About Christen

I’m a mom of 3, lover of all things cozy, old-fashioned, homemaking, and simple living!

Welcome! I started this space as a way to share my love of all things cozy. My story is long and winding, but I have found over the years that creating a cozy home provides a sense of warmth that even a wood stove cannot.

A little about myself: I am married to the love of my life, and we live in the mountains of Virginia. Our dream is to one day have land and a homestead, but right now we are content to bloom where we are planted.

We spend Spring and Summer planning gardens and planting them, hiking, and watching the fireflies. We spend Fall and Winter putting up our harvest and reading stories aloud, or working on projects.

The Cultivation of Cozy is all about simple, joyous living, comfort foods, and a cozy home. My passion is to keep a home the way my Great-Grandmother would have and to share that knowledge with you.

Beginning a garden and then canning the harvest. Taking cloth and thread and sewing it into a unique handmade piece that may be treasured for years to come.

Watching those I love smile as they sit down to a home cooked meal that has filled the house with its welcoming aroma. Taking things we might normally buy in the store, and finding ways to make them ourselves.

Treasuring the world around us, gleaning knowledge from yesteryear, and welcoming nature into our home through crafts and decor. All things that cultivate a sense of coziness in our home.

A feeling of being welcomed into a warm hug when you arrive on our doorstep. Welcome to our home! I hope you find ideas here that you can make your own.