Saturday, January 16, 2016

Cozy Minimalist

It's no secret that I'm afflicted with the perpetual urge to change things up around my house. Every couple of months, I switch out artwork and throw pillows. I've even been known to change out the curtains.

I love the fact that my cozy little home is a constantly evolving reflection of constantly evolving us. It's almost never totally clean. Many days, it doesn't even pass for tidy. As Cory reminds me often, "We live here!" Turns out living is imperfect and messy. And our home follows suit.

I'm a novice decorator. I don't know many rules, and those I do know, I break.
I believe in using what I've got, thrifting for gold, and most of all, creating a space that makes me happy.

Our homes are such a great canvas for the creativity that oozes out of each of us (whether we admit it or not!)

Along the way, The Nester has been one of my trusty guides. I've written about her often, because I'm inspired by her often. She bangs the drum, "It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful" and I believe her. 

Nester is offering two online classes right now, Cozy Minimalist and Cozy Minimalist Mom. If you're anything like I am, you're going to love them.

I don't promote things like this often, but I jumped at the chance to be an affiliate for this because I know my people and I know what we dig. Nester isn't going to tell you to go out and buy more stuff, she's going to take you by the hand and breathe life into what you already have. She won't try to strong-arm you into her style, she'll help you find your own. And best of all, she'll do all of this affordably. This sister gets the concept of budgeting and stewardship. She's lived in big homes, small home, and lots of rentals. She's quirky and fun and we're safe in her hands!

"If you are living in an overwhelmed house but underwhelmed with your options to change it, you’ve come to the right place." - Nester

January is always such a great tie to declutter and reassess. I'm excited to keep learning and I'm hoping some of you will join me.

Find all the details about the Cozy Minimalist online workshop as well as the Cozy Minimalist Mom workshop and register right here.

Registration is only open for five more days, so if you don't want to wait until Spring, now's your chance!

Happy cozying, party people!
You're my faves.

*All images are from Nester's home. I die.


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  2. I really like the minimalist desing.
    I love this post!
    Thank you.

  3. Shannan, I believe that ones home reflects ones personality. If someone lets you enter into his home, it means he lets you know him better, undestand him, discover him. That's why I believe that until you're not totally satisfied with the way in which your home looks like, then it means that you only have a house, not a home. :)
    I would love to share with you another colorful decorating idea. We use rugs to bring happiness into a home. All these rugs are created by hand by our lady artisans in Nepal, Morocco, India or Turkey.
    Let us know if you could find some more inspiration with us!