Simple Decorating

Michaels, Melissa. Simple Decorating: 50 Ways To Inspire Your Home. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers. 2016.

Encouraging decorators to believe in their own signature style, blogger, author and decorator Melissa Michaels encourages, inspires and shares tips, techniques and designs for every room. In a compact yet filled-to-the-brim book of simple and welcoming fashion, Simple Decorating addresses moods, accessories, textures, spaces, styles and backdrops throughout the home. In short readable pieces complemented by beautiful photographs, this book has something for everyone to inspire style.

In this clever, fashionable, design-spirited book, I found a variety of methods, patterns, trends and approaches to use in my own home. With ideas such as the use of different curtains, grouping items in threes, mixing linens, and dimensional displays, this book provided the quick pick-me-up my house needed. Gaining insights and ideas even from the photos, this little book set my decorative and creative vibes to work. Perfect to add to your own library or share as a housewarming gift, I truly enjoyed this book and hope to see more from this author.

4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Simple Decorating from Harvest House Publishers for my honest review*


Live Free-An Adult Coloring Book

Feinberg, Margaret. Live Free: Craft God’s Word in Your Heart Through Creative Expression. An Adult Coloring Book. Bloomington, MN: Bethany House Publishers. 2016.


Who am I? Through journaling, coloring, doodling, painting, reading, reflecting and praying, Live Free offers numerous pages on which to help you find your identity. With a Bible verse, a lined journaling page, and a black-and-white sketched picture to color, each two-page devotional offers creative ways to spend time with the Lord. As an author, speaker and church motivator, Margaret Feinberg joins the craze of adult coloring books with her newest book, while taking it even a step further.

Already having several themed coloring books (animals, flowers, cities), I was excited to add the journaling/ doodling aspect to the collection. Centered around a faith-theme, Live Free was perfect for those much needed quiet times. With nice, thicker pages and an assortment of different designs to color and explore, this book would be perfect as a gift to someone special, including yourself. Create!

4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Live Free-An Adult Coloring Book from Bethany House Publishing for my honest review*