Hello sweet friends…I hope you had a nice weekend.
I wish I could tell you we had a relaxing weekend, but I’m sitting here surrounded by various unfinished projects and the sound of my poor hubby installing new floors in the basement. We’ve been so busy lately, and I truthfully don’t foresee a break any time soon.
That’s why today I’m excited to take a little break from the labor as I join a few of my friends in celebrating the launch of a brand new book Make Room For What You Love, by our friend Melissa from The Inspired Room.
When you love decorating or tackle your own share of DIY’s, it’s sometimes easy to become overwhelmed; whether it’s too many throw pillows or decor accessories or like in our current situation, unfinished renovations.
In spite of the messes and clutter that accumulates in daily life and the inevitable life-changes that bring so much disorder in the house, a home should be a sanctuary.
The book has many insightful ideas and helpful encouragement from Melissa, like how to clear out clutter to welcome in what best serves your family, or a way to effortlessly decide what to keep and what to let go of. But one of the things that resonated with me the most is how the book shows how to create more space in your home and schedule time for what brings you joy.
If you remember, I recently filmed my first video in which I used this corner of our bedroom as a makeshift art studio.
This corner usually holds a desk and most of the time goes unused, so this little space has become a reminder of how much joy painting brings to my life. Though it will eventually need to be put away, it is clear to me that in the near future, I will require a little studio space of my own where I can create.
I can’t wait to implement some of the other organization tips Melissa shares in her book.
Here’s what my friends have made room for in their homes:
Eleven Gables / Craftberry Bush / At the Picket Fence / Julie Blanner / Beneath My Heart / Thrifty Decor Chick / Emily A. Clark / Reluctant Entertainer / My Sweet Savannah / Domestic Fashionista / At Home In Love / 320 Sycamore / Sunny Side Up / Happy Happy Nester / The White Buffalo Styling Co / Sweet and Simple Home / Finding Home Farms / In My Own Style / Fox Hollow Cottage / The House of Silver Lining / Infarrantly Creative / Fieldstone Hill Design / Shabby Nest / Today’s Creative Life / Sarah M. Dorsey Designs / Just A Girl / Southern Hospitality