Sunday, June 8, 2014

Taking a Different Perspective

Lately I’ve been more into reading blogs than into writing my own. I think about a million blog posts to write {which I hope to catch up on now}, but in my head I keep thinking that it has to be perfect before I can post it on the web for everyone to see. Although we all know that perfect never happens…there’s always something we want to add or change.

One of my most favorite blog to read is “The Nesting Place”. It’s right up my alley with inspiring words and pictures to go right along with it. I always look at the pictures of The Nester’s home and think how I wish mine looked that finished and complete, and I’m completely inspired by her creativity.

Then, I step back and think that it has taken her years for her to achieve this goal. It didn’t happen overnight. She didn’t just go to the store and by a set of something. Instead, her home tells a story.

Obviously, when I read that her book was finally going to coming out, I couldn’t wait to read it. I even pre-ordered it. I’ve never done that before. I was even a tad bit angry at Amazon for not shipping it right away! I mean…I pre-ordered it. Shouldn’t it be in the mail the day it was released for the rest of the world to read?!?!


I read it in a week’s time, which is slow for me, but is rather fast now that I’m keeping up with a sweet little ten month old. Did the book teach me something I didn’t know? Nope. It was just good advice that sometimes you just need to hear again and again or from someone else.

So, what did I learn?

  • It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. That’s her tagline for the book, and it is so true.
  • Be happy in the home you’re in now, at this point in your life. Rent a home? So what. Make it home. Work with what you have. Live in an old house? Embrace its uniqueness and make it work for you…not you work for it.
  • What you usually see on the internet isn’t real life living….there’s usually a mess behind the camera. At least there is in ours!
  • Don’t try to please everyone. Please yourself. Everyone has an opinion. Just don’t let someone else’s opinion keep you from doing what you want to do in YOUR house. After all, it is yours. Read chapter 7 if you want to know more about this.
  • Yard sale and antique shop for some good deals and finds.
  • Don’t let “buts” get in your way. Do it anyway.

Seriously…if you want to learn to love your home or wherever you’re at, buy this book. Highly recommend it. I told a friend about it, and I think she’s redoing her entire house! She loved it!

Good reading material. Gorgeous pictures. Inspiring quotes.

1 comment:

  1. I think "work with what you have" is really good advice. We've lived in an apartment for years and I've been "afraid" to decorate much because it's only temporary...but aren't most things?