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2023-03-27 12:29
Good Morning! You know that song “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down”? Well, I’m the complete opposite! I always look forward to Mondays because it is my weekly chan… Read More
2023-03-24 00:04
This week, we continue our Companion Planting series with something extra sweet—Strawberry Companion Plants! If you haven’t yet, check out the introduction to this insightful ser… Read More
2023-03-20 12:00
Good Morning! Have you ever looked forward to doing something so much and then, when you are smack in the middle of it, wonder, ‘Oh geez, what have I done?’ I may be having one o… Read More
2023-03-19 23:23
This simple date cake recipe creates a cake that is moist and flavorful. The addition of cardamom gives the cake a slightly lemony, slightly spicy flavor that perfectly complements the caram… Read More
Companion Planting Chart + Guide
2023-03-15 18:30
In this post, we dive into companion planting, what it is, and why you want to incorporate this strategy into your garden plans this year. Make sure you download and print the Companion Plan… Read More
News From The Nest, March 13
2023-03-13 12:11
Why, hello! Remember last week when I had been basking in the gloriously, unseasonably warm weather, getting dirt under my nails and reveling in my time in the garden? SCREEEEEEEECH. I knew… Read More
News From The Nest, March 6
2023-03-06 12:28
Ready or not, welcome to March! Seems like just yesterday was New Year’s Eve. March is a tomboy with tousled hair, a mischievous smile, mud on her shoes and a laugh in her voice. Hal B… Read More
Elote Dip Recipe
2023-03-05 17:58
This Elote Dip is a lighter version of many Mexican Corn Dip recipes as it is heavier on the fresh corn and lighter on the binders (the cream cheese and sour cream). I don’t want an ap… Read More
News From The Nest, February 27
2023-02-27 13:36
Good Morning! I hope you are coming off a lovely weekend! It was both a busy and recuperative weekend for me. We enjoyed such gorgeous, sunny, and warm weather for most of last week, and I f… Read More
Carrot Bread Recipe
2023-02-27 01:17
This simple carrot bread recipe is similar to carrot cake but a little healthier with less sugar. But you’ll never miss the sugar in this moist and flavorful quick bread. Don’t m… Read More
News From The Nest, February 20
2023-02-20 12:27
Happy President’s Day in the United States! February 20th is a busy and curious day in the ‘National Days of…’ calendar. As I mentioned, it is President’s Day… Read More
Goat Milk Soap Recipe: Quick And Easy
2023-02-19 20:35
This easy goat milk soap recipe uses a melt-and-pour goat milk soap base, shea butter, and essential oils. This is an excellent recipe for first-time soap making. I have wanted to make handm… Read More
Layered Taco Dip
2023-02-18 19:04
A universally enjoyed and easily made appetizer, this layered taco dip recipe can be prepared ahead of time for easy entertaining. Made with refried beans, canned chiles, cream cheese, taco… Read More
News From The Nest, February 13
2023-02-13 12:48
PARDON OUR MESS! There may be a few wonky elements of this post as we transition to our NEW & IMPROVED Nourish + Nestle. We are ACTIVELY under renovation, and I’m so excited to rol… Read More
News From The Nest, February 6
2023-02-06 12:58
Hi-dee-ho, digital neighbor! I sincerely hope your day and week are off to a good start! And welcome to those of you who have recently just joined us from Simplify Daily! You’ll find t… Read More
News From The Nest, January 30
2023-01-30 13:43
Good Morning all! It is a bit of a rainy Monday here in southeast North Carolina and I’m here for it. I really don’t have to go anywhere today, well…maybe I don’t. I… Read More
Mental Clutter – Declutter Your Mind
2023-01-29 20:47
This is the last post of the seven-post 2023 Declutter Challenge. We’ve spent the past six weeks assessing and tidying the physical clutter in our homes. This final addition to the ser… Read More
Fire Roasted Tomatoes – Oven Or Grill
2023-01-25 22:09
