At the start of the year I decided to try Bullet Journaling. I’ve talked before about my love for my Day Designer and Kikki.K planners and I do love them. I do. But I’ve found that I needed a journal/time planner that is flexible and that’s what my BuJo provides (I’ll introduce you to my BuJo soon).
I keep my journal in a Midori Traveler’s Notebook and, at the moment, it’s perfect. While to day-to-day planning stuff is important it’s also important to fill it with the ephemera of life. One of my go-to ways of tracking memories and random stuff is via list making. Here are some of my favourite list making spreads. Got any of your own you can share?
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I’ve been following Marryl on Instagram for a while now. I think I first came across one of her gorgeous journal pages on Pinterest and I was hooked. I am so in awe of anyone who can create journal pages that have substance – you know, text and pretty pictures. I can do words no problem, it’s the pictures that I fail at.
If you are in need of some journal inspo follow Marryl.
One of my life goals is to cultivate a fantastic collection of books and house said fantastic collection of books in an equally fantastic library. I’m going really well in the accumulation of books part. So well in fact that my collection has spilled out of its bookcases to inhabit a large proportion of our wardrobe. The things we do for books, right?
I could look at pictures of libraries all day, seriously. If you’re the same, I hope that these pics satisfy your thirst.
Team Form AG
Gaia Repossi’s Paris apartment
As a magazine hoarder of epic proportions I can’t tell you how much this image delights me. Mark D. Sikes’ magazine library. Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic.
Home of Lee Mathews via The Design Files
Jeffrey Bilhuber design via Laurel Home
Want to see more pictures of libraries? Follow my Love Your Library board on Pinterest.
I am obsessed with gallery walls so it’s a no brainer that I totally adore this office. I’d be happy working here. What about you? (Photo taken by Shannon Moffit).
Got a lot on your mind? You need to write it down. A surefire way to improve productivity is by writing all the things you need to do down. It clears cognitive clutter so your brain is free to work on things that are really important. You can grab this printable bundle from Happy Mail Day.
I like to think that there are a lot of things that I can do well. I write well. I drive well. I can cook salmon well. But there is one thing that I can’t do and that is keep plants, especially indoor plants, alive. I’ve tried many times over the years and the end result was pure carnage. So when I came across these gorgeous paper plants that look real, but are unkillable, my heart exploded with joy!
They are the product of talented paper crafter Corrie Beth Hogg and you can find out how to make some of them by visiting The House that Lars Built.
[images sourced via Corrie Beth’s instagram account]
Who loves snail mail? Who loves super pretty snail mail? Yep, I do too. If you want to see more I suggest you follow along with Fab’s feed (@snailmaillove). So many cute ideas for happy mail. Want to write to me? I’ll totally write back. Details are over on the sidebar →
Snail mail rules. Snail mail rules even harder when gorgeous, creative envelopes are thrown into the mix. I’ve been trying to get a little more adventurous when it comes to the envelopes for my outgoing mail so I’ve been looking around for inspiration. Here are some of my faves.
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I finished reading a great book called Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer last week. It was actually a recommendation from a brilliant writer – Sarah Ayoub (follow her on Facebook too).
Thicker Than Water is a paranormal YA but the paranormal stuff develops in the last third of the book which I found really interesting. Usually the paranormal stuff is kind of in your face right from the get go. The first two thirds of the book were about getting to know the characters on a really personal level. I think developing this connection, particularly with the main male character Thomas is pretty important; you’ll understand why when you read the book.
Oh and the emergence of the paranormal stuff was so well done – it had me really questioning the feelings I’d developed for Thomas in particular. Was he a good guy or had he fooled us?
Thicker Than Water is an easy read and is perfect for when you want something quick but engaging. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
I am smitten by these cards from Felicity French. Her illustrations are all so magical and bright and full of happy thoughts and messages.
Not only is she a card and print designer extraordinaire, but she also illustrates children’s books and colouring-in books. How awesome!
Here are some of my favourite designs by Felicity. Be sure to visit her website to see more loveliness.
You can follow Felicity on Twitter and Facebook.