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Overthinking + Home Style Saturdays

by | Aug 8, 2020 | Decorating Inspiration

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Overthinking + Home Style Saturdays

I’ve always been an over-thinker, forever trying to make decisions that will align with my inner most feelings. I feel every possibility and search for clarity deep in my soul. That often means I am slow to act, but then can be very impulsive. I’m willing to take certain risks many wouldn’t, if they feel right to me, even when they don’t always make the most logical sense on paper.

This whole pandemic has only magnified the desire to be even more mindful in how I want to live. While that always means aligning my actions more closely with my heart, I also feel like these shifts have stirred up some uncertainty in how to even make decisions. Like what if now what makes sense in my soul also has to make more sense on paper and to the people we love the most? (Anyone else figuring out the next step for a college student who won’t be returning to the dorm this fall?).

Perhaps these feelings are a part of growing older, when there are suddenly less years in front of you than behind you. Likely they are magnified by the unusual circumstances that surround all of us these days. When simply doing normal things we used to take for granted like how we earn a living or sending our children to school or even eating at a restaurant with friends are either no longer possible or not as simple as they used to be, life as we knew it is shifting whether we wanted it to or not.

Change is challenging, but sometimes embracing it can lead to the most fulfilling adventures in life.

How are you coping with all of the changes in your world, friend?

I hope you enjoy the inspiration in this week’s Home Style Saturdays!

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Southern Hospitality | Painting Interior Doors a Color & Changing Hardware

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StoneGable | How to Mix Metals in Your Home

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The Inspired Room | 9 Clever Organizers to Tidy Your House

Overthinking + Home Style Saturdays

Overthinking + Home Style Saturdays


  1. Cindi

    Where is your ombre hanging light from? I didn’t see it on your shopping pages. Thanks!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Hi Cindi! It’s from Restoration Hardware, from a teen line that is smaller scale and a bit more affordable but just as good quality!

  2. Christine

    Okay I stopped as soon as I saw the apple bread. I printed out the recipe and will be adapting it to gluten and dairy free (using toffuti sour cream) It looks real yummy and I love baking breads like this.

  3. Carole M Strom

    Enjoying your blog! … about that student with nothing to do?… cooking lessons in the kitchen, learn a new language, try a new hobby- painting comes to mind, mechanical drawing, learn an instrument, anything that could become a Life Skill, Good Luck!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      He is in full time online college, he’s just not living in the dorms, but those are great ideas!! Thanks!

  4. Janine Robinson

    I took a long break for blogging just being so caught up in the busy-ness of life. This years crazy lockdown living has given me the gift of time to slow down and make a little room for things that feed my soul. Yesterday I remembered your wonderful blog and came over to visit here once again! So much inspiration! Thank you for this wonderful space that ignites creativity.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Aww well welcome back! I’m so thrilled you’re here and very grateful that you commented too. 💙

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