7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody

7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody is an ode to those who find their comfort and solace from all things home! Traveling, wandering, exploring, and adventuring beyond home is wonderful. But when you let yourself off the hook for being more of a solitude butterfly than a social one because there’s no place like home…you can perhaps live in a way that is satisfying for how you’re naturally wired.

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7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody

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Hello Lovely Studio. 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody…personal reflections as well as a tour of my home.

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Hello Lovely Studio. 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody…personal reflections as well as a tour of my home.

Happy Homebody High No. 1: Pajamas

Could I have a future in over 50 pajama modeling? I can dig it and would be willing to work on my abs if you’re listening, J. Crew, mattress people, and sleep brands.

Michele of Hello Lovely Studio in white men's style pajamas.
Hello Lovely Studio…in case you have not seen the two thousand photos of me in pjs.
j.crew: vintage pajama set, right side, view zoomed
Vintage Pajama Set, J. Crew…certainly comfy indeed!
Rainbow pajamas. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
Rainbow Pajama Separates, Macy’s…certainly retro indeed!
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White Vintage Pajama Set, J. Crew…certainly cozy indeed.

Homebody High No. 2: Simple Pleasures

Relaxing outdoors and bird watching…

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Hello Lovely’s French-inspired Pea Gravel Courtyard. 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody…personal reflections as well as a tour of my home.

Seeing the seasons change…

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Feeling warm and cozy when it’s cold outside…

Light dusting of snow on hill in front of rustic modern cottage - Hello Lovely Studio. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
Hello Lovely Studio. 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody…personal reflections as well as a tour of my home.

And eating in, not out!

Gorgeous graze and cheese boards and charcuterie platters with wine for a party by Hello Lovely Studio. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…certainly delicious indeed.
My classic white kitchen with industrial steel cart, marble backsplash, and Shaker cabinets. Hello Lovely Studio. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
Hello Lovely Studio. 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody…personal reflections as well as a tour of my home.
Tolix style stacking industrial farmhouse dining chair. #farmhousedecor #diningroom #diningchair
Stacking Industrial Farmhouse Chair, Amazon…certainly friendly priced indeed.

Happy Homebody High No. 3: No FOMO

Confession: I frequently feel more lonely in a large group of people than by myself at home. Maybe it’s just my age, but I rarely experience FOMO.

Belgian style in my living room with French fireplace, arched windows, and white oak flooring. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody! #modernfarmhouse #Europeanfarmhouse
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…certainly cozy indeed.
Knotty alder front door with speakeasy at Hello Lovely Studio's DIY renovated cottage. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
Hello Lovely Studio. 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody…personal reflections as well as a tour of my home.

Homebody High No. 4: Creative Junction

Home is where this homebody feels creative…it’s where my books, paints, and piano live.

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Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…certainly peaceful indeed.
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White decor in my studio/guest bedroom with French farmhouse style - Hello Lovely Studio. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
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Happy Homebody High No. 5: Strength & Energy Rejuvenation

I have family members who come alive in crowds and draw energy from social engagements. However, this homebody re-energizes at home.

Belgian linen armchair and stone fireplace in renovated cottage by Hello Lovely Studio. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…certainly rustic indeed.
White oak flooring and #Belgianlinen furnishings in rustic elegant cottage with open floorplan - Hello Lovely. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
My great room – Hello Lovely Studio…certainly lofty indeed.
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Homebody High No. 6: Quiet reflection

What feeds my soul is a measure of solitude, stillness, and quiet – and these things feel more nurturing and natural at home than in the hustle-bustle of life beyond it.

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Rustic Round Dining Table
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Classic Indoor/Outdoor Pendant, Pottery Barn…certainly rustic indeed.
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Bolton Indoor/Outdoor Lantern, Pottery Barn…certainly lovely indeed.
Viatera Minuet quartz countertops and farm sink in white serene Shaker style kitchen by Hello Lovely Studio
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Happy Homebody High No. 7: Comfy Bed

Sipping tea or your favorite poison in a comfy bed is definitely hard to beat and homebody heaven.

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Hello Lovely’s Rustic Romantic Bedroom with Stikwood and Knotty Alder Doors.
White Matelasse quilt - a beautiful addition to a romantic, serene, classic bedroom with French inspired style.
White Matelasse Quilt…certainly sumptuous indeed.
Faux Natural Fiber Indoor/Outdoor Pillow
Indoor/Outdoor Pillow, Pottery Barn…certainly rustic indeed.
Montauk Panel Bed
Rustic Wood Panel Bed: FIND HERE…certainly simple indeed.
My serene Nordic French style bedroom with Benjamin Moore White walls and Stikwood accent wall. Hello Lovely Studio.
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Mmmmmm…that’s a great thought.
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Cedar & Blossom Candle
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Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
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Please Pray for Us

My heart is heavy laden with grief and fear. A member of our family with the virus passed away on Friday at the same time our son was admitted into ICU. We all loved this healthy, strong, vibrant woman so much. She immigrated from Italy in the 1970’s and was undoubtedly the best chef on the planet. She loved her citrus trees, taught me all sorts of things and shared her cooking secrets. It was devastating enough to know she could not be comforted by family at the hospital. But that she had to die alone? The only thing helping me get calm is the hope that Christ in her, absorbed the pain and suffering. Please pray for our grieving family.

