Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Jewel Box® Home Book: Smaller House, Happier Life!

If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are.  
- Charles-Louis de Secondat, 17th/18th Century Philosopher

Hi All!  Earlier today I launched The Jewel Box® Home Book: Smaller House, Happier Life on Kickstarter.  What does that mean?  I am using Kickstarter, a funding site, to raise money to publish the Jewel Box® Home coffee table storybook about my story from big house envy to falling in love with my smaller home.  To take a look at the project click  HEREThis link will also let you make a pledge to fund the project.  Typically people pledge small amounts ranging from $1 to $25, but please don't feel obligated.  Your good luck wishes mean so much!

By the way, Jewel Box® is already generating a little controversy.  I hear some people on the North Shore may be offended by the phrase 'Smaller House, Happier Life'. They are very happy in their bigger houses.  I really don't want to offend anyone.  Happiness can exist in any size house, I just happen to believe, that it is easier to come by in a smaller home.  Of course size is relative.  Warren Buffett's house is a Jewel Box® compared to Bill Gates house.  Also, some of my very best friends live in large houses, but they have lovely Jewel Box® touches that make their homes warm and wonderful.

I am also hearing some grumbling from tiny house fans who think Jewel Box® is too big to be considered a small house.  The lively discussions Jewel Box® is creating about house size are terrific!  I love a good debate!

Again, the link to the Jewel Box® Home Book project is HERE.  Looking forward to making this journey with you!!!



  1. ...the journey is going to be is the beautiful book...cannot wait!...blessings laney

  2. ...the journey is going to be is the beautiful book...cannot wait!...blessings laney

  3. What a wonderful thing, and I am happy to be a small part of its coming to be.

    I think you need to know that the first 2 links in your post do not work, though. The last one does, thank goodness.

  4. Hi Stellans! Thanks for your kind words. Also, thanks for letting me know that two of the links were not working. I believe those are now corrected. Thanks again for your post! Genevieve

  5. Dear Laney! Your blessings mean so much! Most of you know I have not met Laney. If Jewel Box® is funded on Kickstarter, one of the first things I am doing is going out to visit Laney. A photo of that meeting will most definitely be in the book! Love, Genevieve