I had heard about the Daily Greatness Journal: A Practical Guide for Consciously Creating Your Days for a while, but couldn’t justify the cost of $49.95. Last November I decided to look at it as an investment in self-development and I made the purchase. There is a lot of reading at the beginning of the…

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I love planners and every year I have more than I can possibly use, although I do try to use them all. I’ve decided to start reviewing them and sharing what I like, what works for me as well as what I’m not so fond of – plannerwise. This versatile day planner can be used…

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Dot Jurnaling book cover

When I first heard the term ‘dot journaling’, I wasn’t sure what that was. Then I was sent a free review copy of this book, Dot Journaling―A Practical Guide: How to Start and Keep the Planner, To-Do List, and Diary That’ll Actually Help You Get Your Life Together by Rachel Wilkerson Miller,  and the book…

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Christi S from Colorado is the winner of the Grace of Gratitude Journal by Deborah Perdue, with illustrations by Tara Thele. Congratulations, Christi!   Christine from New Shelves Distribution will mail your journal to you in the next week or so. Thanks to all who entered!

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I saw these awesome handmade journals at a local home show in Minneapolis a couple weeks ago. Don’t you love how they’re displayed in old and worn crates? Handmade by Nicole Aufderhar, these journals come in a variety of sizes and colors. One of my favorites is the use of an old photograph to create…

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I wasn’t looking for a 2013 planner when I wandered into Subtext Bookstore in St. Paul this week. But I just had to have this one that has, of all things, a place for “Correspondence” in its weekly pages. Even though it’s a weekly calendar, it has a monthly page for each month. Opposite the…

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Some journals are better than others. We each have our own demands, expectations or quirks about what we expect in our journals. A common requirement is that journals lie flat. Having writing paper that is smooth is another. That makes me pleased to introduce Ex Libris Anonymous Book Journals. These spiral bound journals lie flat…

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Letters & Journals is giving away one of these ring-bound journals filled with blank pages (and an occasional vellum page with a light design- see photo further down the page.) Just leave a comment and I will draw the winner next Sun., March 27, 2011. These journals were purchased at a hospital gift shop earlier…

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My niece, Mary, and I began this circle journal notebook in Nov. 2003. The book began with me posting current photos of us on the opening page and then I wrote her a note on the following page that began: Dear Mary, I hope you had a nice Halloween.   Mary, age 8, wrote back…

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I bought Journal Bliss by Violette on journaling a few years ago and love how she shows creative ways to fill your journal- doodles, collage, image transfer, backgrounds, etc. Very inspiring and creative! There are also some excerpts from the book on the Creativity Portal website,which has a lot of ideas to get your creative…

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