I really enjoy reading. I don’t read novels very often, because I get so engrossed in them that I neglect everything else and stay up until 3:00 in the morning to get to a “good stopping point.” So, I usually refrain unless I can’t resist or I’m stuck in bed for some reason. But I enjoy flipping through a good decorating book or reading something that’s inspirational and maybe helps me learning something new about myself.
I’m sure some of you would enjoy the books I’ve been reading, so I thought I would share some of them…
This book is special, because it was written by my friend, Jen Rizzo. That is how it ended up in my hands, but what I love about it is that it is such a real, approachable book. It shares lots of simple ideas and very doable (and budget-friendly, kid-friendly) projects. The grain sack inspired paper chain and yarn tassels are my favorites.
Who knew cotton balls could look so cute?
(via Jeanne Oliver)
I have been pouring over this book for a couple of weeks, now. It has so many beautiful and inspiring pictures. Decorating with whites can be challenging and this book shows all of the ways it can be successful.
I am a little obsessed with Swedish/Gustavian decor right now, so I was all over this book. I particularly enjoy reading about different styles within Sweden and oogling over the painted furniture. I’ve already tagged a few finishes I would like to try to replicate.
I’m about 1/3 the way through this book and it has been a rear-kicker so far. My sister-in-law recommended it to me as we were having a conversation about struggles with food. Maybe I’ll share more about my struggles down the road, but that’s going to be a pretty raw post, so I need to work up the gumption to write it (and hit the publish button.) For now I’m soaking in the wisdom this book offers. As I’ve been reading through chapters, I’ve come across so many sentences in the book that I could’ve written; that are me to a “T”. It’s comforting and has given me hope that I can have victory over my struggles. A very good read.
I just started this book and the first chapter spoke straight to my heart. I know contentment is a very common struggle and it’s definitely one of mine. As I’m heading into a new year, I want my contentment to rest in the right place and I expect this book to be a good guide.
Before I go for the day, I wanted to share a “moment” from my house. I tossed an antique quilt on the chair in the family room to get it out of the way while the boys were rough-housing. It landed in such a cozy, comfy, homey way that I took notice of it the next morning and took a picture. I love moments like this…when things just fall into place.
What are some of your favorite reads right now?
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