One of my favorite boxes to pull down from the attic at Christmastime as a kid was the box of Christmas books. Filled with Golden Books and more, I’d read pretty much everything in there by the end of the season. Here are a few of my old favorites!
The Night Circus is one of my hands-down, all-time favorite books and I’ve been dying to do a post centered around it. So this final gift guide of the season is for the Reveurs, the Dreamers. The guys and gals for whom a circus that only opens at night and that is powered by the … More Gift Guide for Dreamers (and Lovers of “The Night Circus”)
The Great Gatsby made quite a splash last year with Baz Luhrmann’s flashy, elaborate film version, but the mania for the book and movie doesn’t seem to be fading. Etsy is packed to the gills with art deco and Gatsby-inspired everything, including these gorgeous black and gold finds. You’re sure to find the perfect gift … More Gift Guide for Revelers (and Lovers of “The Great Gatsby”)
Christmas crackers are a longstanding holiday tradition in the United Kingdom and they seem to be becoming more and more popular in the states, thanks to savvy bloggers and Martha Stewart. They’re a fantastic addition to any party, Christmas or otherwise, that is so easy to personalize, you won’t believe it. Any color, any filling, … More Bookish Christmas “Crackers” DIY Tutorial
‘Tis the season… for gift guides! Looking for the perfect gift for the book lover in your life? For the next few weeks, the Friday Faves post will be magically transformed into a gift guide themed around a particular book, to lend you a hand with that. First up is the ultimate classic, Pride and … More Gift Guide for Romantics (and Lovers of “Pride and Prejudice”)
Today I’m continuing the series of posts on my great-grandma’s beautiful vintage jewelry! She’s here to help us ring in the beginning of the holiday season; after all, Thanksgiving is just one short week away. These are a few festive Christmas pieces I inherited from her and I can’t wait to wear them all season … More Throwback Thursday: Great-Grandma’s Vintage Holiday Jewelry
Abraham Lincoln is certainly best known for his Emancipation Proclamation, which helped to end slavery in the United States. But he also issued the Thanksgiving Proclamation, a document which forever set aside the final Thursday in November as American Thanksgiving (later changed to the fourth Thursday of the month.) The proclamation is a beautifully crafted … More Throwback Thursday: Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation
Little me as a pumpkin for Halloween, 1995! My mom set up a makeshift photo studio in our hallway with black fabric and snapped some pretty darn cute (if I do say so myself) Halloween shots. I wouldn’t be surprised if she made the pumpkin costume too!
Welcome to my epic roundup of literary character Halloween costumes! Everyone from Alice to Valjean to Tom Sawyer, these are some intriguing, original inspirations. What literary character do you plan to be this Halloween? (And please share if you tackle any of these costumes – I want to see pictures!) Alice, Alice in Wonderland (Karine … More 24 Literary Character Halloween Costume Ideas
Etsy is a haven for holiday goods and Halloween is no exception. From jewelry to costumes to elaborate masks, you’ll find whatever spooky thing you’re looking for on there. But what if you’re just looking for some quieter accessories to dress up for the season without going all out? Here are a few great Etsy … More Friday Faves: Halloween Accessories on Etsy