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Feel Well Where You Dwell

by | Apr 1, 2019 | Decorating Inspiration, Dwelling, My Books | 374 comments

Feel Well Where You Dwell

A home should be sacred space. It’s a place where we should feel our best, a safe shelter in the world where we can learn to better care for ourselves and the people inside.

We should be able to turn the key and feel warmly welcomed inside. To create a nurturing space, we must become more mindful of the atmosphere that inspires us to feel our best.

Feel Well Where You Dwell

We are the gatekeepers in our own home. In many ways, we get to decide what crosses our threshold.

This really is a powerful responsibility and a tremendous gift we can give to ourselves and the people we love.

Caring deeply for our dwellings, both home and body, matters deeply.

We can’t control everything that comes into our home or life, of course, but I believe there is always something we can do to feel a little better. That’s what Dwelling is all about. The simple things we can do.

Pssst…be sure to enter the HUGE giveaway at the bottom of this post! One lucky winner will win an incredible prize pack!

Feel Well Where You Dwell

A home is more than just a structure to hold belongings or shelter us from the elements. It’s where our very life is lived. It’s a place for enriching conversations and celebrations. It’s a setting where memories are made, a place to create moments we want to hold sacred.

A home becomes the atmosphere where we raise a family and love those with whom we share life. Intentionally designing a home that nurtures and inspires the life we want to live is crucial to our well-being.

Melissa Michaels, Dwelling (2019)

The choices we make for ourselves and for our home will not only impact our health and how we feel in profound ways, but they can change the world around us.

Tuesday my brand new book, Dwelling, will arrive in homes around the country (and maybe even the world!). Will it arrive in yours? I hope so!

I’ll admit, book launches make me nervous. It’s a vulnerable feeling to open your door (and heart) to let so many people in.

Feel Well Where You Dwell

Learning to take better care of our own dwellings (both home + body) is such a personal journey. Yours won’t look or feel exactly like mine, so I don’t pretend that I have all of the answers for you. I know I don’t.

But I hope as you read this book (as fellow HomeBodies!), you’ll agree there are things we can do and improvements we can make. And if we start sharing our stories with friends and encouraging others to share theirs, I think we will all feel better.

This is what I hope for most of all.

Feel Well Where You Dwell

As Dwelling travels to homes this week and in the months to come, I hope it will be used to open more doors, start more conversations and build more connections so we can all learn and grow from each other.

Would you share your stories with me and fellow HomeBodies? I’d love to connect with you and hear how this book impacts your life.

If you find the messages in Dwelling worthy of sharing with friends, or think others would benefit from this book, I’d love for you to share it online or in person and leave a review on Amazon, too!

There are quotes and book images you are welcome to use or pin here. Use #dwellingbook and #feelwellwhereyoudwell and tag me @theinspiredroom when you share on Instagram so I can find your posts.

And please feel free to message me any time! I love to connect with you.

As we cross paths and link arms on this journey, I just know we’ll become good friends!

If you haven’t ordered Dwelling yet, you can get your copy here.

DWELLING LAUNCH WEEK + GIVEAWAY:

Feel Well Where You Dwell

I’ve invited four blog friends to share their stories and thoughts on Dwelling this week! Each day as their posts go live on their own lovely blogs, you’ll be able to hear from them and have another opportunity to enter an incredible giveaway, too!

Monday April 1 – The Inspired Room // Tuesday April 2 – Miss Mustard Seed // Wednesday April 3 – Clean Mama // Thursday April 4 – Thistlewood Farms // Friday April 5 – Reluctant Entertainer

One lucky winner will win ALL of the self-care prizes in the above graphic, including a copy of Dwelling, A Dwell Well Notebook, Glass spray bottle, Vitality tea, Faux olive tree, Glass roller with gold filled with a special essential oil blend, wool dryer balls, jade facial roller, mug, weighted blanket, The Inspired Room Coloring Book, colored pencils, stainless water canteen, and plant mister.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.

374 Comments

  1. Hannah Forman

    What a generous giveaway package! My goal is for our home to be a safe place for everyone who walks through our doors – not too precious, and not too chaotic/cluttered. Our 2-yo twin boys help us keep things real. :-)

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    • Talitha

      We have eliminated chemical cleaners in our home and it makes such a difference! I can’t wait to read your new book; it looks wonderful!

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    • Sydney

      Si excited to read this book! And what a beautiful giveaway package too!!

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    • Tiffany

      Give me a home, heart, and life filled with Jesus!

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  2. Sue

    What a great give away. I’ve been wanting to try a lot of those items . I can’t wait to read your book. My goal for my house is to create a safe, happy, and relaxing home where we feel nurtured.

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  3. Kerry Fountain

    Love this so much! excited for the new book and what a generous giveaway! Blessings.

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    • Susan Lee

      You remind me to appreciate and love the home I have. Thank you.

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  4. Katherine Shirley

    Melissa, your blog is truly a place I can go to for an Inspirational Calmness and a Serenity and not just for pretty pictures. It helps me to ponder the choices I make in creating a home for my loved ones.

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  5. Vanessa

    This is lovely! I am creating more peace and wellness in my home by continuing to unpack and organize. We moved three months ago and we’ve been amazed at how much time it’s takej us to get settled. But the more we do, the more we are glad to have done. We finished setting up one room Sat night and then were able to host there Sunday afternoon which makes it all worth it! ?

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  6. Sue

    What a great give away. I have been wanting to try a lot of the items in the give away. My goal for my house is to create a happy and safe home where we feel nurtured.

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  7. Diane McKeon

    I am going to share this with our son and daughter in law and our two young grandchildren who are preparing to move into a “new” to them home soon. They are eager to decorate and furnish their home and your sentiments about one’s “dwelling” are beautiful words to contemplate as they build their lives together. Thank you!

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  8. Dawn Manos

    What a wonderful giveaway. Our home is our sanctuary and I want it to stay that way. It’s not yet looking like we want it to, but to us it’s more about the “welcome home” than the stuff in it. We are slowly working on the dressing. Can’t wait to get my hands on this book.

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    • Jessica Orlando

      What a dreamy giveaway!! My goal is to have my children feel the same comfort I felt when walking into my childhood home. I hope they always feel safe and loved.

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  9. Linda

    We are empty nesters. I want our home to be place where our children want to come to share love and life. Though it’s a different home than they grew up in, it’s where we hold on to memories and hope to create new ones.

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  10. Francesca gunn

    I still have some of my beautiful things in boxes from when I moved several( okay, four) years ago. I was saving them for when I had the “perfect space”. There is no such thing and I should enjoy them now.

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  11. Mary Ellen Eckels

    Another beautiful book from you. I can’t wait. Tracking says I’ll have mine tomorrow. And the Dwell Well journal is already by my favorite chair. I love how your books and blog posts inspire me to love the home I have, cherish those who share it with me, and always keep peace and love at the forefront.

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  12. Melanie

    I try to make it as easy as possible to have peace in our home. For me, thats making sure the house is at least semi clean, having candles and air diffusors around the house and having some kind of plan for supper so we can all eat together.

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  13. Pam Rychener

    Love reading your blog posts. I am a widow and live alone now. However, I have many houseguests throughout the year where my home becomes crazy and loud!!! I love it. I have always wanted my home to be a safe place for all who enter.

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  14. Angela

    If I could get my preteen to keep his room there would be MORE peace in our home. :)
    I am working towards more peace, myself, by intentionally tackling a few projects or piles each week. Looking forward to receiving the book!

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  15. Tracie

    Prayer brings peace to my heart and home as the Holy Spirit changes me. Keeping surfaces clear of clutter is also very calming for us and makes cleaning easier.

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  16. Kelley

    Thank you for the giveaway! I’m more at peace with fewer things. Trying to continually pair back.

