Why do I allow myself to have a busy schedule every single week? I love to get things done but there has got to be a way to slow down.
Every month I think things are going to be less hectic. But then somehow, it never happens. I am always saying “when that project is done, things will be less hectic”. But that never seems to last for more than a few days. Maybe I need your help!
Season 2 Volume 1
Today I am pleased to share with you Sunday Morning Coffee. This is a place to share, learn, explain, dream, and have fun.
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The work is never done.
Take my book, for example.
Most people think that when you turn in your manuscript and the book is written, then the work is over.
Not true! In fact, that’s not even close.
There is editing and promotion and planning and a book tour and so much more!
If you haven’t heard, my book, A Home to Share, will be released on September 27th! I started working on this book about a year and a half ago and there is still so much to do!
And please know that I enjoy and love all of the work I am doing. I just need to work a little less hard. Does that make sense?
So what I am busy with now? Primarily, it is three big projects for the book.
The Launch Party
The entire time I was writing my book I knew I wanted to host a launch party. I wanted to be at our home, with my friends and family (and all of you) celebrating the release of the book!
And it’s actually happening! I am hosting a party on September 27th and you are all invited!
As usual, I thought it would be a small gathering. Of course, that didn’t happen (we have sold over 200 tickets) and I think I will be cooking most of the food and doing the decor and who knows what else.
Anytime I throw a party it is fun and a lot of work. But this needs to be the party of all parties. So I have quite a bit of work to do!
There are still a few tickets left. I went ahead and added a few spots since it sold out in less than a week. Be sure and buy your ticket here if you would like to attend!
The Book Tour
I am finalizing my schedule for the book tour and it’s the craziest puzzle with many moving parts! My goal is to be able to publish the schedule by September 1st and I will be in a lot of cities throughout the US! I cannot wait to finalize things and announce the cities where I can meet many of you!
The Influencer Boxes
We are creating seventy-five influencer boxes to send out with a copy of the book to some of my favorite creator friends. The book has a lot of amazing goodies inside, one of which required me to cut 75 heat transfers on my Cricut, weed them all, and then attach them with my hot press.
Can you guess what the item is?
Before you say anything, please know that I realize that I could have paid a professional to make this item. But I wanted to include something in the box that was made by me and this is what I decided to do! I promise to share one of the finished boxes as soon as they are all done.
Fall has arrived. It’s a funny thing when it is ninety-eight degrees outside and there is fall decor in your home.
But I like it and the new bright colors have really brightened up our home!
Some of you weren’t so happy that I was sharing fall in mid-August and that’s ok. Please know that this is my job and just like the retail stores, I am here to share lots of ideas before the timing may feel right. Even if you aren’t ready, you may want to make a note if you see something you like and try it next month!
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My Favorite Room This Week
My favorite room this week is definitely our kitchen. We hosted a dinner party last night (more about that later, I promise) and I really enjoyed preparing a five-course meal for eight guests!
It took a lot of coordination and our kitchen was perfect. It’s been so long since we have entertained like this and I loved it.
I spent two solid days in the kitchen getting ready and it was fun! Don’t get me wrong, it was a lot of work. But you know me, I loved it!
Three Easy Decor Changes for a More Efficient Home from Daily Dream Decor
KariAnne at Thistlewood shared The Best Trash to Treasure Project Ever!
Janine at Happy Happy Nester shared an amazing Fall Charcuterie Board.
Chris Loves Julia shared more Progress on Their Outdoor Kitchen. I am so jealous!
Although we have been really busy with the book launch, we did share a lot of great ideas and content last week. Tap on any of the links to see more.
Reap What you Sew
Good Housekeeping shared a great healthy tip.
Mindfulness – noticing your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and bodily sensations – is proven to deal with stress and anxiety, and is even recommended by NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) as a way of helping to prevent depression. Looking for a new way to give it a try? Try embroidery, which ticks all the mindfulness boxes because you must slow down and focus on the task at hand.
I am starting a new needlepoint project later this month and I am so excited!
Next week is all about fall! I am sharing a few DIYs which include a cakestand, fall napkins, and a beautiful foil leaf pumpkin. I also have fall decor to share in our home in our dining room and living room and some beautiful fall branches.
- Welcome Fall – S2/V30
- You’re Invited to My Party – S2/V29
- A Vacation at Lake Oconee – S2/V28
- Let’s Have Fun – S2/V27
- A Big Week Ahead – S2/V26
- Easy Summer Crafts – S2/V25
- Vintage Shopping – S2/V24
- Sunday Morning Coffee – S2/V23
- A Trip to Provence – S2/V22
- It’s Wedding Season – S2/V21
- Two Weddings – S2/V20
- Things My Mother Taught Me – S2/V19
- Ventura Beach House – S2/V18
- Our Small Beach House Remodel – S2/V17
- Vintage Charm – S2/V16
- My Happy Place – S2/V15
- Hedley & Bennett – S2/V14
- My Favorite Potting Bench – S2/V13
- All Things Gardening – S2/V12
- Farmhouse Style Modern Beachhouse – S2/V11
- Gatherings and Sunday Morning Coffee – S2/V10
- The Beach House Kitchen Remodel – S2/V9
- The Airbnb Waco Fixer Upper – S2/V8
- Hello Spring – S2/V7
- Our Family Sports Story – S2/V6
- Abstract Art – S2/V5
- Valentine’s Day Decor – S2/V4
- Winter Home Decor – S2/V3
- Winter Decor Ideas – S2/V2
- A Winter Color Palette, Season 2/Volume 1
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