Things I Love | June Favorites

Here are some of my favorite things that I discovered, got or was just obsessed with in the month of June!

I had the chance to see Ke$ha perform with Macklemore in Kansas City this month and it just reiterated my love of her and her music. I purchased the Rainbow album on vinyl this month and have played it almost everyday since I got it!

I had the chance to go home for a week to visit my family and attend my little brothers wedding. One of my best friends made the trip up north for the wedding and knows how much I love Alice in Wonderland. She got this beautiful edition and I am obsessed!

These next two products I received in my June Ipsy Glam Bag. I was hesitant about the Pacifica Tomboy Vibe eyeshadow platte when I saw the preview online, but I absolutely adore it in person. I am still not sold on the green color, but the orange brown colors do wonders for my blue eyes! It is also 100% vegan and cruelty free so that is a win! The second product in a Pure Brazilian Leave In Conditioner. I have struggled to find a leave in conditioner that doesnt make my hair feel greasy/oily after its applied. My hair also gets extremely tangly. This conditioner is a spray so it goes on light and manages to keep my hair sleek and straight with little to no tangles.

 

 

 

 

What are some of your favorite things from the past month?

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Things I Love | May Favorites

Here are some of my favorite things that I discovered, got or was just obsessed with in the month of May!

I received this in my May Ipsy Glam Bag and absolutely love it! I have been wearing it almost everyday. It goes on so smoothly and blends so nicely. It has an orangey/bronze tint that will be awesome for a fun summer look!

I am always in search of healthy snack options because I am a big snacker. These chips were amazing! With 19 grams of protein, 4.5 grams of fat and 5 grams of carbs they cannot be beat! It definitely satisfies the snack craving. They have great flavor and and definitely do not fall into the bland tasting protein snack category.

I got this in my March #otspsecretsister package and used the majority of it this month and for sure need to purchase another one now that it is gone. I do not even know how to describe the taste but it smells as good as it tastes!

I adore candles and now that the weather is getting warmer I am not burning them as much, but this candle smells like a Watermelon Jolly Rancher! It is fresh and smells so summery!

 

What are some of your favorite things from the past month?

Dio Candle Co. Adorable Monthly | February Box

So in search of all things bookish for different people and gift boxes and stumbled upon this adorable candle shop on Etsy. In my gushing over their page I discovered their website! I love subscription boxes and saw that they did a monthly box that included 4 different candles that fit a theme. The price is really reasonable so I thought I would give it a try. I am now hooked and I am sure to become their biggest supporter.Check out their instagram @diocandleco ! 

February’s Theme: The Greatest Michaels of All Time 

*  My Michael

* #23

* World’s Best Boss

* King of Pop

They also do this really fun instagram challenge that is associated with each candle! If you complete all the challenges you could get a gift! I will update this as I take the pictures!

 

* My Michael Challenge*

*#23 Challenge*

* World’s Best Boss Challenge*

* King of Pop Challenge*

 

March’s Theme: Mall Madness

Use the code: DownTheBookHole for 10% off your purchase! 

diocandlecompany.com

Alice in Wonderland Collection

If you didn’t already know I am obsessed with Alice in Wonderland. I thought it was about time to share my collection. I hope at some point to take better pictures and I am sure I missed some of my Alice themed items. Like I know I forgot my mug, my water tumbler (its at work)  and my jewlery. I will be update pictures as my collection grows. 

Dio Candle Co. Adorable Monthly | January Box

So in search of all things bookish for different people and gift boxes and stumbled upon this adorable candle shop on Etsy. In my gushing over their page I discovered their website! I love subscription boxes and saw that they did a monthly box that included 4 different candles that fit a theme. The price is really reasonable so I thought I would give it a try. I am now hooked and I am sure to become their biggest supporter.Check out their instagram @diocandleco ! 

January’s Theme: Small Town Charm

*  Neighborhood Gossip

* Hardware Store

* Dive Bar

* La Casa Di Dio

They also do this really fun instagram challenge that is associated with each candle! If you complete all the challenges you could get a gift! I will update this as I take the pictures!

* Neighborhood Gossip Challenge*

* Dive Bar Challenge*

* Hardware Store Challenge*

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* La Casa Di Dio Challenge*

February’s Theme: The Greatest Michaels Of All Time

Order the February Box by Jan 27th! 

