended, that’s for sure.  I’ve scored several great deals this week and even tucked back some birthday and Christmas gifts on 50% and higher discounts!  Woohoo!

I started a new shopping list on my storefront called “Favorite Daily Deals”.  Every day, I search for some of the lesser-known deals around Amazon, including things I love for my own home, and add them to this list.  You can check it daily for all of my favorites.  Also, I share it in my Instagram stories so you can conveniently head straight to the deals list each day there too!

Here are some of the top sellers this week:

  1. These drawer dividers are adjustable and WONDERFUL!  Plus, they have organizers within the dividers that you can adjust.  I’m adding these to my kids’ dresser drawers.  They were 50% off this week!
  2. These apothecary jars are just gorgeous and can be used in so many ways!  Of course, I love the vintage style!
  3. I’m so excited for THESE refrigerator stackable drawers.  It’s going to be so convenient for back to school snacks!
  4. My favorite flameless pillar candles have a coupon!!!
  5. THIS scalloped rug is always a favorite!  Plus, there are more jute rugs on clearance on THIS shopping list too!

Coming up soon from around our nest:

  1. Christmas in July is happening this week!  Be prepared for good tidings and an imaginary break in the summer weather on Tuesday!!!
  2. I’m headed to the Haven Conference in Atlanta!  I am over the moon to be a mentor there again this year.  It is always a great time of connection with other creators as well as learning new things that I can do to help make the Robyn’s French Nest spaces better for YOU!
  3. Robb and I leave from Atlanta to head off on the World’s Longest Yard Sale!  That won’t really kick up until next Monday, but stay tuned.  I’ll take you along because we always have SO MUCH FUN!!!

Inspiration from around the nest this week:

Check out this gorgeous inspiration, styling, decor, tips, and ideas I’m enjoying this week!

How to Refinish a Vintage Church Pew

Okay, this DIY from Renae over at Peacock Ridge Farm turned out so beautifully.  Since Christmas in July is coming up, can you not just see this decorated for the holidays too?  Check out Renae’s tips and DIY ideas over on THIS post!

Tips and Ideas for Antique Garden Decor

Shiplap and Shells is sharing something near and dear to my heart this week…vintage!  Her gardens are always so gorgeous.  However, even if you don’t have amazing floral gardens like Kim, you can use her tips and ideas to add charm to any outdoor space!  Check it out HERE!

How to Make Refreshing Sweet, Peach Iced Tea

Ahhhh!  Is there anything better on a hot summer day than a glass of iced tea?  Well, maybe if it has peaches!  This easy recipe from Heidi at Eleanor Rose Home looks DELICIOUS!  Get it HERE!

It’s going to be a full and busy week around our nest with so many fun things happening!  Stay tuned over in Instagram stories to go along with me.  As always, I’ll share the highlights in my “Notes From Our Nest” next Sunday!

Thanks for joining me and I hope you have an amazing week!

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