Happy International Cat Day!
From me and my kitties to yours!
Hi guys! Happy Monday! As I have mentioned before I am a rep for Drawn to the Pages an etsy shop specializing in watercolored design. She started out with gorgeous watercolored bookmarks, but now she is also selling amazingly beautiful mugs, coasters, keychains, Game of Thrones inspired dragon eggs and we are expecting new surprise products in this months rep package! She has really branched out from just starting a few months ago!
I’m so excited to show you some of her newest products! First are the mugs, that I adore! This first one is a design thats a little tricky for photographing but I still love it! It says Book Nerd and curves around the side of the mug in a chevron pattern. I have this design in bookmark form, and mug form and still need to get it in coaster form. Love it! The second mug is the Hogwarts school crest done in watercolor. So beautiful! And it matches my deathly hallows bookmark!
Next are the keychains. I just have one right now but I’m eyeing a few more in her shop.
Then there are the coasters which might be my new obsession! I have an Expresso Patronum one, an Angelic Rune one and Hogwarts crest one and I’m eyeing the new Outlander ones she just posted to her shop!
And of course she still has her beautiful watercolored bookmarks!
Thats it for now! I should be getting my next rep package any day now and I can’t wait to share it with you! If you follow me on instagram you can see my unboxing videos and first look at the products! And don’t forget my code TAYLORTAKES15 saves you 15% off your order!
So waaaaaay back in September Husband and I took our first vacation as a married couple. And where did we go? THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY FREAKING POTTER OF COURSE!!
And it was, dare I say, MAGICAL. Sorry, I went there. But Siriusly , it was one of the best trips I have ever taken in my life. We spent 3 days at Universal Orlando and 96% of that time was either spent in Diagon Ally or Hogsmead! It was amazing. A trip every potter head should make! A few notable things:
This was such a fun trip! We are planning a return, hopefully next year, and it can’t come soon enough!!
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” ― J.K. Rowling,
So I have the privilege to be a representative for the Etsy shop Drawn to the Pages for the next few months. Drawn to the Pages offers some of the most beautiful bookmark designs out there!
For those of you who haven’t seen the reps for different shops/businesses ( they are a huge presence on instagram) basically a instagramer/blogger/insertsocialmediaplatformhere-er promote a shop’s products with creative pictures and a discount code and get product and/or a discount in exchange for the promotion. Simply enough.
I am so excited to be a rep and especially for Drawn to the Pages! I got my first rep package in earlier this month and I felt like I hit the jack pot! She included so many of my favorite designs, I couldn’t wait to start taking pictures. It’s been a pretty rainy May in Oklahoma this year so I have had to fight for sunlight to take my pictures, but I got quite a few done. If you follow me on instagram (taylortakesphotos = shameless advertising.. ) then you have seen some of these pictures show up in your feed. If not check out these awesome bookmarks she sent me!
If you are interested in Drawn to the Page‘s designs (and there are SOOO many more in her Etsy shop then what little I have here) you can save 15% off your purchase with the code TAYLORTAKES15. And if you purchase anything from her let me know, I’d love to see your pictures!
I am over halfway through my 2017 reading challenge on Goodreads! 51/100 new books. I’m 11 books ahead on my progress so that means I have plenty of time to reread some old favorites. I’m thinking maybe Six of Crows, or The Infernal Devices, or Mara Dyer or Throne of Glass series or catch up on my S Town and Dear Hank and John podcasts!
Goodreads has an awesome post on their blog about audio books. It got me thinking about how much I love them and the reasons why.
I didn’t start listening to audiobooks until about 4 years ago when I started my current 8-5 office job. I was staring at a computer screen editing photos for 8 hours a day 40 days a week in utter silence (my co-workers didn’t believe in talking apparently). I got sick of listening to music within 2 weeks. . . so I turned to podcasts but couldn’t find one I liked at the time. So I googled Free Audiobooks and listened to A Little Princess and then The Swiss Family Robinson. Then I visited my library and checked out The Bourne Identity on audio CD. While checking it out my librarian introduced me to Overdrive and the Oklahoma Virtual Library and the rest is history.
I love the Virtual Library because I can checkout and return books from anywhere at anytime, I still visit my library often but I love the convenience of it.
I could go on and on but I think you catch my drift.
Take a look at Goodreads’s blog post and goodreads users comments about aduiobooks!
Do you listen to Audiobooks? I would love to hear what you like about them!