Thursday, August 25, 2022

Everyday MAGIC by Mattie James

About the Book:

Find the motivation you need to feel good about your life with the help of this inspiring guidebook.

Today we are all stretching ourselves more than ever to live up to life’s seemingly endless demands, so why do we still feel we are less than enough? Mattie James— mother, influencer, and CEO—believes that living a beautiful life amidst the chaos and pressures is possible. All it takes is a little everyday MAGIC.
In this book, Mattie shows you how, helping you to evaluate the tasks and decisions you face in your daily life to make sure everything in your life is MAGIC: 
  • Meaningful
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Goal-oriented
  • Intentional
  • Consistent
This honest and practical guide offers tools, insights, and encouragement to help you center yourself within the minutiae of everyday life and evaluate tasks to become intentional about everything you do. Mattie shows readers how to be more efficient by making big decisions in the morning, batching household chores for maximum effectiveness, and deciding which tasks to tackle yourself and which to hire out. She also shows you how to provide healthy meals for your family with minimum hassle, eliminate clutter and stress in your home to make space for the heart, and ultimately make your life, career, home, and family a reflection of what makes you whole. 

The work required to change your life has been inside you all along. It’s not deep, just deliberate. This book begins your journey to connect with yourself so that you can prioritize your own reasons for everything you do.

My Review:

James is an influencer. She influences people to buy her products or those from companies with which she partners. This is a new profession to me, a septuagenarian who grew up with radio and televisions advertisements.

I appreciate that James desires to help women thrive in their everyday lives, living well. There is lots of practical advice in this book. James writes about skin care, clothing, possessions, meal planning, family time, health, and much more. At times I felt there was too much information such as her detailed description of how she empties her dishwasher. I found it interesting that she did not hesitate to recommend outsourcing daily tasks, such as laundry.

The strength of this book for me was the section on creating a personal mission statement. I appreciated the many questions she asked to stimulate thought about thinking through the MAGIC principles in the various areas of life.

This is a good book for career and family age readers who want lots of practical suggestions for living each day well. You'll learn how to arrange your closets, create meaningful events for your family members, and much more.

You can watch a video here.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

About the Author:

Mattie James is a full-time content creator, lifestyle influencer and owner of She creates lifestyle content for her blog, podcast and YouTube channel while working with brands like Samsung, T.J. MAXX and J. Crew. After being crowned Miss Liberia USA in 2009, Mattie started her blog as a hobby and grew it into the seven-figure business it is today. She’s taught thousands of content creators and influencers how to grow their following, pitch brands and create content for profit with her online courses and masterclasses. She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and three beautiful children. You can find out more at

Worthy Publishing, 256 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.) 

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