The photography is even better than the last two, and I could definitely see the mix of seasons within the pages, but I have to admit, this is probably my least favorite of the three, mostly because of my expectations. I don't know that I would categorize this book as a craft book, or a cook-book...perhaps lifestyle?
The writing from Blake Soule is well done, as is found daily on her blog. It was just an extra glimpse into their daily life between the family of seven. There are times when her husband, Stephen Soule, writes on her blog, and this is certainly a shared effort. There is one essay per month per spouse, and then usually the DIY/craft aspect is written by the Mrs. I really, really want to love this book, and I think I do, as I'll keep this in my craft book-shelf and skim through for the WHO bread recipe a time or two, but I to be perfectly honest, I'd give this book a 3 out of 5 stars. Stephen Soule's writing is just a bit too...mystical and flowery for me. If you want the best of the bunch (from a crafter's opinion) start with the middle book, Handmade Home, and journey back to The Creative Family for excellent projects and directions.