8 Traveler’s Notebook Hacks to Save You Money

How To + DIY

One video, 8 awesome journal hacks. There is a ton of DIY and hacking gold in this video, but I was the most excited about the notebook dashboards with pockets. Of course that is the last DIY in the video, but I made a handy-dandy timestamp thinngie so you can quickly jump to the parts […]

April 14, 2019

Comparing 26 Popular Writing Papers Side by Side

Helpful + Technical, Paper

Here I go geeking out about the technical aspect of… well, anything. In this case, we’re talking PAPER! John from Fountain Pen Love did this rad fountain pen-friendly paper comparison between twenty-six different types of writing paper. Basically, he took a pile of familiar writing papers, and wrote the same thing, with the same ink, […]

April 12, 2019

Van Der Spek Journal Cover in Progress

Covers, Helpful + Technical

This week Janet, at This Bug’s Life shared photos of her custom, undyed, A5 Nomad being put together by the talented artists over at Van Der Spek. It’s a really neat peak into the amount of work (and leather!) that goes into one of these covers with built-in pockets. If you want spy what goes […]

April 11, 2019

5 Fresh Etsy Folder Inserts to Personalize Your Journal


Felt, kraft-tex, and paper, oh my! This is a little round up of some really beautiful Etsy folder inserts, whether you’re looking for something new or just surfing for inspiration. We’re going way beyond the standard brown card stock, to really personalize your journal system with these small businesses’ products. The folder insert picks. Turnbuckle […]

April 9, 2019