What Defines Cottagecore? 3 Secrets to a Simple Cottagecore Life
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When you think about cottagecore, you can’t help but feel a tug at your heartstrings – it’s a sweet and nostalgic feeling that transports you back to a time when life was simpler, people were happier, and everything felt just a little bit slower.
This aesthetic is all about celebrating the beauty of nature and cherishing the traditional ways of living that have been passed down for generations. With cozy floral prints, intricately hand-knitted blankets, and ceramic mugs filled with steaming tea, cottagecore is a world of comfort and warmth that can’t be matched.
It’s a return to the days of our childhood when we would spend hours playing outside and picking wildflowers for our mother’s vases.
1st Cottagecore Secret: Slow Down
Cottagecore reminds us of the importance of slowing down and savoring life’s little pleasures, like curling up with a good book by a crackling fire or feeling the sun’s rays on our faces.
Cottagecore is remembering the smell of my grandmother’s rolls baking in the oven. It’s slowing down enough to smell a rose. Moreover, it is a way of living that celebrates our connection to our ancestors, to nature, and to the beauty of rustic living.
Consciously choosing slow living in this modern world takes daily commitment. Do you want to start your day chugging down an espresso as you rush out the door or savoring herbal tea you made yourself? With the cottagecore vibe, every breath is an opportunity to slow down and remember the important things.
The best part is you don’t need to live in a rural area to embody the cottagecore aesthetic. Adding some handpicked wildflowers to a mason jar to brighten everything up brings it’s essence to your home.
2nd secret: Ignite Your Creativity
Creativity is at the heart of cottagecore. Incorporating natural materials into your creations is essential for this aesthetic. Get a free book on how Create your own Latvian herbal apothecary. Spend the afternoon making Baltic herbal remedies and then dream up new creations cloud gazing in a field.
Creating with your hands is a transformational act these days. It is at the heart of the feminine essence. Our ability to create is a gift we can share with the world.
3rd secret: Savor Old Time Wisdom
What did your grandparents or ancestors make? What did they teach you? Cottagecore celebrates old time wisdom, from traditional crafts to family heirlooms handed down through generations.
You can bake a family recipe, learn to carve, quilt, or start writing hand written letters. Savoring old traditions and crafts sparks our creativity and helps us slow down.
I’m an herbalist, abdominal massage therapist, and health coach from the wilds of Vermont. I am a free spirit and love walking barefoot with my wife and chihuahua.
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