A few of my favorite things

Have you completed your holiday shopping? Or maybe you’re looking for something for yourself? Here are a few of my favorite things…



I’m a huge reader. To the tune of 100-200 books a year so it’s hard for me to name favorites. Here are a few I’ve read or want to read and thoroughly enjoyed.

The Maiden Lane series by Elizabeth Hoyt. Duke of Sin is the newest book. If you like regency romance, this is a fantastic series!

All of Susanna Kearsley’s books. Really enjoyed A Desperate Fortune.

Mary Kubica’s The Good Girl and Pretty Baby.

In a dark, dark wood by Ruth Ware. If you liked Girl on a Train, you’ll love this one.


Writing/Organization Supplies

I love this hot pink fountain pen. It makes me feel fancy.


Bright colored Post-it notes.

Paper clips in the shape of bunnies. Jet Pens has lots of other shapes.

And gel roller ball


pens in multiple colors. Great for keeping track of appointments, writing deadlines, to dos, etc.

And just about anything from JetPens. These pencil/pen animal holders are adorable. As is this super cute cat case. I use mine to hold pretty paper clips and my crochet stitch markers.

Cavallini file folders. They’re super sturdy and beautiful!


I know it’s old school with all the technology at our fingertips but…I love my Filofax. I use it to keep track of book deadlines and other stuff. Yes, I have appointments on my phone calendar but I like the paper 🙂 And I’m addicted to all the washi tape, stickers, and other embellishments you can find on Etsy.


Tea or coffee

gift cards

a mug with Jig the Pig!

and for big ticket items:


Kindle Voyage



hugs and here’s to a wonderful 2016!