Christmas decor

Thrifting for Christmas presents this year

I’ve resolved to thrift for Christmas gifts this year. After years of burning money on Black Friday impulse buys from online sales, I’ve decided that I want to pamper my loved ones with thoughtful, high-quality gifts this time around. I’m trying to make Thriftmas happen […]

Reading journal with arthur sticker on it

Setting up a reading journal

No, I don’t have a reading journal for school — I’m just a grown woman who really likes to document her literary escapades. At the end of last year, I channeled my inner geeky fourth grader and started keeping a reading log in a slim […]

Recycle Bookstore interior

Thrifting in San Jose and Livermore, CA

It’s been a minute since my last Bay Area thrifting trip — about a year, to be exact. Since I have fantastic thrift stores near me, I haven’t felt particularly inclined to make the drive up to the South Bay. Still, it’s always a fun […]

Sign that reads Great Valley Bookfest Today

Going on used book shopping adventures

Hands down, one of my favorite things about living in the Central Valley is the Great Valley Bookfest. I came across it while coming back home from a date a few years ago, and I’ve been making an active effort to attend every year! (Is […]