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Author: David and Cassidy

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(Formerly The Wakened Podcast) We are David and Cassidy, husband and wife duo behind the Artful Living podcast. We are passionate about artfully crafting a life and home with intention. We hope you enjoy!
72 Episodes
Spring is upon us and we are ready for it! In this episode, we discuss ways to experience spring in your home through the five senses. If you enjoy this episode or our show in general, please give us a rating and review!Art de AvaloWakened Collective Whittle and Oak StudioConnect with us on instagram:@artfullivingpodcast@life_simplified@diggingupdavid
Each year has it's own variety of design trends that take the spotlight. In this episode, we refer to an article forecasting the top 25 interior design trends for 2023 by Good Housekeeping.Please give the show a rating and review if you enjoy the podcast!Art de Avalo Wakened Collective Connect with us on Instagram @ArtfulLivingPodcast@Life_Simplified@DiggingUpDavid
With inflation happening with food, it has us all paying more than we're used to for essentials like groceries. In this episode, we list 20 ways to cut down your grocery bill.If you enjoy this episode and the show, please take moment to leave us a rating and review! It helps a small podcast like ours out a lot.Support the podcast by shopping art and Wakened Collective.
The love of Nancy Meyers film's sets and their iconic and cozy interiors has inspired a new style referred to as 'Coastal Grandmother'. In this episode, we break down what Coastal Grandmother is, the style elements that make up this interior decor trend & how to achieve the look in your own home! If you enjoy this episode, please give us a rating and review. It really helps us out.Support the show by shopping Art de Avalo and Wakened CollectiveConnect with us on Instagram
In this episode, we share 9 elements your home needs to take it to the next level! We share a checklist Brooklyn-based designer Kelley Carter uses to make sure a room feels complete. These elements are great because they can incorporate objects you already have & help you to achieve a well-designed and cultivated home. We also chat about the age old debate between spouses with conflicting design styles and share our honest thoughts on the coveted Samsung Frame TV.Please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy this episode or the show!The Interior Design HandbookSamsung Frame TVSupport the podcast by shopping Art de Avalo and Wakened CollectiveConnect with us on Instagram
The Creative Act by Rick Rubin has quickly become our favorite book on creativity and the cultivation of it. He was such a refreshing and inspiring perspective on the creative process. In this episode, we talk about one of the concepts in a chapter in his book called "Beginner's Mind".If you enjoy this episode or our show in general, please rate and review the podcast! It would mean the world to us and really help us out!Shop the book The Creative ActSupport the podcast by shopping Art de Avalo and Wakened CollectiveConnect with us on Instagram:
In this episode, we talk about the foundational home decor items we think are versatile for a home styling capsule. Just like how a capsule wardrobe is built on classic staples and basics, so is our list of pieces for your decor capsule! The items on this list can integrate into any design style whether you're a lover of decorating or don't know where to begin! These items are tried and true.Support the podcast by shopping our businesses, here and here@artfullivingpodcastBelow are some products that fit into the categories shared in this episode. (Some links are commissionable)Trays: Vases: Hurricanes: Table Books: Blankets: Dish:
Spring is just around the corner! This time of year we are craving to purge, declutter and clean our home.  The tips in this episode can be used at any time of year you're craving a deep clean and some motivation to declutter. If you enjoy the show, please consider rating and reviewing the podcast! It really helps us out.The cleaning product mentioned for polished nickel hardware If you'd like to support the podcast, feel free to shop either of our brands Art de Avalo and Wakened Collective.
The majority of our life is spent in daily tasks and responsibilities. So why not find all the beauty and enjoyment we can in the mundane? In this episode, we share some ways to elevate your day to day.https://artdeavalo.comhttps://www.wakenedcollective.com
Our homes have been likened to the set of our life. Therefore, our home should be a reflection of those who live in it.  In this episode, we break down 7 ways to make your home a truer reflection of you!
