Day 2: Declutter
Day 3: Simplify
Day 4: Simple Touches
Day 5: Quick Fixes
Day 6: Change the Look
Day 7: Make It Personal
Day 8: Know Your Style
Day 9: Make It Cozy
Day 10: Collections
Day 11: Tidy It Up
Day 12: Bring the Outdoors In
Day 13: Paint It
Day 14: Using Versatile Pieces
Day 15: Use What You Have
Day 16: Make It Welcoming
Day 17: Add Some Color
Day 18: Say It With Written Words
Day 19: Change It Up
Day 20: Sleeping Area
Day 21: The Porch
Day 22: Young Boys Room
Day 23: Tween Boys Room
Day 24: Teen Girls room
Day 25: The Kitchen
Day 26: The Garage/Shed
Day 27: Household Chores
Day 28: Car Organization
Day 29: Make Lists
Day 30: Home Flow
Day 31: Celebrate Your Home

I have lived in many homes throughout my life and a total of 13 since I’ve been married. They weren’t all ideal but it was what I called home at the time. Some we rented, some we owned, we had a really old one, a couple new ones, an apartment, a couple duplexes, some were too small, some needed a lot of work and some were almost perfect for us. The one thing they all had in common was that I tried to make the best out of where I was living at the time. I tried not to think of any of them as temporary because I knew they wouldn’t feel like home if I did.

Making simple changes to your place can help it feel like home and a place you love coming home too. You don’t have to spend much money and sometimes only a little amount of time. I’m going to be sharing ideas on organizing, decorating, ideas for your whole house, ideas for individual rooms and little projects every day for the month of October.


I hope you’ll be able to join me as we talk about making Your Home a Place Where You Love to Live no matter where you are living.

I’m joining The Nester along with lots of other bloggers to bring you a month full of great ideas every day in October.

I’m also linking to these awesome blog parties:
Link Party at Organizing Made Fun

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Abby September 30, 2012 at 6:17 pm

this sounds like it will be a great series! I’m getting ready to move, again…and it’s nice to be reminded that every home can be made to feel like home.

Emily September 30, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Looking forward to this series!

Lisa September 30, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I’ll be here following your blog!

nebuchudnessar September 30, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Looking forward to the series!

Susan October 1, 2012 at 6:14 am

So glad I found this on Pinterest!! I am in home #10 in 21 years of marriage, so I understand what you mean about making each place “home” instead of thinking of it as temporary. Also understand each place has its unique challenges. Currently dealing with storage challenges, which means massive organization…and I am fresh out of ideas. Hoping to find new, interesting ideas here. :)

Liane October 1, 2012 at 6:38 am

Hi, I’m a new follower! I found you through The Nester and just wanted to say Hi. I’ll definitely be following this challenge! x

GIGI October 1, 2012 at 7:31 am

I CAN’T WAIT …..I HAVE LIVED IN THIS HOUSE FOR 5 YEARS AND I KNOW THAT IT IS NOT A HOME. I CONSTANTLY FEEL LIKE I LIVE WITH ONE FOOT ON MY DOOR STEP AND ONE FOOT ON THE DOOR WAY. I HOPE THAT I LEARN SOMETHING AND MAYBE IT I WILL STOP FEELING THIS WAY. THANKS A BUNCH

Jerimi October 1, 2012 at 10:15 am

Here is a subject near and dear to my heart. We’ve moved around so much… I just kind of gave up on making our current house a home. I look forward to seeing your ideas!

Lindsey October 1, 2012 at 12:35 pm

can’t wait to follow you on your 31 Day Challenge. I think I will learn a lot from you in October. I am joining the challenge too!

Beth October 1, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I need this, i just moved into a rental and haven’t found that “home” feeling yet.

Kaysi @ Keeping It Simple October 1, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I can’t wait for this!! You have the best ideas!

Carol @arewethereyet October 1, 2012 at 4:32 pm

We are in our eighth house in thirteen years. The big difference this time is – it’s a rental. (We sold our house so quickly that we decided to rent instead of rushing into something we might regret later.) The problem is – how do I make this rental “feel” like home? I’ll be interested in seeing what you have done.

Wendy October 1, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Yes, I am interested in rental friendly ideas too. I live in my parents’ property. And although they wouldn’t “mind” if I changed things up, I always worry about making sure it stays in a state that they can sell it if they need to (builder’s beige anyone?). I use a lot of 3M Command products, but can’t make or afford any great changes.

alondra October 1, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Wow this has came at a great time being it October first. I have been in an appt. for the last 6 months. Everything is in it’s place however I have been hesitent to do more because I’m hoping this is temporary. I lived in a house for the past 13+ years & only my 3rd. home outside of my parents. So looking forward to this

Saundra M October 2, 2012 at 2:49 am

Can’t wait to see this series. LUV the wreath on your door.

Keri October 2, 2012 at 9:26 am

OK, so totally random comment- but is the house in the picture where you live? And are those fake dormer windows? The reason I ask is that this house looks EXACTLY like ours and i have never seen another one like it! Sorry for such a weird comment!!!

leanneja October 2, 2012 at 9:36 am

Yes, that is the house we are living in. The dormers were fake when we first moved in. They were in an unfinished attic area of the house but my husband opened up the wall to that area and now it’s a finished extension of our daughter’s bedroom. It’s a fun room and we love those windows now, but they don’t open. We might replace them at some point. I’ve seen a few houses that look just like ours. Are you in Utah?

Lottie October 2, 2012 at 10:49 am

I like what you said about not thinking of where you live as temporary because then you will not feel at home. I hope young people will take this to heart because that is one of my greatest regrets. My husband and I bought a 1100 sq. ft. starter home and thought of it as temporary so we never improved it like we wanted it, but what would sell. We ended up living there seventeen years! Really, I never felt at home, but dreamed of that someday house. Missed a lot of happiness that way. Young people, never think of your home as temporary.
Have a great week!

Leah Quinn October 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Sounds wonderful and an interesting way to start the fall season off to a ‘right’ start! Im in!

Susan October 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm

So glad I found you! Will be catching up on the posts I missed so far, but now just subscribed so won’t miss anymore.

Laurie Clayton October 21, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Found your site late in the game but love the ideas!
I’ll take a look at all of them ans see what I can contribute!
Thanks!
Laurie

Diana January 6, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Someone’s Pinterest post led me to another “Day” in this series. And since I hate to start anything except at the beginning, I found the beginning. I am inspired by your words… “I tried not to think of any of them as temporary because I knew they wouldn’t feel like home if I did.” That’s the mindset I need to take. I look forward to reading your blog (I’m fairly new to it). Thank you for all of the great ideas!
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Sharon Fleming September 22, 2013 at 6:58 pm

I too am so happy I came across this and look forward to reading and following. After several years of being in the same home town and only two homes a divorce and carrer change brought new living arrangements. When you travel with industrial construction the living arrangements change regularly but I always wanted my house to feel like home!!

Kathryn November 30, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Just wondering where Day 1 is? Looking forward to trying a few of these ideas. Thanks for posting.

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