Welcome Home with Myquillyn Smith
I used to take such pride in having a beautiful home … and then John and I adopted seven more kids. My house is still nice, but very lived in. There are always shoes kicked off by the front door, piles of books on the dining room table (where we homeschool), and mountains of clothes in the laundry room.
I used to believe that to invite someone in my house it had to be perfect in order to be beautiful. Since that’s unattainable, I got so excited as I talked with Myquillyn. We talked about incorporating beauty into our real-life homes in very simple ways.
Myquillyn says that it has taken her twenty years to pay attention to how her family uses their home differently through the year. She and I talk about how to get inspiration from the seasons to bring beauty and joy into our home. My favorite thing that we talked about was recognizing each season and letting our homes reflect the seasons as they come is a way to cultivate life-giving homes that feel connected to the world. (Don’t you love that!) If you ready to feel inspired (and not overwhelmed) about making your home a welcoming place, I know you’re going to LOVE this podcast!
Who is Myquillyn Smith?
For the last twelve years, Myquillyn Smith, known online as “The Nester,” has encouraged women to embrace their homes – imperfections and all. With her signature tagline, “it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful,” Myquillyn has empowered fans to see their home’s hidden potential and create beautiful, functional spaces they love.
Myquillyn is a self-taught, design school dropout who took a week-long course so she could be a certified home stager and redesigner. She and her family have lived in 13 different houses, apartments and condos and spent plenty of time getting real world design experience. Millions of women have been inspired by Myquillyn’s blog, The Nesting Place and her home has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, Ladies’ Home Journal, Cottages and Bungalows and the Charlotte Observer. Christianity Today named her one of 20 Creative Innovators of 2016. She is the author of, The Nesting Place, and Cozy Minimalist Home.
You can order Welcome Home HERE.
About the Book:
Decorating for each season doesn’t have to be overwhelming or expensive. Your home can be festive, stylish, and cozy with minimal effort and a limited budget—just ask The Nester! In Welcome Home, Myquillyn Smith guides you through creating and enjoying a seasonally decorated home with more style and less stuff.
No matter what the world says, embracing the seasons does not require bins of factory-made décor or loads of time. In fact, it’s possible to decorate for each season without frustration, going overboard, or blowing your budget.
Drawing from the cozy-minimalist principles in Cozy Minimalist Home, stylist and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Myquillyn Smith will help you create a home that’s fresh, meaningful, beautiful, and (bonus!) always ready to host. With engaging how-tos and inspiring photos, she guides you step by step through purposeful design decisions to cultivate a space where loved ones gather, meaningful connections are celebrated, and lasting memories are made.
Myquillyn’s realistic and down-to-earth design tips will teach you how to:
- Seasonalize your living spaces with simple, actionable steps
- Cultivate easy, seasonal rhythms of change in your home
- Incorporate the beauty of the natural world through the five senses
- Feel confident in volunteering your house for gatherings, parties, and impromptu get-togethers
- Know what to focus on and what not to worry about as a relaxed and confident hostess
Bigger than the latest and greatest trends, Welcome Home aims to usher in the seasons without using more resources, money, or stuff than needed.
Walk It Out Scripture
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 1 Peter 4:8-9
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Resources, books, and links mentioned in this episode:
- Welcome Home | Myquillyn Smith
- The Nesting Place | Myquillyn Smith
- Atomic Habits | James Clear
- Walk it Out | Tricia Goyer
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