Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Book review: At Home with Madame Chic

I was lucky to receive a copy of At Home with Madame Chic. I have admired the author, Jennifer Scott, since her first book Lessons with Madame Chic and through her insightful blog posts and videos.
Her books are about living your life the best you can by presenting yourself, home and family well, celebrating everyday life and making the absolute most of what we have. 

One of my favorite quotes in this book is in reference to morning madness and learning to slow down, enjoy life:

"Life is in the present moment... Anxiety is caused by thinking about the future."
I feel like it's so important to enjoy all life's moments and processes, not only the destinations. This was such a great reminder for me...

In this book, the author also shares her perfected 10 item wardrobe pieces, brings new meaning to 'exercise' and why it's ok not be a 'gym person,' and provides yummy recipes and hostess tips. She has a fabulous brunch layout and music playlists that really make me want to be her next house guest!

I hope to implement many of the wonderful concepts and ideas into my own life and with my own family. I especially look forward to reading this book again (one day) when our family grows and learn how so many of these things will help us to be better parents and a stronger family.

Huge congrats to Jennifer Scott for her second book, which was released yesterday! It's a keeper... and you should definitely pick up a copy!

17 comments:

Katie Elizabeth said...

Love the sound of this book! Brunch should, most definitely, always be festive :)

Joey said...

Ah! This sounds like my kind of book! There was a book I read in college (man, I can't remember the name of it now) that was basically like this for young women about to enter life. Wardrobe staples. How to handle certain situations with grace, etc. I think I could benefit from the "make use of what you have" part. We're on such a tight budget that I sometimes refrain from entertaining because it can be such a money suck but I love doing it!

BLovedBoston said...

I absolutely want to get this book - from this quote alone - "Life is in the present moment... Anxiety is caused by thinking about the future." Thanks so much for sharing!!

Courtney B said...

Yessss! I'll definitely check this out! I've been in need of a new read and this sounds perfect!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Ohhh definitely want to check this out!! I've been looking for a new book to read too!

<3, Pamela
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Ally Harding said...

I'm so glad you did this review I've been wondering how the book was! I'll be buying it on my Kindle asap!

Jillian said...

sounds interesting!! i want to check it out. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Kristen said...

this book sounds fabulous - I am definitely going to be getting it, and her first book.

Mree said...

This book sounds fantastic. Totally adding it to my reading list. Great post.

Shannon Jenkins said...

Wow this book sounds awesome! I will definitely have to check it out!

<3 Shannon
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Nichole @ casadecrews.com said...

"Life is in the present moment... Anxiety is caused by thinking about the future." - I love that. I totally need this book!

Shelby / Recent Somethings said...

This looks like a great book! I love the rec. Thank you!

MakeMeUpMia said...

This book sounds right up my alley! I'm not a huge reader but these kind of books are what I enjoy most :)

Jaclyn @ Love And Bellinis said...

Adding to my list of books to read!

viv said...

Sounds like a great book! Brunch is most definitely a festive occasion :)
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Jess said...

This book sounds like it would be a good read for me. I am always way to anxious thinking about the future!