Archives for October 2011

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

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

It is time to cozy up that bedroom for fall and winter, girls!

Let’s do a little pre-holiday bedroom nesting.

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

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, period, but I really love the cozy-ing up part.

I change my son’s sheets to flannel, add our quilt as an extra layer to our bed, and switch extra pillows from our more summery versions to warmer fall & winter pillows. I just love that ritual!

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

You might not have a fall or winter style bedroom, but I loved that these Better Homes & Gardens inspiration rooms transitioned to fall effortlessly with simple touches.

Here are some great ways to bring a little fall and winter to your home:

  • Fall & winter pillows & pillow covers
  • Layers of quilts
  • Fall & winter duvet covers
  • Warm colors and textures for pillow shams
  • Match stick blinds (inexpensive & always chic)
  • Throw rugs, even if they are small rugs you can put them at the side of your bed for cozy toes!)
  • Cozy art or tapestries to walls for added layers of warmth.
  • Lamps keep a room from feeling cold and dreary in the winter months.
  • Change or embellish lampshades for warmer look.
  • Curtains always add so much warmth. Drop cloth or sheets work great for inexpensive alternatives to drapery! Here are a bunch of DIY curtains and ideas.

For more bedroom decorating ideas, check out these bloggers amazing bedrooms!!

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

Inspired Holidays {Day 23}:: pssst….I wrote an ebook.

Inspired Holidays {Day 23}:: pssst....I wrote an ebook.

So, from the very first day I started my blog, I intended to write a book. Only, I didn’t write a book because I wrote a blog instead.

Four years and lots of words later, I finally got around to creating that book. You can find the website for it here.

This project has been a labor of love. This ebook is the short, pretty,  and sweetly reorganized message I’ve been sharing for four years. My message is living authentically at home, which is the essence of The Inspired Room. It isn’t new content, but rather it is the main message I’ve been sharing here and around the web, reformatted into an ebook! You can find the disclosure here.

Feel free to get a button if you are an authentic living kindred spirit! You can link it to

Inspired Holidays {Day 23}:: pssst....I wrote an ebook.

I cannot even begin to tell you all the support I have had for this book and this message from the very beginning of my blog. It has been humbling and encouraging to hear from so many of you who resonate with what I’m saying. It has given me confidence to keep sharing it!

Inspired Holidays {Day 23}:: pssst....I wrote an ebook.

Putting yourself out there is never easy and yet, writing on this blog feels somewhat safe and familiar. You guys get me. You know I don’t feel remarkable. But sending my message out beyond this blog, well, that is a little like those nightmares of showing up to school in your pjs. Or worse. You suddenly want to hide and duck and hope no one starts laughing at you.

Inspired Holidays {Day 23}:: pssst....I wrote an ebook.

Anyway, I wanted to let you know this ebook will be released on Tuesday — I’ll put an announcement post up that day. It took the effort of many people to create this book and I’ll be sharing more about the process and help I had another time. But now I could use YOUR help! I am such a newbie at this ebook promotion thing  so if any of you want to help me spread the word about this upcoming book, I would appreciate it.

Tuesday it will be available as a PDF download. You will be able to get via the Not a DIY Diva website. Sometime in the near future, I’ll have it on amazon for Kindle.

Inspired Holidays {Day 23}:: pssst....I wrote an ebook.

How can you help me?

Spread the word in any way you are comfortable with! You can start talking about the ebook now and let people know you are looking forward to its release on Tuesday! The website for the book is so you can see what it is all about!

Share it with your friends on facebook! It is easy, just hit LIKE and then you can share the book links and facebook page with your facebook friends! That would be so awesome of you.

  • PIN the ebook website image to your Pinterest boards. There is an easy PIN IT button on the home page of the book website. Easy peasy!
  • Share the ebook on your blog!

If you’d like to tell people what you like about the message of the book on your blog on Tuesday, I could send you a link to the book so you can see it first, I’d be grateful! I will give out 50 free books if you would like to be a part of the fun and let people know about the book’s release!

Could you email my new VA at theinspiredroom {dot} blog {at} gmail {dot} com  (yes, I have a Virtual Assistant now, more on her later!), Lindsey is her name — and  let her know you’d like to share about the book? Put SHARE EBOOK in the subject line and please give your blog link in the body of the email. If you do not hear back, it is because we already reached our limit of 50 free books this time! Stay tuned on Tuesday for more giveaways!

  • Sign up to be an affiliate! Even if you don’t get a free book, you can earn money from sharing! 30% of each sale goes directly to YOU!
  • If you’d like to tweet about the book, that would be great too.
  • Put a button on your blog!  You can find several of them here!

Phew. OK. I’m done talking now. Thanks for your support, as always, friends.

By the way, are you going to Relevant? I am, thanks in part to my awesome sponsor Studio JRU! I’d love to meet you there! Let me know if you are coming so we can find each other!  I hope you’ll introduce yourself! I will be the one in my pj’s hiding in the bathroom … probably.


Inspired Holidays {Day 23}:: pssst....I wrote an ebook.