May’s Picks: August 2015

A new month, and a new batch of favorites! I’m excited to have so many to share so quickly…

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Just got this candle from a fantastic person who saw me admiring it… love it! Even better? There’s a whole line of them inspired by authors. Also, this company has loads of fantastic candles. Here’s an Amazon link if you want to check out some of them.

New Kate Daniels book ! I am settling in to read it ASAP. You need to start this (dark, violent, most excellent) series from the beginning…

Speaking of wow, Tessa Dare (aka my fave historical romance author) has another great one coming later this month!  I got to read an advance copy and she doesn’t disappoint.

I know it’s early… but Ellen Hutson released a stamp that isn’t just elf… it has some Elf movie nods. You know my affinity for elfin culture! I will need this one.

Another crafty must: Tim Holtz Blueprint Sketch (I just blogged about it the other day – see post here)

Finally on the craft front: totally in love with (and impressed with) the Lora Bailora Etsy shop. She’s got lovely stamps and some really pretty washi tapes too!


Finally, this is what miss Rebecca is getting for her birthday. It’s pretty much the best thing ever (hellloooo gingerbread!) and she is going to flip. Definitely thinking this would make a good Christmas present for the right little lady as well!

What are your favorites right now?

3 thoughts on “May’s Picks: August 2015”

  1. Very cool stuff! Me? I’m loving the Simon August card kit. Also just finished another parenting book by my guru, Dr. Ken Goldberg. Really insightful perspective on raising teenagers. Other then that, looking forward to trying Blueprint Sketch, and seeing what the new color will be. Have a great weekend. Michelle t

  2. My current favorites: Just read an advanced reader’s copy of Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan karon, which I loved. Read a funny book called Texts from Jane Austen, which imagined works of literature as text messages. I had to check Wikipedia to remind me a bit of some things I hadn’t read in a long time and the conceit of the format flagged here and there, but it would make a fun gift for your favorite literary geek with a sense of humor. I picked up some papers and embellishments from Crate Paper that I’ve been loving to work with: I love the chipboard slide frames a lot. Almost all of their lines can be combined with their other lines, and since they’re vintagey rather than trendy, it feels like you could really use them for a long time.

  3. Great pics thanks May. I’ve just ordered/pre-ordered the books! And the candle is on my wish list! That play set is just adorable!
    As for something I”m loving, I just found out that Sizzix has made dies to go with Tim Holtz’s “bird crazy” stamps – and I’ve got it in my SSS basket now!

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