Merry and Bright: The Winter Wishlist Edit

The Holiday Season is in full swing! It’s time break out the cozy sweaters and enjoy that cool weather while we have it. I love reading outside this time of year, making hot chocolate with my daughter and decorating for the holidays. It’s also fun to get dressed up for a party or two. It’s hard to believe the year is almost over. Before we know it, 2017 will have snuck up on us.

Keep reading to view my favourite winter items and see what is on my wish list!

 

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Weekly Fave: Kitten Keep Designs

With the holidays right around the corner and everyone searching for that something different, I knew it was time to feature Kitten Keep Designs! Kitten Keep Designs was started by my dear friend Alaina. She creates vinyl decals, canvas art, and coffee mugs, inspired by fandom’s from books, gaming, TV/movies, and more. Plus, cats! She is absolutely our go-to gal for custom pieces! Check out my top favourite items from her Etsy shop below the cut….

 

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November Wrap Up

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Not as many books covered this month as I had hoped but still so many amazing reads! Anyone else catch the Gilmore Girls Revival? I must admit with so many amazing movies (Fantastic Beasts!) and T.V. releases this month I didn’t read nearly as much as I hoped to.

Check out this months book wrap up below…

 

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Weekly Fave: Queenie’s Cards

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Founded by Queenie Best, queenie’s cards is a stationery and gifts company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This is definitely is one of my go-to enamel pin shops. She has the cutest designs and amazing customer service!

Her designs absolutely make you smile and say “awww!”.  They are inspired by everyday life, puns and inside jokes. 

Keep reading to see some of my favourite items from Queenie’s shop!

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Weekly Fave: Jordandené

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This week we continue with our theme of great nerdy gifts! Anyone who frequents #bookstagram as much as I do, has seen Jordandené and their fun tees. I love that they are a small company based out of Brooklyn, NY. 

 

Keep reading below to find out more about this great company and see my favourite pieces…

 

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A/W Trend Alert: The Bomber Jacket Edit

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The Bomber Jacket trend is certainly here to stay this year. A closet staple of celebrities and well known t.v. shows, this style has been seen everywhere across media. The Bomber Jacket, also known as a flight jacket, was originally created for use by pilots. After first being worn in World War I, the bomber jacket has grown in popularity throughout the world. This year it takes on a new look with bright colors, new textures and fresh silhouettes. Whether oversized or embroidered, it’s all about the details! 

 

Keep reading to view some of my favourite styles available this season.

 

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Weekly Fave: Hollyvander’s

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It’s that time of year again, Halloween has come and gone and the holiday season is right around the corner. Today’s weekly fave features my dearest friend and her amazing shop. Hollyvander’s is perfect for all your witch and wizard needs. From art prints, to ornaments and of course, very Potter bookmarks, it’s all here to help fill stockings or add that final touch to a personalized gift. 

 

Check out some of my favourite Hollyvander’s items below the cut.

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#NotthePathtoBeautyBooks Book Photo Challenge

November is finally upon us and that means it is time for my first ever photo challenge! I have teamed up with Kiera of @beauty.books to host a book challenge for this month. 

How do you participate? It’s easy! Each day has a prompt, which you are free to interpret as you wish, take a photo that best represents your interpretation for the day and post it to instagram with the hashtag #notthepathtobeautybooks. Be sure to check out the other great photos in the tag as well! I love participating in photo challenges and I’ve met some really great friends through the tags. That is definitely my favourite part of the bookstagram community.  

Let me know if you have any questions about the challenge in the comments below. Happy Bookstagramming!

 

 

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October Book Wrap Up

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Happy Halloween!! October was a great month for reading and a horrible month for weather. Hurricane Matthew sought to disrupt life here but Floridians are no strangers to the bizarre and downright terrifying thing that is a hurricane. Though it missed Central Florida, where I live, our coastline is rebuilding and the states north of us are still cleaning up the mess. I did manage to read quite a bit while waiting out the storm (yay!) and in between work appointments. Hopefully Florida is in the clear until next hurricane season. Until then….

Keep reading below for my  October book wrap up!

 

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The Halloween Edit: 3 Costumes Already in Your Closet

Hello there Narnians! Anyone out there still slacking on a Halloween costume? Or stressing over a last minute plans? We have definitely all been there. As a blogger, stylist and single mom my plans to put together something elaborate for myself tend to fall to the wayside when life gets hectic. I thought it would be fun and helpful to share a few bookish inspired costumes you probably already have in your closet. These 3 costumes will have your friends wishing they had taken a peek through their own closets.

 

Keep reading to see  Halloween costumes that you can easily throw together this year…

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