CELESTE BRADLEY

Monday, May 23, 2016

Jane Austen Bookmarks

While I do have an e-reader and use it frequently, there is still a certain comfort that a physical book brings to the soul. The whisper of the pages, the smell that only gets better with age, and the weight one in my hands are all things I will never give up.

Show your books a little love with these awesome Jane Austen inspired printable bookmarks 

So tell me, what do you love about a physical book in your hands?


Monday, May 16, 2016

Weddings During the Regency Era: Did Brides Wear White?

For most of us, the word "wedding" conjures up images of a bride dressed all in white, bridesmaids numbering half a dozen or more, with a hundred or two of the happy couple's closest friends and family in attendance. Which, by the way, is why I think an open bar is mandatory. And the cake, let's not forget the typical towering mass of sugary goodness!

So, what kind of weddings were common during the Regency era? [read more]

Monday, May 9, 2016

Spring Has Sprung

Spring in New Mexico is a little different than in most parts of the country. A brisk 55mph breeze most days, tumbleweeds whipping across the highways, and the occasional horizontal rain shower are all signs of the new season. It seems London, on the other hand, has been enjoying sunshine and mild temperatures. In either case, it's spring and that is certainly welcome news!

Enjoy the lovely 1814 Spring Fashion excerpts from Ackerman's Repository [here]

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

"I Thee Wed" is Now Available

I'm so excited! Today is release day for Book 4 in The Worthington series, I Thee Wed. I hope you enjoy it!

Intelligent and driven, Orion Worthington aspired to be like his mentor, the acclaimed scientist Sir Geoffrey Blayne. Logically, Sir Geoffrey’s daughter would be Orion’s perfect match. So why can’t he keep his mind off the unruly girl who works in Sir Geoffrey’s lab? 
Orphaned fire-cracker Francesca Penrose hopes that London is modern enough to accept her brilliant mind despite her womanhood. But she can’t help noticing Orion’s mind...or his body.
So they decide to run an experiment: if they give in to their passions, their attraction will simply fizzle out, with no impact on their hearts...right? 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Mother's Day Printable #Tea Tags

Don't panic! But, Mother's Day is just around the corner! You knew that, right? May 8th is the date this year. You have plenty of time to whip up a crafty, heartfelt gift. I found these printable Mother's Day tea tags and think they are just perfect. A little loose leaf tea and thirty minutes of your time and you'll be all set. (You're welcome;-)

You can find the instructions at Lia Griffith's blog right here. (She has all kinds of crafty goodness on her site.)

Friday, April 15, 2016

How To Make #Regency Diadems

Greetings! Are you ready to follow me down the rabbit hole of shiny objects? It's not for the timid - these tiaras bite. I'll let you know now, they're vicious little creatures. My hands are cut, burned, and scratched from creating just a few of these, so if you don't have much experience working with or soldering metal, you may want to try a few smaller projects before you start in on this. That being said, here's a list of supplies you'll need to create your own Regency diadem: [continue reading]

Monday, April 11, 2016

23 Powerful Lessons We Learned from #JaneAusten

Remember the first time you cracked open a Jane Austen novel? Or watched one of the movies (or binged on a mini-series)? Chances are, you’ve read or seen something inspired by the classic author. Jane Austen published her first book Sense and Sensibility in 1811, and she became so popular, that by the publication of Emmain 1815, the Prince Regent requested she dedicate the novel to him.

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