Happy Pretty Messy Cultivating Beauty and Bravery When Life Gets Tough by Natalie Wise

happy pretty messHappy Pretty Messy Cultivating Beauty and Bravery When Life Gets Tough by Natalie Wise was released in February 2017. I have heard many wonderful things about this book! So, when I got the chance to read it for myself I was beyond excited. I am a huge fan of self help books. I found that reading this book was a pure joy. Wise does a great job making this a very uplifting read. Her writing style is careful and thought. She makes this book the perfect resource to read again and again. I think this would be a great gift for the women in your life. **I received this book free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.** You can get you copy HERE.

(from amazon.com) Ever felt like you needed a refresher course on how to be happy in life? Happy Pretty Messy is a modern-day inspirational guidebook for women of all ages seeking to live with beauty and bravery. As a modern lifestyle philosopher, Natalie Wise brings her trademark poetic prose to finding and cultivating balance, joy, and depth of self in daily life. Filled with wit and fresh insights for the heart and home, you’ll learn how to: Thrive through tragedy, Turn off your inner monologue, and Get “back to brave”.
You’ll also learn Wise’s secrets to enjoying the “everyday arts”—such as keeping home, keeping in touch, and creating memories. Wise writes, “Sometimes we don’t even realize our hearts are broken. We are fragile creatures, really. A heart has to search to set itself aright just about every moment. That is, unless there is an equilibrium we choose. A balancing point, a weight transfer where things even out and we decide to call life in all of its gutsandglory: Enough. What I have is enough. Life is tenuous and precious. I say that with certainty. And I say with even more certainty: that is why I celebrate the every day.” From cultivating your inner self to creating community and the perfect homemade latte, Happy Pretty Messy inspires a life that flourishes with charm, color, caffeine and, most importantly, courage. Finding value in these things might be the most important thing you do, so grab this book and dig in today.

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My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows Review

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I loved My Lady Jane! I wasn’t sure going into this book what it would be like.  I’ve read other books by these authors and had a feeling the chemistry would be magical. And YES IT WAS! The story is a retelling about Lady Jane Grey, but with a twist. It is a complete retelling of the story. Edward, Jane and Gifford were fantastic characters that made me laugh. This book has great characters and FANTASTIC storytelling! A must read for anyone who loves books with a historical theme. I cannot wait to see what these authors come up with next!

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Welcome to my blog! Since this is the first post I thought I would let you know a little about myself. I am a stay at home single mother of a seventeen-year-old. I enjoy quilting, cooking and photography. My daughter and I work together in our Etsy shop. We have fun sewing and quilting because it allows us time to talk and stay connected. I also have a Yorkie named Koda Bear who is more like a human than a puppy at least that’s what he thinks. We love to spoil him with treats, toys and lots of clothes. He also is the subject of a lot of our photoshoots we do and of course he loves the attention. I started this blog to share my interests, products reviews, and DIY projects.