Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Pleasure To Read

I imagine I'm not alone when I wish for more time to read. 
These days, if I'm going to make it through a book, 
I've got to be sucked in from page one or I'm moving on. 

Having the perceptive & fun-loving friend that I do in Tracy, 
she knew exactly what book to put in my hands:  
"The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin. 
This is a funny, insightful and fast read. 
So Tracy, this quote is for you:  
"Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany....'The days are long, 
but the years are short,' she realized. 
'Time is passing and I'm not focusing on the things 
that really matter.' In that moment she decided to 
dedicate a year to her happiness project."

What a great addition to the summer reading list.

If you have young readers in your life 
(especially fashionistas), 
meet the just published "Chamelia" by Ethan Long.

My copy arrived today and I can attest to the 
charming illustrations, all of which were 
done in digital collage. For each of Chamelia's outfits, 
and she has many, Ethan Long used fabric prints 
from Alexander Henry Fabrics, Inc.
The sweet, short story sends a positive 
message about learning how to let your light shine 
without outshining everyone around you. 

I chose this book for someone special in my life. 
She's 2.5 months old, and has 
the most edible face you've ever seen.  
I want to let her know 
she should always let her light shine! 


  1. I am really enjoying The Happiness Project and feel inspired to make some of my own lists like Gretchen!

  2. Looks like a great read, I will check it out!! Clarice

  3. My, oh my! Thank you Tierney, and thank you for being a living example of seizing the moment and making every one of those moments count. You are my touchstone!