#OTSPSecretSister| September/October Box

In case you aren’t aware of what #otspsecretsister is:
The Secret Sister project is essentially a cheer club. Think Secret Santa but all year round (in 6 month intervals) with less emphasis on big presents, and more thoughtful notes, cards, small somethings sent just to let your secret sister know that you are thinking about her!

This is my fourth round participating in the #otspsecretsister project. The first time I did the pen pal tier and really enjoyed it! There is nothing better than receiving mail! This round I am participating in the top tier. These are the past 2 month boxes! I was gone for awhile and my sister was nice enough to hold off sending the September one until I got back! These boxes were too perfect and had such amazing things in them that had me squealing with joy!

September – Halloween Theme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catacomb & The Asylum Novellas by Madeleine Roux – I have been wanting to finish this series forever and was so happy to receive this book. I have already finished it and the novellas and enjoyed them.

♣ Black Cat & Maleficent Magnetic Bookmarks

♣ Halloween List Pad

♣ Fizzy Fairy Bath Cafe- Pumpkin Spice Latte Bath Bomb (its so cool I dont even want to use it!)

♣ Cinnamon Pumpkin Muffin Candle- that smells absolutely amazing!

♣ Skeleton Lantern

♣ Halloween Themed Towels

♣ Halloween Themed Candy!

♣ Halloween Socks

October – Treat Yo Self 

The Tiger’s Daughter by K Arsenault Rivera- I have only heard great things about this and even though I have been avoiding fantasy books like the plague I have been really craving a good fantasy.

♣ Face Masks

♣ Shhh Eye Mask

♣ Bath Bomb

♣ Nail Polish

♣ My favorite kinds of Hot Cocoa!

♣ Pusheen Mermaid Mug – This thing is perfection! I am obsessed with Pusheen

♣ Dove Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Caramel

♣ Awesome socks!

Is anyone else participating in this round of #otspsecretsister ! 

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#OTSPSecretSister R9 | August Package

In case you aren’t aware of what #otspsecretsister is:
The Secret Sister project is essentially a cheer club. Think Secret Santa but all year round (in 6 month intervals) with less emphasis on big presents, and more thoughtful notes, cards, small somethings sent just to let your secret sister know that you are thinking about her!

This is my fourth round participating in the #otspsecretsister project. The first time I did the pen pal tier and really enjoyed it! There is nothing better than receiving mail! This round I am participating in the top tier. This project is everything. I have made so many friends and tons of pen pals. I love doing the shopping and putting together packages for my secret sister. This is the first package I received from the person who has me this round and I absolutely adore the office theme! My office is kind of bare and boring according to my coworkers so it was nice to add some fun and colorful office supplies! Also I absolutely adore the wrapping paper!

♣ Sour Patch Kids

♣ Colorful Pens

♣ Mini Dry Erase Board

♣ Rubberband Ball

♣ Metal Organization Bin & Pen Holder

♣ World Stress Ball & World Pen

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

♣ 7 Day a Week Task Pad

♣ Mermaid & Cat Notebook

♣ She Believe She Could So She Did Wooden Sign

♣ Cat Sticky Note Holder

♣ Rainbow Sticky Notes

The aftermath of opening my package. The cats favorite part.

I am excited for Septembers gifts and cant wait to share them and my journey with #otspsecretsister with all of you! 

#OTSPSecretSister R8 July Package

In case you aren’t aware of what #otspsecretsister is:
The Secret Sister project is essentially a cheer club. Think Secret Santa but all year round (in 6 month intervals) with less emphasis on big presents, and more thoughtful notes, cards, small somethings sent just to let your secret sister know that you are thinking about her!

This is my third round participating in the #otspsecretsister project. The first time I did the pen pal tier and really enjoyed it! There is nothing better than receiving mail! This round I am participating in the top tier. So far I am really enjoying it and love doing the shopping and putting together packages for my secret sister. This is the last package from round 8 and I absolutely adore everything I received from my awesome secret sister.

