The Nesting Place is inspiring, or at least to me it was. I read it from the comfort and quiet of our nursery, in an antique rocking chair. A room that I consider to be the place of nesting, of inspiration, or quiet and calm. It was the perfect setting to immerse myself in Myquillyn Smith's philosophy that beautiful doesn't have to be perfect and often times, the most freeing of feelings is that of imperfection.
How true that statement has become for me. I try oh-so-hard to have a beautiful home, and yes...there is a little bit of perfection that seeps through. After reading The Nesting Place, I have realized that the mess doesn't matter. Sure, there are crumbs on my floor...but there is also a beaming 4 year old, a beautiful baby belly and the laughter of a family who is beautiful and perfect in their own way.
My heart sings when things are neatly arranged and in their place. I am happiest when the clutter is at a minimum, and baskets are neatly tucked away in their cubbies (like in the photo above...I LOVE this page and kept coming back to it over and over).
But really? What matters the most is our Nesting Place is beautiful amongst its chaos, and I am thankful to Myquillyn Smith for teaching me that.
Having a beautiful home is something that alot of people think takes a huge budget and is a stressful task. The Nesting Place teaches you that perfect is in the details, the touches that speak to your heart and soul. The can be found objects, passed down heirlooms or big ticket items that define your space.
If you are having trouble wrapping your head and heart around embracing the imperfection, and setting yourself free of the stress and pressure we so often feel to be perfect and have a perfect home, I highly suggest that you read The Nesting Place. Not only is it beautiful, but it is inspirational and the feeling of freedom you will have is the most perfect of all.
Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of The Nesting Place from the publisher for the purposes of this review. All opinions expressed are my own.