Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Way

Normally we hold hands.


But today, he couldn't wait for me.

Apparently, completing the Summer Reading Program at the Library
is a big deal.


There's still time!
find your category by clicking here.




Carry on, Little Fish. Lead the way to our second home.

xoxo Michele

Friday, July 29, 2011

What Do You See?


Books? Music? Uber-ginormous number ones?

I see my oldest boy.

The collection above is alive and well
and living in the heart, mind and soul of my son. 

He turns one one today (can't utter it yet, bear with me).


Great books have a way of molding you,
shaping you;
making you more than what you would be
without them.

He is a runner, space junkie, budding entomologist.
President of the NY Yankees, Jeff Gordon
and Boise State Football fan clubs (not really, but he should be).
He's down with history, geography and ocean life.
He is a math fair inventor, cartoonist and talented thespian.
Odyssey of the Mind, Boy Scouts and cooking are his hobbies.
He adores his grandparents and is at his happiest
 when surrounded by family and food.
His sense of humor is infectious.
Fiercely competitive in sports. 
Non-stop talker that lives to debate.
He would dwell beside the Salmon River near the 
Sawtooth Mountain Range in Idaho if we let him.
He loves Jesus, family, friends and neighbors with all his heart.
(for the record: I did not say all the time)
He is a prolific reader. Currently obsessed with Tintin.

Each one of these books came from the library.
Hank the Cowdog was his favorite series this year.
  Our local children's librarian, Beverly, recommended it.
We love you, Bev. 


I also have a stealth librarian that assists 
from my home computer. You can use it, too.
How adorably sweet am I?
Hello, swoonie NoveList.
With the help of this cool tool 
 plug in the info that interests you and, 
like magic, great reads appear before you.


This service costs big bucks without a library card. 
If you don't have a library card (and live in
the Charlotte, NC, area) click here.





What books do you see in your children?


In honor of Nick's birthday, please share and have
a chance to win a new copy of 
Hank the Cowdog ~ The Original Adventures #1.
Leave a comment by Sunday, 7/31 at 5 pm and I'll 
have Random.org choose two winners.
Which would make two number ones
that look a lot like the number
 I refuse to say today.


xoxo Michele    

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Beautifully Balanced Collections From The Library

Style - Without Spending - Sweet!


 These collections are designed to
make you feel like you have just borrowed
a ravishing new outfit - complete with
all the accessories. 


Just click on the highlighted link directly below the
collection to learn more about the selections.
I have also linked the library website,
because I am super sweet like that. 


Inspired by Grace Bonney.



The Emerald City


Outstanding Oz




Apple Picking Faves



Dr. Seuss


Read Aloud Faves





Inspired by Nick's Football Passion


Rainy Day Faves


Spain and the Little Fish


Calvin and Hobbes


Bill Bryson


The Dahl House 


All Your Life


Romare Bearden


Inspired By Natalie from Alaska


Agatha Christie 


The Screen Door of Summer


Nancy Drew


Viva La Vida


Yes, you are allowed to check out entire collections.
For three beautiful weeks. Longer if you renew them.
Except for the movies. They are due back in two days,
but they also can be renewed.


Back to School 


The library offers beauty without a budget.


All Your Life


You can share that beauty and knowledge with your children.


Inspired by Atwood


Only the library can offer this selection without spending.

Bring them home, 
enjoy them for three weeks (except the movies!)
(or longer if you renew them). 
Then take them back and get
another one. Or two. Or twenty.
Don't laugh - I do that sometimes. 

My hope is that these beauties will
inspire you to drop into your local library and
pick out a collection that suits your style.


Human Nature

The library is the consummate tailor. 


Camping


And they always carry the classics
as well as the trendy.


Grand Slam


The selections are endless.


Last Request


Can't wait? Go online. Instant. Bliss. 
The only card you need is a library card.

Daily Bread


Find out who inspired J. K. Rowling.

Muggle Struggles


Or let Jane Austen inspire you.
And your garden.

The collections may be borrowed, but the
knowledge is yours forever.

Pick out a collection for your husband.

One for your teen.
Graphic Greatness


And several for your children.


For when your fabulous is sleeping with the fishes. 

My husband prefers blondes. Funny, so do I.



Why should teens have all the laughs? Bring this home today.



 Don't forget the baby!



For when you are inspired to travel.
Without leaving the comforts of home. 



Or when you are inspired by others. Like Molly.



Historic Courage.


Beach Beauty.

And your pocketbook doesn't take a hit.

Stylish shopping without spending.
I feel (not to mention look) fashionably smarter already.
 How about you? 


I would love to hear about your collections ~ please share!

xoxo Michele