Recommended Reading – Gut Checks and Crash Courses

I came across Momastery’s post Give Me Gratitude or Give Me Debt on Facebook the other day and shared it on my own page, asking if you ever feel this way.

As I went about the rest of my evening my mind kept going back to that article and I wrestled with my own conscience.

Am I less grateful for what I already have than the author of this blog post?

Is she better than me for seeing beauty in a refrigerator and a faucet?  

I love decorating.

It’s my love language.

It’s how I take care of my family.

And I’ll tell you what, it took me years to realize that my desire to decorate and share that with others is neither silly or frivolous. Decorating, for me, is not about the stuff.  It’s about creating a home that reflects my family. It’s about expressing my creativity. It’s about sharing my gifts and talents with others.

Both Glennon’s kitchen and my kitchen reflect love and beauty.

Another person’s home, or thoughts on home should never make you feel inferior or less or wrong.

If it does, then do a gut check.


I love Marie’s perspective on emotions.

And I want to point out that I do not think that Glenna’s post was putting down anyone who loves decorating. She was just recovering from what others were saying about her kitchen. I think I would have had the same reaction.

With all of that said, I want to introduce you to someone who hits the nail on the head when it comes to decorating our homes, and that is Jackie at Teal & Lime. I took her online School of Decorating crash course and couldn’t have been more impressed.

A lot of us don’t decorate because we feel we don’t know how, or aren’t sure what our style is.  Jackie addresses all of that in her crash course.   Whether you are a decorating pro or a novice, I want you to take the course (or at least read her blog.)  Everyone can benefit and it’s free!

I’m not being paid to tell you about the course; just consider it a tip from the teacher. 


Okay, so that’s your recommended reading for the week.   Enjoy!


See you in class,

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  1. I read Momastery’s post….perspectacles! Love it! And that’s what it’s all about…perspective! I felt she was explaining to her readers what was important to her. And trends, and the latest fashions, are not. Now I’m off to check out that course! Enjoy your weekend! 😉

  2. Great post, Sharon. Glennon is so powerful in her understanding of herself and her life. She’s a hero.

  3. Yes, she does. I only just discovered her blog this week…looking forward to getting to know her better.

  4. I agree, Donnamae.

  5. Sharon, thanks so much for sharing this insight. Sometimes we have to take a step back and evaluate! Also, thanks for introducing me to a couple of new blogs! ~Christy

  6. Great post Sharon!!!!

  7. Thank you, Beth. I’m so glad you liked it.

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