Documenting the Amazing Journey of Pregnancy

The Perfect Keepsake Pregnancy Journal


As many of you know I love to journal and have been for years. Now that I am starting this amazing new journey into motherhood I wanted to find the perfect journal to document the next nine months.  This little book has been my bedside companion for the last eight months and it’s almost filled up. I love looking back through it already and I imagine years from now it will be an absolute treasure.

I hope this review will guide you towards finding the right journal to start documenting your pregnancy.


DIY Project: Restoring the Pottery Barn Kendall Crib



Finding the Perfect Paint Match for Pottery Barn’s Simply White Furniture

I have a love hate relationship with DIY projects. They seem so simple and such a great way to save money at first and then you actually start on one and it never goes as planned.

This project was no different but I am please to say I managed to figure it out and I want to share my adventure with you so maybe your next DIY project will go a little smoother.



Draw Every Day Draw Every Way Book Review

Draw everyday draw every way book art journalDraw Every Day Draw Every Way by Jennifer Orkin Lewis

An Excuse to draw more…

This afternoon the mail man dropped a long awaited parcel at my door. My pre-order of Draw Every Day, Draw Every Way (Guided Sketchbook): Sketch, Paint, and Doodle Through One Creative Year by Jennifer Orkin Lewins has finally arrived. I could not wait to open it up and share this beautiful book with all of you.


2017 Vertical Yearly Planner Insert for Traveler’s Notebooks

Vertical weekly layout traveler's notebookIntroducing a Vertical Weekly layout for the Traveler’s Notebook


I was just recently converted from the week + memo layout to the vertical hourly layout. I had to make one for a custom request but after I made it I wanted one for myself. I will definitely be switching for the upcoming 2017 year.

Here is a quick flip through this new insert and a look at the Bon Voyage design:)

Current Traveling Setup for my Traveler’s Notebook

Travel Setup for my Midori Traveler’s Notebook

How I use my Midori Traveler’s Notebook as a wallet and journal while we are on the road…Traveler's notebook art journal sketch


My love for the Traveler’s Notebook system grows with every day and I am always excited to share it with others. This trip I finally took a moment to capture my current travel setup, must have gear, and how I like to use my Midori when traveling. It really has become a daily part of my life and there is not a minute that goes by I don’t have my Midori by my side. READ MORE

Travel Diary: 2016 Anniversary Road Trip Day 1

Travel Diary: Anniversary Road Trip Day 1

Exploring and Camping along Hwy 50 and the Ely area in Northern Nevada

Sometimes, no matter how much you plan, things just don’t go the way you want. I guess that is what makes traveling a journey though.  It’s because of these moments that your forced to do things differently and as a result you meet new people, explore different places, and see new things that you would have otherwise missed. READ MORE

Mail Day: All about Washi Tape

Mail Day from Japan

japanese washi tape

It’s so exciting when you open your mailbox to find a package waiting for you! Especially, one that arrived earlier than expected and it’s covered in cute postage stamps from Japan.

I recently found a new shop on Etsy called CuteThingsFromJapan and loved her selection of crafting/Traveler’s Notebook goodies. She has everything from Chamil Gardens, Classiky, washi tapes, clips, stamps, and even Traveler’s Notebook accessories. If you can’t make it to Japan to drool over their stationary this is the next best way to find what you are looking for. Not only does she have a great selection of items but her customer service is wonderful and her packaging is top notch. READ MORE

Itoya: Unboxing the Traveler’s Notebook 10th Anniversary Mini Edition

Itoya: Traveler’s Notebook 10th Anniversary Mini Edition


traveler's Notebook

Today I am so excited to share with you the Traveler’s Notebook 10th Anniversary Mini Edition style= .  This little notebook has made quite the journey. Thanks to a very thoughtful friend that was traveling to Tokyo. He made a special detour into Itoya and went on a little shopping spree for me. The only thing is I didn’t give him a shopping list and he knows nothing about journaling, Traveler’s Notebooks, or anything of the like. He also doesn’t speak fluently so the language barrier was a little difficult to ask what some of  it was so he basically picked out stuff he thought looked cool. Imagine my surprise when I opened the bags to find the Traveler’s Notebook 10th Anniversary Edition!!!! I was over the moon thrilled, and completely surprised. He confessed he had no idea what it was when he bought it he just figured since everyone was hovered around them it must be good. READ MORE

Happy Etsy Customers

   Customer Traveler’s Notebook Reviews

Recently, I had some awesome customers take the time to review their Traveler’s Notebook inserts. KJaggers is even hosting a give away so if you check out her blog you can sign up for your chance to win. You will also find a coupon code I am offering right now TNLOVE2016 for 15% off your purchase of twenty dollars or more.  So after you watch their awesome flip through come on over to my Etsy shop and pick one out for your next summer adventure.

Here is KJaggers flip through featuring a personalized Southwest Insert —->


Life on the gold claim…

Life on the gold claim

It has been nearly two weeks of living in the desert and prospecting. We finally have camp set up for the most part and thought we would share a short video of how we live and work on the gold claim.