Tag: bookmarks

Dec 03

Mail Call!!!

Blogging, Giveaways 12

Hey Bookworms!

I know you’re SHOCKED to see me posting on a Wednesday. I am, too! Last year about this time, I offered to send REAL MAIL to any reader of my blog who wanted a holiday card and Words for Worms bookmark. I was thrilled by the response, so I thought I’d make the offer again.

Now. The bookmarks haven’t changed at all, BUT. I will put a weird sticker on each of them to make them slightly different than last year, and 100% unique. I mean, I have a lot of bizarre stickers. Robots, monkeys, blimps, you really have no idea what you’ll get. So. If you want mail (and who doesn’t?!) fill out the form. (I’ve never made a google form below, but I THINK I did it right!)

Happy Holidays, Y’all!


Nov 26

Pinterest and Peer Pressure

Art, Personal 20

Aloha, Bookworms!

Remember 2 weeks ago when I was suckered into joining the Glue Crew for some DIY/Pinteresty crafting? (That Joules is impossible to turn down, she’s too adorable… Then Kari and Chrissy got in on the action, and well? I caved.) If you recall, I decided to create a Christmas card garland. I always run out of space to display my Christmas cards and this project was super adorable. Speaking of Christmas cards, if you want a card and a bookmark from ME there’s still loads of time! Just email your address to wordsforworms@gmail.com and I’ll send one your way! Here was my Pinspiration:


I found this on Pinterest, but it seems to have originated at makeandtakes.com

I found this on Pinterest, but it seems to have originated at makeandtakes.com

I’ve been planning to do this project for ages, so I bought all my supplies half price at the after-Christmas sales last year. Now, the original instructions involved decoupage and paint… And, well… Ain’t nobody got time for that. Instead of that mess (which would CERTAINLY have ended up with things glued to my face) I bought 3/8 inch ribbon in a variety of patterns. It’s the exact width of a clothespin, yo! Also, buttons were more expensive than these cute little poinsettias I found, so I swapped them out. Then all I needed was to make friends with my ARCH NEMESIS, the hot glue gun. A little strip of ribbon, a little line of glue, a little bit of fighting with those God-awful strings that come with hot gluing, and VOILA!



An hour and a few minor burns later, I finished my masterpiece. Now, I am the proud owner of a Christmas card garland that I festively arrayed with place holder cards. (On the off chance you want to help me replace the fake cards with real ones, my address is PO Box 3078, Peoria, IL, 61612-3078. Totally unnecessary, but I’ve had inquiries.) Now behold the glory!

Fun, right?!

Fun, right?!

Yeah, I might have already started decorating for Christmas. Thanksgiving is so late this year! What do you think Bookworms? Is my early bird holiday spirit sacrilegious? And how proud are you that I glued nothing to my face?!

If you’re looking for more crafty goodness, check out what my Glue Crew compatriots came up with!

DIY bloggers headshots



Nov 12

Wait a Minute, Mr. Postman!

Personal 54

Howdy Bookworms!

We’re in the middle of our first snow of the season here in Central Illinois, and I’m feeling the beginnings of some holiday cheer. If you recall, I went to BlogHer this summer. Because BlogHer is a networking extravaganza, it was recommended that we bring business cards. I thought I’d be clever and order bookmarks instead. As it turns out, I’m not as outgoing in person as I am online (SHOCKER, right?) I have LOTS of leftover bookmarks. I want to share them with you!

This year I plan to send a Christmas card to any Bookworm who wants one. Cards will include a genuine Words for Worms bookmark, near-tangible cheer, and absolutely no demands for money. Seriously. Send your address to wordsforworms@gmail.com and I will send you a Christmas card and bookmark. Ho ho ho, y’all! Of course, I also realize that though Christmas is my holiday, it’s not everyone’s. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, you can still have a bookmark. I’m a greeting card ninja, I’ve got plenty of cards that have no holiday affiliation whatsoever. Just mention you’d rather not get a holiday card when you send your address, and I’ll hook you up. Tidings of comfort and joy- and MAIL THAT IS NOT A BILL! Wahoo!


Now, if you do the Christmas thing and you send cards far and wide, you probably get a bunch of cards in return. It’s a lovely feeling, all those smiling photos and pretty scenes, but I’ve run out of space to display them all. We go way ridiculously overboard at Christmas with the decking of the halls, and I hate the idea that so many of my cards have to get stuffed into my one inadequate card display… (Cue segue) You know my friend Joules, right? She blogs at Pocketful of Joules and she’s one of my favorite humans since ever. She’s also crafty… On a number of levels. When Joules asked me if I wanted to join her Pinterest project party, this happened:

Joules: Hey Katie, do you want to join my DIY Pinterest project blog party?

Me: You realize that me doing a DIY project will probably end in me hot gluing my face to something, right?

Joules: Well, you can just add glitter and be even more fabulous than usual.

Me: Damn. You have an answer for everything. Glitter mustaches for everyone!

Joules: And eyebrows. Glitter eyebrows would be hilarious! Especially with YOUR eyebrow! (Yes, Joules has met me in person, she knows all about my snarky eyebrow, first hand.)

Me: Snarky glitter eyebrows are where it’s at!

Joules: Remind me to photoshop that!

How am I supposed to say no to that?!?! I’m a sucker, and Joules is a craft pusher. (The cutest, sweetest craft pusher that has ever lived… Please don’t attack me with a can of spray paint!) Here’s the project I’ll be attempting not to glue to my face:

I found this on Pinterest, but it seems to have originated at makeandtakes.com

I found this on Pinterest, but it seems to have originated at makeandtakes.com

I’m going to be tweaking this slightly, but I think this idea is amazing. A ribbon garland on which to pin your Christmas cards? You can make the ribbon as long as you want, and you can just add more clothespins if you run out of space. This is so much better than my bulky metal thing-a-ma-bob! The only thing standing between me and this glorious piece of holiday perfection is a hot glue gun… And my face. Wish me luck, Bookworms!

Have any of you Bookworms ever actually attempted something you saw on Pinterest? Recipes, crafts, cleaning solutions? Anybody glue anything to their face? I’m really worried about this, you guys! Oh yeah, I don’t know why you’d want to, as I suck at Pinterest, but you can be my friend there if you like. Click HERE and we’ll pin things to digital boards together! 

The Glue Crew: Joules, Me, Kari, and Chrissy!

The Glue Crew: Joules, Me, Kari, and Chrissy!