Friday, October 16, 2020

Nanny's Famous Apple Pie

It will take just one bite of this apple pie to make you realize you might not want to share this with anyone else. I’m soooo excited to share this recipe with you as it is a family favorite of ours. I think of my Nanny who was one of the best baker’s every time I make it. It’s not your traditional apple pie recipe, more like an apple crisp pie but it’s oh so good! The crumb topping may be my favorite, actually it is. So if you unsure of what to do with all those apples you have laying around from your recent apple picking adventure, this is the recipe to make. 

I like to peel and dice the apples into smaller sizes. I use whatever apples I have on hand but macintosh are the ones I buy if I don't have any on hand. 

Rinse and pat dry

Mix in the sugar and flour. I ran out of regular flour and used almond flour and I actually liked it just as much. 

Place apples into the pie crust and add squares of butter and cinnamon on top. The pie will seem really high but don't worry, it won't be this big after you bake it. 

When making the crumbs, you want to have the right consistency. I leave the butter out for a couple hours and then mix by hand. If they seem too wet, add a little more flour. 

Pile them onto your apple pie and sprinkle with cinnamon. 

Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees

It's best served warm with vanilla ice cream! Enjoy! 

Apple Pie Recipe:

Serves: 6-8 


Pie crust (you can make homemade but I find it easier to buy the pre-made ones)

8 Macintosh apples (I use whatever I have on hand and will mix them sometimes) 

1 1/4 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups flour (you can substitute almond flour)

2 sticks butter



Preheat over to 350 degrees. Peel apples and slice into smaller pieces. Soak in water, drain and pat dry. 

Place in large bowl and add 3/4 cups sugar, 1/2 cup flour and mix together. Place apples in pie shell and add squares of butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon and a pinch of salt. 

Crumb Topping: 

Mix 1 cup flour, 1/2 cups sugar and 8 tbsp butter and mix with your hands until crumbs form. Add to the top of apples and sprinkle with cimnamon. You can add cut out pie crust leaves to make it more decorative. Bake on cookie sheet for 1 hour. Best served warm with vanilla ice cream! 


Thursday, September 24, 2020


This post is sponsored by AllModern, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep The Style Nest running!

I'm excited to share with you our little bedside refresh in our master bedroom. It was so much fun working with AllModern on this space. Small changes can go a long way! Our bedroom is very limited on space. So when choosing a bedside table and new lighting, I wanted to make the most out of the space. I had 2 requirements for our little bedside heros, one was drawers in the bedside tables for all the things you want to keep hidden away like chargers and eye masks and two were wall sconces so that we could maximize the space on top of the tables for water and whatever book or pile of magazines we may be reading. 

 I chose these dimmable swing arm sconces because I love the modern element they bring to the space. My husband and I also have different bedtimes and I like to read at night to help me fall asleep and he can't sleep when my light is on. The dimming feature will come in handy on these. These are hardwired but if that is not an option for you, you can create a similar look with a plug in as well and AllModern has many great options, like these which I also love

Since we are limited on space, I wanted our bedside table to have drawers for us to hide all those things you don't want to be seen like chargers, medicine, etc. I love the larger handles on these, they make the smaller table more of a statement piece and the brass detail ties in the brass in the sconce. I also love the detail in the front of these. They come in different colors as well. I chose the walnut because I wanted to bring in a warmer tone but the black is also a great color option. All Modern has so many more options to choose from. 

Nightstands and lighting can make or break a bedroom. This is an area you can bring in some fun elements or textures, different wood tones to warm up the space or a cool light fixture to elevate the space. Having matchy matchy sets in a bedroom make it feel like you walked in the showroom and said "I'll take that set". I like mixing and matching pieces to make it feel more unique. Pairing wood bedside tables with painted dressers or metal bedside tables with wood dressers is a great way to create a unique bedroom retreat and don't forget the ambient lighting

Shop the look: 

I hope you enjoyed seeing our little bedside makeover and I can't wait to share this whole space with you when it's complete. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020