Fire Roasted Tomatoes add richness and a touch of sweetness to any recipe they are added. You can easily prepare them at home, either on the grill or in the oven. You can swap out these fire… Read More
New From The Nest, January 23
2023-01-23 13:31
Good Morning! We enjoyed a lovely cold and rainy Sunday yesterday. It was just miserable outside, which made it all the cozier inside. I do love a rainy day! 🥰🥰🥰……Read More
Insalata Mista Recipe
2023-01-23 00:37
This recipe for an easy insalata mista is perfect for every night, but especially with grilled meat, pasta, or soup. I also share what I learned about olive oil while visiting an olive oil p… Read More
Seed Stitch Knitting Pattern For Beginners
2023-01-19 21:32
The seed stitch is one of the most simple knitting stitch patterns and involves alternating knit and purl stitches on the same row. It creates a lovely reversible fabric that doesn’t r… Read More
News From The Nest, January 16
2023-01-16 13:38
Good Morning, friends. It seems Monday has rolled around again! I enjoyed a relatively chill weekend. Terry had to make a quick road trip which allowed me to indulge in, in his words, a &lsq&hell…Read More
Tuscan White Bean Soup
2023-01-13 08:56
This Tuscan White Bean Soup can be made in the Slow Cooker or on the Stove Top. The results are equally delicious; it’s just up to you what would make your day easier! Often, the most… Read More
Slow Cooker Pulled Beef
2023-01-11 09:05
Let chuck roast slowly simmer in garlic, onion, Worcestershire, and soy sauce for the day, and you’ll have the best fork-tender, pull-apart beef for sandwiches, enchilada or burrito fi… Read More
Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe
2023-01-11 01:09
Simple ingredients come together easily to make this slightly tangy and slightly sweet homemade barbecue sauce. You can use it to sauce up your pulled beef or pulled pork sandwiches. Slather… Read More
News From The Nest, January 9
2023-01-09 13:28
Happy Day! I hope your morning, day, week, and year are off to a great start! Before I say anything else, I need to say thanks to Mother Nature for making camellias! When the world is Januar… Read More
Crock Pot Pinto Beans
2023-01-09 09:03
These delicious crock pot pinto beans, flavored with onions, jalapeños, garlic and spices, have become a staple in our home because they are effortless to make and very versatile. In… Read More
News From The Nest, January 2
2023-01-02 12:51
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I embrace the promise that a new year holds and all the opportunities I have to be a better version of myself! I want to judge less, embrace more and take better care of my b… Read More
News From The Nest (from NYC), September 19
2022-12-19 14:04
Good Morning from New York City! My husband, daughter, and I are here to see a basketball game in Madison Square Garden, Billy Joel, and just soak up NYC at Christmas. The basketball was gre… Read More
Christmas House Tour, 2022
2022-12-19 01:08
We are opening the doors to our home for a virtual Christmas House Tour. We love decorating for Christmas, getting it all done the weekend after Thanksgiving. Many of our decorations are gif… Read More
Gingerbread Bundt Cake
2022-12-16 17:28
This Gingerbread Bundt Cake is moist and flavorful but not too molasses-heavy. Serve it right out of the oven, dust it with powdered sugar or drizzle the Spiced Bourbon Glaze over it. I have… Read More
News From The Nest, December 12
2022-12-12 14:09
Happiest Monday to you, my friends. Just a little more than one week until my nest (and heart) is full! Terry and I head to NYC this weekend, where we will meet our daughter for a long weeke… Read More
How To Save Money Buying Christmas Gifts
2022-12-12 12:08
Christmas time is busy and costly for us all– no doubt! There is no way to get around the busy part, but the good news is… I have some advice on how to save money by buying Chri… Read More
Spiced Pomegranate Cocktail
2022-12-07 19:25
Pomegranate juice, spiced with ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and cardamom, is paired with vodka and herby/citrusy B & B in this festive Spiced Pomegranate Cocktail. This Merry & Bright S… Read More
Christmas Handmade Gift Tags
