I recently had the privilege of reading an e-book copy of “The Nesting Place: It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful” by Myquillan Smith. Myquillan is a blogger, self-taught decorator, and stay-at-home mom who has learned the beauty of imperfection. She is working on perfecting the art of “imperfection”. In her book she gives tip, hints, tricks and stories of experience on how to learn to love the home you are in.
I was so excited to see this book available to be reviewed. In fact, it was my first e-book ever and I thoroughly LOVED it. I was so excited to “crack” it open and I was not disappointed. I have been reading Myquillan’s blog thenester.com for a few years and have loved her insights, decorating ideas, pictures, thrifting stories and encouragement to love the imperfections in your own home. I found that in her book she stayed true to her voice that I so enjoy reading on her blog. The pictures were incredible. I wish I could develop great picture talent like hers. I enjoyed reading the history of each of the homes that she has lived in and the journey they took her on in finding how to love the home you are in. To often we are looking at the things that we don’t have instead of appreciating what we have. Myquillan also encourages readers to take risks in their own homes. Nail holes are just nail holes she declares, and even goes so far to tell us how many nail holes are currently in her famous gallery wall, and how long they took to fill. Her words are so encouraging in fact that after reading just a few chapters, I picked myself up off the couch, grabbed a hammer, nails and two pictures that have been sitting on a chest since Christmas and promptly hung them in our foyer. I was so thrilled to have taken that little risk thanks to her encouragement. If you like decorating your home, need ideas for decorating your home, need encouragement in accepting imperfections than this book is a must read. It is actually I book I can see myself reading again.
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