My Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Buy Myquillyn’s Book

The Nesting Place - It Doesn't Have to be Perfect to be Beautiful

My friend wrote a book. I am 100% biased because she is my friend. A dear heart friend. Her friendship has taught me so much but one of the biggest? Letting go of pleasing people. It has been a life long struggle for me & she has given me permission to let that go through her friendship & through the words in this book. Myquillyn, thank you.

This book, is available to purchase & is appearing on bookshelves in bookstores across the country {the official release date is tomorrow!}. Go buy one. Or two. Grab one as a gift for your mother or mother-in-law or friend or teacher or neighbor. Your house & heart will be blessed.

Toss that friendship bias out the window and pay attention now…here are my

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Buy Myquillyn’s Book:


10. The photographs – every single one! Myquillyn took them! How many design books do you know of that the author took the photographs? So, if you hate to read & love to look at the pictures in a book, this book is perfect for you! {but I hope you read it too!} Myquillyn states in the book, “If we feel bad after looking at a pretty photo, then we are looking at it all wrong.” {page 44} Watch out – your perfect world is gonna get rattled!

9. The cover photo has a plastic dinosaur & a covered chair with strings hanging off the bottom. The strings might drive perfect people crazy. If you struggle with perfection – buy the book for therapy.

8. Have you moved more than once in your lifetime? {I’m raising my hand – 11 times in 17 years}. Chapter 2 is for you.

7. You can be connected to Compassion International with a quick scan from your smart phone. Her sweet story about visiting Topiwo’s home in Tanzania is breathtaking & life changing & brings me to tears. every. single. time.


6. On page 51, she gives you permission to rest. Amen.

5. What are the signs of life in your home? {page 56} Every home should have them.


4. This book makes an imperfect home feel like home. {I purposely did not crop out the broom in the corner or the box of allergy pills or the towel that’s been sitting on the ledge to soak up leaks on rainy days when I forget to put the towel there…}


3. This is a book that your husband will enjoy reading too!

the_smiths2. We love her and her family – you will too after reading this book!

1. Your view of striving for perfection will be turned upside down. Aren’t you ready to let that perfection go? I’ll answer that for you…Yes! “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.”


If you want to order the book & learn more about it, go here.

Guess what? I bought an extra copy to Giveaway! Leave a comment below & I’ll pick a random winner sometime this week!



  1. I love nesting place and I’m so happy for her that her book is coming out!
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  2. Veronica Guajardo says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book! It would be even better if I could win a copy, thanks for the chance.

  3. God bless a young woman with wisdom! When we buy into the perfection myth, we’re buying into satan’s lie and our lives are the worse for buying the lie. My house was always cluttered and a bit dusty because if Dave wanted to sit, drink a cup of coffee and chat…I was all over it! Now that he’s dead, those memories help sustain me. Life is about the memories and the making thereof; not perfection.
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  4. Iwould love to win a copy of this book! Im such a perfectionist, and would love to relax and enjoy life.

  5. The Nester has been an inspiration for years! So excited to see she has a book! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Absolutely cannot wait to read The Nesting Place, and it would be even better if I didn’t have to wait for my local library to add it to their collection!

  7. I love your” top ten reasons…..” I would love to win a copy.

  8. Courtney Filipiak says:

    I love the message of this book and her blog. And we have moved 11 times in 13 yrs .. striving for sanity is a higher priority than striving for perfection!!!!

  9. I love this and can’t wait to read the book!

  10. I’d LOVE to have this book. Might help me be more open to sharing my home even though we have an abundance of dog hair due to an extra-exuberant Lab!

  11. This book looks fantastic! Loved the picture of you husband reading it!

  12. I love her so much- her normalness is fantastic in this day and age of one-upping on the web.

  13. Who doesn’t need to be reminded that we’re not striving for perfection here?

  14. Would love to grab a copy of this book. It looks so darn good!!!! Thanks for the giveaway.
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  15. I’ve already ordered one for myself, so I’d give this one to my sister. She needs it as much as I do. :)

  16. I’ve always adored The Nester’s blog & would love to take in all the pages of her new book. Thanks for sharing your top 10, Caroline!
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  17. Looking forward to reading this!

  18. I would love to win. I am clueless about decorating & struggle with wanting things to look perfect & the mess that comes with 3 kids

  19. I love the Nester! :)

  20. i think i need to read this book :-)

  21. My wife and I need this book! She is a perfectionist — especially about the way our home looks. She would find a great dose of “it’s okay if it’s not perfect”. And me? I’d have the perfect Mother’s Day gift to give her. Thanks for the chance to win such a great book!
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  22. Jen Bell says:

    just discovered the nester blog and yours! and a give away! what a good day! thanks!

  23. I am a reformed perfectionist and find myself slipping back into my old tendencies especially when it comes to my home. I would love to win this book so I can find some “rest”. Thanks for sharing, Mary
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  24. Thank you for the opportunity to possibly win this amazing book!!! The cover itself draws me in! I look forward to one day diving in to all this book has to offer!

  25. I have been eagerly awaiting this book. I just know it’s exactly what I need to read right now.

  26. love nesting place!

  27. Elisabeth \ says:

    Dying to read this!

  28. Would love to win a copy of this book!

  29. Jamie-lea Drury says:

    Loved stumbling across your blog and diving into a book that looks like something I would love to read and possibly my husband too :) Thank you for sharing your life loved the family pic.

  30. thank you for offering the chance to win this book that sounds like a breath of fresh air to the chaos of life!


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