The 3 F's to Entertaining
By: Megan Nelson, Owner + Designer, Nest with the Nelsons
Entertaining. I know some people love it and others dread it. I happen to be one of those who genuinely enjoys entertaining. But, let’s not forget the countless hours that go into planning, meal prepping, cleaning, organizing, and inviting that it requires to pull off a truly successful event.
When was the last time you hosted an event for friends or family at your home? Maybe it was last week or last year. Either way, there’s a good chance that there could be some minor tweaks you make to have the best event ever. So, refresh your coffee, cozy in, and take the design tips to heart as you prepare to host for the holidays ahead. Enjoy!Read more...
Our Best Tips to Make your Home Holiday Hosting Ready
By: Alicia Hall, Strategic Communications Intern for Nest with the Nelsons
When you have a beautiful home, love hosting, and prioritize time and space for others that bring you joy, ideas to keep your place in topnotch shape are calling your name! Keeping your house ready for guests shouldn’t be a daunting task, so consider preparing for the days and tasks leading up to your next house party. Pre-preparation can call for smooth planning and a stress-free social event overall. If you prefer winging preparations the day of and rarely stress about it, that’s great! However, this article is for my folks who find it handy to have some pre-party planning tips, and are looking for hacks when hosting a social event for the first time!Read more...
Stay inside, stay warm + read this!
It's cold and snowing here in Omaha, Nebraska, where Nest with the Nelsons is headquartered. I hope wherever you are that you're having a great start to the week!
Since winter is giving us a preview today with the cold, snow, and moody blue skies, I figured this was the PERFECT opportunity to share my Christmas decor preview. We had so much fun decorating this year -- with some decor we've had for years, and some new pieces, too. To help you get in the Christmas decorating mood, we've sourced some must-have decor to help get your theme going for the holidays. So, stay inside, stay warm + read this!Read more...
Handpicked Holiday Table Decor Must-Haves
It’s official: the holiday season has begun! The menu has been set, but what about the table? While this is meant to be a time of relaxation and quality time with the family, it often ends up being one big stress-fest. No need to fret, though, there are ways around this chaotic time that allows you to enjoy the process and avoid the stress.
I’m here to show you the best way to decorate your home for Turkey Day. There’s nothing quite like pairing a fantastic dinner with decoration that everyone will appreciate. This can be overwhelming, though, and I get that. The kids are running around, football is probably way too loud, and the mashed potatoes are just a tad bit too runny. Been there, done that.
Staging for the Holidays
75 days. We are only 75 days out from Christmas!! Can you believe it? Where in the world has 2021 gone? I know many of you can relate. And, you know if Christmas is only 75 days away, Thanksgiving will be here before we know it.
With these wonderful seasons ahead, we have so much to look forward to. The joy, the time with family, the delicious meals, and plenty of time to celebrate. But often times these seasons come with plenty of stressors, too. Too much to do, and too little time. Preparing meals, cleaning … all the cleaning. Gift buying. Deadlines, and wrapping up end of year projects. Not to mention hosting family and friends.Read more...