Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Learn how to whip up America's favorite dessert, made with fresh ruby red strawberries, fluffy whipped cream and flaky, buttery biscuits. This Strawberry Shortcake Recipe is the perfect Summertime dessert! What You'll Need: (Serves 6) For the Biscuits: 2 cups all-purpose flour 5 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1... read more

Fourth of July Cupcakes in a Jar!

What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with festively layered Jar Cupcakes!? What You'll Need: (Serves 8 ) 1 box of white cake mix blue and red food dyes 2 containers of store-bought cake frosting (or homemade) 8, 8 oz. jars July 4th cake decorations (colored sprinkles, flags...) Step 1:... read more

Decorate the Backyard with DIY Oilcloth Pillows

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Oilcloth is the perfect material for outdoor summer pillows. With a waterproof exterior, they are resistant to dirt and fading and easily cleanable. Find oilcloth in a fun variety of colors and patterns sure to add a bright pop to your backyard decor! What You'll Need: 1 yard of oilcloth 1... read more

Instant Expert: Why You Need to Give Wet Rubs a Try

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Since you're now a pro at the dry rub, it's time to talk wet rubs. What it is: It's fairly straight forward. Like a dry rub, a wet rub has a mix of similar herbs and spices, but with one key difference — liquid. Oil, vinegar or even beer can form the base of a... read more

11 Summer Decor Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

These DIY projects will refresh your space for summer without costing a fortune.

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All-White Bed

There’s something so fresh about an all-white bed for summer, and it blends in easily with any decorating scheme.


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Ellen DeGeneres Launches New Lifestyle Collection

TV maven, Ellen DeGeneres, launched a new lifestyle collection on, including apparel, accessories and, of course, home. Although a small collection, DeGeneres' home section includes pillows and throws, table linens, ceramic serving pieces and silver barware--all with a hint of country. While we love the simple blue checks and stripes, our favorite has... read more

How to Create the Most Perfect Closet Ever

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O.K., so you win a closet makeover (or just want your space to look like it’s been made over), we thought it would be best to find out what the experts at CB2 and AYR consider closet essentials. Jac Cameron, C0-Founder and Design Director, and Maggie Winter, Co-Founder and Brand Director spill on what essentials... read more

Don’t Kill Poker Night Once You’re Married, Just Wound it a Little

I live in New York City, which means that roughly one out of every fifty people I know actually has a decent enough sized apartment to fit more than three grown adults in it. Needless to say, poker night in New York can be something of a rarity. I’ve been lucky though; I’ve actually had... read more

WIN! A Super Chic $2000 CB2 x AYR Closet Makeover

We pretty much covet everything that CB2 turns out for our home and the same goes for AYR's super-chic clothing. They've teamed up to give The Nest readers a crazy-good giveaway: $1,000 to shop CB2 and $1,000 for clothing staples from AYR (read: you'll be able to read more

3 Ways to Style an Outdoor Look for Those Gorgeous Summer Nights

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As summer days start drifting away into those summer nights, setting up the perfect outdoor dining arrangement is just as crucial for enjoying those sunsets as the beautiful meals you'll be cooking for them. While you may not have a gorgeous city skyline in your backyard (or maybe you do!), creating that magical twilight-in-the-city... read more
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