My good friend Melissa from The Inspired Room has just released a new book! It is stunning. In celebration of that, she asked a few of her blogging friends to share our own inspired rooms in our own homes.
I feel the same about all the rooms in my home since we worked together as a family to create them and spend time in all of them together, but I chose my dining room to talk about today.
If you want to get all technical, it is not really a dining room at all. We have an eat in kitchen so at best it is a dining nook. But we love it. All 6 of us squeeze in here for all our meals. I know that things may change as my kids get older and get jobs, are involved in more extra curricular programs at school, and other teenager-y things but for now we are lucky to eat breakfast and dinner together as a family every day (lunches too in the summer).
Every night at dinner we each tell our favorite thing that happened that day. This tradition started because one of our kids had several bad days in a row. We tried to teach him that every day has something good in it even if the day is hard overall. Several years later it’s still going strong!
The dining room is a place where the kids do homework, they do crafts and art projects for fun, they sit and chat with me while I cook, and it’s where we play board games on the weekends. It may be small, but it is one of the coziest and happiest places in our home.
Melissa’s books dives into how to love the home you have and has beautiful photos! You will love it :)
If you want to share your own inspired room over at her blog, you could win a $300 Anthropologie gift card.