It’s Not What You Think

 Mr. Yen After five years of running Nesting Place and years before that helping friends, neighbors, family and strangers with their home, and listening to my own back talk in my head for 38 years I’m pretty sure I’ve figured out the single most thing that holds us back from creating a beautiful, meaningful home […]


minimalliving I know, it’s not really all we need. At all.  But it’s a big part of what most of us could use. Less stuff, less debt, less choices*, less accessibility, less overwhelm, less automatic ‘yeses’ because we don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings or we’ve forgotten to turn our default from yes to I’ll […]

What’s On Your List?

Is home just another place where there are unmet expectations, lists, work and exhaustion?  What does being home purposefully really mean? How about a little flashback 10 years?  If you love country music then you probably loved this song from 2002.  I still love it and turn it up every time it comes on the […]

I’m Having A Big Sale, Won’t You Come?

I feel like I’ve been purging for the past 3 years. And I kind of have. The more stuff you get rid of, the more stuff you see that you can live without.  And I want to have a purposeful home and really use and enjoy what it is that we use up our precious […]

I Like to Move it

My number one favorite decorating secret?  Move stuff around.  Shop the house and try it in a different spot.  The process isn’t usually pretty, or understandable (good thing my husband didn’t walk in while I had the chair on the bed). But it can lead to a fun fresh room for zero dollars. Dresser from […]

White Space

  When I was younger and I thought about my future home, I always thought about what I wanted to put IN my home.  I thought about what I didn’t have or what I wanted or  what I hoped for.  I thought about what I could create and what fun ideas I could come up […]