New York Times Best Seller!

Love the Home You Have - New York Times Best Seller - The Inspired Room

I visited my girls in Seattle yesterday so we could get our nails done. GIRL time :). As we were stopping for lunch, I got a little message from my friend Ann Voskamp letting me know she had just noticed that Love the Home You Have was on the New York Times Best Sellers List. SAY WHA? I read her message a few times and finally we pulled the car over to gather our thoughts (and OK, we had to Google the list to see it, hahah) because we were in total disbelief! We thought we must be reading it wrong! MY book? Love the Home You Have? On the NY Times Best Sellers list? How! What?

Love the Home You Have - New York Times Best Seller - Melissa Michaels - The Inspired Room

Wow. I guess it’s been on the list for a few weeks I just didn’t know and it didn’t even occur to me to look for it (author newbie here). I keep looking over at the list, you know, just to make sure there wasn’t a mistake. HA! But no, there it is, with several other books I have or want to read!

Anyway, I just wanted to just pop in to THANK you all so much for your help in allowing me this honor, because without YOUR SUPPORT, without you sharing the book and telling your friends about it, there is no way something like this would have ever happened for a first time author like me. This past year has been SO full of surprises and things I never dreamed would happen. I definitely feel like I have to pinch myself sometimes.

The message of loving our homes and finding contentment with what we have is so important, I’m so happy to know that it resonates with you all too. I love seeing your Instagrams (#lovethehomeyouhave), your blog posts and your kind reviews. Thank you, friends.

Why You Need to Make Your Bed {Domino Habits}

Inspiration and free downloads from the new book Love the Home You Have - The Inspired Room blog

Years ago I had a lot trouble keeping my house clean. I mean, A LOT of trouble. I loved my house, loved to decorate, and I really wanted a clean house. I could visualize it in my mind. I knew I would be happier and more productive if I could figure … ** Read more **

A Warm and Welcoming Home

Tiny House by Jessica Helgerson Design

You know how some homes feel so warm and inviting and you just want to stay awhile? Sometimes that feeling comes from the way the home was designed, but often the real warmth is a deliberate combination of your attitude and the atmosphere you … ** Read more **

Giving Yourself Grace At Home {A Guest Post for Ann Voskamp}

Love the Home You Have - The Inspired Room blog

You’ve probably heard that our home should reflect who we are and what we love. That’s great if we like what we see. But what if the reflection staring back at us scares us? GASP! What if our home tells us we are a complete disaster and we need … ** Read more **

Love Your Home Challenge {& Book Release Day!}

Love your Home Challenge - from the new book Love the Home You Have by Melissa of The Inspired Room

The day has arrived!! Welcome to the online launch party for Love the Home You Have! As of today, Love the Home You Have is officially released into the world! :) HOORAY! I can't believe it's been TWO whole YEARS since I came up with the proposed … ** Read more **

Join the Love the Home You Have Promotion Team!

Love the Home You Have - The Inspired Room Book - Melissa Michaels

Hello friends! I can hardly believe there are only a few days before Love the Home You Have is OFFICIALLY released on Tuesday, March 31st! ***Update: We have filled all of the spots at this time, THANK YOU to everyone for your amazing … ** Read more **