Who knew a sticker-covered book would start me on this journey? I was digging through our flat files one afternoon when I came across a small booklet. The sight of it immediately brought a smile to my face. It was completely covered with stickers from fruit I had eaten. Opening the pages, I entered into a world I had forgotten. Tiny sketches of my life in Los Angeles filled the pages. At the time, I had been planning a trip to visit my family for Christmas. This tiny book chronicled my excitement as the day drew near. One thing I . . . Read More
Want to make your friend’s day? Make her a spa in a box care package! Here’s how . . . Can I tell you how excited I am to share this DIY spa kit with you today? I recently bought a stack of small boxes to use this year for gifting and immediately thought how fun it would be to use them to send a spa in a box through the mail. The idea for a survival kit isn’t new. Maybe you received a care package or two while you were away for college. Maybe you’ve even sent some through . . . Read More
At the beginning of the year, I began writing a book. Except, instead of writing said book the normal way, I jumped into this project with three blank sketchbooks and began illustrating and hand-writing it. Every day for months, I wrote four pages a day. I wrote until I had those three sketchbooks filled to the brim. And then I stopped. My initial thought had been I would scan all of those pages and add color spots to them as I had done for some of the pages in The Creative Retreat. The problem was, have you ever scanned hundreds . . . Read More
Wouldn’t it be amazing to be mentored by your hero? It might not be as difficult as you think. Here’s how to be mentored from the best in your industry. Years ago, I began noticing how leaders across niches and work spaces were talking more and more about mentoring. I wanted to be mentored too, but when I looked around, I wasn’t sure who to ask. Or what a mentoring relationship would look like. I imagined sitting in a cafe with a seasoned writer, talking about our creative careers, and hashing out what was holding me back. I imagined homework, . . . Read More
I love these journaling prompts for all occasions. I use them in my bullet journal, for art journaling projects, and to get rid of writer’s block! Don’t you hate it when you can’t think of anything to write? Maybe you’re new to journaling and feel intimidated by all the blank pages in your journal. Or maybe you’ve been writing a while, but need an extra spark. Sometimes when I go on my personal creative retreats, I bring along a prompt or two to get my creative juices flowing. Often the questions or words in the prompts are things I wouldn’t . . . Read More
Get inspired by 13 bullet journal layouts for students! LOVE these ideas!
How I wish the idea of a bullet journal had popped into my head when I was in school. I used and decorated the standbys that everyone bought at the store. Kind of boring. Knowing my lifelong adoration for stationery supplies, I can imagine I would have spent quality time writing out my notes and schedule in a blank book.
I love how creative these students are . . . Hope they inspire you!
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I received a complimentary copy of the book, Dot Journaling: A Practical Guide to review. All comments and opinions are my own. Are you a planner girl? A list writer? A journalista? I am all the above but when I saw the dot journal movement start up a couple of years ago, I kind of, um, rolled my eyes. I LOVE to create and make things so you would think that creating layouts for my planner would be super fun. But when I scrolled through the bullet journaling (also called dot journaling) images on Instagram and Pinterest, all I could . . . Read More
Learn how to make your home smell like fall using natural ingredients. No need to use chemicals to make your home smell delicious, warm, and inviting! There’s nothing quite like the smell of fall—cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and baking apples are among my favorite scents in the world. In the past, I would have stocked up on a bunch of candles and air fresheners during the fall to keep my home smelling cozy and delicious, but after learning that those options aren’t the best for you, I decided to go au natural and learn how to make my home smell like . . . Read More
If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve probably heard this before but it bears repeating: “Leaders are readers.” In this digital age, this pithy statement could be amended to “Leaders are listeners to podcasts and audiobooks” as well, but you get the point. In order to lead, you need to know where other people are coming from. It’s vital that you are aware of current trends in the marketplace. You need to be curious and consistently learning and stretching yourself. I love to read and am constantly adding to my “books to read” list, often as I’m reading other books! If I . . . Read More