A Summer Table

‘Tis the season to do everything outside and I couldn’t be happier! I recently partnered with At Home for a “Perfect One” challenge. The idea was to start with something you already had and then add in a few finds from At Home to complete the look. Yes, please. I started with this farmhouse table […]

Three Mantras

I’ve never been one to put a bunch of random inspirational quotes all over my office, locker or dorm, no matter the decade. I’m a minimalist with a side of cozy, (or coziest with a side of minimal depending on the day) so anything I have up on my walls has to earn its keep. […]

My Number One Tip for Starting Any Home Project

A new friend texted me three photos of three different, beautiful chandeliers with the words: “Which one for over our kitchen table?”. I had never been to her house so I didn’t know what we were working with, much less, the look she was after.  I told her I had no idea because they were all lovely, but if she could […]

A Different Kind of Minimalist

This weekend we hosted a party for our middle son who graduated early from high school. This was the first big gathering we’ve hosted since The Nest Fest in October, and we wanted to have the party in our backyard.   We completely, 100%, undeniably underestimated the amount of work that needed to be done just to get […]

Your Surfaces Declare Your Purposes

For years, I assumed every surface in our home was my personal playground–a place to display my unique style. I would fiddle and fret and change up each surface until I had it just right. The dining room table had a grouping of pretty things. The hearth was filled with baskets that were filled with […]

Undecorate : A 10 Minute Reset for your Home

Without fail, every March my house starts to feel tired and uninspired. One trick I use to get my house in the mood for spring is to simply UNDECORATE it. It’s a quick 10 minute commitment that helps rejuvenate how my house looks and feels. Unlike quieting a room (one of our Cozy Minimalist steps) […]