2015 Readers’ Favorite Decorating Blog {Better Homes & Gardens}

The Inspired Room Kitchen Remodel

There was a little bit of awesome news a couple of weeks ago that I haven’t yet shared! But, it is really is SO exciting it cannot wait another day! Thank you so much for voting my little ol’ blog The Inspired Room as the Readers’ Favorite Decorating Blog TWO YEARS IN A ROW at Better Homes & Gardens! SAY WHAT? 2014 AND 2015? I’m honored. Humbled. Grateful. I cannot believe it!

Honestly, (and I’m not even being fake humble when I say this, ha!) but I seriously thought it might be a fluke the first year. Ha! But then AGAIN this year? You guys. If I could invite you all over right now for a big hug to thank you, I would. Then we could sit around in my kitchen drinking coffee out of giant mugs (while Jack tries to entertain us) so we could chat about all the things we love to talk about here everyday, except it would be way better than everyday because you’d really be HERE instead of me being here talking to myself just hoping you are still out there, sipping coffee and nodding your head along with me.

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” — C.S. Lewis

So, I just wanted to thank you, friends, from the bottom of my heart, for making this blog a joy for me to be a part of every day, for your amazing support of my book release, and for the great honor of the Better Homes & Gardens Readers’ Favorite Decorating Blog award for the past two years. I <3 You.

And yes, that is my kitchen via Better Homes & Gardens! :)

You can find the announcement and all the other winners here! (I promise I won’t get a big head, despite how it may look by the way my photo is sized on the page, haha!)

The Inspired Room - Better Homes and Gardens Readers Favorite Decorating Blog

Backyard Improvements {& new patio furniture covers!)

The Inspired Room Backyard

Little by little, we've been making small improvements to our backyard. While we would have loved to hire a landscaper to design and implement a plan for us, we decided to just do what we could ourselves over time. And because we haven't had a lot of … ** Read more **

Shaking Up the House

The Inspired Room Kitchen Coffee Station

Remember the other day when I talked about what I do when I get in a slump around the house? Sometimes I just wander around wanting to do something different but I just don't know what. I don't want to spend money (or I do, but I don't have any to … ** Read more **

Decorating with an Antique Bowl

The Inspired Room Gallery Wall and Console Table

Recently, my husband and I were enjoying an afternoon together window shopping in Poulsbo. There are quite a few fun little shops there we like to peek in every once in awhile. We stopped in an antique store we hadn't visited for a long time and on … ** Read more **

Skybell: A Video Doorbell Giveaway

The Inspired Room Front Porch - Skybell

I treat my home as a sanctuary, a place away from the world where I feel safe. Yet, the sound of the doorbell disrupts the peace of my little oasis. Doorbells just always unnerve me, even if there isn't a reason to worry. Our doorbell rings often … ** Read more **

A Forever House {The Tale of a Telescope}

Wood and Brass Telescope - The Inspired Room

I've always had a dream to live in forever house. But that desire was often in conflict with my dreams to find the perfect house first. I'm a crazy house lover, you probably have gathered that by now. A few months ago, my parents sold our family … ** Read more **