Book Review and Giveaway!

THE  REVIEW

Melissa Michaels, of The Inspired Room, is someone I want to meet, visit with in her home, have coffee with and listen to.   In an unassuming but authoritative way, she nails (or shall we say “pins”) the trouble we get into when our desire for just a little more/ nicer/ better/ newer becomes a current that pulls us away from the things that are actually most important to us.

In her new e-book, Not a DIY Diva – How to Create an Authentically Inspired Life in a Pinterest World, she neatly and warmly packages much of the sentiment she’s shared at her blog over the years.  It’s very interesting to me how she weaves together the ideas of creativity, contentment, function and beauty in our homes.

You’ll find lots of inspiration in this little fifty-some page book, but most of all you’ll find a much needed contrast to the pretty-shiny-image-obsessed culture we live in.  Melissa is not an ascetic.  This is not an “either/or” book.  It is, however, a look at living authentically, and with substance – not appearance – formost in mind.  She’s put together a thoughtful, engaging read.  I’m quite sure that lots of you will enjoy it!  The book is launched tomorrow, October 25, so head on over to The Inspired Room to secure a copy!

THE GIVEAWAY

1.  This is my first giveaway on Mish Mash Make, and I’m SO excited!  I feel like a grown up blogger.  (Well, maybe an adolescent blogger…).

2.  I’m giving away not ONE, but TWO great e-reads!  First is Melissa’s e-book, Not a DIY Diva.  Secondly, I’m offering  Untitled: Thoughts on the Creative Process by Blaine Hogan.  (available on iTunes and Kindle)

3.  So how do you get your creative little hands on these goodies?  Just leave a comment on this post telling me why you’re interested!  It’s that easy.  I’ll announce the randomly selected winner on Thursday.

– If you’d like your name to be entered twice, just share the link about this giveaway with your friends on Facebook.  (Please let me know you’ve shared it, so I can make sure to get your name in again!)

Let the Giveaways Begin!!

7 thoughts on “Book Review and Giveaway!

  1. Great books! Haven’t heard of either one of them but they do look helpful. As one on the verge of taking a creative risk, reading one of these might be just the thing I need to finally do it! Thanks, Heidi, for bringing to awareness these important tools.

    Heidi Klingler, Columbus, OH

  2. I love your blog, Heidi! I’d love to win a free book or 2, and learn more about creative process–especially anything about finishing! projects and contentment:) Thanks for just getting me to think more about creativity.

  3. I stopped by to see your blog and became intrigued with your book review. I’m a Pinterest addict, but do question how it affects us all – constantly seeking that next “most special thing”. I’m glad to know your blog and be entered in such a cool giveaway. Thanks!!

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