I’m having difficulty staying focused lately. While I have no problem making very detailed To-Do lists, I’m lacking the time management to actually tackle it. Maybe that’s one of the flaw with planners. We aspire to be, at least on paper, productive beings and I can easily fill a page with things I should get… Continue reading Finding Focus
I think that out of all the craft tools I possess, scissors are my number one favorite. Handy in so many ways; scissors are worth carrying around. While I keep a couple larger utilitarian pairs, I’m pickier with my mini scissors. I like to switch them out from time to time, coordinating it to the… Continue reading The Stationery Tool I Love Best
More and more places are producing them. Before I moved away from Milwaukee, I made it a fun project to collect as many as I could from all the local places I used to frequent. Restaurants, cafés, shops – in the last couple years I spent in my hometown, I collected them religiously. Not only… Continue reading Travel Stickers | Stationery Minimalism
“Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful.” — William Morris Minimalism is nothing new. Many cultures practice keeping only what was necessary. Throughout history, incomes dictated what you could buy and keep in your home. Then came the Victorians, the generation that defined collecting.… Continue reading The Struggles | Stationery Minimalism
I love visiting old sketchbooks, especially those that I carried around in college. I went to an arts college, so I was constantly in contact with other creatives and inspiration was everywhere. My sketchbooks were for drawing, class notes, project ideas, and creative writing. While I majored in interior design, I was exposed to all… Continue reading Old Sketchbooks
I finished yet another blank notebook – huzzah! – this time a Peanuts themed Moleskine. I’ve used Moleskine journals way back in high school, so journaling in one really brought me back to the basics of putting pen to paper. Only I decided to really go old school and try writing with my soft-leaded Blackwing… Continue reading Journaling in a Moleskine Notebook | What I Learned
A little update on stationery items I’m using up, so I can stay on track with my minimalism journey.
I’m more than halfway through the year of using my passport sized Midori Traveler’s Notebook and very much enjoying the setup. I love that the main weekly view insert goes for only half the year, so I’m not weighed down with carrying months of old information. My system works: I prefer a weekly view, with… Continue reading Passport Planner Update & Setup
I have to admit, I was quite surprised at how much I’ve come to love the camel Traveler’s Notebook. I pre-ordered the passport size not knowing if I would truly appreciate the colorr and wondered perhaps if I were getting caught up in the 10th anniversary hype. But because I so happily enjoyed using… Continue reading Camel Traveler’s Notebook Unboxing & Setup
We made it to Washington! The weeks leading up to the Road Trip were busier than we anticipated, as all moves have a tendency to be. With 30+ hours of driving and one car load of belongings, bunnies and gerbils, we made it safely to our destination. The scenery was beautiful, transitioning from flat farmland… Continue reading We Moved!