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} Boarding School




Like to doodle? Well, here’s Boarding School, a shop where you’ll find what you need.

Made from recycled or reclaimed wood, these sturdy books (also available as moleskine covers) are definitely an aesthetic statement, as well as a practical purchase! Have them size customized to your heart’s desires, too. :)

Plus, hellooooo perfect logo and branding.

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} Boumerie





Tonight I’ll be going to Boumerie‘s 2nd comic book launch! If you’ve ever clicked on some of my “Friend Links” in the sidebar, you know what Samantha does. If not, welcome to the world my friend! lol

Her comics, first published on the web a couple times a week, is set in a 4 squares format. Subjects flow from gamer jokes (video games stories that I don’t usually get, but that find a way to be funny either way.), to toilets (Samantha has a thing for bathroom stories. haha!), to hilarious stories including Pierre-Luc (her boyfriend, he’s very popular, ya know.), to everyday adventures (well, everyday for her, because I would freak out to have so many weird things happening all the time. lol!). As you’ll see, pretty much no subject if off limits!

If you’re in the Montreal area, come get your signed copy at the book launch tonight! If not, check out her stuff weekly, and buy her books!

Ah, and… I got featured twice (as below, I’m the one just laughing, cause that’s what I actually do best.). Immortalized forevah. :D

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Book Related

Book Mobile, by The Shop House.

Sorry for the slow posting these days! So much going on!! You’ll here about it when time’s up :)

I’m in love with book-related things these days, too! From hanging structures to photography, here are a few finds on the subject!

Hidden Art Print, by lifelovepaper.

Ginkgo Journal, by lmoss.

Pink and Japanese Bookshelf, by LittleFishFurniture.

Books and Bird Art Card, by twoguitars.

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More Indie Books

Issue 2, by Here & Noun.

I already made some posts on self-published books (here and here), but of course, there’s always more to discover! I’m throwing in a few zines too this time!

Now, I never read all of these yet, but I hope to get a chance to soon, because they all look very interesting!

Check them out! ;)

A Girl Named Charlie Lester, by Carissa Halston.

Sweet Charlotte’s Seventh Mistake, by Cori Crooks.

The Kitchen, by milkntea.

The Yellow Note, by April Ann Roy.

Signed copy of Knit Knit, by Sabrina Gschwandtner.

Worn Fashion Journal, by Worn.

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Ordinary Sparkling Eggs

Ordinary Sparkling Eggs Breakfast

Ok, so I’m not just showing you my breafast from yesterday just to show you my breafast from yesterday. lol

Sometimes I like to do “customer appreciation pictures” to leave with my feedback of purchases on Etsy. And since I love to photograph some of my food moments and put those in my Flickr Food Set, this one was a given!

So anyway, all this to talk to you about 2 fabulous new things I ordered and received in the mail recently.

First, the “Ordinary Sparkling Moments (reflections on success and contentment)” book from Christine Mason Miller, aka SwirlyGirl.

O.M.G. I loooooove this book!!!

It is SO inspirational, motivational, beautiful, meaningful, and relaxing. Yes, relaxing!! Everytime I read a few pages, I feel so much more relaxed and positive and inspired, like it’s a magic potion or something! lol! The illustrations and collages are also wonderful!! Everything just fits, like some puzzle pieces.

And me tell you one more thing: it’s not just for the ladies! My boyfriend read a few pages and liked the words very much, so this confirms me that’s it’s pretty much a book for everybody!

YOU. HAVE. TO. GET. IT!!

Hardcover $48, Softcover $28.

Second, I had these cute ramekins custom made for me by trpottery. I used to almost never eat eggs, and I don’t know why but recently I started eating a lot more and love them! So I wanted some little ramekins to cook some slowly in the oven where the little salt and peppah just kinda melts in it and it’s yummy!

(I also ordered something else related to eggs, I am waiting for it in the mail, you’ll have to wait to know! hehe)

Also check out Tara’s other shop called SmokyPendants with plenty of wonderful smoke-fired pendants. I just love smoke-fired pottery, it just has that je-ne-sais-quoi extra!

