October 21, 2014

About Me

Hello there! Welcome! I’m Manuela,

A Cultivated Nest About Me

Do you have a “someday” home? Mine would be  a sprawling farmhouse on two or three acres,  filled with vintage/cottage style treasures, a pantry filled with food I’ve grown and canned,  a picket fence all around the farmhouse with a huge cottage style border in front of it, a  big vegetable garden out back, an orchard, berry bushes and a cute chicken coop too!  Maybe a goat or two and definitely a pig (love pigs). And lots of dogs (love dogs also).

make the most of the home you have now

But the reality is that I live in a 1960’s split-foyer in a suburb of Atlanta on one income  and I’m not moving anytime soon to a farm! So I came to this realization a few years ago:

be content with what you have


So I’m cultivating what I have the best way I can on a one income budget, trying to live with a grateful heart and embracing the now!

In trying to make the most of what I’ve got, I’m always scouring the internet for great ideas that will help me and I really love sharing those ideas.

About A Cultivated Nest

I’m a big believer in taking my job as a home manager seriously. I also like to thrift, buy on clearance, upcycle and trash pick! I love making something out of nothing. It’s a joy using my creativity {and not relying on my wallet-cause there’s hardly anything in that wallet} in order to cultivate beauty in my home and garden.

I enjoy writing about ways you can save money, manage your home, decorate and garden on a dime, make items that look like a million bucks but don’t cost it, and also cook tasty budget friendly food!

My passion and goal is to show you how to live a beautiful life right where you are now and do it without breaking the bank (and maybe even saving some money too)!

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and stay a while! So glad that you’re here!


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