Are you intentional when it comes to finding joy in your home? I’ve created a home that I love just by allowing myself to be “perfectly imperfect” and enjoying what is around me in the present moment. I’ll share some inspirational tips from my friend Melissa Michael’s new book “A Lovely Life” which shows us how to love our home by savoring the simple joys around us.
Savoring the Simple Joys In My Home
I’m a homebody. My home is my favorite place to be. If you walked into my home you would instantly feel comfortable and at ease. At least I hope you would.
And the best part? My lovely life is not about perfection…it’s about intention.
A simple candle or essential oils in a diffuser can bring joy to a room instantly as well as a beautiful bunch of flowers, fresh or faux.
A Lovely Life
My friend, Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room, has just published a new book that I have not been able to put down. “A Lovely Life” is full of inspiring ideas to help all of us enjoy our homes just as they are.
A Lovely Life is about creating the kind of atmosphere at home you’ve always dreamed about, one day, one season at a time. You’ll feel inspired to elevate even the most ordinary moments at home and discover tangible ways to make every day a better one….all year long.
A Lovely Life will show you ways you can:
- Practice simple homemaking and soul tending rhythms and rituals
- Cultivate more peace, contentment, and joy in your surroundings throughout the year
- Embrace simplicity in your life and home in every season
- Nurture your well-being through the beauty you create or discover around you
- Seek renewal in spring, refreshment in summer, reconnection in autumn, and rest in winter
This book is filled with inspiration and practical ideas to savor the simple joys around you and in your home. It offers gentle encouragement throughout to focus on being intentional with your days, ideas, tasks, and mindsets as you seek, create and savor the beauty found in every season.
Who doesn’t like a freebie? If you pre-order Melissa’s new book, A Lovely Life, by May 5th, you’ll receive…
This goes perfectly with the book.
DON’T MISS THE GIVEAWAYS
Make sure you read to the end because we are giving away Lovely Bundles and you definitely will want to enter!
Savoring the Simple Joys of an Old Home’s History
Do you know what the best thing about living in a charming old house is? All of its imperfections…I think that’s what they call character! It DEFINATELY has that lived-in feeling.
There’s always a dog in the bed. This is Ollie.
This may sound crazy but every single time I walk into a room where I can feel the floor beneath me sloping down towards the water (did I happen to mention that I live in an old house) it makes me smile.
I think of all the history that has happened in this sweet little beach cottage and that I am able to pick up where the last owner left.
Here’s where we live, in a 1920 beach cottage in the Pacific Northwest, about 60 miles SW of Seattle, WA.
Garden Therapy is My Biggest Joy of All
Fresh cut flowers are one of the things I savor and appreciate the most. I love bringing beautiful blooms into the house so much that I decided to grow them myself so I would never run out.
My greenhouse is currently full of seedlings that I’ll be transplanting to the garden beds next week.
The beauty of garden therapy is that you don’t have to have a lot of time or space to enjoy growing flowers or vegetables.
Container gardens are another great way to enjoy all that gardening has to offer.
Being Comfortable and Savoring the Little Things
I’m all about comfort in my home and creating an inviting and welcoming home.
We don’t take our shoes off and dogs are allowed on the furniture.
There’s always a throw to wrap up in, a yummy-smelling candle to burn, and flowers to enjoy.
What can you do to add “warm and comfy” elements to your home? Mix in some decorative pillows, a throw blanket, and an amazing area rug and you’ll be set.
Savoring the Puget Sound and the Beach
This is the view in front of our home.
We go kayaking and swimming in the bay during the summer, and take the dogs to play on the beach and take a swim whenever we can.
Eating alfresco on the deck is better than in any restaurant.
If the season is right, have a picnic in your backyard or dinner on the patio. I can’t tell you the joy I feel when I’m outside with friends and family enjoying a meal or just kicking back and relaxing.
Time For a Giveaway
Enter to Win a Lovely Garden Bundle
And now I get to giveaway A Lovely Garden Bundle! Enter HERE to win.
But Wait… There are 5 Giveaway Bundles!
At each of the 6 blog stops on the tour this week you’ll find different lovely prize bundles, so be sure to enter them all!
To enter each giveaway, fill out the form on each blog stop! The tour schedule and links are below.
ENJOY THIS WEEK’S LOVELY LIFE BOOK TOUR
Start with today (click each link below) and find the next three stops on the tour!
Tuesday, April 26th
Thursday, April 28th
Thank you so much for being here. I just know you will love Melissa’s book, A Lovely Life as much as I do. Let me know if you have any questions about preordering the book or entering any of the drawings offered on this tour.
Until next time,