22 November 2010

hostess gift ideas



a short guide to a happy life by anna quindlen

i picked this book up at a used bookstore last week. yes, i am obsessed with pre-loved books these days. i tossed it in my purse for a future moment when i could sit and read it. you know those times when you wonder why you don't have a book, a notepad, or a pen in your purse?! this happens to me constantly. i always say to myself, you are not the type of person to not have a pen handy.

anyway, as it happened, i found myself waiting in the hair salon and read the entire book cover to cover (it's a short one) before i even sat in the heavenly hair chair. if i'd had a pen with me at the moment, i likely would have underlined the entire text. i highly recommend it.

it is a perfect book to read and re-read and keep on your shelf for moments that you need a little pick me up. it is the perfect book to lend a friend, ship across the seas, or give to a next door neighbor. it would be a lovely thing to take along to a thanksgiving feast.

more holiday hostess gift ideas right here.
other little luxuries i love can be found here and here.

tune in tomorrow for a fabulous holiday how-to and previously mentioned super exciting news.

11 comments:

mandiegirl said...

sounds great! I'll be looking for it(at goodwill!!)! :)

Diane said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I always love giving a book, but not everyone is a reader like I am. This would fit the bill for anyone.

christine said...

I will add it to my goodreads list.

holtkamp said...

great idea! i love your other list of hostess gift ideas as well!

Emily said...

Thanks for the hostess gift ideas link Marta...I think I had saved it before but it's a nice reminder. I need to start a list of little ways to say thanks and this is a great jump start.

Marne said...

love the idea. thanks for sharing.

Tiffany said...

One of my favorite books of all time. It's sitting on the coffee table in front of me. Perfect gift!

bradget said...

My dad gave me this book when I graduated from high school. I still read it from time to time when I'm feeling the need to reaffirm the idealism I felt at 18. So it's a great gift for other occasions too!

AndersenFamily said...

Hey Mart! I loved catching up on your blog today. I think your little boy is darling, he looks so much like you. You are a wonderful mother and I am sure he is happy to have you. Sending warm wishes your way :)

Cassie said...

Thank you for the recommendation and the perfect gift too by the sounds of things.
xx

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

This too is one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors. Glad you enjoyed it.

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