Category Archives: Simple Pleasures

Life’s little luxuries that make our days rich.

How to Live in Beauty…Right Where You Are

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I just finished an amazing online course.

The Cozy Minimalist

I have a growing passion for interior design–simply because I want to live in a space that inspires me everyday. I have a feeling you’re probably the same 🙂

But even though I think I have decent intuition for how to put a room together, the truth of the matter is that it’s just that…intuition. And I was ecstatic when McQuillin Smith released her Cozy Minimalist course–that actually teaches the process/guidelines of home design. How to put any room together from top to bottom.

Unwrapping the cute title of the course…

Cozy= The feeling you want in your home
Minimalist= With the least amount of stuff 🙂

I’ve always been a lover of processes. Something that I can repeat over and over again with great results. This course delivers that in an amazing way! It absolutely thrilled me to watch the lessons and suddenly have all the mystery and angst disappear on how to approach a room. I knew exactly what to do and in what order. I felt so empowered and EXCITED! I can do this! And it’s going to be So. Much. Fun!

The price of the course is pretty much a steal. Regularly $39, but if you use my link you can get it for $29 when it takes you to the check out page (Be sure to put my name in as your referral!). It’s the best money you’ll ever spend on your house, because it will save you from buying anything you don’t need and teach you the foundation of what makes a room look put together (which surprise surprise, isn’t what you might think it is.)

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I’ve already mentioned McQuillin’s best seller book several times on my site. I LOVE IT. I love her! I love her message that “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful”. And what better person to tout that message, spending most of her married life moving from rental to rental. Whether you are renting, living in a dorm, in a builder grade house, or a mansion, you’ll love this course and use every tiny last bit of it.

Happy Decorating!

bwselfie Brooke Snow delights in the pursuit of a meaningful life. Sign up for her FREE e course “Living A Thriving Life” to learn more about how to find true balance in your life. Brooke lives in Northern Utah with her calm husband, adventurous 5 year old son and bouncy baby girl.


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