The Love Your Home Challenge Week Four {Spring 2016}

The Love Your Home Challenge - based on the NY Times Best Seller Love the Home You Have - The Inspired Room

Welcome to week four of the Spring 2016 Love Your Home Challenge! It’s been fun seeing so many of you participating in the daily challenges. Just a little nudge is often all we need to make progress. And of course, working together on a challenge always makes it more fun! We have a little over a week left, and it is never too late to join in! Start where we are or go back and start from whatever day speaks to you. Or personalize the challenges to suit what you need to focus on! Don’t forget to use your gratitude journal to jot down ideas and thoughts.

Enjoy!Week Four

Day 22 – Twenty Little Things: Today, make a list of 20 little things you love about this season of your life in your home. Display the list in your home or put it in your home notebook. Add to it throughout the day when you think of something else that sparks a sense of gratitude! I dare you to stop at 20 things you love!

Day 23 – Happy Surprises: Add a little joy to your day by lining the dresser or desk drawer you use most often with spring-inspired scrapbook paper or pretty wrapping paper. You’ll be delighted every time you open it!

Day 24 – Your Handbag: The state of your purse can impact your daily tasks! Today, do a little spring cleaning of your handbag. Toss out any gum wrappers or unnecessary items. Organize makeup and receipts. Add a cute new pocket notebook for jotting down quick notes or ideas!

Day 25 – Living Room Wish List: Do you enjoy spending time in your living room? Start a living room wish list. Do you have all the basics you need? What more could you add or update in this space this spring to make it more comfortable or inviting? Add your list to your home notebook.

Day 26 – Make It Happen: Pick just one project in your home that you can finish completely today or at least make great progress on. You’ll feel refreshed and inspired that you finally made a dent on that nagging project!

Day 27 – Order in the Kitchen: Today we are going to focus on pantry organization. Toss out the old, repackage and label bulk items, wipe off and tidy the shelves. Make your pantry prettier and more orderly!

Day 28 – Your Color Personality: What are your favorite colors? Today, consider how could you incorporate more of the colors you love into your decorating. Could you paint a dresser, add new throw pillows, or start a collection of dessert dishes in your favorite hue? Being surrounded by colors you love can improve your mood and even change the way you feel in your home!

If you’ve missed the previous challenges, here is week one, week two, and week three! Follow along with us on Instagram! Share your challenges and be inspired by others with the hashtag #loveyourhomechallenge.

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  1. Dear Melissa, a couple of weeks ago, a voice from up above said “You know you’re not going to do week 2 and week 3 of the 2016 Spring Love Your Home Challenge now, OK?” To which I responded, somewhat wistfully, “OK”. I haven’t done Week 2 or Week 3 and I won’t really be doing Week 4 and I’m a bit more wistful. A slew of “have-to-do-now” projects have come up and they have to be done now. And even though it’s sort of frustrating because I really do want to be working on my home, March is half over and in April a lot of things should be easing off and I should be able to get back to the fun of executing some plans for my home. The great thing is that although I can’t “do” now, I can continue to dream and be inspired and live vicariously watching what you do in your new home and seeing how others have been inspired. That only requires a great cup of coffee or two and an hour to two in front of the computer. And I accomplished a lot from Week 1 and actually did Week 4, Day 24 – Your Handbag a couple of days ago and Day 25 – Living Room Wish List and Day 28 – Your Color Personality have already been done.

    Eagerly looking forward to your next house progress post.

  2. Kathleen says:

    My favorite challenge for this week is lining a drawer! Honestly, it’s amazing how such a little project can bring joy again and again…like every time you open it! I did this last spring in my desk and kitchen side board, but with a twist. I used remnant wall paper and then clear thin/flexible cutting boards over it to keep it from slipping, tearing and protected from stains. So easy to clean. For a bonus in my desk drawer, I added wonderful family snapshots that make me smile under the clear sheets. ( I found the thin clear sheet cutting boards at the dollar store in twin packs) Today I’m going to give a spring refresh to my 2 jewelry drawers (in a repurposed sideboard) I expect it will elevate it to feel like my own private boutique! Thanks, always for the inspires! Smiles, Kathleen

  3. Hi Melissa,
    Can’t wait to read your new book! So often we try to pack so much into our lives and forget to take pleasure in the sweet and simple things.

  4. Happy Spring! Thanks for the challenges. Your day 28 tip is perfect for me right now!
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