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New York Times Best Seller!

New York Times Best Seller!

I visited my girls in Seattle yesterday so we could get our nails done. GIRL time :). As we were stopping for lunch, I got a little message from my friend Ann Voskamp letting me know she had just noticed that Love the Home You Have was on the New York Times Best Sellers List. SAY WHA? I read her message a few times and finally we pulled the car over to gather our thoughts (and OK, we had to Google the list to see it, hahah) because we were in total disbelief! We thought we must be reading it wrong! MY book? Love the Home You Have? On the NY Times Best Sellers list? How! What?

New York Times Best Seller!

Wow. I guess it’s been on the list for a few weeks I just didn’t know and it didn’t even occur to me to look for it (author newbie here). I keep looking over at the list, you know, just to make sure there wasn’t a mistake. HA! But no, there it is, with several other books I have or want to read!

Anyway, I just wanted to just pop in to THANK you all so much for your help in allowing me this honor, because without YOUR SUPPORT, without you sharing the book and telling your friends about it, there is no way something like this would have ever happened for a first time author like me. This past year has been SO full of surprises and things I never dreamed would happen. I definitely feel like I have to pinch myself sometimes.

The message of loving our homes and finding contentment with what we have is so important, I’m so happy to know that it resonates with you all too. I love seeing your Instagrams (#lovethehomeyouhave), your blog posts and your kind reviews. Thank you, friends.

Dream Bathroom vs. Simple Refresh

Dream Bathroom vs. Simple RefreshWilliams and Spade: Jeanne Racioppi, Williams & Spade Interior Design

I ran across this gem of a bathroom while looking for bathroom remodeling ideas awhile back and it stopped me dead in my tracks. Isn’t this gorgeous? That sink! The ceiling! The brick floor with the soft rug to cushion your toes! I love it.

I’ve been searching forever for ideas for updating my master bathroom. While I always planned to update each and every space in my home over time to reflect what I love, when we considered moving it started to make more sense to keep our bathroom mostly as it is, but simply freshen it up with paint and accessories. Our bathroom hasn’t changed since the day we moved in but since it was a newer house it still is in good working condition. I would love the chance to make it really special like the bathroom in the photo, that would be so fun, but sometimes a simple refresh is really all a room needs. This is one of those times.

The time has finally come for a makeover of the very last room in my house to be refreshed, our master bathroom.

This week I’ll share the before pic and ideas I have for a simple makeover. I hope to have it finished in less than a couple of weeks! That is, if I actually get started so I guess I should get off the internet and get crackin‘. :) Challenge on. Computer off. Bathroom refresh on!

What room makeover do you keep dreaming about, but need to just get started on to make a simple refresh happen?  

PS. I will be sharing some fun updates to our backyard, the gathering room and dining room soon, too!