31 days to Embrace Your Space

It’s October 1st – which means it’s time to start my annual 31 days series. I started last year with Unlocking Creativity, which was my own personal experiment to get me out of a creative slump and start creating fun things again. It worked! This year I’m striving to remind myself (and hopefully you) that learning to love your home isn’t about money… it’s about being appreciative, open minded, and thinking outside the box.

I honestly believe that if you decide to love your home, then you will. It doesn’t take an interior design degree, an endless bank account, or even a live in maid… it’s all about learning to adjust your heart to expand into your home and bring out the things that you love.

For the next month I’ll be sharing tips & ideas on how to see past the negatives and truly love where you live – no matter if it’s a grand mansion, a tiny apartment, or even a double-wide mobile home (like me!)

Want to read the whole series? Start from the beginning:
Day 1: Embrace Your Space (this post)
Day 2: the process
Day 3: uncluttered
Day 4: believe
Day 5: just say no to your mamma
Day 6: clear the decks
Day 7: neat enough
Day 8: up, up & away
Day 9: decorating lessons from Johnny Cash
Day 10: family matters
Day 11: pinpoint the positives
Day 12: time versus money
Day 13: the problem with perfection
Day 14: confronting fear
Day 15: find the negatives
Day 16: size {doesn’t} matter
Day 17: perspective
Day 18: curing ugly-sofa-itis
Day 19: got art?
Day 20: get pin-spired
Day 21: what’s the purpose?
Day 22: three little words
Day 23: three no words
Day 24: what are you waiting for?
Day 25: start where you are
Day 26: take a test drive
Day 27: stay cool
Day 28: quick change
Day 29: imitation is the most sincere form of flattery
Day 30: spray paint something
Day 31: staying inspired

Want to find more 31 day series? The Nester has a party chock-full of them, with every topic under the sun. Come join in!

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About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. I know I could love my home more if I had a live-in maid (who cooks too), but you are right! Home is where you hang your heart! Looking forward to your series.

  2. I love the title of your series…I’m having a hard time with embracing my space. I’m a “31 dater” too! I follow you on bloglovin’ so I’m looking forward to your posts!

  3. I love this idea for your 31 days, Gina! Can’t wait to read more. I think a lot of us could use this reminder to be more appreciative of the home we have.

  4. What a great reminder to appreciate what we have and show it the love and care it deserves! I’ve just started back in keeping a gratitude journal and it does open your eyes to things you normally hurry past. ~ Maureen

  5. Sometimes I hate our single wide mobil home. The worst thing is that almost all the walls need painting. We have that awful vinyl paper on walls and the patterns sure aren’t what I would have picked. I do what I can to cover up the awfuls but sometimes it gets to me so your 31 day series will be good for me also.
    Think waiting for hubs to do painting is a lost cause after 6 years? Um yeah! Did get him to paint the bathrooms at least. We have the paint it’s just getting it on the blasted walls. So I’m gonna be glued to your blog seeing what you do and hoping for inspiration. HELP!

  6. Amen!! I so agree with you and am looking forward with anticipation to every day of this series!:)

  7. I will always remember hearing someone say once that you should surround yourself with the things that you love and I belive that when you do, you will love the space you live it. Great post!

    Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick

  8. Thanks for such an inspiring series. I have enjoyed reading each and every post in this series. What a reminder that we should always be grateful and realize how blessed we truly are.

  9. I absolutely love your blog, your ideas, your style. Your are great!

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