Use the code: DownTheBookHole for 10% off your purchase! 

diocandlecompany.com

Book Bullet Journal Planning | 2018

As we are about to begin the new year, I thought it would be fun to share some of the planning I have been doing for 2018. I have been working on developing my goals and challenges for books/reading for the 2018 year. This will develop a lot over the year and as the year progress I might add to this post or create another, but for now I am just going to share what I have so far. I have done quite a few different forms of bullet journalling in the past and get insanely jealous of those that are so good at their lettering and somehow make the mundane daily task of their lives look so cool on paper. I am hoping to get better at this but I do it because I enjoy keeping track of my book stats and goals throughout the year. It gives me another outlet to write things about books for myself other than just my blog. If you have any cool book bullet journal ideas or keep one of your own I would love to see it! Here are the pages I have been working on.

Do you use a book bullet journal or even just a book journal?

Dio Candle Co. Adorable Monthly | December Box

So in search of all things bookish for different people and gift boxes and stumbled upon this adorable candle shop on Etsy. In my gushing over their page I discovered their website! I love subscription boxes and saw that they did a monthly box that included 4 different candles that fit a theme. The price is really reasonable so I thought I would give it a try. I am now hooked and I am sure to become their biggest supporter.Check out their instagram @diocandleco ! 

December’s Theme: Winter Solstice 

*  Hot Cocoa

* Reading By The Fire

* Feyre’s Birthday

* I Smell Snow

They also do this really fun instagram challenge that is associated with each candle! If you complete all the challenges you could get a free candle! I will update this as I take the pictures!

* I Smell Snow Challenge*

* Hot Cocoa Challenge*

* Reading By The Fire Challenge*

* Feyre’s Birthday Challenge*

January’s Theme: Small Town Charm

Order the January Box by Dec 27th! 

Use the code: DownTheBookHole for 10% off your purchase! 

diocandlecompany.com

Books Best Friend |Candle Edition

I have decided to do a series on my blog dedicated to where to find those all amazing things that book lovers need in their life or things based on books that we love. I am always spending time lost on the internet searching for cute bookish things and I thought I would make it a little easier for others and share the cute things that I have found. My first post was dedicated to those things that I would not be able to read a book without. This post is another one for those amazing bookish themed objects that can be found all over my apartment and are always lit while I read! 

Dio Candle Company 

 This has become one of my new favorite shops! The candles are so cute and adorable. They have multiple different sizes and have more than just bookish themed candles. They have a whole Disney section that I cannot wait to get in my possession! They even have a monthly subscription candle box where you get four candles for only $25!

Adorable Size 1 oz- $4.50
Very Adorable Size 4oz- $11.50
Super Adorable Size 8oz- $20.00

NovellyYours

These candles are so perfect! I was gifted this set awhile ago and I adore them! These are so many different bookish options and there is a wide range of sizes and options. The colors are so vibrant and the titles to the candles are on point!

Prices range from $7.50- $19.50 +shipping

 

Flick the Wick 

Flick the Wick has a ton of options from bookish themed to holiday themed. Their packaging is so adorable! They have both 4oz and 8oz options as well as a monthly subscription box.
4oz – $8.00
8oz- $15.90
Monthly Subscription Box- $39.99 (included in Jan box:
・Three exclusive 2oz black tin candles
・One exclusive 4oz glass jar candle
・Book sleeve by @bookbubbie

4-5 exclusive bookish items)

From The Page 

From the Page has an adorable and simple look that makes it a must have candle! They have a wide range of book themed candles, ranging from 8oz to wax melts! They offer bulk prices and sample packs!

Wax Tarts $5.00
8oz Soy Candle $11.99
4- 2oz tins $12.00

The Bookish Flame 

The first thing that caught my eye about The Bookish Flame was these Hogwarts House blends. So many people identify as mixed houses and these are perfect! The have quite a few different book selections that they theme their candles around. There are wax melts and 4-9 oz candle options! Also a variety of different bundle options!

Wax Tart $5.00
4oz candles $7.00
9oz candles $14.00

Canterbury Road Co

They may be a little newer to the candle scene but they have a lot to offer! They have unique designs and offer some different themed candles I haven’t seen before. They are featuring some holiday candles and have such fun scents!

Wax Melts $5.00
4oz candles $8.50
8oz candles $ 17.00

There are many amazing shops that you can find adorable custom made book character/themed candles. All the ones I have listed have great options and make awesome products. I could keep going with this list, but if you would like to see another post in the future featuring more let me know! Let me know what some of your favorite shops for candles are! 

Books Best Friend | Reading Nook Edition


I have decided to do a series on my blog dedicated to where to find those all amazing things that book lovers need in their life or things based on books that we love. I am always spending time lost on the internet searching for cute bookish things and I thought I would make it a little easier for others and share the cute things that I have found. My first post was dedicated to those things that I would not be able to read a book without. This post is one I have been wanting to do for awhile and have been thinking about a lot because I am just about to move and get a new apartment. I was reached out to pair up with Arhouse to create a post about my ideal reading nook! 

