I finished Kate Payne's book 'The Hip Girls Guide to Homemaking'.
So far on Mini Manor I have only reviewed books that I loved! This wasn't one of them.
I think it was more of a case of a mismatched reader . . . ME.
The book was VERY beginner! Like ,'you've never seen a kitchen before', beginner.
I just don't think that Kate and I share the same sense of style and comfort. The idea of mismatched/chipped dinner plates gives me anxiety. And the thought of hanging ziploc bags around my kitchen with clothespins makes me want to cry and I would never buy used/stained linens.
In general I found the whole book way too beginner . . . and most of the tips and tricks are just plain common sense.
This book MIGHT be appropriate for someone who just rented their first apartment. I found a lot of the advice to be fairly "college" (if that makes sense) so it could make a good gift for the newly graduated. But if many moons have passed since you moved out of mom and dad's house, I would definitely take a pass on this book.
Sorry The Hip Girls Guide to Homemaking doesn't get the Mini Manor stamp of approval (Clearly one of the most coveted literary prizes there is! ;)