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Melissa Michaels is the NY Times Bestselling author of Love The Home You Have and The Inspired Room book. Her blog, The Inspired Room, was voted Better Homes & Gardens Readers' Favorite decorating blog in 2014 and 2015. Melissa is a church planter's wife and a mom to three human kids and...

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  1. I have by no means reached the apex of simplicity, but staying home all the time helps in a lot of ways. When I weigh the hassle of taking 4 little ones in and out of car seats, down highways and across town to walk through crowded stores, I realize it is just not worth it. We’ve re-realized the joy of the home, the pleasure in enjoying our own surroundings, and making the most of what we have.
    I have a pile of fabric along with a stack of failed projects that sit on my table and mock. I will psck it away for an easier stage of life, maybe that will be next month or maybe next year.

  2. This is amazing. Last week I took down my art room after many years. I placed some of the things in totes where I could get to them, but much of it is packed away. Every time I walked through that room prior to this, it was as if it drained me because I don’t have time for that right now. THe season has shifted. Letting go. after I did that, I felt like I could breathe easier. i’ve found that creating spaces in my life often creates room in my spirit 🙂 Timely connection with your blog.

  3. I had a baby, haha. Let me explain, while some are going, that’s how you simplified!?! Haha.
    Before I had my son, I was a “busy body” to say the least. These days a busy body 9 month old occupies all my time, so I simply say “NO” to anything and everything that doesn’t involve him. I waited long enough to have him so I think I owe it to him to be simple and enjoy LIFE! He has helped me tremendously in realizing how simple and easy life should be!
    Loved this post! And in my season of Life, spoon crafts are not even in mind, so I know what you mean!
    Many Blessings.

  4. Thanks for your post. It took pressure off of me. I tend to have all kinds of creative and good ideas when I actually need to spend my time and money on something else that is more important. I have heard this sentence in my spirit several times lately: “It’s a great idea but not for this season.” And it relaxes me to realize that things are not lost forever if I let go of them for this season. Thank you for your encouragment!

  5. Wow, that looks great, and you’re right, so simple! I actually took some old wooden crates that I had lying around and used them to organize my linen closet in a shelving system of sorts. Turned out great and made things a whole lot easier to find!