11.05.2012

Inspired You by Miss Mustard Seed (and a giveaway)~

Isn't this blog world absolutely amazing?!?  I'm excited to announce that another one of my excessively talented blogging friends has published a book!


photo via MissMustardSeed.com
 Inspired You by Marian Parsons (AKA Miss Mustard Seed) is coming out tomorrow.  And I couldn't be more thrilled! 




About a week ago, I received a copy of her beautiful book in the mail, and I  have been poring over it ever since.  It is full of amazing photographs and inspiring words about both our homes and ourselves.  I love the fact that although it is definitely a book about our homes, Marian has also made it about inspiring ourselves to be better people. 


But what would a book by Miss Mustard Seed be if it didn't feature some great tutorials?  Inspired You doesn't disappoint.  It's filled with tutorials on some of her blog's most popular projects.   As well as lots of great before & after pics (love those!)


I can honestly say I love this book.   And I think you will too!  So today, two lucky readers of the Shabby Nest have a chance to win their very own copies of Inspired You!  To enter, simply leave a comment on this post!  That's it!!

Giveaway is open until Wednesday, November 7 at 11:59 pm MST.  Winner will be  announced later in the week.

Good luck!

xoxo
Wendy

I was given my copy of Inspired You in exchange for my review.  However, the opinions expressed are 100% mine.


130 comments:

Sarah Carper said...

This looks like an awesome book! I would love to read it!

http://beyondthegradebook.blogspot.com

Camilla said...

Looks like a great book to add to the decorating book arsenal.

B. Redd said...

Oh, I love her blog and would be thrilled to win her book. Thanks for the opportunity.

Iuliana@Hip2Thrift said...

Totally want this book!

Melissa said...

I would love to be inspired in more than one.Trying to grow more as a person as life has thrown me some curve balls lately.

Debbie said...

I love Miss Mustard Seed and I definitely would love to win her book. Thanks!

AntiqueChase said...

I would LOVE to be reading this book !!!

Fabrizia F. said...

It looks like a great book. I would love to have it! www.fabtwigs.blogspot.com

Jennifer {The Chronicles of Home} said...

She's wonderful, would love a copy of the book!

Shell said...

Love Marian & would love you even more if you picked me to win wink wink lol.

Artsy Chick said...

Oh how I would love to win her book! Exciting, thanks!

Verna said...

This looks like a great book. Would love to win :)

Jennifer said...

Would love to win! Fingers crossed!

Jessica said...

This book looks amazing! I am wanted to redecorate a few rooms in my house and this would help me tremendously! Thanks for the giveaway!

JoEllen said...

What a generous giveaway. I'd love to win!! Thank you for the opportunity.

Bret & Bean said...

Would love a copy !!

Twice Nice said...

How incredibly generous! MMS has already inspired me to such a huge degree I can only imagine what her gorgeous new book holds! Thanks for a chance to win!

Ruffles and Relics said...

Oh. I love her.. she really is such an inspiration!I would love the book! Thanks!

Starr said...

Her book looks so lovely.

Shawna said...

Her book looks great - I would love a copy!

Josa Mauzy said...

I can't wait to read this book!

Renee said...

Can't wait to look through all of the tutorials!

Anita said...

I would love a copy. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

Mary said...

Pick me, pick me!!!

Katlin and Melissa said...

So cool. Thank you for the chance to win!

Elmina said...

I am at a point in my life where I could use some personal and decorating inspiration! Looks like a great book for both! Thanks for offering this give away!

Michelle Burnett said...

I cannot wait to read this book and drool over the pictures! Thanks for a chance to win!

RRockey said...

Yes, yes, yes! Can't wait to read this book! Would love to win a copy!

Jen said...

I'd love to win a copy of the book! I have a slight obsession with decorator books and I can't wait to add this book to my collection! Thanks for the giveaway!

Rosemary said...

This is a must have - can't wait to get a copy, maybe from you.

Arli said...

I love her blog and would very much welcome the chance to read her book!

Beth said...

I'd love to win this book! Love her blog.
reading44654@yahoo.com

Tricia said...

I'd love to win a copy of Marian's book! I keep telling my husband I want to be Miss Mustard Seed when I grow up. LOL!

kathy said...

I would love to win this book because MMS is awesome!

kristincita said...

I'd love to get my hands on Marion's book! kristincita1{at}comcast{dot}net

Lisanevada said...

I am justbeginning to dip my toe into the pool of milk and chalk paint possibilities. This book is just the encouragement I need.

