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Dec. 2023

vol. iii

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early issue

There's just so much going on this time of year, I wanted to get this issue of Inspired Interior out to you all a week early!

Here's why:

1. The online shop will be closing  for the holidays Saturday, November 25 at midnight. This early issue will allow you to take advantage of the 20% off spotlight products before then.

and 2. In this issue you'll find a lot of Advent-centered content that I wanted you to have, before Advent begins next week.!

let's dive in :)



This vision board is a classic and elegant Christmas dinning room esthetic ready for any holiday dinner party, with accents in gold and blue, an ode to Our Lady and her role in the Advent season.

product spotlight

newsletter subscribers receive exclusive access to shop the spotlight products at 20% off on the First Friday of the month

Pure Beeswax Taper Candlesticks, low drip
by Hohme Candle Co

Made from the finest beeswax, these candlesticks are long lasting and burn clean. Each  pure beeswax candlestick is made with a cotton wick, and is practically DRIPLESS.

~ 10" taper candle

~ 5.2 oz

~ Approximately 15 hours of burn time

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~ Made by hand in the USA

Holy Family
Watercolor Print
by Emily Green Design Co.
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8” x 10” giclee print on textured paper of the Holy Family surrounded by a beautiful floral boarder. The original artwork by Emily Green is also available to purchase on her website

Holy Family (L) Intaglio
11x14 double mat, ivory inset // float frame
by Tina Hei
nen Collection

We love the idea of taking one of the 11x14 gallery frames and making it a focal point in a seasonal display. You can use an easel stand to display this frame table top. The Holy Family intaglio is perfectly fitting for the Advent and Christmas season. Also available in the small float frame to fit smaller spaces. 

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mass readings and a short reflection for this upcoming Sunday to prepare our hearts for the weekend ahead


The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Lectionary: 160

Reading 1

Ez 34:11-12, 15-17

Thus says the Lord GOD:
I myself will look after and ten
d my sheep.
As a shepherd tends his flock
when he finds himself among his scattered sheep,
so will I tend my sheep.

I will rescue them from every place where they were scattered
when it was cloudy and dark.
myself will pasture my sheep;
I myself will give them rest, says the Lord GOD.
The lost I will seek out,
the strayed I will bring back,
the injured I will bind up,
the sick I will heal,
but the sleek and the strong I will destroy,
shepherding them rightly.

As for you, my sheep, says the Lord GOD,
I will judge between one sheep and another,
between rams and goats.

Responsorial Psalm

Ps 23:1-2, 2-3, 5-6

R. (1) The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
In verdant pastures he gives me repose.
R. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
Beside restful waters he leads me;
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me in right paths
for his name's sake.
R. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
You spread the table before me
in the sight of my foes;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
R. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
Only goodness and kindness follow me
all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
for years to come.
R. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

Reading 2

1 Cor 15:20-26, 28

Brothers and sisters:
Christ has been raised from the dead,
the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
For since death came through man,
the resurrection of the dead came also through man.
For just as in Adam all die,
so too in Christ shall all be brought to life,
but each one in proper order:
Christ the firstfruits;
then, at his coming, those who belong to Christ;
then comes the end,
when he hands over the kingdom to his God and Father,
when he has destroyed every sovereignty
and every authority and power.
For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
When everything is subjected to him,
then the Son himself will also be subjected
to the one who subjected everything to him,
so that God may be all in all.


Mk 11:9, 10

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is to come!
R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Mt 25:31-46

Jesus said to his disciples:
"When the Son of Man comes in his glory,
and all the angels with him,
he will sit upon his glorious throne,
and all the nations will be assembled before him.
And he will separate them one from another,
as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
Then the king will say to those on his right,
'Come, you who are blessed by my Father.
Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
For I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
a stranger and you welcomed me,
naked and you clothed me,
ill and you cared for me,
in prison and you visited me.'
Then the righteous will answer him and say,
'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you,
or thirsty and give you drink?
When did we see you a stranger and welcome you,
or naked and clothe you?
When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?'
And the king will say to them in reply,
'Amen, I say to you, whatever you did
for one of the least brothers of mine, you did for me.'
Then he will say to those on his left,
'Depart from me, you accursed,
into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
For I was hungry and you gave me no food,
I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,
a stranger and you gave me no welcome,
naked and you gave me no clothing,
ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.'
Then they will answer and say,
'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty
or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison,
and not minister to your needs?'
He will answer them, 'Amen, I say to you,
what you did not do for one of these least ones,
you did not do for me.'
And these will go off to eternal punishment,
but the righteous to eternal life."


"I myself will pasture my sheep"

The concept of a shepherd is a bit foreign to most of us today. And while I’m no expert on shepherds either, I can say I’ve learned a thing or two about ranchers, and let me tell you, they're something special. 


I’ll never forget the first time I witnessed my husband fully immersed in this role. Although he splits his time between crops and cows, the latter is something he truly enjoys, even in circumstances like this.


We were newly married. It was New Year’s Eve, and he got word that there was a cow down. We bundled up, left the party and the fireworks, and headed out to the pasture in the freezing rain. With his headlamp lighting but two feet in front of him and his rubber boots caked in mud, he realized the cow was paralyzed and would need help to birth her calf. I watched in awe as he knelt down without hesitation and tried to pull the calf out. I even took a turn when they needed  to try a smaller arm. 


It was that night when I realized that there was something holy about this life I married in to, and that there was still so much it would teach me, so many parallels it would draw to the interior life. 


I learned that the rancher doesn’t need to intervene with his cattle every day of the year, because he’s already made sure that they have everything they need. But as soon as they don’t, he himself, like the Good Shepherd, is there to step in.


When the grass gets too thin in their pasture and is no longer sustaining them, he nudges them along to the next one, even when they’re reluctant to move. 


When their safety is threatened in the dark of night, he’s got the predators in the crosshairs of his scope before the cows even know they’re in danger.


When a new calf gets separated from its mother, he rides fence line after fence line until it's found, knowing there’s a chance that the mother still won’t accept it.


There is no amount of farm equipment or hired help that can replace what a rancher is to his cows. 

And there is no amount of worldly consolation that can replace what the Good Shepherd is to his sheep. 

There is no substitute for the intimacy of his love.


He himself will seek us out.

He himself will bring us back.

He himself will bind us up.

He himself will heal our wounds.


The King of the Universe is our Good Shepherd, who cares so deeply for you and me that he will go after us in the freezing rain. He won’t hesitate to kneel down in the mud and draw near to us, and he will never leave us to face the darkness of the world alone.

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are you ready to spend Advent with the Good Shepherd?

This beautiful Advent devotional from Blessed Is She will tell stories, share Scripture, meditate on spiritual art, and offer you tangible ideas and invitations for true rest.

With Psalm 23 as our foundation, we’ll walk through this season as little lambs. It’s a tender space, and you’re invited to go there with us and with the Lord.

We are spending Advent with the Good Shepherd: being found, rescued, fed, anointed, and called to rest.


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