First up: The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking: Decorating, Dining, and the Gratifying Pleasures of Self-Sufficiency–on a Budget!

Ok so I could hardly be describe as hip. But hey, we all have our moments, so gimme a break: I’m gorgeous in a pinny, even if the sight of these frilly garments are enough to worry the wig off my window cleaner. And hell, I’m all about gratifying pleasures aren’t I?

Anyway, I am hip and so are you which is why adding this lovely little book to our Amazon wish lists is, I think, something of a must. Just read the blurb if you need further convincing…

Home-making guides have always been highly successful, but this is not your grandmother’s handbook. Modern women need a modern approach to domestic pleasures – a guide to doing housewife-y things on their own terms, because most of this stuff isn’t as hard as we’ve been led to believe. Don’t worry, she’s not asking you to host Tupperware parties or iron your underwear. But as all beginning home keepers know, a sure fire way to feel bad about ourselves is to consult Martha Stewart. So ditch that 2-inch thick handbook, dust off your pots and pans, and join Kate on this journey to incorporating creativity and self-sufficiency on the home front, minus the stress and assumptions.

And next, Romantic Prairie Style.

From the hallowed halls of Chez Fifi comes this ode to all things inspired by traditional country life, blessed by a hefty dose of the kind of pretty only Fifi O’Neill can pull together. I love her and I cannot wait to get my grubby little mitts on this book…

And there’s more. Lot’s more coming in 2011,  including gorgeous tomes full of decorative inspiration from both Holly Becker and Atlanta Bartlett. Damn the world being so filled with scrumptious, desirable books.

There’s isn’t enough room in the house…