Meaningful Beauty for Imperfectionists :: Thank You for Preordering

simple gifts

I am so thrilled at the army of imperfectionists who are ordering this book before it even comes out. Look what you have done…

interior design best seller

For the past 24 hours The Nesting Place has been the Number 1 best seller in Interior Design and it hasn’t even released yet. This has absolutely nothing to do with me. This is because a crowd of women truly believe that it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.

This is because we’ve decided that when it comes to our homes, perfect is NOT the goal.

This little #1 Best Seller thing will go away. For all I know it will be gone by the time I post this, but isn’t it fun to see the dent we are making?

And to thank you for preordering, and to ask you to preorder & order now, if you haven’t yet but know you are going to purchase the book, we have a few simple gifts of meaningful beauty for your home.


idhtbptbbI put my print in a $10 ikea RIBBA frame

We finally have it in writing. The Imperfectionists Motto!

The lovely Lindsay, from Lindsay Letters whose work I have all over my house created this beautiful print for us. She  is the artist who did the lettering for the cover of the book.

The print goes right along with the message of the book and you can print it out at home as many times as you like. And it’s available in 5 different colors!

All you need to do to receive the free downloadable files to print off at home is order a book, if you already have, great! And yes, kindle & ebook orders count too, yippie!

Between now and May 3rd, email us at tell us you ordered and we’ll send you a link to the files.

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Order Two Books:



Mother’s Day gifts are easy this year. Give her a book, a print and an “All by grace” plate.

(in)courage is generously giving away a free plate with free US shipping to the first 50 people who preorder two or more books. Buy one for yourself and one for your mom, or a mom, or a friend.

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The first 50 people who order two books (if you did last week or month that counts too!)  email us at with your order confirmation email, a pre-order cash register receipt or a screenshot of your order. If you want to send a photo of the receipt, please attach it to the email as a .jpg file. And yep, we count ebook/kindle orders!

Update: all the plates are gone, but be sure to email if you order a book or two or twelve any time until May 3rd to get access to the downloadable prints.

Grab a plate hanger from the dollar or craft store and it makes a beautiful addition to any home! Mine hangs in my office.


Order wherever you usually purchase books

Amazon * Barnes & Noble  *DaySpring *Family Christian *

in canada: * Indigo


find out moreWondering if this book is for you? Click here to read what people are saying about The Nesting Place and to find out more about it.

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  1. Yay!!! What a nice surprise. I can’t wait to frame and hang mine on my totally imperfect and probably crooked gallery wall. Thank you and congratulations on your best seller status!

    • yippie!!! I ended up printing like 20 out (don’t judge) and only framed one, the rest are taped and pinned and tucked up and under things!!! So happy you like it!

  2. I am so over the moon excited for you. I’ve been following your blog for years – as a renter it’s come in rather handy – I can’t wait to have your book especially because we just made an offer on our first home! I will soon be a home owner so seeing your blog switch to that as well has been awesome! ox

  3. I am so excited about this. I recently found your blog and it simply speaks to my heart. I have struggled with house-perfectionism for 10 years now and its just ridiculous. I can’t wait to get a print up in my imperfect house, and to sit down with a cup of coffee and pore over your book next month!! :) Thank you for the gift!

  4. I’ve been looking forward to your book… and I LOVE the print-out and the plate. Thanks! And Congrats!!

  5. So fun! Thank you for the prints! Looking for a perfectly imperfect place to hang mine! But truly, we are not just fans of your message, but we are also huge fans of you! You completely deserve the honor of being #1. You have been so faithful to the women in this online space for years. Know you are overwhelmingly appreciated, known, and loved by many!!!

  6. So excited for you AND for this book to come out! Thank you so much for the free print to download. It is beautiful. I am going to find a very special place for it. Congrats on your #1 status, although totally not surprised :)

  7. Fairly new to your site but I agree about not having to wait to make your current place home. I wish I took that advice moving year after year in the military. I pre ordered the book for the kindle and looking forward to read it on my train commutes to work. Congrats on being number one!

  8. Love love love those prints! I’m so excited to get your book! You were the very first blogger, outside of family and friends, that I started following. You’re amazing. The end.

  9. EEK!!! I can’t wait!! I turn 30 on may 3 and pre-ordered my copy as a “happy birthday to me!” You started and have remained to be one of my favorite bloggers! Thank you for your inspiration, your constant encouragement, and openness that allows the rest of us to be true to who God made us to be! I’m waiting with great excitement for your book, and can’t wait to dive in! So so so Happy for you!! All the Best! XO Bre

  10. Y’all. THANK YOU.

    The emails you sent, it’s actually an auto responder email account but I couldn’t help but start reading your emails, THANK YOU, imperfectionists are the MOST encouraging people on the planet!! You all. no words.

  11. yay! i love this and can’t wait to get my copy :) I turn 55 on april 25 and it is a b-day present to myself! so thrilled for you and hope for many gazillion copies to be sold! Cheers!

  12. i pre-ordered your book as a mother’s day gift to myself; happy mother’s day to me AND you. :)
    when you first shared the cover with us, i felt so proud of your accomplishment.
    it’s a message of freedom — in our homes, relationships, and identities. the beauty of imperfection.
    thank you for swimming upstream to bring “good news” to those of us seeking to DWELL in our homes.

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  14. So happy for you, Nester! We bought a he a year ago and gutted it then moved in with it topsy turvy in September. I’m looking forward to some much needed motivation to continue on as it’s pretty daunting living in the midst of remodeling while also homeschooling five kids 1-11! I find myself a frustrated perfectionist lol. Happy to hang up your motto and hope it sinks in!

  15. I received an ebook copy to review about a week ago from I didn’t realize that it wasn’t even out yet! I was so excited to read it and was not disappointed! Great pictures and wonderful encouragement. In fact, I got the courage to hang up two pictures that have been lying in my bedroom since Christmas after just reading the first chapters. Wonderful job! You can see my blog post about it here:

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  21. Megan McGrath says:

    So, I’ve been following you for years and absolutely love your motto, perspective, and daily reminders of what true beauty is. I got a new job a couple of months ago and it has taken over all of my blog-reading time.. so sadly, I’ve missed all of the fun news about your book until today. I hate that I missed the free printable awesomeness but that’s okay, I’m still ordering anyways and can’t wait to get it/read it! I’m proud of you – keep up the good work!

  22. Just finished the book and I want to start all over again!!! First home design book I’ve ever read that I felt at home reading. I completely get your vision and heart. Thank you for sharing without fear of being questioned or told you decorated wrong!!! One of my absolute favorite parts of the book was when you were describing the “fancy” ladies drapes as prom dresses. Made me lol and reminded me of my sister. She recently told my niece that her wedding dress looked like a table cloth. In her mind she was saying that it was beautiful because the table cloth she had in her mind is the most beautiful piece of material she’s ever seen. Thankfully my niece understands my sisters quirkiness!!! I hope to meet you in person someday!!!

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