Weekly Reads and Finds

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The last two nights, we’ve had some crazy fog roll in, which creepily was kind of fun. I love a good dense wall of fog. It’s rather peaceful even if it does sort of feel like the beginning of a horror movie.

I don’t really do gift guides on here because often my gift choices are very niche, but I will share when I find some great things.

Like this cup and saucer set that I bought for Merle.

She thinks they are so clever and has wanted one for ages. I also love supporting smaller businesses, so this was a no-brainer.

If you love great mugs and teapots then this is a great shop as well. I got this teapot for Christmas a few years ago and it is so beautiful.

I also got a Mr. Tea Mug many years back, but mine is pink. I still have it.

Aside from that, I have my eye on some rings for my girls from here. I have a cat ring that I love and they have some favourite animals that they would love a ring in as well as noted by them on several occasions.

I also really love the bee ring but I’m not buying for me.

Weekly Reads and Some Videos:

What to do in a Crowd Crush – via Twitter. This is really good information since most people don’t know what to do in this situation, or don’t even think of it before entering a crowded area.

‘My dad, the claw hair clip inventor’

One Main Character: “Each day on twitter there is one main character. The goal is to never be it.”

I Went to a Concert Alone to Find My Pre-Mom Self

The First Female Crash Dummy Has Arrived. Well, it’s about fucking time, eh?

It’s the perfect time of year for Goblin Mode

Rare Emerald Discovered in 300-Year-Old Shipwreck Could Sell for $70,000

The First Horror Film, George Méliès’ The Haunted Castle (1896)

A 16th Century Comet Book

A Town That is Filled With Bookshops

Handy Mnemonics: The Five-Fingered Memory Machine

DIY Upholstered Frames

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Sara is the founder and creative behind livelovesara. She is always on the hunt for the perfect band tee, is a Levi's jeans lover, and puts together wardrobes in her spare time. She is also trying to learn french....albeit unsuccessfully.


  1. I really love the Mystery Science Theater quote “there wasn’t this much fog in the movie The Fog” but haven’t had a chance to use it so far this year.

    I got a pretty great deal on one of the video’s big presents. She really loves the LEGO Friends line, and loves science. One of the main characters is into science and had a space camp set come out this year, complete with space shuttle. Last week LEGO announced a reboot of the line with new characters, so the existing sets are going on sale to clear stick for the reboot in January. I’m top of that I had a large chunk of unused Amazon gift card money on my account left over from my birthday, so was able to get the set for 30% off and it was basically free for me because of the gift cards. And still had money left over too.

    • Lego presents are some of my favourite gifts. I love how they will reboot some sets because there were a few we missed out on when my kids were younger and we were broke. We were able to get some of them when they brought them back out a few years ago. And 30% is a fantastic deal.

      She’s going to love the cup and saucer. I’m not sure where she’s going to put it because I know she won’t want to drink out of it 😂 but I’m sure she’ll keep it on her oddities shelf or something.

      The fog is over now which I’m bummed about. I was kind of hoping it was going up be a regular thing.

  2. Oh, I meant to add this to my previous comment and forgot. The cup and saucer set remind me a bit of a plate set I have from Hot Chocolate Design. I think they mainly make shoes but also for some reason apparently melamine plates as well. It doesn’t really look exactly the same, it’s a bit more goth than the cup, but the vintage-y poison theme did make me think of the plate set.

  3. I can’t believe you have a link to a story in my local paper! (the Times Union) I thought I made a mistake! That’s so funny. I will have to plan a trek to this town!

    • That’s so funny! You should definitely visit because there is nothing better than a bookstore. To have so many in one area would be incredible.

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