Nest Chat Summary July 2012

NestChatCircleBelow you will find the summary of the July #NestChat on Twitter.  It was so much fun and loads of links, tips, and recipes were shared.  We have sorted through the many tweets to leave you will just the main flow of the conversation and, of course, all of the relevant links and pics.  Have a look through the transcript and maybe even follow a few new folks.

If you joined, we thank you so much for being part of the fun.  If not, we hope you will join us next month August 15 at 8pE 7pC. 

#NestChat July 2012

  • @dcoopsd- Love you all! And many smooches to Lola!
  •  @dempsterbeach BTW have U tried Caramel + Sea-salt Gellato? 
  •  Let's not forget to follow everyone. looks like there some great participants here. 
  • @todaysnest- May your star shine brightly til we meet again.
  • @todaysnest- Stay cool, tweople. 
  • @yotouvlo- RT @HYPERLINK "http://twitter.com/stagetecture"stagetecture: We are glad you could join us! :) RT @dempsterbeach@todaysnest my apologies for being way too late! 
  • @BillGoose- RT @RebeccaEParsons: I amhttp://t.co/1aSo7Rzn @todaysnest 
  •  Don't forget to check out all the great stuff coming up at Lola's Nest @todaynest 
  • @todaysnest- Join us again next month. The August chat is 8/15 8pE 7pC. 
  • @yotouvlo- @todaysnest it was great fun. Thanks for inviting me Hope everyone has a great evening. 
  • todaysnest- So Giada didn't show again... but I'll NEVER give up! 
  • @todaysnest- Please check out Ronique's new book- 111 Simple Tips for Your Everyday Home http://t.co/Dhe3Ozj7 You'll love it! 
  • @LaFamigliaM- @todaysnest Thank you! LOVED our! I think it's time for a Jasmine Cocktail!http://t.co/iFjWFfM9 
  •  Q3. Weather doesn't change much on CA coast, but I am making a cotton blanket for next year. http://t.co/J689yMe0
  • @todaysnest- Thank you all so much for being here tonight. And many thanks to our special guest @stagetecture 
  •  @todaysnest Check out my blog, Magnolia Days, http://t.co/CD70kZBb Good food, wine, gardening, & life in the South. 
  •  soon to be DIsh, Dish, Spoon @todaysnest
  • stagetecture- I can't believe the hour is almost over@TodaysNest! Thank you Sam, Jen, and Lola - for having me in your nest! :) 
  • @yotouvlo- thnks @todaysnest for offering up two of my creations website is https://t.co/xDN5tkGx 
  •  I am http://t.co/1aSo7Rzn @todaysnest
  •  @todaysnest TY for the welcome ~ my connection here is w the designers ~ my design is athttp://t.co/MRKeKaCy 
  •  @todaysnest  Country Design Home!http://t.co/opSSSoKZ"://t.co/ http://t.co/opSSSoKZ"opSSSoKZ Lifestyle blog- travel, food, simply casual country style- visit me please
  •  Thanks todays nest....Michael Ryanhttp://t.co/RZupNeXU A bit of a foodie and design on the side to support my habit. 
  • @todaysnest- We will post a summary of the chat on the blog tomorrow. You have 2 hours after the chat ends to submit relevant links, pics, etc. 
  • @stagetecture- Ronique - http://t.co/acOa1G3i & My#111SimpleTips Ebook is at http://t.co/rSeuTYDF. 11 Rooms - 111 simple home ideas :) 
  • @BillGoose-For the cutest little tablewares around, visit@GooseVintage :) 
  • @todaysnest- We are Today's Nest FB http://t.co/rbt90lX2blog http://t.co/3zuk6Z5v YouTube http://t.co/xxM732Hnpinterest http://t.co/cH6QL2VV 
  •  Ice cream....Out the other day here in the city and had cucumber and rosemary. Interesting to say the least.
  •  @todaysnest http://t.co/BoWKT5iD Loved joining in tonight!
