Summertime is for Celebrating

Summertime is for Celebrating! 
 
Don't you agree? The summer is also the perfect opportunity to enjoy a refreshing beverage outside, a wonderful time to soak up some sun by the pool, and one of the best times to make your home work harder for you. 
 
At Nest with the Nelsons our mission is just that. To make your home work harder, more effectively, and to be more beautifully you. We help you create the healthy home of your dreams by providing design recommendations to enhance your home—all based on your budget.
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Most Popular Reads of 2021

Most Popular Reads of 2021
We’re nearly halfway through 2021 already! How did that even happen?

To pay tribute to the year we’ve had so far, and look forward to the fun that summer has in store, Nest with the Nelsons is featuring our top blog content of the year.
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Before + After: Powder Room Edition

Before + After: Powder Room Edition

I’m beyond excited to share our powder room makeover. It was such a fun project, and one that we’ve dreamed of tackling for years now.

Welp, we finally made the plunge and jumped into the renovations … and the results were even more fun, inspired, and decadent than we imagined.
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We’re not realtors, but we could help sell your home

We’re not realtors, but we could help sell your home

If you’re in the Omaha area, you’ve likely heard that it’s a seller’s market. There are far more people looking to buy homes in the area than there are homes available. And let’s be real, this is not exclusive to Omaha—it’s happening all over the U.S.
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Healthy You, Healthy Home


Healthy You, Healthy Home
Have you ever heard the expression: you can’t be fully healthy without a healthy home?
 
Probably not … since I just made it up right now.
 
But, I firmly believe it. You can’t achieve a true, healthy lifestyle without first looking inward at your daily routines, and your home.
 
What’s lurking under your kitchen sink, which products you clean your home with, and what you put in and on your body are all important.
 
And I’m sure you’re like me, a few years back, I had NO idea all of the junk, yuck, and nasty chemicals that were hiding in our kitchen cabinets.
 
Do you?
 
Don’t fret! I certainly don’t want to add yet another item to your ever-growing laundry list of things to do around the house.
 
But, as always, I’m here to serve. Let’s fast-forward and I’ll provide you my best tips of where to start looking for these pesky products in your own home.
 
The Scariest Areas of your Home
Check here first. These are a few of the scariest areas of your home where chemicals can so easily be disguised as something “healthy, green, safe, and non-toxic.”
 
Under the Kitchen Sink
YIKES! This can be an overwhelming area of your home in general, but to start thinking through the harmful chemicals that may be hiding—double scary. Simplify things with this one cleaner that is natural, safe, and effective. We use this ONE, yes ONE, cleaner to provide a masterful clean for our entire home. Could you say this is the answer to all of your problems? If you’re a mom—YES, I think that’s fair.
 
Laundry Room
This can be another super toxic area of your home. And who knew, the scents of detergent and fabric softeners are so pleasant. But, that’s just the issue! The chemicals are disguised under those “fresh scents.” And, they are incredibly harmful to us, and our overall health. We use this instead. It’s WAY cheaper, it’s crazy effective, and removes stains every single time.
 
Bathroom
Oh the bathroom! This is a space in our homes that should be a sanctuary, a retreat, and a place where we can have the best start to our day. Instead, many of us are bogged down by the chemical burden that completely consumes our beauty products, deodorant, fragrances, and toothpaste. News flash, every single one of these products that you can pick up from the store are chocked FULL of chemicals. Explore these safe alternatives that have transformed our health and our home instead.

Feeling a bit stressed after learning what is really hiding in your home? 
Strike a yoga pose (or 5) with our resident yoga expert herself, Amy Kaspar, of Country Road 5280. She’s got great tips to create a mindful, relaxed space while practicing proper yoga poses. 
 
Now that you’re refocused and recharged, let’s tackle your home together! I’d love to work with you to create the healthy home of your dreams.
 
Hit me up, and we can schedule a time to chat about making your goals of a healthy home a reality.
 
 
Love, Joy + Oils Always,
Megan Nelson, Owner + Founder
Oil Up Omaha 
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