Hello! My name is Avery Michaels. Welcome to my virtual living room! If I could, I’d invite you over to my real living room for a cup of coffee to get to know each other, but this is the internet… so you’ll have to provide your own coffee, and settle for my virtual home!
I live in Kentucky with my husband, Ben, and our two little black dogs, Teddy and Louie. I love creating. Writing this blog, painting, playing the violin, and creating cozy and beautiful spaces in our home are a few of my favorite ways to create.
Our first home together as newlyweds was a 1910 craftsman style parsonage with as much charm as there was woodwork. Living in our first home helped me learn the importance of intention, the joy behind simple tasks, and the pleasure of making a house a home. I started Holland Avenue Home in 2016 to document the projects we tackled in our beautiful old home. A few of those projects landed in magazines like Better Homes & Gardens, Country Living, and Annie Sloan Bookazine.
We currently live in our second home, a builder-grade condo in a neighborhood that might as well be a retirement community. Layer by layer, I’m adding charm and character to every room. Slowly but surely, our condo is becoming the little cottage of my dreams. I truly couldn’t ask for more. I write a lot about contentment, because I genuinely believe it is possible to be content wherever you find yourself living. Contentment is a choice, and I’m here to encourage you to choose contentment in your home every day.
This blog (my home on the internet) is an invitation to thoughtful homemaking. Louisa May Alcott said that, “The simplest of tasks get beautified if loving hands do them.” No matter where you find yourself living, you will also find yourself in the middle of many “simple tasks”. It is my hope that Holland Avenue will encourage you to pursue thoughtful homemaking no matter where you live, and will inspire you to perform the simplest of tasks with loving hands.
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