  • @todaysnest- We're all about sharing here. Got a blog, site, business to share. Now's your chance to SHOUT IT OUT! 
  • @stagetecture- So glad to have you! Welcome. RT@dempsterbeach: Well Im so late I dont even know what day it is! Hello everyone! 
  • @todaysnest- …and annoucing the winner of our latest#giveaway - hand stamped patio/garden blocks from@yotouvlo@dirtandmartinis 
  •  Well I'm so late I don't even know what day it is! Hello everyone! 
  •  Q2 Making ice cream? Hell yes! Peach or blackberry. Fro yo is good too. 
  •  @todaysnest Sweet! That's awesome! I'm on it! Thank you - looking forward to the next !
  •  Must admit~my summer movie is the real life action going up & down the San Juan Channel ~ watching from my deck :-) @stagetecture 
  • @todaysnest- Our time is slipping fast, but we're not quite done yet. The word of the day is CAPRESE… and the 1st to use it was @LaurenLCarnes 
  •  A8: Got my friday night Dark Knight Rises tickets today! #TDKR #popcorntime
  •  @chicmodern- @IndulgeNdesign Yes I love fried green tomatoes! 
  •  A8: Moonrise Kingdom and Safety Not Guaranteed best 2 movies of the summer #WesAnderson#AbreyPlazaSwoon 
  • @LaFamigliaM- @todaysnest can't wait to see Dark Knight...always wanted to be cat woman! 
  •  @todaysnest it's all about ICEAGE 
  •  A4 I live in an apt. I would change everything if the property manager allowed it... Enter herringbone hardwood floors 
  • @dcoopsd- A8: I'm all about the series this season. Loving Boulevard Empire and Newsroom. .
  • @todaysnest- A8: WILL SEE Dark Knight. How about Savages? Heard great stuff. 
  • @chicmodern- A8 I need some suggestions for some action movies— I haven't been to the movies in a while 
  •  A8. The last movie I saw at the theater was Snow White & I enjoyed it. Not sure of next one to see. 
  •  A8 Haven't seen any yet, plan on going to see Dark Knight Rises soon! 
  • @stagetecture- Q8: Movies.. all of mine have been kiddie movies.. Brave, Madagascar... heard Spider Man is great! Anyone seen? Ice Age beat it.. 
  •  Side Note: won 'Olympic' award 4 design of signage for Atlanta Olympics @stagetecture @todaysnest 
  •  A5 nothing but I steal green tomatoes from my parent's garden lol #friedgreentomatoes 
  • @todaysnest- Q8: Summer means movies… what blockbuster have you seen/loved? What can't you wait to see? 
  • @chicmodern- A7 gymnastics, track&field & basketball for sure
  •  Q6- tennis, track, gymnastics, rowing, curling (TEE HEE) @todaysnest 
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  • @stagetecture- Q7: Swimming, track & field, gymnastics are my favs... and anything that shows a lot of skin.. he he.. (did I just say that?) :) 
  • @LaFamigliaM- @todaysnest love the Olympic games! They inspire...makes me think about working out :) 
  • @todaysnest- Q7: Which olympic events are you most anxious to see? 
  •  A6: love me some late night water polo!#USAUSA #OLYMPICS 
  •  Q6- opening ceremony party for sure...have the theme, printables, menu plan - wanna come? @stagetecture
  •  A6: I watch everything Olympics, even the obscure sports. Have loved it since '84 in LA. 
  • @chicmodern- A6 We have family watch parties & bring out the grill 
  • @stagetecture- Q6: I love the opening ceremony.. but it takes sooo long for all the countries to walk in.. I usually start dozing.. :( he he.. 
  •  A6 I'll probably tune in for some of it, but I'm not really a big sports person. 
  • @stagetecture- Swimming, gymnastics, track & field... YUP! :) RT @dcoopsd: A6: Re Olympics. Watching the swim teams. Nuf said. HA! 
  • @yotouvlo- Rosemary and Cilantro are my fave.. 
