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Always, always use beautiful things.

Use beautiful tools when creating.
Always, always use beautiful things.

 What good are they on a shelf? I never use paper plates or plastic etc. even in the #nashpadartroom I take cleaning up just as serious. I hit Goodwill & even use family heirlooms while creating. It”s part of my process. Just like creating an art room is part of me being able to sit down & do art.

Atmosphere. It feeds me or exhausts me. #nashpad #creatinghome #create

My own little corner in my own little room.

Start of a Shabby Comfy Bed
It’s a Shabby Comfy Corner


I called it. I was to have the 2 smaller bedrooms in the new Nash Pad while my 21 year old daughter would need to take the master. Surely some question my decisiveness in this matter. It was my decision of course. Knowing it was time to take my office out of my bedroom as it kept me tied to one room like, all day long. It was time for change. Coming out of living in my 4000 square foot house for 20 years and divorcing after 25, yes, change was all around. Living with my parents during the divorce which took over 14 months, I shared a room with my daughter. Two twin beds and my computer desk. My parents being retired, spent most of their days in the open planned family room so I spent my days working in my room, sleeping in my room, crying in my room, creating in my room,… you get the idea. God met me where I was though, and I was so thankful for that bed. So thankful. It comforted me to be in my parents home, under a comforter my dad called his and that he was letting me borrow. In the midst of so much chaos, I had peace. Continue Reading

The Nesting Place It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful By Myquillyn Smith

By Myquillyn Smith Published by Zondervan
By Myquillyn Smith Published by Zondervan

Perfection. You know the word. You either chase it or run the other way. When will we realize that there is a balance in the middle? Myquillyn Smith of The Nester, pulls from her personal journey through rental after rental on how to create a beautiful home wherever you are by letting go of the perfection. You can breathe now. Perfection does not create a beautiful home, your heart does.

It was a no brainer for me to want to review this book. I’ve been decorating since I was a teenager. Surprising my mom when she would come home to a whole new look in the living room due to me dragging the furniture around to create a fresh look in the room. Any room I could get my hands on, (or legs) I’d be on the floor pushing furniture with my legs across the room or into another room. It gave me confidence to hit the paint store and paint my walls the most beautiful shade of lilac & iridescence pale aqua. (it was the 80’s) It was the walls of my High school bedroom, that was actually the dining room. A dining room that was never used in our family of 6 as we always used the eat in kitchen. Having to share a room w/2 other sisters, I saw that room as an escape! Which my mom allowed. Adding just a sliding plastic door to the doorway it became the first room I did not have to share. I was in heaven.

The Nesting Place by Myquillyn Smith
A GALLERY WALL full of inexpensive, handmade, and secondhand art hangs over a slipcovered six year old sofa and two thrifted tables. -The Nesting Place by Myquillyn Smith

Working with what you have, by repurposing, repositioning, resurfacing. Continue Reading