Thank you.

Lisanevada@cox.net

Erin Kaven said...

Love your post and love Miss Mustard Seed. She was the first blog I started following. Actually I should hate her for the amount of time I spend reading blogs now!! Would love to win her book. Thanks for the chance.

Jenni said...

What a wonderful book, I know it is wrong to covet but ... Thank you for sharing the little glimpse and the giveaway!

Unknown said...

I have been checking out this book and I love Miss Mustard Seeds blog.
The Shabby Nest is followed on Facebook and in my favorites.

Queen of Chairs said...

I would love this book, really really love it!

Sarah said...

The book looks wonderful! I love the title. :-)

Lola said...

I would love a copy of this book thanks for the chance to win.
Creative Hugs

Wendy said...

Marian is so awesome. How fun to win a copy! :)

blesid thrifter said...

I absolutely can't wait to browse this book! And what a great Christmas gift it will make!!!

Jocelyn Pascall said...

Great giveaway!! Fingers crossed.

It's All Connected said...

She was the second blog I ever joined as a member and I'd love to read her new book! ~ Maureen

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

Pick me pick me! I would love this book, love !wrian and her style.
Ask for hosting Wendy
Fiona xx

Ktindy said...

This looks great! I would love to win this and give it to my daughter who is a young interior designer. Thanks!

Kelly said...

I can't wait to read her book.

The Hopkins Home said...

What an awesome giveaway! I've always been so inspired by her projects :)

Laura Smith said...

Love the half book jacket.
smittywife07@yahoo.com

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I love Miss Mustard Seed and can't wait to read her inspiring words.

Sheila said...

I love her so much! I would love to win this book. Thank you for the chance.

lorene said...

Just found your blog through MMS's facebook post--I will definited be back! I would love to win a copy of the book--I have been a reader of her blog since the very beginning. Thanks so much!

Crestajune said...

I love Miss Mustard Seed and would love to win a copy of her book! Thanks for the chance to win!

willowcreek said...

She is such an inspiration! I would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for a great giveaway!

willowcreeks.blogspot.com

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

Looks fabulous! I don't currently follow her but I might have to look into that.

amber wallace said...

I would LOVE a copy!! It looks like such a beautiful book!

Mrs.Lewis said...

This book looks like a wonderful read with (bonus!) great pictures! Would love a copy. Thanks for the chance to win!

Maury @ Life on Mars said...

I love her and I'm sure her book is AMAZING!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Would love a copy of Marian's book! She's such an inspiration!

Dixie said...

I would LOVE to win this book.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

I would LOVE a copy!

Alina said...

Thanks for the great opportunity to win this book. It looks lovely!

Brandi Buzzard said...

Oh pick me pick me! I've heard such fantastic things about that book!

Jane Craske said...

What a treat!

kayla said...

Would love this book! Thanks for making it is easy to enter a give away!!!

Courtney said...

This book looks awesome! I would love to be a lucky winner :)

Lisa and Joey @ Paintbrush and Screwdriver said...

Love her blog and sense of style :)

Jenny said...

I'd love to win this book!

Mary Claire said...

Thanks for a great review! I have this book on my wish list. Thanks for a chance to win it! Blessings!

Ellen said...

I'd love some inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win!

mar said...

I'd love to win a copy of the book.

Rebecca Frazier said...

i love a book that focuses on helping people to be their best... what a blessing! it would be so fabulous to have a copy to read and then share with others!! thanks for the opportunity!!

Tracie OB said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity. MMS is amazing! I would love to have her book.

annemarie said...

I adore Miss mustard seed - would love her book.

Rachel said...

Love MMS and would love to have this book.

merrymac said...

I'm love to have this book!

Dana @ SweetThings said...

Would LOVE a copy of her book. I need all the help i can get. :)

Mimi said...

Would love to WIN this new book!!! Thanks for the offer.

Debbie @ OtRD said...

What a gorgeous book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Marilynne said...

I would love to have this book! Miss Mustard Seed is such an inspiration!

Thanks to both of you for helping keep our homes beautiful, inexpensively!

kris said...

This book looks lovely and I am sure it is full amazing inspiration!

Andrea B. said...

What an awesome book, I'd love to win one!

Andrea said...

Looks awesome! I hope I win a copy, but if not it's going on my Christmas list for sure!

dadec said...

Wow! What a great giveaway.This book looks amazing.

Elisa said...