  • @dcoopsd- A6: Re Olympics. Watching the swim teams. Nuf said. HA! 
  • @todaysnest- Q6: The Olympics are just over a week away. Any celebrations planned? How will you cheer on Team USA?
  •  Q5-have a big ball of homemade mozzerella just waiting for some tomatoes and basil @todaysnest 
  • @yotouvlo- Here is a great way to preserve fresh herbshttp://t.co/jJn97ypj 
  • @todaysnest- Basil might be the best thing that ever happened to me... there. I've said it. Pesto and I have a thing. 
  •  @todaysnest Absolutely agree! Nothing like fresh caprese salad or homemade pesto. 
  • @stagetecture- My daughter and I are growing basil, celery, rosemary and what I think wants to be a sunflower in the window sill...our harvest :) 
  • @chicmodern- Q5 We eat tomatoes & onions w/ just about everything BEPs, greens, cabbage 
  • @todaysnest- A5: Mad tomatoes this year… Here's Summer Tomatoes 3 Ways http://t.co/gatC5El8 
  • @BillGoose-super genius RT @todaysnest Wish I could find the pic quickly. Saw balloons with glow sticks inside floating in the pool. GENIUS! 
  • @yotouvlo- @todaysnest http://t.co/FBImlKd5 
  • @LaFamigliaM- @todaysnest Love our zucchini blossoms filled with ricotta & thyme & baked pretty too http://t.co/QTbHtiGi
  •  A5: fresh basil and summer squash seems to be out of the garden and on the table each night at casa de yenne
  •  A5. I have been using lots of my fresh herbs. I made pesto this morning. Veggies & tomatoes from farmers market.
  • stagetecture- Q5: Fresh watermelon, tomatoes, strawberries, melons... I could live at the farmers market. :) 
  •  @todaysnest Basil and mint. And lots of - grows like weeds! 
  • @BillGoose-A5: Strawberries, blueberries, lettuce right now... 
  • @todaysnest- Wish I could find the pic quickly. Saw balloons with glow sticks inside floating in the pool... GENIUS! 
  •  @stagetecture any cheap tips?: AMEN! RT@ajyenne: A4: Summer means its time to de clutter the office and reorganize! 
  •  Organization is my biggest problem in the office. It looks like Edward Scissorhands decorated it. 
  •  @todaysnest my mom planted me my first miniherb garden in a pot: basil, chives, rosemary LOVIN 
  • @yotouvlo- Q5: Zuccini because we can eat Calabasitas all summer.. 
  •  every time 1 of my kids left, I made more studio space of their room-sewing room, painting room, paper craft, etc.@stagetecture 
  • @dcoopsd- A5: Fresh fruit! I love the summer season because strawberries, peaches, pluots are all in season. 
  •  @todaysnest @stagetecture @RebeccaEParsonstry silver gazing balls from amazon floating in the pool ! 
  • @todaysnest- Q5: What have you been harvesting from your summer garden (or farmer's market if you are gardenless)?
  • stagetecture- Add some colorful towels and it will feel like a spa! RT @chicmodern:  hall bath but & fresh coat of paint/shower curtain 
  •  I want to do the same! RT @MeganMeany:@todaysnest I have turned my attention from inside to outside ...landscape design is SO KEY 
  • @todaysnest- Kitchen and bath seem to be a sore spot.
  • @stagetecture- Q4: Home office is always the most neglected room - Infuse color with nice organization & storage without spending alot! 
  • @LaFamigliaM- @todaysnest designing some fun open shelving for the dining room. 
  •  @chicmodern- I'd love to redo my hall bath but & fresh coat of paint & shower curtain is going to do for now
  •  A4: Summer means it's time to de clutter the office and reorganize! 
  • stagetecture- Q4: I want an empty-nesters room.. he he (son off to college) want to turn it into relaxing chill room.. whatever THAT means. :) 
  • @yotouvlo- @todaysnest kitchen and bathrooms #1 on the list..i could just cover the walls with my blocks lol 
  •  Living Room is first. Office is second. RT@todaysnest: Q4: What room in your home are you most anxious to remodel/redecorate? 
