The Happy Homebody: A Field Guide to the Great Indoors (Hardcover)

The Happy Homebody: A Field Guide to the Great Indoors By Elizabeth Gray, Blue Star Press (Producer) Cover Image
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Created for introverts, this activity book is filled with thoughtful reflections, funny musings, and creative prompts.

The Happy Homebody includes:
• Inspirational quotes and musings for introverts
• Creative journaling prompts for self-reflection
• Playful indoor activities including doodling, coloring, word search, and recipes
• Self-care tips for quiet types
• and more!

In a world that favors noise over naps, this book will remind you that being a homebody is cool—and actually good for you. It is your permission slip to put your phone on “do not disturb” and a field guide to celebrating the simple pleasures of hanging out at home. Discard your shoes, slip into something comfy, and carve out a few uninterrupted hours to do whatever you want...or nothing at all.

Bonus items for extra indoor fun:
• Rainbow suncatcher
• Wooden drink coaster
• A full page of nail art stickers 
• ... all designed by author and bestselling artist Elizabeth Gray, better known online as @thegraytergood!

About the Author

Elizabeth Gray (@thegraytergood) is recognized for her black and white work and modern sense of style. In 2017, she took a leap of faith and left her culinary day job to be a freelance letterer, despite being self-taught and having bo background in professional design. Since then, she has managed to build a successful Etsy shop, grow a huge social media following, land multiple interviews in print and online, partner with companies to illustrate product packaging, and worked with brands such as Dyson, Sharpie, USA Network, Archer + Olive, and TikTok.

Praise For…

In addition to embracing the homebody lifestyle, the book acts as a manifesto of mindfulness. It issues calls to rest and relish quiet moments spent with a good book, or in the adult equivalent of a blanket fort. It’s as much about connection to one’s self, reflection on priorities, and engaging in activities that bring one joy as it is about the location where those things happen. Its cozy hodgepodge of advice, encouragement, and reflection space complement its overall tone.
--Sarah White, Foreword Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781950968381
ISBN-10: 1950968383
Publisher: Blue Star Press
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2022
Pages: 208
Language: English



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