Book Shelf

These are books that I have enjoyed and keep in my own library.

For slowing down and remembering what matters

  • The Not So Big Life: Making Room for What Really Matters, by Sarah Susanka
  • The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World, by Chris Guillebeau
  • Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff, by Fred Pearce
  • Less is More: Embracing Simplicity for a Healthy Plant, a Caring Economy and Lasting Happiness, by Cecile Andrews and Wanda Urbanska


  • 15 Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids, by Rebecca P. Cohen
  • Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kids, by Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross


  • Canning For A New Generation: Bold, Fresh Flavors for the Modern Pantry, by Lianna Krissoff
  • Moosewood Restaurant New Classics, by Moosewood Collective
  • Earth to Table: Seasonal Recipes from an Organic Farm, by Jeff Crump
  • The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, And Sweet Accompaniments, by David Lebovitz

Creativity – drawn, sewn, imagined

  • Weekend Handmade: More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Crafting, by Kelly Wilkinson
  • Water, Paper, Paint: Exploring Creativity with Watercolor and Mixed Media, by Heather Smith Jones
  • Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun, by Carla Sonheim
  • Sew-What! Bags: 18 Pattern-Free Projects You Can Customize to Fit Your Needs, by Lexie Barnes
  • Weekend Sewing: More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Stitching, by Heather Ross and John Gruen
  • Made To Play: Handmade Toys and Crafts for Growing Imaginations, by Joel Henriques


What books do you recommend? I’d love to hear!


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