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It’s summertime and the living is easy!  There is something about summer that screams lazy days are here again and what better way to spend those days than indulging in a great book!  

books i'm loving

I love the way books can educate, inspire, empower, and create growth from within.  Books contain the keys to open new doors that we never knew were there.  For me, I like to dive into cookbooks, craft books, and home decor books because I find that I can split them up over time without forgetting any major details i.e. (What did Mr. Darcy confess again was it loathe or love?).  Here are some of my current favorites that I have in rotation and a little intro to each.

1.| Date Night In: Recipes that nourish your relationship.  Food blogger and recipe developer for Not Without Salt.

2.| The Year of Cozy: Full of great recipes and cozy crafts. Another great food blogger with amazing recipes.  Check them out on her blog here.

3.| How to Hygge: Nordic secrets to a happy life.  Truly a great book that gives great tips on living happy!

4.| Camille Styles Entertaining: Inspired gatherings and effortless style. She is such an inspiring creator and she knows how to throw a party!  You can check out some of her parties here.

5.| Half Baked Harvest: Rustic recipes for every meal.  I guess you could say I like food blogs, ha!  You can check out more of her great recipes and beautiful food photography here.

6.| Platters and Boards: Casual spreads and charcuterie.  This book will come in handy for any gathering!

7.| This is Home: The art of simple living.  A beautiful decor book featuring stunning homes!

8.| Terrain: Home and garden decor.  Most people haven’t heard of this shop but it’s absolutely dreamy!  You can take a look at their shop here.

9.| Malibu Farm Cookbook: Recipes from the California Coast.  Last September, Jamie and I went to Malibu and had a lunch date at this charming Malibu Farm Restaurant.

10.| Modern Macrame: Stylish handmade projects for your home.  They even have a macrame koozie which I totally need in my life!

Want to know where to get those cute tassel bookmarks?  Check out this post here.


Hope you enjoyed these suggestions and happy reading!

Cheers-  Ashley Nicole

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  1. Amanda wrote:

    I need some hygge in my life for sure— great roundup!

    Posted 7.25.18 Reply

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