Behind the Scenes

The Inspired Room book photoshoot day

Thank you all for being so supportive about my book announcement! I so appreciated all of your encouragement and enthusiasm–you are the best. This has been quite an adventure so far! At times I feel like I’m having an out of body experience, but I am getting more and more excited about the process. I’m really happy with how the books are coming together so far. The next few weeks will be crazy behind the scenes (as you can probably see by the state of my kitchen during the aftermath of a photoshoot) as I am turning in the first two titles by September 1st!

We got to see the cover art and some design elements for Love The Home You Have on Friday and we are completely in love with it! It’s going to be such a fun book. It was exciting to get our first glimpse of what it will look like…I think you will love it too!

We are also hard at work on the other book that will be out next spring as well, I wish I could tell more about it but for now these little sneak peeks of what we are working on will have to suffice. We are having so much fun!

I’ll be back with an update on some more house projects, after we clean up the kitchen. Heheh.

PS. If you missed our front door makeover last week, you can find that here, see our back deck makeover here, or see the progress so far on the laundry room!

The Inspired Room books in process

The Inspired Room photoshoot day

The Inspired Room books behind the scenes

How to Create a Meaningful Home

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For as long as I can remember, I've been head over heels in love with creating meaningful homes. My passion for the home inspired me over the years to transform a half dozen houses into meaningful places for our family, to eventually to turn my … ** Read more **

It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect

It doesn't have to be perfect but this is ridiculous

April 2014 I know a house doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful. In fact, I think we embrace imperfection pretty well around our house. Actually, sometimes my life at home is just plain ol' ridiculous. But as my daughter pointed out the … ** Read more **

Life with Pets @ Home {Meet Bella!}

Bella The Australian Labradoodle The Inspired Room

Meet Bella, the newest pup in our family. I can't even. HER FACE LOOKING UP AT ME? WHY SO CUTE? She is an eight week old Australian Labradoodle. She is going to live with our daughter Kylee soon. Bella is kind of like our grand-pup :-) but we … ** Read more **

{Love Language} Create a Happy Home

What's Your Love Language - Create a Happy Home

My house isn't always clean. I get one project done while four others fall apart and twenty more are on the to do list. My life is busy and full. Things are sometimes stressful or crazy. Sometimes I'm frazzled or distracted. But there are always so … ** Read more **

When You Feel Like You Aren’t a Big Deal

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If you ever feel a little discouraged, like everyone else is doing BIGGER THINGS than you are, I have news for you. You are probably a BIGGER DEAL than you realize... We do little things for our family every day. Thousands of little things that … ** Read more **