Update on my arm: I am slowly starting to get back to normal, but have a long way to go for full movement. Sonny is still with us and I just steer clear of him. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR KIND WISHES:).
One of the many jobs that I have is as a book reviewer. I don’t just love reading, I live for it. The job doesn’t pay anything really, but I get to do something that I love and there is a never-ending stream of newly published books coming in my door.
This month, I was given the chance to review Christine Eisner’s book, Comfort Living: A Back to Basics Guide to a More Balanced Lifestyle. Not my usual genre, but with Murphy Grace Home in mind, I jumped at the chance.
Part decorating, part life exploration, the book took me on a journey. Apparently, I am not alone in looking at it as a journey, because there is also an accompanying spiral-bound journal to go with it.
Eisner focuses on streamlining your decor so that it not only looks beautiful, but it enhances your life.
The first chapter talks about finding the treasures and obstacles in your life. I think that you can figure out the treasure part, so let me tell you about the obstacles-
- Is everything you need in order to leave the house scattered and are you always forgetting something?
- Is making your bed a dreaded chore because you have tons of decor pills and other “extra” fluff on it?
- Is your desk or work area so cluttered that finding something makes you feel like Indiana Jones?
Overall, it is an interesting book and really spoke to my heart. Home decorating is about not only the tchochkes, it is about creating a haven that makes your life better, easier, and more balanced.
Do I have to use disclaimers now? I got the book for nothing, but my opinion is worth more than a free book. (of course, that is also my opinion too)