Well, it’s October again. Typically, I’m a little “haunted” by the first day of October. First, because that means the holiday season is around the corner (which is always more chaotic than I’d like). It also means that there is a chance, especially in Central PA, that it could snow this month. On top of all of that, the days are getting shorter and shorter. Oy vey!
You may also know from years past here on IBC that October is the time of year I make an attempt to blog for 31 days straight as part of The Nesting Place’s 31 Day Challenge. Last year I chose 31 Days of Happiness and ended up throwing in the towel halfway into the process. Hot Mess. In the end, that challenge ended up making me more stressed than happy. Oops!
Two years ago my topic was Trying Something New for 31 Days. Although I completed the challenge, I was a little off topic on a few days. Baby steps. So this year I’m giving myself a little kick in the pants and doing it again.
As you may have guessed from the title of this post, and the hints I dropped in previous posts, the month of October on Inspired by Charm is going to be all about home this year. I am truly the master of procrastination and excuses, especially when it comes to completing projects around the house. It may not seem like it, but trust me on this one. During the past couple days, I spent quite a bit of time prepping my former gift shoppe for my future office (more on that soon). This process has really rekindled my love of creating, rearranging, and decorating. It’s also an exciting time because with this change, my space is finally starting to feel like home. And that my friends is a pretty amazing feeling.
So while I have a several posts in mind (I even stopped by the craft store on my way home from NYC to stock up on supplies.), my current editorial calendar is completely empty for the month of October. I told you I was a procrastinator. However, what you can expect is DIY projects, table settings, fall decorating, plans for my office and progress pictures, wall art, and so much more. I know this month is going to fly by, but I’m excited to share this little home adventure with you.
For those of you who have been loving all the recipes lately, never fear. I may sneak in a few in conjunction with a home-related post. Also, you can always join me every other week over on Delish Dish for a recipe. And once October is over, we will be in full holiday mode with lots of delicious drinks and treats, entertaining ideas, and obviously more home projects.
So what do you think? Are you ready for 31 Days of Home?
As we get started, I need a couple things from you. First, let me know in the comments if you are a fellow blogger participating in the 31 Days Challenge. (Oh, and even if you aren’t a blogger, feel free to join in. Pick a topic you want to focus on for the next 31 Days Then share your progress everynow and then in the comments.) Second, is there anything you’d love to see me talk about during this challenge? More DIYs? More decorating advice? My favorite finds for the fall? I’m all ears and open to suggestions! Bring it on!
Thanks so much, everyone! I sincerely hope you are as excited about this as I am!