Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Nesting Place | Myquillyn Smith

i received a complimentary copy of The Nesting Place for review purposes. regardless, all opinions are my own.

when Thomas & i were dating, he rented out the second room in his house and had a few different roommates. needless to say, the house was a lot different when two guys lived there verses how it is now that we are married & i moved in. 

we really didn't make a lot of changes, but the entire feel of the house is different now. it feels like a home. i am not a huge decorator, so i like to keep things more on the simple side. i don't really stick to a certain color scheme or decor theme. my style is very modge podge. i like the eccentricities & the randomness that makes everything feel a little more vintage. 

that's exactly the mindset behind The Nesting Place. it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful. most of the time life is messy & that's okay. but you know what? we can choose to give up the illusion of perfection & embrace the beautiful in the mess! a cozy home is a house that is lived in and a house that is lived in will have some mess & imperfections.

this book talks about finding rest & contentment in your home. rest is my word for 2015 so it was refreshing to read all the things i have been mulling over lately! when we give up the need for perfection, we find rest. when we embrace our messes, we find rest. when we become content with imperfections, we find rest.

this book is so inspiring & so liberating! it will challenge you to look at your house differently & find inspiration from your limitations. it will challenge you to be content with the time & money that you have to spend on your house in the present. and it will free you to dream big dreams & take risks with your home.

this book gave me the push i needed to just try things in our home. if they don't work, then we can put things back to the way they were. no harm, no foul. but at least we tried! it also gave me confirmation on my goal to simplify & purge. although our house can get cramped with two people & a dog, i am determined to make it work for us in this season. here's to creating a cozy home!

have you read The Nesting Place? 
do you have any home projects planned for this year?


  1. No, I haven't read that book. I will have to add it to my goodreads. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I keep hearing of people talk about this book. I really need a different view of my house & the way its kept!

  3. I have heard a lot about this book but I haven't actually read it. It sounds super amazing! my goal is to get rid of ALL clutter and organize all the closets here. Will I? Who knows!

  4. Sounds like such a great read! Thanks for reviewing & suggesting it!

  5. it was!!! the pretty pictures definitely help ;) but this book was exactly my line of thinking this year so i loved it!

  6. haha! it's a huge task, but totally worth it! we are slowly working our way through the clutter! this book was a great motivator though & just a refreshing view point! the pretty pictures don't hurt, too!

  7. i heard so many good things about it & was excited to finally read it! it was definitely an encouragement & motivator in looking at your house differently! :)

  8. it is such a good book & different view point to "perfectionism" ! :) if you read it, let me know how you like it!!

  9. I love cozy! This book sounds amazing, as does your word for the year. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week. :)

    Life With Lorelai

  10. thanks so much Lorelai! (love your name!!!!) this book was refreshing!