1.12.2015

"The Nesting Place" Review


"The Nesting Place" by Myquillyn Smith isn't just a book for married homeowners. It's a book for anyone who desires to break free of the chains of perfection in order to make their living space a place of relaxation, freedom, and love. Myquillyn will teach you how to overcome those "lovely limitations" in your mind that put restraints on creating the home you desire and deserve. 

She gently guides you through giving up on perfection, embracing messes and mistakes, exploring the true purpose of your home, and taking risks. This book is full of inspiration, practical advice, and grace.

Myquillyn gives you permission to be imperfect, which for at least me personally, lead to an overflow of creativity and appreciation towards God for all that I have been given.

I had heard really great things about this book, but I've never been much of a creative so I didn't expect anything huge to result from picking it up. Despite my lack of creativity, I've always desired a lovely home. This is something that has torn me and even my marriage down at times. BUT THIS BOOK. This book changed me.

Within the first 50 pages of The Nesting Place, I was already learning to give myself grace in the context of my home. Grace for not having a perfectly tidy home all the time. Grace for not having our guest room put together or the holes in our walls sealed yet. Grace, paired with the lightheartedness and inspiration of Myquillyn's writing inspired me to start taking risks in my own home.

Those walls I wanted to paint but was always too scared that I would hate the color I chose? I painted them. I even painted one wall a BOLD purple. Sue me.



That chaise lounge that needed a new slip cover? The slip cover that IKEA discontinued? I covered it in old curtains without even picking up a needle. Sue me. 

That book page wreath I had been wanting to DIY but was too scared it wouldn't turn out like the Pinterest perfect photo? I made it. And guess what? It turned out AMAZING. Don't sue me for it because I really love it.

This book inspired me to overcome my own fears and try something new. It encouraged me to let my husband pick the paint color, because who cares if it didn't turn out perfect (but I think it did)?




I don't care who you are, what stage of life you are in, your relationship status, or your living status. THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU. It's not only a book on interior design, it's a book on faith, love, grace, and overcoming your own insecurities. And it's for you.


*BookLook Bloggers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book. However, all opinions are honest and my own.
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24 comments :

  1. Sounds like a great read! I'll have to check it out! And that wreath is A-MAZING!

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  2. You totally should!!! And yes I'm obsessed with the wreath! I just made another one too!

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  3. Do you follow the Nesting Place blog? The book sounds great, but I was wondering if it was basically the blog in a book format or if it has a lot more 'stuff' in it. I love the message that a home should be lived-in and imperfect - how refreshing!

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  4. I actually JUST started following the blog so I'm not sure I can speak to that fully! BUT I think it's worth a read regardless :)

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  5. I will definitely have to check this out as I am struggling with my own home at the moment.

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  6. I was too! Definitely check it out. She posted this morning that the ebook is only $3.99!

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  7. that's a great deal. I am going to check it out now!

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  8. Yay! Let me know what you think!

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  9. I seriously need to pick up this book! Thanks for sharing girl :)

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  10. I may or may not be buying this on my Kindle today. $3.99?! Heck yeah.

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  11. Seriously, wasn't this just great timing!? You'll love it! How's wedding planning coming along?

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  12. It's been really steady lately! We picked out bridesmaids dresses and the tuxes this past week. Save the dates have been sent out. The wedding website has been started along with registries. It's crazy, but so fun!

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  13. It is crazy but definitely a really fun experienced! I really liked doing all of that!

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  14. I read this book and loved it! I fully embraced her views and philosophies...I love using what you have and loving items and styles despite what others may think. Such a great read!

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  15. This book sounds lovely. I am going to have to check it out! Also, your book page wreath is amazing and so pin worthy!

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  16. Thanks!!!! I wouldn't be upset if you pinned it ;)

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  17. Martha Kate StainsbyJanuary 13, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    Loved this post and have loved finding your blog! This is one of my favorite books :) Xoxo Martha Kate www.leavingperfectionlearninggrace.com

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  18. Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to getting to know you better!

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