Thursday, December 5, 2013

Giveaway: $150 to - awesome fashion items!

Today I have the enormous pleasure of sharing with you this awesome giveaway sponsored by - an online fashion outlet with an AMAZING selection of fabulous clothes, bags, shoes and fashion accessories! is giving away $150 worth of products from their website to one lucky reader! 

Here are a few of my absolute favorites from their store: 

Honestly, their prices are amazing and I am seriously blown away by how much of this awesomeness $150 can get you!



All you need to do is go to and register as a user (it's FREE and EASY) and then you enter the rafflecopter with the name and email you registered under.

When the winner is picked, the $150 will be added to your account and you can order whatever you want - shipping is FREE WORLDWIDE!

There are some extra entries so go ahead and knock yourself out, I think it's totally worth it!! :D Good luck!

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Bookish Holiday Gift Guide + Kindle Fire HDX 7'' Giveaway (or $200 Cash)

Wondering what to get your Bookish friends for Christmas this year?! Well, wonder no more! We are here to help you out with out Bookish Holiday Gift Guide

Here are some awesomely Bookish ideas for you to consider! And when you're done shopping around and making sure all your Bookish friends are perfectly satisfied with their presents this year, make sure to scroll down and enter the mega awesome Kindle Fire HDX Giveaway (that can also me substituted for $200 Cash via PayPal!). How cool is that?! I know what you're thinking.. VERY COOL! :) 

Gift Ideas

1) How about some Bookish-inspired jewelry?? 

First we have a dictionary Pendant With the word READ ($24)
Second is Book Page Flower Ring ($29)
"There's No Mistaking a Real Book, It's Like Falling In Love" Pendant ($9)
Austen Novel Pendant ($16)
Alice and Cheshire Cat Earrings (£25.00)

2) Book Bags & Totes (you can never have too many of those, right?!)

I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie Tote (the one on the right side - $47)
I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie Tote (the one on the left - £12)
Kate Spade Great Gatsby Tote Bag ($15)

3) Book Mugs (cause book lovers love to curl up with a mug of hot choco or coffee while they read)

I Like Big Books Mug (Pink Typography - £20.95)
I Like Big Books Mug Black&White (£10.95)
Books! I Need More Books! (£18.95)
She Is Too Fond Of Books ($13.99)

4) T-Shirts (cause we all gotta wear something, eh? Even if we're just moping around with a book..)

I Read Past My Bedtime ($27.99)
Mr. Darcy Proposal Shirt ($24)

5) E-Reader Covers 

Now I could link up to the ones pictured on the banner here, but it wouldn't help anyone much, right? Every one has a different e-reader and there TONS of different e-reader sleeves and covers to choose from! I suggest you either look them up on Etsy or Pinterest - you are bound to find something wicked awesome! :)

6) Other Stuff

Clip-on Reading Lamp - again, tons to choose from! Just browse around! Amazon seems to have some really great deals on those, but you can also find them at any B&N, Chapters or your local bookstore!
Book Clock ($17.49)
Newspaper Heels (Sadly, the hot pink pair featured on the banner can only be bought on eBay these days, but if you're lucky you can score a good deal!)
I Like Big Books Phone Cover ($49.99)
Book Junkie Pillow ($28)
SO Many Books So Little Time watch ($9.25)
Jane Eyre Scarf ($42)
Sticky / Post-It Notes for marking quotes (Amazon has an amazing variety of those as well, and they're usually quite affordable - from $2.00 to about $6.00)

What do you guys think? Which of these gifts would you buy for your friends? Or maybe which of them would you like to get yourself??? Let me know in the comments! :)


Please note: This is a sponsored giveaway, I am not responsible for the prize fulfilment, or items lost or damaged in the mail. 

Giveaway is open to INTERNATIONAL entrants (if the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX can not be shipped to your country, you will receive $200 Cash via PayPal or Gift Card)

Ends: December 24th 

Enter via Rafflecopter below!

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Monday, December 2, 2013

The Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop & Giveaway: My Earliest Memory of Christmas

Hello lovelies! :)

Today I'm taking part in the Christmas Spectacular hosted by the lovely ladies at One Chocolate Box, Simple Moments Stick, The Spot Where The Lemon Rain Drops and Hello, Sweetie!

 The theme for day one of the hop is: My Earliest Memory of Christmas.

Now, I have plenty of Christmas-related childhood memories, as it was always such a magical and special time at our house. My grand-grandma would come spend Christmas with us, and she would bring chocolate and pineapple with her.. Now, I know what you're thinking... what's so special about a pineapple? Well, you should know that I grew up in a post-communist Poland, and getting a pineapple at that time (or any other kind of fruit, really) was a HUGE and borderline impossible thing. 

When my grand-grandma would bring that *holy* pineapple with her, we would put it up on the shelf in the living room about a week before Christmas, and it would stay there until the Christmas Day, when it would finally be consumed. Hahah, it sounds so silly when I think about it now, but it was really quite a special thing for all of us. Can you imagine? Waiting the entire year just to get a taste of that juicy (not-really!), magical (bah!) pineapple!? Now that I think about it.. I don't even like pineapples all that much! 

My mom, grandma & I. I think I was about 6 months old here :)

But the memory that is the most vivid in my memory is.. being chased by our ginormous Christmas Tree :) Yup, you got that right!

See, during Christmas time - after we'd decorate the Christmas Tree (and that would happen about a week before Christmas Day) - I would make it my mission to get up as early as possible to steal some candies from our beautiful Christmas Tree. I would sneak up to the tree and try to grab at least one chocolate piece... at least one candy cane... And yes, I felt like some sort of Christmas Tree Ninja! 

At least until my brilliantly sneaky (or so I thought) plan backfired on me :) That day, my mom decided to get up early, too, and she sneaked up on me trying to reach a chocolate piece that was hanging just out of my reach. I was stretching, trying hard to grab that piece of chocolate and just when I touched it, she entered the room, scaring the living soul out of me. That caused me to lose my balance and pull on the chocolate a bit too hard... Next thing I know the Christmas Tree is chasing me - threatening to fall right on top of me! I was fast enough to move out of the way of the poor, falling tree (barely!), but all the beautiful glass ornaments that my parents and grandparents were collecting for years got smashed to pieces. 

Now, when we think back to that day, we all laugh, but trust me when I say, at that time my family was not very happy with my 5-year-old-Ninja-self. If the presents for me haven't already been bought, wrapped and placed under the tree, I doubt I'd get anything from Santa that year! :)

On the left: Santa Party at my Elementary School (if you're thinking that Santa looks creepy, you're damn right!).
On the right: Me getting ready to play in the snow! 

Now, for the fun part...


What's your earliest memory of Christmas?!
Leave a comment sharing your Christmas memory with me, and enter to WIN a book of choice from Book Depository or $15 Paypal Cash - your choice!
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And be sure to check out the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop! It's so much fun!