Anyone recognize this Decorating Diva?
She is Myquillyn Smith, mostly known as The Nester! I’m going to be honest here peeps…she has had a ginormous impact on how I decorate for quite a long time…and I’m sure many of you too! I’d like to tell you little bit of the how and why…because it is a pretty good story…
It was about 2008 ish, and I had a friend of mine make me some drapes for my dining room. She was over at my house and asked me if I knew about “The Nester”?. I was like, “Who? The What? What is a Nester?”. Well she told me to go read this girls blog from our town (Greensboro, NC) called Nesting Place. I was hooked on this chick immediately!!! She was so real and was doing such amazing home transformations on a zero budget! I was a stay at home mom too and loved decorating. I checked her blog everyday, and hung on every super cool word she typed! At that time I was making some extra money on the side making and selling cookie dough. At that time Myquillyn was creating and selling these amazing tassels, as well as her fabulous blog. Long story short we got to meet through cookie dough and tassels….and our paths have crossed a few time through the years.
Her tagline “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful” has been so freeing!!! It have given me and so many others the courage to try so many things we may not have ever done because the fear of perfectionism. My mother kept a perfect house. I do not. I never will, or do I desire too. It is such a freeing revelation! Go with it! Own it! Rock it!
Nester bought her house that she lives in now just about the same time we bought this one…end of 2013…so I have been closely following her journey to turn her home into her dream home…but a cozy dream home. Just as I am doing to this one. So, when I heard she was doing an online coaching class called the Cozy Minimalist, which concludes at her very own home’s barn…I WAS IN!!
Who wants to join me in the venture? It starts March 26!
Check out the Cozy Minimalist website to find out more about Nester and this great opportunity to join me in that includes the following:
- Four live weekly coaching webinars featuring photos selected from Cozy Minimalist class attendees
- Access to a private Facebook group where we can encourage each other
- Weekly challenges to post and share about the progress of your room
- That happy feeling you get when a space in your home starts to look more like what you’ve always imagined
I’m still trying to decide which room I am going to focus on….but I hope you follow along with me and the others joining in this venture. You can mostly follow me on Instagram. I tend to post the most there.
Please comment and let me know if you decide to partake in this journey so we can stay super connected through it!!!