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Love Your Home Challenge {& Book Release Day!}

by | Mar 31, 2015 | Decorating Inspiration, My Books

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Love Your Home Challenge {& Book Release Day!}

The day has arrived!! Welcome to the online launch party for Love the Home You Have! As of today, Love the Home You Have is officially released into the world! :) HOORAY! I can’t believe it’s been TWO whole YEARS since I came up with the proposed title and created the outline for this book.

It’s been a big part of my life for so long that I’m really happy to finally be able to share it with you all! (I can’t take ALL the credit for the book, of course, I had a wonderful team of people putting their hearts into this, too.)

OK, let’s get this party started! I have a special gift for YOU at the end of this post, but first, I’m excited to introduce you to the Love Your Home Challenge and 33 friends who will inspire us today!

In the back of Love the Home You Have, I offer readers a special section called a 31 Day Love Your Home Challenge. It has fun, no-fuss, easy-to-do activities to inspire you to love your home and life a little more.

So I thought it would be super fun to all do these challenges TOGETHER! Let’s all show our homes a little love.

You can do your own Love Your Home Challenge project (select one or more from the back of the book, or make up your own!) and post it on your blog and Home Love Stories (a perfect way to share, even if you don’t have a blog!), or on your Facebook or Instagram accounts! Do one today or anytime you are inspired, or do all 31 to make loving your home a habit!

If you do a challenge, be sure to use the hashtag #LoveYourHomeChallenge when you post it on social media or Home Love Stories so we can find your posts! You can do them anytime this week or beyond! Feel free to grab the Love Your Home graphic from this post or any of the special graphics from the book page. Thanks for inspiring others to love their homes, too!

Love Your Home Challenge {& Book Release Day!}To help kick things off, I asked thirty-three friends to see if they might want to join me in launching the book today by doing their own Love Your Home Challenge! Happily, they said YES!

So, take a moment to click through to visit of these pretty faces TODAY (their links are below) to see what they have to share. You’ll be inspired by their projects and heart for their homes, so enjoy!


Reluctant Entertainer

PS. I wanted to give you a special thank you gift! I appreciate you all so much, I can’t even tell you the wonderful support I’ve received from you all on this journey. As a little token of appreciation, I have a gift for you. The wonderful designer (Nicole, from Harvest House Publishers) who created the book art also designed the adorable hand illustrated art print, below, just for YOU (for personal use only)!

You can download the art for FREE in many sizes from small to huge (and one with a white background) to use as art for your home or a gift for someone special. Wouldn’t it make an adorable housewarming gift?

Find the art on the Love the Home You Have book page, along with the cutest hand drawn quotes. Free free to download, pin, share and use these on your blog, Facebook or Instagram to spread love for the home far and wide! Click here to download!

Love Your Home Challenge {& Book Release Day!}

Don’t forget to visit all the participants (linked above) and join in with a home love project of your own!

If you don’t yet have a book, you can order it here!
 (P.S., today is the LAST day to get 50% off the digital version)!


  1. Seana Turner

    Congratulations on the launch of the book. Few things are so exciting and satisfying as seeing a project through to completion. VERY exciting – wishing you all the best!

  2. Tara @ Lehman lane

    Congrats Melissa! So excited for my copy to arrive today in the mail!!! Can’t wait to see what these other bloggers were inspired to create in their homes and thank you for the free printable too:)

  3. Gina

    Thanks for the sweet print – I love it and will definitely print it. I have a space and a frame all chosen. It’s a great reminder!

  4. Linda@Creekside

    Great big congrats and all joys to you, Melissa. What a lovely accomplishment!


  5. Diane | An Extraordinary Day

    What a happy day Melissa!!
    What a wonderful group of women to celebrate this wonderful day with you, too!!

  6. sandyc

    What a wonderful gift to us, Melissa. You won’t believe how perfect it is for me. Amazon notified me that the book would be delayed until April 6 and they haven’t re-notified me so I’m still hanging. But I had already decided that the book cover would make a perfect picture to hide a nuisance light switch on the wall where I’m finally setting up my coffee station and now I don’t have to strip the book of it’s cover. Haven’t posted a Home Love Story yet because I have so many of them, the creation of my little coffee station being one, and just about to respond to your Forever Home post from yesterday. I know I’ve told you before but I’ll repeat it again: Your blog is so perfectly named because I am inspired every time I “walk in the door”. Congratulations on the book and thanks for all the avenues of sharing you’re offering to us.

  7. Christi {Jealous Hands}

    Big, big congratulations to you Melissa!! xo

  8. teresa

    So wonderful Melissa! What a great challenge….something we all can do. Line about line!
    Have a awesome day!
    and thank you for your inspiration!

  9. Lucy

    Congrats on your new book! I just bought the kindle version… can’t wait to get started. Thanks for such an awesome blog.

  10. Corinna - For My Love Of

    Congratulations on the book release! I’m so happy to see this come to fruition and hope to see more books from you as this one was just too good to leave on its own!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thank you so much, friend! I’m excited for you all to see the next one! Just six months from now! AHH!

  11. The Office Stylist

    This is awesome! Congratulations on the release. I will definitely be joining in on the challenge. Can’t wait to read it.

  12. Tasha

    My copy arrived in the mail today

  13. Suzi

    I enjoyed every one of these blogs and their version of your new book. And congratulations! I have a wrinkle for you. I live in a gorgeous home that we have remodeled extensively t our tastes and needs and we love it. Almost everything about it except the for sale sign out front. Any suggestions on how to love this one while life is in such limbo?

  14. Judy

    Hi Melissa, I received by book today…wahoo! Woot! Woot!

  15. Julie

    Hi Melissa,
    I pre-ordered my book and it arrived in time for my birthday….a gift I forgot I had given myself!:). It was so fun to open and read (I’m about half way through). I love the concept and ideas and hearing about all your houses! Yay!!!


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