Thursday, May 28, 2015

Guest Post: My Life as a Teacup

Hey, friends! I'm taking the week off (except for Wednesday) because I've been so busy, 
but I have an awesome line-up of guest posts for you this week!
Hello, hello! I’m Kristin, the lady behind the bookish blog and editing company My Life as a Teacup. Avid reader that I am, I’m known to carry around a book wherever I go, and whip it out at any and all times. You too? It’s a great little club we readers have going on, isn’t it? Though I’m physically able to read a book just about anywhere, that’s not to say I don’t have my preferences: a grey, rainy day, curled up inside amidst blankets and relaxing with a book in hand. And I’m sure you’re dreaming of your ideal cozy reading hideaway right now, too! Different as each person’s reading preferences may be, there are a few essentials that no good reading session should be without. If you find your bookish dream nook in need of some relaxing touches, you might find these rainy-day reading must-haves right up your alley!
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  • Bookmark | While a bookmark can be constructed out of just about anything (lottery tickets, napkins, paper scraps, the day’s mail…) it helps to have a designated bookmark in reach so that you don’t have to guess at where you left off. Why not make it a bookmark that represents something you love? For me, I’m all about my hometown of Pittsburgh, and GracefulDiligence’s hand-cut Pittsburgh skyline bookmark is just dreamy!
  • A beverage of your choice | Not everyone is a fan of warm beverages, but in my opinion there’s nothing better to curl up with than a hot mug of tea! Whatever your drink preference, have your favorite beverage within arm’s reach for a mid-chapter refresher. Adagio’s Steve Carlsberg blend of tea is the perfect balance of fruit and creamy vanilla for a dreary day.
  • A nerdy mug | You’ve got to have something equally awesome to to your awesome beverage in. Fill up a bookish mug (like this Jane Austen quote mug) for maximum enjoyment.
  • Page flags | Sometimes you want to come back to a certain moment, jot down a quote, or remember something to blog about later. If you’re against writing in your books, sticky page flags like these, or even from Target’s $1 bin make for great page markers. You’ll never have to hunt for “It’s levi-O-sa, not levio-SA” ever again!
  • A comfy spot | As enjoyable as reading is, after 20-minutes of doing the “I need to find a new body position dance” around your bed/chair/floor, it’s easy to want to give up and do something else. Enter my new favorite thing ever: the body pillow. A friend of mine dragged me to Target to get one for herself, and after two days of tempting pictures and immense jealousy, I went back and bought one for me. It is the Comfiest. Thing. I’ve. Ever. Known. Buh-bye, stiff shoulders!
  • A sweet smelling candle | No day of reading and relaxing would be complete without a wonderful aroma wafting through the room. My favorite all-around candle is Yankee Candle’s Vanilla Cupcake scent. It’s (literally!) sweet, but not overpowering; just the right amount of freshness and warmth to be perfect the whole year round.
What are your must-haves for curling up with a good book?

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23 comments:

  1. That vanilla cupcake candle sounds amazing! I'll definitely be stopping at Yankee Candle after BEA!

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  2. LittleMonsterx14May 28, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    That candle sounds like it smells amazing! My favorite place to read is outside on a summer day by the pool :)

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  3. ElleSees.blogspot.comMay 28, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    excellent reminder to light my candle! nice to meet you.

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  4. Now that I've started writing book reviews on my blog, page flags are so handy! I love being able to mark spots to come back to. And yes, tea is absolutely essential for a good reading session. :)

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  5. that big mug with a lot of coffee is a perfect partner for a book

    Kisses,

    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

    www.indianbeautydiary.com

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  6. I agree, I need rainy days, a cozy spot, and a hot beverage. I also quite enjoy a porch with a summer breeze and an icy beverage - beer or an iced coffee!

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  7. It's like being around an oven that's constantly pumping out warm chocolate chip cookies!

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  8. I forget about my candles far too often, myself! It's amazing what one little light can do to a room :)

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  9. They're perfect for book reviews!

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  10. Summer porch reading is a close second :)

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  11. Sadly I don't own this one in particular (but that may change soon!)

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  12. Summer reading outside is growing on me! Though, sometimes the pages reflect the sunlight too brightly to see, haha.

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  13. what a cute roundup - the mug is adorable!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  14. Yes, a cozy spot with a cold beverage is my favorite! I wish I had a hammock!

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  15. I should totally get page flags! Sometimes there are quotes that I want to remember and I don't like writing in my books!

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  16. I have that mug! One of my favorite lines of all time!

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  17. I must try that tea!!!

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