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The Happy Hour Podcast is hosted by Jamie Ivey. Each week she brings a captivating woman to be show. During the happy hour they discuss the little things, the big things, and everything in between. It's just as if you were around the table with your own girlfriends. Their conversations include issues of faith, parenting, marriage, failures and successes in life, as well as anything else you could imagine! Jamie loves to connect with women and encourage them as they journey through life. These conversations will make you laugh and cry all in one hour. The Happy Hour will be something you look forward to each week. You will be encouraged as you listen to other women talk about the simplest things in life to the grandest. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the conversation!

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Happy Hour #218: Myquillyn Smith


My guest for The Happy Hour #218 is Myquillyn Smith. Myquillyn, also known as the “The Nester,” has been encouraging women to embrace their home—imperfections and all. Her home has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, Cottages & Bungalows and Ladies’ Home Journal. She’s the author of The Nesting Place and was chosen by Christianity Today as one of the top twenty creatives in 2016. Myquillyn lives in a fixer-upper on 12 acres with her husband Chad, their three teenage boys, two cats, a dog and a rooster. Friends, it's time to get cozy! Myquillyn and I start off the show discussing imperfect hospitality, and how we get so stuck on our homes being "perfect", that we never even invite anyone in. Myquillyn sums it up so well when she says if we instead "set up our houses to foster connection, perfection isn't even part of the story." Myquillyn then shares how she started inviting hundreds of people to her home through Nest Fest - even though she's an introvert! We also talk about saying 'no' at the right time. Myquillyn suggests finding a "no" mentor to help us see what it looks like to say "no", so that we can say "yes" to others. In the last part of the show, Myquillyn tells us how moving so much (13 times!) taught her so much about design. Money, time, creativity, and limitations are the most common barriers she hears from women. But, instead of waiting until we have it all, she says, focus on what you have the most of, and go for it! Friends, I just loved my conversation with Myquillyn. I hope you feel encouraged that your home doesn't have to be "perfect", but that it's the imperfect hospitality that brings people together. And you guys, I had never thought of having a "no" mentor before, but I love the perspective that can bring! {You can listen to the show HERE, and make sure you never miss a Happy Hour, subscribe using your favorite podcast app (ie. iTunes, Google Play). And of course, I would love if you would share with your friends!} Links from the Show Myquillyn's Website: Nesting Place Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff The Nesting Place Nest Fest Emily P. Freeman hope*writers What Myquillyn is loving: Nellie Taft T-shirts, Poldark (tv show on Masterpiece), EOS Organic Stick Lip Balm What Myquillyn is reading: The Wondering Years by Knox McCoy, Remember God by Annie F. Downs, The Ministry of Ordinary Places by Shannan Martin Connect with Myquillyn Facebook // Twitter // Instagram Connect with Jamie + The Happy Hour Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube Want to stay connected to The Happy Hour? Subscribe to The Happy Hour Newsletter! If You Only Knew by Jamie Ivey Do you love The Happy Hour? If so, I'd love if you'd leave a review! Sponsors Horse Meets Dog by Elliott Kalan and Illustrated by Tim Miller Zip Recruiter - Try it for Free! LOLA - Use code: HappyHour40 for 40% off