Books and Bakes Book Tag

WELCOME BACK TO THE OPTIMISM BLOG. I HAVE RETURNED TO WORK. Also, I was able to pick up salted malted cookie dough ice cream from Salt & Straw and it is THE BEST. I now have the energy to talk about baked goods and books. I found this tag (created by Life is a Page… Continue reading Books and Bakes Book Tag

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The Twelve Days of Christmas Book Tag

Merry holiday! I'm in Spokane for a second family Christmas; right now I'm watching Hallmark Christmas movies with my brother's dogs and my sick dad. (My dad is doing yoga and calling the dogs "Chocky." I don't know why.) Emer has been doing tags nonSTOP this season (including this one) and I love her for… Continue reading The Twelve Days of Christmas Book Tag


Back-to-school Book Tag

I miss school. I'm a social baby who loves to learn. I'm flashing back to my senior high of school, which suuuucked. The start of school, though, was ALMOST ALWAYS great. My outfits K I L L E D  I T. To celebrate the start of school again, I'm doing the Back-to-school Back Tag as… Continue reading Back-to-school Book Tag


Birthday Book Tag

My birthday isn't until January. I've already begun planning. I want a Fudgey the Whale cake. And books. And gold-spotted turquoise wrapping paper, if possible. The day off would be nice. I found a great birthday tag (thanks, Coffee, Cocktails, and Books!) In honor of my unbirthday, I plan to celebrate.   Birthday Cake A… Continue reading Birthday Book Tag



Oh, Bookstagram. You are way too pretty. I will never achieve the standards you've set. Cait made a beautiful blog post that she attributes to the Cake-Flavored Books hashtag on Instagram. I hate photos, but I love cake, so here I am to participate! I will be using Cait's extra cake-related questions because I loved… Continue reading #CakeFlavoredBooks