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Love the Home You Have: Simple Ways to...Embrace Your Style *Get Organized *Delight in Where You Are

Love the Home You Have: Simple Ways to...Embrace Your Style *Get Organized *Delight in Where You Are

by Melissa Michaels


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What if the house of your dreams is the home you have? Meet Melissa Michaels, creator of the popular blog The Inspired Room and the best contentment coach you'll ever meet. With humor and candor Melissa reveals how to transform your rooms (and your life) from plainly livable to fabulously lovable.

Like a perfectly overstuffed chair, Melissa's encouragement beckons you to get comfortable and then get creative as you:

  • find beauty in the ordinary
  • discover your style and let it shine with simple ideas
  • entertain possibilities and people with more gratitude and joy
  • gather inspiration in the 31-day Love Your Home Challenge
  • leap from dreamer to doer with confidence

Much more than décor! This is your invitation to fall in love with the home you have and embrace the gifts of life, people, and blessings right where you are.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736963077
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 03/31/2015
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,014,192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Melissa Michaels is the creator of The Inspired Room, voted the 2015 and 2014 Better Homes and Gardens Readers’ Favorite Decorating Blog. With creative, simple ideas for decorating and organizing the home, she inspires more than half a million women each month. Melissa is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Love the Home You Have, Make Room for What You Love, and The Inspired Room coffee table book. She and her husband live in Washington, where they planted a church in 2009.

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Table of Contents

Home Is in the Heart of the Beholder 7

1 Hello, Dream House 13

2 Getting There Is Half the Fun 25

3 Goodbye, Unrealistic Expectations 47

4 The Freedom of Authenticity 59

5 A Beautiful Mess 75

6 Decluttering the Nooks and Crannies 89

7 The Reward of Daily Routines 101

8 The Clean-Enough House 113

9 Adding Charm and Character 125

10 Love What You Have (Even When You Don't Like It) 139

11 Creating a Haven 153

12 Savoring the Seasons 167

13 Be Happy at Home 181

31-Day Love Your Home Challenge 195

Notes 213

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