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

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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

Video: We Know What You're Really Doing at that Airbnb Rental, and It's OK

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A hilarious parody video is calling out what couples really do during their stays in an Airbnb rental: go in a stranger’s apartment and look through their stuff. The people who brought you “Everyone’s Upstairs Neighbor” have done it again. This time they’re tackling the instinctive human trait that is nosiness. “We’re introducing... read more

12 Festive Pieces of July 4th Party Décor

Throw a memorable July 4th party with a red, white and blue palette, and of course some stars and stripes.

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Star Light

Hung on the walls or draped across the table, this star garland adds a sparkly touch to your décor.

SHOP NOW: Glitter star garland, $19, WestElm.com

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8 DIY Fire Pits to Get Your Yard Ready for Summer

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It might not be exactly tropical in your neighborhood yet. But for many of us, it’s finally warm enough to start daydreaming about summer. And that means thinking about getting the yard ready for cookouts, ball games, and gatherings under the stars. If you’re thinking about the changing seasons, think about making your... read more

This One Simple Trick Will Make Your Backyard Look Like Magic

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A backyard with the works—a sound system, a remote-controlled veranda, a deluxe fire pit—can take away that effervescent magic of sitting together outside the house and watching the stars on a warm summer night. While the latest and greatest in backyard additions is nice, we've got an idea for a decor piece that costs next to nothing, and will... read more

Turn a Drop Cloth into a 4th of July Table Cover!

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A large inexpensive drop cloth can set the table for your next summer holiday get together! Embellished with DIY polka dots in various colors and shades of blue, this monogram piece is perfect for your outdoor dinner party or 4th of July BBQ! What You'll Need: 6" x 9" Canvas drop... read more

Why You Need Coverage for Those Big Milestones

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By Melissa Walker For this series called Take It From Me, we asked couples to dish about what they wish they knew before moving in with their partner. Read the rest of the stories here. Mitch Happ, Lincoln, Nebraska Allstate Agent Mitch is married and living with his wife and two... read more

Grilling & BBQ Safety Tips

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Summer is peak season for grilling and outdoor cooking, but also prime time for grill-related accidents, injuries and fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2007 – 2011 there were 8,800 grill fires annually. 82% of those fires were started by gas grills, resulting in 140 injuries, 10 deaths... read more

The Best Summer Hostess Gifts

Whether it’s your great-aunt’s beach house, or your college buddy’s summer share, don’t show up empty-handed. Here are our favorite hostess gifts that are sure to get you invited back.

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Pot Luck

If your host is an avid gardener, some new pots would be a thoughtful gift.

SHOP NOW: Ceramic plant pot, $15, HM.com

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