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January ’17 Top 5

If 2017 and I were in a boxing match, the score would be Diana: 0 2017: 1. Round 1, aka January, started off very positive, I mean I trained hard! But then I got over confident, I still held my own after a couple of jabs but then came the almighty upper cut! So dramatic! In all seriousness, January was alright, I have no reason to complain! Plus look at the bright side, I have a Top 5 for you guys! It’s been awhile, right?

This month’s faves are all about the products I will be using to document 2017 (I will kick your ass ’17!).


1. A Beautiful Mess Gray 9×12 Messy Book Album


TA-DA! My new album for the year! I decided to go with a 9×12 album and I loved this gray album from A Beautiful Mess. The inside of the album is a bright yellow, giving the album a pop of color. Sorry guys, I tried to link up the album and it is no longer on the website. Fingers crossed that changes!

2. Kellie Stamps Digital Month Pocket Page Cards


I feel like Kellie has done all the hard work for me with these monthly PL inserts. When you purchase the cards you get them in 4×6 and 3×4 inserts in JPEG and PNG files. If you’re like me and like to make intro cards to your layouts, like the one above, this set is perfect and ready to use for the year.

3. NessaSelwyn Metallic Taupe Travelers Notebook Cover


Using a monthly calendar helps me keep up with my Project Life documenting. So to help me keep up with my calendar I bought this midori cover, I mean look at that metallic color! You must check out Nessa Selwyn’s Etsy shop, it was really hard to choose which one to get.

4. Lamy Al-Star Charged Green Fountain Pen


I loooooove my Lamy pen! I already had a black one so I knew my next one would be a fun color. I had the major heart eyes when I saw the charged green color. Beautiful color, reminded me of a pear.

5. Jamaica Makes Reporter Acrylic Album


This year I plan to keep up with a mini album also. I’m liking using minis because this is where I really get to play with photos and Photoshop. This is the reporter size, which to me seems like you have to use it vertically, but I plan on using it vertically and horizontally. Should make for an interesting album!

It looks like 2017 will be well documented with the help of these items. I pretty much have no excuse to fall behind this year! Let’s get ready for round 2!


Lyrical Download

Hey guys! I started working on a little side project but never got around to posting about it until now. I wanted to create a free download of pocket page inserts just for fun. This was a fun way for me to get creative and kind of challenge myself with something new. I really hope you guys like these downloads and I would love it if you share with me any projects you do incorporating any of these inserts!


A little tidbit about me is that I’m obsessed with music so of course I knew I wanted to do something that involved lyrics (see if you can guess the songs). I’m a sucker for stamps, inserts, or embellishments that have lyrics on them so this was a no-brainer for me.


Let me know what you guys think! Hope you enjoy! (Click the bottom 3 links to download the PDFs.)

Lyrical 1

Lyrical 2

Lyrical 3

Lyrical (Page 1)

Lyrical (Page 2)

Lyrical (Page 3)

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June’16 Top 5

Hello! I am finally sharing my Top 5 for June. For this month I decided to share some more of my favorite Instagram accounts. My December ’15 Faves post included 5 of my favorite accounts that were Pocket Page-related. This time I’m going to show you guys five other Instagram accounts that I love to follow and look to for inspiration when it comes to my Traveler’s Notebook. Just beware, if you don’t keep a Traveler’s Notebook, you’re going to want one after looking at these feeds!

June Top 5

1. Brooke

2. Jamie Waters

3. Theresa D

4. Tersh

5. Joy Chong

I love how the five of them have their own unique style, these ladies are just bad ass with these notebooks!

Well guys, thanks for checking out today’s short but sweet post and please feel free to share your favorite Instagram accounts with me!

Traveler's Notebook

Traveler’s Notebook Spread 1 & 2

Hi everyone! I’m so excited for today’s post, it is my first time showing off the inside of my Traveler’s Notebook!

I have three notebook refills, one kraft (refill #014), one monthly calendar (refill #017), and one grid (refill #002. I wasn’t sure where/how to start, I didn’t know how to make it my “style” (kinda still don’t) but I just wanted to start, somewhere. I did however, know I wanted to start doing a gratitude journal, again, and I hope to show one of those spreads soon but for now, I have two spreads using the grid refills.