Blood of Wonderland by Colleen Oakes

♣ Wonderland Candle by Luna Love

♣ Alice in Wonderland Stop Watch Necklace

♣ Iracebeth (Queen of Hearts) Funko Pop

I am excited for the new round and I have lots of prepping to do for this round and cant wait to share them and my journey with #otspsecretsister with all of you! 

#OTSPSecretSister| February Package

In case you aren’t aware of what #otspsecretsister is:
The Secret Sister project is essentially a cheer club. Think Secret Santa but all year round (in 6 month intervals) with less emphasis on big presents, and more thoughtful notes, cards, small somethings sent just to let your secret sister know that you are thinking about her!

This is my third round participating in the #otspsecretsister project. The first time I did the pen pal tier and really enjoyed it! There is nothing better than receiving mail! This round I am participating in the top tier. New round, new sister!

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

♣ Cheshire Cat Funko Pop!

♣ Barnes & Noble Gift Card

♣ Teal Nail Polish

♣ Mini Reese’s

♣ Magnetic Bookmarks

♣ Pecan Pie Coffee

♣ Heart Snoopy Notepad

Is anyone else participating in the new round of #otspsecretsister ! 

Winter ’17-’18 Book Haul

It has been awhile since I have done a haul that wasn’t from something specific. These are some books I have gotten over the past few months.(Not including the ones I just got today)

Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong

Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong

Black Wolves by Kate Elliot

Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Altered Carbon by Richard K Morgan

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas

The Assassins Blade by Sarah J Maas

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb

The Glasswrights’ Apprentice by Mindy Klasky

Sabriel by Garth Nix

Some Girls Bite by Chole Neill

Twice Bitten by Chole Neill

Hard Bitten by Chole Neill

Biting Cold by Chole Neill

House Rules by Chole Neill

Have you read any of these books?

#OTSPSecretSister| January Package

In case you aren’t aware of what #otspsecretsister is:
The Secret Sister project is essentially a cheer club. Think Secret Santa but all year round (in 6 month intervals) with less emphasis on big presents, and more thoughtful notes, cards, small somethings sent just to let your secret sister know that you are thinking about her!

This is my second round participating in the #otspsecretsister project. The first time I did the pen pal tier and really enjoyed it! There is nothing better than receiving mail! This round I am participating in the top tier. Thanks so much to Juli for being an awesome sister for this past round!

West From Home by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Young Pioneer by Rose Wilder Lane

On The Way Home by Laura Ingalls Wilder

A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert

(We were chatting on twitter about Laura Ingalls Wilder and how I wanted to read books written by Rose. Growing up the Little House books were my favorite. I really hope to do a reread soon!)

Death Overdue by Allison Brook

♣ Homemade Scarf

♣ Cute Homemade Bookmark

Is anyone else participating in the new round of #otspsecretsister ! 

Library Sale | Book Haul

I finally made it to the library for the first time since I have moved here almost 6 months ago. There are like 6 different branches and I made sure to locate the one that has a library book sale the first Saturday of every month! I was a little overwhelmed because it is one of the bigger library book sales I have seen and they had so many titles to look through. There were also so many people there as well. I decided to pick up a lot of books in a series that I own some already of that way I can work on completing series! All of these books only cost me $15 and many are Hardcover in great condition, so it was a steal! I also picked up this awesome felt board that have been quite popular today at Target for $5!

The Cure For Dreaming by Cat Winters

Maid of Wonder by Jennifer McGowan

A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd

Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard

Finnikin Of The Rock by Melina Marchetta

Final Girls by Riley Sager

Fall of Giants by Ken Follet

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

Skandel by Lindsay Smith

Gabriel by Nikki Kelly

Raven’s Shadow by Patricia Briggs

Lover Reborn by J.R Ward

 

Have you gotten any books lately? Does your Library do a book sale? 

#OTSPSecretSister| December Package

In case you aren’t aware of what #otspsecretsister is:
The Secret Sister project is essentially a cheer club. Think Secret Santa but all year round (in 6 month intervals) with less emphasis on big presents, and more thoughtful notes, cards, small somethings sent just to let your secret sister know that you are thinking about her!

