Archives for April 2016

5 Steps to Simplify Your Life & Home

5 Steps to Simplify Your Life & Home

“Many of our decisions to add things we think we need in our home or will enjoy in life are the cause of additional clutter and stress. It’s become almost second nature in our culture to think we are going to enhance our life with something new when inadvertently we have made it more complicated.”

Make Room for What You Love, Melissa Michaels

5 Steps to Simplify Your Life & Home

Clutter threatens to suck the life right out of us, doesn’t it?

How can we start to simplify our home and begin to take our life back? Today I’m sharing 5 Steps to a Simplified Home, an excerpt from my brand new book, Make Room For What You Love (which is releasing at bookstores TOMORROW!) over at >> The Decluttered Home. <<

Click the following link to read the book excerpt! >>The Decluttered Home.

Also, May 1 on my Instagram (theinspiredroom) you’ll find a fun giveaway for 20 signed copies of Make Room for What You Love, sponsored by Uncle Bob’s Storage (The Decluttered Home), signed and mailed to you from me! <3

Follow me on Instagram (theinspiredroom) to find the giveaway starting tomorrow, May 1-15, and be sure to check out the specific giveaway details on my post today by clicking here >> giveaway rules.

5 Steps to Simplify Your Life & Home

{Inspired By} Outdoor Daybeds

{Inspired By} Outdoor DaybedsBHG

I‘ve been in an outdoor daybed sort of mood lately. Not sure what that means, exactly, but I guess it at least means I must be in the mood to get comfy and take a nap outside? Actually, that really sounds good to me.

Today I am sharing just a few images of outdoor daybeds, two hanging and one not, that have inspired me to dream about making my outdoor space extra cozy with a daybed!

{Inspired By} Outdoor DaybedsBHG

{Inspired By} Outdoor DaybedsCoastal Living / Cortney Bishop

On a related note (as I shared on Instagram and might even show you live on Snapchat!) I am delighted to have recently discovered that there are lilac trees/bushes in our yard! One is an ombré purple lilac (basically probably two trees twisted together) and the other is a white lilac.

{Inspired By} Outdoor Daybeds

{Inspired By} Outdoor Daybeds

Both smell divine. I wish these were scratch and sniff, but trust me on it. A nap on a daybed near a lilac tree would be a spring dream. Unless you are allergic to lilacs, then maybe not. Fortunately, I don’t have allergies, so I’d love it!

Happy Thursday!

Related post:

How to Add Personality to a Small Outdoor Space (my guide on eBay)

{Inspired By} Outdoor Daybeds
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