  •  @todaysnest I have turned my attention from inside to outside ... landscape design is SO KEY 
  •  Q4- the kitchen UGHHHH much needed update way overdue @todaysnest 
  •  A4: the dining room! Take out carpet & put in flooring, repaint it, etc. Just moved in few months ago, that's our 1st big project. 
  •  @todaysnest the outside !!! 
  • @LaFamigliaM- Love keeping a basket by the garden doors filled with summer essentials!Pillows...throws 
  • @stagetecture- Love to use lanterns outside and string lights! RT @RebeccaEParsons: Q3-casual, free flowing, light, airy fabrics@todaysnest 
  •  A4. My basement. I want a second kitchen.
  • @BillGoose-A4: Our kitchen is a nightmare. 
  •  RT @todaysnest: Q4: What room in your home are you most anxious to remodel/redecorate? 
  • @dcoopsd- A4: I would love to get my hands on my kitchen and gut it but then again... I've other fish to fry. 
  •  Q3-casual, free flowing, light, airy fabrics for me @todaysnest 
  • @todaysnest- Q4: What room in your home are you most anxious to remodel/redecorate? 
  • stagetecture- RT @RebeccaEParsons: Q3- lace, gauzy fabrics, loving tie dye this summer - you saw me in some this week@stagetecture 
  •  @todaysnest @reneedobbs put fresh flowers in the holes of your wine rack! 
  • @stagetecture- Q3: Relax on the weekend with neighbors and friends over, colorful dinnerware, plastic cutlery, bbq, thats what summer is about! 
  •  Q3- lace, gauzy fabrics, loving tie dye this summer - you saw me in some this week @stagetecture 
  •  @todaysnest @stagetecture buy burlap by the yard at hardware stores for cheap chic summer dining tablecloth!
  •  @ajyenne @todaysnest Check out the recipe here: http://t.co/YMB8LF4K 
  •  @countrypretty @todaysnest I started a new crochet blanket today. Yellow and white granny squares. 
  •  A3. With fresh flowers from my garden.
  • @stagetecture- Or just some nice sheers to keep out glare. RT@MeganMeany@MeganMeany @todaysnest take down your window treatments and go naked 
  •  A2. Peach Sorbet http://t.co/IfMcR9IC
  • @yotouvlo- @todaysnest change out pillows, bedding ect to lighter colors. 
  •  @MeganMeany @todaysnest take down your window treatments and go naked 
  • @stagetecture- Love the khaki slipcovers! RT @countrypretty:@todaysnest  new slipcover for sofa.
  • @stagetecture- Q3: Summer means casual living - light colors, easy decor, colorful pillows, rugs and no-fuss formality at the dining table! :) 
  •  @chicmodern Hey Tonia! Good seeing you here! :) 
  •  @todaysnest  new slipcover for sofa. Replace the heavy fleece throws with some crocheted cotton ones.
  • @dcoopsd- A3: I shave the dog. Usually helps freshen up the fur situation :D 
  •  Time got away from me & I am so late for & #GardenPartyChat
  • @debracar7- A3 small changes make big difference...accessories light fixtures & pillows :-)!!! 
  • @LaFamigliaM- @todaysnest love linen & ticking in the summer and rattan 
  •  A3: For the summer, the lightweight blankets and light colors come out. 
  •  Q2- peach jams, sauce for pork/chicken, pie, sangria, grilled @stagetecture @todaysnest 
  • @stagetecture- How about Grilled peaches?! YUMMY!!! RT@dcoopsd: Since were talking peaches... and ice cream. Brandy, Brown Sugar, Butter. 