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  17. Sydney85

    Congrats on the book. At a New Year’s Eve party this year everyone was asked about their resolutions for the coming year and my resolution was to enjoy just one thing each day and that would make me happy. This has worked for me. I have found I have more than one thing each day that makes me happy and that result makes me feel truly blessed with my life. Focusing on this has made my physical and mental health improve and my husband has noticed that I seem happier. What a win situation for all!

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  18. Elizabeth Auch

    I love your message of creating a home that can restore us!

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  19. Karenann S.

    Thank you for the wonderful and very thoughtful giveaway opportunity. I would love to win this amazing prize pack to help de-stress as I have an extremely stressful job. It is so hard to find time to de-stress and relax, and I have been trying to find the time and energy to start living a more healthy life style.

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  20. Suzi

    Hi Melissa, I look forward to your blog posts as they are so calming and peaceful. I would wish for my home to be a reflection of yours. I am experimenting this year with more non-toxic choices I bring into our home – foods, cleaning items, essential oils, etc. I must remind myself this is not an overnight change but a journey for me. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  21. Sue

    Your book looks beautiful! A peaceful home is the perfect retreat!

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  22. Samantha

    What a generous giveaway. I have really enjoyed your books and ideas of home. I want my home to be a haven and sanctuary from the darkness in the world.

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  23. Shirley

    Can’t wait to read Melissa’s new book!

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  24. Cynthia LeBlanc

    Hi Melissa!
    I love getting your posts, and seeing all the thoughtful things done in your home. Even when I am not able to get things done in my own home, having inspiration and ideas to mull over til I do is so helpful. We have a number of things in common, so it’s fun to see how another lives it out. Looking forward to your new book.

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  25. HeatherB

    Can’t wait for it to arrive!

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  26. vicki bucy

    I can’t wait for my book to arrive tomorrow. I have been waiting with bated breath for it to publish. I love your other books and have found them to be helpful in making our house a home. I am retired and this is the first time I’ve had the time to really think about how our home can be peaceful and comfortable. You have such wonderful ideas for making even the most modest home welcoming and warm.

    I love the most generous package of goodies in the giveaway and hope I can be a winner. Thanks so much.

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  27. Susan

    What a fabulous giveaway! I’m trying to create peace and health within my home by taking the time to really think about what I choose to bring into it, whether it’s furniture, decor, or even my attitude. I’ve only lived here a year and it’s been a deliberately slow process getting “settled.”

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  28. Colleen

    Great giveaway!! I need to get rid of clutter for a more peaceful home.

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  29. Kari

    I preordered your book. I am excited to receive it this week.

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  30. Jennie

    I have so enjoyed reading through this book! So beautiful and full of inspiration!

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    • Frances

      Less clutter and more plants would make our home cleaner and healthier. I love having cozy places I can curl up in and enjoy peaceful quiet.

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  31. Suzannah

    Your posts always inspire me to make our home more peaceful, simple, life-giving. I long to create a home that is a haven.

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  32. Sarah

    Right now my house is clean and orderly and I feel on top of the world, even if I have a lot going on, I feel like I can handle it because my home base is in order. Take that away, and everything feels like it is falling apart, even if there is not as much on my plate. Clean orderly house-happy mood! Messy, cluttered house-one anxious and crabby mama! Thanks for the giveaway-it looks lovely. Congratulations on your new book!

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  33. Nancy

    Love your blog and I know I can always benefit when I read it. There are always great takeaways about quality of life. Very generous giveaway!

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  34. Helene

    Your blog and books are an inspiration….

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  35. Pat

    I love the way you think of a home. It is an inspiration.

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  36. Anne

    It isn’t always easy but it is well worth it to strive to make our homes a peaceful haven from the rest of the world. Life giving is what I want. Thank you!

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  37. Zoe

    Your posts are always calming and prove that we always have joy is so simple to gain! Thank you for your coming out to the rest of us. Indeed an Inspired Room

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  38. SHIRLEY ORFANELLA

    As part of the downsizing process, I am trying to let go and find joy in little things. I’m learning that the “stuff of life” we accumulate is not what brings us joy. Adjusting to living in just 1000 sq. is challenging, but I now live with what truly makes me smile.

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  39. Pam

    Hello Mellisa
    I look forward to your posts, your blog is my favorite read. Our nest is empty and we just lost our 2 dogs. My husband and I are in a restorative period in our lives. I can’t wait to read Dwelling. Home is my passion, a place to nurture restoration of the body, mind and spirit. I know the new book will bring many relatable ideas and thoughts to ponder!!

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  40. JeanaB

    What a lovely array of goodies! Thank you for the giveaway and hope the book launch is a huge success.

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  41. Abby K

    Thanks for the giveaway! I always find that decluttering and staying organized helps with a more peaceful home.

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  42. Marla Scherber

    We are downsizing and trying to simplify, yet personalize our decor. I love this style!

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  43. Tracey

    Such a dreamy giveaway. ? Happy day before book launch day!

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  44. Linda Satkowski

    I love my home and have made it ours, with things and people we appreciate and love. I especially enjoy seeing pictures of your home and your beautiful dogs! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  45. Holly

    I Would love to create more health and wellness by creating a sanctuary just for me this year somewhere in my house. Somewhere to get away and be alone with my thoughts.

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  46. Erin P

    I’ve been on a mission to swap out all the harsh stuff…cleaning supplies, candles, laundry items, deodorant/personal care products, etc. Diffusing lots of oils and giving lots of hugs! ?

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  47. Ashley

    Lots of plants, diffusing oils, cozy textures and plenty of hugs. So grateful to build this home and enjoy it too. Thank you for reminding us of the simplicity and goodness of home. xo

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  48. maureen

    I just recently found your blog and found out about your book. Sounds just like what I need. For my home I would love to have a knitting nook. I also need some space for a bit of a yoga practice for myself and my husband. These help me relax–which I so need.

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  49. Heather

    I am trying to create more peace in my home by decluttering my office and by finishing a number of nagging projects.

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  50. Janet

    What a generous prize pack. I can’t wait to read your newest book. My goal is for our home to be restful, happy, and a safe haven.

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  51. Muriel M Hicks

    Melissa,
    I have been inspired and encouraged by your Inspired Room blog. I am finally doing a major pare-down in preparation for ageing in place or maybe moving to a retirement apartment. For my heart, mind, body and soul to be at peace I need simplicity – something I have not yet been able to achieve! I do believe I shall finish the decluttering by the end of May and will then keep things simple with your encouragement and the joy of an uncluttered environment. Thanks for motivating me. :)

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  52. Rebeca Robbins

    I have always felt like home was the most important thing- from when I had a playhouse I would decorate and invite everyone in to when I was a Home Ec major in college- never sounds impressive! Thanks for putting it in words!

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  53. Danielle

    I’m very excited about your new book coming out! You have inspired me throughout your blog posts on how to be mindful of how I want each space in my home to feel instead of just look good. I approach how I decorate very differently than I used to. Thank you for this giveaway!

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  54. Marvel

    I’m retiring in a few months and would love to become more minimalist yet have an inviting home where people enjoy coming to.

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  55. Kelly D

    I would like to add more touches of nature to add peace and calm to my house.

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  56. Heather f

    I try to start each day quietly with a cup of coffee. I take time for reflection, scripture reading and expressions of thankfulness

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  57. Dana S

    I try to cultivate a creative environment in my home. I diffuse essential oils and play music. Congratulations on your book launch & thank you for the amazing giveaway.

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  58. Molly Baldwin

    I would like to make my home an organized oasis for my family. A refuge from stresses of school, work and activities.

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  59. Sue Davies

    I’m anxious awaiting the arrival of Dwell that I pre-ordered. I have received my Dwell Journal so I am all ready to get started. I’ve loved your other books so I’m sure this one will be exceptional as well. What a wonderful selection of items you have for this give away!
    Sue

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  60. Nicki

    My goal is to eliminate the clutter – the things we no longer use, the books we no longer read, etc. We don’t need more “stuff” sitting around to dust! That is what I am trying to do and it is a long and slow process! But I keep at it.