Our son is critically ill at the hospital. He has a serious life threatening syndrome, not the virus. We’re thankful he was transferred out of ICU, but his journey to better health will take months. We nearly lost him at home on Friday after a week of decline and multiple trips to the ER. Please keep praying for his platelet count, kidney function, and spirits to rise. He has suffered intense pain for 9 days, and we are praying for relief and rapid improvement so he can home in a week or so.

PLEASE DONATE PLASMA, FRIENDS. Our son is only alive because others have given what he requires. If ever I meet the weight requirement of 110 pounds, I will give joyfully.

I am hoping to have a GI diagnosis soon and will keep you posted. We are trusting even though we cannot see.

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Wishes From a Heartful Homebody

I wish you:

the blessing of beautiful living in the shelter you call home,

sweetness, this very moment, to counter any bitterness within your being,

heartfulness to soften the beautiful edges of your soul,

loving kindness, lavishly overflowing from hidden wholeness within and…

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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French Basket
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French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
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Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chairs
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Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black Metal Accent Table
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Handmade Sunburst Mirror
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Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
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28 Comments

  1. Teresea
    July 3, 2019 / 8:05 am

    Just wondering if you know why there are pop up ads on your feed that you can not cancel out of. They cover a portion of your pictures. Love your site, but these ads in the middle of your lovely pictures are so annoying. Is it just on my reception or do others have this issue

    • Michele
      Author
      July 3, 2019 / 10:58 am

      That’s awful if ads are covering up images, and what a pain in the butt. I’ll research this further. Thanks for putting up with the changing landscape – if I decide to get another job, I could go back to hobby blogging, but I’d have no time to blog. I suppose this is why folks prefer IG, where there are tons of ads but at least the images aren’t covered!

  2. Susan
    July 3, 2019 / 8:15 am

    I just found your site from a Pinterest link. A kindred spirit. I really admire the absolute beauty you surround yourself with and the kindness shining from your soul that comes through in your writing. I look around at my surroundings and, though I aspire to that French esthetic, mine looks very โ€plastic-yโ€. I will study what you have done and see how I can make changes. I am absolutely in love with your courtyard! Can I ask what product you used for flooring in your home?

    • Michele
      Author
      July 3, 2019 / 11:07 am

      So happy to have you here, Susan. I love hearing from new followers and helping – do feel free to email me if you ever want an opinion or suggestions. The hardwood is white oak finished on site by a true artisan, left natural (so no stain) and sealed with a matte poly. We have also used (gasp!) a wide plank laminate that looks like real white oak in two bedrooms where I wanted to swap out the carpet for something easy, cheap, and installed QUICKLY by us (and not a master artisan!)since guests were coming. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Kathleen Dike
    July 3, 2019 / 9:18 am

    As I have grown wiser(prefer wiser to older) I am much more content to be home. Do not need a lot of people around to make me happy. Life is a garden and a good book!

    • Michele
      Author
      July 3, 2019 / 11:10 am

      I recall listening to that introversion expert in the video I shared who mentioned that most of us tend to drift more toward the introverted end of the spectrum as we age. ‘Life is a garden and a good book’ makes great copy and sounds like an excellent title for your book…a memoir? ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Janelle
    July 3, 2019 / 9:18 am

    This is an especially touching post to this homebody as I sit on my back porch enjoying my tea, watching the birds and the flowers growing in my garden this morning. I always find peace and stillness in your words and images. Thank you, Michele

    • Michele
      Author
      July 3, 2019 / 11:16 am

      I’m so glad you can sense the peace and so grateful you took the time to bless me with these words. The birds here own the place! I don’t think I have written about it yet, but lately, when I sit quietly in the courtyard, the birds aren’t put off by my presence there and visit the mirror on the ground in the gravel leaning against the house. They don’t bump into it since I stenciled it with script – but they admire themselves and linger…

  5. July 3, 2019 / 9:58 am

    This post is so beautifully You Michele! Itโ€™s great to know who you are and how to rejuvenate your soul ๐Ÿ’—

    • Michele
      Author
      July 3, 2019 / 11:21 am

      Learning who I am seems to be an ongoing thing. It’s funny too. Not all homebodies are introverts. In my family of origin, we are all extreme homebodies, yet we fall all over the spectrum of introversion-extroversion!

