a holiday in hogsmeade brings to mind twinkly lights, friends, snow, and warm drinks to me - even if i don't yet have my @themeltinglibrary candle to fully imagine it ✨ #12daysoftml17
(i know i cant stop gushing about these glasses, but @eyebuydirect is seriously my new fave 😍)
I’m always looking for simple and beautiful ways of storing...well everything...but in this case Zora’s oversized legos! My new WoveWood basket from @sprout_kids is the perfect solution and a much cuter option than the giant plastic yellow bin they originally came in 🙌🏼
They’ve got really cool, modern products and just recently launched their #WoveWood Kickstarter. Head on over to the link in my profile to check em out!
As close as Christmas is (!!!), the New Year is almost here too, and that means it’s time to hit a big ol’ reset button on my skincare stash, and start getting serious about decluttering 💪🏽. Somehow my wash-off masks have taken the lead in skincare storage space, so I’m thinking I’m gonna have to cut down on the obscene amount of clay masks I’ve decided to hoard. Do you have one specific type of product that you have the most of? Surprisingly I don’t have a ton of cleansers, but my toners -now that’s a different story 🙈. (btw, def keeping everything in this photo 💕).
Apparently a #shoefie ... But also a #shelfie .... But more just a very particular shade of purple from a time long past ....and when it went particularly well with green. Yup. And because on the rare times I have worn the funniest things - it's been great. ....I pledge to try harder. #wearingthatsameoldshabbydress
If anyone happens to be late night shopping in Leeds tonight, pop in to @tallboysleeds in Thornton Arcade, @theplantroom are exhibiting their fabulous print series ....here’s one I picked up at the Hepworth market the other week by @robbaileystudio 🙂
I love the sight of a snowy landscape, but I'm glad I'm able to safely leave my house again.
Giveaway Time ✨ Day 3: I am partnering with @FreshWaveWorks to give away a gift basket full of happy, healthy, natural products to make your home/office/car odor free for the holidays! .
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Day 14 - contemporary. I've just spent a few hours organising the modern fiction section of our little library - clearly we need another bookshelf for the stack at the front! Most of these books actually belong to OH, who likes contemporary literature more than I do. My favourite modern authors are definitely Patrick Ness and J.K. Rowling. Which modern authors would you recommend? #ampersanddec17#bookstagram#shelfie#booklover#bookworm#toomanybooks
Oh Tannenbaum Oh Tannenbaum! This classic vintage ceramic tree was made by my Mimi in the 70’s (some of you may remember her from years past). My sister in law has her twin. This year she’s the only tree up for us since we’ll be gone a good 10 days around Christmas. But I think she’s sparkles just as bright, both with her tiny plastic colored lights and her memories.
Ooooo I am SO excited.
I’m a member of a lovely FB group that all love Emma Bridgewater and I signed up to take part in the EB Secret Santa this year. The idea is you get assigned a person, choose them an EB pressie and send it off to your recipient.
I sent mine off to my recipient last week and this morning I received my surprise from MY Secret Santa!
The note on the pressie is SO lovely and I cannot wait to open it on Christmas Day, I’m so freakin’ excited. Thank you to my lovely SS, Christmas has become even more exciting. ❤️❤️ #secretsanta
#HastyBookList This is both a book review and an announcement. Did you know that Chicago and Paris have been sister cities for over 20 years? So it seems appropriate to announce that I’m moving to St. Louis after Christmas in my book review of Last Christmas in Paris by @hazelgaynor and @msheatherwebb. For more info, visit: 🖥 https://www.hastybooklist.com/home/last-christmas-in-paris-book-review 📷 by @kathleenvirginiaphoto
“I am the light of the word. Anyone who follows me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
We remember this advent season, not only the birth of Jesus but the promise of His return. The promise that the glory shined on Israel, that shines on us, will soon shine on the world. Thankful for the cross and for grace upon grace.
Beautiful red Poinsettia from the Netherlands
Tall, dark, and handsome. Yes please 🙋🏼♀️ This beauty is making quite the gift this holiday for one lucky loved one. For the one corner in your house you never know what to do with - this is it.
“Even in the darkest and most cruel person, there is still a kernel of good. And within the most perfect champion, there is darkness. The question is, will one give in to the dark or the light? It's something we decide with every choice we make, every day that we exist. What might not be evil to you could be evil to someone else. Knowing this makes us powerful even without magic.”
~ Morgan Rhodes, Falling Kingdoms.
Today is a big deal. I finally changed my profile name after a couple years of being am_king7, which was mainly chosen before I knew what theme my bookstagram would be
The new name is ~like_spidersilk~. I took it from a line in “The Thirteenth Tale” by Diane Setterfield. I’m just such a lover of words that I had to go with this unique phrase that speaks to my writer’s soul 💗
“There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.” 😊