Build Your Own Quiet Nest

If you’re an introvert like me, sometimes all you need is a cozy place to snuggle up for a bit of peace. In celebration of Airlie Anderson’s ONLY, I built my very own Quiet Nest!

Want to create your own Quiet Nest? Follow along and I’ll show you what to do!


  • Beanbag
  • Pillows
  • Blanket
  • Your favorite plush
  • Sound machine
  • A good book

Step 1: Find your most coziest corner.

Step 2: Lay out the beanbag.

If you don’t have a beanbag, that’s totally fine! You can just set out extra pillows.

Step 3: Pop in as many pillows as you’d like.

The bigger the pillows the better, in my opinion!

*Don’t forget to give your pillow a chop for extra floofiness!

Step 4: Toss in a blanket!

I chose my favorite quilt.

Step 5: Grab your favorite plush!

I brought along my weighted goose. He can be heated up in the microwave for extra warmth.

Step 6: Turn on your sound machine.

I got mine off Amazon and it has a number of sounds to choose from. I set mine to chirping birds which was perfect for the occasion!

Step 7: Last (but absolutely most important) grab something good to read!

Obviously I picked Only, which is such a sweet, calming picture book that spoke to my heart.

If you’re looking for the perfect storytime for your quiet kid, pick up a copy of Only by Airlie Anderson!