10 Years Worth of Gratitude

10 Years Worth of Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving to my friends here in the U.S. and whenever you are around the world. I wish I could invite you to our table this year, but a blog post will have to do. I wanted to pop in to tell you how grateful I am for your friendship, encouragement and the joy you have all brought to my life for the past 10 years of Thanksgivings! (I can hardly believe I’ve been blogging that long, but it’s true!).

Back when I was first married and making our first home in our little condo I never in a million years would have dreamed that one day, way down the road, I would have this place in the computer where kindred homebodies and friends from around the world could gather to share seasonal ideas, swap tales of remodeling and even find contentment with what we already have.

Yet what an unexpected gift this has been to me from the very first day. I love coming here to share, but the truth is I especially love hearing from you. It brings me so much happiness knowing that you, my friends, are out there creating your home, too.

10 Years Worth of Gratitude

Many of you have been with me through the ups and downs of three homes now and all my related adventures and wanderings. What a commitment you have made to check in with me regularly! I know these days there are bazillions of blogs and social media people to follow so it is really a gift to have you here. It truly does make my heart and eyes well up with gratitude that YOU have chosen to be part of my home adventures, whether my house has been pulled together or torn apart or that long lull in between.

Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I know this time of year will be so very hard for many and for others it will be such a special time. Blessings to all of you, friends. Wherever you sit down to dinner today I hope you feel loved and know that you’ve definitely made a difference in my life. I am so grateful for you.

I’ll be back here tomorrow!

10 Years Worth of Gratitude

10 Years Worth of Gratitude


  1. Happy thanksgiving to you and your family thank you for sharing your life with us and introducing us to those doodles love that Jack and Lily have a blessed day see you tomorrow❤️🦃

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, Melissa, to you and your precious family!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours Melissa! Thank you for all the inspiration! Be blessed ~

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Thank you for letting us peak into your cozy home and follow your journey! You are a blessing and an inspiration to me.

  5. Melissa,
    Thank-you (from Canada) for all that you pour your heart in to, and for sharing it with us. It’s always a pleasure to see, and read the ideas you have.
    I hope that you have a happy, blessed Thanksgiving Day.

  6. Melinda Young says:

    Thanks Melissa for your sweet message today. I am thankful for you and for you opening up your heart and home. Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃

  7. I would like to say thanks to you for the great blogs.beautiful photographs.All the joys and blessings to you too.

  8. What a sweet post, Happy Thanksgiving Melissa!


  9. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Melissa! It must be so nice for you to be so near family now!

  10. Thank YOU, Melissa, for sharing your home and yourself with all of us. I love reading your blog, not only to feel inspired by your home and your talent for making it cozy and beautiful, but also by your words. Your kindness, warmth, and joy in life shine in every word you write. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  11. Always a treat to “visit” my virtual friend…Happy Thanksgiving….Just thought of this…Thanks (for) giving us your time, talent and graciousness!

  12. Thanks to you for sharing your ideas with us and letting us see inside your house and home. I am always inspired when I have read your blog <3
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Thank you for being such an inspiring part of my life. Your blog was one of the first I found when I decided to see what the world of blog was all about. And I haven’t wandered away! Blessings to you and yours.

  14. Happy Thanksgiving. I enjoy your blog so much! Thank you

  15. Thanks to you I love the home I have .Even though it’s rented it’s our nest.
    Glad you showed this way of living .Inspiration for ever.

  16. Michelle Holland says:

    Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours!

  17. I read only 2-3 blogs and yours is one! Thank you for the inspiration.

  18. Jacqueline Csutor says:

    Wishing you and your family many blessings this Thanksgiving xx

  19. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, too Melissa!
    Your little spot here has continued to inspire and encourage me, despite my changing “homes.” I love your heart, your outlook, your kind thoughtful words, and your creative flair. It’s been a joy getting to know you in this crazy big online world. Yay for 10 years!! Yay for shining your light! Yay for YOU!

  20. Ms Maggie the Elderish says:

    Happy first t-day in your new home from here our new home. It has been an adventure for sure and great weight loss plan. I can lift a mighty full box. But with the fire going and the new sconces up, it is so pleasant even with today’s constant rain. Blessings to all.

  21. Happy (day after) Thanksgiving to you, too. I spent part of yesterday looking through your The Inspired Room book again. Such a lovely book… one of my favorite things is the inspirational quotes and scriptures you have in your home. Wishing you many blessings…

  22. The feeling is completely mutual! Your blog is such a bright spot of Christ’a love. Thank you for all of your hard work and awesome encouragement.

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