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  61. Pamela Archer

    What an amazing opportunity to transition our homes and ourselves to reflect the calm, beauty and warmth that a well tended home brings. The giveaway is so broad in its applications and very generous! Looking forward to deepening my appreciation of “dwelling “. ?

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  62. Joanne

    I would *like* to eliminate the clutter. I have a large family and there is always clutter around. I real so at peace when my home is clutter-free.

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  63. Sally

    This book looks amazing! Can’t wait to check it out!

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  64. Hilda Adams

    What a wonderful prize package! So much around my home (and yard) has been pretty neglected due to the busyness of running our own business (engineering consulting and manufacturing). Now that we have cut back on work, I am looking forward to decluttering and making changes to turn our home into the welcoming sanctuary I have always envisioned.

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  65. Kristel

    Congratulations on the book! Perfect time to inspire people to refresh and revamp their spaces.

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  66. Deborah

    I love cultivating and creating home. Right now I have some areas I want to better organize to create a tidy and peaceful space.

    Love your new book!

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  67. Pamela Martin

    I cared for my Dad for the past 9 years. Recently he passed away. His room was the living room. I need for this room to become something new.

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  68. Kayli Doyon

    What an amazing set of products! My goal for my home is to create an environment where my family and I feel happy and relaxed. I also want it to be a space where visitors feel welcomed and comfortable.

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  69. Jo Jo

    I received a notification from Amazon that my copy is arriving today! Can’t wait! ?

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  70. Amy

    I can’t wait to get this book!

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  71. Helena Dias

    Congratulations on your new book. Much success. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

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  72. Kim White

    What a treat! Looking forward to your new book and always looking for new ideas to make our home more peaceful. Thank you!

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  73. Momof4

    A home where little children can grow and thrive

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  74. Carrie

    Thanks for the inspiration to live as abundantly as possible each and every day!

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  75. Martha Edmundson

    I’ve just begun the journey to change the atmosphere of our new home. I’ve recently found your blog and have found it very helpful.

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  76. Rebeca Flores

    I want to create a home that is calming and less cluttered. I want it to be comfortable and also foster our creativity and show who we are.

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  77. Heidi Maranell

    I need to read this book right away! I always feel like my house isn’t good enough. I’m trying my hardest to be content, but I struggle when there just isn’t money to even buy paint to cover the dark beige walls from the last homeowner. I’m learning contentment and loving the home I have right now. Would love to win this giveaway!

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  78. Harriet

    Thank you for all your books. I’m hooked on them. I have a simple, organized home that I have learned to love. My goal is to make my home office more pleasing to my eye without spending much money.

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  79. DeidreSH

    I am currently 7 weeks out from my first child – I really feel that it is important to make my home, body and soul as peaceful as possible.

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  80. Lea

    always find your blog and instagram so inspiring! de-cluttering and organizing makes our home peaceful! can’t wait to receive my book!

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  81. Andrea

    I love the focus on creating a dwelling that you love where you are in your current circumstances, in a world so focused on what’s next and what new shiny things we can add to make our lives better. It is so inspiring to read your words on contentment and creating, and I’m looking forward to making these changes in my own home!

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  82. jen

    I try everyday to create a sanctuary for me and my husband. I have all of your books and I am always going back to references for more inspiration. Thank you so much for all of your ideas!

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  83. Alicen

    I’m so excited about the new book and to take our lives and home from survival mode to living more fresh and clean and intentional!

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  84. S Summers

    Look forward to reading

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  85. Leigh

    Woo hoo! Congrats on the book!!! It’s so lovely and cannot wait for others to see. That I you for an amazing giveaway.

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  86. Debbie Keith

    I would love to make “staying organized” a way of life. It always seems to get away from me! Love the quotes I’ve already from this book!

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  87. Caroline

    What a lovely gift package for a lucky someone–I’d love it!

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  88. Andrea

    Thank you for the amazing giveaway! I’ve already pre-ordered the book and can’t wait to start reading it.

    As an introvert with three introvert children, my goal is to make our home a relaxing space for the four of us to recharge. Your book on Simplified Decorating helped me realize just how much soothing colors can contribute to a relaxing environment.

    And as an introvert married to an extrovert, my goal is to create a home that is suitable for entertaining and welcoming to guests.

    Thank you for sharing your wisdom!

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  89. rana durham

    i want to make it more organized aand spacious. great article by the way

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  90. Anne

    Having a home that has been simplified helps me create calm amongst the chaos! I look forward to reading your new book!

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  91. Sandy Johnson

    Our home is our sanctuary among the chaos of life. Looking forward to reading your book!

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  92. Bonnie Peterson

    Can not wait to get your/my book for inspiration! Time has come for clearing spaces and simplifying our home as “empty nesters” after raising 4 children <3

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  93. Charlene Smith

    My goal, as I enjoy my retirement years, is to live each day taking notice of the little things. All of which I never had time to enjoy while working full time and raising my children.

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  94. gail

    Congratulations on your book!

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  95. Lori Sapienza

    This prize package looks like a treat!

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  96. Mary

    Thank you for another book, Melissa! You haven’t disappointed yet with any of them. Love them all!

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  97. Teresa

    I’m looking forward to the arrival of your new book tomorrow! As empty nesters, my husband and I are trying to declutter and rearrange spaces to reflect who we are now…we recently turned a former bedroom into a small study/ office.

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  98. Ami Steel

    What a beautiful assortment of gifts ! I’m sure they will transform a lucky home ~
    I’m looking forward to reading your new book I always feel inspired.

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  99. Cayla Wilkerson

    I would like to be ahead of the game so I’m not always playing catch up.

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  100. Sandy

    nice prize pack. I would love to win it. congrats on your new book.

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  101. Ingrid

    I’m working at being more present in those little moments that add up to many treasured memories with my three girls and my husband. It’s so easy to let time slip away unnoticed so these days, I’m finding myself lingering a bit longer in hopes of catching a glimpse of something precious. Thank you for the opportunity of this giveaway!!

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  102. Alyssa

    Beautiful and so encouraging.

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  103. Kristen

    I can’t wait for your book to arrive. I ‘m so excited. I’m trying to figure out how to make my home more peaceful for my mind. When my house gets messy I get stressy!

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  104. Vicki

    Your book sounds wonderful! It reminds me of a book I love and still have from the 90’s by Christian Author Terri Willits called “Creating a Sense-Sational Home”, which was based on creating a home that appealls to all the senses and and is truly a sanctuary for ourselves and our family and friends.

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  105. Bonnie C.

    My goal for 2019 is to finish a long, delayed home renovation. Your kitchen is a huge inspiration for me! Your insight for what can be the result of a home that is not just a roof and shelter, is so so true. I wish to have a home that brings peace and joy to the hearts of all whom reside.
    Your giveaway is fabulous!!!

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  106. Jeanna

    What a fantastic giveaway – thank you so much!

    Downsizing + keeping my home as tidy/organized as possible always helps to foster a peaceful and calm mindset.

    Fingers crossed!

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  107. Kati

    I am trying to get more organzied! It is fairly challenging with 7 kids but slowly we are getting there. Thanks for all the inspiration you give!

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  108. Jan

    Dwelling looks like an amazing book! Perfect Mother’s Day gift! I really strive to keep the clutter & stuff cleaned up. It brings peace to my spaces.

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  109. Cayce

    You are extremely generous and also very talented. This is an awesome giveaway.

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  110. Janet Crouch

    Leaving behind comparison and looking towards living our lives in our home where memories are strong and love is shared. Dwelling would be a beautiful addition to our home.

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  111. Julie Gowan

    By making things in my home more simple and meaningful I hope to have more time to give to the people in my life and my own well being

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  112. Linda F.

