Why we should bring back Snail Mail:


I think snail mail is making a comeback (or at least I’m going to pretend it is). As slow living is coming back into style I think the joy of letters are as well. They take longer, a text message is much quicker, but a letter, has much more meaning and it’s effects last a lot longer.

I keep letters, in fact, I hoard them. I cherish them, why wouldn’t I? It’s like having a little piece of your friends life right in your hands. A memory on paper. Something that can screen shot your relationship.

Plus? Nothing is more thoughtful. Having a friend send you a thank you text is sweet, but having them send a thank you letter tells you that they’re not only thankful for you, but deem you worthy of their time.

Cute stationary never hurts. I find most of mine in the Target One Dollar bin, but if you want to get fancy, go explore etsy these are some of my favorites.

The Simplest Planner Fix:


At the end of last year I found myself using to do lists more than my planner, which wasn’t effective, because my daily stuff got checked off but I had to keep moving my “side errands” from list to list. So this year I wanted to do something a little different with my planner. Above you can see that there isn’t anything fancy going on with that week… but the highlighters? They’re coded. Purple for social. Blue for work/babysitting. Yellow for appointments. And those “side errands” I was discussing? Post it notes, as seen below.
IMG_2492One last upgrade I’ve made? Other than some fun stickers, which I’m going to stock up on as soon as possible. Washi tape for days on end. Below I’ve marked off my far in the future fall break. There’s no mistaking it.

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