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Thanks for checking out my blog. 🙂 You’re probably wondering what you’ll find here and whether it’s something you’ll be interested in so I put together this nifty little ‘blog cheatsheet’ to help you get started. Enjoy!


For years, I’ve both loved planners and struggled with them. They can be a beautiful tool—and I’m including stationary, inserts, notebooks, and journals in this category—but also overwhelming as you try to figure out the best way to use them. In my blog I share my love for these timeless, basic essentials as well as share all the tips, tricks, and time management techniques I’ve learned throughout the years.

Write it Down or Power it Up? –  Calendar Schedules

Write it Down or Power it Up? – To Do Lists

One Book July + Bullet Journal Experiment – Lessons Learned

My First Planner Obsession

The Great Debate – Vertical versus Horizontal Layouts

Planner Overload Series – Where do I begin?

Color Coding – Planner Friend or Foe?


Ah yes! Along with planners, notebooks, and beautiful stationary, you need a trusty and sometimes equally elegant pen. 😉 There are many writing and painting tools I use as a ‘planner addict’ and art journal enthusiast but the one writing instrument that is near and dear to my heart is the fountain pen. It allows me to slow down and focus on the cathartic process of writing in the midst of the everyday hustle-and-bustle.

Ideas for Using Multiple Fountain Pens Before They Go Dry

Great Affordable Fountain Pen – Kaweco Sport

Great Affordable Fountain Pen – Pilot Metropolitan

My Everyday Fountain Pens

Gift List – Fountain Pen Inks

J.Herbin 1670 Emerald of Chivor Ink


Technology Gems

While I do have a preference for the tactile feel of ‘paper and pen’, I also have a huge appreciation and great respect for technology. I have worked as an IT Professional for the past two decades and witnessed a remarkable evolution from mainframes to smartphones that never ceases to amaze me. I am and will always be a ‘geek girl’ so in the context of this blog, I share some of my ‘technology gems’ for personal organization and productivity as well as those that are just whimsical and fun!

Tech Gems – VidPro XM-L Microphone

Tech Gems – iClever Bluetooth Keyboard

Tech Gems – Lexar JumpDrive

Tech Gems – Portable Battery Chargers

Planner Setups for New Year – Tech Bonus!

Gift List – Tech Gadgets


YouTube Videos

Some things are better explained in a video, so check out my most popular videos on YouTube below!





Hope this helps and thanks again for stopping by!

♥ LilD ♥