    What a fun giveaway! I’ve loved you blog and book for years!

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  113. Stephanie

    I’ve loved following your Instagram for a while now — I’ll have to add your book to my reading list!

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  114. Christine Ellingson

    what a lovely selection of things, I need to focus more on things that matter and cut out things that don’t and I’d like to focus on daily systems that help me start my day in a calm, peaceful way.

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  115. Beth

    This is such a lovely giveaway! I’d love to be more organized this year.??

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  116. Shelly

    A clean, cozy house gives me peace.

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  117. Kristyfey@yahoo.com

    So excited to dive in to this book!!

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  118. Chelsea Barnes

    Love these items! My husband and I just bought an old farmhouse and are slowly getting renovations completed to make it just right. We need all the zen we can get!

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  119. Carrie

    What a fun giveaway! I really need to be more mindful of the cleaning products I use. I use essential oils already just need to focus on using them for cleaning as well. Looking forward to your new book. I need to figure out what my decorating style is. Hoping your book will help?

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  120. Shalie

    Have love your previous books and am excited for this one! I would love to bring more peace into my home by continuing to strive to only bring things I truly LOVE into my home. Being someone who loves pretty, I can get trapped just wanting all the pretty things. I have to remember what I was my home to really be. I have loved it more and more as I have simplified!

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  121. Anita

    LOVE!

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  122. Ann C

    I received an email from Amazon that your book that I ordered back in December will be in ,the mail by the end of the week! I’m so excited. I’ve been focusing on eating less & healthier and getting rid of the accumulation of many years in my home. I’m feeling lighter! And now spring and a new book! Who could ask for more?

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  123. Tina

    Watching my mailbox for your book ? Thank you for writing, Melissa!

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  124. AnneDS

    I’m preparing a backyard garden this year. An inviting sanctuary for mental & physical health. I love the selection of self-care prizes!

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  125. Bev Petruzalek

    Regrettably, marrying late in life the only family we have raised here is our puppies. I long, however, for our home to be a nurturing place where I can consistently demonstrate hospitality.

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  126. Alyssa

    health and peace are beautiful things that should be cherished in life! one way I want to add them more into my life would be putting away the devices in life and focusing on the people around me.

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  127. Doreen

    What a fantastic giveaway! I have been following and admiring the inspired room for a long time. Everything is beautiful just beautiful!

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  128. Pilar

    What a great giveaway! I’ve been slowly trying to cut out harmful chemicals in everyday household items and also reduce the number of disposable items (napkins, sandwich bags, paper towels, etc).

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  129. Tonya

    Looking forward to sharing your blog with my soon-to-be daughter-in-love! She has already noticed at my inspired room coffee table book! What a generous giveaway offer!

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  130. Heather P.

    I’m so excited to get this book tomorrow! My husband & I are selling one home this month and building another – starting over after after 15 years with nothing but good vibes. We are trying to create a relaxing, coastal atmosphere while downsizing as much as possible.

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  131. Calvin

    Great, our house could use some refreshing.. so could the whole family…

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  132. Amy

    I want to eliminate the clutter so I can truly appreciate and love what I have. Working on it…

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  133. Amanda

    Amazing giveaway!

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  134. Jen

    Love your affordable ideas to increase the “cozy” factor of my home while in the midst of paying college tuition for my kiddos.

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  135. Christina

    I’m so excited to receive your book this week! I pre ordered a few months ago. I just all of your books and can’t wait to get started! xo

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  136. rig

    I’m working on peace through therapy. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  137. Sarah

    I live your content!! Have been wanting to get your book!

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  138. Lisa Babs

    I’ve been thinking about adding some house plants to help transform my house into a more tranquil space. So fingers crossed on winning the giveaway because I’m going to need a plant mister.

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  139. Christina

    Love so many of your books and can’t wait to read the newest one❤️❤️

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  140. Connie Hoffman

    This is my favorite home blog. I love to check out, how you pair items together and create such a beautiful inviting home. I am always on the look out for special items that make our own home unique. A joyous and
    special place to rewind.

    I can’t wait to receive your new book!

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  141. Courtney

    Thank you for this ???

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  142. Tonya

    I am in a time of transition as I am preparing to leave my job in May and slow down. I feel like I’ve been given a chance to reset the areas if life that have been out of balance and the topic of this book is precisely what I’ve been longing for. I am looking forward to giving my family and friends, my home, and myself a little (or a lot) more care and attention, and to having the time to see the gifts right in front of me.

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  143. Marlyss Owen

    My goal for my home is to be a place of respite and welcome ! A Haven for all that enter :)

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  144. Andrea l.

    I need to be patient in training my little boys to be helpful around the house. Sometimes it’s just easier for me to do things myself but I need them to learn too. It will ultimately lighten my load.

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  145. Sonya

    I like to keep toxic things and clutter out of our home as much as possible

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  146. Kymberly

    Hi!! I would love to win this pack to decorate my new house! Newlyweds here on a budget! ?

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  147. Priscilla Anderson

    I do not own any of your books but I’m looking forward to purchasing this one. I’m very excited to be moving to a new place soon.

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  148. Susan Hubbs

    So excited to receive my copy tomorrow! Just trying to make my home a cozy & peaceful.
    Thank you so much for the give away.

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  149. Arletta

    I’d love to make my home more welcoming. A large part of that is getting rid of unneeded items and then making what I own work for me and the space it’s in. I need help in figuring out how to put items and colours together.

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  150. Cindy Lyon

    I’m looking forward to reading this book! As I’m just beginning to plan redecorating our entire main floor I’ve been thinking a lot about what changes will make our home more comfortable for us and more welcoming to our family and friends.

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  151. Christin

    I love this book premise! I am definitely going to order one! Everything you have shared above resonates so much. I can’t wait to read it!! Thanks for opening your heart and mind to all of us!

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  152. Dawn Grisham

    I’ve ordered a copy of Dwelling for my daughter’s 40th birthday. I hope I have a chance to read it!
    I have really enjoyed your other books and find them inspiring.

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  153. Janet

    My husband and I are moving into a new home in two weeks after living in our current home for more than 27 years. I am so excited to start fresh with some new furniture and adding some of our heirloom pieces. I want to declutter and keep it that way! I love making a home comfortable and welcoming with quilts and cookies. I am looking forward to your new book?.

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  154. Lisa

    Would be so grateful to win your book and those lovely gifts!

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  155. Regina

    Excited for your new book! Your home is so lovely.

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  156. Stacy Marvin

    I want my home to be a relaxing, homey space for my kids and family!

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  157. Kiersten

    This idea of dwelling well is one I have been trying to make a reality I. My own life and that of my famil. This last year had been a year of major change – first baby born, major move across the country, new jobs – and I have struggled more than I have thrived. I can’t wait to delve deeper into this idea and take the next step for myself, my husband and our son.

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  158. Claire

    Love the message and heart behind this book! With three tiny kiddos, I’m slowly working on decluttering our home for more space and time to breath and focus on the things & people that truly matter! Can’t wait to read this!

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  159. Mel

    I’m transitioning to a vegitarian lifestyle and am enjoying yoga. Movement is so helpful!!

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  160. Christine Martin

    Such a beautiful giveaway! I certainly could use advice on making our home a more peaceful environment!

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  161. Kim

    I love your home and also love your daybed! So cozy. Cant wait to read your new book.

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  162. Nicole Ahten

    I can’t wait to receive your book this week! We are moving into our remodeled/added on to home in the next few weeks and I’m hoping this book helps set the tone in our new living spaces.

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  163. Tracey

    My home is definitely my safe place. I struggle with noise so a peaceful environment is essential and I look forward to reading your book and getting some more tips. Thanks for a really generous giveaway.

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  164. BeverlyC

    Loved your other books! This one will be great too!

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  165. Leilani Sauer

    I would like to start with my bedroom space. I need it to be more relaxing to help me sleep better.

