My book, A Coat of Yellow Paint!

My book! I wrote a book! And it’s available for preorder TODAY! A Coat of Yellow Paint: Moving Through the Noise to Love the Life You Live is something I have poured my heart into over the past few years, and I can hardly believe I finally get to share it with the world when it publishes April 6.

A Coat of Yellow Paint is a collection of intimate essays I’ve never shared before, about life experiences and lessons I’ve learned as I’ve moved through the noise of my own life—whether from family, friends, social media, or even my own headspace—and gained confidence and love for myself in the process.

So many of you have been with me since I started blogging in 2007—from graduating college and those newlywed years to becoming a mom for the first time and then five times over . . . as I dyed my hair all the colors and painted my piano yellow . . . as I’ve tried my best to navigate the ups and downs that come with being an imperfect human being. You’ve been with me as I’ve grown up, and it’s been my honor to share bits and pieces of my heart with you and build a beautiful community together in this online space.

In recent years, I’ve felt a strong pull to share my story with those who are learning to drown out the noise of others’ opinions and expectations. My hope is that A Coat of Yellow Paint will help readers find simple joys in the everyday and love the life they live, and empower them to shape a life that’s as unique and special as they are.

I’m so thrilled for the opportunity to share my heart in this way. You can read more about the book RIGHT HERE and preorder your copy now (sharing several book vendors at the bottom of this page.)

  1. Elaine

    This is so great! I am excited to read it and so proud of you for writing… I admire you for expressing your deep and personal feelings, not just on your social media but now in a book that I will certainly look forward to reading. Congratulations! You are amazing with five little ones and a move to a totally different locale and now a real live book!

  2. Emily Weaver

    Congratulations!! So very excited to read

  3. McKinlay Otterson

    YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!! I’ve been anxiously awaiting this and I am SO excited. I am ordering it RIGHT now. Thank you beautiful Naomi for living a beautifully yellow life 💛

    • naomi

      ah! thank you! means the world. appreciate you being here and your support. I hope it resonates with you in some way. thank you again!

  4. S M

    so proud of you.

    • naomi

      thank you, Shannon. :)

  5. Kelsey

    Congratulations! I cannot truly recall when I first started following you but it was here on the blog. Eleanor was a part of the story already and I feel you may have been pregnant with Samson. I have loved being able to follow your story and find you to be inspiring, especially looking ahead to the special day I become a mom! So so so excited to order!

  6. Manda

    This is so exciting!! I’ve been following you for 5 or 6 years and you have been my absolute favorite!! I went to NYC for the first time almost 3 years ago and I talked about hoping to run in to you so much my hubby was even looking for you! Lol You have such a beautiful family and outlook on life! I’m excited to get my hands on your book!!

  7. Teresa

    Your blog was the very first I ever started following. Eleanor was the same age as my granddaughter at that time. I remember her tiny red saltwater sandals and all of your moves and growing family. It has been a pleasure to watch. 😊

  8. Kristina

    Congratulations!! I cant wait to read the book :) I tried to pre-order, but it was already unavailable at Amazon. Which is amazing news, haha. I will try to order again in a few days. You are such an inspiration to me, and you have been for many, many years. Before I became a mum, I watched you and Josh grow your family and it was amazing to see the joy and love you shared! It made me want a family of my own. And now I have one! :)

    • naomi

      Thank you, Kristina! I appreciate those kind words so much. :)

  9. Lisa Owens

    Is it weird to say that I’m so proud of you?! Haha. I am another reader who has followed your blog since before Eleanor came along, and it is so exciting to see where it’s taken you! I’m all preordered and can’t wait to read it!

    • naomi

      thank you so much, Lisa!

  10. Congratulations on your book Naomi. Looking forward to reading it :)

    xo Stephanie

  11. MJA

    How exciting! Cheers! It would be great if you added some Black-owned booksellers to your carousel.

  12. Maya

    It seems a really enjoyable trip to yellow life and really enjoy it while I read your post.

  13. Beth

    I have been reading your blog since you started it, and something about this post, and other posts related to this book, have a very different style and voice (I’m an English teacher, so I notice these things). The first few times it really stopped me and made me scroll up to see if it was a guest post. Are you working with a ghost writer, or a co-writer? No shame if so, but it’s been something I’ve wondered over the last year as you have been teasing some posts and sharing writing.

    • naomi

      hi Beth!

      My blog posts, and also my book, are all written by me. No ghost write or co-author! I really enjoyed challenging myself in this way as I have worked to push myself in my writing and approached the book essays differently than I might have approached blog posts in the past. Sometimes I share something quickly as if it’s a note passed in class (without really going back and rereading) and sometimes I share something as if it’s something I might have to present to the entire class (that I’ve had time to really craft and work and shape). I have so much more to learn, but so far, I’ve been grateful the chance to stretch myself in this way and hope to continue to do so in the future!


  14. Celyn

    Oh wow! congratulations on your book! This is so exciting!

    Life is a Shoe

  15. Liz

    What nail polish brand/color are you wearing? 😍😍😍

  16. Melanie

    April 6th is my 30th birthday! I can’t wait to get mine. Congrats to you! What a wonderful accomplishment. I bet your family is beyond proud.

  17. Kelly

    I can not wait to read it – I have been following you for years and I know it is going to be great!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  18. This is SO exciting!!!! Thank you for sharing your life so authentically. This is going to be a great read.

  19. Tracy

    Congrats Naomi!!! 😍 incredible news🥰

    HAVE TO ASK: where is your GORG blue ruffle top from featured in your book promo video?! xx