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Scary Movies 2020 : Child’s Play

Ok, I will be honest. I did NOT expect to be as terrified as I was of a low-tech doll from the 80s!! This was the first time I ever saw this movie, even though I had ,of course, heard all about Chucky from countless Pop Culture references. It was fun and entertaining and the […]

Life Can Be A Picnic – Slow Down!!

“To slow down is to be taken into the soul of things.” – Terry Tempest Williams. This new year, I resolve to take time off and go on more picnics!! But seriously, as I look back on the past few months, I realize what a blur they have been. As social a job as I […]

Easy Holiday Wreath: Bullet Journaling Inspo

After a six month hiatus, I decided to pick up bullet journaling again. Mainly because I’ve been working on producing an event/workshop based around the book, DOT JOURNALING, by Rachel Wilkerson Miller (The Experiment Publishing) for my job as Event Producer for a local bookstore. I love the book and Rachel’s very fun and easy-to-follow […]

Art Workshop : Watercolor Gift Tags

  For the Holiday Season, I wanted to give something fun and festive (and useful! ) to the community with a free demonstration on how to make watercolor gift tags. Here was how I set up the space at University Bookstore:     As you can see, I also organized a Gift Wrapping class ( […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Self Improvement Books

I’m on a constant journey to improve myself so I can’t ever walk past the Self Help section without taking a peek at all of the latest books! Here are some that caught my eye this year 1. SIDE HUSTLE – Chris Guillebeau We all dream of making a living while living our dream – […]

Notes From My “Holiday Books” Talk

I was part of a group of five booksellers who spoke at our Holiday Book Talk this evening at the bookstore. Since I’m currently doing a series on great literary gift ideas, I thought I would share my picks from tonight! 1. THE SECRET LIVES OF COLOR by Kassia St. Clair This beautifully-presented book tells […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Gorgeous Art Books of 2017

It was very difficult to narrow down my favorite art books of the year to just four picks. Really, really difficult! Books about art are my very real weakness and there have definitely been more than four that I bought and loved this year. However upon deep deliberation, these four stood out in their uniqueness […]