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  166. Robin Dickson

    I read one of your devotions from Proverbs 31 Ministries and realized I already had one of your books but it made me order all the ones I did not have plus your new Dwelling. You have a beautiful way with words and I love reading them for inspiration. Thank you for filling my mind and heart❤️

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  167. Jennifer

    What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for being an inspiration to have a safer home!

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  168. Kristina

    So excited to read this book! I know it will be just as lovely as your others!

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  169. Megan Kelly

    This is so awesome! I’m trying my best to make my home a safe haven for my family of 6. I’ve been trying to make it cozy, functional, pretty and healthy. I hope this is a gift for my family ???

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  170. Marlo

    Thank you for the giveaway! I would like to create more health and peace in my home my resting more and investing in relationships. Tasks are important, but they can become all-consuming. I would like to establish rhythms and routines which take care of our needs as well as fill our hearts and souls.

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  171. Shawn Suarez

    I love all your books and I’m quite sure I’ll love this one too! Making our home a comfortable, healthy, safe, as well as beautiful haven for family, friends, and first time visitors is always my goal. Pairing down items that I don’t love or that do not serve a purpose is another goal

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  172. Natalie

    Love your blog and I’m excited about your book! Thank you for sharing your lifestyle and inspiring others.

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  173. Marguerite

    Thans for the giveaway!It is a lot of fun. I would like to create more health and peace in my home by taking joy in what I do everyday and making it peaceful for those around me.

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  174. Jennifer C.

    I would love to replace all of my cleaning products with safe, healthy ones.

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  175. Liz Birkeland

    What a lovely ensemble of feel good treats for oneself!

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  176. Jeanne E Thelwell

    I’m looking forward to the book. I think improving my dwelling space will help with my mental and physical health!

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  177. Lisa

    Good luck with the book launch. I always enjoy your new posts in my inbox. I’m on vacation with my family, visiting Northern California and Oregon this week. We’ve been enjoying the beautiful northwest and playing on the beach (in the rain!). The view out my windows at home is of the mountains, so our view out the window here of the ocean is wonderful (and it reminded me a bit of yours).

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  178. Diane

    I am excited for this book! My husband and I just moved, and even though we are living in a sea of boxes—we love our location and I’m excited to make the place feel like a home by decoration and dexlutyering non-necessary belongings.

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  179. Ashley

    Thank you for doing this, Melissa! I always love the thoughtful way you write about Home and have found much inspiration here for making my own home a place that’s quieter, with more margin, and more restful. For me, less stuff always makes my home feel more life-giving!

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  180. Katie Kelleher

    I am looking forward to reading your book! I am eager to create a peaceful, warm and healthy environment in our home. There’s a lot of work to do but the end goal will be worth it!

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  181. Katie

    I’m fostering more peace by continuing to unpack, purge and organize all of our things in our new home!

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  182. Kristy B

    I really want my house to welcome and embrace not only all those who visit but who live here. So I am focusing on making it cozy to be in. This summer my daughters and I are going to make a funky denim quilt to throw on the floor when we have too many friends over and run out of chairs for a movie viewing party, and one more smaller one to cozy up with to read!

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  183. Mandy Ferguson

    I am desperate to find some kind of balance in my home with health, peace, and hospitality. I want our home, wherever we are currently living, to be a sanctuary from the stress and chaos of the world.

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  184. BETH CLARK

    I focus on my walk with the Lord. Just breath. Take one day at a time.

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  185. Jennifer ZJ

    Awesome giveaway! I am working to create peace in my life and home by tackling clutter. We moved last summer and there are still areas untouched that make me crazy!

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  186. Brooke

    Very excited for this book! I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and learning a little more on being content in my home and making small changes to improve upon what I have now.

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  187. Sarah Pinault

    So excited. I have loved the last two books

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  188. Melissa Harrington

    So excited to care for my space and my self – looking forward to incorporating simple routines that keep my space clean and easy to enjoy as well as routines that keep my body “clean” and feeling good!

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  189. Ashleigh

    I’m excited for this giveaway! I need to finish the projects I’ve started to have a less-cluttered, peaceful home.

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  190. Mary Doherty

    I got your book today and absolutely loved it! I felt like you were sitting in my den and quietly telling me that there are no excuses for my piles of clutter and habits of procrastination! Thank you for your advice?
    Can’t wait to read the rest of the book!

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  191. Ann Marie Schrader

    Reading a great novel under a cozy throw, with my purring cat on my lap and a cup of tea by my side

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  192. Cathy

    I’d really like to make my home more cozy and streamlined.

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  193. Carrie Okuno

    What a treat! I notice that my home is always changing to meet the needs of the people who live here – it was my husband and I and three boys and now one is about to move out and the other two are in college, so the door is always revolving. I hope that I change our home as our family changes and always have a warm, welcoming space.

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  194. Julie

    My goal is that my home is a calm environment where everyone feels comfortable and relaxed.

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  195. Jolene dyer

    I would love the giveaway! Want to read your book. You are such an inspiration.

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    • Dorene

      Your book arrived today and I can’t wait to start reading it tonight. I am going through a major transition in my life right now. I had to retire early due to an injury and my husband I are approaching the empty nest season of life. As a result of these major life transitions, I have been feeling “out of sorts” and need to work on making our home more comforting than ever and work at regaining inner health, balance and peace. I love your blog and am sure the book will be inspiring as well.

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  196. Lesly Hamilton

    This would be awesome! I love your style!

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  197. Megan

    I love all your books, can’t wait to read this one! My goal for my home is for it to accommodate more people, more comfortably.

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  198. bn100

    by refreshing the house

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  199. Jen

    I can do this by reducing clutter and surrounding myself with what I love

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  200. Kathy in WA

    I’m entering a new season with my youngest two (of five) children about ready to head off to college. I want to transition beautifully and sweetly in both my life and how we use and love our home.

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  201. Caroline

    Congratulations on your new book! I would like to create more peace in my home by meditating on scripture first thing every day ?

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  202. Julie

    Congrats! I think I’m still working on your first book’s ‘lesson’ loving the home we are in-but I know I would love it more (and be at peace) more with less mess! (Toys toys everywhere)… .:)

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  203. Becky

    I look forward to learning new ideas for making my home connected to nature and to the people who “dwell” here. Thank you.

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  204. Diane

    Several years ago I had a discussion with our then church’s Bible study leader about home. As I was explaining (thinking that I had to apologize and give reason for my “belief”) why I give so much priority to creating a lovely and welcoming home, she suddenly affirmed my thoughts by telling me that our homes are a sanctuary for our families and that as we carefully make them just that we are in essence doing what we’ve been called to do as home-makers. That conversation has freed me and legitimized my home nesting habits and helped me to create a peaceful home.

    Your book just came in the mail today… I’m going to curl up in bed early tonight to start savoring it. I know it’s going to be GOOD! Thanks sweet friend! And congrats!

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  205. trisha dowling

    By getting rid of the clutter in my home, ill create a more calming home!

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  206. Carolyn Sutton

    What a wonderful giveaway from so many wonderful bloggers! Now that I’m retired I’m realizing that I crave peace and quiet more and more, maybe because I spent so many years in a busy school environment. I also crave “visual peace” and I’m working on gradually clearing away the excess clutter and bringing more neutral colours into my home so that I feel more relaxed and calm. I’m looking forward to my copy of “Dwelling” arriving next week! Congratulations!

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  207. Amanda McGann

    I love this!!

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  208. Jan

    Gorgeous book! I’m simply trying to simplify.

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  209. Andrea Cardinale

    Oh my goodness…I need this book! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

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  210. LeeAnn

    I can’t wait to receive this book! I enjoy all of your books! I struggle to find contentment in my home. Thanks so much for writing these!

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  211. Lanie

    Love following you, a lot of inspiration.

