A Personal Writing Corner

A personal writing corner

I take the idea of finding your own corner of writing space to the point…of a corner that is. It doesn’t take a ‘special spot’ to sit down and write. I’m a firm believer in writing whenever – wherever you can, but with that being said, finding your personal ‘sweet spot’ can certainly enhance the […]

Penpals and Writing Letters by the Number

Penpal, Penpals, Writing Letters

If you are lucky enough to find yourself in a Long Term Penpal Relationship with someone, then you already know how quickly the outgoing and incoming letters can accumulate. After many years of sending out letters into the world, I realized I wanted a tracking system. A personal record of my activities that I could […]

Writing Tools: A Pen Holder for your Moleskine

Moleskine Pen Holder, Journal Pen Holder, The Writing Life

When you do something A LOT, like writing in a journal or penning letters, you look for the things that not only enhance your experience, but also simplify your process. Ok, so a pen holder may seem like a small detail in the writing experience, but if you find yourself constantly searching for your favorite […]

Patron Notes: The Penpal Way…

Penpals, penpal, hand written letters, patrons of the pen

A Great Penpal will… Welcome your Thoughts Cherish your Words Accept your Truths Protect your Secrets Safeguard your Memories and in return… You will do the Same For Them

Writing Letters: Be Your Child’s Memory Keeper

Memory Keepers, Letter to Our Children, Saving Memories

A long time ago I realized that daily moments with my daughters… the little things like mini-milestones or special moments that brought joy to my day, were getting ‘lost’ in the day to day of life. The fact of the matter was this: Great moments turn into memories and if you don’t take the time to […]

Resolution: Daily Writing in the New Year

Write more often, write more, daily writing in 2014

Setting a resolution to write daily — or even weekly, or monthly — for the New Year is an achievable and beneficial personal goal to set . It doesn’t deprive you of food, it doesn’t require a membership anywhere, the cost is cheaper than a latte and it’s a fairly quiet agreement between you and […]

Writing a Personal Journal: Keep It Private


If I had a choice in the matter, I’d rig all of my journals to blind anyone who dared open them without permission by a light more blazing than the sun. I think one of the struggles everyone who journals on a personal level encounters is the possibility of someone, whether stranger or close, could […]

Writing a Personal Journal: Keep it Honest

Old book with feather and inkpot

When you sit down to write your next journal entry, picture this… In 10 years from now, your older self opens your current journal to revisit the past and reads about what it was like in their life during the summer of 2012. That older version of you will want to know what they were […]

Have a Card on hand for All Occasions

All Occasion Boxed Cards

I imagine we’ve all been there. An occasion calls for a card and we’ve waited until the last minute to buy one. During moments like that we can either: Be late to the party by making an emergency stop at the nearest superstore… Write a message on a plain note card or piece of paper… Show up […]

What to write in a Christmas Thank You


Christmas Thank You Cards are a perfect way to follow up with someone after Christmas for many reasons. You received a gift from someone Someone did something nice for you or your family You want to show appreciation to someone for any reason you feel good about Someone baked you holiday cookies…or even gave you […]