Both of us are avid book readers, in fact, we have bookshelves in every room of our house save for the bathrooms! This page is a work in progress of books we think are awesome, wonderful, inspiring, thought-provoking and helpful.


Possibly more a favourite reading genre of S.’s, these gardening books have proved invaluable in making the most of the garden space we have.

The Small Edible Garden by Diana Anthony

The Good Life by Francesca Price

Organic Vegetable Gardening by Xanthe White


Something important to us both, these books are ones we often come back to every now and then – our touchstones in a way.

Celebrating the Southern Seasons by Juliet Batten

A Cup of Sunlight by Juliet Batten

Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd

Zen Druidry by Joanna van der Hoeven

Zen for Druids by Joanna van der Hoeven


We strive to be as sustainble as possible, and these books have helped us so much, not only with practical tips but also to understand and question our own philosophy about living sustainably.

Down to Earth by Rhonda Hetzel

Made from Scratch by Jenna Woginrich

A Home Companion by Wendyl Nissen

Mother’s Little Helper by Wendyl Nissen

Minimalism/Simple Living

Enough by Patrick Rhone

Creative Life

An area that is becoming increasingly important to us. Both of us love to make things and these books have provided much inspiration in that.

The Creative Family by Amanda Blake Soule

Handmade Home by Amanda Blake Soule

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp


The fact that we are lesbians is not something we tend to discuss much on the blog, mostly because we don’t feel it’s particularly salient to how we live our daily lives. Sometimes it’s really nice to have books that validate and support our choices and these are a few we refer to often.

The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians by Rachel Pepper

When our Children Come Out by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli


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