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  212. Carrie Eddleman

    Love your first book & own it…can’t wait to see if I can win this one and all the lovely goodies. Congrats on the new book!!

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  213. Talitha Boyd

    We adopted 3 children in the past couple years, added to our 2 biological, so peace isn’t always an option! I am working at implementing routines that encourage recharging for mama and family!

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  214. Beth

    I only recently came across the inspired room
    Instagram account and I have been hooked ever since. I am inspired by beautiful spaces but what I love even more is the feeling doves create. Home is all about being comfortable and safe. :)

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  215. Ana

    What an amazing giveaway! I’m so excited to read your book (just got it today!!!) I want our home to be a place where family and friends can come in and feel nurtured and loved! Thanks for all your beautiful encouragement!!!

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  216. Alyssa Page

    Thank you for sharing your experiences and wisdom with us, as new parents with a 1 year old I was often feeling like our home needed so many updates and changes that are just not in our budget. So many of your tips have helped me and remind me that we can love the home we have and make it the perfect place for our family.

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  217. Diane

    Looking forward to reading your new book. I enjoy you approach of thankfulness!

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  218. Gina

    What a great giveaway! I preordered through Amazon back in February and have been waiting on pins and needles for the book. Today I get a message from UPS that a signature was needed ?. I missed him by about 10 minutes. I hate having to wait another day or two but know it’ll be worth it!

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  219. catherine brown

    What a beautiful book.I know it’s from your heart.Congrats on your book.

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  220. Corrie

    This giveaway is lovely! I’ve been wanting to try a weighted blanket!

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  221. Beth

    Your home is precious ♥️ Cannot wait to read your book as well!

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  222. Vicki Blazejowski

    As a mom and a blogger my goal is to create a home that’s comfortable and teach others to live comfortably in the space they’re in.

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  223. Heidi

    Thank you for the generous giveaway. I love everything in it! One way to create the feeling of wellness is remembering to appreciate my home even with all of its flaws and the things I’d like to change about it. Your new book looks so beautiful!

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  224. Vicki

    I am looking forward to reading this book and making our home a true dwelling place.

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  225. Dawn D.

    ?I fill my home with the things I love, GOD, my husband and our fur babies (pets).?

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  226. Robin Y

    I’ve been striving to keep up with my cleaning routine because it helps me feel comfortable at home. After I complete my task for the day, I reward myself and family, not only a clean house but, by lighting a natural candle or diffusing an oil.

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  227. Mary

    Can’t wait to read your beautiful new book! Your are an inspiration!

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  228. Lisa

    My bed side table always has a stack of books, but I have cleared them all away to focus on one: Dwelling, my new book that arrived today. Reading just the first few pages feels like a big hug from you Melissa and I am so looking forward to learning how to better nurture myself and my home. Thank you so much for putting this together for me and for all of us. God has made you a great messenger.

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  229. T

    I would like to finally have an organized, but not overwhelming cleaning and love my home routines and rhythm.

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  230. Carrie H

    Looking forward to reading your book! I am in the process of trying to declutter my home, one small step at a time!

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  231. Pamela Johnson

    Would love to read this book. Have been really trying to focus on creating a comfortable and cozy home!

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  232. Amie

    Lately I have been gravitating to a more calming clutter free home. We have eliminated a lot of the stuff that was causing anxiety for all four of us. I have also stryed using non toxic cleaners, and we started eating healthier. I was never a candle person, but have started using oils and love them! Can’t wait to get your book- I’ve ordered one for my self and one for a client of mine. I’m a real estate agent, so I thought it would be a nice addition to my clients closing gift!

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  233. Jenelle

    I find my mental health improves with more organization and less clutter. I am trying to be more intentional about what we bring into our home to begin with and only purchase things we truly love.

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  234. Gayla

    Thank you!
    I’m thankful for essential oils for natural air purification and cleaning.
    I look forward to reading your book!

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  235. Amy R

    I can’t wait to get your book! And hopefully win these goodies!

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  236. Mary Ann Donaghy

    This is exactly what I’m trying to do in our home. Now that we’re retired I need a reading nook where I can go to recharge, read and simply be. This book and this wonderful give-a-way will be a help.

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  237. Barbara Craig

    When my youngest graduates in May he will likely be heading off into full-time employment, possibly many states away. As my husband and I start a new season of empty nesting, we have 34 years of family clutter to clear out — with the goal being to intentionally create a new home environment that matches up better to this new season in our lives. Would like to change the focus of our home from accumulated stuff to a manageable and inviting space that lends itself toward investing in relationships with friends, mentoring, and enjoying this new season together without the stress that comes from too much stuff.

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  238. Karen

    I have been trying to declutter for a couple years now. But I have now got a collection of so many things in one room that I meant to sell/get rid off. It’s such a big mess and it’s overwhelming!! I want so badly for my home to be a space of rest and peace. But starting to work full time has made finishing what I began feel impossible. Your book would definitely be an inspiration!

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  239. Elizabeth Schomburg

    Thank you for opening yourself to us!

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  240. Stephanie Splater

    I love that dwelling is not only about cultivating a beautiful home, but also about creating a self care routine that truly enriches your world. Thank you, Melissa. ❤️

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  241. Reese McMillan

    I want my home to be a space of peace for my family where its tidy and not cluttered. Where we come to rest and enjoy eachother.

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  242. Kim L

    Wonderful giveaway…congratulations on the book. Can’t wait to read it.

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  243. Patty

    Congrats on the book. I’d like to improve the comfort of my living room with plants.

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  244. Krissy

    What a beautiful giveaway – I love everything you’ve chosen! Thank you for being a calm and inspiring voice in the midst of a noisy internet.

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  245. Toni

    Congratulations on your book, I can’t wait to read it. This is timely as I too have been reminding myself to be content , and enjoy my home as is. Your home is lovely!

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  246. Jill Burgess

    The book looks lovely and thoughtful, and the giveaway items are wonderful! I’m sure everyone’s home could use a dose of peace at times.

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  247. Hillary

    Wahoo, launch day!! Can’t wait to get my own copy!

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  248. Abbey

    I want to start and end my day with meditation. I want our home to be a cozy and peaceful for my family and others to feel recharged.

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  249. DeNeal

    Melissa, this is such a generous giveaway! Your work is an inspiration to me and has changed how I approach home. I have all your books and cannot wait to add Dwelling to my collection. I know it will serve people well. All the best to you!

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  250. Megan

    I love this message or creating sacred spaces ?

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  251. Brenna

    I am so grateful that I found this blog when I did. You have inspired me to clear the clutter in my home as well as my life. Thank you for the push to get started!

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  252. Rachel

    This is groundbreaking. I have a heart to encourage women to reclaim homemaking as a gift and a calling.

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  253. Bonnie Stoltzfoos

    What a fun giveaway! Little by little, I’d like to learn more of the benefits and uses for essential oils. I love them already but haven’t really dug in to learn more. :)

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  254. Gail Hoke

    What a wonderful giveaway! I truly enjoy reading your blog each day. I especially liked and can relate to what you wrote today. We are now empty nesters and my husband and I are both now retired and learning to adapt to and navigate this season in life as well.

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  255. Bethany

    I love the idea of our hones being sanctuaries for our families. Life is often so full and loud, it so nice to have a place to relax and refresh.

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  256. Stephanie

    I’m an enneagram 9 and need lots of quiet thinking time so I’d like to plan one early morning out for breakfast alone to think!

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  257. Tina S

    A great give away to make our home more cozy and inviting. Your new book looks wonderful.

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  258. Michelle J.

    I have been getting rid of excess!

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  259. Andrea

    Love the message your inspiring with your book. Congratulations!

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  260. Kathryn Segall

    Beautiful page! I am inspired by your home and your attitude! My goal is to have a home that is comfortable, organized, safe and filled with love.

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  261. Gale

    I’m working on a house to downsize and simplify my life. Beautiful giveaway.

