The Nesting Place by Myquillyn Smith

by Cathy Baker

Any sub-title including the words It Doesn’t Have To Be Perfect To Be Beautiful has my full attention and may I say, appreciation.

Initially, it was the book cover of The Nesting Place that caught my eye. What can I say? I’m a sucker for funky fonts, white walls and slip-covered furniture. But as I began poring over the sleek pages, I quickly realized this was no ordinary book. It seemed as if I was hitting a reset button in my own life as I read about Myquillyn’s desire to embrace her circumstances rather than grumble about them. 

Her challenges included moving thirteen times in eighteen years, landing in a rental home more often than not. Mine have to do with space, or lack thereof. I believe most of us could find things about our homes we wish could be different but with that same type of energy, I’m reminded how we need to find things we also love about it.

Chalkboard and white sofa = Score!

If you’re searching for a how-to-design-my-house book, this isn’t it, although there are great (and budget-friendly!) tips throughout, not to mention the delightful pictures that kick the creative juices in to high gear. If, however, you’re searching for ways to make your house a home, this is a must buy. 

So, what do you most enjoy about your home? Hope you’ll share it via the comment box so we can all be encouraged!  

“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” – Dr. Suess, THE LORAX


Next week I’m taking a mini-Sabbatical from blogging. More details to follow. In the meantime, I hope you’ll hop on over to Myquillyn’s blog,
The Nester. You won’t be disappointed!

Be content in all circumstances.

“Don’t scrub the soul out of your home.” 
– Mary Randolph Carter

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