The Nesting Place, (It doesn't have to be Perfect to be Beautiful) by Myquillyn Smith frees the anxious decorator with these words "...Giving up on perfection isn't a failure. It's a gift." As I read the pages of her incredibly inspiring, funny, and illustrated (yes! I LOVE pictures!) book filled with personal stories of embracing the "not so perfect". My shoulders relaxed, my mind was inspired and I began to dream. "Homes are happiest when they're being used." Amen.
Can you tell that I took notes while I read this book? I sure did. All while I was on the treadmill! I didn't want to forget a thing. So much inspiration and helpful tips! The Nesting Place would make the perfect gift for any home owner- and renter! (the author rents!). It would make a lovely wedding present, teacher gift, new graduate gift, etc. It's the blessing of loving where you are, finding the beauty in what you have and living life right. now.
The chair on the book cover has 3 legs. 3. Looks pretty incredible, don't you think? Wait until you see the masking tape wall in her bedroom. Gorgeous. You'll be visiting Goodwill and vintage shops on a regular basis after reading this wonderful book. If you have a truck, we can go together!
Myquillyn Smith has a gift for writing, decorating and family as well as a heart for Christ. She's the real deal. At the end of her book we travel with her to meet her sponsored child. What a lovely way to complete the quest for beauty. "Once we realize that the goal is not having a perfect home, we can create a beautiful home out of freedom instead of fear." Bless yourself and others with The Nesting Place. It's imperfectly delightful- as life should be.
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