Melissa Michaels
About the Author

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. Melissa,
    I’m with you…Fall is my favorite season. Here in the south we get a lot of days with Carolina blue skies and sunshine and just the right amount of coolness in the air that it makes going on long walks with my dogs fun instead of like boot camp walks in the heat of summer. Like the dogs, I am invigorated by cooler weather and usually get more accomplished. I love to watch, from my back porch, God paint the trees that turn in beautiful colors against a backdrop of pine trees. I wish I was as organized as you are, but if I’m going to get even part way there, Fall is my best bet lol. Thanks for a helpful and motivating post!

  2. I love fall, too! And I love that, in Arkansas, we typically get to enjoy each season. When our children were little, we had quite a bit more decorative fall items in our home. Now that they are older, I go the subtle route, too. Thank you for sharing your great ideas with us!

  3. I love Fall also. Everything about it, except its end!
    And I love your comment about “keeping your house clean enough”…I said that to a girlfriend a couple of weeks ago. It’s clean enough. Going to enjoy perusing your blogsite more.

  4. i never liked the fall until i was married. its my husbands favorite time of year for many of the same reasons you mentioned, plus football. i am dreading back to school next week. we already led chaotic lives and the thought of not having time to invest in stillness as a family drives me crazy. I look forward to reading your tips for the fall and learning the lessons your sharing, and hopefully you’ll write a few for the winter (ahem…Christmas) in a couple months too. I need all the help i can get 😉

    • I will definitely write some for winter! 😉 I know what you mean about the back to school season. We’ve been cutting back more and more on extra curricular school activities for that very reason, it gets exhausting to keep up with it all!

  5. I LOVE Fall. There is something about the air and the foods of Fall.

    I like your homemaking routines – I have a routine but I really need to up the ante on them.

  6. I love the colors of fall and the lack of humidity.
    One thing God showed me a long time ago as I noticed the beauty if the fall and saw leaves falling & some even bare. Even in death there is beauty. It was shortly after my mom passes away & I heard Him say this to me so loud & clear. I remember it each fall & at the passing of someone I know and/or love.

  7. I love fall!! This is the season I can truly see God’s magnificent handiwork in the coloring of leaves and the beautiful mountains!!!! I also love the smells of chili cooking, homemade bread, soups etc.

    Will check out your blog!