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

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 **

Mixing Shades of White in Decorating

The Inspired Room Kitchen Open Shelves

Do you love white cabinets, woodwork and tile? I do! White can be so fresh and pretty, but sometimes it can come off as bland, clinical and uninteresting! I'm sure none of us want that, so I think it helps to understand how to use white so you are … ** Read more **

Collecting Copper

Copper Cookware Hung on the Wall - The Inspired Room

Hello, friends! Recently I wrote a post about our new leather sofa and how it fits in with the copper and wood in our home. So today I thought I would show you a couple pieces of my copper collection! While you might think copper is kind of an … ** Read more **

Christmas House Tour {Part Two}

Holiday Coffee Station - The Inspired Room Christmas House Tour

Greetings, friends!! My internet has been out and our lights flickering all evening. It's a wee bit stormy around here and more winds are threatening to blow through. I was so worried I wasn't going to be able to get this post scheduled -- yay me for … ** Read more **

Easy Mason Jar Snow Globes

Easy DIY Mason Jar Snow Globes - The Inspired Room Christmas Decorating Ideas

Here's a really easy Christmas decorating idea for you, as seen in my Christmas house tour this week (and some from last year, too!) ! I had a few questions on how I made them, so here's the scoop. For the antique blue mason jar (I found mine at a … ** Read more **