Monday, August 24, 2009

Soule Mama Book Signing

I have been following Amanda Blake Soule's blog, SouleMama, for about eight months now. It sounds a little crazy, but it is pure inspiration - from her family friendly craft projects to her re purposing of vintage materials to her pure enjoyment of her family. I love taking a peek into the lives of this creative family. It never fails to inspire my day with mine.

It wasn't long before I was hooked and purchased Amanda's first book The Creative Family. You can read my review of the book here. Four months later, we still turn to it for inspiration and ideas. So when her second book, Handmade Home, came out this month it was on my wish list. Little did I know that not only would I get a copy of the book, but I would also get to meet Amanda and get her to sign both books!

The whole family headed to Boarders in Portland, ME, but only Sarah and I were truly excited about this part of the trip. Here is Sarah with our books in her lap waiting our turn to sit and chat with the author. (The rest of the clan was exploring areas of the book store that suit their tastes.) Hannah was only curious to know it Amanda had on her red sandals.

Amanda was so real. So genuine. She was truly touch by all of those that turned out to hear her speak. And she graciously took time to chat with each and every one of us. It was a great experience for Sarah to meet an author, especially one so real and passionate.

So far Handmade Home has lived up to my expectations. Filled with essays from the author and projects for the whole family to make and enjoy. Sarah and I are having a hard time deciding which to do first. You can preview some of the projects from Handmade Home as well as tons of other inspiring ideas on the SouleMama blog.

1 comment:

  1. How exciting! I met an author once myself. Even got my book signed, too. Such fun! I'm going to have to check out her blog one of these days. Maybe when I'm up with the baby in the night! LOL



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