I’ve got the perfect summer read for you! And I couldn’t be happier to tell you that my very long time blog friend , Liz, is the author! I started blogging in May of 2008 and I think I found Liz’s blog about 6 months after that. She blogs at Mabel’s House and you should definitely add her to your blog roll. I was first captured by our mutual love for turquoise. I love everything about her style and use of color in her home.
She is a collector of all things vintage and I’m a wee bit jealous of her delicious pyrex/jadeite filled hutch! And her vintage salt and pepper shaker collection. Let’s just say I’ve loved her from the start.
And I feel like I’ve literally watched her blossom. She just became a mom to beautiful Jane and has written so beautifully and honestly about becoming a mother.
I love little Miss Jane’s nursery!
I could show you pictures of her family and home and you’d never tire of it so after you finish this post, head over to her blog and be inspired.
The reason I’m so excited today is that Liz has written a book. She’s one of those people whose blog you read and then you say to yourself, “She should write a book.”
Well, she did and I couldn’t be happier to tell you about it so you’ll have time to pick it up in time for that beach trip.
One of the things I love about Liz is her love for great literature and classic movies. She’s read everything. She’s watched every classic movie and she has spent her life being inspired by the greats. The influence of those great authors on her life and writing is profound. She has literally sat at the feet of the best and learned the art of writing. And did I mention she’s hilarious? She’s got it all!
Her book, My Not So Storybook Life is about her journey to find faith and friendship and contentment but with just the right amount of hilarity sprinkled throughout. She weaves in her favorite literary heroes in just the perfect way as she opens each chapter with a modern retelling of an old classic. In her effort to achieve domestic perfection and tranquility, she and her husband Matt are a modern day Lucy and Ricky Ricardo as they endure countless home project disasters. In the midst of her plumbing and decorating woes, her dearest friend Angela is diagnosed with cancer and they walk a very dark but sweet road together.
It was so amazing for me to read Liz’s book after reading her blog for four years. What a treat! And I know you’ll love it too. Thank you, dear Liz, for using your gifts and following your passion. We are blessed by your sharing and wish you many happy years and many more books!
You can purchase My (not so) Storybook Life: A Tale of Friendship and Faith or leave a comment to win a copy! Tell us your favorite summer read so far! Both my giveaways will close tonight at midnight.