Attitude of Gratitude {Loving Fall: Day 17}

Simple Christmas Decorating - Cozy Stacked Winter Blankets

I can’t believe this week is already half over, and TOMORROW is Thanksgiving! HOW? I had all these big aspirations for this week and basically none of them have been accomplished yet. I imagined my house all decorated for Christmas by this point since I am SO excited about it (and I dreamed of doing more than last year? Ha).

The reality is, for everything I’ve accomplished another thing has fallen apart! Picture this little gem: I was setting up some Christmas decor and trying to talk on the phone at the same time and BAM! a curtain rod fell down off the wall in our family room, bonking me on the head. One thing accomplished, another project added to the to do list.

Sometimes you just gotta laugh, give yourself a little grace in the busy seasons and keep your attitude of gratitude.

Love the Home You Have - The Inspired Room

To be fair with myself, as I’ve mentioned I have been working A LOT on the books (finishing edits on one, nearly done with the second book and starting the third already! EEK!), so I really don’t have as much time right now to decorate as I wish I did. I am always learning lessons about time management and how to keep life “balanced” if that is even possible.

The truth is, I can usually do more than I think I can if I put my mind to it and manage my time well, and yet I often end up accomplishing way LESS than I dream I can. If that makes sense :). Somewhere in the middle is where I like to be, where life isn’t all about DOING but more about just experiencing life to the full. It’s a happy balance.

Keeping that attitude of gratitude and enjoying life to the full even in busy or challenging seasons is often a matter of what things you say yes to and what things you just say no to. And when you feel like on any given day you are getting hit in the head with curtain rods more than you are accomplishing all the things you dream of around the holidays, you can just call it a night and go watch Sleepless in Seattle with your hubby. It all works out.

Simple Mantel - Metal Star Garland - The Inspired Room

We are having Thanksgiving dinner with new friends on Thursday and then hosting a few family members this weekend at our house, so in and around everything else, my daughter Courtney and I went grocery shopping and now have a 24 pound turkey in our fridge! YAY! We can’t wait to just slow down, cook a tasty meal and then relax and give thanks around the table. PS. My metal star garland is from Season in a Trunk (the Winter Trunk). I love it!

What are you doing this week to keep your attitude of gratitude?

21 Days of Loving Fall - The Inspired Room Fall Series

Related Post: 20 Little Attitudes of Gratitude

Only a few more posts left in my Loving Fall series! Catch up here:

IntroDay One: Getting In the RhythmDay Two: QuietDay Three: Cozy ImperfectionsDay Four: Rust, Coral, and Orange Fall Inspired Rooms, Day Five: Fall Nights by the Fire, Day Six: Candlelight, Day Seven: Turkish TowelsDay Eight: Fall Traditions with the Pups, Day Nine: Settling In, Day Ten: Displaying Small Trinkets and Treasures, Day Eleven: Christmas Dreaming, Day Twelve: Organization, Day Thirteen: Mulled Cranberry Apple Cider, Day Fourteen: Fall Nesting for Holiday Entertaining, Day Fifteen: Holiday Cooking, Baking, Bloggers and Cookbooks, Day Sixteen: Simplicity in the Laundry Room

Cozy Imperfections {Day 3: Loving Fall}

The Inspired Room Family Room Decorating - Lily the Labradoodle

Fall is the season where I want everything to be COZY. My plush duvet slippers feel so cozy. My yoga pants feel so cozy. My fireplace is so cozy. EVERYTHING IS JUST.SO.COZY. Except my family room. That was not feeling at all cozy after the "dog barf e … ** Read more **

Decorating with Leather {The New Sofa}

Leather Sofa Round Up - The Inspired Room

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 Thank you all for your funny and supportive comments on the post about my pups and all the craziness with trying to keep up with my love of white slipcovers. You are kindred spirits. As much as I love them, the time has come to say … ** Read more **

The Truth About White Slipcovers {Part Two: Pet Edition}

The Truth About White Slipcovers - Family Friendly Furniture

Well, the time has come. Our white Pottery Barn sofa (found on Craiglist many years ago) finally bit the dust. It has happened. It's served us well for years. I've sung it's many praises but still told you all The Truth About White Slipcovers. I love … ** Read more **

Fall House Tour {Part Two}

Fall Decorating - Nature

Hello! Welcome! HAPPY FIRST DAY OF FALL! OH MY GOODNESS! How amazing is that. I mean, honestly. I wore BOOTS last night. BOOTS! Fall lovers UNITE. RIGHT? I'm so glad you are here! Come on in, you can keep your boots on if you want, or kick 'em off … ** Read more **

My New Fall Pillow {and a Fall Pillow Round Up}

Gray Wingback Chair - Fall Pillow - The Inspired Room

One of my most favorite things about Fall is puttering around the house getting everything all cozy! I love making subtle changes that don't scream FALL but just invite in more warmth. Little hints of cozy colors and textures are making me so happy al … ** Read more **

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