Holiday Gift Guide | Books To Inspire

The countdown to Christmas continues! I’m back with another gift guide and it’s one of my favorites.  I’m sharing a few of my favorite books.  Books that have brought me joy inspired me and taught me a thing or two this year.

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“A party without cake is just a meeting.” –Julia Child

Pizzazzerie–Entertain In Style–Courtney provides how-to instructions for more than a dozen occasions, each complemented with full tablescape details; decor tips; and recipes for each party.

In Style Parties–This book has been completely revised and updated since its original publication.  Page after page, you’ll find expert advice for hosting any type of party. This is a great resource book to own if you love to throw parties and entertain family and friends.

Veranda Entertaining–It’s the ultimate inspirational guide to throwing a sophisticated and stylish soirée. You’ll find ideas for choosing a centerpiece and selecting the right appetizers and cocktails to make your event stand out.

The Art of the Bar Cart–The Art of the Bar Cart features 20 different styled bar setups themed around favorite libations, personal style, or upcoming occasions.

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“A home is much more than a mere shelter, it should lift us up emotionally & spiritually.” –John Saladino                                                                                                                             

William Yeoward–Blue and White and other Stories–William Yeoward reveals his passion for color, his inspirations and the ‘stories’ behind his unique use of color on a journey through a dazzling array of beautiful homes.

An Eye For Beauty–This fabulous design book is written by one of my design idols, Beth Webb. Webb explores the fundamentals of creating a home in which every element enhances our ability to live well.

Style Secrets–House Beautiful Style Essentials: What Every Room Needs is an inspiring and hardworking handbook that will show you how to create the rooms of their dreams by revealing what “every room needs.

The House That Pinterest Built–When Diane Keaton decided that she wanted to build her own home from the ground up, she took to the boards of Pinterest to find inspiration. This book is a compelling account of Keaton’s journey in building her home, from idea to realization.

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“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.  If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” –Steve Jobs

The Crossroads of Should and Must:  Find and Follow Your Passion–The Crossroads of Should and Must has a universal message—we get to choose the path between Should and Must. It’s about the difference between jobs, careers, and callings. The difference between going to work and becoming one with your work.

Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity & HappinessGIRL CODE is a roadmap for female entrepreneurs, professional women, and anyone in between who wants to become a better woman.

In The Company of Women–Over 100 exceptional and influential women describe how they embraced their creative spirit, overcame adversity, and sparked a global movement of entrepreneurship. The profiles paint a beautiful picture of what happens when we pursue our passions and dreams.

The Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah Winfrey–Organized into ten chapters―each one representing a powerful step in Oprah’s own spiritual journey and introduced with an intimate, personal essay by Oprah herself―the Wisdom of Sundays features selections from the most meaningful conversations between Oprah and some of today’s most-admired thought-leaders.

 

 

 

 

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Gift Guide: Four Books to Inspire Your Girlfriends

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When it comes to Christmas gifts for girlfriends, I think books are one of the best gift items you can give.  With a new year approaching, I thought I’d share 4 inspiring books you just might want to get for the special women in your life. Oh, and you might want to pick up a copy for yourself too!

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Motivation ManifestoA great book about stepping into your personal strength and claiming your personal power.  If you need some motivation as you enter the new year, this book is a must read!

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7 Rules of Achievement–This book will help you create the vision to achieve whatever you want in your life and give you tools to turn that vision into reality.

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Year of Yes! Rhonda Rhimes (the women behind Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal & How To Get Away With Murder) one of Hollywood’s most powerful women shares her life story and saying YES changed her life. A great read.

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The Woman I Wanted To Be–I admire Diane von Furstenberg and the success she has created in her life. In this book, she opens up about her family and career, overcoming cancer, building a global brand, and devoting herself to empowering other women.

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Shelly

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Inspirational Books Worth Reading

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As I gotten older and life has become busier and more involved, I’ve found that reading inspirational books helps to keep me balanced, focused and optimistic.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m in no way a pessimistic person.  I choose to see the glass half full, I always think there’s a way even if it doesn’t look like it and I truly believe that good things come when you match your talent with your effort.

A source of inspiration that I tap into daily is books. Not books with chapters full of self-help info but books that offer up a short and sweet piece of wisdom, advice, inspiration or self-love.

Because my blog is all about inspiration, I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite daily inspiration books with you here on the blog. Click on the cover images to buy the book.

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I think I’ve read every one of the books Oprah has published but this is the book that I’ve loved the most.  What I Know For Sure is filled with life lessons that will set you on the path to living a life of fulfillment and joy.

What I Know For Sure--Oprah Winfrey

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I know many of you have read books by Norman Vincent Peale and have been inspired.  His book, Positive Thinking Every Day is a daily dose of advice on living a fuller, happier, more satisfying life.

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Some of the best daily inspiration books were written years ago but the wisdom they offer is still as valuable today as it was then.  One of my old-school inspiration books is Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff. Sometimes the book title and tagline says it all.

Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

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This last book holds a special place in my heart.  My friend Leesa had a dream of writing this book and finally made that dream come true last year.  In Live Well, Leesa offers up an enormous amount of sound advice on living a healthy life.  In Leesa’s words…“What you eat, what you actually absorb from your food and supplements, what products you use ~ on your body, in your home and office, how you talk to yourself ~ it all matters! I believe that excellent health ~ not just physical, but spiritual, emotional, relational, and mental health ~ is found along your journey, not just at your destination.”  

 Live Well by Leesa Wheeler

If you take the time to read any of these books, I know you’ll continue to live your best life possible.

Be inspired!

Shelly

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