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The Boss of You

This book is for any woman who has already started or wants to start your own business. I haven’t read it yet, it was launched in April, but I surely will! It’s been having great reviews from women who read it!

The Boss of You is a book (look inside at Amazon!), but also a Website and a blog.

Perhaps you’d like to win a copy? If so, head over to the Trans-Canada Esty Team’s blog to participate and have a chance to win! You have until June 11th!

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Solid Portfolio

Canadian (Nova Scotia) duo Jai and Lauren Soloy, aka SleepingForest, create wonderful wood portfolios, albums and books in birch, walnut and elm. Each is unique and special and can be unscrewed to add/remove pages from the inside, therefore, it will last forever!

Treat yourself to impress clients, or surprise someone you really love!

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Books on my mind

I talked about it before, I’ve been wanting to make a Blurb book for a while now! Then I had the idea of making a handmade items/shops book, featuring artists from Etsy, which would be a place I could also go nuts on the design part of it! Turns out, after a little research, it already exists! Oh well… My goal is not really to go against a similar idea, so I guess I’ll have to find something else!

Talking about books, I’ve been quite book-interested lately!

First, a self-published fiction novel written by Katherine Lawrence (a Montrealer) called Falling. I purchased it yesterday and should be getting it in the mailbox in the next few days, if not tomorrow! Seems very intense (the book deals with the complete destruction an introverted photographer named Severen experiences when he’s left by his drug-addicted girlfriend. You can read the first chapter here.), and I can’t wait to start reading it soon when I’ll have a few minutes!

Then, a photographic and conceptual book named Lines and Shapes. This is volume one of what will apparently be a series and features conceptual photography and objects seen by various artists (Jennifer Causey, Lena Corwin, Karen Gelardi, Caitlin Mociun, Christopher Ryan, Maria Vettese). Seems like a perfect “I’m taking a break” book just to just relax a bit! At only $21 + affordable shipping, what a bargain!

Last but not least, the photobook D is for detail by Alison Brockbanks (aka Six and a half Stitches) seems very tempting right now! I adore macro photography, and Alison rocks at seeing the world through textures and shapes! So that’s on my list as well!

Happy reading/looking! :)

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Vintage Fabric Journals

I found out about these lovely “handmade-vintage-fabric-covered-recycled-paper-journals” by Mayday Studio today. My mouse-clicking hands are urging me to buy one, but my brain reminds me that I have 2 unused blank books already…

Ahhh conflict! lol

Plus, aren’t those little paper bands with logo so cute and perfect?

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Blurb it

Have you heard of Blurb yet? I think everyone should know about Blurb. And not only because I like to say “Blurb”. lol!

I have heard of Blurb a while ago now, and wanted to talk to you about it once I had my own “blurbish” project in mind. But since I have no clue yet, I figured everyone would be better off just knowing about Blurb right away.

First of all, because even talking about the product, I love love love their identity, logo and complete branding. The website is attention grabbing yet does not scream, the actual color scheme is perfect but still leaves place for new ones in the future. Everything is right at it’s place and the navigation goes by easily!

Now, the product. Ever dreamed of making you own professional looking cookbook, portfolio, photo book, poetry or wedding book? Well, it’s possible, even at affordable prices! Hardcover or softcover are available, starting at 20 pages. Download the free bookmaking software (PC & Mac), gather your info and you are ready to go! You even CAN order just one book if you’d like!

If you just like buying book, head down to the Bookstore! There you’ll find hundreds of books made from people like you and me who just had a dream! You can sample preview them before purchasing, which will confirm your move!

One book I am dying to buy is Etsy seller LushBella‘s Blurb book, I Spy. It just looks like the perfect coffee table book, and I love Kerry’s photography work!

So now, you know all the basics of Blurb. What do you think? Do you have a Blurb book? Do you want to make one? What’s your project?

I still have to find my idea, but I will, eventually…

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