This book sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Dorothy Figg said...

Looks like a great book. Love to have it.

Klem said...

Hi,

Great giveaway, thanks for having it for us DIY people.

Thank you and I have been surfing your blog. Good stuff!

Sarah said...

I love Miss Mustard Seed and her blog. Would love to have this book!

http://freddyandpetunia.wordpress.com/ said...

It's really cool to see where you can go in this blog-osphere! Who knew--?!
I would love to win her book, but I plan on buying one regardless!
Catherine

susan said...

would love to win really really thanks for the opportunity

Ruby Showalter said...

Ohhh fabulous giveaway!! I'd LOVE to win :)

Shanna Gilbert said...

I hope I win!


http://www.restorationredoux.com

tigerchick said...

would love to win this!

carol jane said...

Wow. Her book looks beautiful. But it would look more beautiful sitting right on my coffee table, where I could sit and relax and look at all for hours.

Christine McD said...

I love her blog and would love to win the book. Thanks for the giveaway!!

ltbpt said...

Oh good gosh would i love this book! Marian is a quality person with a truly inspired life. Just wish it came with a chippy caned French chair to read it in ;)

Di said...

What a sweet thing to do. I sure appreciate the opportunity to be included. Di@Cottage-wishes

Karenrn said...

Would love a copy of the book. Thanks for giving us a peek at it.

Maureen said...

Can't wait to check out the book - it sounds amazing!

Chelsea Kubiak said...

I would love this book! She rocks!
Chelseakubiak@gmail.com

Teresa said...

It looks like a great book, I'd love to win and read it.

SusanB said...

This book looks wonderful and I love Miss Mustard Seed's design ideas and philosophy as I also do yours! Looking forward to reading this new delight and inspiration!

Connie said...

Please pick me.

Linda said...

Congrats to Marian! I'd adore a copy. Thank you for the chance to win it.

Amy said...

Oh, I'd love to win! Thanks for sharing! Amy

Suzanne said...

I love MMS's blog and would be thrilled to win her book ! Thanks for the chance.
Suzanne

fspitz said...

I would love to win Miss Mustard Seed's book. I adore her blog- what a creative mind! Thanks for the chance.

susanmw1 said...

I would love to win this book! Thank you for the chance.

Jeannie-JB said...

Oh Wendy, you don't know how much I want this book but haven't been able to order it yet. I want it soooooooo bad. Thanks so so much for the opportunity.

Jeannie

dwaldenrn said...

Like the reader before me, this book looks like a must read and one that I would love to have, but cannot afford. Alas, I would be quite honored to win it from you.

Theresa @junk2jewels-diy.blogspot.com said...

Love the spotlight of the dresser and can imagine the book would be fabulous!! Thank you for sharing!! Love your blog!!

AndeM1 said...

Oh how I would love to win a copy of Miss Mustard Seed's book....she inspires me......
Andrea
AndeM1@hotmail.com

theculbertsons05 said...

WOULD LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!

kimberlysmoody said...

I would love to win this book. I'm dying to get my hands on it! Marian is so amazing--thanks for hosting the giveaway! Enjoy your week. Kim

KateJ said...

Looks like a fun book to add to the shelf of inspiration. thanks for the chance.

Leah said...

I am an enormous MMS fan. If she was on a basketball team I would have her poster up on my bedroom wall.

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...what a delight and generous Giveaway! Congratulations to the lucky winner!
Blessings,
Carolynn

Eckman Family said...

Looks fantastic!! Can't wait to win:)

Preppy Mama said...

What an amazing book!! Keeping my fingers crossed!!

April said...

fun book.

kitkabbit said...

What a gorgeous book. And that fabulous photography!!!! I've been yearning to do some more DIYs for our home but suspect it will have to wait until after holiday season- I'm already in full xmas crafting mode, will be vending in a fair on Dec. 1st.

Jacqueline said...

I would love to add this book to my collection!

Melanie said...

Love Miss Mustard Seed and love decorating books. Would be thrilled to the moon to win this!

Emily said...

I love Miss Mustard Seed!

Karen said...

Painting furniture today; kitchen tomorrow! Would love some more inspiration from MMS.

AndreaBacarisse said...

What a lovely book! Can't wait to devour another decorating guide!

Ashley said...

Looks like a wonderful book and I love her blog too! If I don't win this one, it is definitely going on my Christmas list!

Flipperdelph said...

Oh ho, it's Christmas before the actual date! What a great gift that book would be!