2022-12-04 16:23
Print off these free Christmas Handmade Gift Tags to accompany all the beautiful gifts you’ve made for your friends and family. If you’ve been a busy elf making gifts to give thi… Read More
Christmas Knit Gift Tags
2022-12-04 15:02
Print off these free Christmas knit gift tags to accompany all the beautiful knit gifts you’ve made for your friends and family. Whether you’ve knit up some gorgeous Christmas st… Read More
Food Gift Tags For Christmas
2022-12-04 14:00
Use these Food Gift Tags to perfectly finish off the Christmas gifts you’ve baked and cooked for friends, family, and neighbors. I truly love to receive and give food gifts at Christma… Read More
Dog Treat Gift Tags For Christmas
2022-12-04 13:07
Print off these free Christmas dog treat gift tags to accompany the goodies you bake for your four-legged friends. In addition to giving baked gifts to our neighbors and friends, it’s… Read More
News From The Nest, November 28
2022-11-28 12:46
Hello, lovelies! And just like that, the calendar has changed from Fall to Christmas! For my friends in the U.S., hope you’ve recovered from the Turkey/Stuffing/Mashed Potatoes/Pumpkin… Read More
Embroidered Christmas Trees
2022-11-27 16:34
You can make these embroidered Christmas trees as fancy or as simple as you like. I could start and finish one in about 90 minutes with the simple embroidery design I used, but feel free to… Read More
News From The Nest, November 21
2022-11-21 13:28
Good November Morning, my friends! Those of us in the U.S. are in the midst of the sprint toward Thanksgiving this Thursday. I hope that you can find joy in the chaos. So much of the true in… Read More
News From The Nest, November 14
2022-11-14 12:58
“This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before.” Maya Angelou I hope your Monday is off to a FANTASTIC start! 🌞 We are coming off a lovely weekend! For a cou… Read More
News From The Nest, November 7
2022-11-07 13:06
Good Morning, Glories! I believe I’m in the minority of people who actually like to leave Daylight Savings and return to Standard Time, as we did Sunday. I relish the earlier coziness… Read More
Cranberry Apple And Banana Bread
2022-11-06 22:26
This Cranberry Apple and Banana Bread (sometimes called Cranapana Bread) is a very easy-to-make quick bread that incorporates a few seasonal ingredients into a traditional banana bread. This… Read More
Pennsylvania Dutch Chocolate Cookies
2022-11-01 20:30
This Delicious Pennsylvania Dutch Chocolate Christmas Cookie has a hint of cinnamon, a chewy interior, and a crunchy exterior. They are the perfect addition to your Christmas cookie recipe l… Read More
News From The Nest, October 31
2022-10-31 11:52
Happy Halloween, my spooky friends! I saw this on my friend Jen’s Facebook page and immediately and emphatically tapped the ❤. I did a little research on Steve Garnass-Holmes, t… Read More
News From The Nest, October 24
2022-10-24 12:37
A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. James Keller This quote is included in a calendar that a friend gave to me. Do you know how you ‘look’ at something every day b… Read More
Baking Tips For The Best Cookies
2022-10-24 00:16
Take a few minutes to read these baking tips to make the best cookies. You may know some of these handy tips, but there may be a few new ones to help make your baking easier, more efficient… Read More
Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes
2022-10-23 11:38
These Pumpkin Spice Donut holes are a bite-sized taste of fall without the guilt of whole Pumpkin Spice Donuts! And because they are baked, you are looking at about one-third of the calories… Read More
News From The Nest, October 17
2022-10-17 12:04
This caught my eye in the San Diego airport, and I had to snap the picture. I do believe all the scientific evidence that smiling is good for your health by raising serotonin levels and smil… Read More
Baking Soda And Baking Powder
2022-10-16 13:13
Baking soda and baking powder are important chemical leaveners when baking. They serve the same purpose as organic leaveners, like yeast. What’s the difference between the two? How do… Read More
