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Day Two: Alone Together Author Kristy Woodson Harvey —A Week of Author Expertise in Trying Times



Guest Author—Kristy Woodson Harvey

Becoming Mrs. Lewis Virtual Book Tour Series

Newsletter March 23, 2020:  Day Two  #AloneTogether


Dear Reader,


It is pub week for the EXPANDED edition of BECOMING MRS LEWIS and instead of being with you out there in the world, I am here with you in the world. We will celebrate this week in very different ways.


You can join me on different VIRTUAL book tours and today, Monday, March 23rd (noon EST) is the first with our beloved MODERN MRS. DARCY. So join us if you can. Click here to Join.


You can go here to see the other “events’ this week


“How do we live our lives at home that we once lived out in the world?”


Today is DAY TWO of our author experts. I have gathered a cadre of author pals who are also experts in other fields.I want to introduce the fabulous Kristy Woodson Harvey. Not only is she a bestselling Southern author—she is also a popular design blogger at Design Chic and will be providing us with "6 Quarantine-Survival Home Décor Tips!"


I will let her take it from here (see below).


Kids are home from school. Mom and Dad are home from work.


And, even when there’s plenty to do, we could all use a few mindless tasks to curb our anxious thoughts and prep our homes for the next couple of weeks we’ll be spending there. Now is the perfect time to tackle those lingering home-décor projects.


—Here are a few simple ideas that don’t require leaving the house or buying one, single thing!


Photo Credit: All photos via Interior Designer Andrew Howard https://www.instagram.com/andrewjhow/




6 Quarantine-Survival Home Décor Tips



1.  Marie Kondo Your Closet.


If you’re like me, you’ve been saying for years that you are finally going to take everything out of your closet and only put back in what sparks joy. Or you’re going to fold everything in your dresser into those precise squares so that you can see the 32 t-shirts you still have left over from college all at once. (Do they all spark joy? Really?) If you’ve never had the time or inclination, now is your moment! Best of all, another family could undoubtedly use those pieces that are still in great shape but not necessarily “you” anymore. Get the whole family in on the fun! Once they get in the spirit, kids tend to really enjoy this exercise and the act of giving back to others, all while making their space more livable.



2.  Make Dinner Time a Big Deal.


We prioritize family dinner at our house, but, I’ll be honest, June Cleaver probably wouldn’t always approve. With opposite schedules and activities galore sometimes family dinner isn’t even possible. While we’re all at home a little more, take the time to set the table with some of your favorite things. Use the good china. Break out the special napkins. Not only will it boost your mood, but methodical tasks help soothe our anxious brains.



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