January 31, 2008

Books I *Heart*

Stir crazy, that's what I am. I need to get out of this house but little one needs to be home resting. With so much time on my hands I've been using it constructively, working on our budget, online window shopping, napping and reading. Lots of reading.

I highly recommed this book if you appreciate a clean country look. It's a very refreshing style.

I never tire of this book. It's one of my favorites to pull out time and again. I was checking it out from the library once a month so I finally broke down and bought it. Good decision.

This is a new addition to my bookshelves and I just love it. I can't wait to make some of the adorable projects in this book.

These are some of the books I'm coveting. I'd like to think that someone might get them for me for Valentine's Day. Otherwise there is a better than small chance I'll treat myself.

Let me know if you've discovered any good books lately. I put our carpenter on standby so we can build more bookshelves.


  1. I have the kids room book, sitting right next to me at this moment even, but none of the others! I have been so busy lately I haven't had time to look at books. Boo Hoo. Napping and reading sounds good to me! Enjoy yourself!
    Thanks for the book recommendations,

  2. Great book receommendations! I will be sure to check them out next time I get out and about! Today is yet another snow day so I won't be going out anytime soon I'm afriad......

  3. Doodle Stitching and Modern Country peak my interest. My library doesn't carry them (?!?!) so I'll have to buy them. Next stop: Amazon. :o)

    btw, I love the picture of your dog in the last post. Such a kissie face.

  4. Doodle Stitching, how perfect! I've been looking for a stitchery book and I think that one will be perfect. Thanks for the tip.

  5. I just discovered your blog - and I LOVE it!

  6. Love the sock toys one! I adore sock monkeys so I'll have to check that one out.

    I would recommend reading the "Not So Big House" series. Excellent - just fantastic. Totally changed the way I approach houses and their design.

  7. There it is....the book rec I got from a certain someone. I have yet to check it out, but I will eventually get around to it!

  8. Thanks for the tips on the books.
    I haven't had much reading time lately. Mostly magazines.
    Enjoy your day,

  9. I am so interested in checking out doodle stitching. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Love the crisp looks! Fabulous way to plan a new room or series of them. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Honey recently bought me 2 great books ~ "just because". (what a sweetie!) I can't remember the titles off the top of my head, but they're in a post from a couple days ago.

  12. Great reads! Hope Emma is feeling better.

  13. Great book recommendations Jen - thank you. The "Toys to Sew" cover is adorable! I am reading on lots of blogs about Vintage Vavoom - it looks like a fabulous book :-}. Beautiful Millie seems like the perfect little book buddy to snuggle up with!
    Have a great weekend Jen.

  14. Thanks for the great book suggestions!

  15. Love to see book suggestions! A few surely interest me! Thank you for sharing!

  16. Hmmm.. I was just eyeing that Modern Country book the other day. I'll have to give it a second look.

    Thanks for the sweet comment you left the other day... I appreciate it.

  17. I love the covers of the toy/craft ones. So cute!

  18. What a wonderful book...I have a few that you have shown...I never tire of books. There's nothing better than pulling out well worn books on a winter's day!

  19. doodle stitching looks like allot of fun. I love the Softies book too.

    The sock pet book looks like something my kids would love.



  20. I so want the doodle stitching book...
    I saw it and didn't buy it and haven't seen it since...
    I need to own that book!
    Thanks for reminding me...
    now it's destiny!
    ~laura d.

  21. inviting you over to my blog to join in my latest give away. I hope you'll stop by and join the fun.

  22. "Clean Country"...Yes, I thinks that describes my style! I'll have to find that book.

    And the sock toys, how cute.
    Thanks for the book reviews!

    Kimberly :)

  23. I just checked out from the library the Sock & Glove book....it looks very cute. I too want the Home book. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  24. Thanks for the book recommendations. I'll check them out.

  25. I have wondered about the Modern Country book...now I guess I'll have to add one more to my stash, lol!
    Your Valentine display was beautiful ~ don't feel that it didn't live up to what you see in the magazines ~ it was picture perfect!

  26. First time visitor - love your blog! Just ordered Doodle Stitchery for my daugher (and me too.) Michele


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