Posts by Jackie

Postage Stamps Coming in 2019

Walt Whitman

Here’s a sneak peek at the US postage stamps coming out this year. Some of the subjects include frogs, county fairs, winter berries, Woodstock, coral reefs, and my favorite, Walt Whitman. I can hardly wait for this one! Granted, it’s for 3 oz mailings, so I will have to up my game for oversized envelopes…

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Finding Old Journals

I found a forgotten box of old journals and notebooks that have been languishing unremembered and unused in the back of my closet. Some of these journals were still new (unused) and some had writing in them. I especially like the Decomposition Notebook, ‘Deep Stretch’ with the scuba divers stretching in an assortment of positions.…

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2019 Saint Belford Planner

picture of 2019 pink diary planner

Part of the charm and excitement of planning a new year is the process of selecting a new planner (or planners, as the case may be). This year I’m trying my first Saint Belford. This planner comes from Australia and I first heard about it on Chris Guillebeau’s Side Hustle podcast, episode 683. I ordered…

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The Great Christmas Card Experiment of 2018 (Part 2)

postcards with stamps

I loved this experiment and thought the cards turned out wonderfully! Between the holiday Washi tapes, the fun Christmas stamps and some decorative holiday stickers – they all worked together to make the postcards festive and personal. (In Part I of this blog series I showed how I created the cards.) I didn’t have a…

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The Great Christmas Card Experiment of 2018 (Part 1)

assorted Christmas postcards front and back

I love to send Christmas cards! I love searching for just the right card and then I buy enough to send to friends and family and others who I think would appreciate a holiday hello. I love to get the new postage stamps, although I also enjoy using stamps from years passed as well. But…

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November is NaNoWriMo

woman at desk with typewriter and stacks of paper

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) where participants commit to dedicating time to writing their novel (or memoir or any other type of book, from what I understand). The goal is to write 50,000 words between November 1-30. I’ve considered doing this and think it would be a fun challenge, as well as productive.…

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Planner Obsession

As a planner-aholic, I admit that I have a problem limiting myself to one planner. My daily planner for appointments and organization is the lovely Erin Condren planner. The rose gold coil is my favorite. Last year (2017) I had gotten the platinum coil. I must admit when I saw my first EC planner in…

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Lovely Cards for Mailing this Fall

greeting cards and postage stamps

I recently visited one of the Twin Cities’ Bibelot gift shops and, as always, I left with a handful of lovely greeting cards. Lucky me, I also found in my stamp stash, a partial sheet of Halloween pumpkin stamps. Who to send them to? I have three pen pals, friends who live in other states,…

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My New Planner for 2018-19

beatuy magic wonder planner

I discovered this lovely Beauty Magic Wonder Planner by Katie Daisy on Amazon. The illustrations are amazing and I absolutely love the artwork on the black background. The size is slightly smaller (5×7) than my current Erin Condren planner, and it doesn’t have the solid rose-gold coil binding that I love on my EC Planner.…

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How to Write a Letter

card, stamps, coffee

Many people like the idea of letter writing, but when the time comes to put pen to paper, they get a disconnect in their brain and can’t figure out where to begin. Naturally, there are all kinds of books on letter writing and there are all kinds of letters to write. To keep things simple,…

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