Valentine’s Day for Book Lovers

We’ve never been the couple to celebrate Valentines Day, but for some reason, I love making these ‘wish lists’. So, if you’re looking for gift ideas for the book-lover in your life here are a few that have made it to the top of my ‘wish list’!

These enamel pins by Book Riot! There are some wonderful Edgar Allan Poe ones, but I found this set particularly endearing.

Janemount on Etsy has a beautiful collection of bookish pins too (including a seven Harry Potter ones!).

When I was in Omaha to see Stephen King speak I finally found a store that sold Frostbeard candles. I’ve been curious if they smell as good as it sounds like they do, and the answer is in the affirmative. They are divine and there are so many unique scents to choose from. This is one of my favorites!

I’ve seen the picture of stair treads painted with books spines floating around Pinterest for ages now. We all have, it’s a popular one. It’s one of those DIY’s I’ve always wanted to try out, but the amount of time it would take to piece it all together always forces that project to the back burner. Horse Feather Decals on Etsy has solved that problem though. This is such a unique gift idea!

The Ohlala sells these dreamy literary scarves! I’ll take one of each, please!

Heath and Harebell knows the way to every book-lover’s heart; literary chocolate for the win!



Window Shopping : Vol. 1- Holiday Edition

Mr. T and I don’t usually buy each other Christmas gifts because Winter is our quiet season which means  – travel!  Plus, we’re desperately trying to get rid of ‘stuff’. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t create a little wish list of the things I would hope for if presents were our ‘thing’.


I would love to add a pair of ear weights to my collection.  I love these ones!


via : wotwjewelry

Morning coffee is already the best part of the day, but I think it really couldn’t get any better if my hands were wrapped around one of these adorable mugs!

Tickled Teal Boutique

via : Tickled Teal Boutique

I have been drooling over this lamp for at least a year now. It reminds me of the lamps in the Boston Public Library. I’m going to start squirreling away my pennies so I can buy it for my office!


via : Long Made Co. 

At first, I just loved this tee because, well, cats. But then I read the description of the meaning behind the design and loved it so much more.

Seriously, read it.


via : Kin Ship Goods

As a rule, I don’t really ‘get’ most comedians/comics/cartoons. My brother stole all of my sense of humor at birth (iloveyoupoopypants!). However, I feel like Gemma Correll can do no wrong and that every single cartoon she draws was written about my life.  Specifically, this one.

…and now I’m buying myself a copy.


Via : Gemma Correll

What’s on your Christmas wish list this year?

Valentine’s Day Wish List

Mr. T. and I promised each other we would skip the Valentine’s Day gifts this year as we’re heading out on a little holiday here shortly.  We aren’t usually ‘big spenders’ on holidays, but instead spend our savings on groceries we turn into a yummy meal together.  So, in light of us foregoing gifts this year, I did some online ‘shopping’ instead!  Here are some things I would love to give or receive next Valentine’s day 🙂


I’m pretty sure this is one of the neatest hand-crafted things I have seen in a long time.  It is a fingerprint articulated by book spines.  Brilliant!

You can order them from Cheryl Sorg on Etsy here.


*Sigh* Maiden Voyage.  I can’t sing the praises of this shop loud enough!  Their clothing is so much fun.  Their shirts are comfortable, beautifully creative, and completely unique.  Their customer service is exception and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for something ‘different’ to add to their wardrobe!

This specific shirt definitely isn’t Valentine’s themed… unless your cat is your valentine, which is totally cool.

You can check out Maiden Voyage Clothing here.


So stinkin’ cute!  My heart would melt into a big steaming puddle if someone gave this to me!

You can find it in Med Beach Stone’s shop on Etsy here!


I told Mr. T. that if we were buying cards for each other this year, I would buy this one for him.

Page Fifty Five has countless witty cards in their Etsy shop here.


I LOVE this print and feel it’s necessary that it hang in my office.  I’m going to have to buy myself a gift, because I can’t pass up this beautiful print!

Pigeon Editions has a lot of fun ‘collection’ style prints on Etsy here!  Better yet, their prints are all buy 2 get 1 free!


I ordered some of these Harry Potter bookmarks for Christmas gifts.  I may, or may not have ordered a few for myself as well.

If you fell in love with them too, you can find them in Rappys Goodies shop on Etsy here.


At some point in time, I’m making this for Mr. T.  He will look at, shake his head, and likely question why he married me.  I’ll be proud of my work and insist he display it at work.  He’s a pretty awesome husband.

The pattern for this purrfect gift can be found in That’s Sew Ellie’s Etsy shop here.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Collections : Yes please!

I’m a collector.  I have a particularly soft spot for all things literature-related.  More specifically Poe related.  I love owning special, one-of-a-kind, items and I would love to add the following items to my collection of unique items!


Such a fun idea!

.via sweet tea apothecary – etsy.


Now if only I could convince my husband to play this game with me…

.via red star vintage – etsy.


The Shining is one of my favorites.

.via cushtea – etsy.


I need these.  Yes, need.

.via southern shoes – etsy.


My Penny Lane asked me to add this to the list.

.via jacqpot – etsy.


I would like to drink tea from this on Sundays.  It feels like a Sunday tea-drinking cup.

.via more than porcelain – etsy.


My current cell phone cover is starting to fall apart.  I would like to replace it with this one!

.via oh joy! photography – etsy.