  6. Deb Wostmann
    July 27, 2020 / 8:18 am

    Michele,

    I am very sorry for you and your family’s loss. Such a difficult time for you. I’ll be praying that your son begins to heal and that you may have some peace in your soul. Take a deep breath and one step at a time.

    • Michele
      Author
      July 28, 2020 / 5:21 am

      Thank you, friend. I will gladly obey your instructions. What a blessing to have you here.

  7. July 27, 2020 / 8:49 am

    So thankful that your faith sustains you during this time of grief and loss, as well as concern for your son’s health and wellbeing. You and your family are in my prayers.

    • Michele
      Author
      July 28, 2020 / 5:20 am

      Thank you for praying – we are relying on prayer. My faith is always rather wobbly I suppose, but it certainly feels like an anchor at the moment. Thank goodness it matters not how strong it is on a particular day but how strong my Father is everyday.

  8. Judy Mearing
    July 27, 2020 / 9:47 am

    God bless you Michelle, I am so sorry for your loss of your love one. I am praying for your son and you to have complete healing in Jesus name. I too love being home and having Jesus with me. Blessings๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโœ๏ธโค๏ธ

    • Michele
      Author
      July 28, 2020 / 5:18 am

      Thank you for these blessings and for joining me in my grief. I’m so fortunate to have this space with kindred.

  9. Barb
    July 27, 2020 / 11:10 am

    Bless you and your family, Michelle. Best wishes for all in the days ahead. May peace find its way back to you.

    • Michele
      Author
      July 28, 2020 / 5:17 am

      Thank you for these blessings. Trusting. Hoping. Receiving. Listening.

  10. Joanna
    July 27, 2020 / 11:21 am

    Iโ€™m so, so sorry your son is dreadfully ill. Iโ€™m sending healing wishes and prayers his way. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ I hope heโ€™s home soon in your warm and loving embrace.

    Blessings,
    ~Joanna

    • Michele
      Author
      July 28, 2020 / 5:17 am

      It’s a nightmare really. To be so critically ill during a pandemic. Thank you for your kindness and friendship.

  11. Joanna
    July 27, 2020 / 11:58 am

    Just popping back on. As I read the bottom of your post, it seemed frivolous to respond to your post on our homes and being an introvert, or extrovert. Yet, here I am. ๐Ÿค”

    I am an introvert and my home is my sanctuary. I love to decorate my home, to work in my garden, to cook, to read, and to paint. But, I also need others. I love to be in the company of my three grown kids, to travel, to dine out, to shop with friends… Large noisy crowds leave me at a loss though. Airports, crowded malls, big gatherings of any sort, stress me out with the constant noise and hoards of people. I just want to go home, put my comfy clothes on and decompress. am an in introvert and I embrace it.

    Blessings,
    ~Joanna

    • Michele
      Author
      July 28, 2020 / 5:15 am

      We are kindred for sure. Do you meditate at all? Since I started about 6 years ago, I find I am better able to cope with the stress of noisy, crowded places. I’m so glad you share stream of consciousness style – it’s doubtful anyone could say the wrong thing right now. I’m already pretty low and relying on grace. xox

  12. Sharrie Mezzanotte
    July 27, 2020 / 2:53 pm

    I hope this beautiful Gaelic blessing, “Deep Peace” by Ibera brings a sense of peace to you. Your website brings so much beauty and joy,thank you!
    With heartfelt prayer,
    Sharrie

    https://youtu.be/8qvMFIL62XA

    • Michele
      Author
      July 28, 2020 / 5:11 am

      Thank you, friend. Deep peace of Christ to you.

  13. Shelly
    July 27, 2020 / 6:46 pm

    I will keep you and your family in my prayers. So many things you are dealing with at this time which is a challenge to start with during these days of unknowns.
    I hope light comes back for you and your family soon.
    Big hug to you!

    • Michele
      Author
      July 28, 2020 / 5:03 am

      Thank you, friend. I have surrendered all these cares to my Father and rely on divine guidance to keep moving through the trials. Peace to you.

  14. Linda Carson
    July 28, 2020 / 1:34 am

    I promise you your loved one was not alone when she passed away. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints! She was surrounded by His glory!
    I will be praying for your grieving family but especially for the healing of your son. Gentle hugs!

    • Michele
      Author
      July 28, 2020 / 5:01 am

      Thank you for bringing truth here and blessing me. Please keep praying. Miracles are needed, and I am living moment to moment, strengthened only by the love of my Father.

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Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
Marble Subway Backsplash in My Kitchen
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Accent Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Cedar & Blossom Candle
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool