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31 DaysI love my bloggy friends.

And I love parties. And I love the idea of getting together with bloggy friends to have a party. And when you decide to get together with your bloggy friends to party for 31 days in a row, you know you are going to have a good time.

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So who is hosting this bloggy bash and what is it all about? My BBF Nester gathered up some awesome ladies to share 31 days of inspiration during the month of October, each on their own blogs and with their own 31 day theme!! (by the way, the blogger photo arrangement was stolen borrowed from My First Kitchen and because I stole it and Darcy’s button arrangement above, none of the photos correlate to the buttons. Sorry, that would have been awesome but I’m not that technically savvy.)

I‘m inviting YOU all, my bloggy friends, to have the best October EVER! It will be one GIGANTIC 31 day party. All you have to do to enjoy this event is visit the participating blogs (listed below) throughout October!

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I’m so excited to be hosting 31 Days of Autumn Bliss here on The Inspired Room! I love the idea of being deliberate and purposeful about living an authentic but beautiful life and savoring every blessing we have. So I am (theoretically, lol) going to find 31 short and sweet ways to SAVOR EVERY SINGLE DAY OF OCTOBER.

Oh my fall goodness it is going to be an AMAZING October with 31 ways to bring autumn bliss and fall warmth to our homes and plenty of inspiration for the holidays ahead!

Don’t worry, as promised I am still kicking the season off with our 3rd annual Fall Nesting Party on September 8th (you will link up inspiring ideas and fall decor to get us going on the season) but then hold onto your stocking caps because that is only the tip of the fall goodness around here! Think I’m overdoing fall? Think of it this way, fall is NOT LONG ENOUGH as it is! I’m just going to savor it for 31 days!! Live each fall day to the fullest!

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So visit these awesome ladies and their blogs TODAY to hear about their 31 Day focus and then hang out with us in the month of October for this big bloggy bash!

Sandy Coughlin – Reluctant Entertainer
31 Days to Stress-Free Entertaining
Darcy – Life with my 3 Boybarians
31 Days to a Better Photo
Jen – Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
31 Days to More with Less
Melissa Michaels – The Inspired Room

31 Days of Autumn Bliss
Emily F – Chatting at the Sky31 Days of Grace
Kendra – My First Kitchen 31 Days to an Inspired Table
The Nester – Nesting Place31 Days to a Less Messy Nest
Emily – Remodeling this Life31 Days of Living Simply

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  1. Melissa

    I’m the first one to comment on my blog! Yay! Just wanted to say I am so thankful for those of you who comment here. It means a lot to me and I LOVE seeing your links to your posts!! :-)

  2. darcy

    Girl, you’re all, “we’re having a super fun party” and I’m all “shoot me, what have i done?!”

    wonder who the real bloggy pro is.

    that nester girl, she’s full of good ideas. i’m so glad she’s letting me all your coat tails.


    • darcy

      that last sentence would have been so much better with a verb.

      “i’m so glad she’s letting me RIDE all your coat tails.”

    • Melissa

      I am keeping the panic to myself. :-)

  3. Debbie

    What a great idea! I cannot wait for October to come. Living in Phoenix with continued triple digit heat, I’m looking forward to some cooler days.

    I always love to stop by and visit you Melissa. You have the best ideas. I can’t wait to visit all the other participants you listed, including Sandy Coughlin. I’m loving her book. :)

    Oh and I have the 31 day book by Darren Rowse. I guess I need to read it now.

    Blessings and love,

  4. Lynn from For Love or Funny

    I read about this over at Reluctant Entertainer, and I’m so excited! All of your 31 Day Series sound really interesting – I’ll be reading every day!

  5. Emily

    I didn’t hide my panic very well either, I am afraid. I never do.

    So glad to be doing this with you, Melissa! And a little panic-stricken too.

  6. Jennifer

    What a fun bloggy party! I am really excited and looking forward to all of the upcoming events. With all the great women participating, there will be a wealth of knowledge and inspiration for us to absorb.

    Looking forward to fall as well. With this extremely hot summer we have had, the change will be welcomed! Football kicks off tonight, maybe that will make it feel just a bit cooler. Have a great weekend!

  7. Imperfect

    I think I just about fell out of my chair when I read this. Usually I’m dying for September, and now it’s October thrills me.

    Melissa, you always offer such wonderful advice here, so I can’t wait to see what you share with us during these 31 days. I have a feeling my home will be filled with Autumn bliss. Can’t wait!

  8. emily freeman

    I have already changed my post 3 times this morning after reading all of yours. Love you and look so forward to all 31 days!

  9. Astrid

    I’m very much looking forward to this collaboration!