We have always put our master bedroom last on the list of items to be finished in our home. It's a very common theme I see among clients. Our bedroom is the place we retreat at the end of the day, it's a place we need to be able to relax and unwind from the daily stress, yet it's the place in the home that gets the least amount of love. With the kids virtual school beginning soon and the stress that entails for me, this is the perfect time to give our master a little refresh. Our current situation is really sad, actually quite embarrassing considering this is my job. We have yard sale furniture that was painted by Rob and nightstands that were painted by me. Our headboard was purchased as a last minute option to complete our old bedroom when we were staging our home, so it wasn't planned in any design and is too short for our tall mattress. You can't even see it once the pillows are fluffed on the bed. So it's time for a change, especially since one of the boys will now be using our bedroom as his virtual classroom. 

Our master bedroom isn't huge by any means, it used to be the depth of our house but when we moved in but we divided it in half and turned the other half into a 4th bedroom/walk in closet. There are lots of windows, weird radiator placement and doors, you know, the usual New England colonial obstacles we have to navigate. We're limited to what wall we can place the bed on which limits us on the size nightstands that we can have in the space because our door opens into the nightstands. Although we need smaller scale pieces, that doesn't mean I have to skip out on less storage or style. I just have to get a little more creative with my design. Adding wall sconces to leave more nightstand space, adding nightstands with drawers and bringing in different textures to the space to make up for the smaller scale items will help give it a finished look. 

Here are a couple bedside inspiration options I have been eyeing and I would love to hear your thoughts.  

I love this simple upholstered bed and the wood tones of this nightstand to warm up the space. The patterned wallpaper fills the space that would otherwise make the sconce look out of place if it didn't have the statement wallpaper to hold it up. 


I've had a wood wallpaper saved for our master for a long time, it just brings in a fun textured element to the space and warms up the room. Paired with a black contrasting nightstand, a fun modern wall sconce and a light upholstered bed. I'm all about light upholstered beds right now. 

Design: Mindy Gayer Design


Can we say dream bedroom? All of my favorite colors all in one space. I love all the different textured elements used in this bedroom as well. This has been saved as a favorite master bedroom for years. Notice the textured rope sconce hanging from the wall? This is a great use of space and designed well because this isn't a huge master bedroom but there are big statement pieces in this room. 

Designer: Courtney Bishop Design 

Do you have a favorite design? Do you also neglect your master bedroom? Is there anything in particular you're struggling with in your master bedroom? Leave a comment and I'd love to be able to help you come up with a solution. 

Sunday, August 9, 2020


Continuing with my NSale picks, I'm sharing all the kids, baby and beauty finds today. Reminder that if the sale hasn't yet opened up for you, you can create wishlists so that you are ready to go when it does. Items sell out very quickly, so it's best to be prepared. 

If you're expecting, now is a great time to purchase your stroller, car seat, etc. we have the Nuna car seat and absolutely love it! Another favorite is the Stokke high chair. We still have our old one from the older kids that is used by everyone, including myself. Also the cutest Joe's Jeans for the babes for only $15! 

Click on pictures to shop:

Friday, August 7, 2020


 It's that time of year again! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is kicking off and I'll be sharing the things that caught my eye when I did a little in person browsing.  I was a little underwhelmed this year and I'm not sure if it's because of what is going on in the world and the thought of buying cute booties and purses isn't really on my mind right now but one thing that I have learned is that actually getting dressed has helped my mood and productivity during all of this so I may go ahead and treat myself to some staples and if you're in need, there are a lot of good ones this year! It's a great time to stock up on brands that rarely go on sale and also gift ideas, this blanket is a favorite of mine to give! Today I'll be sharing all the women's and hone finds and tomorrow I'll be sharing all the kids, men's and beauty finds. 

This is how the sale works. Nordstrom releases sales pricing based on your Nordstrom card member status. I posted the deets below so that you know when you can shop. 

I spent a lot of time browsing the entire sale so that you don't have to and I organized them by categories listed below, you can click on the image to shop. You can also see all of my selections on the LiketoKnowIt app. I have a love hate relationship with this sale because there are so many great finds but they sell out quickly so you have to act fast!




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