Snail mail. Happy mail. Mail art. I think of them as delightful keepsake pieces. Handwritten notes are so special now, since our society now thrives on quick, abbreviated responses. Social media has become a mainstream way to communicate and thus, seems to often render that communication lifeless and less meaningful. It can make the world… Continue reading Letter Writing
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
One of my goals for this year was to get a chance to explore some of the local islands of Washington State. My husband was keen on seeing whales, and since my mother-in-law was due to visit, we thought we’d make a weekend of it. So we packed up our vintage Samsonite luggage, which we… Continue reading San Juan Weekend
A little update on stationery items I’m using up, so I can stay on track with my minimalism journey.
I dig the passport wallet setup. As soon as I got my hands on the camel passport edition for TN’s 10th anniversary, I set it up as such. I keep it streamlined, using a business card holder with the zip pouch to display important IDs, credit cards and coupons I wanted immediate access to.… Continue reading TN Passport Wallet Setup
When I shop, I do research, asking myself plenty of questions – is this going to benefit my life somehow? Will I end up donating this in a year? Is it worth the cost? After years of minimizing and Kon-Mari-ing, this is what happens in my brain. Then I soul-search – will this item feed… Continue reading Dr. Martens Satchel Review