muddy inspiration -book giveaway

Book-CoverAs a child, one of seven, we competed in creating muddy pies when we were sent outdoors to play. There is a playfulness when we go outside and allow ourselves to be slowed down by nature. Last night, I made some new friends at Curious-on-Hudson and met the author, mother, blogger, scientist and ardent nature lover at her brand new book launch and signing. Her adorable daughters were there assisting the attendees with creating seed balls to take home and disperse for a surprise of wild blooms.

Marcie was so kind to sign this book and I am sharing this book with one of you today. I was up early and read the entire book cover to cover and I loved how it has inspired me to roll up my sleeves and get lost in nature. After I write this post, I shall be heading out the door with my dog for a walk along one of my most favorite paths and listen to the sounds all around me of Spring. Happy Saturday, get outside and play. Connect with nature and be inspired to create something to plant a seed or start a project. Leave a comment and I will be back Monday to announce the winner. When was the last time you were inspired to slow down and connect with Mother nature?


  • karen ruzicka
    Posted April 5, 2014 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    What a beautiful book about nature! Would look beautiful on my coffee table this Spring and Summer.

    • pvedesign
      Posted April 5, 2014 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

      It is a lovely book, thanks for popping in and taking time to leave a comment.
      It’s so chilly today. We are all eagerly anxious for Spring and Summer.

  • Patty J
    Posted April 6, 2014 at 1:54 am | Permalink

    A perfect book to enjoy while watching my birds build their nests from my front porch.

    • pvedesign
      Posted April 6, 2014 at 8:36 am | Permalink

      Nature is so inspiring. Bird watching from your front porch and seeing nesting occur sounds like a great way to slow down and find the quiet.
      Thanks for popping in.

  • Gail, in northern California
    Posted April 7, 2014 at 2:42 am | Permalink

    I would love to have a copy of that beautiful little book.

    I have a little brown bird that keeps pecking on the glass of one of the windows in the garage. I feel like telling him, “Sweetheart, that isn’t a girlfriend–it’s you!” I finally pinned a sheet of newspaper over the top portion, hoping the fluttering paper will dissuade him, before he hurts himself!

    • pvedesign
      Posted April 7, 2014 at 3:52 am | Permalink

      Thank-you for sharing your sweet little story. I hope your birdie does not hurt himself.
      So sweet. Just last week a turtledove was perched on my windowsill and it startled me – she seemed to be looking for her partner.
      Birds are joy.

  • Allison Patterson
    Posted April 7, 2014 at 3:53 am | Permalink

    Can’t wait to read Marcie’s book. It is so soul satisfying to connect with nature, get muddy, and get crafty.

    • pvedesign
      Posted April 7, 2014 at 3:55 am | Permalink

      I read it in one sitting even though it is very much designed to be a work book ~ I already caught myself listening to birds and slowing down, picking up sticks, walking barefoot in the grass which is pretty muddy now.
      Thanks for popping in.

  • Brodie
    Posted April 13, 2014 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    I try to get outside at night whenever possible. Usually to stargaze at the infinite wonders of the universe. But there are infinite wonders in our OWN world too and I’m so excited to read this book as a source of inspiration in connecting with nature! I do feel a connection during my night time backyard wandering, though. Without all the traffic and human noise-making of the day, every other sound is amplified. Crickets chirping, the rustle of leaves… even the air smells fresher to me. In that stillness, I find I appreciate everything around me more. The cool breeze, the feel of the grass under my feet, the silhouette of the trees against a moonlit sky…. it’s breathtaking.

    I would absolutely love to be entered in to win a copy of this book, but as I live in Australia, I completely understand if the giveaway is not open internationally. Thank for the opportunity either way!

    • pvedesign
      Posted April 13, 2014 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

      I love stargazing and admiring all the wonders of our world.
      Nature is so inspiring. The book was sent to the winner in California.

  • pvedesign
    Posted April 7, 2014 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Thank-you Marcie~ all the best with your book. So enjoyed seeing you yesterday~

  • Posted April 8, 2014 at 3:11 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much for posting this, Patricia! So very sweet of you. Great to see you–and looking forward to running into you again soon!

  • pvedesign
    Posted April 8, 2014 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    Thank-you! Wishing you all the best with your book and inspiring each of us to adventure outdoors and embrace our inner earth goddess~

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