At Home With Madame Chic. Finished 2-9-20, home/style, 4/5 stars. 281 pages, pub. 2014
At Home with Madame Chic reveals the secrets to having a happy, fulfilling, and passionate life at home. Jennifer explains the morning send-off need not be chaotic, it’s possible to look stylish with minimal time and effort, a little forethought makes it possible to serve a home-cooked dinner every night, and details like music and scented candles can set the tone for the whole family’s evening. Organized by the pleasures that can be found throughout the day, this charming, helpful book is full of ideas, playlists, recipes, beauty routines, and advice that can turn an irritating day into an enjoyable experience. from Goodreads
This was a perfect timing kind of read for me. This is not the type of book that I would normally pick up, but my 30 day challenge for next month involves my wardrobe and I was browsing the library shelves in that area I picked this up. I’m so glad that I did. Our home is still causing me quite a bit of stress and the emphasis on putting some love and attention into your daily life, your home included, helped me view the chaos around me with a little more clarity.
As a mom with two young children she spoke a language I understand about the importance of making a childhood for your kids that they will look back on and want to emulate. The ‘chic’ you see in some woman starts from an inner peace, an air of mystery, and there are things we ‘un-chic’ gals can do to feel some of that ourselves. At least that’s what she tells me 🙂 There’s a lot more in here about your daily life and ways to make special memories every day, including recipes, games, wardrobe lists, and playlists.
The author has written several Madame Chic books and I do plan on looking for the others. The library book I checked out? I returned it and bought my own copy. It’s such a pretty little book and something that will remind me to slow down and put a little more love and intention in to my day.