Review/Giveaway: Graceful Diligence

I love books. I love the feeling of holding a book and turning the page. The new book smell. I know we should use more e-books to help the planet but I honestly prefer an actual book. I am tired of electronics. Every kid has some gadget in their hand pulling them further and further away from the real world….

But I also love the things that come with books. The adventure of being in whole new world, the learning of the new words and how they are used. Dreaming of what is going to happen next and being shocked when it is totally different.

But, there is something else that comes with books…Book Marks! Graceful-Diligence_008

Book marks come in so many different forms. I used to use an old scrap paper or an old bill. If I was lucky I would have a regular bookmark and it would last a few weeks before the fringe fell apart or I would totally lose it.

There are so many amazing style of bookmarks out there and let me tell you the ones you see above are some of my favorite. The details are amazing and they are me.  They fit me so perfectly and that is something I love!!


If you know me you know I am a huge Harry Potter fan! I just love it! I started reading Harry Potter when I was about 12/13 years old. I bought my first 2 Harry Potter books in a little mom and pop used book shop in Philadelphia off of Frankford ave… Sadly it isn’t there anymore! But these are my memories and memories that I am truly thankful to have. This is the day I fell in love with reading. This is why I am here talking to you all today!!

Reading is so important! I wish more parents would show this to their children. It’s not about being smart or learning. It’s just about being able to experience another life through words. It’s about being able to use our mind to form a picture based off of words. Learning is a plus! It’s just so important for us to read and to keep on reading!!

Anyways, These bookmarks are silhouettes and they are beautiful!  They are laminated so your bookmark is protected!! I mean look at it! Look at the details! I just love it!!

I know by looking at them they ‘look’ flimsy but let me tell you that they are not! They are a pretty nice thickness for a bookmark. Now, Yes, The book mark is bendable.. but durable!  I really love these things!!! =P


This is my The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Okay, Seriously… Look at the detail on this. It’s amazing! I know it’s backwards, lol. I realized this after I took the photos. HAHA. Anyhow… The detail is amazing,

The best part is there are many other options for bookmarks. Now, I know there are a bunch of you who are Doctor Who fans so let me tell you, She has the book marks for you!!! =D Be sure to check everything out!!!

Graceful Diligence is a cute little shop on Etsy. If you haven’t noticed… I LOVE etsy!!!
The wonderful owner of this amazing little shop is offering a giveaway! =D

One of you lucky fans will be able to win on of her amazing bookmarks!!

|| .. Graceful Diligence Etsy Shop .. ||

Starts — 10.30.13 Ends — 10.13.13 — WorldWide — 1 Bookmark of your Choice

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above in an exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions are 100% my own.

Amanda Kee


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    Brynn Arego

    October 30, 2013

    That is so cool, what amazing details they put into them! Coolest bookmark I’ve ever seen.

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    Autumn Eaton

    October 30, 2013

    Those are neat! Hard to find a good bookmark that lasts

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    October 30, 2013

    So i love love love these….I was most interested in the Doctor Who ones …. I then saw the Starship Enterprise and was like But uhm ah…LOL Tho i still think if i won i’d have to pick the T.A.R.D.I.S…It’s an iconic shape and easily recognizable to any Whovian….These are amazing. I love books and read a lot…That is the focus of my own blog so this is really something i can get into. Awesome product!!!!!

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    Alyssa C

    October 30, 2013

    This is definitely the coolest bookmark ever!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    Just Jeanae

    October 30, 2013

    I love books…& I just might have “a thing” for bookmarks :)

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    tara pittman

    October 30, 2013

    Chicago, Illinois – Hand-cut Silhouette Bookmark, Chicago Skyline, Travel Bookmark

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    October 31, 2013

    I can’t pick just one! :D I love the whale, the Tardis, the Enterprise (spot the geek) and the LOTR one. Even if I don’t win I’d like to thank you for showing me this awesome shop! :)

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    Sadie B.

    October 31, 2013

    I love the Star Trek: Starship Enterprise – Hand-cut Silhouette Bookmark, Star Trek Bookmark, USS Enterprise, Original Series, Next Generation. It is just awesome!

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    Annie Mai

    November 1, 2013

    I think I’d get the jellyfish one! :D

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    Poppy And Pine

    November 1, 2013

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! I of course want the two you picked here. Hogwartssssssss! Gosh so awesome. BRB need more books.

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    Tatjana Hornof

    November 1, 2013

    Never thought one day I would be so in love with bookmarks. Seriously these are just stunning!

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    Stormy Gonzalez

    November 6, 2013

    Wow! How pretty!!! I looked through her shop & love so many of her bookmarks! She has a few great Doctor Who ones, but then she has Harry Potter, Boston, Liverpool AND Sherlock? She’s awesome. I think I’d have to choose the Boston one though. I miss my sister. <3

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    Alicia S.

    November 7, 2013

    What a cool giveaway! I love the details on them. I love the ship and the seahorse.

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    Amber Graham Hernandez

    November 7, 2013

    I would love to win the Lord of the Rings bookmark! They are all so neat!

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    Barb Stenby

    November 12, 2013

    Paris or London can’t decide I would love a LOTR or a Harry Potter