We are all about FOLLOWING YOUR DREAMS here at Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store so when I saw that Bob and Melinda Blanchard (who wrote a very inspiring book several years ago, A Trip to the Beach) had launched a new company to spread their message I was hooked! We got in their two recent books in the shop as well as some bright orange pins with their company’s name and mission on them- LIVE WHAT YOU LOVE.
The two books, Live What You Love- notes from an unusual life and Changing Your Course- The 5-step guide to Getting the Life You Want are particularly timely now more than ever as people are struggling to keep jobs they don’t like to begin with, or need to re-invent themselves for a new career.
They speak from experience- together they started nine businesses, including a wonderful restaurant in Anguilla, Blanchards Restaurant. They are an inspiring couple who followed their dreams and now help others do the same. The American Library Association writes about these new books, “In order to share [their] recipe for personal and professional fulfillment and success, the Blanchards open up their hearts and relay their unique experiences in a series of intimate stories…brimming with humorous anecdotes, pithy reflections, and wise counsel.”
These interesting books are $14.95 and pins are 2 sizes and are $1.00 and $1.50. I f you buy a book and mention you read about it on the blog I will give you a free pin to help spread the message- LIVE WHAT YOU LOVE!
p.s. a very special THANK YOU to Diana Tsui and New York Magazine who gave us a wonderful shout- out on WNBC in their Fall Preview Round up over the weekend (think it was re-run this morning too) showing off our Bunny Market tote and saying we are an amazing store in Brooklyn, fun shop with great price points! Wahoo!!