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  262. Alexandra

    Best of luck with the book launch! What a lovely give away, this stressed out mama would be overjoyed to receive this! I’m trying so hard to make our home a peaceful refuge and love inplementing your tips! :)

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  263. Cheryl

    Just received your book yesterday. Can’t wait to sit down with it and a cup of coffee.

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  264. Jennifer

    You are amazing! Can’t wait to read your beautiful and inspiring book!

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  265. Kelly jernigan

    Love love love this giveaway , you give so many amazing ideas and they all look so comfy and welcoming and I would love to add these to my new home !!???

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  266. Jacqueline Mar

    I found about you through Instragram recently and it has been cool to follow along with someone with a similar mindset. We like to keep the feel of our home natural, incorporate natural looking items and nature (plants) indoors. Another thing we do at our home to keep the environment peaceful is have positive background music playing during the calmer parts of the day! Would love to win this prize pack and dig a bit deeper into your thoughts on home.

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  267. Cadie

    I’m continually only bringing in my home things I love, and leaving all the bad chemical products out. It brings peace in my life. Looking forward to reading all your books.

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  268. Erin

    My goal for my house is to be a place to connect as a family. I want it to reflect our values and provide a safe and open place to connect with each other.

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  269. Heather

    I have a few of your books & I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading them. I’m looking forward to checking this one out, too.

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  270. Addie

    Your home and style is lovely. I would love to win the book and or all those goodies!!!

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  271. Jan Penner

    I’m very excited about this book. Very timely as we wrap up a vacation rental renovation with the intention of providing a sacred, nurturing space, but also for reclaiming my own home that has taken a long term back seat to extended family demands. Can’t wait to read Dwelling!

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  272. Sandy Ross

    I need to be more organized. dealing with the aftermath of my father’s death has shown me that i need to make my family’s job easier when my time comes. I know i will have more peace when this task is done.

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  273. Yvetta

    I must read this book! Sounds like just what I need at this stage of my life. Looking forward to making my dwelling more nurturing!

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  274. blbc

    EPIC! Can not get enough of cleaning, organizing and letting go of stuff I thought I could not live without.

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  275. Kara Meeks

    Health and peace = simplifying. I am getting rid of items that have not been used in at least a year. Also, I have created a mind-body exercise space in my basement.

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  276. Glenda Sims

    I’m looking forward to seeing your new book!

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  277. Ashley S

    Can’t wait to read the book!

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  278. Sheila

    I can’t wait to read the new book. I’m always inspired by you Melissa!

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  279. Linda Noel

    I need some inspiration to start renovating our house before to move to our retirement home in 5 years.

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  280. Tamara Oster

    I have been more intentional this year about protecting our time together and keeping our home a safe place. I have been ridding our home of unnecessary items, seeking to make it restful and a place for recharging.

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  281. Krissy

    I love the concept that we are gatekeepers of what comes into our home. I’m a stay at home mom, so I spend a lot of time in our home, and I’m really working on creating more peace by eliminating clutter and the chaos that comes with it! Remembering that I can control what is in our home is super inspiring to get rid of the things we don’t need.

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  282. Jan

    I have just started reading your book “THE INSPIRED ROOM” and following your blog. You have already given me ideas on redesigning my kitchen (which I’ve been working on the past year). And i have already ordered another one of your books. You are an inspiration. And I’d love to win your give away. Keep trucking, we appreciate your work.

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  283. Alice D

    Just received my book today! I love your sweet and encouraging words – so much inspiration!

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  284. Denise

    Love this giveaway! I want to be intentional about wellness and my home. Thanks for offering this to help.

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  285. Erica Marie

    Love these ideas! Must declutter ?

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  286. Annette

    I want to forgive more freely to bring peace to my life.

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  287. Jeni

    Several friends have given rest and wellness to me and my husband over the past few months and I’d enjoy sharing some of these with them. All the prizes speak to rest and wellness and generosity :)

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  288. Stacy Gustin

    There is always something positive at The Inspired Room. Not only have I added some items to my own list for my home but so many items for gifts for my friends. Everyone needs to know that there home is a place where serenity and comfort can be found.

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  289. Eileen

    I would be thrilled to win!! Book looks wonderful. I have 2 others of yours!

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  290. Jen Vortriede

    My favorite color is blue, and I love the combination of blue and white in the items in the giveaway. Your book sounds like a good one for me to purchase! I am continually working on trying to make my home a welcoming space for visitors.

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  291. Lee Fontenot

    Looking forward to reading this book

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  292. KK

    I want to make my home more restful for everyone who visits—comfortable but uncluttered.

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  293. Nancy Swecker

    The first step for me is de-cluttering all the tabletops and countertops.

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  294. Lori Bolick

    I would like to be more organized with paper and household necessities that I need to store. I have worked on other areas, but these two areas are a continuous circle of items brought into the house and being used up. Peace of mind with better organization would be so helpful. I am a wife, mother, teacher and city clerk – the paperwork is huge!

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  295. Lucia

    Hi Melissa,

    I so love your site and can’t wait to read your new book! I stumbled across you searching for ‘dwelling in peace’. So very glad I found you!

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  296. Julie

    I’m doing better at decluttering and letting go of things that don’t “spark joy” but it’s hard to go back to my old habits. I’m focusing on creating more positive and open energy in my household.

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  297. Carol

    Love my home! Wonderful give-away, fingers are crossed

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  298. Jill Valeri

    I have enjoyed your writings over the years and have your other book. I look forward to reading this one. I share your enthusiasm for creating spaces that renew and energize those who occupy them.

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  299. Delyn Metcalfe

    I am trying to keep one item I am currently using (hairspray, furniture polish, etc.) and one extra. When I use up one of the items, I get the saved one out and write it on my grocery list. No big stockpile of items to store, and I know I either have one, or it is on the list to buy.

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  300. Sally Lustig

    What a generous giveaway! I am on a serious home keeping kick where I am doing some deep spring cleaning and getting organized. It makes me happy to provide a comfy home for my family.

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  301. Christie

    I’m new to you and your books but not for long! They look amazing! Thank you!

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  302. Deanna Blanchard

    Love your blog! It definitely inspires me?. I’m just starting a new job so I definitely need health and peace. Keeping my eyes fixed on Jesus!

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  303. Dawn

    Congratulations on your book Melissa! I love reading your blog! Thanks for sharing your heart!

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  304. Kirstin Troyer

    What an awesome giveaway…for some reason I couldn’t get past the refer friends option so not sure it worked right for me

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  305. Katie Puszykowski

    I’d love to create more peace and comfort in my home by brightening the place up ?

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  306. Christi Wallander

    Your new book looks lovely! I always enjoy your blog and the pictures you share. I have simplified my home and have gotten rid of toxic cleaners. I have started using oils in my home and it has helped with allergies so much. You have been such a help in many ways. Blessings to you and your family

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  307. Lori Howard

    I’m so looking forward to spring with all the new ideas and inspiration from your daily posts. Having links to all the decor items used, paint colors shown plus “real” conversations about living a healthy, happy life! Perfection isn’t in the vocabulary…just love what you love:0) Can’t get any better than that.
    Bless you for sharing your kindness.

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  308. KL

    Still trying to figure it all out

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  309. Linda S.

    What a grand give-away!!

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  310. Paula Britt

    WOW!! I just love your blog. I have a couple of your books and they are so inspiring. This is a very generous give away. Pick me, PLEASE!

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  311. Kim

    Your book sounds so inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  312. Keri

    I feel like I really need to get a hold of all the “stuff and clutter” and get organized so we can have a
    peaceful, restful home!
    Thank you so much for the give away! Blue is my favorite color!

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  313. Hope Hill

    I would like to work on self introspection and decluteerung. I would also like to work on some of my relationships and life goals.

