Thoughts & Favorites

{I love beautiful sentences with a touch of magic. Oh, and carbs.}

Favorite Instagram Feeds

There are a few Instagram feeds that I just want to live inside.

Like this one from Folded Pages Distillery:

It’s blah and winter outside, but inside it’s "Avonlea Afternoon” for me. This Anne inspired candle, sent to me from @anthologycandles, smells exactly like the description: Bright Raspberry Cordial, Almond Cookies and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. I’m not even lying when I say I have had this burning all day, every day, since it arrived to brighten up my winter blahs. (NOTE: this candle will be available again next week.) . It’s funny how a little thing like a raspberry smelling candle called “Avonlea Afternoon” makes me feel all the more closer and enamored with Anne Shirley. haha. Book Nerds—we function like that. What’s your favorite bookish inspired thing to keep around the house? So with that, I’ll leave you with a few of my favorite Anne quotes to brighten up your day. . 💖“I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't believe a rose WOULD be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage.” . 💖“Why must people kneel down to pray? If I really wanted to pray I’ll tell you what I'd do. I'd go out into a great big field all alone or in the deep, deep woods and I'd look up into the sky—up—up—up—into that lovely blue sky that looks as if there was no end to its blueness. And then I'd just feel a prayer.” . 💖“There's such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I'm such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn't be half so interesting.” . 💖“It is ever so much easier to be good if your clothes are fashionable.” . 💖“I'm not a bit changed--not really. I'm only just pruned down and branched out. The real ME--back here--is just the same.”

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Or this Book's Calling feed, where a man finds places to read EVERYWHERE. After scrolling through his feed, it's my new life goal to read in the middle of a fountain. 

And my all-time favorite is Paris in Four Months, because:

And for inspiration, Dylan O'Donnell's stars:

These are just a few of my favorites. But I'm always on the lookout for more!

P.S. If you're on Instagram, let's be friends! You can find me at @ebmwrites