Best of the Nest June Link Party!

June has been a crazy busy month in our house – yours too? But now that school’s out, it’s been heaven to go at a slower pace, enjoying lazy summer days along with my summer favorites (beach, ice cream, BBQs…). And luckily, my daughters have similar ideas about what makes a great summer – they created a 2014 Summer Bucket List that I’m more than happy to help them check off:

So what’s been going on this month at your house? Any fun DIYs, recipes, or other projects to share? Now’s the time to show us what you’ve been up to by linking up to Best of the Nest! 

As usual, Pam, Lisa, Jennifer, and I will get the party started by sharing the best projects from our nests:

Kris @ Driven by Décor
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My favorite event of the month was the end of the school year (yay!) and my favorite project goes right along with it – my daughters and I made watermelon slice Rice Krispies treats as part of their end of the year teacher gifts. So quick and easy to make and delish to eat that they’ve already become my go-to dessert for summer barbecues – see how to make them {here}.

Pam @ Simple Details
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Pam is always full of great budget-friendly DIY ideas so it’s no surprise that her nephew and fiancé enlisted her help in putting together the decor for their wedding and reception. From the IKEA lanterns lining the aisle to the watercolor table numbers and adorable party favors, Pam worked her magic once again. Check out the rest of the pics from this beautiful wedding {here}.

Lisa @ Shine your Light 

Are you looking for the perfect summer drink to sip poolside over July 4th weekend? Look no further – Lisa shares her recipe for red, white, and blue sangria {here}. I’ve already added the ingredients to my weekend grocery shopping list :)

Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles
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Jennifer started a great new guest post series called My Favorite 5 where some of her favorite bloggers share their five favorite projects. The series kicks off with our own fabulous Pam {here} where you’ll also find links to Jennifer’s other guest bloggers this month. There’s some serious eye candy to check out! 
So now it’s your turn to show us the best from your nest – whether it’s a DIY project, a room makeover, a craft, or a fabulous new recipe, if it’s your favorite thing you’ve done around your nest this June, we want to see it! And when you link up on one of our blogs, your link will show up on all four of them.

Not a blogger? You can still join in the fun! Enter through Instagram by using the hashtag #bestofthenestparty and tagging at least one of the link party hosts:
Kris (@drivenbydecor)
Pam (@pamsimpledetails)
Lisa (@lisa_shineyourlight)
Jennifer (@jenniferdimplesandtangles)
or upload your “best of” images to Pinterest and link back to them using the linky tool (tutorial {here}).

And just a few reminders:
  • Link to your specific post, not your home page
  • Only one link per person to your best work of this month (June ’14)
  • Spread some comment love! Visit and comment on at least two other links in the party
  • If you’re linking up from a blog, link back to the Best of the Nest with a text link or button link:
  • Be sure to stop back by next Friday when Lisa, Pam, Jennifer, and I will each feature some of our favorite links from the party! For those linking from blogs, only posts that have a link back to Best of the Nest will be considered.

The link party closes on Tuesday (7/1) at midnight. Hope that you’ll join in the party! Have a great weekend!


  1. says

    Hello Kris,

    First, thanks so much for hosting. Your blog and monthly party are a constant source of inspiration.

    Bucket lists are so great! Gives us something to look forward to and reminds us to make time for memories.

    Have a wonderful weekend and …

    enjoy your day.


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