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Party This Saturday, 2/13

10 Feb

Hey, Seattle friends. Up for a little adventure?

Bring your imaginations this Saturday, 2/13, 12-2pm, to Ballard Homestead, 6541 Jones Ave NW, for a free community party to officially launch The Denim Jungle!

We’ll have lots of fun book-themed crafts, giveaways, and an author story time at 1pm, followed by a short talk about the making of the book. I’ll even let you in on a few secrets behind the hidden treasurers inside it…

This party (like the book) has been a labor of love, and I can’t wait to share it with you!

Flyer Denim Jungle Party

 

Make Someone Happy

26 Dec

My Favorite ThingsSure, gifts are nice and all, but how do you really make someone happy?

The GNH formula is a great place to start. That’s “gross national happiness,” as developed by Bhutan King Jigme Singye Wangchuck back in the ’70s.

It’s rather fascinating (see the video below, if you want to know more), but the gist is that:

More money does not equal more happiness. Social, environmental, and economic wellbeing do.

So, how do you do you go about this realistically in your everyday life? Bhutan Prime Minister Jigme Thin explains it like this: Continue reading

Modern Family

4 Feb

What is a modern family?

No, not that Modern Family. [Photo courtesy of Loren Javier, Flickr Creative Commons.]

No, not that Modern Family. [Photo courtesy of Loren Javier, Flickr Creative Commons.]

But there’s been another type of family growing in ranks on TV and in real life.

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