  •  @todaysnest decor freshening? paint your piano! remove the rugs! change lightbulbs from frosted to clear
  •  @todaysnest A2 Made a really awesome spicy peach pie not long ago...http://classtokitchen.com/2012/05/28/spicy-peach-pie/
  • @dcoopsd- Since we're talking peaches... and ice cream. Brandy, Brown Sugar, Butter. Sautee and light w/match. Perfect topping! 
  •  Sorry I'm late for . Hi everybody!! :)
  • @todaysnest- Switching gears... Q3: How do you freshen up your home/décor for the summer season? 
  • @dcoopsd- @HYPERLINK "http://twitter.com/todaysnest"todaysnest To make it easy....http://t.co/tVLSmy1T 
  • @yotouvlo- we use cast iron dutch ovens to cook our peach cobbler outside, with just coals placed lip of oven. It's delicious
  • @LaFamigliaM- @todaysnest White peaches with tarragon & Grand Marnier on mascarpone with honey please 
  • stagetecture- I have this to-die-for peach caramel crisp from the Pioneer Woman on Stagetecture.. check it outhttp://t.co/XfmFLAUC 
  • @chicmodern- @todaysnest Just using them in a good 'ol peach cobbler 
  • @todaysnest- A2: Peach Melba http://t.co/GVrysjne Peaches and Cream Panini http://t.co/eTSfO0aI peach semifreddohttp://t.co/2mZUx0PW 
  • @yotouvlo- @todaysnest did someone say peaches? Grilled with vanilla ice cream..mm 
  • @BillGoose-Could do a "Peach Compote" w/vanilla ice cream - really easy 
  • @dcoopsd- Can we talk about Otter Pops for a moment?#Addictions 
  • stagetecture- I saw this ice cream on top of a cake today and thought - what a great idea: http://t.co/IRejrKR4 
  •  OK I had to go get @TCBY froYo Mint Choc Chip w/ Magic Shell @todaysnest @stagetecture 
  • @debracar7- I LOVE chocolate sprinkles w/Oreo & M&M's :-)!!! 
  • dcoopsd- A2: There is nothing like biting into a fresh peach! (minus the seed). Though I imagine slices in a cocktail of some sort... 
  • @yotouvlo- In Arizona citrus is abundant. and this recipe is#noeggs and delicious http://t.co/JZjb1INb 
  • @todaysnest- Q2: Peach season is upon us. How are you using them? Recipes? Links? 
  •  I like it extra rich! Got to use eggs! RT@todaysnest: When you make ice cream... do you use eggs or no?
  • @chicmodern- @todaysnest yes my grandmothers recipe calls for eggs 
  • @BillGoose-A fantastic combination of flavors is chocolate and pomegranate 
  • @dcoopsd- @stagetecture Favorites are Gummy Bears mixed with Fruity Pebbles (the cereal) #IceCream 
  • @stagetecture- I agree.. love heath bar on top! RT @dcoopsd:@stagetecture The toppings are totally what make the entire ice cream dish! 
  •  @todaysnest  i am looking for non-egg recipes! Anyone have any to share?
  • @BillGoose-Eggs yes 
  • @yotouvlo- that Mint Chocolate Vacherin looks like a must to make as well... 
  •  Q1- oh pistachio gelato for me @todaysnest @stagetecture 
  • @dcoopsd- @stagetecture The toppings are totally what make the entire ice cream dish! 
  • @debracar7- A1 home made chocolate at the Gelateria down the block :-)!!! 
  • @todaysnest- When you make ice cream... do you use eggs or no? 
  •  @HYPERLINK "http://twitter.com/todaysnest"todaysnest Special Breakfast... Aka bourbon and cornflake cookie ice cream. And peach! Delish. 
  • @BillGoose-A1: Leo will probably make mocha ice cream at some point - or coffee - two more faves... 
  •  hey @todaysnest & @stagetecture so glad I made it 
  • @LaFamigliaM- @todaysnest have not met a flavor I don't like but good old Vanilla bean still my number 1...love the toppings though! 