I ended up deciding to use my grid refill as a random journal. I want to fill it with inspiring quotes and random memories/pictures. So of course, I wanted to add a Frida Kahlo quote, which you can see below. I printed a black and white photo of her and colored in her lips and shawl with highlighters. I doodled a little on it and practiced a little bit of lettering.

My family and I recently got back from a little vacation we took to Dallas, TX. We had such a blast and I really wanted to journal about a concert we went to. I printed a couple of pictures and I went online to find the concert set list and added those to this spread. I used Studio Calico’s Mia Alpha stamp set on here, along with my new Lamy pen (insert lovey-dovey eyed emoticon here, I LOVE my Lamy pen).


And there are my first two spreads!

I am loving my notebook, I’m always looking for random things to put in it plus I love the idea of jotting down certain memories that I know I’ll forget down the line.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my quick post, hope you guys enjoyed!

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July ’15 Top 5

Hi guys! Can you believe we’re in August already?! I hope you guys are enjoying better weather than I am. I heard the weather man say it was starting to cool off because we’re only reaching 99-100°F the next couple of days… <Insert eye roll, as I wipe the sweat coming out of my eyeballs, not tears, sweat.>

Other than that I’m ready for August! I get to cross something off my bucket list and see Incubus in concert! The best part is AJ will also get to enjoy the concert, he’s a big fan of the band and will be able to sing and rock on.

I hope you guys enjoy July’s Top 5:

July Top 5

1. Christine Herrin More Coffee Stamp SetJuly Fave 1

If you know me, you know I love coffee, it just makes my day, I actually look forward to waking up in the morning because I know I get to have coffee soon, the best part of waking up really is with Folgers in your cup! So of course… I had to have this stamp set. I knew of Christine Herrin when I ordered this shirt from Cotton Bureau that she had designed. After Instagram stalking her (she has an awesome feed), I found out she came out with this set AND is coming out with more stamp sets soon! This is perfect now that I’m doing Project Life and journaling, plus I just really love her font!

2. StazOn Midi Ink PadJuly Fave 2I have a couple of StazOn ink pads that I’ve had for awhile, which I use to stamp on pictures, but I never knew they came in this smaller size in this cute pad! I noticed these ink pads popping up on my Instagram feed and I thought they were special edition ink pads that weren’t available anymore but luckily you can pretty much buy them anywhere. I only have the Midnight Blue pad but I am definitely going to get the rest of the colors. Below is a picture I took of some wall art, I stamped the triangles with the StazOn. My husband went with me to this restaurant and saw me take the picture, when I showed him this picture, he didn’t realize it had been stamped on. Pretty good!

July Fave 2a

3. Studio Calico Labels Stamp Set by Hello ForeverJuly Fave 3

Ok, so I’m loving labels right now and this stamp set is awesome (it also comes with the matching die, which I have yet to order). You get 9 different tags, which you can stamp in any color, and you get a couple of icons. I think this is a must have if you are into journaling and/or Project Life.

4. Comic Home Refillable Felt Traveler’s Notebook

July Fave 4

It was only a month ago that I thought to myself “I will never get into journaling again. What is this Midori stuff? Why is this even a thing?” And here I am, obsessed with the “traveler’s notebook”, so attached to my “journal” that the only time we’re apart is when I’m in bed. Yeah, it’s gotten that bad.

The authentic Midori covers are leather and very beautiful but I happened to come across this green felt “fauxdori” and I fell in love. You can find this felt cover in 3 other colors, and surprise surprise I didn’t get the gray (I really want that one too though). I plan on blogging about my jounal once I really figure out my “style”, so keep a lookout for that!July Fave 4a

5. Autumn Leaves For The Record Stamp SetJuly Fave 5

I just happened to find this stamp set on Amazon when I was shopping online (for Midori stuff) and I thought it would be neat to have for my journal and also for Project Life and Scrapbook layouts. As you can see, these stamps fit perfectly on parcel tags, which are perfect as embellishments.July Fave 5a

So July ended up being more of a “documenting” month for me. I’ve been so attracted to anything that has to do with journals and any modern-day memory keeping and I think it shows with this month’s Top 5. I hope you guys enjoyed your July!

Items mentioned:

Link to Christine Herrin More Coffee Stamp Set:×4-stamps

Link to Studio Calico Labels Stamp Set by Hello Forever:

Link to Comic Home Refillable Felt Traveler’s Notebook: