Christmas Tour of Homes 2016 & A Call to Action for Cozy Minimalists

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Welcome to the 2016 Christmas Tour of homes! Thank you for checking in and opening up your imperfect home to strangers on the internet. I’ll quickly go first, y’all, I’ve been sick for about two weeks now. Here’s my Christmas kitchen: The house looks clean and orderly when I zoom in… Long story here–we decided […]

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The Best Books of 2016

best books of 2016

For the past few years I’ve shared my favorite books of the year, these aren’t necessarily books that came out this year, but books that I read this year and truly enjoyed—in no particular order….   The Joy of Less by Francine Jay About the book: “In this fully redesigned and repackaged edition—featuring never-before-seen content—Jay […]

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DIY Christmas Village for the Cozy Minimalist


If you’ve hung out around here at all during the holidays you know I can’t deal with packing and unpacking a bunch of red and green plastic bins full of Christmas decor every year. I’m part minimalist, part lazy and part if I’m gonna spend my hard-earned money, I want to enjoy it all year […]

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Christmas Tour of Homes 2016 :: You’re Invited!

christmas tour of homes

It’s that time again! I would love for you to join me in sharing your imperfect yet beautiful home this holiday season for the 11th annual Christmas Tour of Homes where everyone is invited! There are two ways to join in this year: If you are on Instagram you can join in anytime with one […]

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It’s Thanksgiving, Your Family is Together! You should plan a craft!

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It’s almost Thanksgiving! You certainly don’t need me to tell you how to cook a turkey, make cranberry Sangria (please make it though) or decorate a table (grab some eucalyptus from Trader Joe’s & a few pomegranates and spread them out garland style on the table–DONE!). But might I suggest something often overlooked? If you […]

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That Time When 1000 of You Came to My House (Nest Fest Photos)


Y’all, I am STILL recovering from our first ever Nest Fest. It was the best day ever. After living here for 3 years, we loved being able to use this old sawmill property for something fun and pretty! After writing in this online space for 9 years, it was a dream to get to host […]

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