{the story of a girl}

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Of Books

Thanks to Amazon's wonderful "gift-tracking" process, when I clicked on this item in on my wish list, it alerted me that the item had been purchased (by my mother for my Christmas gift). Lovely. Thanks, Amazon. Frustration aside, I adore the Paddywax Library collection. Edgar Allan Poe is my favorite scent...and isn't the packaging clever?

A year ago, Anthropologie introduced me to the Penguin Classics cloth bound collection. Slowly but surely I've been collecting these gems.
And once again they've suckered me in. The Penguin Classics for children. As if I could resist purchasing these for my future children. I simply do not have that much self-control. Maybe I should work on that in the new year.
But at least my as-of-yet-unborn children will be well-read.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


A MacBook case/cover that looks like an old book. Brilliant! Why didn't I think of that? Not sure I can part with the $90-$100 bucks, but a girl can dream.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Wizarding World of Harry Potter

It is no secret that the Manning family adores Harry Potter. In any movie that showed previews for the Deathly Hollows, there was clapping and glee (and tears when two members of the Manning family- mom & dad- went without the third- kid- to see part I). And despite the kid not getting an owl for her last birthday, as was desperately pleaded for, Harry Potter is still our favorite (after Lord of the Rings...actually, I think it might be a tie).

Given this information, I am going to strongly advocate that the Manning family spends Christmas 2011 in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. It looks amazing, truly. Now, if we can only drug my father enough to get him on an airplane, it might be a win.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

the stockings were hung

I have no idea who (whom?) Ashley, Barry and Ellie are, but I'm not above stealing their Christmas stockings for my own make-believe mantle.

Friday, December 10, 2010


It's cute and it smells good.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Draper's Cabinet

Dear Sundance Catalog,

Please, please stop making items that I simply must have (such as this Draper's Cabinet). And if you must continue to manufacture these items (and I understand the whole needing-to-make-a-profit bit) please price them within my budget.

Sincerely Yours,
Lindsy T

Thursday, December 02, 2010

The Wreath

I (along with every other hipster/yuppie/soccer mom) want to make this wreath for my front door.