(in) Real Life


I love getting comments and emails from women who can relate to and appreciate the things I share here on The Inspired Room. It is great to have a community that not only supports me, but that can relate to each other so well through the comments and … ** Read more **

The Homies 2012 {Best Home Design Blog}


It came to my attention¬†that some nice people have nominated me again this year for Best Home Design Blog at "The Homies" on Apartment Therapy. YAHOO!¬† Thank you, nice people, whoever you are! THE SWEETEST EVER! I know there are some big amazing … ** Read more **

Beautiful Things {Recharging}

shopping poulsbo washington

Some days I just need to take a break from the routine and go out in search of beautiful things. I don't need to buy what I see. I can just look. {OK, well sometimes I need to buy.} I like to touch things, pick them up, smell them. I just need to … ** Read more **

The Happiest Mom: A Fixer Upper

cottage farmhouse

Today I have a special Sunday post for you from my friend Meagan Francis! You probably know her from her awesome and inspiring blog and book, The Happiest Mom. I'm honored to have her at The Inspired Room sharing her real life "fixer upper" story. … ** Read more **

We’ve Been Busy Around These Parts

jack at home

Wow a couple of days went by with no post! Ever wonder what bloggers are up to when they don't post? Well if it is me, it is because I'm doing other life kinds of stuff and sometimes it means I'm doing projects too! It is hard to sit on your rump all … ** Read more **

The Hiding Place {Finding Solitude}

slate tile shower with bench and glass doors

Finding Peace & Quiet I don't know about you, but sometimes I have to hide in my own house. My house gets L-O-U-D. I like quiet. So I hide. My main source of refuge? The shower. When my kids were younger I would go in the bathroom and shut … ** Read more **