• A LEATHER PENCIL CASE WITH STYLE AND SOUL

    When you Google “leather pencil case” you will find a lot of different styles.  Some cowboy-esque.  Some hoity-toity.  I think you’ll find this particular leather pencil case one that is beautiful, and modern, and on top of that- has a conscience. MODERN LEATHER PENCIL CASE I really love this pencil case.  First of all- Golly,

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  • HOW TO CHOOSE A GOOD BOOK

    It took me a long time to figure out how to choose a good book. I am an avid reader (for what my current life circumstances allow).  I consume fiction like popcorn, promising myself “just one more page” until I look up at an angry clock whose hour hand staunchly points to a heartbreakingly tiny

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  • BOOK DARTS: A REVIEW

    Its funny how a sliver of thin metal folded back on itself can change everything.  (Okay- dramatic.  Can change everything bookwise.  Still…) Book Darts have done it. Book Darts are page markers of archival quality, so no fear of damaging your book. They easily slip on and stay put until you pull it out later

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  • If you like Mad About the House, you’d also like…

    In my most recent Netflix binge, I’m in Season 4 of Friends.  Chandler is in love with Joey’s girlfriend, Ross’s girlfriend has gone bald, Monica is peed upon by Joey after a jellyfish sting, and Rachel Green is a personal shopper at Bloomingdales.  What a fun job- to be a personal shopper.  The whole thing

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  • ECO-FRIENDLY CHRISTMAS WRAPPING

    Ho, Ho, Hold it… If we are trying to reduce plastic and waste- does that mean our  eco-friendly Christmas wrapping will be just a mass of boring brown paper??  I suppose you have newspaper- but that is really only pretty if you are super artsy.  What are the rest of us talentless plebs to do? 

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  • WHY I CHOSE REAL LEATHER VS VEGAN LEATHER

    THE PROBLEM WITH REAL LEATHER In the shop I made a purposeful decision not to stock vegan leather accessories.  Prior to this decision I did a lot of research on real leather vs vegan leather, vacillating between the two.  I came to conclusion finally, and thought I’d share what has shaped my thinking as I

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  • HOW TO PROTECT LEATHER BAGS AND CASES

    This post shows you how to protect leather bags and cases you get from Scurry Home and Paper.  The bags you get from the shop eco-friendly- as such they are vegetable tanned and have no synthetic finish.  Do not get so excited about your new accessory that you run off using it without protecting it. 

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