Donut Holes Recipe – Apple & Spice
2022-10-15 00:34
Not only is the batter for this Baked Apple Donut Holes Recipe easy to make, but you can make the batter the night before, so all you have to do is bake these easy breakfast treats in the mo… Read More
News From The Nest, October 10
2022-10-10 12:14
Happy Day, my friends! I hope you are enjoying this beautiful change in the seasons. I would have to say that October and May are my most favorite months; it’s the ‘changing&rsqu&hell…Read More
Homemade Vegetable Broth Recipe
2022-10-09 11:58
Making this Homemade Vegetable Broth Recipe is easy and results in a much more flavorful broth than any store-bought vegetable broth. This post also contains other suggested vegetables for y… Read More
News From The Nest, October 3
2022-10-03 12:29
Happy October, Friends! I hope this finds you enjoying the beginning of a new week. I’m especially sending well wishes and prayers to my friends who are recovering from the destruction… Read More
Cable Knit Hat Pattern
2022-10-03 11:22
This free, cable knit hat pattern has a delightful texture due to its twists and cables. The sewn-on pom finishes it perfectly. I am a sucker for cables, so it was only natural I worked some… Read More
News From The Nest, September 26
2022-09-26 12:34
Happy Monday, friends! I hope your weekend was everything you needed it to be! If you needed your batteries recharged, I hope it was relaxing and recharging. If you needed to get stuff done… Read More
Spiced Madeleines With Optional Maple Glaze
2022-09-21 13:21
These spiced madeleines are special enough for any fancy gathering. But, you could just as easily enjoy them with your cup of tea or coffee any time of the day! Following this detailed madel… Read More
News From The Nest, September 19
2022-09-19 12:07
Good Morning, friends. This is a busy week in the world! Of course, saying goodbye to Queen Elizabeth tops the list. She weathered much, learned from it, and responded with grace and without… Read More
Apple Butter Oatmeal Bars Recipe
2022-09-18 19:39
Tuck into one of these apple butter oatmeal bars for a delicious, spiced taste of fall. Slightly tart apple butter laced with cinnamon, cloves, and allspice is sandwiched between brown sugar… Read More
Sugar-Free Apple Butter Recipe
2022-09-18 12:53
Get all the fall feels with this sugar-free apple butter recipe! Cinnamon, allspice, and cloves flavor this easy and healthy apple butter recipe. This post details how to make this apple but… Read More
News From The Nest, September 14
2022-09-14 11:27
Good Wednesday Morning, my friends. I know you typically hear from me Monday morning, but we were gathered with our family and friends to say our final goodbye to my dad on Monday. My dad&rs&hell…Read More
Ham Stock Recipe
2022-09-13 23:35
Add ham stock to your homemade stock repertoire with this easy recipe. Use leftover ham bone, ham shanks, or ham hocks to flavor your ham stock recipe. No matter when you take a gander in my… Read More
White Bean Soup With Ham And Vegetables
2022-09-10 22:29
This White Bean Soup with Ham and Vegetables is a lighter, brothier version of traditional bean soup recipes. I’ve grown up eating thick and hearty bean soups, which I’ve always… Read More
News From The Nest, September 5
2022-09-05 13:14
Hello, September! I’m happy to have college football 🏉 (does that football look like a cut cantaloupe to you?) back and the slow transition to fall 🍁and cooler weather… Read More
Simmering Fall Potpourri
2022-09-04 21:07
Fill your home with the warming scents of fall with this Simmering Fall Potpourri. This potpourri is also a welcome gift to help friends and neighbors feel the fall! This simmering fall potp… Read More
DIY Macramé Wire Votive Holder
2022-09-04 18:53
Written and illustrated instructions and a video showing how to make a lovely beaded DIY macramé wire votive holder. If you are new to square knots, don’t let that deter you! I… Read More
News From The Nest, August 29
2022-08-29 11:48
Top of the Morning to you! Fun Fact ➡ this saying originated in the British Isles during the Victorian Era and is believed to be connected to the fact that the best part of the milk… Read More
