Simple Gatherings Launch Party!! (you’re invited & can you help?)

Simple Gatherings Launch Party!! (you're invited & can you help?)

Hey friends! This Tuesday is the official launch party on The Inspired Room for my new book Simple Gatherings! I’m gathering friends far and near to help celebrate launch day! You are invited!

The party starts right here on the blog this Tuesday. From here we’ll head off to celebrate and enter giveaways on five lovely blogs.

But like the day before any fun party, there are a few things that still need to get done.

Would you like to help me with some of the party preparations and book launch promotion? Your support would mean SO much me, friend. If you’d like to help me with this book launch, scroll down for details.

I’m SO excited for everyone to get this book (and if you PREORDER TODAY ONLY there is still time to get my entire EBOOK BUNDLE FOR FREE!).

Just pre-order at Amazon or Barnes & Noble today, then fill out the form here to get all 4 of my e-books for  free!

Simple Gatherings offers tips for hosting a memorable gathering for friends and family. But don’t worry. You can check perfection and intimidation at the door because this book isn’t about hosting a Pinterest-worthy party.

  • Simple Gatherings is about creating an experience that will draw people together.
  • From preparing your home and menu to setting the atmosphere and table, you’ll find simple tips for hosting any event.
  • Learn how to help guests feel welcome and comfortable in your home.
  • Discover ways to spark connection and conversation so everyone feels at ease (including yourself as a hostess!).
  • Find featured gathering ideas, creative activities, and special touches to make gatherings memorable!

Simple Gatherings Launch Party!! (you're invited & can you help?)

If you would like to help with the book launch preparation and promotion, yay! Thank you!

Here are a few things I could use help with:

1) Would you post a photo of the Simple Gatherings book (you can take your own image, or use one of my photos!) on your social media? That would help get the word out that the book is available! You can share on Facebook or Instagram or a blog.

Here is another fun way to inspire others and help promote the book:

Post an image on social media to show or represent a simple gathering in your own home!

How fun will it be to see everyone’s home and the special touches you bring to the table?

Show us ….
Your gatherings!
Your table settings!
Your invitations!
Your place cards!
Your centerpieces!
Your conversation areas.
Your recipes!
Your welcoming front porch!
Your game nights!
Your ideas are all welcome.

If you share on Instagram, use the hashtag #simplegatherings and tag me @theinspiredroom so I can see it. You can tag my Facebook page if you post on Facebook!

I will be hosting fun giveaways soon for people who post about the book. Be sure to use the hashtag and tag me if you share on social media! So go ahead and start sharing photos and stay tuned for the giveaways :).

And feel free to come share your home and gatherings anytime on our community site Home Love Stories!

***Here’s a sweet and inspiring Simple Gathering post on Sasha Brodeur’s blog Lemonade Makin’ Mama!

2) If you have the book and enjoy it, I would sure appreciate your support in leaving a review on Amazon Tuesday.

3) Tuesday is the virtual Progressive Launch Party with some beautiful giveaways, starting here on The Inspired Room! There will be FIVE dreamy giveaways. Five bloggers are helping me to host giveaways, so it’s going to be really fun.

I’d love for you to enter the giveaways and help spread the word about the virtual launch party.

OK, friends! Thanks for being excited about this launch and for your support.

Meanwhile, I would LOVE to hear if you are planning any gatherings in your home during this season?

Leave me a comment! Let’s chat.

Simple Gatherings

50 Ways to Inspire Connection

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Jack & The Velvet Pumpkins

Jack & The Velvet Pumpkins

Fall is just my favorite! But you knew that, right? :) If I could spend the entire autumn season all cozy and puttering around the house, that would be my dream. Alas, I was feeling a little out of sorts this past week because I didn’t have the time to fall-ify my house as much as I wanted to.

Book launch seasons are so exciting, but especially busy! (Speaking of my new book, don’t forget there are just two days left to get a set of ALL FOUR OF MY EBOOKS for FREE with the preorder of Simple Gatherings! The book releases on October 3, so it’s coming right up). You can pre-order it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble and then just enter the code here to grab your free e-book bundle!

Jack & The Velvet Pumpkins

Velvet Pumpkins / Mirror

Jack & The Velvet Pumpkins
But, this weekend I finally made myself make the time to do some cozying. This room has been stuck in transition for awhile. I don’t like when my rooms feel like they are transition. Actually, I’ll be honest. This room has been in LIMBO! Limbos are the worst for me.

It’s not pulled together yet, but I realized that being stuck in transition didn’t mean it had to “stay in limbo.” Ha!

Honestly, sometimes when I have a space that is in transition, I end up ignoring it for a long time. I’m bad about that. But LIMBO doesn’t make me happy at all. So instead of just continuing to ignore it, I decided I could at least ‘up the cozy factor’.

I feel like that’s the best thing about fall. You can do SO much to a space simply by focusing on making it all cozier.

Jack & The Velvet Pumpkins

Rug / Curtains / Woven Shades / Dip-Dyed Stool / Daybed

I SO loved setting up these soft squishy gorgeous velvet pumpkins (from LoveFeast Shop)! But Jack didn’t seem too pleased. He was cracking me up! He acted like they were intruders. He always does that with fuzzy things, I’m not sure if he thinks they are animals or what. He’s weird. I was a little worried he would attack them, but somehow he calmed down and I think he even made friends with the one on the stool.

Jack & The Velvet Pumpkins

Anyway, these pumpkins are so GORGEOUS, I can’t even tell you how beautiful they are in person. I couldn’t stop staring at them. The real stems are incredible! And the gorgeous velvet and feathers on some of them are so striking and unique.

I’ll be sharing more of my velvet beauties on Instagram (and my stories)! The colors are stunning. There are some gray velvet ones that are among of my favorites, so be sure to head over to see more this week! I’m sure you’ll see them around my house here, too, all fall.

Jack & The Velvet Pumpkins

How fun is this? My friend Chris Ann from LoveFeast Shop is kindly offering you guys a discount code to her shop!

USE THE PROMO CODE: 17IR15 to get 15% off through October. Enjoy!

Also, watch my Instagram today (Sunday) for a giveaway! One lucky winner will be able to pick out her own Hot Skwash velvet pumpkins or do a little fall shopping with a $200 shop credit to LoveFeast Shop! US winner only. Follow me on Instagram and stay tuned there for the giveaway.


Tell me, is your house ever in LIMBO?!! Or is it just me?

Jack & The Velvet Pumpkins

Pre-order Simple Gatherings on Amazon or Barnes & Noble (before October 3rd) and then just enter the code here to grab your free e-book bundle!

Jack & The Velvet Pumpkins

Jack & The Velvet Pumpkins