25 Bookish Stocking Stuffers

Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm – Yardley, PA

Looking for the quintessential holiday experience in Philly? Look no further than the Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm

It’s the best time of the year for spending time with loved ones. Recently, after my kid’s excellent parent-teacher conferences, my husband and I decided to reward them. We aren’t big on giving loads of gifts at this time of year so we opted for an experience instead. We planned a surprise visit to the Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm and we had so much fun, that I simply have to share the details so you can enjoy it too! Continue reading “Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm – Yardley, PA”

25 Bookish Stocking Stuffers

Last Minute Bookish Stocking Stuffers

25 Bookish stocking stuffers!

Finding the perfect little something for a dear friend or loved one can be hard. What to fill an adult’s stocking with? Or what to get for a book club pollyanna? What about a gift for that friend who shares your love of reading but has already read every book!! We rounded up the best unique bookish stocking stuffers for you to share with your fellow bookworms! From young to old, fantasy lover to classics hoarder, there is something for everyone on your list! Continue reading “Last Minute Bookish Stocking Stuffers”

25 Bookish Stocking Stuffers

Book and Game Pairings PLUS the Hottest New Reading Toy

30+ of the best games for all ages and books to pair with them! Perfect for the holidays and birthdays for the hard to shop for people in your life!

Reading and games go hand and hand.  Games bring hands-on learning and practical application to things learned in books.  For example, you may go over colors in Eric Carle books and a game will reinforce the concepts.  These pairings are great for holiday gifts and parties when you don’t know what to give a child.  Kids of all ages love games.

We think that these games and books are the perfect compliments to each other. The games are easy enough for little kids to play but fun enough that grown-ups won’t mind playing as well.  Sometimes games can get annoying for parents.  I cannot play another round of Hi Ho Cherry Oh or Chutes and Ladders. We have chosen games that will not drive you crazy when kids ask to play on repeat. We also included some book and game pairings for adults because Kirsten and I LOVE games. Continue reading “Book and Game Pairings PLUS the Hottest New Reading Toy”

25 Bookish Stocking Stuffers

An Enchanting Secret Garden Bedroom

Looking for an incredible nursery inspired by the secret garden? This secret garden bedroom is perfect for you!

When I think back to the most magical books of my childhood, I tend to think of classic children’s novels who have heroines with spirit and a dose of mischief who explore wondrous settings. Anne of Green Gables, The Little Princess, Pippi Longstocking, Heidi, and Matilda all rate high on my list of must-reads. Yet, Mary Lennox and the world she inhabits inside The Secret Garden has probably stayed with me the most as an adult.

I’m a dreamer and the very idea of having my own hidden oasis is too irresistible for my imagination to ignore. Luckily, I’m able to indulge my fantasies at places like Longwood Gardens, but I wanted to take it a step further and design a room based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s enchanting book, The Secret Garden.  Continue reading “An Enchanting Secret Garden Bedroom”

25 Bookish Stocking Stuffers

How Personality Typing Greatly Enhanced My Marriage

Learn how personality types affect every relationship you have. Knowing your own type will build higher self awareness and increase your understand of how you take in the world.

I’m coming up on my 9 year wedding anniversary and I can safely say two things. I love my husband now more than I did on the day we got married and our relationship is far more complicated than it used to be. Both of those statements are true and interconnected. Marriage in your 20s is like playing house; marriage in your 30s with 2 kids and a mortgage is real life. Tough decisions come up every day, tensions run high on lack of sleep and stress can bring out the worst in people. BUT, it is these moments of tension and stress that strengthen and grow a marriage. All you need are tools in place to help you succeed and work together. Enter personality typing and, more specifically, Anne Bogel’s new book Reading People. Continue reading “How Personality Typing Greatly Enhanced My Marriage”