    I agree- fall isn’t long enough. I’ll probably be up to my elbows most days trying to figure out how to can some kind of fruit or veggie from my garden (or freezing them). It’s such a busy time of year! Hopefully I won’t neglect the house…..(maybe I’ll get some great, do-able ideas from all of you!).

  10. Pat

    Sounds wonderful Melissa!

    I’ll make a note of the September 8th Fall Nesting Event, also. Perhaps I can come up with an idea or three.

    Thanks so much for your help yesterday!

    Happy Weekend!

  11. Julia

    Wow! I am so impressed that all of you guys are planning your blog posts so far in advance! Here I’m just trying to figure out what I’m going to write about next week. :-)

    Can’t wait to follow your series. Sounds like fun!

  12. The Nester

    I can’t wait until October! For so many reasons!

  13. Jess

    This sounds fantastic! Can’t wait to see what you ladies have cooked up!

  14. Liz

    What a fantastic idea, really looking forward to reading it all. Thanks ladies x

  15. Franki Parde

    You GO girls!!!! Fast Fallward!!! xxx franki

  16. Sandy

    Wow, you covered, like, everything in your post. You are so good.

    Can’t wait for OCT Melissa!


  17. clarice

    Looks like it will be a lot of fun, full of lots of inspiring ideas. Cannot wait xoxox Clarice

  18. Becky

    Wow, I can think of at least 31 reasons why I love this!

  19. Jennifer

    This sounds like it is going to be quite the exciting 31 Days for all of us! Loads of inspiration… I can’t wait! :)

  20. Jane F

    Hi Melissa, Your project 31 sounds so impressive and it’s great to know about it in advance. We have some news that I hope will be useful to you as well. We’ve just launched Giveaway Friday! a weekly giveaway link up for browsers and bloggers alike. I hope you’ll be able to stop by today or in the future. And if any of your group has a giveaway during October, please think of us as a link up. Jane F.

  21. Fiona's Mosaic

    This looks like SO MUCH FUN!!!

    And I could use 31 days of fun right about now. :o/ LOL

    I’m in!!

  22. Kathy

    That sounds like great fun {and lots of reading to do}! : ) If I want to put the button on my blog sidebar, should I just do everyone’s individual button or is there a main button for all these 31 day accomplishments? I’m really looking forward to autumn myself, so I’ll be watching for yours especially, Melissa!

    • Melissa

      You could copy the button image in my post? We actually didn’t make a group button! Ah, maybe next time we will! :-)

  23. Lisa

    Wow! This is going to be a treat. :) I’m looking forward to the 31 days. Also, Melissa, did I miss something? Are you still doing the Inspired By weekly link parties?

    • Melissa

      Yes, I decided to discontinue that party in order to focus on more specific types of parties once or twice a month! The ones coming up are September 8th, the Fall Nesting Party, and later that month (I forgot the date, I”ll have to look it up) is Creative Organizing Ideas… :-)

  24. Kendra

    Steal anytime, girl. And I’m excited to get to do this with you!

  25. Glenda Childers

    Oh my goodness, Melissa, I can’t wait for October to begin. The collective knowledge, ideas and creativity will be amazing and so fun. I just subscribed to all the other blogs. Thanks so much for letting me know about this.


    • Melissa

      Thank you!!!

  26. Glenda Childers

    You got me so excited . . . all the ideas and creativity to come . . . I just wrote a blog post about it ~ 31 days of wonderment.


  27. FairfieldHouse

    Thirty one new reasons why autumn is my favorite season!


  28. Valerie

    What fun! Looking forward to 31 days of wonderful inspiration!

  29. Lorrie

    Autumn Bliss + October = Perfect!
    October is my favourite month – we celebrate Thanksgiving (in Canada) towards the beginning, and it ends with my birthday. Yay!

    I’m in the final days before my daughter’s wedding (4th of Sept) and hope to get back to blogging afterwards.

  30. Neutral Dwelling

    Hi Melissa,
    I haven’t visited for a while but I should have known you would be up to something awesome! Look forward to stopping back in for 31 days of inspiration!

  31. Roberta

    Hey Melissa…I’m not waiting until October ;) Just couldn’t…I’m in the process of re-organizing my blog and changing servers from typepad to wordpress…(ugh ;{ remind me later that I wanted this ;) anyhow…I’ve heard about Darren Rowse and Pro-Blogger and his book 31-Day To A Better Blog…so today I bought it and downloaded it and a now I’m off to get started. Thanks for the motivation, aka…butt kicking. Have a wonderful weekend, fondly, Roberta

  32. Sherry

    Melissa, This sounds like so much fun! I guess I need to get busy with my Fall projects.
    Hugs, Sherry



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