Lately: Meet Leo & The Next Project

Street of Dreams in Portland - The Inspired Room

So, it was a busy and exciting weekend for our family on many fronts. First of all, I can’t wait to share with you the first batch of photos from my favorite homes at this year’s Street of Dreams! I made a real quick trip to tour the homes last week and took hundreds of pics! I have lots of lovely details to share with you in upcoming posts. I was so inspired! You can see a sneak peek above. Gorgeous, right?

Leo the Labradoodle - The Inspired Room Pup

But besides just drooling over houses, I would like to introduce you to Leo! He is a precious 11 week old labradoodle. We are so blessed that through a series of happy circumstances and unexpected blessings, this furry guy joined our family.

Have you ever seen such a sweet face?

Leo and Bella - The Inspired Room

We brought him home to meet his “big sister” Bella this weekend (his “mom and dad” are my daughter Kylee and her husband Lance). Bella was quite pleased, although she probably didn’t realize Leo was going to be staying permanently. Ha.

While they haven’t officially met yet, Jack & Lily will be thrilled to have a new “cousin” to romp and play with. I can already imagine the fun these four will have together.

Leo the Labradoodle Puppy - The Inspired Room blog

He is SO sweet, very mellow and loving. He slept and rested quietly all the way home and even slept through the night.

Kylee Leo and Courtney

I think he already feels very much at home.

Leo the Labradoodle Puppy

I’ll continue sharing the antics of all four pups around the house on the blog. You can follow Jack on his Facebook page to see regular updates from his perspective and since we have so many pups now, we set up their own Instagram so we can keep up with their adventures at home and away.

If you’d like to follow along, you can find them at @DoodlesAtHome on Instagram and Facebook.

Speaking of adventures at home, besides ALL THE PUPS, this next week is going to be super exciting around my house!

It’s been such a long wait but FINALLY ….

Painted White Brick

THIS IS HAPPENING! This week our house is being pressure washed and next week WE WILL LIVE IN A WHITE BRICK HOUSE!

I just can’t even believe it’s finally happening, but it is.

PS. I’m so sorry if you had trouble getting to the blog in the last day or so! The blog went down, but it should all be up and running again.

Small New England Cottage Tour

Cottage Built In Bunk Beds

This little white house, with it's green door and the shutters that stopped me in my tracks when I was on Country Living's website this week. Oh, and that stone chimney sealed the deal. I just love little cottages. I thought you might have fun see … ** Read more **

Refining Your Authentic Style

Navy Walls and Whale Poster - Lucca in Seattle

I love getting inspiration for my home all over the place. Sometimes when I'm taking a walk, looking through a magazine, or window shopping I'll see something that speaks to me and know instantly it's a vibe or a look or even a texture that I would … ** Read more **

53 Ways to Eliminate Clutter and Chaos

53 Ways to Eliminate Clutter and Chaos - The Inspired Room

Ya'll, my favorite season is getting so close! :-D I can't hardly wait! I've always been a HUGE fan of fall because it's a perfect season for all things home, and particularly a really good time for decluttering and getting organized before the holi … ** Read more **

Signature Style – My Dutch Door Plans

Blue Dutch Door - The Inspired Room House Makeover Inspiration

Good Housekeeping I'm pretty sure I've said the words Dutch door on this blog nearly a million times in the past year. DUTCH DOOR DUTCH DOOR DUTCH DOOR. I'm not sorry though because soon the Great Dutch Door Transformation is soon going to be a big … ** Read more **

Dining Room Progress + Next Steps

House Progress - The Inspired Room

Hey friends! I took a couple of unexpected days off from blogging this past week, mostly just trying to get the house ready and decisions made for all the projects ahead. Phew! We've been making progress everywhere but the biggest transformations are … ** Read more **