Saturday, January 17, 2015

Inspired You by Marian Parsons

  It's the new year and a lot of people make resolutions or goals that have to do with getting things done around the house. I debated on whether to do this month's book recommendation on a novel or something else. As I got to thinking about some of the things I wanted to accomplish this year, I knew that sprucing up our home in some way would be on that list. Therefore, instead of writing a post about a novel I've enjoyed, I decided to write about a book that contained some creative projects to help decorate or add a little style and fun to your home. That book is Inspired You by Marian Parsons (aka Miss Mustard Seed). If you've followed this blog, you already know that I started using Marion's brand of milk last year, and quite honestly have fallen in love with this paint. I've also followed her blog for a while, and am inspired by her creativity. Therefore, it shouldn't come as a surprise that I would also enjoy the book that she wrote. Inspired You is filled with beautiful photography as well as instructions for some hands-on projects, ideas for entertaining, and encouragement for developing or expanding your decorating style. Some of the projects are very basic and quick like creating a chalkboard out of a picture frame; some are more involved like making an ottoman; but all of them are inspiring and true to Marion's style. If you're looking for some creative projects to do, or just love paging through a book with some amazing photos that convey the importance of creating a cozy home, then Inspired You is a book you will enjoy. So, as you look around your home and think of all the things you want (or need) to work on this year, keep in mind Marian's words..."You don't need to make your home perfect-- just perfect for your family"..."A beautiful home is made one project at a time"...and..."The heart of hospitality is love."

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