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  314. Anne B

    I am looking forward to seeing the new book! Wish I had preordered when I had the chance.
    It is spring cleaning weekend here at my house. Since following your blog I have slowly been switching to chemical free options for cleaning. I can’t wait to have a fresh smelling house after a day of sone deep cleaning today. Each of your books brings inspiration and I am positive this one is going to be great!

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  315. Courtney Hoffman

    I’m working to create healthier habits, from keeping better track of what I eat to straightening up before bed at night.

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  316. Debbie

    I hope that reading your latest book will inspire me to create a dwelling of peacefulness and an atmosphere of unconditional love for everyone who lives in or visits our home.

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  317. Jessica Reurich

    How amazing!

    I love the philosophy of the home being sacred!!!

    Thank you for such a blessing of a giveaway!!!

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  318. Amy Durick

    Oh I would love to have this book for my birthday coming up this month!

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  319. Nora Vassar

    Home is sacred.

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  320. Mar

    Lovely giveaway! Congrats on the new book!

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  321. Liz

    As we are preparing to move to another city, your words of wisdom are very comforting.

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  322. Tracie Cooper

    I would like to create more peace in my life by being more organized!

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  323. Judi H

    As I enter a spring cleaning season I look forward to having a spotless home and relaxing with your beautiful book.

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  324. Karolyn K.

    I want to create a more relaxed family room where everyone wants to hang out. I am thinking cozy blankets, lots of pillows, etc.

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  325. Connie

    Hey Melissa! I am 68 (today, in fact! ❤️) and have 6 grown children and three ‘growing grandchildren.
    My husband passed away in 2017 and my house became extremely quiet. I am trying to get myself ‘back on track’ (so to speak) and I want my home to feel warm and welcoming. You have many great ideas and your homes have all been very inspiring. LOVE YOUR BLOG! One of my very favorite books is your ‘The Inspired Room’!

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  326. Pavla

    I tried to switch from chemical cleaners to more natural ones, including laundry. With regards to more peace, I like to not overdo it. There’s always something that needs to be done, but I also need to sit down with a tea and snuggle with my cat :)

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  327. Elaine Mast

    I have eliminated most commercial cleaners and make my own with essential oils. I use diffusers instead of burning candles. I have always been “less is more” when it comes to decorating. The move towards more minimalism is so good, less clutter, less to clean, more peace.

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  328. Karina C.

    Congrats on your book!. Looking forward to reading it.

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  329. Diana

    I’m so looking forward to your book! I’m always inspired by you blog! I want to make my home a healthy, peaceful, more nurturing environment by creating more scripture and hymn lyric decor pieces to keep us mindful of all of our blessings.

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  330. Charmin

    Came here via cleanmama.net, lovely giveaway! Working on clutter, keeping everyone accountable for their delegated chores and testing a couple of homemade cleaners right now.

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  331. Doreen

    Looking forward to reading your new book! Always love your blog post. Awesome giveaway!!

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  332. Rachel Young

    Can’t wait to read your book!

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  333. Kelsey

    I’m about to go on maternity leave and keep thinking about how much I want to spend my time when baby is sleeping and/or during late night feedings reading books. This book is at the top of my list.

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  334. Lisa

    No doubt that during my life’s troubled times these last few years that opening my home as a sanctuary and a gathering place has brought great satisfaction to many as well as myself. I’m not busy dwelling on a certain crushing situations but focused on others re-reminding them how special and appreciated they are. It’s a total win-win!
    Your giveaway is fantastic,! Everything is so well thought out!

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  335. Amy Elder

    Looking forward to reading your book. Always struggling to find peace in our home. Love your heart!

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  336. Kim Lane

    You inspire me to love and appreciate my home instead of wishing it were bigger, fancier, had more style, was newer…etc. I recently left the work force after 34 years of being career driven and am learning to love being a homebody. ❤️

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  337. Patty Goodman

    Essential Oils have helped bring health and tranquility to our home.

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  338. Pam

    I am trying to remember to use my essential oil diffusers every day!

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  339. Lori Howard

    Loving the new book!! A great gift for my friends so planning on buying more to share. Dwelling in my home these days and pampering myself with things I love…reading the blog each day reminds me!

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  340. Lisa

    Navigating some health challenges. I need all the support that i can get. Natural, healthy options are my preference. House, home, mind, body and spirit require nurturing and sharing of resources. Thank uou for sharing yours.

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  341. Kathy

    Would love to have an inviting,peaceful home.I think your new book will inspire me in that direction.

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  342. Nicol Young

    Love love love. So excited for this giveaway

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  343. Vanesa

    What an amazing giveaway! I love all your books, can’t wait to read this one

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  344. Kristin

    I need some peace in my home to balance the chaos of ALL. THE. THINGS. I’m doing so much, I really need to make home a haven, but it’s so much work, and I’m exhausted every day. Sigh, some day…

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  345. Kathy

    Such a calming style. ❤️

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  346. Kathy

    Your decorating style is so calming. ❤️

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  347. Christina Covarrubias

    So excited for the newest book release! I’m incorporating more health in my home by adding plants to for air purifying while getting rid of some radiation by throwing out my microwave and going back to stovetop and oven. ;) I’m gaining peace by taking time to practice deep breathing and meditating on God and His word.

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  348. Brett

    Yay for your book release! I’m getting healthier by (intermittent) fasting and going for walks a few times a week. I feel most at peace when I’m in His presence, focused on Him, being obedient to whatever He has asked me to do (or not do).

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  349. Margo

    I want to bring peace into my life by being mindful of how I treat others and myself, eating healthy and sleeping more.

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  350. Michelle Bond

    I have the book and I am LOVING it!! Thank you for the inspiration!!!

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  351. Katie Wilkerson

    Creating peace in my home is my ultimate goal! Plants and music seem to help the most! I love your mission so much!!

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  352. Stephanie

    What a great give away! I would love to eliminate chemical cleaners/air fresheners from our home.

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  353. Sara D

    Such a beautiful & inspiring bundle! Always look forward to your posts. ✨?
    We are changing over all of our cleaners and simplifying our belongings, it’s felt so good!

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  354. Joni

    I purchased my copy of Dwelling last week and after a quick read-through, am now going back through it slowly with intention. My favorite tips so far are to take care of an easy fix that has been bugging you (why didn’t I do this sooner!) and pay attention to how plants and scents affect mood. I have been using my often neglected essential oil diffuser a lot this past week, and the difference is noticeable!

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    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying the book! Thank you for letting me know some of the parts that are speaking to you and helping to change your home or perspective already, that means a lot to me!! xoxo

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  355. Pam Archer

    Love ? your new book so much! There’s so many great suggestions on how to develop a life and a home where one loves to dwell.

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  356. Shannon

    For me health and peace in the home is really just concentrating on the people in it! I love for my home to look blog perfect but then we’re not really “living” in it. I do love your blog…and it’s always so cozy looking ?

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  357. Cathy Gunn

    Hello
    Always look forward to the tips, information and encouragement in my journey towards a green and healthier lifestyle. Thank you ?

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  358. Kim

    Pick me!

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  359. Staci Richard

    Congratulations on another beautiful book! Your style and work are so welcoming and relaxing. Inspiring too! What a super nice gift package! <3

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  360. Brooks Scott

    I am thrilled to add this to my collection of your books!

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  361. Cassandra D

    Use essential oils and create a wellness retreat area.

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  362. Dale Cundy

    Your book looks wonderful! I know that I will enjoy it. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to win this incredible prize package. It would be such a blessing.

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  363. Jenny Ham

    I take time to relax and light some candles to create peace and health in my home.

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  364. Diane Dickson

    I love reading your blog. I am renovating my home right now and dealing with subcontractors and the house being topsy turvey while it is going on is driving me crazy. You have redone many homes through your blog. How do you keep a steady mind as you are doing this. I am really about to lose it.

    Thanks,
    Diane

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