This is my second round participating in the #otspsecretsister project. The first time I did the pen pal tier and really enjoyed it! There is nothing better than receiving mail! This round I am participating in the top tier. Thanks so much to my secret sister for this wonderful holiday/winter package

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen- I am super intrigued with this book and especially because it is already slotted for a motion picture.I am in need of a good thriller.

♣ Aloe Infused Fuzzy Socks

♣ Sugar Cookie Chapstick

♣ “We’re All Mad Here” Alice In Wonderland Bookmark

♣ Alice in Wonderland Pouch

♣ Winter Themed Pot Holders and Hand Towel

Is anyone else participating in this round of #otspsecretsister ! 

8th Annual #TBTBSanta

 

This was my fourth year  participating  in Broke & Bookish Secret Santa! I had a total blast participating and I mean who doesn’t love giving and receiving presents! It was so much fun stalking the twitter feed following #TBTBSanta and seeing all the updates and sneak peeks of people presents. It is such a great thing for the book community and its crazy how many people participate. If you have never heard of this before I highly recommend you check out some of the blogs/twitter feed and make sure to keep your eyes open around this time next year! I cannot wait for my person to receive their gifts! I had so much fun shopping for her and really hope she enjoys everything I got her!

I was absolutely spoiled this year by Elisa @elisaintime! You should also check out her youtube videos! She did a beyond amazing job and I adored all of my gifts, the time she took on wrapping the presents and how spot on she was with the things I love! There were so many amazing books that I have been dying to read and a ton of goodies! Now on to all of the pictures!

 

The kittens were so interested in all of the pretty packages so I had to open the one that said kitties first!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I loved the detail that was put into the wrapping and the special notes that were included on the presents! I especially loved the burlap bag!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now for the unwrapped awesome gifts I received!  There is so many that it might be hard to see all of them but I didn’t want to take too many pictures!

The Books!

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

Stolen by Kelley Armstrong

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

The Magician King by Lev Grossman

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

A Court Of Wings And Ruin by Sarah J Maas

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas

The Goodies!

♥ Reese’s (including a big one!)

♥ Hot cocoa toppers

♥ Hot cocoa chocolate stir sticks

♥ Cat mug!

♥ Pumpkin Mocha candle ❤

♥ Kitty toys

♥ Halloween washi tape

♥ Apple Cider Donut Coffee!

♥ “We’re All Mad Here” Alice in Wonderland bookmark

♥ Bath Fizz

♥ Nail Polish

♥ Alice in wonderland compact mirror

 

Did anyone else participate in #tbtbsanta? How did it go? I would love to see other people gifts! 

#OTSPSecretSister| November Package

In case you aren’t aware of what #otspsecretsister is:
The Secret Sister project is essentially a cheer club. Think Secret Santa but all year round (in 6 month intervals) with less emphasis on big presents, and more thoughtful notes, cards, small somethings sent just to let your secret sister know that you are thinking about her!

This is my second round participating in the #otspsecretsister project. The first time I did the pen pal tier and really enjoyed it! There is nothing better than receiving mail! This round I am participating in the top tier. This is the third package I received and it was packed full of books! Thanks so much to my secret sister for this awesome “Adulting” themed package

Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph. D- I have never heard of this book before but I am so intrigued by it, I am all about strong, fierce and powerful women!

Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak- This is another new one to me, but it sounds like a fun Holiday family drama.

Adulthood Is A Myth by Sarah Anderson – This is an extremely relatable comic! I highly enjoyed it! The red on the cover is felty and its so great!

I Could Pee On This: And Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano – I am so glad I get to add this to my growing collection of cat related books!

♣ A #Snarky Adult Coloring Book- This coloring book is too perfect and I want each page framed and hung up on my wall!

♣ Chicken Poop Chapstick- This is just too funny.

♣ Chocolates!

♣ Box of Boogers- gummy candies!

♣ An envelope with by secret sister’s identity

Is anyone else participating in this round of #otspsecretsister !