Here’s something fun! Every so often, I’ll be featuring some Things I Heart. Today those include packages in the mail and good bargains. Who doesn’t love those, right?
First up is a pretty fantastic necklace from Cupcakes & Mace. My lovely friend Melificent has been a fan of her jewelry for ages and I’ve kept an eye on the shop for quite some time. One night, I saw a necklace on there that I absolutely could not resist! It arrived on my door in the above little package (inside a mailer envelope, naturally)
Now technically their “Ag Super Nerdy Silver Mirror Necklace” is the chemical symbol for Silver. However, AG also happens to be my initials! Clearly, I could not pass that one up. The quality’s great too and she was one of the best-communicating Etsy sellers ever, so I’ll definitely be purchasing from her again.
The other fabulous thing I got in the mail was the first set of Stickygrams that I ordered! I’ve been kind of obsessed with the Instagram app for quite a while, so I was super excited when I found out that Stickygram prints the photos you’ve taken via Instagram on little magnets!
They arrive all in a sheet that you then separate into the little individual magnets! They’re a little smaller than I expected them to be, but I think that’s better for the fridge or wherever else you may be putting your Stickygrams anyway. I’m also happy with the print quality, their customer service was super helpful, and I definitely want to order some more!
So this last bit is really kind of a love/hate item on the list. I absolutely love a good deal (who doesn’t, right?) but it makes me insanely sad that Borders is about to blink out of existence. The first time I went in after I found out they were going out of business, I was barely able to choose anything because I was on the brink of tears the entire time I spent in the store. Yes, really.
However, the second time I went I was able to handle it a bit better – maybe because the discounts were deeper! I found three books that I’ve had my eye on for quite a while and my total was lower than the original price of one of them, so I was pretty happy with my purchase. If you’re looking for some deals, I’d head to Borders before it’s too late.
That’s right: my savings were more than my total! Fantastic. I went home with: The 20th Anniversary Edition of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, Music Listography: Your Life in Playlists, and Mad Men: The Illustrated World by Dyna Moe (yes, I do appreciate the irony of using the Amazon links for these).
If I had to choose a favorite independent publisher, it would be Chronicle Books: hands down. They publish so many fantastic, quirky things and they’re so hard to resist. They’ve been making these Listography books for a while. I already have the original Listography as well as Love Listography and I’d been wanting this one for a while, so I was very excited to get it at a discount.
I can’t even remember how long I’ve wanted this Mad Men book! The illustrations and entire presentation are so spot-on and the overall aesthetic is just my taste. Plus it’s been so long since we’ve had new Mad Men that this is the perfect thing to hold me over! I also spotted Sterling’s Gold and was tempted to pick that up as well, but held off. I may make one more trip over there before the final closing and I’ll have to check if it’s still there.