Belle Style Shelves

Being an avid reader and book lover I have always been envious of Belle and that beautiful library she is presented. I am big on a modern antiqued look. There is such a classic and grandeur look about a huge bookcase with a rolling ladder. Arhouse has this beautiful version of this bookcase as well as a smaller more modern style.

Each one has a slightly different look and vibe, but in the end they fit that category of having an amazing bookcase with a ladder.

Athens Modular Library– $3,770.00
Colton 34″ Library – $1,449.00

   

 

♣ Cozy Seating 

 

Comfy big chairs or couches are a must for a reading nook. I need somewhere to curl up with my awesome read.

Clementina Arm Chair – $298.99

 

 

 

 

Newark Rattan Papasan Chair– $155.99

 

{below}: Zack Mid-Century Fabric Loveseat – $354.99

 

 

 

♣Built Ins 

I have always wanted big bay windows with the little book nook with shelves and sitting built in. 

 

What are some of your must haves for a reading nook?

 

Books Best Friend | Bookmarks Edition


I have decided to do a series on my blog dedicated to where to find those all amazing things that book lovers need in their life or things based on books that we love. I am always spending time lost on the internet searching for cute bookish things and I thought I would make it a little easier for others and share the cute things that I have found. This first post is dedicated to those things that I would not be able to read a book without. I am not one for dog earring pages and although I so many times use whatever is available to me, cute bookmarks always making reading books that much better! (Also sorry ahead of time most of them shown are Alice in Wonderland, but I mean what did you expect from me.)

♥ ribonitachocolat on Etsy 

 ribonitachocolat has a few cute little book characters and the rest of the bookmarks are just absolutely adorable little creatures and characters. There bookmarks are custom made and their prices are reasonable, but they are based out of Portugal.

6 Piece Alice in Wonderland Characters- $16.70 +shipping
Single Bookmarks varying in size but on average 6″ – $2.25-$3.30 +shipping

 ReadandWonder on Etsy 

ReadandWonder has a wide variety of bookmarks based on bookish characters. They have both magnetic bookmarks of characters and quote bookmarks. Their bookmarks are custom made and hand drawn. Their prices are very reasonable as well as their shipping, they are based out of Australia.

Quote Bookmarks- $1.92 +shipping
Magnetic Bookmarks Singles up to Sets of 6-  $1.53- $9.20 +shipping

♥ TheWrigglingBookworm on Etsy 

TheWrigglingBookworm has super adorable designs of book characters plus just beautifully done designs of animals and flowers. They are digital prints so no need to pay shipping or wait for your order to arrive in the mail!

Set of 4 Bookmarks- $4.99

♥ Boookmarky on Etsy 

Boookmarky has a large variety of bookmarks based on a great selection of books. They have designs and quotes on them. Some bookmarks come with the option for a small amount more (like cents more) to add the mini bookmark or a charm. They are a little pricer.

Single Bookmark- $4.31+shipping

♥ BeyondthePages19 on Etsy 

BeyondthePages19 offers some more unique options then other stores I have found. They have characters from books that others do not make like Great Expectations and War and Peace. They also have some super cute hipster animals and these awesome Queens and the Wizard of OZ. They also offer quote bookmarks, some of my favorite ones being those quoting Gilmore Girls!

Magnetic Queen Set of 4- $7.67 + shipping
Magnetic Singles to Sets of 6- $2.30- $10.74 +shipping
Quote Bookmarks – $1.92 +shipping

 ♥ Target 

Target in my opinion has some awesome bookmark selection too and are even starting to get magnetic bookmarks. They have these awesome bookmarks that have a clock and you can record the time you are reading.

Mark My Time Bookmark- $8.99

NerdyGrlDesigns on Etsy

NerdyGrlDesigns characters are absolutely adorable. I love their use of pastels and they have a wide variety of options. They have both magnetic and regular bookmarks. I love their Disney designs (especially Moana) and their unicorns! They even have quote magnetic bookmarks which I haven’t seen anywhere else yet. They have very reasonable prices.

Alice in Wonderland Set of 6- $10.00 +shipping
Single to Set of 8 Magnetic Bookmarks- $3.25- $12.50 +shipping
Quote Bookmarks – $1.85 +shipping

There are many amazing shops that you can find adorable custom made book character bookmarks. All the ones I have listed have great options and make awesome products. I could keep going with this list, but if you would like to see another post in the future featuring more let me know! Let me know what some of your favorite shops for bookmarks are!