When I borrowed this book, I didn't realize that it was titled after the blog A Beautiful Mess
. Only when I took another look at the cover when I was already home did that sink in. While I'm not a regular reader of that blog, I did recognize the style of bright colours and photos that popped. In that aspect, I enjoyed leafing through the book. Sadly, the textual content didn't do much to elevate it to an indispensable reference book. Great for small doses of inspiration but that's about it.