Dani Martinson

Dani is the community coordinator for TheNest.com. This Midwest native turned big city girl is obsessed with cookies, cupcakes and cuddly little kittens. When she's not posting on the message boards or social media, you can find her running in Riverside Park and exploring the sites of New York City. Follow her on Twitter: @danimarty

Brad Pitt to Launch Art Deco Furniture Collection

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Oscar-nominated actor Brad Pitt is adding yet another job title to his resume: furniture designer. The longtime design enthusiast--who launched the Make It Right foundation in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to help provide affected residents with affordable (and stylish) housing--collaborated with New Jersey designer Frank Pollaro to create the inventive collection. Expect to see a dozen pricey items, including... read more

Weekly Obsession: Apple Cider Sangria

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What to do with all those leftover apples from your trip to the orchard last weekend? Mix up a fun drink. We love the apple cider sangria recipe from the blog How Sweet It Is; it offers an autumnal twist on the read more

Instagram Challenge: Show Us Your Favorite Fall Festivites

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Time to get your shutterbug on. We'd love to see all the fun ways you're enjoying this beautiful season (from apple picking to pumpkin decorating--you name it!). Post a picture to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #fallfestivities and your photo may be featured on TheNest.com. Don't wait, start snapping away... read more

Kristen and Rob Back On: PR Stunt or Legit?

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Twihards, rejoice? Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were spotted out together this weekend for the first time since their split this summer following Stewart's public affair with Rupert Sanders, the married director of Snow White and the Huntsman. Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that Stewart... read more

Ole! It’s National Taco Day!

National Taco Day
It might seem like we're making up these foodie holidays every week (we're not, we promise!), but give us a reason to celebrate and you don't have to twist our arm. In our opinion, every day is a good day to indulge in a delicious little tortilla pocket full of meat,... read more

Nestie Tip of the Week: Grocery Shopping

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Do you feel like you and your partner are spending way too much money on groceries every month? While food is undoubtedly one of the most important items within your monthly budget, it ranks as one of the most expensive. Luckily, there are a few good ways that... read more

Nestie Rant of the Week: Chores

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There’s been a whole lot of talk about the unavoidable over on The Nest community boards. Bills, arguments, the inevitable end of summer -- you name it, and chances are readers are not looking forward to it. Perhaps the most common dread-worthy task is -- you guessed it -- read more

Live Chat with Sleep Experts (And Giveaways, Too!)

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Are you struggling to get a good night's sleep? Does counting sheep just not cut it? There are few things more refreshing than catching some quality shut eye. Unfortunately, undisturbed sleep can be hard to come by -- which is why we're bringing in the... read more

Nestie Tip of the Week: Feeling the Pressure to Have Kids?

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First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in the...wait a second. Not every couple is ready for diaper duty right after they say "I do." But that doesn't stop your parents and in-laws from asking the infamous question: "So, when are you going to give us read more

Celebrate National Rum Day With Dessert!

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In case you haven't heard, today is National Rum Day! While the obvious choice to celebrate the holiday might be with a cocktail (Mai Tai anyone?), we suggest that you pair your tropical drink with these pint-sized treats. We found this easy strawberry rum mini-pie recipe on Pinterest... read more