Tsh Oxenreider is the full-time blogger behind Simple Mom and the founder and creative director of Simple Living Media, a blog network dedicated to helping people live intentionally (while throwing perfection out the window). She thinks a library card, a Netflix subscription, and a passport are some of the greatest parenting tools in the universe.
She’s a wife to Kyle, mama to Tate, Reed, and Finn, and is the author of Organized Simplicity and One Bite at a Time: 52 Bites for Making Life Simpler. She is currently working on her next book.
Tsh and her nomadic family currently live in Bend, Oregon, but several dots around the globe have also been called home (her 7-year-old has been on 53 airplanes and counting). Together, they love to travel, read books, go camping, and make homemade pizza for Friday Family Movie Night.
As we’re nearing the final stages of our home renovation, I’m starting to think about decor. I’m jumping ahead of myself a bit, but I can’t help but get excited. We’ve lived in nine homes in our almost ten-year marriage, but this is the first one we’ve owned. And it’s also the largest (albeit still on the smaller side compared to the average American home for a family of five).
We don’t have a lot of stuff, and we plan to keep it that way—but we do have plenty of wall space, and while I prefer a minimalist look, I’m a big fan of art.
We’ve got family photos and homemade art (plus plenty more ideas on Pinterest for the future), along with a few long-standing favorites—but I’m on the prowl for more original art.
My favorite place to shop? Etsy. I’m not a big fan of cookie-cutter art that you could just as easily see in a hotel lobby, so Etsy’s the place for me. It’s original affordable work, and it supports smaller artists. Love that.
Here are some of my current favorite artists selling their work on Etsy:
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1. The Wheatfield by Katy Daisy
I love Katy Daisy's whimsical eye! Here, you'll find creations inspired by simple pleasures—I love her travel and state-themed work, along with her beautiful lettering.
Meet Me at the Farmer's Market, $18
What about you—do you have any favorite artists I should know about? I love discovering new talent!
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