Hi, I’m Kayla!

I’m here to share all the things that fill my heart and home with you! I have a heart for God and I’ve been blessed by the love of my sweet husband, Merrill, and my twins, Braelynn and Bennett. I’ve always been drawn to decorating and creating beautiful things.

I have a french cottage farmhouse style with a little shabby chic mixed in. I love decorating with soft muted colors, displaying chippy architectural salvage pieces, and adding in lots of books and florals. I really enjoy setting a beautiful table, creating pretty vignettes, painting furniture, and sharing simple crafts and DIY’s with all of you!

I’m so glad you’re here and I hope you enjoy following along!


In the fall of 2012, Merrill and I purchased a live oak tree and planted it in our front yard. It was planted during our first year of marriage, and was placed right outside the kitchen window so we could see it everyday. With tender care, it grew taller and stronger as the two of us grew closer. We lived in that home with that little tree for almost 3 years and even after moving we still refer to it as our little love tree.

I wanted the name of this business to remind me of my marriage, and Live Oak Boutique was the perfect fit. It’s my husband’s love that allows me to chase after my dreams with open arms. He is my biggest fan, and he whole-heartedly believes in me and my God-given talents.

In 2019 I decided I wanted to start sharing my love of making our house a home so I changed my business name to Live Oak Nest. And it’s here you will find all the things that fill my heart and home. Enjoy!

Kayla C.

Let’s Keep In Touch

I’d love to keep in touch with you! I share French Cottage Farmhouse inspiration for budget friendly home decor, simple DIYs, and beautiful vignettes. You can expect to hear from me one or two times a week!

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