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Wednesday, September 17, 2014


I have found that the best way to achieve unrealistic goals of productivity and creativity at the same time is to put in all on paper.  Carry a little journal or notebook with you everywhere; and when you come up with an amazing idea, pocket it the book for later. 

Throughout any given day, I think of several dozen things that I want to write, create, and do; but usually by midnight I just fall into my bed with all the wonderful ideas lost in the shuffle. By the time a new day starts I can't remember what inspirational little quote moved me so much the day before, what awe inspiring blog topic I wanted to write about, or which of the hundred pins I added to my Pinterest that I wanted to create. Some days it feels like a starting bell rings and I'm running with my coffee in hand just trying to keep up.

Truth be told, I love it. I don't always have time to photograph and scrap all the joyous moments of my life, but I have found little notes and lists help me work with the time I have. I have a nice purse sized book full of inspiration. Scribbled throughout the beautiful parchment papers are lists of blog topics, inspirational quotes, crafty ideas, hopes for the future, and so much more.  All decorated with  quirky sketches and quick doodles.

It's by far not organized enough to be a planner; not elaborate enough to be a handwritten journal; perhaps, it is a very basic art journal.  It carries some of my thoughts and my pretties.
And even though I am going to share pieces of my book here,  I love that overall it is a private piece of work. It's for my eyes and my heart. It doesn't have to be perfect. I don't have to spend hours trying to make my sketches appear the way they do in my head. I don't have to impress anyone. Simply put, it is my little pocket of inspiration. When I am ready to create a piece of art, it will be there waiting to guide me.

Embossed Leather-bound Inspirational Journal

Never give up on your dreams, you have the ability to make them your reality.



  1. Everything you´ve said here is so true, and goes for everyone.
    I absolutely LOVE your little book here, it´s gorgeous and looks really beautiful, and I love the idea behind it, as I too often is exactly the same. Get an idea just as you´ve gone to sleep and then I just can´t remember it in the morning, so I could think of something like this as well. Thanks sooo much for the great idea hun.

  2. Wonderful! Thank you for inspiring me today!

  3. I'm glad to see you are doing something. Since you started the link parties we haven't seen your creativity.
    Thank you for the idea.

  4. I'm the worst at having a notebook with me. I have an idea, and have no place to write it down. I've got to start doing it.

  5. Hello Anna! Loved your post! Very inspiring and encouraging. Thank you!