Growing Lavender In Pots
2022-08-29 01:09
We are sharing tips and suggestions for growing lavender in pots. We will discuss varieties of lavender and the best conditions to grow thriving plants. Are you looking for a versatile and f… Read More
News From The Nest, August 22
2022-08-22 03:00
Hello from San Diego! We lived here for a while when I was younger, and my dad was stationed at Point Loma. But I haven’t been back for many years. The weather is unbelievably gorgeous… Read More
News From The Nest, August 15
2022-08-15 11:40
What’s up, buttercup? 💐 How’s it shakin’, bacon?🥓 What’s cookin’, good lookin’? 😉 What’s the deal, banana peel?🍌 Wha… Read More
Shrimp Salsa
2022-08-15 00:51
This shrimp salsa is a breeze to make with common ingredients that combine for a delicious twist on traditional salsa. This fresh salsa is a delightful combination of avocado, tomatoes, lime… Read More
News From The Nest, August 8
2022-08-08 11:28
Happy Day! It is beginning to seem that I need to write a Travel Blog instead of a Home Blog! I am just returned from the most lovely weekend in Tyson’s Corner with our daughter. We wa… Read More
Fall Container Garden Ideas & Tips
2022-08-08 00:12
Use these five Fall Container Garden Ideas & the eight tips for planting successful and thriving container gardens to bring some autumn charm to your landscape. As I’ve mentioned b… Read More
News From The Nest, August 1
2022-08-01 12:53
Well, hello there! I am coming to you from Durham, NC, this morning. We came up yesterday afternoon (a quick two-and-a-half-hour trip) to see Boz Scaggs in concert. This will certainly be a… Read More
New From The Nest, July 25
2022-07-25 11:41
Good Morning from wet and soggy Wilmington, NC. I hate to complain, given the drought and heat suffered by so many of our friends. And I’m not complaining about the rain. But what I am… Read More
Yogurt Plum Cake
2022-07-24 13:39
This easy Yogurt Plum Cake is humble enough for a casual breakfast treat but still fancy enough for company dessert! With yogurt, butter, and fresh plums, this cake has no choice but to be d… Read More
News From The Nest, July 18
2022-07-18 12:37
Good morning, friends! I hope your day is off to a good start! This is the first Monday in a long time that I wasn’t just coming home from travel or preparing for travel. I love to tra… Read More
Gorgonzola Cheese Spread
2022-07-15 20:30
This Chive Gorgonzola Cheese Spread is an easy-to-make appetizer that everyone loves. Necessity is the mother of invention. Plato Several weeks ago, our neighbors stopped by for cocktails be… Read More
News From The Nest, July 11
2022-07-11 11:55
“The best laid schemes of mice and men Go oft awry.” Robert Burns I had every intention of popping in last week for our weekly chat. We were in the mountains of No… Read More
News From The Nest, June 27
2022-06-27 11:25
Good Morning! I sure hope you had a great weekend. We have had a busy week of getting together with friends, family and neighbors and it has been delightful! Of course, we also had plenty of… Read More
Patio Tomatoes: What & How To Grow
2022-06-27 00:24
Patio tomatoes are the ideal option for those who want tomatoes with that fresh from the garden taste but don’t have the room or desire for a full-blown garden. Let’s look a… Read More
News From The Nest, June 20
2022-06-20 11:36
I almost hate to say this out loud as I may jinx it, but I am writing to you this morning with the windows thrown open, enjoying temperatures in the 60s and low humidity. I love living on th… Read More
How To Decorate A Kitchen Hutch
2022-06-16 18:45
Taking the time to curate a stunning and meaningful display on the shelves of your kitchen hutch is a great way to make for a spotlight-stealing exhibit in your home. All too often, a hutch… Read More
News From The Nest, June 12
2022-06-13 11:55
Hello from somewhere between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, NC! We made a quick up and back to attend the Philadelphia Flower Show. Our plan was to take my mom, but mid-week she hurt her k… Read More

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