Victoria & Abdul: a Review

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October = Pumpkins!

Happy October, Friends! (Please scroll down for the film review if you want to skip this part). The start of a new month always feels so fresh and promising, doesn’t it? Over the weekend I wrapped up the month-long reading of Wives & Daughters with the loveliest group of readers on Instagram. It was such a pleasure to immerse myself in Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel again, savoring her portrayals of rural nineteenth century life in England. It’s a sweet novel and a most wonderful escape from the busy and complicated modern life. Read More »


Of Wood Watches & A Giveaway

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Good Evening, Friends, and Happy Thursday! I can’t believe it’s a) almost the weekend already! 2) not only that, but it’s also last week of September, and b) the approach of the holidays is getting real, ya’ll. I can’t really think about it because it’s overwhelming to realize that this year has been flying by faster than I wanted it too. Read More »

Midweek Fun: 8.16.17

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Hello Friends! Here it is halfway through the week, and I don’t know about you but I always feel sluggish on Wednesdays. To help us all get through today, I thought that I’d share some fun and interesting links. Before I do that, however, I would like to announce that I am doing another Elizabeth Gaskell readalong in September and I’d love to have you join in! Details are on my Instagram (click here to go the original post), or you can comment below to indicate if you are planning to join in.

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Of Wood Watches & a Bargain

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Hey guys! Two posts in one week? Whatever in the world?!! But I had to share an amazing deal with you… Remember my Fieldcrest Watch in Zebrawood & Maple that JORD Watches kindly sent me to review? A year later and I am happy to report that not only does it still look like new, but I get compliments on it all.the.time. It’s a little expensive (not undeservedly so, but budgets don’t always understand that), but for 24 hours, you can purchase it for less than $100 through Amazon during their big Prime Day sale! Click the link below if you’re interested:

JORD Wooden Wrist Watches for Men or Women – Fieldcrest Series / Wood Watch Band / Wood Bezel / Analog Quartz Movement – Includes Wood Watch Box (Maple & Champagne)


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