In this episode, we chat all about how to start your person art collection! Single most impactful way to inject your personality into a space and put the final touches on a home to really bring it all together. We believe having a beautiful and meaningful art collection is not just reserved for the wealthy. Anyone at any price point can have art in their home! We help give you some actionable steps to getting started.If our artwork speaks to you, feel free to take advantage of our current sale. Use code SPECIAL20 for 20% off.
Say hello to our re-branded podcast! “Artful Living”. Listen to this episode to hear why we changed the name, how the new name came about & what to expect to hear going forward!
In our last episode we shared interior design trends we are over. In this episode, we share trends we are currently loving! We’d love to hear which trends you’re loving as well.Support the podcast by shopping at or ArtdeAvalo.comConnect with us on Instagram@TheWakenedPodcast@Life_Simplified@DiggingUpDavid
Trends come and go and in this episode we unpack the design trends we are over seeing! If you'd like to support the podcast, feel free to shop either of our businesses. Shop artShop Wakened Collective Connect with us on instagram@TheWakenedPodcast@Life_Simplified@DiggingupDavid
Support the podcast by shopping our stores Wakened Collective and Art de Avalo.Connect with us on instagram@Life_Simplified@DiggingupdavidShop the luxurious Brooklinen bedding we talked about in the episode! 
This time of year many people are hosting family and friends in their homes. Having people stay the night or nights in your home can be intimidating but in this episode we provide some tips to make ensure their experience in your home is a good one!If you'd like to support the podcast, feel free to shop our businesses Wakened Collective and Art de Avalo.Connect with us on Instagram:@TheWakenedPodcast@Life_Simplified@DiggingUpDavid
We're back! This is our first episode back in a year and we are excited for what's ahead.Support the podcast and check out our biggest sales of the year! Take 20% off with 'BF22'Take 30% off with 'ART30'Connect with us:@Life_Simplified@DiggingUpDavid*some products  below contain affiliate linksProduct mentioned:Remote controlled battery operated tapered candlesRelated products:Brass tapered candle holdersBrass candle holderRibbed smoked glass hurricaneFluted glass hurricaneFooted glass hurricaneFlameless pillar candleCedar candle (favorite winter scent)Winter scented candle (budget)Pillar candleWinter candleFaux cedar branchSheep peltFaux fur blanketBrass pine cone candle holdersCandle clocheiron candle holderAntiques bellsHanging bells
We've been excited to record this episode for quite a while now! I (Cassidy) am a huge fan of Nancy Meyers films and her iconic sets. In this episode, we break down the elements and formulas from her set designs so you can create your own Nancy Meyers inspired home.Which Nancy Meyers film is your favorite?Shop abstract textural artwork hereShop ethically made lifestyle goods hereConnect with us on Instagram@Life_Simplified@DiggingUpDavid@TheWakenedPodcast
We are close approaching the time of year when consumer purchases really ramp up to their peak. How is this going to look with broken supply chains and productions for so many goods coming to a screeching halt? In this episode, we break down how these disruptions in supply chains can effect your shopping and give you a few ways to ease the stress around purchasing during this season. We also shed some light on the realities of owning a small businesses and the lengths we've gone to ensure our customers get what they purchased!Here are the books David talked about in the Learning or Loving segment:14911493Shop and support our small businesses here:Wakened Collective Art de AvaloWakened Boards Connect with us Instagram:@wakenedcollective@thewakenedpodcast@diggingupdavid@life_simplified@art_de_avalo
It's the first day of fall, one of our favorite seasons! But as much as we love autumn, we aren't as big of fans of the season that follows -- winter. In this episode, we share things we've implemented that help us beat off the winter blues when the days get colder and shorter. If you suffer from winter blues or just are interested in making your winter more enjoyable, then this is the episode for you!Winter Is Coming blog postShop & supporthttps://www.wakenedcollective.comhttps://artdeavalo.comhttps://wakenedboards.comConnect with us on instagramDavid CassidyWakened Collective Art de AvaloWakened Boards 
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