Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Book Review - A Beautiful Mess: Happy Handmade Home

Sometimes when you are mom and you live in the chaos of small children you forget a book you were supposed to review approximately a bazillion years ago. 

Then you find said book when doing your yearly desk cleaning and think, "OH! That was such a cute book." 

Sometimes that happens. 

A Happy Handmade Home by Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman is a cheerful, vibrant book for the casual home DIY'er. It is filled with lovely pictures and fun projects for almost every space in your home. 

These ladies keep the first things first - it doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful and spending time with the ones you love is the priority over perfection. I am so glad for these sentiments, because I am one to jump in feet first and problem solve as necessary during the process. 

Some projects are indeed more challenging than others, but there are opportunities for even the most hesitant crafter. One of my favorites being the "Hanging Plants". 

If do it yourself isn't your thing, the book also includes recipes ranging from chocolate chip cookies to peach and basil mojito's. 

It is a perfect guide for making the most of your home and creating a fun and inviting place for people to rest, relax, and enjoy being with one another. This is the perfect book for gifting to the new home owner, young adult moving away from home, or creative person in your life.  

***Disclaimer: I received this book for free in return for my honest review as part of the "blogging for books" program