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Welcome to 31 Days: Inspired for the Holidays

by | Sep 27, 2011 | 31 Days: Inspired Holidays, Decorating Inspiration

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Welcome to 31 Days: Inspired for the Holidays

Welcome to 31 Days: Inspired for the Holidays

A series for Fall and Christmas Ideas!

Welcome to 31 Days!! This is where it all begins! This is day 1!
Here is how to find the Inspired Holidays Series!

And here is a general link to Christmas decorating ideas in case you are looking specifically for Christmas!

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:  Inspired Holidays {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 is my focus this year?

Summer is over, fall has arrived, and in just a couple of months, the holidays will be upon us. HELLO!?

Yep, time is going to fly. So let’s sllooooow it down a notch and enjoy every moment of this season.

Welcome to 31 Days: Inspired for the Holidays

Have no fear! In this series I’ll be sharing 31 days of simple and creative ideas you can use this year. We’ll be inspired from Fall to Christmas. Traditions to Decor.

Just a little thought that panicked me today, by the time this series is over, it will be NOVEMBER! Yeah. That is scary on many levels. Ladies, you know you need to stick with me here. We need to rally the troops and get our fall & holiday groove on.

And I have something fun to announce during this series too, so stay tuned!! YAHOO! Fun is GOOD!

Welcome to 31 Days: Inspired for the Holidays

Every day I plan to add my newest post link to this landing page so if you need to find your way to new posts or ones you missed, you can easily find the next one in my series by visiting this welcome page. I will put a link to this series in my sidebar as well.

To link up your own series click here!

Ready? Let’s go! Sunday October 2nd I’m hosting the Plush Pumpkin (see those cuties at the top of my post?) giveaway you WON’T want to MISS. This giveaway will make you want to squish a pumpkin and yes, smoosh it on your face. Seriously, I’m in love with these pumpkins.

Let the 31 days series BEGIN!


  1. LoveFeast Table

    So excited to see what your 31 days will hold! We wish we were participating this year, but those plush, velvet beauties are keeping us hopping! So glad you like them!
    ~Kristin & Chris Ann

    • Melissa

      Thanks ladies!!! They are the best little pumpkins ever!!!

      • Judi Smith

        I love the 31 days inspired holidays. I really need this type of focus to get me back on track to painting with the fall and holiday seasons in mind. I finally finished one painting for Halloween….and two for Christmas….and of course I need more ideas for my “Inspired by Caden” collection of children’s art. thanks for sharing with all of us frustrated creative types.

  2. Cinnibonbon

    November?? Holy…that is so right around the corner. YIKES best we slow it down, like you mentioned!! Thanks for sharing, I’m going to try to start my landing link, hope it works. If not I’ll surely come for help if you dont mind. So excited to come to you and see what’s going on. I love those plush pumpkins!!
    Stop on over if you get the chance.

    • Melissa

      Thanks for linking up!

  3. Jen

    I am a “NEWBIE” of sorts to DIY projects, and I LOVE LOVE YOUR BLOG! I am inspired each day reading your blog and hope to get my own up soon with my own projects…and the plush pumpkins- absolutely adorable:)))

  4. kelly in georgia

    I am looking forward to all your wonderful ideas! There is going to be soooooo much to read from everyone participating – going to go change out my contacts right now! I just scanned through all the topics in the links and was so hoping someone would have done 31 days to starting a blog – guess that would have been silly considering everyone linking is a blogger – but for the few of us procrastinators it might have been the push we need. Well there’s an idea for someone for next year!

  5. melissa

    so excited about 31 days…not to mention your giveaway tomorrow! i’ve been eyeing those lovelies since i saw them at nester’s a few weeks ago!

  6. bendedspoon

    Another round of lovely things from you! I’m a subscriber with my real name :)

  7. Char

    I have been anxiously awaiting for the 31 days to start!!! YEAHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Looking forward to a fun month of inspirational ideas.

  8. Vee

    This is going to be be great! A big thank you to all those who are contributing to this fun event.

  9. Lucy Ann Moll

    My rooms need inspiration, so I can barely wait to see your 31 days unfold. I linked up my theme “31 Days of Friendship” at Just learning how this linky thing-y works (and if it works!) and believing by faith God is up to good in our friendships among women. :-)

    Blessings, Lucy

  10. Mimi

    Looking forward to your incredible ideas for decorating. I’m doing 31 Days of Orange! Enjoy your weekend!

  11. Kimberly

    Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and for being so encouraging! I am excited about all of the great posts, too. :) And I am absolutely in love with the squishy pumpkins! I so love all things fall.


  12. Mrs. Mary Joy Pershing

    I am excited! Not up for linking up a 31 days series this month BUT I am up for reading yours and getting inspired! I love Autumn! It is my favorite season! And I too am excited about the smooshy pumpkins!


    God bless you, Melissa!

    Mary Joy

  13. Stacey

    So you promise to hold my hand and get me inspired for the holidays???

    :) I know you will! Love the idea! Bring on the cheer! Bring on the festive!

  14. Glenda Childers

    Thanks so much, Melissa, for inviting us to join you in the blogging 31 day craziness/fun. Can you believe the response already?

    Off to write day 2.


  15. Polly

    OMG! Saw those pumpkins on French Kissed and wanted them immediately. I’ll definitely be checking back in tomorrow. But I think I need to buy some. I’ll be anxiously awaiting all your fun ideas.

  16. Dianntha

    Not sure I can face November….I will love to see what you have to come up with. Dianntha

  17. Sharon

    I’m looking forward to following along! The plush pumpkins are adorable. At some point I’ll have to find a tutorial (Pinterest perhaps?) to make them.

  18. Joy McLaughlin

    I’m excited to follow along learn with you this month! I love your ideas, and I love the memo board!

  19. Lisa

    How precious! They are adorable. So glad you are back for another 31 day series.

  20. Jamie

    I stumbled on your blog trying to hunt down those precious pumpkins and oh my am I glad I did! I fell in love with the pumpkins but also fell in love with the idea of 31 Days! Looking forward to it…thank you!

  21. Debbie H.

    What a treasure site this is. It’s really something special you offer. Thank you for the opportunity to win.. but moreso for the gteat ideas!!

  22. Tammy in NE

    I just love these plush pumpkins – and I’m looking forward to the 31 days series. Not sure I’ll get anything else accomplished if I try to read everyone’s posts!

  23. Susan

    Looking forward to the rest of your 31 days of inspiring holiday ideas…the plush pumpkins are perfectly named!

  24. Kim

    Oh How I love those plushies! Didn’t a chance to post yesterday!! Oh Well…. picked a couple of posts to check out along with this one Melissa! Love your site and am digging the 31 days on “total inspiration”!!!

  25. Kim

    PS I agree with the comment above about needing info on how to do a blog!! Know of any good sites?

  26. christmas decoration

    You have great style AND are so creative! I love stopping by to see what you have

    come up with. GREAT gift ideas!


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