Top Five Tuesday – Super Fun Books

Fictitious Dishes
by Dinah Fried

Fried creates and photographs meals fashioned from the novels of her selection (classics of course). Quite clever and innovative! We listened to her speak at the Providence Public Library and she was great!

Advanced Style
by Ari Seth Cohen

This concept started as a blog and blossomed into two books. It is jam packed with fabulous ladies in fabulous fashion. Nothing run-of-the-mill here!

F in Exams
by  Richard Benson

Hilarious!!! This tiny book is full of real-life test answers that are so ridiculous you will laugh your butt off (well maybe if you’re a teacher you won’t) but I find it funny!!!


Dog Years: Faithful Friends, Then and Now
by Amanda Jones

Before and after photographs of dogs. Just precious. If I need to explain why this is great you are clearly not a dog person and I don’t have time for you!

And finally one of my MOST FAVORITE BOOKS OF ALL TIME:

Dear Photograph
by Taylor Jones

Once again we have before and after photos, but presented in a unique way. Take a photograph from the past, line it up at the exact location today and see the difference. Oh memories!!


Shop Local. Seriously.



Today I want to thank a local business for treating us like royalty.
This morning on our walk, my dog was spooked by some motorcycles and went after one of them. When I tried to pull her back, her harness came completely off and I almost lost her.
I posted on FB for dog harness recommendations and I immediately heard from the owner of Style Unleashed. I was able to bring my dog down, in the last minute possible, on a Sunday, during a special event, no less, to get a new harness. The owner, Karen, unboxed a sealed product, got on her hands & knees to fit the harness securely on Pearl (while Pearl slobbered all over her face) and then taught us how to use it.
You will never find such great service at big box stores. One of my biggest fears in life is a world devoid of small business who can give such time and attention.
I am incredibly thankful for small, local places like this. If you have a dog, I highly recommend Style Unleashed for grooming or products. Pearl recommends the football shaped cookies!