One of the things I’ve found as a home-maker is that the little things I do (or put my mind to) every day add up to the bigger things I’ve always dreamed about for my home and family. Joy and contentment right where we are, with what we already have, is all we really need.
For those of you who are new around here, I wrote a book called Love The Home You Have that was released last March, 2015. My book was about finding contentment where we are and it focused on the simple things we can do at home to reorient our perspective to what it takes to find joy in what we have and where we live.
It’s how you look at what you have and what you do with it every single day that changes everything.
At the back of Love the Home You Have is a 31 day Love Your Home Challenge, featuring 31 small home decor projects, fun tasks to inspire you, and even focused cleaning frenzies that will not only make it a treat to transform your home, but will bring a sense of direction and happiness to your day.
Home-making looks so easy and beautiful on Instagram, doesn’t it? But in real life we can see the full 360 degree view and it isn’t always as pretty as we wish it was. Spring has been a long time coming. I think we are all ready for a little sunshine and along with it, we could use a little home refreshing.
To motivate myself and to encourage you too, I’ll be offering two upcoming challenges this spring here at The Inspired Room that I hope will bring the spring back into our steps.
First of all, this upcoming week, will you join in the 31 Day Love Your Home Challenge?
Every Sunday (starting this weekend) I will post the week’s challenges (based on the 31 Love Your Home Challenges in the back of Love the Home You Have) here on the blog. You can get the book to follow along and to get some extra encouragement if you’d like to. Even if you completed some of the challenges previously, they are good ones to repeat or challenge yourself to take them to the next level.
Check the blog post each Sunday for an easy to follow list of 7 simple ways you could love your home in the upcoming days, along with a little extra pep talk or some encouragement to get you through the week. Do the ones you can or complete them all, it’s up to you!
I’ll post the day’s challenge once a day on Instagram, too, if you follow me there (@theinspiredroom).
If you’d like the extra motivation to stay focused or you just want to have a fun topic to share with kindred spirits, you can post the results of your challenges on your own blog or Home Love Stories (no blog required), or share on your Instagram, too! Use the hashtag #loveyourhomechallenge if you share so I can find you! But whether you decide to share or not, I hope you’ll follow along and let me know how you’re doing.
Then to keep our momentum and energy up, later in April I’ll post about a brand new challenge and we’ll keep on showing love to the home we have. It’s going to be fun.