I remember when I first met Myquillyn. It was in Nashville about six years ago, and we were both attending our first blog conference. She remarked about how small my purse was—at the time I carried a little clutch of a thing. I found it amusing she even noticed it.
Over the years, we’d go back and forth with questions about the business, discovering that we were both INTJs (the rarest personality type of all for women), and generally seeing eye-to-eye on almost everything. Even though we have fairly different blogs, we’re both passionate about our words making a difference, and it’s safe for me to say that she’s one of my favorite people. We podcast together frequently, too.
And this week, her newest baby was born into the world! I am so psyched to love all over The Nesting Place, and to give five of you a chance to win it!
See, there’s one thing I adore about Myquillyn’s book, what set it apart from normal home decor books: it’s actually a book about imperfection.
You won’t find tips on how to keep your shelves perfectly dusted, a DIY instructions on how to make a slipcover without any puckers or wonky corners, or otherwise convince you that you need more space.
In these pages, you’ll find a clarion call to love where you already live, and for making what you already own work for you. The decluttering minimalist in all of us (okay, maybe just inside me) can shout from the street corners about this book, because it’s a book about loving your home. Not about making your home loved on Pinterest.
Myquillyn shares her own story about living in a bajillion homes in just a few years, and what each home has taught her about herself, her family, and what really matters in life. She’s a normal person with a keen eye for what works where—and then has a knack for sharing her ideas and encouragement in an approachable, sisterly way.
Every page has photos. The typography is beautiful. It’s even pretty without the jacket. And I, the minimalist, have kept it out on my side table just because it’s pretty to look at.
This would make an ideal Mother’s Day gift. And five of you will win one!
Myquillyn wants to give five Art of Simple readers a copy of The Nesting Place! To enter, simply leave any comment on this post (if you’re reading this via email, please click over to the blog to comment).
This giveaway will end this Friday, May 2. I hope you win!