Weekend Links to Inspire & Encourage

 kDSC_3587A Classic and Timeless Kitchen // Dear Lillie


Industrial bar cart kitchen island // the art of moseying



“There is no normal and there is no perfect.” Negativity Online: An Essay Inspired by 200,000 Comments // Design Sponge



“You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen.” 

Joseph Campbell on having a “bliss station,“ in The Power of Myth .  canvas: Lindsay Letters




“A house can’t make you happy. Write it in cursive and pin it.” A Really Hard Post // Holly Mathis Interiors

I debated about linking to this, it’s such a personal topic, but Holly has written so beautifully, and at the end she talks about the difference between empathy and sympathy. We all need to read this. And watch the video at the end. Thank you Holly for sharing this with us.

artwork: whitney bangel

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  1. Well you’ve done it again by inspiring us through your readings!! LOVED the Design Sponge essay and the Joseph Campbell quote!! Both are spot on and I thank you for sharing.

  2. Thanks for sharing Holly’s blog – life is real and we all need support.


  3. Thank you for sharing that link. I will repost here what I commented on her blog in case anyone else is hurting from these same things:
    Oh, you sweet, sweet girl. My heart breaks for you! Last year, my husband decided he wanted a divorce and there was nothing I could do to change his mind. It was so scary. I had no control. The saddest conversation followed and my heart shattered. God brought me the Oceans song a little while after. “Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders.” People sing this song because it’s pretty, but those words. My land, those words mean something real, heavy. And to say to God, “Lead me to where my trust is without borders” is not easy, or comforting. I pray that He is as near to you as you can feel. And that He will bring you songs and words of comfort through those who are in your close circle. We may never meet, but just know that someone far away is praying for your heart and will see you in Heaven when we get to decorate our little Heavenly homes. Maybe God will put us in the same cul-de-sac!

    I am so thankful for God’s community of love and how we can lean on one another in the darkest of times. I didn’t post it to her because I didn’t want to add salt to her wound, but after my husband decided that, God softened his heart and he decided to stay and fight. God is restoring the years the locust stole and has taught me so much in the last three years!

  4. I signed up for the Cozy Minimalist course and I’m super excited, but I never received the email with instructions for logging on etc. I signed up last Friday, and the payment has cleared through my bank, which leaves me nervous that I typed my own email wrong (it’s happened before). Direction about what to do would be much appreciated :-)

    • Hi Shelley! So sorry about that, look for an email from Brian or Aimee later today, I’ll give them the email associated with the comment you left above! xoxo No worries, we’ll figure it out!

  5. I am so glad you shared Holly’s link. I left a “saga” in her comments. Love your blog, Myquillyn, and I want you to know that I really “get” your cutting back on some things. I believe you are very wise in doing so. Love your mom and dad’s new reno – such joy! xo

  6. Ann woods says

    Good links as always. Would it be possible to mention the link to the bookcase? Thank you.

    • Hi Ann! Click the “Lindsay Letters” link under the bookcase picture & you’ll see a series of pictures featuring the canvas, one of them being the bookcase.

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