Inspired Holidays {Day 31}:: The End. What is next?

In spite of October being one of the craziest months for me this year (31 days of posts, busy real life, finishing my first ever ebook and flying across the country for the fifth time this year to go to Relevant over the past few days), I’ve really enjoyed writing and putting together this series.

I love this season and love the privilege of writing in this space every day. I don’t take that for granted. It is an honor to be able to write about what I love because it reminds me of what I value and what matters most to me. It keeps me focused on the now and living in the moment. It is like therapy! And I love that you all share in the things I love to talk about. Without you, this would be a lonely room, so thank you for being a part of this.

Writing in this place is an interesting experience because while I am loving every minute of sharing seasonal topics, I’m also being stirred up to write things that didn’t fit this series.

So many experiences, thoughts and ideas that came to mind in the midst of the past 31 days. Thoughts about blogging, about creating spaces for living, about finding your passion and living it out in creative ways both at home and in your career. And of course, about finding authenticity and contentment at home.

And, I have so many things I want to talk about and explore more deeply on the topic of my just barely released ebook NOT a DIY Diva! Much more to come!

While this 31 day series is over, it is over simply because October 31 has arrived.

Tomorrow is a new day. We are still in the lovely season of autumn and entering into the holidays. We will continue talking out creating the home we want, right where we are, in this holiday season.

But now I am free to mingle in all those other pressing thoughts and ideas that came to me. I love the freedom I feel as November 1 rolls around! I can write, or not. I can create instead of write. I can talk about the holidays, or not. I can do whatever I want.

I like options. 

I also wanted to send a shout out to the lovely 7 other women who came together to inspire 700 others to write their own 31 day series. That is the real power of community!

Blogland does not revolve around the voice of one, but around the community of many.

And of course, you can find the 700 other 31 Day topics here.

The 31 Day ladies:

Nester –  31 Days of
Lovely Imperfection

Jen – 31 Days to
Balancing Both Beauty and a Budget

Jessica – 31 Days of Memory Keeping

Melissa: 31 Days:
Inspired Holidays

Sandy: 31 Days of
Warmer Connections

Darcy: 31 Days of Photo Tips

Emily: 31 Days to
Change the World

Emily: 31 Days of the
Little Things

It is kind of fun to see the entire list of what I’ve been blogging about for the past 31 days so I’m putting the whole series below so you can catch up on anything you missed!

Day 1: Welcome

Day 2: Plush Pumpkins!

Day 3: Why I Love this Season

Day 4: Ideas for Decorating Naturally

Day 5: Simple Fall Decorating around My House

Day 6: Your Holiday Style! In the groove? Or in a rut?

Day 7: Creative Memorable Holidays

Day 8: What Dessert to Make for Fall Parties!

Day 9: Things to Treasure List

Day 10: Tips for Mantels and Display

Day 11: Tips for Holiday Curb Appeal

Day 12: A Discussion: Candles and Holiday Scents

Day 13: The Most Versatile Seasonal Decoration

Day 14: Holiday Decorating Power of Three

Day 15: Hot Spiced Cranberry Cider

Day 16: Holiday Decorating: Fresh Inspiration

Day 17: Cleaning for Christmas

Day 18: Finish Decorating Projects Before the Holidays

Day 19: Set up a wrapping station

Day 20: Disconnect & Read a Book

Day 21: Do Yourself a Favor & Have These on Hand!

Day 22: Fall & Winter Quilts & Blankets

Day 23: pssst….I wrote an ebook.

Day 24: Nesting in Your Fall & Winter Bedroom

NOT a DIY Diva was released in pdf form!

Day 25 & 26: Holiday Dishes and Tables

Day 27: Sweet Gifts for Giving

Day 28: Tis’ the Season for Cozy Drinks

Day 29: Dining Rooms and Holiday Entertaining

Day 30: Fall Drive Bys

What are some topics you would like to read about in the upcoming days, weeks and months?

Inspired Holidays {Day 30}:: Fall Drive Bys

Happy Sunday everyone! We are almost to the end of this extremely long series called 31 Days of Inspired Holidays. Ha! I'm thinking next year I'm going to go for 12 days instead of 31. But, anyway. You know, it always sounds like a good idea in … ** Read more **

Inspired Holidays {Day 29}:: Dining Rooms & Holiday Entertaining

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Southern Living   In just a few days we'll be heading into the month of November! If you are in the United States, we are gearing up for Thanksgiving and of course, most of the world is getting ready for the Christmas season! WOW! Can you … ** Read more **

Inspired Holidays {Day 27}:: Sweet Gifts for Giving

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via Sunset Magazine - Peppermint Stick Cocoa in a jar YUMMY! Time to start thinking about making some sweet treats and gifts for friends and neighbors this holiday aseason! I love making gifts in a jar! Peppermint Stick Cocoa sounds delish right … ** Read more **

Inspired Holidays {Day 25 & 26}:: Holiday Dishes & Tables

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Pottery Barn I wanted to ask you all if you have holiday plates! You know I'm a mostly white or neutral dish girl, but I have always loved mixing in some special holiday dishes. It just seems more festive! Even if you don't have a whole set, … ** Read more **

Inspired Holidays {Day 24}:: Nesting in Your Fall & Winter Bedroom

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BHG It is time to cozy up that bedroom for fall and winter, girls! Let's do a little pre-holiday bedroom nesting. BHG So I was thinking today about how much I enjoy cozy-ing up the bedrooms this time of year. I just love this time of year, … ** Read more **