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The Love Your Home Challenge – Week Two

by | Mar 6, 2016 | Decorating Inspiration, My Books | 9 comments

The Love Your Home Challenge - Week Two

Hi friends! The first seven days of the Spring Edition of The Love Your Home Challenges is complete. We are now ready for week two! Don’t forget you can follow along and share updates on your daily challenges on Instagram, too. I’ve loved seeing your progress!

Below find the next seven days of challenges! Enjoy!

The Love Your Home Challenge - Week Two

Day 8 – Pamper Yourself: Make at least part of today all about YOU. What is one thing you always WISH you could do for yourself that you never seem to have time for? Today, make time for the bubble bath, paint your nails or enjoy coffee and a good book.

Day 9 – A Home Notebook: Today let’s create a simple home notebook (or if you already have one, update it!). Set up a three ring notebook with dividers and plastic sleeves, or use a special bound notebook or an electronic note system on your phone or computer. Divide your notes by room so you can keep track of paint or fabric names, sketch floor plans or measurements of rooms and windows, lists of furniture or accessories you are looking for, keep garden notes, home maintenance/warranty information, and inspiration photos.

Day 10 – Set A Spring Table: Let’s get our dining area ready for spring! Is your dining table buried in clutter? Clear and clean it. Now for the fun part! Find a vase, tray, bowl, glass cloche or a cake plate to use as the foundation for a spring centerpiece. Then shop around your house or go shopping for a few spring items to add to your centerpiece like ceramic eggs, birds or bunnies on moss, or a simple bouquet of tulips or daffodils.

Day 11 – Go Organic: Plant some seeds for an indoor kitchen garden, or find organic elements outside to bring natural beauty to the inside. Sticks or flowering branches in a vase, pretty rocks, or even fruits and vegetables arranged in a bowl can bring organic life to your home.

Day 12 – Note to Self: What are some meaningful quotes, verses or words you could post around your home to encourage and inspire yourself or  your family? Print your favorites off from Pinterest or create your own version. Tuck printed quotes in drawers, lunch boxes and on bathroom mirrors.

Day 13 – Dress It Up: Tonight make dinner time feel like a special event by setting the table in advance! Clear the table of any clutter, set out pretty spring linens and tables settings. Add votive candles and soft music.

Day 14 – Welcome Home: Today let’s give our front door or porch a little spring makeover! Sweep and clean the area around the door, and then add a spring wreath, a pot of flowers or make a spring banner or pendant to welcome you home.

If you missed Week One’s challenges, check them out here!

The Love Your Home Challenge - Week TwoThe Love Your Home Challenge {based on the book Love the Home You Have}


  1. Liz


    Thank you so much for all of your simple inspiration – It is not overwhelming for us Moms who have a bit of juggling to do. I love how humble and real you come across in your writing and how genuine you are. If someone hasn’t told you recently, let me remind you…..God gave you a talent and you are certainly using it to its fullest. Thank you.

  2. Joanne Taggart

    Really like this list! Several ideas that I’m looking forward to starting. Thanks!

  3. Adrienne

    I wasn’t able to start the Home Challenge because I was sick. Feeling better now so I’m going to start and I may be able to catch up – or, I’ll just be a bit behind and finish when I can. I am reading ‘Love The Home You Have’ now and enjoying every word you’ve written. I am seeing my home through ‘new’ eyes and loving every part of it. Thanks for sharing yourself with us.

  4. Laura Reimer

    Life seems to be running away with me dragging along behind…and I am an empty nest mom!! I love the whole challenge and even tho I don’t get any pictures posted and only a few of them attempted…it has been inspiring and fun and I love this in my day so thank you so much for all of it!

  5. Linda Kinsman

    What a great idea. Love this checklist, especially making time for myself. I really struggle with that and have been intentional about meeting friends for coffee.


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