Love the Home you Have

In our day and age of Pinterest perfect home images & HGTV decorating shows- it is easy to feel a sense of disquiet with your home.

I know I feel this at times.
That is when I know a good furniture moving session is in order! 

But what if moving all the furniture does not help?

I picked up Love the Home You Have  during a house affection rut.  It is written by Melissa Michaels whose blog I have read for years.

In this book Melissa shares openly about living in a less than ideal home and decorating challenges.  She has the experience, that's for sure, she has lived in numerous styles of homes. Contentment is a theme throughout the book that helps turn a house into a home.

Love the Home you Have is filled with tips for organization, cleaning, decorating and tools for creating your own authentic home.

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I enjoyed the 31 day Love your Home challenge that is at the end of the book.  These small and doable sized tasks can help transform any house into a home.
The whimsical cover and Tiffany blue chapter titles and headings thrilled me.  The quotes that began each chapter, inspired me.

Love the Home you Have is an engaging book that gives applicable tips that will have you Love the Home You Have.

Outlander

How do people find their favorite books? 
There are countless ways, but here is how I found one of mine.

I was sipping a morning cup of tea and scrolling through Pinterest. 
When I saw an Outlander pin and thought it looked readable, so I decided to put it on hold at the library.

Fast forward through the weekend, there are dishes and chaos everywhere but the book is finished, and I have an Outlander Obsessed pinterest board! 

This book is Amazing! 

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What is also amazing is that it was written in 1991 and it is still attracting readers. 

Here is a sum up of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.

Claire, an army nurse and lover of botanical herbs is the main character. She is on a second honeymoon with Frank, a professor and obsessed genealogist. They travel to the highlands in Scotland after WWII.

After watching a mysterious spectacle at Craigh Na Dune, Claire returns to the spot to gather a plant she saw there. Finding a magical portal, she travels through time to the 1700's.

Claire uses her skills as a nurse to aid an injured man after she is found in a desperate situation. This man, Jamie, will become the standard you will judge all others against, has secrets and a story of his own and befriends this Sassenach. 

Forced to wed to save Claire from a dangerous madman, their relationship is tested and strengthened and will make you believe in a love that can transcend time.

Go and pick up a copy of Outlander . You will be so glad that you did.
The story is full of good writing, wit, suspense, romance, drama, violence, love, friendship, with a dash of history and herbal wisdom to top it off.

Sip a cup of Oolong Tea (pg. 31 ) and travel through time with Claire to the highlands of Scotland.

This book is a Must Read – then watch the mini-series that Starz has produced. 🙂