31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 29}:
Doing What You Love

31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 29}: <br>Doing What You Love

Today I’m going to let someone else share their story of finding contentment at home this Autumn! That was the intention of this series all along, to share ways to embrace contentment in this season, right where we are. It is so easy to miss out on joy at home when we over-think things or fret over what we don’t have or find excuses for not doing what we love.

I love my friend Holly for so many reasons (besides her stairs, which you will see at the end of this post) including her desire to find contentment and beauty right where she is, no matter what! I admire that greatly. She is so real and genuine, if you don’t know , I encourage you to go hang out with her on her too, because she is a lovely lady and so talented. Welcome Holly!

Don’t you just love it when you have liked something forever and then it gets very popular before you have a chance to actually do it OR suddenly everyone seems to have something after you have had it forever…whether it is a fabric or a haircut or handbag. Silly? Maybe. Prideful? Probably. But true. We women are strange birds.

{Image from Pottery Barn, I love how their stairs are as beat up as mine!}

Well that is how I felt about the idea of putting numbers on stairs. Certainly not my original idea, after all I think I first saw the idea in a Pottery Barn “Decorating for Kids” book years ago …so obviously when you get an idea from Pottery barn you can’t exactly own it..ha!

But the more I saw stairs being numbered I didn’t know if I really wanted to do it any more. But recently, I caught my husband at a weak moment and he agreed to the numbers so I decided to not let it bother me that many talented bloggers and the popular showhave recently showed this idea.

Instead of worrying about being “too trendy,” I decided to embrace the trend because I LIKE IT and it really really fits my house and lifestyle.

Notice how designer Sarah Richardson used different fonts and colors to make this idea more unique!

{Image fromat HGTV}

I simply used the vinyl numbers you can find online from a variety of resources.

I was able to do this one afternoon while Henry napped.

So here it is…my new version of the numbered stair trend!

31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 29}: <br>Doing What You Love

I am loving the look.

31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 29}: <br>Doing What You Love

I think the boys like it too…we’ll see if the baby learns his numbers faster than the big brother did. . .

I have learned a lesson:

Do what you want when
decorating your home!

Just enjoy!

Thanks Holly for being real with us! PS. Saturday we’ll have a link-up opportunity so if you want to share your own Autumn Bliss posts (whatever you’ve shared for Autumn or Thanksgiving!)!

So, what do you struggle with in decorating your own home?

Do you worry about being out of style? Being too trendy? Making mistakes? Not being perfect? That the internet world won’t like what you do? That you don’t have talent or skills? What are your worries?  Let’s sit down on Onerror counseling sofa and get real here.



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31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 29}: <br>Doing What You Love

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31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 28}: Grateful for a $100 Shopping Spree

31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 28}: Grateful for a $100 Shopping Spree

I can’t think of many things more fun than a free $100 shopping spree! That is my kind of prize. So when the awesome people (and my sponsors) at DaySpring said they’d like to offer one of you $100 credit to shop at , of course I was excited for you!

31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 28}: Grateful for a $100 Shopping Spree

I am really in love with their products.

By the way, that thing that looks like a scratch just below the bowl on my buffet in the photo above? I just went to look at it and it wiped off. That was DUST, people. Why can’t I remember to DUST before I take pictures? OK. MOVING ON.

DaySpring and their are solely responsible for actually making me start to feel bored with my white dishes. Now I want to collect warm, happy colorful and meaningful dishes as well.

Their products are absolutely beautiful! It is like Christmas when I get something new from them.

31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 28}: Grateful for a $100 Shopping Spree

I also love how the dishes mix and match. They work well with others and you can mix them in with what you already have.

31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 28}: Grateful for a $100 Shopping Spree

The bowls are fun because they have inspiring words and pretty designs on the inside! A happy surprise!

31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 28}: Grateful for a $100 Shopping Spree

I love that tray my hurricanes (I talked about them yesterday, and you can find them at DaySpring right !!) are now sitting in.

31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 28}: Grateful for a $100 Shopping Spree

It is the most useful tray ever. From serving to pulling together books and magazines to being a part of a centerpiece, I use it all the time.

31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 28}: Grateful for a $100 Shopping Spree

It is beautiful just sitting there, even with nothing in it!

31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 28}: Grateful for a $100 Shopping Spree

And then of course, I’ve sung the praises of the “grateful” dry erase board. I just LOVE it! And it is !

31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 28}: Grateful for a $100 Shopping Spree

My kids used this board to leave me a sweet message on it while I was away last week. Sigh. You cannot put a price tag on that. Warms my heart.

So many things from this collection that I enjoy, I really love the serving , too!

Now, in case you are getting to the end of this thinking you don’t need dishes or dry erase boards or trays…let me assure you there are amazing products beyond what I’ve shown! What about Christmas shopping, ladies? Dayspring does not disappoint, no matter what you are looking for! Check out the products too!

To enter, leave just one comment sharing what you would buy from with a $100 shopping spree!

Winner will be chosen November 1! I hope YOU win!!

Talking about this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook or begging me to pick you may or may not increase your chances of winning. {I kid!}

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31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 28}: Grateful for a $100 Shopping Spree

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