Inspired You, by Miss Mustard Seed – a book review
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So they created a successful online Workshop Series together, which ran for many, many weeks.
As time transpired, things got a little more exciting… opportunity started to knock for both bloggers. It was if the inbox could become Christmas morning on any given day!
Then one day, I recieved an email that flipped my world upside down. It was a book publisher knocking on my door!
Marian, being the friend that she was, immediately supported me and promised to make way for a place for ‘my book’ on her coffee table. Exciting times!
Well, that book offer fell through for me. But I just couldn’t be more pleased that it worked out for her. Look who has a book on her coffee table now!
So, yes, I’m totally freaking out that my friend got published. But I now have a duty before me. I desired to do a book review so it’s important to be really objective here, right?
So after I (kissed the book and danced around with it) casually cracked open the spine,
… wait. A. MINUTE.
Stay objective, stay objective, stay objective…
Seriously, my eyes stung and I was so very touched. Holding this book in my hand and seeing my name inside was like a message to me. It clarified that Marian would always be rooting for me, and what was possible for any of us through diligence and hard work.
It gave me renewed hope once again that my own book deal may come calling one day.
The ‘objective’ review
If you read Miss Mustard Seed, you know how her writing draws you in. Her words, although perfectly casual, fit together like a well made puzzle. A way with words comes naturally to Marian and she delivers her trademark style throughout the entire book.
The book isn’t just tutorials nor just one big beautiful photo shoot. It’s built like a storybook of sorts. Think of it as an inspiring adventure with both photos and tutorials alongside stories, that gently encourage you to push outside of your comfort zone, and discover what you’re truly capable of. If you give yourself a chance.
There’s sound advice on how to bargain shop, fix things up, and make them yours.
The tutorials come with crisp pictures and clear instruction on how to paint, distress, wax, sew, build, and more.
I’ll be honest. This is the kind of book you wish was twice the size. You’re simply left wanting even more. But there’s MORE than enough to be able to refinish furniture, sew slipcovers, paint, and even appreciate what you already have.
When I received the book, I made sure to treat myself to a hot tea or coffee, warm blanket, ease into a comfy chair and enjoy the ride. It was like a little 1 on 1 conversation with Marian. When I finally turned over the last page, it made me sad. I would miss her. And I do.
Knowing the book is only an arm’s length away is a good thing. This book will always have a special place on my coffee table.
Confession? I was encouraged to build my new coffee table BEFORE the book arrived because I wanted to keep my promise of proudly displaying it on a cool coffee table.
And it’s even big enough for two. 🙂
Well done my friend, very well done. I am so proud of you!
Now please come over and sign it, k? 🙂
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