Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My Favorite 'Green' Book!

First off, I wanted to thank everyone for all of the amazing comments and emails from Friday's Post. I was seriously feeling the LOVE!! All weekend we walked around in a bit of a daze from all of your love and well wishes, I read every comment and email at least three times (some might say that's a bit narcissistic but it felt AMAZING!) THANK YOU!

I wanted to share my FAVORITE "Green" book with you! This is hands down MY FAVORITE!! It's so informative . . . and so inspiring. I have been running around the house making green changes for weeks now and I can't stop (Posts to Come).
I picked up The Healthy Home by Dr. Myron Wentz and Dave Wentz from the library (honestly the cover wasn't super inspiring, so really the only reason I took it home was because it was free), but I am so glad I did!
 For two weeks I completely neglected the other 5 library books I brought home and read nothing but The Healthy Home! Front to back . . . back to front and again!  I love this book so much . . . I BOUGHT IT! I had already read it for free from the library, but it was so full of amazing tips and tricks and facts that I thought it would be the PERFECT reference book to keep in the library! It lives on top of the bookcases, within easy reach!!
This has Never happened before. If I check a book out of the library I usually read it, write down the information I want from it and return it. But Two weeks with this book was not enough  . . . It's like when you meet the man of your dreams and you just want to be around him all the time. You don't want other, gasp, women checking him out and taking him home! That's how I feel about The Healthy Home . . . we're soul mates! :)

My criteria of a great Non-fiction book is one that inspires you to do something better . . .whether it's cook . . . clean . . . garden or create a healthier home, I want inspiration, with great information about why and how to do it! This Book Delivered !

I Also want you to know that I was in NO way, paid or perk'd for this review. I bought the book with my very own, hard earned blogging dollars ;) hehe. I just really believe that every home could benefit from having this book in their reference library!


  1. What was so great about it??

    1. What I loved about it, was that it inspired me to tackle some green projects around the home. It shared why things like blackout drapes are important and why houseplants are so beneficial. It also shared things like why tight socks are bad for your health and why regular bed times make huge differences in our lives!

      I hope you'll check it out of the library and give it a try!
      Lots of Love

  2. I saw that book when I was at the bookstore a few weeks ago, but like you said...cover didn't really look that inviting. Can't wait to hear what you got out of it. I usually love your picks and agree.

  3. I have the same criteria for declaring a non-fiction book to be awesome: definitely MUST teach me something and inspire me to be a better person. Also, I HAD to laugh about the "not wanting another woman to check out" your sole mate! I have felt that way about books before too and thought I was the only one! Glad to know I'm not alone.

  4. I am new to your blog and love it! Your home is beautiful! I love the photos over your fireplace! Where did you get the frames? Are they all matching? I haven't see a close up shot of them- are they family photos?

  5. wow thats lofty endorsement for sure...I am very excited to see what you have to say about it! I can always use some help!
    Any chance you are coming to Scout Handmade & Vintage Market this weekend...??If you do please come over & say hi!
    Looking forward to your next blog about being Green @ home! THANKS!

  6. Thanks for spreading the word. My current favourite green book would be Healthy Homemaking by Stephanie Langford. Now I look forward to checking this one out at the library and perhaps even buying it myself. I am really excited to read your posts about what you learned!

  7. Thanks Ashli, I just put this in my Amazon cart! Gotta be green though and wait till I hit the $25 free shipping quota. :) Looking forward to your green posts!

  8. Ooooooh I must check those out!!! Good for you for all of that reading in such a short time. Must be good. Oh and BTW, you deserve all of those wonderful comments.

  9. Thanks for the review. I went to the library and picked it up. Reading right now and love it.

  10. I got this based off your review, and I have already learned a lot! I went out today and bought several of the recommended house plants. I like that there are some simple things we can do to improve our homes!



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