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Home Made Lovely by Shannon Acheson

 

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am reading some books about how to make my home a place of beauty. One of those books is A Home Made Lovely by Shannon Acheson published by Bethany House. This book caught my eye when it became available for review as I am have been looking for ways to improve my home and create a more lovely space to live in. 

Our home is not large or fancy as some, but I can't complain as it serves its purpose. Of course, there are times I wish for more space here, or something different there, and I can get discouraged or discontent with what God has given me. However, once I get my perspective back in place - that is - I recall, that God has provided a roof over my head, and a place to live that some would give anything for, I must Give Thanks! In-spite of the condition of my home, I am sure I can create a lovely space, because most of the beauty of a home is in the atmosphere not simply in the style or decor. 

Back to the book....

This book is so beautifully written and really gets my focus in the right place from the start. Part 1 - Who are you doing it all for? Shannon gets me thinking about the purpose behind the decorating, de-cluttering and arrangement of my home. The point, per say, of all this. Why am I doing this, what will it accomplish, and for whom am I doing it? She also helps me cultivate and Attitude of Gratitude in Chapter 2 by reminding me of whats really important and that I don't have to have it all to create a beautiful home. She helps me figure out how to love the home I have. Chapter 3 is one I really like, because it reminds me that my home is a gift from God and that I need to use it for His glory! She has some really interesting and fun suggestions here about using Scripture throughout my home. 

Part 2 of the book consists of de-cluttering helps, organization tips, and how to decorate on a budget. Part 3 contains a three step plan for finding my style and decorating my home. As a bonus there are tips on hospitality, recipes and more! 

This is a book you don't want to miss! I can't wait to incorporate these ideas into my project this year of bringing beauty to my home. I was blessed with this book courtesy of Bethany House. I wasn't asked to review it positively, simply to give my honest opinion.  

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