  • @yotouvlo- @todaysnest I have that peach semifreddo? on my list for sure 
  • @todaysnest- A1: Here's a link to several of our ice cream postshttp://t.co/tLE1iwkg 
  •  @chicmodern- My favorite ice cream is Pistachio, hands down
  •  hello everyone @stagetecture 
  •  @todaysnest @dcoopsd  Just bought a Cuisinart Ice Cream maker. Awesome! No ice or salt needed.
  • @stagetecture- Yes I could have an entire room outfitted in pistachio green color! ha :) RT @todaysnest@stagetecture Ooh! the color! 
  • @stagetecture- I want to try a bacon flavored one!! :) Q1: Whos making homemade ice cream this summer? What exciting flavors have you tried? 
  • @dcoopsd- A1: As much as homemade ice cream is nice... I'm kinda partial to less work over the summer. 
  •  I'm Andrew, amateur mixologist and@todaysnest contributor: favorite ice cream is Shiner Bock from@amysicecream in austin 
  • @stagetecture- My favorite ice cream still has to be Pistachio... love the color, the crunch and it's just a summer classic! 
  • @todaysnest- Q1: Who's making homemade ice cream this summer? What exciting flavors have you tried? 
  •  @todaysnest @ajyenne hopefully I'm in the conversation? I think I am? :) 
  •  @nestchat @stagetecture  Evening all! Big storm today and lost internet. Chatting from my Ipad. Not sure if I can keep up!
  •   Fave ice cream...I'm more on a gelato kick these days, chocolate & banana swirl, it's fabulous.
  • @stagetecture- Thanks @TodaysNest for the wonderful intro. My #111SimpleTips Ebook is at http://t.co/rSeuTYDF - decor, organization & more! 
  • @debracar7- @stagetecture CHOCOLATE!!! Hi!!! :-)!!!
  • @dcoopsd- Is tonight's word of the day #Bacon per chance? HAHA! 
  • @todaysnest- Don't forget our Word of the Day. Nothing special to do. The first one to use it wins a Today's Nest prize pack!
  • @todaysnest- We also have with us Today's Nest contributor@ajyenne
  •  Kathleen here. :) My favorite ice cream is Jamoca Almond Fudge! 
  • @LaFamigliaM- Hi! It's Monica...homemade Vanilla bean!
  • @todaysnest- I'm Sam Henderson, editor of Today's Nest here with our mascot Lola (the yellow birdie). Fave ice cream = mint choc chip 
  • @chicmodern- @todaysnest I'm having my normal@TitosVodka & cranberry & #nowplaying Jones Girls - Nights over Egypt
  • @stagetecture- Lola thanks so much for having me in your nest! What a lovely home you have! I need some decor tips from you! :)
  • @todaysnest- Ronique has written a great new ebook 111 Simple Tips for Your Everyday Home. http://t.co/Dhe3Ozj7 Check it out after the chat. 
  • @BillGoose-Bill Goose here - Bay Area gadfly - Definitely Ben & Jerry's Willie Nelson's Peach Cobbler Ice Cream - I dream about it 
  • @yotouvlo- @todaysnest Well I am Yolanda otherwise known as @yotouvlo. Lavender ice cream from @sweetrepublic
  • @dcoopsd- Hello Lola! I'm here for  and my fave kind of ice cream is actually vanilla. I'm not for options. HAHA!
  • @todaysnest- Tonight we are joined by special guest co-host design & décor author/expert @stagetecture (Ronique Gibson)
  • @todaysnest- Let's get started by introducing yourself and tell us what is your favorite kind of ice cream. 
  • @debracar7- Hello everyone :-)!!! 
  • @yotouvlo- @GDelaurentiis Please join us for . (in a whiny begging kind of voice, on @todaysnest behalf) 
  • @todaysnest- I must admit… having beer, but I found you this amazing cocktail from @chatnchow to enjoy Petal Pusherhttp://t.co/it8YQWbT 
  •  @todaysnest- Welcome to the July . Get ready for 1 hr of fun chatting all about life + home. Take a minute to invite a friend.