When someone's first line introducing yourself to the world is "I am a lover of books…" there's a good chance I'm a already their friend. Shawni Marie, however, is likable on her own merit, lover of books or not. Her blog is so candid and amiable, I found myself relating to her right away. Her blog is about her life, what she loves, and her crafts. She began blogging very much for the reason you began blogging- to express herself to the world. She found a community full of crafty women who share much more than a blog. She's built friendships along the way (including from me) but her writing is engaging, it's hard to not be swayed by her sweet nature.
She's also opening up her first easy shop- handmade bookmarks. I love her idea behind the shop, "For me, my favorite thing about the bookstore was finding the perfect book, and then a beautiful bookmark to accompany it. So I set out to create my own." She sent me one recently and I love mine.
She doesn't have her shop open yet, but I'll let you know when it opens up.
Instead of commenting here, go say hello to Shawni Marie. Have a great Monday ♥